IndyTim wrote in post #17765451
Early in 2016 I'm going to upgrade to one of the subject bodies. My principal applications are landscape and travel photography. When travelling, most of the shots are hand held (lugging tripods around Europe is not an option for me). I also want to start to skill up on night sky photography. Present glass includes 17-40 f4 L, 24-105 f4 L, 70-300 f4 L, 50 f1.4. The present use body is a 60D which I have totally outgrown.
I'm conflicted over the suitability of the ds-r to shoot primarily hand-held.
Thoughts and opinions?
Well, to put it simple, you either need the 50MP resolution, or you don't. It comes down to what you're doing with these files at the end of the day (ie, just looking at them, or printing them at large sizes where resolution starts to matter). If you're printing 30x20 or less, you will do fine with anything. If doing larger than that, you would benefit the larger resolution. Otherwise, they have very similar systems (AF, ISO, etc). From there, it's just cost, about $1k difference for that resolution bump. No other real big feature differences.
Honestly from what you've described as a goal (travel, handheld, and night sky) it sounds like the 6D might actually be more what you would need (get every last drop if high ISO performance).