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Re: 6Dmk1 vs 80D? Upgrading from a T5i.

So, let's not "have a another go at this."

 

You'er right.  When your ego gets so big that you are convinced you know the only way, it becomes an exercise in futility. But my friend, there are many ways to an end. Not simply yours!

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Re: 6Dmk1 vs 80D? Upgrading from a T5i.


@ebiggs1 wrote:

So, let's not "have a another go at this."

 

You'er right.  When your ego gets so big that you are convinced you know the only way, it becomes an exercise in futility. But my friend, there are many ways to an end. Not simply yours!


Not only are you still having another go at it, you're projecting, too.  

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Re: 6Dmk1 vs 80D? Upgrading from a T5i.

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@John_SD wrote:

@Waddizzle wrote:

If you are entertaining thoughts of going FF in the future, then now would be a good time to decide if you want to spend big bucks on EF-S mount lenses, or EF mount lenses.  In most cases, the EF mount lenses generally have a better build than their EF-S counterparts.

Me?  I stopped buying EF-S mount lenses, because I wanted to upgrade to a FF.  I liked the DOF and FOV from a FF body.


This is the main take-away from this thread, IMHO. As someone who also has plans to move to FF, it makes zero sense (to me) to buy any more EF-S lenses. 


Buy lenses for the camera you have. Either you will keep that camera when you upgrade so you'll want the lenses for it, or you will be selling the camera and can sell the lenses too.

I'm a late comer to this thread, but. I owned a 7D and purchased a 6D because of all they hype about fullframe. I later upgraded to the 7D Mk II, as the 6D was sitting doing nothing I decided to give it and the EF 24-105 f/4L IS kit lens to my daughter. 

 

There are many things I can do with the 7D Mk II that I couldn't do with my 6D, and little to nothing I could do with the 6D that I can't with my 7D Mk II.

edit: FOV is based more on the lenses you buy than the camera, especially since lenses like the EF-S 10-18mm IS STM are available. As far as DOF for a head shot the 85mm f/1.8 on an APS-C camera at 10 feet has a depth of field 2 inchs in front of the plane of focus and 2 inches behind it. Just enough to cover from the tip of the nose to the earlobe when focused on the eyes. I don't need shallower depth of field than that. 

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Re: 6Dmk1 vs 80D? Upgrading from a T5i.


@Bryston3bsst wrote:

I own a 6D and I will say that 98% of the AF system bashing is simply regurgitation of the crap written on the internet by people that don't even own the camera.

 

I use mine a great deal for birds in flight and wildlife and I don't miss much. It locks and tracks beautifully. I will say too, coming from a 600D that it took a while for the 6D and I to get used to each other. And that, to a degree, is true with any equiment change.

 

My point being, don't listen to the garbage you read regarding the 6D's 'poor AF' system because it is just not true. To those that have used the 6D and still say the AF system is poor I would say they don't know how to use it. If you have to depend on AF points all over your viewfinder to be able to shoot any kind of action then I guess you just need to become a better photographer.


I agree there is nothing wrong with AF of the 6D. It's biggest lacking especially for birds in flight and wildlife is frames per second and the 1.6X hit you take on long lenses. It seems like you never have a long enough lens even with a 1.6X crop much less without it.

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Re: 6Dmk1 vs 80D? Upgrading from a T5i.


@tomhillmeyer wrote:

Thanks for all the suggestions, I went ahead with the 80D for the price, video capabilities, and newer model.

 

Thanks again!


Good choice, enjoy your camera. 
 

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Re: 6Dmk1 vs 80D? Upgrading from a T5i.

"Buy lenses for the camera you have."

"... purchased a 6D because of all they hype about fullframe"

 

Hallelujah !  Spot on.  Smiley Happy

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