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Sep 01, 2014 21:01 |  #76

IMO.....if you don't have a good lens line up, that's what I would suggest focusing on. Second, if you're drooling for a full frame, a nice 1DsII would be my choice......I am a bit biased though. The past 8 years, I've almost exclusivly used 1DsII bodies to pay my bills and still do. They produce great quality image files and the autofocus is amazing even when the light is next to nothing. I sometimes work in conjunction with another studio who primarily uses 5DII's and they have even commented on how well my files hold up to manipulation as compared to theirs......of course, that could be contributed somewhat to better lighting control (which I do feel that I handle that a bit better).
In the end, I have no problem recommending the 1DsII for producing superior results in just about any situation (assuming the user knows how to make it work). And at the prices it can be had at now, it's a bargain.




  
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Sep 03, 2014 01:17 |  #77

Although many others have chimed in, I will add that if I were in your exact position.
I would buy a used 6D and the 40mm stm lens. Perfect combo.
Then build out your EF lenses as needed.

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Sep 03, 2014 14:24 |  #78

I've won some awards and sold plenty of framed prints with my 40D, AND using the best glass available.
Unless you do 'high art" large framed prints, or shoot for demanding big money customers, I think you'd be very happy with what a 70D and a good lens will do.




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Sep 03, 2014 17:43 |  #79

trailguy wrote in post #17133767 (external link)
I've won some awards and sold plenty of framed prints with my 40D, AND using the best glass available.
Unless you do 'high art" large framed prints, or shoot for demanding big money customers, I think you'd be very happy with what a 70D and a good lens will do.

Quite right - the "Old" 40D can produce excellent images by any standards. A young lady that I helped teach is continually proving this!
However when fast AF and/or high ISO performance are required then no, current, APSC camera is really in the running - pity...


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Aug 22, 2015 13:00 |  #80

johnf3f wrote in post #17134099 (external link)
Quite right - the "Old" 40D can produce excellent images by any standards. A young lady that I helped teach is continually proving this!
However when fast AF and/or high ISO performance are required then no, current, APSC camera is really in the running - pity...

^ My 40D pleases me plenty, without eating up my storage capacity at a more rapid pace! :-)
I even own a 5D, yet still do not hesitate to shoot using the 40D. (I wish I could get a 17-55 f/2.8 IS zoom equivalent for FF!)

I don't think Ansel Adams or Alfred Eisenstadt's work has been criticized for shooting the older emulsions of the 1940's and 1960's...art and excellent photography is in the portrayal, not necessarily in the technical capability of the newer film or the newer sensor.


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Aug 22, 2015 13:13 |  #81

Archibald wrote in post #17123714 (external link)
Well, thank you for the invitation.

I have tried to do some camera and lens comparisons, and find they are very hard to do properly. There are organizations out there who do this professionally, and they also find them hard to do. Sometimes after all the tests are done, they won't even agree with each other. So I no longer take my tests that seriously. I am just not qualified to do a good job.

But doing a few shoots with you when you are in Calgary sounds like terrific fun. We can certainly do the tests, and do informal comparisons. I doubt we will see a discernible difference in the results, but who knows.

So by all means let me know when you are coming!

(Don't come in the winter! And winter runs from the beginning of November to early or mid May.)

Came in August this year!


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