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If you have Full Frame, did you still keep your Crop Body?

 
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Mar 10, 2015 11:33 |  #16

I have 3 cameras that I use depending on what I am shooting. I have a 5Dc that I use for events, a 7D that I use for action shots and my old Rebel XTi that I use for times I want to go light weight. To me, crops and FF cameras have different advantages and drawbacks and I use them accordingly.




  
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Mar 10, 2015 12:15 |  #17

Recently went the 5Diii route as well, but still have a couple 60Ds as well. Will keep at least one for now.


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Mar 10, 2015 12:22 |  #18

I still have my 40D and won't sell it, it's worth more to me than what I could possibly get for it. I've not used it much since I have the 5D3, but it's nice to have a 2nd body. I might have it converted to IR someday or if one of my kids shows any interest in a real camera they can use it.
But I rarely sell any of my gear, only thing I ever sold was my 60mm macro since I have the 100mm and really would never use the 60 again, sold it to a friend. But a body in reserve is a good thing :-)


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Mar 10, 2015 12:23 |  #19

For some reason I keep seeing a lot of "7D MK II + EF100-400" combinations and not a lot of FF (or 5D MK III + "EF100-400"). Any idea what a 100-400 will do on Full Frame?




  
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Mar 10, 2015 12:43 as a reply to  @ Roxie2401's post |  #20

That is my full frame combination. It gives me plenty of reach. I wouldn't want anything heavier or any more expensive. I shoot deer, birds, wildlife with this lens and I do hand hold.


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Mar 10, 2015 13:05 |  #21

Full frame and crop bodies each have their merits. I use my full frame camera (5d classic) in good conditions - if conditions get too difficult for the 5d, the 60d can handle it because of its extended feature set. I also use the 60d exclusively in the studio, once again because of its features.

Particularly the tilt and flip screen and the built-in speedlite trigger are thing I wouldnt want to miss. The 5d has improved my photography a lot and helped me set proper settings on the 60d, to get better image quality out of it.


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Mar 10, 2015 19:06 |  #22

I actually have three cameras (5D mark ii, 7D, T2i). Although I've been contemplating selling the T2i lately (probably won't because I won't get much out of it and it's worth more just to keep it as a spare), I feel like I need a crop and full frame body. I use my 70-200 on the 7D for when I need to reach. It also has the advantage of speed over the 5D mark ii. The 5D mark ii, on the other hand, handles higher ISOs so much better than the crop bodies. It also works superb with the 24-105 lens I bought with it (so much so, I haven't even taken it off the camera to try it on the 7D). I feel like each has their advantages. I also have a Canon 10-22 lens that only works on crop bodies so there's that.


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Mar 10, 2015 19:07 |  #23

No sold it as I had no use for it. My crop body didn't have the ISO for wildlife and the IQ I found with FF.
This will not be the case for everybody but FF is better for my Bird/wildlife needs.


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Mar 10, 2015 23:35 |  #24

Two Hot Shoes wrote in post #17467970 (external link)
I wasn't planning on selling it but ended up swapping it (back to Canon) for a 135L.

That's funny, because I funded my 135L by selling my 60d and Sigma 30 1.4.

I knew I wasn't going to be shooting sports much in the near future, so I was okay with parting with my 60D. However, the few times per year I do shoot sports I do miss the 60D. I have access to a T4i, but eventually I would like to add either a 70D or a 7Dii because a second body comes in handy when you shoot almost exclusively with primes. Having a crop for low-light field sports is much more cost effective than buying a 300 or 400 2.8.


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Mar 11, 2015 13:55 |  #25

I sold my T4i after buying my 6D. The 6D is almost as light, and the images are great. I was able to help fund my 35L with the proceeds from the T4i. I've thought about buying a 7DII just for shooting sports, etc, but haven't found the need just yet. I only own primes. I recently picked up an X100T for travel and everyday carry, and I love it.




  
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Mar 11, 2015 15:53 |  #26

I recently sold my 7D and now have the 5D MK III, but.......there were times when I used my 70-300 (non-L) and got the 1.6x factor, making it a 480. Now, naturally, on the FF, its basically a 300mm max lens.

With the recent price drop on the 7D MK II, should I make that leap and add a crop body back into the kit, or find better glass? Does the capabilities of 7D MK II make it a positive addition? Note: Even the new 100-400mm still isn't going to get me back to where I was with the crop body, without a teleconverter.

I know this has been discussed over and over and I'm sorry to bring it up again (FF vs. Crop) or maybe "Body vs. Glass."

I also know a lot of this comes down to "what do you shoot" most. How often do you need that additional reach, etc.?

Thanks so much for the great input.




  
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Mar 11, 2015 16:45 |  #27

Roxie2401 wrote in post #17470641 (external link)
Note: Even the new 200-400mm still isn't going to get me back to where I was with the crop body, without a teleconverter.

No need to buy another body. The 200-400mm comes with a built-in TC.




  
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Mar 11, 2015 17:19 |  #28

frugivore wrote in post #17470703 (external link)
No need to buy another body. The 200-400mm comes with a built-in TC.

My mistake - should have been 100-400 ------- there is no way I would ever be able to afford (or carry) the 200-400.




  
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Mar 14, 2015 09:38 |  #29

I started with crop body (Nikon D5100 is this case), and wasn't really happy when I realized that to get the image quality I wanted out of it I had to buy full-frame lenses. At the time the Nikon full-frame in my budget was the D600, and I really, really didn't want to upgrade to a camera that would potentially need multiple trips to Nikon to fix the oil/dust on sensor issue. After research I went with a Canon 6D instead. I kept the Nikon for a bit until it was pretty clear that I wasn't going to use it at all, so off it went.

As a twist though, I recently bought an Olympus E-M5 for my travel kit when I can't lug the full-frame kit around for space reasons, so I still have a crop body, although it's not the "typical" sensor size.

I've been really happy with the 6D/E-M5 combo for my uses. Even though the 6D is small and light for full-frame, there are still times when I enjoy the smaller footprint of the m43 system... way easier to throw in a small messenger bag with a few lenses when going out and about. I have to admit I'm really watching to see what the upcoming Oly 300mm f/4 lens is like... tempting for a small super-tele option.


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Mar 15, 2015 13:49 |  #30

I added a 6D for FF and it is great for landscapes, low light and portraits. I'll always keep a FF for those subjects now.

I kept my 7D and have since upgraded it to a 7D Mkii with the new 100-400 Mkii and 1.4iii teleconverter because that is an excellent wildlife combo and shooting wildlife is my favourite subject.

I'll be in Kruger on Safari in two weeks time and I'll have the 7D Mkii as above and the 6D with 16-35 L with me at the same time.

My kit bag will have other lenses but the aforementioned lenses will sit on my cameras most of the time; each camera, FF and crop has their role to play.


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