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12/13/2016 12:29:28 PM · #1
The boyfriend of my niece in the Netherlands is planning to upgrade his Canon 1100D, which he has now for about 4 years. Although he would love to upgrade to a fullframe camera, he doesn't have the financial means to do so. Therefore his second option is to go for a brand new Canon 80D. He asks me to advise him in this matter. However, I don't know anything about Canon, so maybe you guys can help me with it.

Some questions I ask myself are:
If an used/refurbished fullframe Canon is an option, which model would be qualified for the job, considering the price should be in the same order as a new 80D?

If APS-C will be his choice, how good is the 80D? What might be considered alternatives?

I always hear about (Canon) lenses that are not exchangeable between FX and FF systems. He has 4 lensen, the 18-55mm f/3,5-6,3 kit lens; 55-250mm f/5,6-6,3; 50mm f/1,8 and the 24-105mm f/4 L USM; can all these lenses be used on both APS-C and FF?

Thanks
12/13/2016 12:40:53 PM · #2
Quick replay as have to go and cook.

Canon 70D rocks so I would imagine the 80D should be VERY GOOD too. He may be able to pick up a 70D at a better price - I don't think there are a huge number of differences.

55-250mm and 18-55mm I believe are EPS lenses so won't work on full frame. The other 2 lenses will work on both.

The 80D is packed full of lovely features.

I did recently get a full frame 6D but still use the 70D and love it nearly as much though at the same time I do appreciate the 6D does produce very nice looking photos and I am glad I went full frame.

I will reply in more detail later if I get a moment.

12/13/2016 01:37:46 PM · #3
Agree with Paul on the lenses, the 50/1.8 and 24-05 are the two that would be compatible with FF, the other two are EF-S. For FF bodies, the 6D would probably be the only choice. The 80D would be the best choice for APS-C, methinks. The 6D refurbished is currently $1099 USD but out of stock. The 80D is $849 but also out of stock. Used 6D bodies can be found on fredmiranda for $825-$850 or so. Used 80Ds are going for $825-$900 depending on condition. Both pop up regularly. I don't know if a buyer outside CONUS is feasible for a lot of the fredmiranda sellers though.
Now with regard to suitability, that really depends on what and how he shoots. The 6D is more of a "deliberate shooting" machine. Accurate but basic AF, not really a sports camera. The 80D is more capable for action. The 6D is a really nice landscape camera, or really any application where frame rate and AF sophistication are not the prime drivers. I shot the 6D exclusively for about 3 years, now have the 5D IV but not getting rid of the 6D. That says something about how well I regard it.
12/13/2016 01:51:54 PM · #4
Originally posted by kirbic:

Agree with Paul on the lenses, the 50/1.8 and 24-05 are the two that would be compatible with FF, the other two are EF-S. For FF bodies, the 6D would probably be the only choice. The 80D would be the best choice for APS-C, methinks. The 6D refurbished is currently $1099 USD but out of stock. The 80D is $849 but also out of stock. Used 6D bodies can be found on fredmiranda for $825-$850 or so. Used 80Ds are going for $825-$900 depending on condition. Both pop up regularly. I don't know if a buyer outside CONUS is feasible for a lot of the fredmiranda sellers though.
Now with regard to suitability, that really depends on what and how he shoots. The 6D is more of a "deliberate shooting" machine. Accurate but basic AF, not really a sports camera. The 80D is more capable for action. The 6D is a really nice landscape camera, or really any application where frame rate and AF sophistication are not the prime drivers. I shot the 6D exclusively for about 3 years, now have the 5D IV but not getting rid of the 6D. That says something about how well I regard it.

I know he likes to shoot car racing and the sort. So from what you say I guess the 6D is not the most suitable for moving objects, is that right?
12/13/2016 08:48:17 PM · #5
For sports 80D+ many new cool features, better for video, flip screen. He gets to use all the lenses he has as well.

6D as the others mentioned. I personally prefer the 6D but if full frame is just "he would like to have, but... " then 80D all the way it is recommended :)

Message edited by author 2016-12-13 20:49:03.
12/22/2016 06:50:26 PM · #6
Or what about a 7D ? Im not sure on the pricing in the states. There is the 7D mark 2 - which is an excellent choice - especially for sports. Or even a second hand 7D (first generation). They could be around roughly the same area of pricing.

Message edited by author 2016-12-22 18:51:18.
12/23/2016 07:21:56 AM · #7
Originally posted by Kroburg:


I know he likes to shoot car racing and the sort. So from what you say I guess the 6D is not the most suitable for moving objects, is that right?


that depends, lens choice will play a large role in how fast one can achieve focus. More sophisticated AF system will allow for better tracking throughout the frame but the 6D is perfectly capable by managing the center point.

i would advise to lean toward a APS-C, you get more overall bang for your buck in terms of features by sacrificing a larger sensor.
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