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POLL: "Which poison would you take... The Blue? or the Red Pill?"
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Please advise which one would you choose and why 6D or 7D

 
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Oct 23, 2013 12:57 |  #1

Okay I know one is full frame and the other is not. I mainly do sports photos but also like to dabble into portrait shots so a FF camera is very tempting but at the same breath the 7D does a pretty good job also. I also understand the 7D is overdue for a refresh while the 6D is newer with extra features. I currently have a 1D MKII N as my primary sports tool. As for lenses I do have 24-70 and 70-200 both in MK II version. So help me out here to make an ideal decision.


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Oct 23, 2013 13:06 |  #2

If you shoot mainly sports, I'd go with the 7D. That's about the only time my 7D ever comes out of it's bag these days.




  
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Oct 23, 2013 13:12 |  #3

I agree with Patrick. ^^


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Oct 23, 2013 13:21 as a reply to  @ Fitness Freak's post |  #4

You don't say why you want to upgrade unless I missed it. The 1Dmkiin should be a great tool with the speedy AF and super manageable files. Do you want more mps or reach?




  
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Oct 23, 2013 13:27 |  #5

1ds4Me wrote in post #16393241 (external link)
You don't say why you want to upgrade unless I missed it. The 1Dmkiin should be a great tool with the speedy AF and super manageable files. Do you want more mps or reach?

Just more mps. I know the II N is built like a tank and doubt it will fail on me thus why I am dabbling into the possibility of a FF camera.


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Oct 23, 2013 13:43 |  #6

I would choose a 6d as I don't do sports but more portraits.

However, if I was you I would go 7d.


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Oct 23, 2013 13:50 |  #7

Sell 1dmk2 and 7d and pick 5dmk3. Best option besides 1dx. Had 1dmk2 and 5dmk3 kicked its butt in my tests using 300mm f2.8 IS. I have 6d, not that good for action. Look at the 6d picture threads, mostly things not moving.

BTW - What sports?


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Oct 23, 2013 14:06 |  #8

If you do sports, then not the 6D. I'm not sure that the 7D is your best bet either, but between the 2 not the 6D.




  
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Oct 23, 2013 14:19 |  #9

7D since youre doing sports, maybe get a 5D for full frame fun. Thats what I did and im really happy with two bodies as opposed to just one expensive body. 7D around $800 used and 5D around $450 used, cheaper than a 6D body.


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Oct 23, 2013 14:20 |  #10

bobbyz wrote in post #16393309 (external link)
Sell 1dmk2 and 7d and pick 5dmk3. Best option besides 1dx. Had 1dmk2 and 5dmk3 kicked its butt in my tests using 300mm f2.8 IS. I have 6d, not that good for action. Look at the 6d picture threads, mostly things not moving.

BTW - What sports?

If I were to get the 6D I would not use it for sports (soccer, football, etc). I was thinking of doing more family vacation pics and video if need to. I know both cameras can do the job well but my inner geeky side is telling me go with a FF. Again as for sports I think my II N can handle that very well. That is when I can afford a 1D IV or the X.

Sports wise I mainly do motorcycle photos and going into paintball also.


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Oct 23, 2013 14:38 |  #11

OuttaCtrl wrote in post #16393389 (external link)
If I were to get the 6D I would not use it for sports (soccer, football, etc). I was thinking of doing more family vacation pics and video if need to. I know both cameras can do the job well but my inner geeky side is telling me go with a FF. Again as for sports I think my II N can handle that very well. That is when I can afford a 1D IV or the X.

Sports wise I mainly do motorcycle photos and going into paintball also.

I think you just made up your mind on your own ;)

Get the 6D.


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Oct 23, 2013 14:44 |  #12

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #16393433 (external link)
I think you just made up your mind on your own ;)

Get the 6D.

But at the same token the 7D can be my backup sports camera while can also do family pics and video well also. See what I mean?


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Oct 23, 2013 14:49 |  #13

OuttaCtrl wrote in post #16393449 (external link)
But at the same token the 7D can be my backup sports camera while can also do family pics and video well also. See what I mean?

If you only need it as a backup camera for sports, the 6D will do just fine. Go browse the 6D thread, lots of people (including myself) have used the 6D for sports.


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Oct 23, 2013 15:13 |  #14

OuttaCtrl wrote in post #16393389 (external link)
If I were to get the 6D I would not use it for sports (soccer, football, etc). I was thinking of doing more family vacation pics and video if need to. I know both cameras can do the job well but my inner geeky side is telling me go with a FF. Again as for sports I think my II N can handle that very well. That is when I can afford a 1D IV or the X.

Sports wise I mainly do motorcycle photos and going into paintball also.

6d should be able to handle that. If you using 1dmk2 for sports fine then 6d is a good choice. Better image quality than 7d and you have nice DOF control. Your two zooms will shine on FF. I only went back for 5dmk3 as 6d in my tests not good besides center point. Other might disagree.


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Oct 23, 2013 15:53 |  #15

OuttaCtrl wrote in post #16393163 (external link)
Okay I know one is full frame and the other is not. I mainly do sports photos but also like to dabble into portrait shots so a FF camera is very tempting but at the same breath the 7D does a pretty good job also. I also understand the 7D is overdue for a refresh while the 6D is newer with extra features. I currently have a 1D MKII N as my primary sports tool. As for lenses I do have 24-70 and 70-200 both in MK II version. So help me out here to make an ideal decision.

The 7D is the more versatile. It exceeds the 6D in autofocus flexibility, capture rate, build quality, and "reach" with a given focal length. All important features when shooting sports. The 6D has superior image quality and two stop better high ISO performance when compared with the 7D. The difference in image quality, while a factor to be considered when shooting landscapes, is less so for portrait work. I own both. The 6D comes out for low light conditions and landscape work. The 7D is the all around workhorse.




  
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