First DSLR since film - sanity check

Discussion in 'Gear' started by Artemus, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. wsp_scott

    wsp_scott Member

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    Just a heads up, Massdrop has the 6D with lens for $1700 if a couple people join the drop, seems to be a good price.
     
  2. SKLund

    SKLund Member

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    My Jones List is a Sony A6000 2 lens kit. If your rig is small enough to carry, you get more shots.
     
  3. Nick

    Nick Post 'em if you got 'em!

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    But Art already has a little camera he likes for backpacking and carrying around. If I understand correctly, he's looking for a big one to get higher quality and better lenses for when he's not backpacking.

    Art - I tend to think you'd be happier with a 7D II or 80D with the long lens for the extra crop, but with that said, I sure do appreciate the outstanding quality of a full frame camera. I recently picked up a 5D IV and I still have my 6D. I use it more and more for people photography and the buffer speed, burst rate and focusing of my 6D was really annoying me. With that said, I still have it and I've been leaving it on my long-ish 70-200. If you want to borrow it and some Canon glass for a test drive, you are more than welcome.
     
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  4. Dave

    Dave Broadcaster, formerly "ashergrey"

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  5. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    So here is an update for everyone. I have completed my decision making process and completed my acquisition:

    Before, on the left and after on the right.

    IMG_5427.jpg

    Before and after is not quite right. I am keeping the m4/3 setup because it has treated me well and I will be definitely carrying it on backpack and long hiking trips for reasons that will become evident below.

    BEFORE

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 with a 14mm ultrawide lens
    - 1# 0oz.
    - 45-200 f4 Panasonic long telephoto lens (remember there are conversions of 2x for these m4/3 lenses)

    Canon 7D Mark II with a 10-22 f3.5 EF-S USM lens
    - 2# 14oz - much heavier
    - Canon long telephoto lens 70-200mm EF F4 L IS USM (conversion of 1.6x for aps-c lenses)

    Advantages of the new system
    - much greater picture quality potential
    - much better light gathering capability for astronomical and low light photography
    - 10 fps baby! - best Canon SLR for wildlife and action photography
    - very advanced AutoFocus system - probably the best in the Canon line - especially for wildlife photography
    - clear, bright viewfinder
    - larger array of high quality glass available

    Disadvantages of the new system
    - heavy! 2-3x the weight for each component
    - bulky
    - more expensive - approx. 2x the cost for the kit
     
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  6. Dave

    Dave Broadcaster, formerly "ashergrey"

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    Great choices, Art. Can't wait to see what you capture.
     
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  7. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    Thanks @Dave and for all you guys that weighed in. I appreciate you.
     
  8. IntrepidXJ

    IntrepidXJ ADVENTR

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    We're great at spending other people's money! ;)
     
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  9. Nick

    Nick Post 'em if you got 'em!

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    Well done, Art. For as much time as you spend in proximity to wildlife, it's about time this happened. :) Looking forward to it.
     
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  10. gnwatts

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    You will be having some fun I think.
     
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  11. Venchka

    Venchka Member

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    Yo! Art!
    I sold the body and 2 lenses to a friend in Houston. My gear was bigger and heavier. It's all good.
    The money is burning a hole in my savings account.
    Wayne


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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