IQ of 7d w 15-85mm Vs 6d w 24-105mm?

Started Mar 8, 2013 | Questions thread
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Would you accept 550d / 15-85 to 6D 24-105 review? (Same sensors / lenses)...
In reply to usedtobedontrustme, Mar 11, 2013

usedtobedontrustme wrote:

I'm surprised that no one has said, "I went from a 7d with the 15-85 to a full frame with a 24-105 and ....." becauseI thought there would be lots of people with experience with both combos.

I can come close. I've gone from a 550d with a 15-85 to a 6D with the 24-105. (Effectively the same sensor, so should be pretty similar results).

While I'm no expert, it definitely appears as though the photo's from the 6D's combination are much sharper. With the 7d - if I viewed at full resolution / full crop - the picture was a little soft. This never worried me, as I knew I was "pixel peeping" and the final image was always fine when printed.

However, what I have noticed is that if I do the same thing with the 6D's photos with the 24-105 - the images look much sharper at 100% resolution than I ever expected, or could get from the 550D / 15-85.

Not being an expert - but I still figure, if they're sharper at 100% resolution, then they're sharper all round. It's really blown me away. Not that I was ever disappointing with the 15-85 on the 550D - but I didn't expect that much jump in IQ when upgrading. (I was more just expecting less noise at higher ISO's) - so it was a pleasant surprise.

I'm pretty confident you'll love your 6D combination. The high ISO / low noise is out of this world!

Hope this helps...

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