Not to highjack, but I'm in a fairly close situation myself. I bought a T2i kit as a noob and thought I'd have to buy a "big shot" camera someday if I wanted better pictures than I was taking. Naturally, the more I shot- the better my pictures got. To the point that through these years, I've come to love that cheap little plasticky thing, and really have a hard time selling myself on the thought that a new body is going to make my captures that much better for the investment. I've sold some pictures, and even have a full covershot of a local paper to my credit, but I'm ultimately just a ham and egger. The only reason I'm considering changing bodies is I've finally felt a little hindered by the T2i's light sensitivity and hunt and peck focusing, and I've got a couple trips this year that I really want to make the most of from a landscape wide angle perspective.
My gear is the aforementioned T2i
EFS kit lens I never use
EF 70-200 2.8L II
EF 16-35 2.8L II
I'm really torn between a)getting a 6d, simply because it's "FF", my two good lenses are made for it, etc. or b)upgrading to a 70d with better focusing a feature laden by caparison, getting an efs 10-18 for landscape, and waiting for the trickle down when Canon finally competes with Nikon in MP
I guess even at it's current $1500 pricetag, I just doubt a 6D will have been worth it. Thoughts?
That's a tough question Buzr
. The way I see it, you are more in touch and honest with yourself and your gear than most. And obviously you don't buy a lot of gear just for sake of merely owning it. You have a lot of confidence and experience with that T2i crop camera. You're used to it. You like it. And you don't feel limited by it. So with that in mind and your apparently frugal nature, the 70D seems like a good idea and a great value.
But let's push your boundaries a bit with the 6D FF question: While you own two amazing fabulous lenses that would benefit in a big way from the FF aspect ratio, you don't seem that interested in FF. But then you mention buying a somewhat inferior and dedicated EF-S lens to gain better wide angle FL. Buying the EF-S 10-18 with the 70D will also increase your investment to essentially what you would pay for the 6D. So that is a contradiction. You already own a MUCH better wide angle zoom lens (EF 16-35L) than the EF-S 10-18. The 16-35 would give you everything you could ever dream of with the 6D. And I promise you that you haven't lived until you use that 70-200 lens on a FF camera.
Lastly, you also have a bit of a gap in your lens collection between the 16-35 and the 70-200. Why not 'go for it' and buy a 6D + 24-105-F/4L Kit and fill that gap with a great walk around L lens in the bargain?
I think that based on what you say you shoot and the skill level you are probably at, it is probably a perfect time for you to embrace full frame and see what it can do for your creativity. Great low light, remote shooting and expanded FL options all are waiting with a FF body. And currently, the 6D is about as cheap as it may ever be new. (OR, buy a used 5D Classic FF and see what it's all about for less $$.)
Look, it's a given that you'll love the 70D. That's a no brainer. What I think I am reading between the lines in your post is that you might secretly be pining for a FF 6D. That EF-S 10-18 lens is a bit of a tell and possibly a step backward with the lenses you already own. You are already in a higher class of gear with those and you may likely be disappointed with a variable aperture EF-S lens that can only be used on crop cameras. Thoughts?