Trying to decide between the 70D or 6D.. Don't have too much to spend, but have enough for the 6D. I shoot mainly outdoor portraits and landscapes, very rarely do I shoot inside, so the flash on the 70D is not important. I need a very fast camera that produces excellent quality pictures. I do not like to shoot on continuous so by fast, I mean not on continuous. Anyone have a suggestion as to what to buy? Also any suggestions on any lenses for portraits/landscapes/everyday things?
I would lean more to the 6D it has a Higher dynamic range and will give you a better landscape picture. For lenses it depends on our budget the 17-40 f4 L or the 16-35 f2.8 L are great lenses for landscape work. I use the 16-35 and it serves me very well.
This. Not so much for landscape pictures (with decent post processing I don't think you'll see much of a difference). But the OP mentioned outdoor portraits, and the 6Ds superior highlight and shadow recovery will be useful.
The OP mentioned "best image quality" several times, and never mentioned anything about moving subjects. That alone would make me pick the 6D. The 6D put everything it had into image quality and high ISO performance; the 70D has the superior AF system (although there have been many posts recently contesting this).
If you have the cash, go with 6D. Once you get your hand on a full frame camera, you'll never want to go back to crop. At least it is the case for me. I love the BIG BIG BIG viewfinder (even though 6D viewfinder is only 97% coverage) compared to crop body. It's just much easier to see everything. I have an old generation of crop body (EOS 30D) so I don't know how much the 70D has been improved. But the image quality of 6D is hard to beat with a crop body. I love the -3EV middle focus point. You can focus in situation that is near dark, just amazing.
I use 6D + 24-70 F2.8 almost all of the time unless I'm shooting wedding. On a full frame body, 24mm is wide enough for landscapes, and at 70mm it's a great focal length for outdoor portrait.
But the camera does come with some issues (like every other camera, there is no perfect one). First, I don't like the GPS drawing out power even when camera is turned off. You have to navigate a bit in order to change White Balance. The placement of the DOF preview is a little weird. Focus points are a bit crowded, I wish that they spread out more. Flash sync speed is a little slow. It's a non-issue most of the time, but sometimes when I need the shutter speed to be fast (avoid shaking), I have to use HSS.
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