Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EOS Digital Cameras 
Thread started 08 Oct 2013 (Tuesday) 09:55
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

70D + 17-55 or 6D + 24-70 for events

 
D ­ 550D
Senior Member
404 posts
Joined Feb 2011
Location: Slovenia
     
Oct 08, 2013 09:55 |  #1

Hello!

I'm in the process of picking a walkaround lens and this choice will obviously affect my future body choice. I shoot mostly events (parties, meetings, proms etc.)

Which body lens combination do you think is better for event work?

The 70D + 17-55 has better af and is cheaper, while the 6D's full frame sensor should give me some high iso advantage.

However I mostly stay in 1600-6400 range and therefore I am not sure how big of an advantage the 6D high iso performance is.


http://domenulbl.blogs​pot.com/ (external link)
550D|Sigma 18-35 1.8 Art|Sigma EX 70-200 OS|Nifty Fifty|Samyang 85 1.4|430 EX II|

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
BrickR
Cream of the Crop
5,935 posts
Likes: 115
Joined Mar 2011
Location: Dallas TX
     
Oct 08, 2013 10:19 |  #2

Both lenses are sharp although the 17-55 will give you IS, thus a stop or two lower ISO (of course the Tamron 24-70 negates that because it is stabilized).
The 6d is really damn good ISO wise. I've never used the 70d but the SL1 was surprisingly good at 6400 considering it is APSc so the DIGIC 5 seems to do better than the DIGIC 4s for ISO.
Shooting events, you're probably using the center point most of the time anyway so the AF of the 70d doesn't have as big an advantage as it would seem. It's advantage AF wise is in tracking/off center points and such.
If you're using a flash at these events, the high ISO advantage is probably less of an advantage because you'll have IS and flash and could probably get away with ISO 800 where the 70d should be fine.
One last thing is the weight. The 17-55 is going to be lighter than the 24-70.


My junk
The grass isn't greener on the other side, it's green where you water it.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mabviper
Member
54 posts
Joined Dec 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario
     
Oct 08, 2013 10:43 |  #3

I had a 7D with a Sigma 30mm for indoor events, parties, gatherings, etc. While it was good, I really does not compare with a 6D with 24-70 F4 and 40mm F2.8. I even tried "expose to the right" to minimize the noise at 6400 ISO but was never really happy with it. With the 6D high IS0 6400+, you don't get color noise. It's just clean grain if that makes sense. For my use, I personally do not use the AF of the 7D. A few weeks ago, I sold my 7D ^^. My only gripe about it is the ergonomics. 7D buttons are still burned into my muscle memory, lol.


7D | 15-85mm IS | 30mm f/1.4 | 50mm f/1.8 | 85mm f/1.8 | 580EX II | 430EX II | YN-560

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
D ­ 550D
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
404 posts
Joined Feb 2011
Location: Slovenia
     
Oct 08, 2013 11:42 |  #4

How bad is the build of 17 55 compared to the 24 70? Main reason for me to get rid of my Tamron 17 50 was the build which was not up to my frequent use


http://domenulbl.blogs​pot.com/ (external link)
550D|Sigma 18-35 1.8 Art|Sigma EX 70-200 OS|Nifty Fifty|Samyang 85 1.4|430 EX II|

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Lowner
"I'm the original idiot"
Avatar
12,924 posts
Likes: 14
Joined Jul 2007
Location: Salisbury, UK.
     
Oct 08, 2013 12:36 |  #5

My 24-70L is my standard lens with my 5DII. I find it a natural match. Its also the sharpest of my lenses.


Richard

http://rcb4344.zenfoli​o.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Clemson656
Senior Member
Avatar
977 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Jan 2006
Location: Central Pennsylvania
     
Oct 08, 2013 13:19 |  #6

17-55 is designed for a crop camera. A better choice in my opinion.


Everyday Gear || 5D III | 6D | 24L II | 50L | 16-35L II | 24-70L II | 600EX-RT ||

My Canon Gear List and Feedback!

Computational Photographer ~= Photographer with Computational Photography & Computer Vision Background~= Art + Science :)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

2,076 views & 0 likes for this thread
70D + 17-55 or 6D + 24-70 for events
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EOS Digital Cameras 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member was a spammer, and banned as such!
805 guests, 311 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.