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Upgrading from 60D > to 7D2 $1549 or 5D3 $2799?

 
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Feb 05, 2015 07:32 |  #1

So, for those that have is it worth it. I take lots of pictures of everything from sports (daughters Soccer), landscape to family photos and don't use the presets, also its just for a hobby. I have thought about waiting for the 5DMK3 to start dropping as the new model comes out. It's not that I really need to, I just want to buy something different and my daughter is starting to use my 60 quite a bit. Just wondering if anyone had any thoughts. Thanks


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Feb 05, 2015 08:14 |  #2

The 5D3 rocks!


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Feb 05, 2015 08:16 |  #3

The 7DMarkII Rock's as well ...........Just Sayin. The 7D markII has every bit the feel and Image of the 5DIII for every day shooting, plus it has the speed,... and the speed alone will sometimes get you the shot you were looking for. And being $1000 bucks less you will be half way to the thing you need the most,......That new 100-400L markII,....That alone will make everything your shooting put the GRIN on your face. Just My Two Cents

If you need proof of the IQ,..Take a look at the Images everyone has been putting up with the 7DmarkII and decide for yourself if outstanding is good enough for you


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Feb 05, 2015 09:02 |  #4

Shot on a sunny/cloudy day, not full on blue sky day. Uncropped shot in raw PP in lightroom, ,..Zero luminance noise reduction, ..... 1/320, f9, iso200 with the 7DmarkII and a 70-300L Just kinda worked it up so you could see the IQ,


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Feb 05, 2015 11:12 |  #5

I love my 5D3, but I am going to upgrade my 7D to a 7D2 as well. Having the crop sensor plus the lowest sensor noise of any Canon SLR makes it a great complement. For me, they have two separate but slightly overlapping applications. If you need the "reach" factor of a crop sensor, get the 7D2. The depth of field control of the 5D3 is a good tool to have as well.


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Feb 05, 2015 11:28 |  #6

steve67 wrote in post #17416310 (external link)
So, for those that have is it worth it. I take lots of pictures of everything from sports (daughters Soccer), landscape to family photos and don't use the presets, also its just for a hobby. I have thought about waiting for the 5DMK3 to start dropping as the new model comes out. It's not that I really need to, I just want to buy something different and my daughter is starting to use my 60 quite a bit. Just wondering if anyone had any thoughts. Thanks


Where are you getting a 7D2 for 1549?


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Feb 05, 2015 12:19 |  #7

Here is the depth control of the 7DmarkII One complete length of the first Moose to get to the eye of the second Moose

How long is a full ground Moose?? ......This was intentional...

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Feb 05, 2015 14:35 |  #8

ptcanon3ti wrote in post #17416648 (external link)
Where are you getting a 7D2 for 1549?

My thoughts exactly. If I knew where, I'd order one today....




  
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Feb 05, 2015 15:19 as a reply to  @ IlliniFan99's post |  #9

ptcanon3ti wrote in post #17416648 (external link)
Where are you getting a 7D2 for 1549?

Take a look at CanonPriceWatch dot Com.


I'm myself wondering if I should upgrade my 60D to a 7D2 OR add a 6D with 24-105 f/4L as a second body for landscapes and portraits.




  
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Feb 05, 2015 15:21 |  #10
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If the 60D is working fine for you, get a 6D.


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Feb 05, 2015 15:30 |  #11

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If the 60D is working fine for you, get a 6D.

Well maybe. Do you work professionally, at least sometimes, and need a back-up? If so, is the 60D sufficient as a back-up? Do you have lenses for the 5DIII? If not, add about $2000 to the price for at lease two L lenses.

I went through the same questions with my 50D and choose the 7DII over the 6D. The technology of the 50D is a bit behind the 60D but the build of the camera is much better. I decided to first have the newest crop technology available in a pro body that can do almost anything and then, all going well, I may go FF.

Since getting the 7D, the biggest surprise is how much PP can bring out of the RAW files. I can get much more from a 7DII file than from a 50D file. It's a superb camera. But then so is the 5DIII. Good luck with your decision. Whichever you choose, don't look back - just learn the camera and make good images. Both of them are much more than the 60D.


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Feb 05, 2015 15:38 |  #12

I recently went through the same question. I went with a 6D. I had the 17-55 f2.8 so I needed to swap that for a 24-105 f4. I already had a 50 1.4 and the 70-300. I am extremely happy with the low light performance. I have yet to use it for action. I almost always shoot with the center point only on the 60D (rarely shoot action).

I was happy with this choice. Picked up the 6D for 1249 (plus a printer I intend to sell).

Let me know if you have any specific questions related to 60D -> 6D




  
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rgs wrote in post #17417058 (external link)
Well maybe. Do you work professionally, at least sometimes, and need a back-up? If so, is the 60D sufficient as a back-up? Do you have lenses for the 5DIII? If not, add about $2000 to the price for at lease two L lenses.

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Depends on what you shoot and how. I upgraded to the 6D and have spent comparatively little on lenses. I already had the 35IS and 100-400L for use on my 60D. Sold the 10-22 and bought a 17-40. Net investment in glass so far: $175.

I added a 28 1.8, 50 1.4 and 100 f2. All together about $950. Still no added L-lenses. I am happy with the switch to FF and mostly primes. Oh, just sold my Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 OS; I don't need f/2.8 at those FLs. Net investment in lenses since going full frame: about $325.

I have added the 14mm f/2.8 & 15mm FE, but that was something I could not do on apsc.


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Feb 05, 2015 15:41 |  #14

Pondrader wrote in post #17416427 (external link)
Shot on a sunny/cloudy day, not full on blue sky day. Uncropped shot in raw PP in lightroom, ,..Zero luminance noise reduction, ..... 1/320, f9, iso200 with the 7DmarkII and a 70-300L Just kinda worked it up so you could see the IQ,


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Feb 05, 2015 16:09 |  #15

GeoKras1989 wrote in post #17417079 (external link)
Depends on what you shoot and how. I upgraded to the 6D and have spent comparatively little on lenses. I already had the 35IS and 100-400L for use on my 60D. Sold the 10-22 and bought a 17-40. Net investment in glass so far: $175.

I added a 28 1.8, 50 1.4 and 100 f2. All together about $950. Still no added L-lenses. I am happy with the switch to FF and mostly primes. Oh, just sold my Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 OS; I don't need f/2.8 at those FLs. Net investment in lenses since going full frame: about $325.

I have added the 14mm f/2.8 & 15mm FE, but that was something I could not do on apsc.

Exactly my point. No bad decision to be made here but one may be better than the other and I listed some things to consider. Everyone's situation and needs will differ. Sounds like you have done well. In my case, for my work, I would need to sell my 10-22 (which I do not want to do) and buy a 24-105 (the 28-135 would work but it also needs replacing) as well as 16-35 f4/ And then my only crop would be the reliable but technologically aging 50D. If I already had a 17-40 or a 16-35, I might have gone for the 6D.

I still want FF but the 7DII fits my situation better - at least I think it does. - and that was the point of my post. and why I suggested the OP make the best decision he can considering all his variables and then not look back. Like I said, no bad decision to be made here.


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