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| p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Like to upgrade from 40D. Need advice please. |
I currently have a 40D and would like to upgrade, but am really having a hard time deciding which direction to go or whether to just hold off for a bit more. My Kit includes, 40D, 24-105, 10-22, 70-200 f4, 50, f1.8 I have a general idea of what the various upgrades would provide me, but don't have as much knowledge as many on this board. So I would really like to get the opinions of those here that know these potential cameras better than I.
I enjoy landscape photography, but it has been awhile since I did a lot of it. I have never enlarged anything huge so megapixels aren't my primary concern. One of the reasons I would like to upgrade and also the reason I don't do as much landscape anymore is that we have a 3 year old. Most of my photography now is family stuff, but I really enjoy getting very nice shots of our son. So mostly I am looking for something that has:
- Better AF for chasing him around the yard.
- Maybe something that has a bit better auto exposure control. I have found the 40D to be fooled often with shadows, etc. (Yes, I can exposure compensate or use manual, but by the time I do our son has typically moved off to another location where exposure is different.)
- Better high iso performance. It would be really nice to be able to easily push iso to 1600+ rather than the 800 I currently do with the 40D indoors.
I have always wanted to go full frame, but AF on the 5DII seems to be its limiting attribute and that is one of the primary reason for the upgrades. I'd rather not spend the $$ on a 5DIII given what I need the camera for. Maybe the 6D would be an option for me given my needs?....obviously no real world data yet. It also scares me a little that it is more compact. I have big hands and even the 60D doesn't feel that great.
I have also just thought maybe I should just get a 7D. They are fairly inexpensive now and probably do most of what I want (noise doesn't seem to be as well controlled as say the 5DII or 5DII). Then I think, yeah but it is already 2-3 years old and isn't full frame.
I was hoping the 5DIII was going to be closer to a full frame 7D at about $2500...oh well.
Thanks for any help or advice you can provide.