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Jun 27, 2018 19:14 as a reply to  @ post 18652566 |  #616

Thanks, David.

Just to give an idea of how underused my camera is . . . the shutter count is 3985 and I'm sure I've owned this camera for 8 years at the very least, maybe more.

I'm glad the D750 is that good, it kind of washes away any less than perfect justifications I might have for buying it.


While considering this drastic a platform change, what about mirrorless? I can hang on a little longer even, if there are improvements in that tech on the horizon. I guess the Sony is the only logical game in town right now.


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Jun 27, 2018 19:26 as a reply to  @ Optiq's post |  #617

Haven't played with mirrorless much since it can't quite keep up with a DSLR shooting aviation - yet. It will soon I believe and then the fun begins.


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Jun 27, 2018 20:00 |  #618

Just FYI...I had a 7D when I switched and got my D750. But I was looking for FF big dynamic range and CLEAN low iso images. Mission accomplished! :-)


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Jun 27, 2018 20:51 |  #619

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I wanted to read this whole thread but it's over 40 fricken pages long! Anyway, why is there a thread about this camera, one I've been thinking about for a while now, here on the Canon forum?

I hate, hate, HATE to admit the reason this camera caught my eye but I've been wanting to go full frame since the 5D came out but lack of need/use has kept me from doing that (I'm more of a hardware junkie than a true enthusiast). The number 1 reason I'm considering upgrading from my first gen Canon 7D to the Nikon D750 . . . built in flash. You see as a boat broker my camera gets used FAR MORE as a simple work tool than a true artist's tool. Those pics get stripped of their high res qualities anyway (so they'll fit on the sites' servers) so I should really be looking at better cell phone camera instead but I do have some raw talent and once in a while the camera gets used as it should (but not NEARLY enough).

So my question is should I quash this latest "hardware for the sake of new hardware quest" and stick with my 7D or join you guys with the highly rated D750? I WANT to do more with photography and I know I'd be good at it but for once I'd like my skill to smash into the limits of the hardware as opposed to buying the latest and greatest and just "imagine" I could live up to it's capabilities.

What say you?

Moving up from a 7D to "Full Frame" gives you lots of options.

Firstly, sticking with Canon to use the gear you already have, I'd suggest the 5D4 if you can afford it. Or the 80D (yes, I know it's an APS-C body) before the 6D2. Just my opinion. A simple 270EX2 flash can easily replace the onboard flash without much size while delivering a significant improvement in lighting. In fact, years ago when I used my 40D more for photos of manufacturing equipment on site, I prefered the 270EX to the 580EX2 I also had. The little flash did a great job and didn't take up much room in the bag.

Moving to Nikon, well as you've heard, the D750 is a great option so I won't go into that any more.

Sony? Well the A7R I once had was a really, really good body. I never stumped up the cash for Sony lenses or flashes but made do with the Canon and Nikon stuff adapted and still had a great time with it. The A72 might be a good comparison to the D750, while the A73 and A7R3 would be better I think if you're not planning on shooting action (but more dollars too unfortunately). You'd need to get Sony gear to suit the body to get the most out of it, but then you'd be in the same boat with the D750 and possibly also even with a Canon 5D/6D purchase.


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Jun 27, 2018 22:39 |  #620

smythie wrote in post #18652648 (external link)
Moving up from a 7D to "Full Frame" gives you lots of options.

Firstly, sticking with Canon to use the gear you already have, I'd suggest the 5D4 if you can afford it. Or the 80D (yes, I know it's an APS-C body) before the 6D2. Just my opinion. A simple 270EX2 flash can easily replace the onboard flash without much size while delivering a significant improvement in lighting. In fact, years ago when I used my 40D more for photos of manufacturing equipment on site, I prefered the 270EX to the 580EX2 I also had. The little flash did a great job and didn't take up much room in the bag.

Thanks for the tips. If I had a bunch of white lenses I might consider staying but it's going to be very easy to list my Canon specific gear. Here, watch:

Nifty Fifty (1.8) barely ever use it.
Canon EF-S 18-55 3.5 to 5.6 IS - a competent but cheap lens
Canon EF-S 55-250 4 to 5.6 also with IS - also a competent but cheap lens (my Flickr name is "Cheap Glass")
Canon Speedlite 430EXII

That's it. As you can see my transition to Nikon would be pretty easy since I'm not leaving much Canon exclusive stuff behind. Chances are I would have to buy lenses for the 6D2 anyway (if they would even mount at all - won't the mirror strike the lens on the EF-S models?). If I do go to Nikon, I'm sure I would again follow the "cheap glass" moniker knowing myself and my needs. I've already scoped out the Sigma 24-105 F4. I was looking at the Sigma and Tamron longer zooms but haven't find one yet that was better than or close to Nikon's $2000 f2.8 70-200 offering but there were many times where I wish I had more reach with my APS-C and a zoom that went up to 250 so I guess I'm going to need a zoom that goes to 300 or even 400 to have things covered.


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Jun 27, 2018 22:52 |  #621

Your glass is basically bottom of the barrel, so unless you plan on picking up a D750 and spending another $1,000+ on glass, you arent going to gain much. My opinion and I am sure many others will disagree.


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Jun 27, 2018 23:01 |  #622

Myboostedgst wrote in post #18652693 (external link)
Your glass is basically bottom of the barrel, so unless you plan on picking up a D750 and spending another $1,000+ on glass, you arent going to gain much. My opinion and I am sure many others will disagree.

Yes, I know my current lenses aren't all that but as I mentioned above I'm looking at two lenses for the D750 that would easily exceed $1500 (for both). I still consider that "cheap glass" since the Nikon 70-200 F2.8 VR II costs $2000 by itself!


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Jun 27, 2018 23:34 |  #623

If you are looking for a great all around lens, look at the Sigma 24-105 Art lens.


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Jun 28, 2018 00:13 |  #624

ptcanon3ti wrote in post #18652705 (external link)
If you are looking for a great all around lens, look at the Sigma 24-105 Art lens.

Yes, that is the one I have my eye on. What is that good going up to 200, 300 or higher? In other words, what is the upper zoom companion to that one for owning two lenses that just about do it all?


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Jun 28, 2018 01:43 |  #625

The Tamron 70-200 G2 is a well regarded lens - just about as sharp as the new E VR and a fair bit cheaper.

Nikon's 28-300 also gets a lot of praise for delivering really, really good IQ in a 10x zoom package that doesn't break the bank (at least nowhere near as bad as the Canon 28-300L does)


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Jun 28, 2018 03:32 |  #626

@ $1996.95 the Nikon D750 with 24-120mm f/4.0 lens combo is pretty awesome


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Jun 28, 2018 12:24 |  #627

Optiq wrote in post #18652696 (external link)
Yes, I know my current lenses aren't all that but as I mentioned above I'm looking at two lenses for the D750 that would easily exceed $1500 (for both). I still consider that "cheap glass" since the Nikon 70-200 F2.8 VR II costs $2000 by itself!

The Sigma will definitely out perform the Nikon 24-120, and it can be gotten rather inexpensively for the quality you get.

This looks like a good choice for more reach:
https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com …=0980,255965241​524&BI=572 (external link)

As does this:https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com …f_5_6_3_dg_os.h​tml?sts=pi (external link)

If you want to spend more, well thats easy to do.
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Jun 28, 2018 13:33 |  #628

With the Sigma 24-105


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Jun 29, 2018 12:08 |  #629

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With the Sigma 24-105

Fantastic capture, Paul !!




  
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