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6D or wait for New 7D?
« on: December 26, 2012, 04:37:53 PM »
Welcome thoughts from the group.  I currently have a T2i and I am really itching for an upgrade.  Trying to decide whether to just go for it w/ the 6D or hold off until the new 7D comes out next year.  Thoughts?

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6D or wait for New 7D?
« on: December 26, 2012, 04:37:53 PM »

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Re: 6D or wait for New 7D?
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2012, 05:35:31 PM »
Well no one knows when the new 7D will come out or the specs. But if it is similar to the original 7D, it is a completely different camera than the 6D, aimed at different styles of photography. The 7d is an APS-c camera with high fps and tough body for sports and nature photographers. The 6D is entry level full frame for more "general" photography.

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Re: 6D or wait for New 7D?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2012, 06:18:54 PM »
Trying to decide whether to just go for it w/ the 6D or hold off until the new 7D comes out next year.  Thoughts?


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Re: 6D or wait for New 7D?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2012, 06:39:36 PM »
I just went from T2i to 6D :)

If you are even considering the 6D that probably means youre not into sports photography. And yeah, just ask yourself, "Full frame or Crop Sensor".

the 6D is a mighty fine camera.

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Re: 6D or wait for New 7D?
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 06:44:25 PM »
I'm in the exact same situation.  Really want a FF but if the 7d2 has good specs then I might just stay using cropped body.

I would also presume (hoping) that the 7d2 price point will be between 6d and current 7d.

So in my case I will sit and wait......at least 1st half of 2013. Hopefully by that time the 7d2 is out and/or the 6d prices would be lower and bug/glitches are fixed.

Speaking of which, I have not read reported bugs or glitches other than slow focus on some copies.
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Re: 6D or wait for New 7D?
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2012, 06:52:53 PM »
If your in no rush there probably isn't any reason not to wait a bit. Plus you'll benefit from a few $100 in savings if you wait and still go with a 6d.

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Re: 6D or wait for New 7D?
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2012, 07:02:46 PM »
If you have the budget for a 6D now... You'd have saved enough money to buy a 5D mark iii by the time a new 7D is released (not announced, released!) and that is "if" they announce it early next year. The most important question is, do you need it now? If so, the original 7D is still a great camera and the 6D is just as great depending on your style of shooting. I've owned the 7D previously and favor the 6D for image quality over the 7D's speed. Of course 5D mark III is much better than both as an all-around camera.
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Re: 6D or wait for New 7D?
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2012, 07:02:46 PM »

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Re: 6D or wait for New 7D?
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2012, 07:20:06 PM »
Playing the the "buy what is available now, or wait for a future camera with rumored specs" game caused me to wait for years before up dating my 20D. I could have, and probably should have bought the 5DII way back when but waited. Remember what the rumors and speculation on what the 6D would be bring were? Remember when we thought we would have the 6D by? What are you going to do when Canon waits till October to announce the 7DII, then says it won't be available till December then it finally launches and rumors and specks for the 6DII starts swirling around?

Here is my suggestion. Figure out what you are looking for and need in a camera, figure out your budget, then go get it tomorrow. Heck, you might even end up in the Nikon camp, but go get your camera now, and don't look back.  :)
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Re: 6D or wait for New 7D?
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2012, 07:21:19 PM »
Thanks everyone.  The problem is, I enjoy shooting just about everything; I am not a professional, but enjoy taking the camera out for landscape, nature (still and action wildlife), portrait shots more often than shooting sports.  I also am looking for something that has very strong low light capability which I understand the 6D does.  But I imagine that the new 7D will also be strong as well. 

I guess the ranking for what I photograph would be the following:

1. Portraits
2. Landscapes
3. Wildlife / sports

Sorry for the stupid questions....

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Re: 6D or wait for New 7D?
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2012, 07:58:39 PM »
Funny.  I made the exact same post a month ago, only I asked about 6D, 7D2, 5D3 too.

I just got my 6D a few days before Christmas.

I would have to say go for the 6D.  Having a FF camera is very useful.  Very, very interesting compared to just a newer crop. 

