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Jun 23, 2013 14:21 |  #1

I was toying with the idea of a new camera. I do mostly street and vacation shooting and just getting into landscapes. Would it be worth getting a 6D for the full frame? is there enough differences to warrant the 6D vs 7D. Another option is to save up for a WHILE and go for the 5D3. Last option is to just take the money I have and buy some nice lenses. I just don't know if the full frame body would be worth upgrading instead of some nice L glass on a 7D.


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Jun 23, 2013 14:26 |  #2

If I were in your shoes, I'd invest in lenses first (probably a wider lens) and another good option would be the 5dc, it's a huge upgrade coming from your 20D and can be had very cheaply.


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Jun 23, 2013 14:26 |  #3

The 6D would pair up very well with your 24-105 L! I had a 7D, then a 5D II and now 6D, I love everything about the 6D and would recommend it highly. If you're lenses are doing what you need though, you might want to get the lenses that you need before upgrading bodies.


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Jun 23, 2013 14:33 |  #4

reprazent wrote in post #16057652 (external link)
If I were in your shoes, I'd invest in lenses first (probably a wider lens) and another good option would be the 5dc, it's a huge upgrade coming from your 20D and can be had very cheaply.

Sorry I did not update my equipment. I now also have the 7D and a 17-40L. I guess my big question is, Is full frame a worth while upgrade or just invest in glass.


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Jun 23, 2013 14:36 |  #5

I have a 6D and a 7D. For fast action, animals/birding, sports the 7D is the better of the 2. For landscapes, people/portraits or just all around photography where I don't need the reach the 6D is best IMHO. It's wonderful with the 24-105...




  
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Jun 23, 2013 14:58 |  #6

Maybe buy a 70-200 and go from there. Full frame is nice for candids and landscapes. Its also nice in low light. 7D is better at sports, wildlife, airshows. If you think your missing shots because of your camera body and not your glass then you decision would be an easy one. The 5dm3 is a great body but you could buy some nice glass with that cash.




  
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Jun 23, 2013 16:34 as a reply to  @ Kuma's post |  #7

I have both cameras. Since I bought the 6D I hardly ever use the 7D. I like the 6D's size. I like the fact that it is full frame. I love the way it takes pictures in low light.


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Jun 23, 2013 16:39 |  #8

You've got a 24-105L and a 17-40L. Those are two very good lenses. Get a 6D and add a fast prime like the 35 f/1.4L or the Sigma equivalent at a later date and I would imagine you'll be set.


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Jun 23, 2013 16:40 |  #9

The 6D would probably benefit you. Since you are not doing any fast action photography then the 6D would be just fine. It is a fairly small camera compared to the 5D3 and I think even the 7D.

For street photography your 24-105 on either 7D or 6D would be great. When doing landscapes and vacation photos the 6D would be nice since you would have a wider FOV with your lenses. If you ever find yourself shooting faster than 1/4000 of a second you may want to consider the 5D3 instead or even 5D2 since they go up to 1/8000.

Kuma, recommended getting a 70-200, but for what you do I don't think it would be very useful. It is an attention getter with street photography lol. I jumped to full frame and never looked back. I love it! I am sure you will to :)


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Jun 23, 2013 19:22 |  #10

reprazent wrote in post #16057652 (external link)
If I were in your shoes, I'd invest in lenses first (probably a wider lens) and another good option would be the 5dc, it's a huge upgrade coming from your 20D and can be had very cheaply.

This is pretty solid advice. There's something about the way the 5Dc renders images that just looks right, in the right lighting conditions I'd say the files from it look every bit as good as the 6D files, but once you go above ISO1600 the 6D steals the show.

It really depends on what you need from your cameras, but now that I shoot on FF (mostly, also have an EOS M) I can't imagine going back to a crop sensor as my primary camera. I will say that based on your lens list, I would try getting a fast "normal" prime before upgrading to anything else (28-35mm), just get one that's EF mount so that when you do upgrade to FF you can still use the lens and breathe new life into it ;)


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Jun 23, 2013 19:26 |  #11

It's not like he's got some clunkers, he's got pretty damn good lenses. Other than adding a fast prime, not sure what else he would need to get for street/family/landscap​e stuff.


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Jun 24, 2013 05:06 |  #12

Chadookydo wrote in post #16057669 (external link)
Sorry I did not update my equipment. I now also have the 7D and a 17-40L. I guess my big question is, Is full frame a worth while upgrade or just invest in glass.

doh! :p so scrap my advice getting a wider lens. but the 5Dc suggestion stands, if you want to try FF on the cheap you can't go wrong with it. Many 5D shooters own the 7D as a pair, and vice versa.

If you don't like it, you can resell without loss. But I predict you will love it.


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Jun 24, 2013 05:58 as a reply to  @ reprazent's post |  #13

I was looking at the 6D as a nice partner for my 7D. I don't have 3 gs to drop on the 5diii and I like the wi-fi and GPS option it has.


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Jun 24, 2013 07:25 |  #14

Chadookydo wrote in post #16057635 (external link)
24-105mm f/4L

if you find yourself shooting at 105mm, and you move to FF, you're gonna need a bigger lens.

you'll be going from effectively, 168mm to 105mm.

i'd say the 5DIII is overkill for your needs, although you've not mentioned what it is about your current set up that is limiting you.


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Jun 24, 2013 12:06 |  #15

Chadookydo wrote in post #16057635 (external link)
I was toying with the idea of a new camera. I do mostly street and vacation shooting and just getting into landscapes. Would it be worth getting a 6D for the full frame? is there enough differences to warrant the 6D vs 7D. Another option is to save up for a WHILE and go for the 5D3. Last option is to just take the money I have and buy some nice lenses. I just don't know if the full frame body would be worth upgrading instead of some nice L glass on a 7D.

How about a 5D classic? Or an even wider lens for the 7D, like the 10-22 or 11-16?

I had my Tokina 11-16 with me, but ended up shooting the 7D with the 24-70 one of the evenings at Disney and wished I had moved to the Tokina. :(

Some interesting threads, in case you are interested in what lenses were used:
https://photography-on-the.net …8&highlight=7d+​landscapes
https://photography-on-the.net …10&highlight=7d​+portraits

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