Ok hear are the nitty gritty's
Backround: i burnt a lot of film when i was younger on a Pentax SLR but most recently i had been using a Sony Alpha 350 but that was using kit lenses and was more of a event camera (ie big birthday parties etc)
Types of photography: Well i want to explore the range of shots i can take of my existing hobbies of Paintball, Old cars, Archery and dogs.
I apologise if I'm using the following photos incorrectly in regards to giving full credit but i have permission to host, and reproduce them from the original owner who is not a paid photographer (i even paid him some money, so i suppose he is now ). they are not my work nor are they for criticisim but only used as examples of the situations i will be shooting in.
While this is a sport it isnt often a very fast moving sport but i feel that dynamic range and low iso can be important as the subjects are trying to hid from each other using camo, shade and anything else they can do.
most of the time they will be stationary objects and hopefully on warm days because i own a Moke but there will be the occasional motorkhana (essentially a slalom course over a short distance) so these can be a bit faster moving which makes me worry about one of my choices focusing system.
Indredibly stationary except for when they let go of the string so i am not too concerned about this one
Overly Photographed Dogs
They are fast moving and relatively small so once again i worry about the focusing system of one of my choices.
I travel a lot for work and on my holidays i generally hop in the car and drive to a place that alot of my friends cant point to on a map of australia.
So in my mind what i will be doing is essentially a fair amount of portrait photography even if my subject is a paintball player, archer or car, the way i would approach the shot to me is similar as they aren't flowing as fast as AFL or ice hockey. I belive the a350 has a very similar focus system to my one of my choices and as required i have always focused and composed separately.
I absolutely love the footage off of the current dslrs but i already have a sony nexv cam and a range of contours and go pros that i have and will probably continue to use for footage/b roll. So the DSLR may get a work out every now and then as a vid cam but it isnt going to be its main purpose.
Current options/dilema for camera
The alpha is gone so i no longer have brand loyalty.
in no particular order
6/70D (i feel silly putting a camera that isnt out on the list)
The canon does feel more right to me with use and the lens system seems better in my head but im sure that part is just marketing (i also used to sell these at Myer so i probably got brainwashed good and proper back then)
Am i right in stretching for a full frame when a really good crop could perform well for less?
So i guess what im after is for some one to clarify exactly how difficult the centre cross point focus point would be to use considering i am moving from a camera that had a similar system and while my subjects might fall into the category of "sports" i feel the shots ill be after will be sports portrature and is the numerous cross type points of the d600 that much better when they are so tightly grouped together in the middle (maybe i dont use them the same way as i have come from lower cameras).
P.s if you can talk me into a mirrorless i wont be angry i just dont think they have the quality, and adjustability of the larger cameras but i do love the size.