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Re: T2i Upgrade Help Needed
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2013, 06:25:58 AM »
I agree with a lot of the advice provided here, 6D is definitely your main candidate.  One comment is that you may wish to wait and see if the 70D is released in the next month or so.  It still won't offer low light capabilities in the class of the 6D.  Depends what your budget is.  I'm shocked at the high prices still being fetched for the 5d mk ii, they should be $1000 & under not $1500.  I also second the person who suggested getting a flash.

550D is in my kit as well.  Currently upgrading my computer monitor, laptop and adding 3 new lenses, but eventually I'll be looking at a 6D / 7D mk ii combo as body upgrades.  I was once asked to shoot some photos at a birthday party with my 550D, in a room with dreadful light and a dark ceiling.  Without flash the 550D was just nowhere near cutting it, ISO 6400 with a fast lens looked pretty bad.

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« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2013, 06:25:58 AM »

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Re: T2i Upgrade Help Needed
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2013, 06:35:25 AM »
I agree with a lot of the advice provided here, 6D is definitely your main candidate.  One comment is that you may wish to wait and see if the 70D is released in the next month or so.  It still won't offer low light capabilities in the class of the 6D.  Depends what your budget is.  I'm shocked at the high prices still being fetched for the 5d mk ii, they should be $1000 & under not $1500.  I also second the person who suggested getting a flash.

550D is in my kit as well.  Currently upgrading my computer monitor, laptop and adding 3 new lenses, but eventually I'll be looking at a 6D / 7D mk ii combo as body upgrades.  I was once asked to shoot some photos at a birthday party with my 550D, in a room with dreadful light and a dark ceiling.  Without flash the 550D was just nowhere near cutting it, ISO 6400 with a fast lens looked pretty bad.

 are you getting a monitor designed to see images the way they will print out.  I need to get one of those...  my last set of prints were a touch underexposed,  but they looked good... just  not amazing.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: T2i Upgrade Help Needed
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2013, 08:02:03 AM »
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Without flash the 550D was just nowhere near cutting it, ISO 6400 with a fast lens looked pretty bad.

The better cameras will look slightly better.  We capture light.  Without light, it's slight.

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« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2013, 08:17:03 AM »
I agree with a lot of the advice provided here, 6D is definitely your main candidate.  One comment is that you may wish to wait and see if the 70D is released in the next month or so.  It still won't offer low light capabilities in the class of the 6D.  Depends what your budget is.  I'm shocked at the high prices still being fetched for the 5d mk ii, they should be $1000 & under not $1500.  I also second the person who suggested getting a flash.

550D is in my kit as well.  Currently upgrading my computer monitor, laptop and adding 3 new lenses, but eventually I'll be looking at a 6D / 7D mk ii combo as body upgrades.  I was once asked to shoot some photos at a birthday party with my 550D, in a room with dreadful light and a dark ceiling.  Without flash the 550D was just nowhere near cutting it, ISO 6400 with a fast lens looked pretty bad.

 are you getting a monitor designed to see images the way they will print out.  I need to get one of those...  my last set of prints were a touch underexposed,  but they looked good... just  not amazing.

My current monitor is calibrated with Spyder4 Pro and I noticed a definite improvement after I did that.  Apparently some of the mid-range and higher IPS monitors are factory calibrated and claim to be fine straight out of the box.  Raises the question of whether I should recalibrate with the Spyder or not...  In any case the Spyder claims to adjust for variances in ambient light so it would still be plugged in I guess.  I'm just in the early stages of investigating currently.  I used to get distinctly underexposed prints as well, calibrating is definitely the way to go.  But hey, we've gone off topic : )  Not for the first or last time I guess...

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Re: T2i Upgrade Help Needed
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2013, 08:37:57 AM »
if you want better IQ there is no other choice then to go FF.

all current canon xxxD rebel (or lets say APS-C) images look the same because they have nearly identical sensors.

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Re: T2i Upgrade Help Needed
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2013, 03:09:34 PM »
Speedlights and a softbox, otherwise just wait.

I just had my t2i serviced after the Af went wacko. Back up to its great quality again.

7d- better (awesome!!!!!!!!)body, worse image
6d- terrible AF point spread, especially for people. Great for mountains though :P
5d3- awesome, expensive as %$#@
60d- better controls, frame rate, pics, not really, super old tech not worth side side-grading to

If you really need a new body, i say go for the t4i. the tweaked sensor has awesome sharpness, with the expense of higher noise. Keep it in low isos and you are good money. The all cross af points work great. then there's the touch/swivel screen. + the optical flash controls.

until ther3's a new crop body, i cant upgrade unless someone wants to pass me their 5d3 for 2k :)


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Re: T2i Upgrade Help Needed
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2013, 02:49:26 PM »
Another question for the group.  If I go with the 6D upgrade from the T2i (rather than the 7D), what is the most portable and lightweight speedlight that you would recommend? 


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« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2013, 02:49:26 PM »

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Re: T2i Upgrade Help Needed
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2013, 03:25:35 PM »
The 430 ex ii seems to be the best buy for an on camera flash. ~$200 used on ebay.

I myself have a t2i and am hoping to snatch the 70D when it comes out. Sure FF is amazing but there really isn't anything wrong with a crop body.. Though I hate the non 100% viewfinder. Yuck!

I don't want to cut in but this seems like a good place to ask... If you already have a 10-22mm, is it a bad idea to buy a 15-85mm? Better to go with 24-70mm f4 or the 24-105mm? On a crop body. Thx!
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Re: T2i Upgrade Help Needed
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2013, 05:29:35 PM »
Not sure where that question is coming from.  Are you asking for yourself? I have a 24-105 currently and its a great lens to go along w/ the 10-22. 

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Re: T2i Upgrade Help Needed
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2013, 07:42:14 PM »
Another question for the group.  If I go with the 6D upgrade from the T2i (rather than the 7D), what is the most portable and lightweight speedlight that you would recommend?

I have a 430 ex and it is really good for indoor close work... but I wouldn't mind if it were more powerful.  I might mull over the 600 in a year or two.
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: T2i Upgrade Help Needed
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2013, 07:42:14 PM »