I avoided shooting ISO 400 on my T3i, and I would never shoot above 800 ISO.  I have seen people showing off select images from 7D that they have modified significantly in post that look good shot at 1600 or 3200, or even a few from 6400, BUT, a.)  not all of one's images would lend themselves to such treatment, and 2.)  who wants to do that degree of intensive PP NR on every image?

I have been shooting the 6D at 3200 and it looks fantastic.  It looks great at 5000, and even good at 6400 untouched in PP.  With some PP, I could make it look better, but I have not even been messing with it that much.  (LR3 needed upgrading to LR 4 for the new camera).  I got LR4 yesterday, and it really is better than LR3, contrary to my initial thinking.  That ISo ability is huge, it means so many indoor shooting situations where I can avoid flash altogether, or use it only for fill.  I LOVE it.

The inherently shallower DOF is great too.  Not so much because I want to use primes wide open for heavy effects, but because it makes F/4 look like f/2.5 did on a crop body.

I may someday pick up the 7D2 (whenever that might appear), but I can wait a year after its release after the prices go down.  My T3i still works great when I want "reach" from a crop body.

As for the 6D's AF, it may not be the 61-point system, but it also lacks some of the complications that go along with all that complexity.  I don't generally shoot super-fast things, or at least not in super-serious situations where one certain try would not be just as good as the next try. 

What I do love is the one big, bright center AF point in the 6D, which catches AF instantly in low light (-3 EV, whatever that means to you  ;)).  Supposedly the 5D3 may struggle with lags on dim light focus.  The 6D also has big obvious RED AF points you can see in the dark too. 

In any event, bodies are constantly depreciating, and new ones that are 2x better are always beig released every few years.  Lenses hold their value.  I can sit out a generation on bodies.  By saving $1,000 on 6D vs. 5D3, I was able to buy an extra prime lens, and still pocket some cash.

Good luck!
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Re: 6D or wait for New 7D?
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2012, 08:00:54 PM »
That was incredibly helpful.  Thanks!!!!!

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Re: 6D or wait for New 7D?
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2012, 09:18:45 PM »
I have been somewhat debating the same issue.  I have a 7D and it works well for what I do most which is sports - however, I have wanted to get a FF camera.

So for me, the question is do I sell the 7D and get a 5DIII, or keep the 7D for sports and get the 6D for most everything else.

I'm going to wait and see if a 7DII gets announced as a 6D & 7DII combo might be better than a 5DIII (which my current thinking is the 5DIII would be better than the 6D & 7D).

Until then, I'm happy with my 7D.
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Re: 6D or wait for New 7D?
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2012, 09:57:23 PM »
ScottyP is right on. My 2c: if you are not missing pictures, wait. If you are, then upgrade. If you wait, like robbymac said, you may even save a hundred...

If you are not taking action shots (fast moving objects like kids, sports, BIF, jumping mountain lions etc...) then you probably do not need a 7D or a 5D3 (or even a 1DX)...
 

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Re: 6D or wait for New 7D?
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2012, 09:57:23 PM »

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Re: 6D or wait for New 7D?
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2012, 10:08:44 PM »
ScottyP is right on. My 2c: if you are not missing pictures, wait. If you are, then upgrade. If you wait, like robbymac said, you may even save a hundred...

If you are not taking action shots (fast moving objects like kids, sports, BIF, jumping mountain lions etc...) then you probably do not need a 7D or a 5D3 (or even a 1DX)...
 

LOL ;D

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Re: 6D or wait for New 7D?
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2012, 10:23:28 PM »
ScottyP is right on. My 2c: if you are not missing pictures, wait. If you are, then upgrade. If you wait, like robbymac said, you may even save a hundred...

If you are not taking action shots (fast moving objects like kids, sports, BIF, jumping mountain lions etc...) then you probably do not need a 7D or a 5D3 (or even a 1DX)...
 

LOL ;D

Hopefully they are jumping across the shot, and not jumping at the photographer!
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Re: 6D or wait for New 7D?
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2012, 10:23:28 PM »