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T1i to 70D?
« on: September 30, 2013, 04:57:33 PM »
      I have the ultimate in lenses for my T1i and was wondering if much would stand to be potentially gained by moving up to a 70D.  I do it all with maybe 40% or so of my photography being indoor volleyball (where 6400 ISO is common).

     So I'm pretty pleased with the T1i, but am wondering if I'm missing out and if it would be a nice step up from a Rebel without being overly complicated/minimal learning curve and maybe something like a 7D being maybe more features than I'd need.

     Thanks for any insight. 

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T1i to 70D?
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Re: T1i to 70D?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2013, 05:05:26 PM »
The 7D is starting to show it's age with a lot of people eagerly anticipating the 7D2.

The 70D is probably a nice upgrade from a T1i. Especially in the ISO, you'll be able to get better IQ at the same ISO I'd imagine. You also get pretty much the current 7D AF system in it, so it'll be pretty decent for most sports. Buy it from a place with a 30-day money back and give it a try.
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Re: T1i to 70D?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2013, 05:28:37 PM »
If you're satisfied with the AF of the T1i, I'd consider a 6D - ISO 6400 on that will look less noisy than ISO 1600 on your current camera.  70D would be a big step up in AF performance, a small step up in ISO performance (>1/2-stop if you're shooting RAW).
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Re: T1i to 70D?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2013, 05:35:17 PM »
Thanks.  I weighed ff vs crop and decided that I'd like to stick with the 1.6x so just got a 17-55.  The results are pretty stunning especially after I turned the IS on after 2 weeks of accidentally having it off.  My current lenses are all GREAT and perfect on crop-sensored cameras and replacing the collection isn't in the cards.  One day, too, I'll be adding the 100-400.
Most fingers are pointing to the 70D as a good step up without being maybe more complicated than I need (although waiting for a new 7D isn't out of the question either).
Much appreciated.
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Re: T1i to 70D?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2013, 05:37:25 PM »
Thanks.  I weighed ff vs crop and decided that I'd like to stick with the 1.6x so just got a 17-55.  The results are pretty stunning especially after I turned the IS on after 2 weeks of accidentally having it off.  My current lenses are all GREAT and perfect on crop-sensored cameras and replacing the collection isn't in the cards.  One day, too, I'll be adding the 100-400.
Most fingers are pointing to the 70D as a good step up without being maybe more complicated than I need (although waiting for a new 7D isn't out of the question either).
Much appreciated.

We don't exactly know what the new 7D specs will look like even if there's been a lot of speculation. We don't even have a good time frame for when it will be announced, much less available to purchase. So unless you are find waiting until the next year probably to hear what it will be, I wouldn't wait for the 7D2. Just go for the 70D if that will suit you well.
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Re: T1i to 70D?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2013, 05:37:25 PM »