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I want an upgrade

I’ve been doing photography since I was 14, now I’m 18 and would say I’m pretty good at it, or I’ve been told I’m good.

I’m currently using the Canon 100d - this was my first dslr and I’ve loved it..

But I want to make an upgrade, I want to get a professional dlsr like a 6D Mrk 2 or a canon camera with 24 or higher megapixels..

Do you recommend any under £1700

I also do video work so I’m also looking for something that suits photography and video

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@JohnMartin wrote:

I’ve been doing photography since I was 14, now I’m 18 and would say I’m pretty good at it, or I’ve been told I’m good.

I’m currently using the Canon 100d - this was my first dslr and I’ve loved it..

But I want to make an upgrade, I want to get a professional dlsr like a 6D Mrk 2 or a canon camera with 24 or higher megapixels..

Do you recommend any under £1700

I also do video work so I’m also looking for something that suits photography and video


What lenses do you have?  This will be a major determining factor in recommending a camera body.

 

What video resolution are you looking for?  Are shooting video from a tripod, or blogging with a stick?  The 80D, 6D2, and the EOS R Series all have great video performance. But, they are a little heavy for stick.  

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@JohnMartin wrote:

I’ve been doing photography since I was 14, now I’m 18 and would say I’m pretty good at it, or I’ve been told I’m good.

I’m currently using the Canon 100d - this was my first dslr and I’ve loved it..

But I want to make an upgrade, I want to get a professional dlsr like a 6D Mrk 2 or a canon camera with 24 or higher megapixels..

Do you recommend any under £1700

I also do video work so I’m also looking for something that suits photography and video


Hi John:

It would help to know what lens or lenses you currently have.
 
What PRECISELY is it about the camera you have that limits you?  I want you to consider and express what the camera stops you doing, and how a different camera will either improve your photography or remove a constraint to you improving.
What sorts of subjects do you shoot?
What kind of output do you intend to create: e.g. digital images for posting on the web, small prints, large -  high res prints?
What makes you choose to look at the MP value of the camera specifically?

 

 

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Re: I want an upgrade

@JohnMartin,

 

90D....  any day now.

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"I want to get a professional dlsr like a 6D Mrk 2 or a canon camera with 24 or higher megapixels."

 

Simple you want the new 90D with 32 MP sensor. I am guessing it wil come in around $1200 USD. However, a camera with a 32 MP APS-C sensor is going to demand the highest quality glass.  In this case that means Canon "L" lenses as no 'kit' lens has the IQ to use a 32 MP sensor.

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@ebiggs1 wrote:

"I want to get a professional dlsr like a 6D Mrk 2 or a canon camera with 24 or higher megapixels."

 

Simple you want the new 90D with 32 MP sensor. I am guessing it wil come in around $1200 USD. However, a camera with a 32 MP APS-C sensor is going to demand the highest quality glass.  In this case that means Canon "L" lenses as no 'kit' lens has the IQ to use a 32 MP sensor.


Which serves as a reminder that Canon's "L" zooms are not manufactured in focal lengths that are ideal for an APS-C camera. EF-S 50-150mm f/2.8L IS USM, where are you? Actually, even a non-L version of that lens might be welcomed. It would pair nicely with the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 USM.

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Robert I had two of Sigma's version of the 50-150mm f2.8 lens.  Absolutely loved them but even Sigma has discontinued them????

It really begs the question why Canon has ignored what seems like such a good FL for croppers.  And why no 150-600mm super zoom?

 

Sigma does have an outstanding, actually much better lens albeit a little short, the Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens.

 

The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens and the Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens just might make a 90D too hard to resist. Those lenses and 32 MP, man, I could totally get into it.

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While I am in no doubt as to the expertise of the advice being given, I AM in doubt as to what the OP is trying to achieve and hence the true benefit to him:  see my post on GAS.

 

1. We don't know what kinds of things he is photographing,
I observe the advice given is for a general purpose lens configuration, but that has not been defined by the OP apart from doing video.

 

2. We don't know what he produces, and as I continue to maintain there is a massive difference in producing images for digital rather than high-quality print media.

 

3.  We don't know what specifically he is trying to improve in his photography apart from an increase in MP size - to me a professional camera is not specific enough - it's a set of features, but we have had no indication of what is holding him back right now.

"All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris
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I admit we, I, sometimes wander a bit but it does provide plenty of gray matter fodder.  Each must make decisions whether what I see as a great outfit is such for them.

The question is, is there anything wrong with my current camera/combo?  Is it holding me back because it lacks features that I need?  Obviously the OP thinks it is. These are just some avenues he needs to consider.

 

Plus, I just want a new camera!  I have had the disease several times. Smiley Happy

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@ebiggs1 wrote:

Robert I had two of Sigma's version of the 50-150mm f2.8 lens.  Absolutely loved them but even Sigma has discontinued them????

It really begs the question why Canon has ignored what seems like such a good FL for croppers.  ...


Yes! In fact, I still have my Sigma 50-150 f/2.8. It doesn't get used, because I now have two FF cameras and my wife prefers the lighter Canon 28-135 for her 7D2. But I got a lot of good use out of it, back in the day.

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
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