Did you know that registration to Fighter Control is completely free and brings you lots of added features? Find out more....

Camera Upgrade from Canon 70D

Post your questions, reviews and technical issues here.
Post Reply
User avatar
AlexLee05
Posts: 86
Joined: Sat Jul 22, 2023 2:46 pm
Location: Brecon Beacons

Camera Upgrade from Canon 70D

Post by AlexLee05 » Sat Jun 08, 2024 8:01 pm

I am looking to upgrade my camera from the Canon 70D, I am mainly using a Sigma 150-600mm with it.

I initially looked at a Canon R7 but I have heard some other people saying they aren't particularly happy with it but haven't really got much more info than that. The main thing I'm looking to improve are the FPS and image noise, as I mainly do low level photography.

Anyone have experience with a Canon R7 also paired with a Sigma 150-600mm? Or is there another camera I should consider (Only familiar with canon but willing to take any brand suggestions)

User avatar
Nighthawke
Posts: 5549
Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:04 pm

Re: Camera Upgrade from Canon 70D

Post by Nighthawke » Sat Jun 08, 2024 8:26 pm

If you change brand your Sigma won't fit. Might be stating the obvious but just in case.

Do you want to stay cropped or go full frame?

skippyscage
Posts: 79
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:25 pm
Location: Denver, CO
Contact:

Re: Camera Upgrade from Canon 70D

Post by skippyscage » Sat Jun 08, 2024 8:57 pm

an easy upgrade would be the 90D if you want to keep the lens, which was very good

User avatar
AlexLee05
Posts: 86
Joined: Sat Jul 22, 2023 2:46 pm
Location: Brecon Beacons

Re: Camera Upgrade from Canon 70D

Post by AlexLee05 » Sat Jun 08, 2024 9:47 pm

Nighthawke wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2024 8:26 pm
If you change brand your Sigma won't fit. Might be stating the obvious but just in case.

Do you want to stay cropped or go full frame?
Yeah I was looking at Canon because of that, will need a converter if I go for a mirrorless as well.

User avatar
AlexLee05
Posts: 86
Joined: Sat Jul 22, 2023 2:46 pm
Location: Brecon Beacons

Re: Camera Upgrade from Canon 70D

Post by AlexLee05 » Sat Jun 08, 2024 9:48 pm

skippyscage wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2024 8:57 pm
an easy upgrade would be the 90D if you want to keep the lens, which was very good
I am more inclined to mirrorless as it seems to be the future, even if that's requires the converter

User avatar
Nighthawke
Posts: 5549
Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:04 pm

Re: Camera Upgrade from Canon 70D

Post by Nighthawke » Sat Jun 08, 2024 9:51 pm

Yes you will. A lot of Canon R range users continue with their existing EF lenses, me included. I traded my 150-600 for an Ef 100-400 II before switching to mirrorless so can't comment on the Sigma/R combo.

Wyvern
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed May 22, 2024 12:28 pm

Re: Camera Upgrade from Canon 70D

Post by Wyvern » Sun Jun 09, 2024 2:16 pm

Canon have now decided to allow Sigma, and Tamron, to produce lens but only for the RF mount. As yet nothing announced in the 150-600mm range.

User avatar
xkekeith
Posts: 549
Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:38 am
Location: EGLK ish....

Re: Camera Upgrade from Canon 70D

Post by xkekeith » Tue Jun 11, 2024 9:55 am

Taken with a Canon R7 and the RF/EF lens adapter with a EF 100-400mm MK II plus 1.4 Mk III extender.
Hand held at 1/500 and ISO 800.

ImageRoe Deer by Keith Heywood, on Flickr

The R series of mirrorless cameras with EF lenses work very well.
Canon EOS RP & R7

User avatar
Black Mike
Posts: 274
Joined: Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:51 pm
Location: LFA17

Re: Camera Upgrade from Canon 70D

Post by Black Mike » Tue Jun 11, 2024 11:35 am

AlexLee05 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2024 9:48 pm
skippyscage wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2024 8:57 pm
an easy upgrade would be the 90D if you want to keep the lens, which was very good
I am more inclined to mirrorless as it seems to be the future, even if that's requires the converter
Hopefully your 150-600 is the C or S model in which case you can use the Sigma USB dock to update the lens firmware if there are any quirks when using an R body.

Some older Sigma lenses are not compatible with the new mirorrless models certainly on Nikon anyway so quite probably the same with Canon. The USB dock is easily sourced secondhand or new and also allows tweaking of AF settings and custom settings as well as firmware updates.

There isn't a huge selection of decent APS-C bodies as most manufacturers focused on full frame initially. Don't forget that modern post processing software provides excellent noise reduction for images, Lightroom more so for RAW images with the new AI Denoise feature. Topaz and others offer decent image enhancement now.

Mike

User avatar
Nighthawke
Posts: 5549
Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:04 pm

Re: Camera Upgrade from Canon 70D

Post by Nighthawke » Tue Jun 11, 2024 1:05 pm

I've read of quite a few people using Sigmas on R series with no problems and producing great results.

User avatar
AlexLee05
Posts: 86
Joined: Sat Jul 22, 2023 2:46 pm
Location: Brecon Beacons

Re: Camera Upgrade from Canon 70D

Post by AlexLee05 » Wed Jun 12, 2024 8:19 am

Thank you all, certainly looks like an R7 is a fantastic choice so I'll go that

Post Reply

Return to “Photography Q & A / How to post photos”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests