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dcm

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Re: Not sure which Canon body to get
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2014, 09:39:43 PM »
...

It's counting in Hexadecimal...

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 1A 1B 1C 1D 1E 1F 20 21.....

67 68 69 6A 6B 6C 6D 6E 6F....

and 6D(hex) + 10(hex) = 7D(hex)

Sad thing is, I'm old enough to have programmed bootstrap loaders in Octal and binary.... loading it in with toggle switches...

Remember the IMSAI 8080 fondly myself - 2Mhz clock cycle and 64K bytes RAM max ::)  Fortunately that phase passed fairly quickly.   :)
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Re: Not sure which Canon body to get
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2014, 09:39:43 PM »

dgatwood

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Re: Not sure which Canon body to get
« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2014, 11:29:58 PM »
Reminds me of the old programmers joke:
    There are only 10 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who don't.:)

Phil.

That and... There are two hard problems in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors.

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Re: Not sure which Canon body to get
« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2014, 02:59:59 PM »
6D

+1

7d and 5dii are dated.

70d ok but ff > crop
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Re: Not sure which Canon body to get
« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2014, 04:08:54 PM »
For the uses listed, the 6D is the better choice, budget permitting. 

6D

I was going to say +1, but 6D + 1 = 7D, and that's not what I mean.  ;)

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Re: Not sure which Canon body to get
« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2014, 06:22:07 PM »
Here is what I shoot: Landscape, wildlife, light trails, sunrises and sunsets

If you think of wildlife as "tracking moving animals" then forget the 6d, the servo capability is abysmal (basically center point only, outer points are useless as is multi-point af mode). For everything else it depends on what image quality you want to get, it doesn't sound like you need the thin depth of field of full frame and 70d is certainly "good enough" for everything you at an ok price... though it doesn't run Magic Lantern.

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Re: Not sure which Canon body to get
« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2014, 07:23:18 PM »
6D

+1

7d and 5dii are dated.

70d ok but ff > crop

Crap... I confused my threads... so disregard the parts where I mention real estate photography. 

I think dated might be overstating it... I've either owned or played with an XS, XTi, 50D, 60d, and 5D mkiii.

So the 10.1, 15.1, 18, and 22.3 full frame. 

In good light and @ iso 100/160, I'd trust any of those bodies... which means using a tripod, using off camera lighting, etc. 

When I wouldn't trust the 18 on down, is in questionable light, with moving targets, and high isos...

I was editing some photos taken by my daughter with an SL1 in pretty bad light in a church... and it REALLY made me appreciate the mkiii. 

But for real estate... generally the walls and the furniture don't move.  And with all of them you can and probably will do high dynamic range images, so the dynamic range of the lessor sensors is negated. 

The fact of the matter is that a good photographer can get more then adequate results using lessor gear... and while the 6D is probably the best option, money wasn't described as a constraint.

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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->100L-> 85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm -> 85mm f/1.2L mkii

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Re: Not sure which Canon body to get
« Reply #36 on: April 07, 2014, 09:12:01 PM »
Hi JD.
I think there is at least one person on here that can prove the reverse of that statement, a poor photographer can get lesser results using adequate gear! I am of course talking about myself!  ::)
Struggling to become a better photographer.

Cheers Graham.


The fact of the matter is that a good photographer can get more then adequate results using lessor gear... and while the 6D is probably the best option, money wasn't described as a constraint.
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Re: Not sure which Canon body to get
« Reply #36 on: April 07, 2014, 09:12:01 PM »

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Re: Not sure which Canon body to get
« Reply #37 on: April 07, 2014, 09:28:26 PM »
Hi JD.
I think there is at least one person on here that can prove the reverse of that statement, a poor photographer can get lesser results using adequate gear! I am of course talking about myself!  ::)
Struggling to become a better photographer.

Cheers Graham.


The fact of the matter is that a good photographer can get more then adequate results using lessor gear... and while the 6D is probably the best option, money wasn't described as a constraint.

When I first took up golf... I had a crap set I bought for $100... I played the crap out of the clubs and I did pretty well with a patchwork set.  I'd compare that with my XS and 50mm f/1.8.

After a few years... I upgraded my clubs to a $300 driver (which was 15 years ago... so after inflation... $500ish) and a set of irons from Taylormade and a putter and wedges...

I wanted the gear not to be the reason I had a crappy shot... So... my 5D mkiii and lenses are comparable to that.  When I screw up a shot... I KNOW I'M TO BLAME.  It sucks... I liked when it was my XS or 60D that were the problem.
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->100L-> 85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm -> 85mm f/1.2L mkii

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Re: Not sure which Canon body to get
« Reply #37 on: April 07, 2014, 09:28:26 PM »