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rob14

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Body upgrade advice
« on: April 12, 2013, 08:16:15 AM »
Hi all,

I am in need of some educated advice.  I am looking to move out of the rebel lineup.  I have a T3 currently.  I use an 85mm f/1.8 on it primarily. 

I primarily enjoy portraits.  What do you view as being my best option? 

I can struggled with AF in lowlight with the T3 so I am looking for an upgrade when it comes to autofocus.  Any feedback would be appreciated! Thanks.

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Body upgrade advice
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Re: Body upgrade advice
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2013, 08:42:18 AM »
Budget??

6D or 5DIII.
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Re: Body upgrade advice
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2013, 08:48:42 AM »
My budget is flexible.  This does seem what it comes down to 6D vs. 5DIII.  I'm not sure I can justify the 5D.  90% of my shots are still. 

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Re: Body upgrade advice
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2013, 09:07:44 AM »
My budget is flexible.  This does seem what it comes down to 6D vs. 5DIII.  I'm not sure I can justify the 5D.  90% of my shots are still.

The 5DIII's AF system also helps for stills, especially when the subject is off-center.  Its many f/2.8 points with spot focusing helps with using large aperture lenses.  I used to crop a lot of 5DII images because I was only able to get good results with the center point consistently, so the subject was centered and the image was "reframed" in post.  Now I just select the AF point, and it minimizes cropping.

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Re: Body upgrade advice
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2013, 12:16:15 PM »
The T3 is fine unless you're a pixel peeper.  Then the only option is full frame and that's only a budget question.
I might consider the 50mm f1.4 on your current body.  The crop factor will make it a 75mm lens - generally
thought of as a maximum focal length for portraits.  This faster lens will "upgrade" to full frame should you decide to make the move later. 
Keep saving your money - none of this junk is going to get cheaper!

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Re: Body upgrade advice
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2013, 12:16:15 PM »