Canon 6D and taking pictures of kids ?

Started Jan 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
AOKH Senior Member • Posts: 2,675
Re: 6D + 24-105 vs. 60D + 17-55

Wayne Larmon wrote:

KentG wrote:

Not sure why you think a 6D would do that any better than a 60D. The 60D has a faster frame rate than the 6D. You are not doing anything that a FF camera can do better than an APS-C one. What you need to think about is the proper lens to do what you want. A 15-85 on an APS-C body is better than a 24-105 on a FF ffrom my experience. An EF-S 17-55/2.8 is better than any L lens in its range.

I'm jumping in here because I was about to start a thread about this exact point. I currently have a 60D and a 17-55mm f/2.8 IS lens and I think they work very well. I've been wondering if a 6D + 24-105 f/4.0L IS would perform any better than what I have now.

From what you are saying, it sounds like going to the 6D combo would be a step backwards. Optically (?) And f/4 vs. f/2.8 hitting the AF can't help.

I wasn't planning on buying any fast primes. I was planning on selling my 17-55 and sticking my 70-200 f/4L IS on the 60D. But I was hoping that the 6D + 24-105 would be a step up somehow from my 60D + 17-55.


Why not go for the 6D and either the new Tamron 24-70 f/2.8VC or the Canon 24-70 II. Both are stellar lenses and great with the 6D.

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