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Are you a T2i user planning to upgrade to 70D? I will!

 
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Jun 29, 2013 11:18 |  #16

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #16075547 (external link)
I see what you're saying Jocau, and different photographers have different needs from their camera. For me the 6D does everything I want it to and a bit more. I honestly think the images from my 6D look better not just from the shallower DOF, but because of how it shows lenses "weaknesses" (soft corners, vignettin), I feel shots from my 6D (especially when using vintage primes) just have a pop that I can't acheive with my M, I also spend much less time processing the RAW files from the 6D.

That said, my M is still a fantastic camera and produces truly great pictures, it definitely still has a place with me, I just wouldn't want to be limited by shooting exclusively on crop again.

Try putting a Zeiss lens on the EOS M using the adapter for EF lenses. The micro-contrast of Zeiss lenses will make your images "pop" more. ;)
Oh and a female friend of mine just texted me a few times which camera she had to buy (she also gave me a budget). For her, a CSC was the best option, so I recommended her the EOS M or any other CSC (like e.g. a NEX). She was eventually going for a NEX or the EOS M and half an hour later she texted me back to say she ordered the EOS M. The guy at the store told her the EOS M was a better choice than the NEX.

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Of course they will finally announce the 70D just a few days after I buy a used 50D. Haven't even had a chance to use it yet as I don't have any CF cards.

Well, if you had followed the rumors, you would have known it was coming. ;)


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Jun 29, 2013 11:35 |  #17

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Well, if you had followed the rumors, you would have known it was coming. ;)

Last I saw it was "July." I'm shooting a wedding on 7/26, so I wanted to have a couple weeks to get familiar with the camera. Only paid $450, and it has <3000 clicks on the shutter. I really wanted to buy a 6D, but $450 is more affordable than $2500.


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Jun 29, 2013 11:42 |  #18

jocau wrote in post #16075641 (external link)
Try putting a Zeiss lens on the EOS M using the adapter for EF lenses. The micro-contrast of Zeiss lenses will make your images "pop" more. ;)
Oh and a female friend of mine just texted me a few times which camera she had to buy (she also gave me a budget). For her, a CSC was the best option, so I recommended her the EOS M or any other CSC (like e.g. a NEX). She was eventually going for a NEX or the EOS M and half an hour later she texted me back to say she ordered the EOS M. The guy at the store told her the EOS M was a better choice than the NEX.

Well, if you had followed the rumors, you would have known it was coming. ;)

I know about Zeiss lenses pop, but you're only furthering my point ;)

For example, right now my favorite FL is 50mm, and when shooting FF I have oodles of options at that FL. My favorite lens right now is my Yashica ML 50/1.4 (which is very similar to the Zeiss version from what I've read), there isn't any option for $100 (which is what this lens cost me) available on my EOS M. The same can be said when you up the price into higher cost lenes.

Anyway, I'm about to upload a bunch of pics to my Flickr from my EOS M and Helios 44-4, so you can see that I still love crop sensors too, just FF a bit more ;)


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Jul 05, 2013 12:39 |  #19

I am here to say that I guess I am a liar. It wasn't on purpose however. :) I was fully convinced I was going to buy the 70D. And maybe I still will... but I found a crazy good deal on a 6D with the 24-105L lens plus printer that I could not pass up. :) It will be in my hands next week!

I have some reservations about losing the crop factor for my birding but given that I do not specialize in that area, I am eager to move to full frame for the first time!


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Jul 05, 2013 12:53 |  #20

I will be upgrading from a T2i. The 70d on paper is better in every way. Better af, huge leap there. New sensor claims a new bench mark with hi iso images. That would be enough to upgrade. Add the swivel. Touch screen, mfa, wifi, thumb wheel, wireless flash, fps, huge improvement in live view/video af,silent shutter, no need to go on. It's a huge upgrade in every way. Finally a camera I can justify buying.


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Jul 05, 2013 14:16 as a reply to  @ cepaw's post |  #21

Yeah, the 70D should be a great camera. I figure if the 6D disappoints me or doesn't meet my needs well, I can sell it and switch to the 70D without any real financial hit based on the deal I got. In 2-3 months we will all know the real world results with the 70D and I will know whether the 6D was the right move for me, so I really can't lose.


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Jul 05, 2013 23:43 |  #22

need to hear the actual hands on opinion first before i decide




  
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Jul 06, 2013 01:19 as a reply to  @ cab ny's post |  #23

I don't have a T2i, but I do own a T1i, and I'm planning on upgrading!


