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| p.1 #1 · Camera upgrade suggestions for new baby? |
Ok, I'll do my best to keep this brief. I have been kicking around the idea of upgrading my camera for some time now. My gear: 1Ds/1D combo, both original. My lenses include the 24-70 f2.8 (now mark I) and 70-200 f4 non-IS. I have wanted a more user friendly interface, sensor cleaning, etc. in my camera body. However, up until now I have been able to suffer the incredibly slow buffer rates and horrible ISO as I mostly take pictures at family events, often outside. Plus I have a strobist set-up that I am trying to learn.
What has changed? I now have a baby on the way, expected in a few months. Here's the dilemma, I don't know what to expect. I figure higher ISO would be a major upgrade. My lenses should be fine if I can boost the ISO enough, so I am not in the market for any new lenses. I am guessing that I would want video capability, but haven't had any desire to do video in the past, so it is completely new to me.
I think the 6D would be my best bet, since it has the capability to focus in the near dark, I could boost the ISO, and it has video. Are there other options that would work? I don't know if I could get by with my current set-up for a while, at least until the crawling/moving stage? Would I really take pictures of a sleeping baby, or will I wait until they are awake? Even if they are awake, will the flash bother them? Should I sell my current gear, or keep it?
I know I am the only one to answer some of these questions, but I thought I would see what others would do in my shoes.