Optiq wrote in post #18652554
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.