70D....What next?

Discussion in 'Canon EOS Digital SLRs' started by Edward, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. Edward

    Edward New Member

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    I currently use a 70D and want to upgrade to a camera that is a genuine improvement on the 70D.

    Problem is, what camera?

    I only take wildlife on my daily walk with a 100/400 lens. I am blessed with Barn owls and lot's of Marsh Harriers where I live and sometimes wonder if I could get better pictures with a better camera.

    Any help will be appreciated.
     

  2. johnsey

    johnsey Site Moderator Staff Member Site Supporter

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    Hi Edward,

    I think you will find with any newer camera from the mid level and up you will get a boost in performance specs. What I mean is that the 80d and 90d will have better ISO performance from their processors than the 70d,. Both a full frame 5d4 and a 90d crop camera will have more megapixels (~30) and a better auto-focus system so it depends on if you want to go to a full frame camera or not.

    When I read that someone is looking to get better photos from a better camera, my question is what do want to improve in your photos?
    All cameras are capable of sharp dynamic images. Upgrading will give you larger prints, allow you more manual control over the image while you shoot and a number of other added features when you start comparing cameras side by side. These are not necessary for great images. I like tech so don't get me wrong I like the idea of upgrading, I just want to set the right expectation.
     
  3. GDN

    GDN Active Member

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    Hi Edward, welcome to the forum.

    What is your current camera gear not giving you? If you can let us know, we should be able to give you some pointers.

    Gary
     
  4. porkphoto

    porkphoto Active Member Site Supporter

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    Hello and welcome to the forum. I don't think an upgrade in camera would help you as much as an upgrade to your lens would. Personally I would consider a faster prime L series lens. A 300 f2.8 L or a 500 f4 L lens come to mind, both in IS models.
     
  5. johnsey

    johnsey Site Moderator Staff Member Site Supporter

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    I think Edwards 100-400Mk2 is a stellar lens and fits well with his daily walkabout shooting actually, so I am am not sure the portability and zoom range are worth giving up for a faster prime.
     

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