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Upgrading from a t6 Pt 2

I had another thread asking what should I upgrade from my T6 with, a 77D or T7I, they are options, I have around 760 as a tax return and I'm young, I'm still in high school, my mom wants to do some stuff with my car oil changes, etc which i'm a huge car guy, I'm also an automotive photographer, I've been looking at the 5DMKII, it isn't obviously hugely feature heavy, but I would think its a huge difference over my t6. My t6 has been holding me back for about a year now, I've had it a total of two years, The quality isn't where I want it.

 

My question is, is the 5D MKII a good choice? I shoot mostly portraits and automotive photos, along with rolling photos.

 

Here are some of my photo examples, The basketball photos were taken with a 6D MKII that I borrowed from my military school. 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1LsWcXtUNPh7ck3DZbD0sqil1b-72XRoZ?usp=sharing

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Re: Upgrading from a t6 Pt 2

"I'm still in high school, my mom wants to do some stuff with my car oil changes, etc which i'm a huge car guy."

 

I think you mom has the right idea.  Do not skimp on your car, or it will let you down when you need it most.  Oil changes are crucial, and inexpensive.  Skipping them leads to engine failure.  Besides, if you heed her advice, she may turn around and help you out with a camera.

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Re: Upgrading from a t6 Pt 2

As a retired mechanic & Corvette restorer don't neglect your oil changes nor any safety related maintenance or things can go wrong quickly. As for your question why do you think your current camera is holding you back & what lenses do you have? Many of your car photos look like a good polarizing filter migh be useful re glare & reflections.

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Re: Upgrading from a t6 Pt 2

I agree with the others, never neglect your car maintenance or it will get very expensive.  I do most of my own maintenance work and used the nice weather today to change the oil in my pickup, tractor, and backup generator, a total of 9 gallons of dirty diesel oil but anything that cleans up with soap and water isn't a real problem and I know that it is being done properly with the right grade and quality of filters and oil.  Waiting for the old oil to drain provides the perfect time to check out other things on the vehicle; for example my Cadillac ATS has a known weakness with a flaky axle vent that causes pressure buildup and damaged axle seals followed by a destroyed differential after it runs low on oil.  It takes about 3 minutes while the oil is draining to remove, clean, and re-install the vent which is something the dealer or the even worse "quick change" places would never check or do during an oil change.  The Corvette oil change is more of a pain with its limited clearance and dry sump system and the one most tempting to take to the dealer.

 

And cicopo wisely asked you, what lenses do you have?  A lack of good glass is what limits most camera bodies and good glass is what you should spend our money on because you will still get great service from a well designed and constructed lens long after you have upgraded through several camera bodies.

 

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Re: Upgrading from a t6 Pt 2

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"Change your oil!"  If you don't know how, find someone who can teach you. In the meantime, you'll have to pay for it which is money well spent.

 

A new camera is within your reach.  Keep saving.

 

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Re: Upgrading from a t6 Pt 2

Rick,

 

Beautiful cars and EXCELLENT advice.  As a retired college prof I strongly support your recommendation to go to college Smiley Happy

 

I retired at 55 and my retirement gift to myself was a Corvette Z06 delivered at the Corvette museum across the road from BGAP where the car was "born".  The first photo is from Friday evening before Saturday delivery.  I was like a little kid on Christmas eve that night in the hotel trying to fall asleep and daughter Anna wasn't any better.  We were up for breakfast early that morning and were at the museum at opeining time on delivery day.  The second photos are the car leaving the museum with one of the museum personnel driving since customers aren't allowed to drive the car until it is outside although I was allowed to start it Smiley Happy

 

Leaving Bowling Green I was making sure that nobody was getting too close as I got used to the new car.  At the first stop light, I heard a loud car pull up but I didn't see it.  Then I realized a grinning Anna was checking the vehicle setup on the infotainment screen and had switched the exhaust setting from tour to track mode which opens the valves on the outer exhaust outlets under all conditions and those are unbaffled and quite loud even at idle Smiley Happy

 

Rodger

 

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Re: Upgrading from a t6 Pt 2

A friend of mine was part of the team who did the ground work to make that museum a reality. He was the original treasurer (if I remember correctly) & he wrote a book about the museum once it was up & running. Unfortunately the book didn't sell well & he had a lot of boxes of unsold books.  My friend is now working with Vette Vues Magazine.

 

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Re: Upgrading from a t6 Pt 2

Well, I do change my oil regularly, every time I need to, my oil is at around 50% used so I normally change it early, so when im home next ill be changing it, I always put my car first before anything, I have enough for a new camera and an oil change,

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Re: Upgrading from a t6 Pt 2

I'm planning on going to college, I currently goto Missouri Military Academy and upon graduation, i'm headed to Rolla to become a mechanical engineer while doing photography on the side.

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Re: Upgrading from a t6 Pt 2

I never skimp out with my car, I always make sure its running. I work on it myself and do a auto mechanic class down at my school. All my oil is up to date and i'm changing it when im home as my car just sits till im home from military school.
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