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Jan 25, 2016 16:15 |  #1

I am interested picking up a 2nd camera. The main reason getting one are 1) I would like a crop sensor (I already have a full frame 5D3). 2) would like to use it for video if possible. I was looking at Canon T6S, the T3I and the 70D. I really don't want to spend over $1000. So I guess a Rebel series might be my only choice unless a refrb 70D?!! Oh, I am planning to use my 300 f4 with it. That's why I wanted a crop sensor. Love to hear your suggestion.


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Jan 25, 2016 18:49 |  #2

In order of my preference
The 70D will share batteries with the 5DIII.
The T6s will have improved video performance over the T3i
The T3i will be the lowest cost option.


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Jan 25, 2016 19:35 as a reply to  @ crbinson's post |  #3

I like the shared batteries between 70D and 5D3. Totally forgot about that. What about the T4i and T5i Series? need to find a good cheap used 70D now.


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Jan 25, 2016 20:07 |  #4

johnlo wrote in post #17872540 (external link)
I am interested picking up a 2nd camera. The main reason getting one are 1) I would like a crop sensor (I already have a full frame 5D3). 2) would like to use it for video if possible. I was looking at Canon T6S, the T3I and the 70D. I really don't want to spend over $1000. So I guess a Rebel series might be my only choice unless a refrb 70D?!! Oh, I am planning to use my 300 f4 with it. That's why I wanted a crop sensor. Love to hear your suggestion.

Heya,

If you shop, the 70D + STM lens goes on refurb sale for $699 on Canon's website. Sell the STM and you get a 70D for $600 with warranty. Best option if you want better video options.

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Jan 25, 2016 21:04 |  #5

And the 70D does outstanding video. I never use the video on my T3i or 6D anymore. The video AF on the 70D is so good.


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Jan 25, 2016 21:54 |  #6

greenjeans wrote in post #17872964 (external link)
And the 70D does outstanding video. I never use the video on my T3i or 6D anymore. The video AF on the 70D is so good.

Agree. I had a 60D. I have a 6D and a 70D, now. The 70D is killer for video, if you pair it with STM lenses. I have 10-18, 18-55, and 24-105. All excellent.




  
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Jan 25, 2016 21:59 |  #7

If you can add $200 to your budget, the 7D2 is an option, and is a perfect sibling to the 5D3, the controls, menus etc all match up.


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Jan 25, 2016 22:30 |  #8

If you are used to the professional build, controls and features of the 5D3, you may not be happy with anything less than the 7D Mark II, which other than being slightly smaller is a virtual clone, and the perfect crop sensor companion to the 5D3.


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Jan 26, 2016 09:09 |  #9

TeamSpeed wrote in post #17873024 (external link)
If you can add $200 to your budget, the 7D2 is an option, and is a perfect sibling to the 5D3, the controls, menus etc all match up.

mwsilver wrote in post #17873048 (external link)
If you are used to the professional build, controls and features of the 5D3, you may not be happy with anything less than the 7D Mark II, which other than being slightly smaller is a virtual clone, and the perfect crop sensor companion to the 5D3.


7D Mark II sounds like an awesome idea. But I'm not looking to spent that much.


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Jan 26, 2016 09:11 |  #10

johnlo wrote in post #17873466 (external link)
7D Mark II sounds like an awesome idea. But I'm not looking to spent that much.

Spend it now, or spend it later. ; )


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Jan 26, 2016 09:23 |  #11

If you use bounce flash, eliminate the 70d from your option list. If not, its a great body. I currently shoot a t3i and 60d. Both are great IMHO. But I learned photography the old fashioned way on a Yashica fx-2000 super.


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Jan 26, 2016 09:35 |  #12

Frodge wrote in post #17873478 (external link)
If you use bounce flash, eliminate the 70d from your option list. If not, its a great body. I currently shoot a t3i and 60d. Both are great IMHO. But I learned photography the old fashioned way on a Yashica fx-2000 super.

Frodge buddy! I agree with you on both counts. The 70D is completely incapable of ETTL-II bounce flash. And the Yashica FX-Super 2000 is one fantastic little camera. I learned on the FX-2, but used two Super 2000s until the shutter broke. Wonderful camera. I loved the fact that it doesn't even have an on/off switch.




  
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Jan 26, 2016 09:49 |  #13

there are plenty of people that use bounce flash with a 70D and get good results...it just may take a bit of FEC to add some light...it's not that big of a deal

if you can wait for a deal on refurbs, it's the best way to go


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Jan 26, 2016 09:54 as a reply to  @ DreDaze's post |  #14

Let us agree to disagree. I've been using bounce flash for 40 years, manually. ETTL is nice. My 70D cannot do that. I have no problems using the 70D and manual flash to get good results.




  
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Jan 26, 2016 10:09 |  #15

If you can't manage a 7D2, look at a used/refurb 7D. Remember, even the 70D only accepts SD cards; if you have CF cards for your 5D3, you'll need to buy memory to use in the Rebel/70D if you go that route.


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