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Need a camera body and standard zoom for ~$2700...

Canon EOS 6D with 24-105 f4L IS USM
36 (81.8%)
Canon EOS Rebel T4i with 24-70 f2.8L II USM
6 (13.6%)
Other (explain below)
2 (4.5%)

Total Members Voted: 44

Voting closed: April 14, 2013, 02:22:08 PM

Author Topic: 6D + 24-105 vs T4i + 24-70 II  (Read 6929 times)

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Re: 6D + 24-105 vs T4i + 24-70 II
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2013, 09:45:39 PM »


The T4i is a great camera. The true cost to own is very, very low. If you buy the body for $600 or less, the per year cost to own - depreciation - is going to be less than $100 per year, maybe as low as $50.  Buy it for $600,, use it for 2 years, sell for $475 or more. Incredibly cheap for incredibly much camera.

If you are going to listen to others advice, listen to those who HAVE OWNED the T4i. Many who haven't just don't "get" that camera. The sensor is basically as good as/the same as the other Canon sensors right now, just in a crop. The auto focus is the same as the Canon 60D.

Good luck.
Michael

In some place, you can find the 60D plus a 18-135mm for 900 (Frys)... sell the lens for $300 and bam... 60D for $600.  I like the feel and performance of the 60D (the rebels just are too small).  I think the ISO performance of the t4i is marginally better though.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100 f/2.8L->85mm f/1.8 USM->135L -> 8mm ->100L

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Re: 6D + 24-105 vs T4i + 24-70 II
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2013, 09:45:39 PM »

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Re: 6D + 24-105 vs T4i + 24-70 II
« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2013, 03:53:28 PM »
How would you feel about finding a good deal on a used 5DII and still get the 24-70 II ?  It's still over your budget, but not too much.  That would be a great compromise, and you could later upgrade the camera if you cared to.  Pictures should be tack sharp, image quality should be close to a 6D...

You can find the d5 mkii for around $1400 or so... maybe 1300... So it would be around $700 from getting both.  I like the idea... I was looking at the mkii for a while and I think it is very comparable to the 6D.  It's not a good option for me because of the focusing issues, but it seems like a good suggestion.

I have a 5DII.  I really don't know what focusing issues people talk about. Sure, it's not as good as some brand new cameras, but it has never let me down.

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Re: 6D + 24-105 vs T4i + 24-70 II
« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2013, 03:53:28 PM »