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VitorMachado

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Should I sell my 7D for a 6D?
« on: March 23, 2013, 08:24:53 PM »
Title says it all. I bought the 7D thinking the small features that makes it better than the 6D (fps, shutter speed, button layout) would make a big difference to me, but it hasn't at all. I shoot cars and I've been needing full frame more than ever, especially because of always needing a good prime lens thats reasonably wide. Aslo, after some long thinking and extensive testing in the field, shooting a static object never occurred to me that I'll NEVER need all 19 cross-type points. I'd like some opinions from anyone on here who actually has the 6D. Thanks
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Should I sell my 7D for a 6D?
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Re: Should I sell my 7D for a 6D?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2013, 09:34:22 PM »

1. Shooting moving cars outdoor - 7D
2. Shooting cars in show room - 6D
3. 5D III or 1D X - will do both
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Re: Should I sell my 7D for a 6D?
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2013, 09:51:32 PM »

1. Shooting moving cars outdoor - 7D
2. Shooting cars in show room - 6D
3. 5D III or 1D X - will do both

Agreed.  But why 6D?  The 6D is better in low light and has gps and wifi over the 5d mkii... and for the purpose of shooting cars... I'd say save the 2 to 300 and just get the mkii.  Heck... it might even be a $500 difference if you aren't an extreme bargain shopper. 

And while I'm offering some solicited advice... here's some unsolicited.  Get a fisheye lens.  They are fun to play with... and you can get some fun results for less than 300. 
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Should I sell my 7D for a 6D?
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2013, 10:38:06 PM »
I would upgrade. Your pictures will be sharper. I think it will be about the same cost when you factor in lens cost going wide.  If it is a prime lens.

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Re: Should I sell my 7D for a 6D?
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2013, 10:38:51 PM »
do you want full frame or crop?


I think what he is  saying is that he wants to  use wide angle prime,  and  with  full frame the same lens is  naturally 60% wider.   it makes sense to me.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Should I sell my 7D for a 6D?
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2013, 10:54:15 PM »
I sold my 7D to help finance my 6D purchase.  I'm so glad that I did.  Image quality is far superior in my opinion.  For my style of shooting, I don't need 19 AF or the faster shutter.  The only real issue I have is the lack of a pop up flash or some form of wireless transmission for my flash.  Of course, now I don't need the flash anymore with the ISO performance :p
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Re: Should I sell my 7D for a 6D?
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Re: Should I sell my 7D for a 6D?
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2013, 11:07:27 PM »
I sold my 7D to help finance my 6D purchase.  I'm so glad that I did.  Image quality is far superior in my opinion.  For my style of shooting, I don't need 19 AF or the faster shutter.  The only real issue I have is the lack of a pop up flash or some form of wireless transmission for my flash.  Of course, now I don't need the flash anymore with the ISO performance :p
what kind of speedlite do you have?  I  have a 430ex  and I  hope I  can trigger it wirelessly when I eventually upgrade.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Should I sell my 7D for a 6D?
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2013, 11:25:10 PM »
To the OP: It sounds like the 6D will suit your needs perfectly. I love mine. And, the 24-105L kit lens is a bargain too.

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Re: Should I sell my 7D for a 6D?
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2013, 04:21:29 PM »
Go for the 6D

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Re: Should I sell my 7D for a 6D?
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2013, 07:12:21 PM »
Yes. But if you can afford it go for the 5d3 instead.
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Re: Should I sell my 7D for a 6D?
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2013, 10:14:19 AM »
No, don't do it. While the 6D will be better in image quality and especially low light performance, it is basically a lower end body more like the Canon 60D just with a full frame sensor so it will feel like a downgrade as well as an upgrade. The logical step up is to the 5D3. I'd save up and get a great deal on the 5D3. They had refurbished ones down to $2400. This review sums it up well. The 6D in many ways is more like a full frame 60D than anything else:
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Re: Should I sell my 7D for a 6D?
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2013, 12:36:49 PM »
I was starting to get worried, it took much longer than normal for all the gearheads to come out and start chanting their 5d3 mantra.

OP:  I own the 6D.  I almost didn't buy it after reading all the S___ on here about it.  But I went for it, and realized that most the people on here obsess about gear WAY too much.  Good on you for taking a good look at what you need, and what you don't.   Yes, more is better, but cost is a factor for almost all of us.  Get the 6D, you'll be happy with it.
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Re: Should I sell my 7D for a 6D?
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Re: Should I sell my 7D for a 6D?
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2013, 12:39:01 PM »
The logical step up is to the 5D3.

Why is that the logical step?  Did you read the part where he said he doesn't really even use the autofocusing of the 7D?  The need for full frame?  How does the 6D not fulfill this?  Yes, the 5d3 is better.  There will always be better cameras out there.  Not everyone NEEDS to own the 5d3.

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Re: Should I sell my 7D for a 6D?
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2013, 10:06:25 PM »
I was starting to get worried, it took much longer than normal for all the gearheads to come out and start chanting their 5d3 mantra.

OP:  I own the 6D.  I almost didn't buy it after reading all the S___ on here about it.  But I went for it, and realized that most the people on here obsess about gear WAY too much.  Good on you for taking a good look at what you need, and what you don't.   Yes, more is better, but cost is a factor for almost all of us.  Get the 6D, you'll be happy with it.

Lol, I have to agree with you. The 6D gets no respect whatsoever because of its specs on paper, rather than criticizing the camera in real-world shooting. Anyways, I'm glad I got a reply from someone in my situation. I just simply don't have the cash to throw down an extra 1K on a camera. I have done extensive research and I think I've made up my mind. The 7D has been returned and I'm waiting on my refund. Thanks for the advice. Hopefully I made the right choice!
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Re: Should I sell my 7D for a 6D?
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2013, 10:06:25 PM »