Fabercula wrote in post #17663138
Thank you everybody for answering.
The kind of pictures I like the most are: macros and telephoto.
In fact for this kind of photos I invested more in, the 100mm macro F2.8 IS and 100-400 IS II, both were stolen.
Lately, I began to appreciate also the wide angle; on Christmas I bought a second-hand 10-22 but about 15 days ago I got from Amazon a 16-35 F4 which I loved and that was stolen too.
I also like to shoot every now and then some HDRs, but I think this is not a problem as regards the camera or lens.
Landscape, monuments and architecture (when travelling) were covered by the 10-22 and 16-35.
My own plan would be to buy again, one by one and in the due time, the three lenses which were stolen:
100 macro IS, 100-400 IS II and 16-35 F4
I am aware that the 16-35 fits better on a 6D than on crop sensor, but I liked it all the same and I was thinking to sell the 10-22.
So far, I think but I could also be wrong (I ma not an expert and that's why I am asking you your kind suggestions), that I can go for either a crop sensor or a FF.
Only star and milkyway shooting might be a drawback should I decide for a 70D or a 7D Mark II, but let's face it, I am not going out every nights, it something that happens sometime and, if the 7DM2 were good at ISO 3200 I am ok.
My future gear will be like that:
Macro 100mm F2.8 L IS, of course macros
100-400 mm IS II for wildlife and some macros
16-35 F4 landscape and travelling
Samyang 14mm F2.8 for star and milkyway shooting
50 F1.8 STM for portraits and indoor shooting
Another important thing is that having a child of 9, I shoot videos of his shows at school (perhaps in this field the crop sensors are better).
Eventually, which camera?
70D, I was ok with it
7D Mark II as I have to buy and can buy an upgrade
6D and jump onto the FF
Thank you in advance and please forget if my Englis is not correct.
Sounds like you need a very generalist camera. Before knowing anything, I would have probably pointed at the 70D because it really does everything quite well and is well priced. You already had it, and you liked it. But if you're buying something else, and you have options, as you pointed out, there are other things. The 70D & 7D2 will give you more powerful AF options, some better video options (if that's important to you; personally I would recommend you get a video camera if you seriously want video and not try to lug around a SLR with a big telephoto lens to do any kind of meaningful video that your iphone can't do from the front row, etc). The 6D gives you some basic video, and the lower noise full frame sensor for high ISO stuff (astro in your case). It can do some wildlife in skilled hands, but it's challenged compared to the 7D2 which makes tracking something fast moving quite easy. But the 6D can track things, and is phenomenal at stationary wildlife.
All three do good ISO performance. The 6D pulls ahead in high ISO. The 7D2 pulls ahead in base ISO (and has good high ISO performance) and the 70D is just a touch below the 7D2. The thing is, none of them perform a full stop different from each other. So I wouldn't stress this unless high ISO is where you live and you want the cleanest high ISO you can get, accepting compromise in other areas for it. For late night high ISO astro work, the 6D would be the one to go for.
If you're all about macro, you have the choice of using a full frame sensor, or you can go for the APS-C sensor to influence your macro work. I wouldn't say one or another is superior for this, because everyone in the macro world kind of uses both, it depends on overall needs/goals. Really stress the lens & lighting setup when it comes to macro, not the camera.
For your wildlife stuff, if they move a ton (birds for example), the 7D2 will be a no brainer. But the 70D and 6D are no slouch either with center points. The 7D2 simply has the edge for AF purposes and speed of FPS. The 70D lags behind a bit, but is still quite good at AF and reasonably fast with FPS. The 6D being really great with center point AF (and decent outer points in good light, but it lacks the modes and cases for AF that the 7D2, etc, series have which are a big deal for tracking fast moving specimens) and has slower FPS. So here is the compromise between AF options and speed of FPS, versus the areas you compromise for it compared to the full frame sensor. This same compromise exists with the 5D3 even, as it's not very fast in FPS and the 7D2's AF system is better (though the 5D3 is a more well rounded generalists camera). So really, depends on how you do your wildlife, but the bigger emphasis for me would be to get a long lens, as any modern camera will do quite well.
Looking over everything you're doing, I ultimately would lean towards the 6D probably, but then again, I almost want to say you should get a 1DIV and a video camera!