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Canon crop is still worse than everyone else when it comes to color noise (and the 5D III and 1D X are still worse than the D810).
If you get the 6d you don't have to get a 24-70. Maybe the 16-35 f/4 plus your 50 and your 70-200 makes a great kit?
I have been a Canon user my entire life. I love the product, including DPP which is my RAW converter of choice.
I presently shoot with a 1D Mark IV and a 5D Mark III, which are fully supported by my present version of DPP. The 7D Mark II requires that I update my DPP.
Here is my problem with that.....
The newer version of DPP does not support my operating system. I run Vista 64. Updating my operating system requires that I go to Windows 8 which needs a clean install. Huge job. Also, I'm not sure that a lot of my current software will run on Windows 8. I have CS4 as well as plugins such as NIK, Neat Image and a slew of other free standing applications.
As much as I was not comfortable with the user interface of Lightroom when I tried a demo last year, I thought I would now have to go that route. Guess what? Right. It's now only available under CC and I refuse to rent software on a monthly fee basis which is why I still run CS4.
I'm 72 years old so I guess my 1D4 and 5D3 will have to do me the rest of my life or until my computer cr@ps out and I have no choice.
All Canon had to do was continue to support the operating system and I would have added a 7D2 to my bag.
Okay..... rant over.
Er... Does it shoot RAW?
Probably not. Exmor should improve DR across the board though
Anecdotally, my HTC One (no clue who builds the sensor) seemed to have significantly wider DR than my iphone 6 has. The former's camera was generally awful, but occasionally I'd look at a picture and truly wonder if I could replicate it with one of my SLRs in a single exposure.
So, looking at my choices, I basically want the 5D4 for less than $2k
And I want a 1DX MkII for less than $4,000 and a 1Ds MkIII replacement for less the $5,000 too, guess what, it ain't gonna happen.
Incidentally, what difference does USB 3 make to anything?
Look around all you want, you will find the high end DSLR crop camera market wanting, if you have decent lens requirements your choices are the 7D MkII and the 5 year old Nikon D300s, which is basically the 7 year old D300, and if you are a gambler this weeks Sony offering, but it probably won't be supported next week.
If you truthfully want a serious IQ kick then same generation FF gives it to you, but at a price, if you can't or don't want to afford the price then you have to make a compromise.
(the worrisome things about it are more worrisome for other lines, it still leaves (some good number of) us fearing the 5D4 may once again have a non-Exmor-level sensor and crippled video quality and usability)
Sigma Rumors is calling $1099 and $1999 respectively. Find out for sure next week I suppose
I'm currently reviewing two EF-M mount lenses from third party manufacturers: Tamron 18-200 VC and Rokinon 12mm f/2. They are both very good lenses: the Tamron does a little bit of everything quite well. But the little Rokinon (manual everything) is a true treat. It is basically a better version of the 14mm f/2.8: less distortion, similar sharpness, and can use traditional filters. I LOVE it! The only thing holding it back is the basic limitations of a crop sensor (as compared to a FF sensor).
My full reviews will be live in the next couple of weeks.
I'm glad to hear of further development for the M. It definitely has limitations, but it produces surprisingly good images. I actually used a 60D for a recent review of a crop sensor lens and was surprised by how much less "clean" the images were compared to the EOS M images. I haven't used a 70D/7DII yet, but I suspect the images from the M will be closer to the 70D than the 60D (I do anticipate the 70D/7DII having the best IQ of the three).