Canon Body Suggestion

Canon Body Suggestion

Postby neville on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 9:56 am

I am looking to replace my u/s Canon 1D MK2n with something somewhat lighter and reasonably affordable.

Any suggestions much appreciated, thank you..
neville

Re: Canon Body Suggestion

Postby spellow3010 on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 11:28 am

neville wrote:I am looking to replace my u/s Canon 1D MK2n with something somewhat lighter and reasonably affordable.

Any suggestions much appreciated, thank you..


If you are looking for a 'budget' cropped sensor, have a look at the 1300D (18mp) for about £450. I have no experience of it and my previous cropped sensor was a humble 600D with 550D as a back up body. I did a quick look on line for the 1300D and 1200D as a comparison with the 1D Mk2N. The 1200D at 18mp is a good, marginally better piece. Marginal. No idea about weight, if that is really an issue. I'd always try and go for something that will stand up to a little bit of 'in the field' action.

If you can stomach it, look at the 7D Mk2. It's expensive... :up: A real beast in comparison with my old bits of tat.

Not sure if any of this helps. Be interested to hear back what you decided to go for.
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Re: Canon Body Suggestion

Postby neville on Fri 07 Jul 2017, 11:11 am

Thank you for your suggestions, much appreciated.

I have several Canon 'L' lenses and am looking at something in the Canon M series range.

Has anyone used what i believe is known as a bridge camera with EF lenses?
neville

Re: Canon Body Suggestion

Postby aceyone on Fri 07 Jul 2017, 11:14 am

take only photos,leave only footprints
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Re: Canon Body Suggestion

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Fri 07 Jul 2017, 11:39 am

I was in a similar position to you, as I also had a 1D IIn for a very long time. But before this airshow season I decided to upgrade to the 7D Mark II and it's been worth every penny so far if your budget stretches that far.
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Re: Canon Body Suggestion

Postby neville on Sun 09 Jul 2017, 7:06 pm

Thanks for the additional suggestions, weight will probably be the deciding factor in the end.

Interesting link to the photographer/lecturer who has actually downgraded his equipment, that's a novelty in itself.

Sometimes i find the all singing all dancing DSLR's are maybe too complicated for me.

Still contemplating an 'M' series but need to find out a lot more about them before taking the plunge.
neville

Re: Canon Body Suggestion

Postby Maisie on Sun 09 Jul 2017, 8:28 pm

I can't imagine the EOS M being any good for Aviation unless it's static.

..unless you want to hold lenses like this??

Image
6D | 7D | 60D
11-16 f/2.8 | 24-105 IS L | 70-300 IS USM | 50 f/1.4 | 100 f/2.8 | 400 f/5.6
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Re: Canon Body Suggestion

Postby neville on Sat 12 Aug 2017, 7:20 pm

For those who maybe were interested in the outcome, got myself a second hand 5d for a couple of hundred £'s, nothing spectacular but at least i'm back in business.

Many thanks for all the suggestions and advice, much appreciated...
neville


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