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What to buy? 6d, 7d or 70d. why?

I was wondering which were the mail differences  between these cameras. I saw the compare table but didnt understand much

thank you!!

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Re: What to buy? 6d, 7d or 70d. why?

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7d if: you shoot a lot of fast action such as sports or racing and need fast sophisticated (but perhaps tricky to learn) autofocus Or you need a weatherproof and metal camera because you are into photography in rugged conditions. Especially if you don't do it indoors in dim gym light, because this is not a full frame sensor camera and does not do quite as well in dimmer light.

70d if: you shoot some sports or action but not constantly, and you don't shoot in rain or bang your camera around on rocks, but you do shoot video regularly. Especially the video because this camera focuses video with the new dual pixel sensor tech. . Again, you are not needing awesome dim light capability.

6d if: you want good shots in dim light, or if you want to be able to get the shallowest depth of field. A lot of indoor shots your eye would not think of as "dim" are actually very dim to a camera. If you want a full frame sensor, unlike the other two, to get nice shallow depth of field for artistic shots. AND you must be OK not being able to use any of the cheaper EF-s lenses that only work on the cropped sensor cameras. AND if you shoot only moderately fast sports, like little kids soccer, because the autofocus in this camera is of a basic sophistication.
Scott

Canon 5d mk 4, Canon 6D, EF 70-200mm L f/2.8 IS mk2; EF 16-35 f/2.8 L mk. III; Sigma 35mm f/1.4 "Art" EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro; EF 85mm f/1.8; EF 1.4x extender mk. 3; EF 24-105 f/4 L; EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS; 3x Phottix Mitros+ speedlites

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Re: What to buy? 6d, 7d or 70d. why?

Thank you very much for your answer it was very helpful! I dont really do sports photography, more of fashion, landscape (lots of travelling) and portraits. Do you consider then the 6d to be the best option?

Which is the difference between EF-s lenses and others?

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Hi. I do think 6d is probably your best bet then. The only drawback would be the shorter list of inexpensive lenses from which to choose, but you sound like you may want better image quality than you get from the least expensive lenses anyway.

Full frame cameras use only EF lenses, while crop sensor cameras can use both EF and EF-s lenses. EF-s lenses are comparatively less expensive lenses (generally) and are consumer grade lenses. Some of them actually have pretty decent image quality, to be clear.

EF lenses are (mostly) made more solidly, and some are weather sealed, and though there are some cheap or lesser quality EF lenses, all of the best Canon lenses, and all the professional grade lenses, are EF lenses.

The top grade among the EF lenses are the "L" lenses, which sport red rings on the ends. Here is a real beauty: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-70-200mm-f-2.8-L-IS-II-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

You might consider getting prime lenses, which have fixed focal lengths, rather than zoom lenses. Prime lenses are sharper than all but the most expensive zoom lenses, at a fraction of the price. They also have considerably wider apertures than even the most expensive zooms, so you can get shallower depth of field and you can shoot in 1/2 or 1/4 the light a zoom would require. They are also usually smaller and lighter than zooms.

Here is one of my favorite resources for researching lenses and cameras:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Canon-Lenses/Recommendations.aspx

You could perhaps get a 24mm prime for landscapes, and an 85mm and/ or a 135mm for the fashion work. On a budget though, you could do pretty well on all these things using just the "kit" EF 24-105mm f/4 L to start with, though you won't get all the low light performance or the shallowest depth of field. Then decide what other lenses you need as you go.
Scott

Canon 5d mk 4, Canon 6D, EF 70-200mm L f/2.8 IS mk2; EF 16-35 f/2.8 L mk. III; Sigma 35mm f/1.4 "Art" EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro; EF 85mm f/1.8; EF 1.4x extender mk. 3; EF 24-105 f/4 L; EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS; 3x Phottix Mitros+ speedlites

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Re: What to buy? 6d, 7d or 70d. why?

omg scott thank you very very much. this was So kind of you. im deffenately more orientated now Smiley Happy

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Re: What to buy? 6d, 7d or 70d. why?

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It almost goes without saying, but isn't it logical the newest, most expensive, camera would be the better choice?

But this probably only applies to the more discerning of us.  The individual that wants the best performance they can reasonably afford.

 

You would not be disappointed with any of the cameras you have mentioned.  They all preform to a very high level. 

The practical differences are almost non-detectible by the average user.  Especially if you are not a pixel peeper!

 

The best advice is for you to actually try these if you are in a position to do so. Get the one that feels right and fits your budget. Remember the camera body is just the beginning. The lenses you choose and other accessories are also paramount. Perhaps even more so.

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