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Who has both FF and crop bodies for different purposes?

 
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Feb 28, 2015 16:38 |  #16

I used to run both 1.6 crop and FF cameras but once I tried FF I found that I was never really happy with the APSC option - just shooting FF now and quite happy for my Bird photography.


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Feb 28, 2015 17:04 |  #17

I started with a 7D then added a 1dIV and a 5d3. So for awhile I had all sensor sizes which was handy depending on what I was doing.

I found I was not using the 7D much instead opting for the 1dIV so recently sold the 7D, now I'm thinking I may end up with a 7D2 before going back to Africa next year.


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Feb 28, 2015 17:47 |  #18

I have a 7D and a 5DIII but I rarely use the 7D anymore. If I think I will need some extra reach I may break out the 7D but I hope to acquire a 1.4 TC and then the two camera will be pretty much equal in reach. I have a small boat that I hope to use easing around the shorelines of area lakes taking pictures of wildlife around the edges of the water and if I do that I will probably use the 7D. If I should lose something in the water I had rather lose the 7D than the 5DIII.


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Feb 28, 2015 23:10 |  #19

Who has both FF and crop bodies for different purposes?

I have both, but for the same reason. Taking good pictures.
I see no difference to discriminate their use in one way or other however.
Either the majority of the user have not understood the concept of form factor or I am missing something Big, because I firmly believe I know what I am dealing with, well.


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Feb 28, 2015 23:18 |  #20

I have the 5DMK2 and 7D and I REALLY like having both options. I find that with both a FF and crop camera, I can get by with less lenses, as the two bodies allows me to get "more" out of my lenses.


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Mar 01, 2015 01:52 |  #21

Charlie wrote in post #17452679 (external link)
how much reach do you need? instead of buying a body, why not look for more reach via lenses?


Scott M wrote in post #17452930 (external link)
Because a crop body costs a lot less than a 600mm f/4 lens and is a lot smaller to carry around.


In these types of threads, there always seems to be someone who wonders why you don't get longer glass and go with the FF full time. I think that these people often don't realize that the next step up (for many of us) in glass requires a purchase of over $10,000. Most often, the only way we can get a sufficient amount of pixels on target is to use the 1.6 crop camera and continue to use our "little" 400mm or 500mm lenses, as many simply cannot afford a Canon 600mm or 800mm.


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Mar 01, 2015 01:54 |  #22
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I'm seeing a lot of 5DIII/7D combo's here...

I have a 7D and am looking to move to a 5DIII shortly, but would love to keep the 7D for it's motorsport friendly 8fps, and the reach it gives me with the 100-400...

I also have a 2x converter for seriously close moon shots...

Unfortunately, I also like a bit of B&W night time street photography and the 7D's completely useless high ISO performance pretty much ruins this...hence, a move to a 5DIII.

I would also like to shoot wide, and a 7D makes this a bit difficult.


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Mar 01, 2015 02:17 |  #23

I have a 6D and a 60D. If it's sports the 60D comes out and is my main body. Portraits, 6D.


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Mar 01, 2015 02:24 |  #24

6D and X100 user here :)

I don't use either camera for one purpose exclusively. I only bring both at the same time when I'm working as an assistant wedding photographer. When I do that, the X100 is my 35mm lens while the 6D has the 50mm or 100mm. On ordinary days, I take either when I'm just going out by myself or my family though I find myself bringing the X100 more often than the 6D.


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Mar 01, 2015 03:02 |  #25

For sure! 5D3 for concerts, assemblies, and graduation. 7D2 for high speed impact sports like tennis, field hockey, and soccer. Use both for field trips and indoor sports depending on the event.


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Mar 01, 2015 03:54 as a reply to  @ Tom Reichner's post |  #26

Do you know what the TS shoots? Who is making the assumption that the only option left is a 12K lens?

You don't even know what he shots yet making silly assumptions.


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Mar 01, 2015 06:03 |  #27

I have both Canon 6D and the SL1.

The 6D and lens are for portraits, landscapes, wildlife, birding, special occasions for our six grandchildren, etc.

The SL1 is for portability and lightweight shooting, yet still great pictures. I take it places where I wouldn't want to take my 6D.

The zoom lens for the 6D are both pricey and heavy. The zoom lens for the SL1 are neither pricey or heavy. It is the best of both worlds.


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Mar 01, 2015 07:21 |  #28
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STIC wrote in post #17454680 (external link)
I'm seeing a lot of 5DIII/7D combo's here...

I have a 7D and am looking to move to a 5DIII shortly, but would love to keep the 7D for it's motorsport friendly 8fps, and the reach it gives me with the 100-400...

I also have a 2x converter for seriously close moon shots...

Unfortunately, I also like a bit of B&W night time street photography and the 7D's completely useless high ISO performance pretty much ruins this...hence, a move to a 5DIII.

I would also like to shoot wide, and a 7D makes this a bit difficult.

How wide are you talking about? apsc/10-22 same-same as ff/16-35.


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Mar 01, 2015 07:39 |  #29

Thanks for the replies. I just picked up a 7D. If I don't like it I can sell it for a minimal loss or same price.


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Mar 01, 2015 08:52 |  #30

APS-C is simply a different format camera than FF.

In the film past, I owned -- at the same time -- many different format cameras

  • 4x5 monorail
  • 645 format SLR
  • 135 format SLR
  • subminiature
  • 110 format SLR (Pentax)



The first three were actively used in professional settings, while #4 was a hobbyist's toy and #5 was inherited from my father.

So ownership of both APS-C and FF digital is not illogical to me...the 1.6x difference of digital FOV vs. FL is conceptually comparable to the 1.75x difference of 135 vs. 645 format film FL lens selection (in terms of comparing the relative frame heights of the formats)! I own two digital formats, and they happen to be able to both take the same lenses, but they accomplish different AOV with the same FL. For example, 24mm is a 'wide normal' on APS-C, but it is a 'very wide' on FF...and so my 24mm Perspective Correction lens automatically accompanies the FF digital if shooting architecture.

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