britt777 wrote in post #18030740
I currently own 1D Mark lll and I absolutely love it. My style of shooting has always been sports and wildlife. My question is, my first Grandchild is coming and I know I will be taking a ton of pictures...lol. Wondering if a FF camera would be better for this style shooting.
I have a many different lens, but none I think are good for portraits on a crop camera. 85mm is way to long.
I am looking at the 6D and the 5D Mark lll. If I go FF. My 85 will see a lot more use and was thinking of also picking up the 50mm 1.8 STM lens.
Any suggestions for good lens to use if I just use the 1D and don't go FF would be great.
All suggestions welcomed, thank you.
First off, you need a new camera. Not for any particular reason, but just because you do. Buy one. That process has always worked for me. Full disclosure: I am currently using a 1DIII and a 6D.
Ok, now to some actual ponderings on your situation. Of course a new full-frame camera will offer some improvements in IQ, particularly in the realm of ISO and noise. That said, the 1DIII is quite respectable in those regards. If you don't plan to shoot very much at 3200 and above, the gain will be negligible. Comparing 6D to 5DIII, now. The only real advantage 5D3 offers over the 6D is auto-focus. You already have a camera with killer AF. If you go FF, go with the 6D. Of course, the controls on both are vastly different from than the 1DIII. One advantage the 6D offers is it's size and weight. It feels like a P&S after handling the 1DIII.
As far as focal length goes, buying a new body AND new lenses doesn't make sense to me. Instead of getting FF and 50 STM, why not just get a 35 IS (35L, Σ35A) for your 1DIII? Same logic applies to any other lens you may consider. The difference in apparent focal length from FF to 1.3X is not really huge. I use my lenses interchangeably without thought (my wife says I'm good at 'without thought'). At the wider end of things (28mm and wider), I go with the 6D. If you end up doing a lot of wide (16-35?), you may want that FF after all.