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Jul 06, 2013 06:13 |  #24

Heck yes! My T2i is a great camera, served me well for, has it been three years now? 26k photos, hours of video. But going from 1 cross point focus point to 19 ought to help my focus accuracy. Video focus would be soooo nice. 7 frames a second will help catch the action shots. All on an SD card to boot.

Deal breakers? ISO performance- if I don't get a significant boost in actual high iso noise performance, I may wait for the 80d or maybe look to FF. Also, 3rd party lens compatibility with the new focus system - many Canon lenses are not fully compatible with it.


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Jul 06, 2013 09:49 |  #25

I have a T2i and 60D. AF is better on the 60D but I like the small size of the T2i. I plan to wait for reviews before deciding what to do for an upgrade. If the 70D has visible advantages in image quality and ISO performance, I will look very closely in that direction. I might want micro adjust, but not enough to shell out > $1200 for that feature, and I don't really care about the wifi.




  
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Jul 06, 2013 23:24 |  #26

RickFL wrote in post #16093920 (external link)
I am here to say that I guess I am a liar. It wasn't on purpose however. :) I was fully convinced I was going to buy the 70D. And maybe I still will... but I found a crazy good deal on a 6D with the 24-105L lens plus printer that I could not pass up. :) It will be in my hands next week!

RickFL wrote in post #16094208 (external link)
Yeah, the 70D should be a great camera. I figure if the 6D disappoints me or doesn't meet my needs well, I can sell it and switch to the 70D without any real financial hit based on the deal I got. In 2-3 months we will all know the real world results with the 70D and I will know whether the 6D was the right move for me, so I really can't lose.

exactly.

i've been plotting my course for half a year. i had hoped the T5i would offer 2 stops better ISO performance than my XSi, nope.

Then i waited it out for the 70D.

i really like the video features of the 70D but I'm not yet marketing myself as a videographer. I fully expect to keep the 6D for years and somewhere along the way pick up a better video capable DSLR, i'm also a little concerned with the potential poor high iso performance with the 70D.


the deal on the 6D was just too good to pass up, and i didn't want to wait a few months to see what the 70D would do with stills.


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Jul 12, 2013 23:06 |  #27

I love my t2i and with a grip it feels much better in my hands. That being said I feel myself wanting just a little more in terms of FPS and i do like the back "wheel" style over the buttons of the 550D.

Talked with a buddy who does alot of "pro" photography who just got a 6D - said he was very impressed. This coming from a guy who shoots plenty of 5d3's - 1Dx's and stuff for work.

I would love to fund a 6D - or even a 70D, guess time will tell!


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Jul 14, 2013 05:12 |  #28

I really like the new technology in the 70d, but I don't think I'll be getting one. I'm waiting to see what the 7d MkII looks like. If I don't upgrade to a 7d MKII, I"ll have to wait until the new technology from the 70d is in a FF camera, then decide. A FF camera with the 70-200 f/2.8L II IS lens (or any other L lens) would be sick.

I really like my t2i, it's a great camera, but I could definitely use better FPS, AF (pics and video) system etc..


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Jul 14, 2013 06:06 |  #29

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I really like the new technology in the 70d, but I don't think I'll be getting one. I'm waiting to see what the 7d MkII looks like. If I don't upgrade to a 7d MKII, I"ll have to wait until the new technology from the 70d is in a FF camera, then decide. A FF camera with the 70-200 f/2.8L II IS lens (or any other L lens) would be sick.

I really like my t2i, it's a great camera, but I could definitely use better FPS, AF (pics and video) system etc..

Almost the same story for me. I think they've put as much technology as possible in the 70D. Impressive specifications for the price. But I really don't like the swivel screen and the fact that they have left out the "Spot AF" mode (maybe they will enable this via a firmware upgrade when the 7D2 is out so the 7D sales won't get hurt too much by the 70D sales for now?). I'm mainly looking at the 5D3 (love its AF system, hate its price) and looking out for the specs of the 7D2 with the 6D and 70D being outsiders. I want a new DSLR because I don't like the ergonomics of my 550D/T2i (it's too small for my hands) and I also don't like its AF system (when situations become a bit challenging only the center AF point works fine).


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Jul 14, 2013 07:01 |  #30

jocau wrote in post #16118659 (external link)
But I really don't like the swivel screen

What dont you like about it exactly?

It doesnt swivel around randomly by itself, if you leave it in the normal position it's just like having a fixed screen.

Chances are you wont though, because it's bloody handy and it sucks going back to a camera without one.




  
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