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Feb 26, 2013 23:32 as a reply to  @ post 15655986 |  #16

I myself have recently made the jump from the 350D to the 7D. All of the technical mumbo jumbo aside, the 7D is an outstanding camera body. I went the 7D route myself so I could leave a few dollars for good glass, which is exactly what I did and I couldn't be happier. :cool:


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Feb 27, 2013 00:22 as a reply to  @ JCH77Yanks's post |  #17

I owned the 350D. Still useful, will convert it to IR soon.

I owned the 7D, known as fast camera, and auto-focus.

I owned the 5D Classic, you can find them under $650 on eBay or somewhere.

You don't need all the extra junk the so called more megapixels, more features. Saves your money and get a 7D or 5D with better glass.


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Feb 27, 2013 10:52 |  #18

Gomer wrote in post #15655986 (external link)
(sorta talking to myself ....)

Well, I thought my decision was made, but things took a little turn.

More research (a good thing) strongly pointed towards using a macro lens for copy work due to their very flat field/sharp focus/minimal distortion edge-to-edge. I have a 100mm macro, but on a 1.6 crop, the working distance on 30"+ subjects is a bit unwieldy.

So, that leaves me with the conundrum of
1) 7D + DXO Standard ($169)+ EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro = 1884
2) 6D + DXO Elite ($299 grrr) and use already owed EF 100mm f/2.8 USM = $2160

7D option also lets me use my EF-S 18-85, while the 6D leaves me with only the 100 mm and 50 mm (F/1.8) till I save up for another zoom.

Must think more....

Why add the price of DXO? DPP comes free with the camera, whichever one you choose. Personally, for photographing large artworks I'd probably go with the 6D and your existing 100mm f/2.8, and forget about the DXO software. If you want to put money where it will help, buy a color calibrating system such as X-Rite's, to help ensure accurate color reproduction in the finished images. Also, if you don't have one, a good tripod will probably be pretty essential for taking first-rate shots of paintings.


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Feb 27, 2013 11:36 |  #19

I'm not terribly familiar with the capabilities of DPP. I just hear/read that the raw conversion and processing in DXO is stellar (though a little clunky) and it can correct quite well for falloff and lens distortion.




  
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Feb 27, 2013 13:30 |  #20

RobDickinson wrote in post #15647934 (external link)
Crops have poorer colour differentiation and accuracy/range. Check out DXO mark.

I shot a 350d for several years, then a 7d for 3 now on a 5d2 , I've shot a 6d a lot too (amongst others).

For this work I would suggest a 5d2 and a ef 50mmf2.5 compact macro which is designed for copy work like this.

I'll quote myself.

Crops are fine generally but FF sensors are better able to work with challenging colours.

The compact macro was made for copy work like this.


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Nov 02, 2013 13:41 as a reply to  @ post 15655986 |  #21

I have 2 x EOS 700D bodies, and the one I use most has a Sigma 17-70 mm f2.8-f4.0 IS lens on it. Nice to get the extra stop of light, compared with the Canon 17-85 mm IS lens which I also have. I don't think you'll be disappointed with the 700D as the 18 megapixel crop sensor will still allow prints up to A2 size.




  
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Nov 02, 2013 18:58 |  #22

Yikes, this was 8 month old thread!


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Nov 03, 2013 16:38 |  #23

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Nov 03, 2013 16:53 |  #24

Looks like OP got a 6D back in April :)




  
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