After working over 3 years with my Canon 600D it is now time for a new Camera. I'm a big fan off pushing a camera to it's limits so I waited with the upgrade a long time and spend more time in gaining advanced photoshop
techniques, composition techniques, and technical knowledge and there is still so much to learn. I played a lot with the Magic Lantern Firmware lately. It's a Custom Firmware for Canon cameras that allows you control over advanced camera setting and some functions that are only available in higher priceclass
cameras like advanced bracketing settings and custom iso
setting e.g. ISO-250 and so on.
Still, there are some things I'm not happy about. I'm speaking about fast bracketing, dynamic range and low-light-noise. This year Canon released the Canon 80D and the Canon 5D Mark IV which both have a new sensor with better dynamic range abilities and both have a better noise performance in low light than the models before. With this cameras Canon is trying to catch up with other camera manufacturer like Nikon
. With these new releases I was sure I would stay with Canon.
However, I wasn't so sure if I should buy a Fullframe
or a Crop-Sensor camera and I finally decided to buy the 80D. So I can keep my 10-22mm lens. The Crop Sensor also becomes useful when starting to shoot with a higher focal length and I bought the Canon L 24-70mm f4 not long ago which is really a perfect lens even at APS-C cameras. I'm looking forward to test the equipment this weekend .
Gear I upgraded this year.
Canon 600D ->
Canon 18-55mm ->
Canon L 24-70mm f4Mantona
> old Gitzo
G226 + Sirui
Normal Backpack -
300 AWLet me know what you think.
What equipment do you think is most important ? The Camera, the Lens or is it knowledge ?
What skills did you learn this year?
What equipment have you changed ?