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Re: 70d out in time?
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2013, 06:49:37 AM »
Right now you can pick up a refurbished T4i for $515 direct from Canon. If you need more power, the 7D can be had for $1074.

I always hear about the poor low light performance of the 7D, how does it compare to the 60D/rebel line low light capabilities.
Same sensor.  Very little difference in performance.  Plus, if you could afford a 7D, you should spare a little cash as used 5D mark II's tend to be very lowly priced nowadays.

yeah well.. if someone wants a 7D he will maybe not be happy with a 5D MK2.
you know the 5D MK2 is not exactly a sports camera or famous for it´s great AF system or speed.

but for the OT, as a travel camera, the 5D MK2 will be a nice camera.
thought i would not buy one new.
the price difference between the 6D and the 5D MK2 is non-existent here.

having both, i can say the 6D is the better camera.

we can argue how much of an improvement the 6D is.
canon could sure have implemented a better AF in the 6D... but it is an improvement (except for x-sync and shutter speed).

so for the same price (~80 euro difference here) i would always buy the 6D.


i don´t think the 70D will be out before august.
there is just a cashback action starting in germany for the 60D that will last a month.
so it´s unlikely canon will release a 70D anytime soon.
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Re: 70d out in time?
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2013, 06:49:37 AM »

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Re: 70d out in time?
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2013, 08:04:49 AM »
Actually, if I were in your position with minimal investment in lenses, I'd go for the Olympus OM-D with Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 lens, plus one of the longer zooms.
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Re: 70d out in time?
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2013, 08:22:21 AM »
During my time owning the 60D, I mostly shot landscape/sunset and night street photography. I also will be assisting my sister in shooting a Wedding as well, it will be a nice to get my feet wet into wedding photography.
60D is just fine for those purposes, though obviously for night stuff a 5dii/6d would be nicer. But, as you can see right away, its hard to find cheap glass for full-frame, so, you'll spend $1500 on the body and another few thousand on lenses. Adds up fast.

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The amount that I want to spend is tentatively $2000, but I could see myself selling the Tamron, and forking up a little bit more to get a 6D w/ 24-105mm f/4 IS, but then again, I don't know if I could justify the price for essentially a "first-time" DSLR.
Well, a 60D is pretty dirt cheap at this point, seen them in the $5-600 range fairly frequently. So, that leaves you $1500 for glass. If you do a lot of travel, the 15-85 would combo nicely with that as your kit lens. And then a few primes (85mm/100mm and probably something wider, maybe 24 or 28mm) and you'd have a decently well rounded kit. The primes would work for street/night photography, 15-85 gives you some landscape flexibility. And for weddings you'd be covered indoors and outdoors for assisting.

And if you eventually decide to go full-frame, all the primes would still work. And the 15-85 holds its value fairly well.

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Re: 70d out in time?
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2013, 10:29:50 AM »
grab a Canon SL1 with a 40mm pancake... great travel setup...
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Re: 70d out in time?
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2013, 12:38:23 PM »
I am new to DSLR's and will be traveling to Europe for a little over a month (leaving June 10th). I am pretty set on the XXD line, but would be interested in other suggestions. I was rather hopeful of the April 23rd announcement date, but now that has come and gone and no 70D. So do you guys 1) think the 70d bill be released before I leave? Or 2) think I should go for the 60D, or another suggestion.

I too shoot Canon and I love my 60D with the 18-200mm.  Now -- Canon shooters/lovers avert your eyes....  I like my D7100 with the 18-200 just a little better and you can get lens and camera for $1800 usd.  If you had enough for a an external flash you could use commander mode for off-camera flash when possible (diffuser like Gary Fong collapsible Light Sphere good for travelling) would be good for the wedding since the lens is not low light.  Perhaps adding a 50mm 1.8 would be a cheap low-light alternative to the external flash. 

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« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2013, 01:21:28 PM »
grab a Canon SL1 with a 40mm pancake... great travel setup...
Can you post some of your photos with it? 

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Re: 70d out in time?
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2013, 01:26:27 PM »
Thanks guys for the suggestions, please keep them coming! They are extremely helpful!

One of the problems I have with going APS-C is that I do see myself going full frame in the future, and I don't want to spend any more money on Crop lenses, if I won't be able to use them in the future (unless in crop mode). And the reason I don't just get a 60D with a 24-105, is with the crop factor, I don't know if 24mm-->really 38mm is wide enough.
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Re: 70d out in time?
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2013, 01:44:35 PM »
Thanks guys for the suggestions, please keep them coming! They are extremely helpful!

One of the problems I have with going APS-C is that I do see myself going full frame in the future, and I don't want to spend any more money on Crop lenses, if I won't be able to use them in the future (unless in crop mode). And the reason I don't just get a 60D with a 24-105, is with the crop factor, I don't know if 24mm-->really 38mm is wide enough.

Given your future is NOT aps-c, then a used 5d2 with a 24-105 sounds like a pretty good way to start.  Good luck.

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Re: 70d out in time?
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2013, 02:45:47 PM »
Get a camera with GPS.

No, don't - instead buy an external gps logger that is cheaper, more precise (updates more often, better sat feed in your breast pocket than a camera in your bag) and lasts longer with on own battery (like 24h with a charge). Back at the pc use GeoSetter or Lightroom to attach the coordinates from the log file to the pictures.

In-camera gps makes only sense if you want to put the jpeg shots online right after shooting.

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Re: 70d out in time?
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2013, 02:46:53 PM »

Can you post some of your photos with it?
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nope, dont have one, but figured given its tiny design it would travel well plus have the hardward to produce better then a P&S... i have shot with the 40mm pancake and while its limited for range, the pics are sharp and its superlight weight... actually suprised Canon doesn't offer a kit like that...

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Re: 70d out in time?
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2013, 02:48:07 PM »
just ran across this about the Canon SL1... and the 40mm pancake... go figure... :)

http://leggnet.com/2013/04/canon-eos-100d-tokyo-with-a-tiny-dslr.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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Re: 70d out in time?
« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2013, 12:01:21 AM »
I think I am leaning towards selling the tamron and getting the 6d w/ 24-105.
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Re: 70d out in time?
« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2013, 02:25:36 AM »
I think I am leaning towards selling the tamron and getting the 6d w/ 24-105.

Sounds like a good decision.

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« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2013, 01:45:09 PM »
As far as purchasing a 6d kit w/24-105, I am a little lost. I like the idea of buying it through Best Buy (for extended return policy, reward zone points, I am premier silver) but if I buy it online(not best buy), there is no tax? Am I correct with this statement? And if I do buy it online, what website? B&H, Adorama, etc...are there benifits from certain retailers?
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« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2013, 02:40:07 PM »
So I like adorama if you don't want to try and go cheap off ebay but I don't know if you can get the lens too cheaply. But you can check the price page just fine.
Back to what I was saying like like adorama, No sale tax unless you live in NY i think. They also do bungles for the same price, if looks like cheap stuff but it is free so that is nice. Right now you can like Buy together and save and get the 70-300 Usm IS lens for $200 which is a steal. Even if you don't want it or need it you can buy and and sell it easy for $300 and pocket $100.
I plan on getting a 6D too but am waiting for a good canon refurbished sale, so it might be awhile. 
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