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60D + 17-55mm f2.8 vs 6D + 24-105mm F4

 
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May 19, 2013 09:49 |  #1

As my experience , canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM is a damn sharp lens even wide open , been using it for family photo , traveling and i satisfy with it , now i have the cash to spend , can 6D + 24-105mm f4 satisfy me ? Because i'm not sure the 24-105mm F4 would be better than 17-55mm ? I need experience user to let me know that is this a correct way to go ? Or just stay with 60D + 17-55mm until i got enough cash for 6D + 24-70mm ?


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May 19, 2013 10:14 |  #2

Are you just wanting to go FF? If the 60D combo is getting you the results then why the change?

Users tend to be biased toward the 24-105 f/4L. Some dislike it on the FF sensor due to its inherited light fall off in the corners more noticeable on the wide end of the zoom. Usually by f/8 its less apparent. It too is a sharp lens in my experience but that using mine on an APS-C sensor.




  
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May 19, 2013 10:15 |  #3

Go for the 7D with the 17-55- at lower ISO(less than 2000) this combo is better than a 5D Mk2 with 24-70mmMK1 because of the IS ability.

Infact the 60D has all cross type focus points so has better AF than 6D.

7D is easier to use, but the 60D is not much less able than the 7D, and if the AF on the 6D is similar to the 5Dmk2 than that clinches it for me.


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May 19, 2013 10:18 |  #4

17-55 is sharper in my experience. 24-105 is good, but a stop slower and isn't the greatest with distortion. That being said, it is a great everyday lens on a full frame camera. It is very easy to get caught up in the constant upgrade cycle (from experience). To be honest, I think the improvement in image quality from the 60d to 6d will offset any compromise between the lenses.


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May 19, 2013 10:24 |  #5

The 6d is basically the same size and weight of the 60d. I've rented the 6d twice and have a 60d.

They handle basically the same way. At ISO 100-400 I don't see any reason to spend more for a 6d. But once you start getting into any range at or above 800 the difference is exponentially different where the 6d is TONS better in the ISO department as you get higher.

If you find that you shoot above ISO 800 a lot, the 6d is WORTH it! If you find that you shoot at or below 800 a lot, I don't find the extra $1000 on the 6d worth it.
(there are of course other perks with a 6d like MA, custom settings, etc so take those into account as well)


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May 19, 2013 15:25 |  #6

I went from a 60D 17-55 to 6D 24-105. The 6D combo is by far the winner. The first time you look through the viewfinder you'll realise you've done the right thing.




  
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May 19, 2013 21:21 |  #7

Mean only go for 6d if I need high iso performance? How about the outer focus point?


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May 20, 2013 04:25 as a reply to  @ chongkiat's post |  #8

Isn't the 17-55 2.8 'L' Series glass for EF-S anyway? I know people who swear by this lens. Journalist photogs too that work for well known papers in the UK and they list the 17-55 lens as one they wouldn't leave home without.

I'd have one if I could justify the price, but I would get a 7D. It's miles ahead of the 60D in all aspects, and when I put them both up against each other head to head the 7D came out as my fave.

6D is well known to be the low light monster, but having a trade off with a 2.8 lens and an f4 with relatively the same glass (so i've been led to believe) then it seems that there's no point in spending the extra.

Some do swear by it though, and I guess there's no harm in trying it out. Only you will know.




  
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May 20, 2013 19:58 |  #9

My 17-55 lived on both my 40d and 7d. It was THE lens for those cameras. Sharp and fast with IS... as others have mentioned... it worked well on those two bodies, and had a very useable focal range.

Now that I have my 5d3, my 7d and 17-55 rarely get used. My 24-105 is on most or the time as a general walk around. If not I have my 70-200 or 85 1.8 for portraits. The 24-105 is a very useable and versatile focal range , decently sharp, and with the 5d3's high ISO capabilities, its very useable in low light, though 24-70 2.8 would be better...

Think really hard of why you're upgrading... I miss ultra wide as I don't have a lens that covers that yet on my 5d3. I luckily was able to keep my 7d and all my lenses as a backup, so I can still use my 10-22 and 7d when I need it, until I can pick up a 16-35 or 17-40.


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May 20, 2013 20:23 |  #10

My 17-55mm is full of dust and I'm very disappointed with it in that regard. It's very sharp and a great lens but I wish it hard more range like the 24-105mm offers on a ff camera.

I'm going to get it cleaned and sell it to move to a 5d mk iii 24-105mm combo.


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Oct 03, 2013 10:37 |  #11

Sorry for bring this thread up, if let say u got the budget for go 6d + 2470 f2.8 mark I , is that stil a good upgrade from a 60d + 1755mm f2.8 IS?


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Oct 03, 2013 15:29 |  #12

chongkiat wrote in post #16343244 (external link)
Sorry for bring this thread up, if let say u got the budget for go 6d + 2470 f2.8 mark I , is that stil a good upgrade from a 60d + 1755mm f2.8 IS?

Its a No brainer !!! I also have the 60D with the 17-55.. My only issue is.. do I get the 6D or the 5D mk3..

BTW.. I will keep the 60D body but am trying to flog the 17-55mm only if I get the right price otherwise I will keep it..


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Oct 03, 2013 17:16 |  #13

Nick_Reading.UK wrote in post #16343882 (external link)
My only issue is.. do I get the 6D or the 5D mk3..

I'm like this at the moment, I have the 1.3 crop, now the 1.6 crop and now want a FF, it's either the 5D3 or 6D, but I'm swaying towards the 5D3...


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Oct 03, 2013 21:07 |  #14

People told me to start out with a Rebel for my first DSLR. I got a 60D and am glad I did.

I feel the same way about the 6D and the 5D Mk III though I'm sure it's just me. I think if I bought the 6D, I would always wonder if I should have saved for a bit longer and gotten the 5D III.


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Oct 04, 2013 00:04 |  #15

Phoenixkh wrote in post #16344572 (external link)
People told me to start out with a Rebel for my first DSLR. I got a 60D and am glad I did.

I feel the same way about the 6D and the 5D Mk III though I'm sure it's just me. I think if I bought the 6D, I would always wonder if I should have saved for a bit longer and gotten the 5D III.



What I like about 6D is about the size and weight, 5dmark3 is abit killer for me, unless Im a professional wedding shooter

What I will use on my cam is family shoot and sometime travel shoot, im not sure 6d + 2470 f2.8 is a good upgrade from 60d+1755 as I can get better weather seal from 6d+L lens

Im asking is that worth to upgrade? Since I only can afford the 2470 mark1


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