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60D + 17-55mm f2.8 vs 6D + 24-105mm F4

 
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Oct 04, 2013 00:08 |  #16

I would get the ff combo and never look back! :)




  
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Oct 04, 2013 00:45 |  #17

You said you had the 60D + 17-55 and were satisfied with it? If there's no need, save your money for something even better long-term. Maybe the 5D Mark III? No point in upgrading if you're getting what you want from your 60D. If you're not satisfied, then moving to FF with 24-105 would be a reasonable option :).




  
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Oct 04, 2013 11:47 |  #18

As someone, who has owned 2 7Ds, a 60D, and virtually all the Rebels, plus 2 copies of the 17-55 2.8 IS, I can say that in my experience the 6D + 24-105L combo, (which I have right now) is better than the 60D/7D + 17-55 combo.
The IQ from the 6D is phenomenal, especially at high ISOs. Based on my experience and dozens of hours of staring at reputable test sites such as DPreview, the 6D is 2 stops better than the 7D/60D at handling noise. So the 1-stop advantage of the 17-55 (f/2.8 vs f/4) is gone and actually the 6D + f/4 is ahead by a stop.
Sharpness to me seems about equal. My first 17-55 was sharper than the second one. The 24-105L sort of sits between them in terms of sharpness.
Distortion is a bit worse on the 24-105L at the wide end, that's a fact. But it can also be easily corrected in post.
Colors and contrast are excellent from both lenses.
Now, here is something not many people consider. As for depth of field, a full frame camera is roughly about 1.3 stops shallower than a crop camera in general. This means that in terms of bokeh and depth of field the 6D + 24-105L combo does not give up anything to the 17-55, actually it is a bit shallower. The 6D + 24-105L at 105mm f/4 provides a better subject isolation than the 60D/7D + 17-55 at 55mm f/2.8.
The 24-105L is also better built, better weathersealing (expecially with a filter).
And last but not least, the 24-105L has a better focal range, which may or may not matter to people, I for one love the 24mm width compared to the 27-28 (equivalent) that the 17-55 provides.

So based on shooting with each combo for a considerable time, I definitely prefer the 6D + 24-105L


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