Upgrade 60D > 6D: Right Now or Rather Later??

Started Jan 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Thanks, pgb: Interesting Thoughts of Yours.
In reply to pgb, Feb 4, 2013

pgb wrote:


db. wrote:

That's why I *shall* upgrade some-
when this year. But I understand
now that there is no real need to
rush *right now*.

I like the FF smoothness I see especially on skies but if your
not going to use iso6400 then the difference is more subtle.

No, thank you: I've been loyal to
Canon for some fifteen years and
their gear has always served me
well so far (though I'm not a "fan-
boy" either ;-))

Since you're changing lenses there's the Nikon D600.

You mention it yourself: the ad-
vance of DR will most probably
be the next temptation of up-
grading, not too far in the future.
I agree with you.

The 6D's high iso would allow more night photography.
Compare pictures from people with a similar skill level to
see the difference at iso 100. Once you have FF you'll
probably not need
to think about upgrading for a long while.
The next big thing will probably be a stop or two more DR,
if that's worth waiting for. The longer you wait the less your
current gear will be worth.

the improvement of of image-quality at base ISO may not be as big over all? Or is it??

I think of buying—once I'll own
the 6D—Canon's 24-70 f4 (I am
waiting for more reviews; Photo-
zone.de promises theirs for early
March) and the 70-200 f4L IS
(not really "inexpensive"!) be-
fore testing which primes will
suit my needs best. I do doubt,
for instance, which of the two
TS-E will serve me better.

There's the new Tamron 24-70 and the Canon 24-70 F4 and good
inexpensive primes and also legacy manual primes.

Therefore, I would have to buy a full set of new lenses,

The remote live-view will be
very useful, indeed. But less
convenient than the "built-in"
solution of the articulated
screen.

It does have remote liveview using wifi and a phone, so for very low or high-angle architecture shots it might be more useful especially if you use a tripod.

And I probably will be able to live without a swivel screen

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