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jhollima

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Greetings,

First time poster here. I would like to give some background.

For the past four/five years or so I have been shooting with the EOS XS and standard kit lens which was sufficient for a novice on the scene in college.

Now that I'm all growed up with a big boy job I am afforded the unique opportunity to travel around the world for much of the year. I use this as an extension to continue my photography pursuit/hobby and pretty much pack the camera into my carry-on when I travel.

I'm still shooting with my XS although I purchased a 50mm f/1.8 two years ago which really helped, but now I'm seriously considering an upgrade.

I was looking at the 5DMIII but this seems like a high level professional camera and I'm probably no where near that level yet. I was also looking at the 6D, 7D and 5DMII.

CanonRumors also keeps my apetite whetted by talking about all the lovely rumored cameras coming out and I find myself stuck in limbo between waiting to see what comes out and wanting to finally get a relevant camera. Indecision is my downfall.

If you can, please discuss with me some options I have for cameras on the market or nearly on the market that I should consider upgrading to. My budget upper limit is probably in the $2000 range. I'm not looking to change the lens much as I pack it into my carry-on for space conservation.

My birthday is soon so if you can convince me, I might get myself a little treat!




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Re: Looking to upgrade, could use some advice [Casual/Enthusiast]
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 10:27:05 AM »
6D + 24-105L.  Done.

Lots of good discussion in this thread: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=15040.0
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Re: Looking to upgrade, could use some advice [Casual/Enthusiast]
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2013, 10:48:12 AM »
6D + 24-105L.  Done.

Lots of good discussion in this thread: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=15040.0

+1

Bring 50 1.8 with you. It doesn't take extra space but gives you more options when needed.

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Re: Looking to upgrade, could use some advice [Casual/Enthusiast]
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2013, 11:05:06 AM »
Thank you for your reply.

The 6D is definitely in the "strongest considered" category... It's hard for me to keep all the stats of each camera in my head so I use this:
http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-EOS-6D-vs-Canon_EOS_5D_Mark_II
http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-vs-Canon-EOS-6D

Looks like the 6D still wins out!

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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2013, 11:24:10 AM »
Thank you for your reply.

The 6D is definitely in the "strongest considered" category... It's hard for me to keep all the stats of each camera in my head so I use this:
http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-EOS-6D-vs-Canon_EOS_5D_Mark_II
http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-vs-Canon-EOS-6D

Looks like the 6D still wins out!

The 6D has one problem only. The center AF point is awesome but all the outer points are not reliable in the sense that they hunt very much in some situations. I'm just a hobbyist and don't need the best camera. For me the mk iii is out of question. You can't go wrong with 6D + kit. Have fun.
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Re: Looking to upgrade, could use some advice [Casual/Enthusiast]
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2013, 11:36:26 AM »
Hello,

If you haven't felt limited by the AF in the XS, then the 6D will be an awesome body for you.  The 7D is fast, and has good AF, but if these aren't crucial in your photography, you'll be way happier with the image quality, and artistic options of a 6D.

The 6D is very similar to the 5D3, and I'd choose it over the 5D3 every day of the week as I don't shoot things that move quickly.
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Re: Looking to upgrade, could use some advice [Casual/Enthusiast]
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2013, 11:50:13 AM »
6D + 24-105L

5D2 + 24-105L + 50mm

5Dc + 24-105L + 70-200 F/4L + 50mm

Your carry-on space is tight so F/4 lenses should work nicely. The only issue for me is that I'd like a flash with any of these combos as none have one built in.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2013, 11:52:02 AM by RLPhoto »

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Re: Looking to upgrade, could use some advice [Casual/Enthusiast]
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2013, 11:50:13 AM »

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Re: Looking to upgrade, could use some advice [Casual/Enthusiast]
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2013, 12:31:41 PM »
Thank you for your reply.

The 6D is definitely in the "strongest considered" category... It's hard for me to keep all the stats of each camera in my head so I use this:
http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-EOS-6D-vs-Canon_EOS_5D_Mark_II
http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-vs-Canon-EOS-6D

Looks like the 6D still wins out!
That is a very sharp price for the 6D. That's about 400 euro cheaper than in the Netherlands. Is it without wifi (and without GPS) ?
5DIII w/grip  |  6D  |  16-35L IS  |  24-105L  |  70-300L  |  24-70VC  |  70-200 f/2.8L IS II  |  35 f/2 IS  |  50A  |  135L

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Re: Looking to upgrade, could use some advice [Casual/Enthusiast]
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2013, 12:39:46 PM »
Thank you for your reply.

The 6D is definitely in the "strongest considered" category... It's hard for me to keep all the stats of each camera in my head so I use this:
http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-EOS-6D-vs-Canon_EOS_5D_Mark_II
http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-vs-Canon-EOS-6D

Looks like the 6D still wins out!
That is a very sharp price for the 6D. That's about 400 euro cheaper than in the Netherlands. Is it without wifi (and without GPS) ?

If I am reading correctly it does have GPS but does not have wifi.

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Re: Looking to upgrade, could use some advice [Casual/Enthusiast]
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2013, 02:04:32 PM »
+1 on getting the 6D plus 24-105L.

I bought the 6D + 24-105L as an upgrade to my T1i. The 5D3 is an amazing camera but I didn't need its extra capabilities and I prefer the smaller size of the 6D. The 6D has amazing low light capabilities--something I did want--and this is the primary reason I bought it over older Canon bodies such as the 7D or 5D2.

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Re: Looking to upgrade, could use some advice [Casual/Enthusiast]
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2013, 07:58:26 PM »
6D + 24-105L.  Done.

Lots of good discussion in this thread: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=15040.0

yep

and obviously take your 50mm 1.8 along
also get a good polarising filter and a 10 stop ND filter
and a carbon fibre tripod i like the benro travel angle its a chinese copy of the gitzo but much cheaper
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/A3062-Benro-C2682TB1-Transformer-Travel-Angel-Carbon-Fiber-Tripod-Kit-/290639160559?pt=AU_Cameras_Photographic_Accessories&hash=item43ab71a4ef

If you are also looking at a longer lens too i think have a good long look at the 135f2L since its Fast, light and unobtrusive and reasonably priced you could also consider the 200 f2.8L II which is also high quality and reasonably priced
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Re: Looking to upgrade, could use some advice [Casual/Enthusiast]
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Re: Looking to upgrade, could use some advice [Casual/Enthusiast]
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2013, 08:38:23 PM »
Normally i would say 6D and 24-105 but just to throw a spanner in the works have you considered the SL1? It's super small and light and together with the 50mm 1.8 or pancake would make a great compact option. Or just get it with the new 18-55 STM lens. Plenty good for traveling around the world. Forget tripods unless you are really into waterfalls and star trails. The image stabilization from the 18-55 should more than compensate.

Traveling is stressful enough without carrying 3 or 4 Kg of camera equipment.
5D II | 17-40L | 24-105L | 70-200 f4L IS | 135L | SY 14 2.8 | Sigma 50 1.4

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Re: Looking to upgrade, could use some advice [Casual/Enthusiast]
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2013, 08:38:23 PM »