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450D to 6D
« on: September 23, 2012, 02:27:04 PM »
Given the recent announcement and the affordable price of a 6D with a 24-105mm kit, I'm starting to seriously consider the full benefits of a move from using a 450D with a 15-85mm to a 6D with the 24-105, specifically in terms of shooting in low light, depth of field and so on...    Whilst I'm sure some will shout, buy a 5D III, but seriously folks, I'm not happy to invest that level of my cash into a camera, so...  Please, given my current lens line up, consideration of keeping the 450D with the 10-22, perhaps trading my 15-85 & 18-55, what can I expect and are there any pitfalls I need to think about ?
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Re: 450D to 6D
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2012, 02:53:27 PM »
You may need a flash, if you don't have one now.

Else, the main risk IMO is that you'll like the images from the 6D so much, you'll want a full set of EF lenses...
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Re: 450D to 6D
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2012, 03:03:22 PM »
I'm in the same boat as you, however I don't have as many lenses.  Really other than cost of lenses and the body it will do everything better than our 450's do.  I know people were wanting more out of the 6D but honestly, I'll probably get it because it will do everything I want it to do, better AF, FPS, image quality, iso performance, in camera features, wifi, semi metal body and weather proofing. 

I do mostly landscape/family portraits and a few weddings a year so this will fit my bill perfectly.   The other thing I'll buy with it is a grip.

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Re: 450D to 6D
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2012, 03:24:19 PM »
Why downgrade?
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Re: 450D to 6D
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2012, 03:25:15 PM »
definetly a big upgrade
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Re: 450D to 6D
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2012, 04:05:26 PM »
Given the recent announcement and the affordable price of a 6D with a 24-105mm kit, I'm starting to seriously consider the full benefits of a move from using a 450D with a 15-85mm to a 6D with the 24-105, specifically in terms of shooting in low light, depth of field and so on...    Whilst I'm sure some will shout, buy a 5D III, but seriously folks, I'm not happy to invest that level of my cash into a camera, so...  Please, given my current lens line up, consideration of keeping the 450D with the 10-22, perhaps trading my 15-85 & 18-55, what can I expect and are there any pitfalls I need to think about ?

I was looking at both the 6D and the 5d mk3. I ordered from Digital Rev and the 5d was only £2039 (£200 more then the WEX price of a 6D) that is a lot more camera for not much more. Not sure of it helps but it worked for me.
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Re: 450D to 6D
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2012, 04:39:15 PM »
However, the 6D will be offered from DigitalRev at a similar discount ?

Speaking of which, where's the catch with buying from DigitalRev other than hassle sending stuff back if it is broken ?
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Re: 450D to 6D
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2012, 04:40:34 PM »
Why downgrade?

Now, how this is a downgrade? explain!!

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Re: 450D to 6D
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2012, 04:45:41 PM »
However, the 6D will be offered from DigitalRev at a similar discount ?

Speaking of which, where's the catch with buying from DigitalRev other than hassle sending stuff back if it is broken ?

No catch. For me they have good customer service. No tax (they pay it) and free delivery. Yes if something goes wrong it's a pain, but touch wood, that has never happened yet. They have been around long enough that need to keep their name, International sales is there business (mostly)

£2039 was a bargain, but you are right the 6d, will be cheaper there too.

Enjoyed your pics on flickr!

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Re: 450D to 6D
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2012, 04:48:08 PM »
The 6D is directly targeted at photographers like you.  Its a huge upgrade, so ignore the trolling posts. 
As noted, get a external flash.  Grab one of the refurb 430 EX II's now available for under $200 at Canon direct.
http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10051_10051_204273_-1
As for lenses, the 24-105 will replace some of your lenses nicely, but you may want a low light lens like a 50mm 1.8.  You can grab one of those for $80 at the refurb sale as well.
http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10051_10051_269494_-1
To complete your range, the 70-300mmL is on reduced price at the refurb store for $1023.  That might be more than you want to spend.
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Re: 450D to 6D
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2012, 05:16:58 PM »
Enjoyed your pics on flickr!

Thank you, I've about a year of pictures sat in Lightroom waiting to be processed and uploaded ;-) I'm planning on some more "me days" over the next few months, so keep watching - liking your photographic style too

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Re: 450D to 6D
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2012, 05:20:18 PM »
The 600D is directly targeted at photographers like you. 

6D you mean ?  I've already got a 50mm f1.4, a non L 70-300mm and 135L, so tooled up apart from the kit FF lens

Agreed re flash, I don't use it often, but the on camera flash of the 450D isn't useful
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Re: 450D to 6D
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2012, 05:40:14 PM »
I've already got a ... non L 70-300mm

If you use it longer than 135mm, I suspect you won't be happy with the non-L on FF.  The L version is a fantastic lens. At $1K for a refurb, even I'm tempted!
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« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2012, 05:59:36 PM »
To be fair, I'm not happy with the 70-300 non L on crop - it's great at the short end, fine close in at 200mm, getting bad for longer shots at 300mm - perhaps a trade in of that too might be wise, as this lens has been left at home mostly since I got my 135L ;-)
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Re: 450D to 6D
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2012, 06:01:44 PM »
You might want to consider a 5D (mk1 or maybe mk2) if money is a factor. I upgraded from a 450 to a 5D and, believe me, the difference was (and still is!) massive. Am sure the 6D will be brilliant for you though, just thinking about the cost of a new camera versus one that's been out for a while.
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