timrocks311 wrote in post #16575918
I'm racking my brain on what to do. I'm ready for a new camera because I'm starting to realize the limitations of my current one. Same thing with my flash but I can live with that a bit more. I'm considering an all purpose lens too , like the 24-105L.
So I'm weighing to options:
1. Buy the 6d bundle with the 24-105L. Sell my Sigma 30. Keep my 430 flash for now.
Or for about the same price:
2. Buy a 70d. Buy a used 24-105 and a 580 flash.
I'm an amateur. Most of what I shoot are photos of my kids, and a lot of times it's indoors. I want a good low light camera mainly. I've never used a full frame camera. I have big hands so I'm not concerned about the physical size of either. I think full frame would be better for portraits and the 6d for low light but the video on the 70d might be nice plus I'd get more with the 70d
(i.e. keep my 30 and get another flash).
Which would you do? What would you recommend I do?
Thanks for the help!
This sentence makes it sound as though you think the 6D isn't full frame? Maybe I'm just reading it wrong.
There's nothing wrong with the 70D based on what I saw in the user and high ISO thread, to me the 12800ISO shots look very impressive and I do think general specs wise the 70D is a better all around camera (this coming from a 6D owner and lover). The 6D is certainly better in terms of ISO performance, but I think that gap is narrowing between FF and crop sensors in regard to noise. That said, the FF sensor has other advantages, mostly if you like to use prime lenses (the main reason I stick with FF, since you're asking about a general lens, I assume this doesn't matter much to you) since there are much more options at the standard and wide end, you also get a perceived DOF advantage which I find very appealing, some people don't notice the difference though.
The 70D's video AF should be a really nice addition and if you're looking for a simple and effective AF system, the 70D definitely has a slight advantage over the 6D.
If you do go with the 70D, I would skip the 24-105L, there are better options for Canon's crop DSLR's. I would instead look into lenses like the EF-S 17-50/2.8, Sigma 17-70/2.8-4 (basically the crop equivalent to the 24-105L) or even the Sigma 18-35/1.8. The 24-105L is very useful on a full frame DSLR, but the zoom range and aperture aren't that great on a crop sensor camera. On a crop f/4 isn't that fast for narrowing the DOF, 2.8 is about the equivalent of f/4 on FF.
I hope this helps, I'm sure there are other members that will be able to elaborate better than me