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    C'mon, convince me to buy an 80D :)

    Having decided on a new canon body, I have been researching it to death (as I always do with a new purchase). Then I went back and read my post from a few days ago here... http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...-other-options

    Seems reading between my own lines I really want an 80D. Just need that kick to convince myself to spend the money They have the small kit cheaper than the body alone at the moment - though what I would do with another 18-55mm I am not sure
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    NO! DON'T do it!
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    I have always learnt from experience if you can afford the price then the pleasure of using the equipment quickly replaces the procrastination of the purchase. If would seem by all accounts this 80D is even a better buy than the 7DMII and a significant improvement over the 70D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ameerat42 View Post
    NO! DON'T do it!

    reverse psychology??

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    I suppose, but it's better than reverse cashflow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian500au View Post
    I have always learnt from experience if you can afford the price then the pleasure of using the equipment quickly replaces the procrastination of the purchase. If would seem by all accounts this 80D is even a better buy than the 7DMII and a significant improvement over the 70D.
    Yes, and my other alternatives were those, plus the cheaper 760D.

    You are right, once the pain of the decision and cost is over, you quickly forget that and enjoy the quality item.

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    All I am going to say is Yes get another body, that is why I bought the 7D MK11 perfect for Birds and my Birding lens stays on it all the time, so no dust bunnies as yet
    I still have my old 5D Mk11 and my even older 40D that I swap around when I want to shoot macro or flowers.. Both would be close to the 150,000 shutter count by now.
    Whatever you pick I am sure it will be the right one, remembering now there is a lot more on the cameras today than there were years ago so more to learn and remember.
    And it can get confusing at times especially when you want to view the images, I still forget when I shoot with one of my older cameras. The there is the Olympus E-M1 so different again

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    Nup.. get a Nikon instead. Once you go Nikon you wont go white.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Anne View Post
    All I am going to say is Yes get another body, that is why I bought the 7D MK11 perfect for Birds and my Birding lens stays on it all the time, so no dust bunnies as yet
    I still have my old 5D Mk11 and my even older 40D that I swap around when I want to shoot macro or flowers.. Both would be close to the 150,000 shutter count by now.
    Whatever you pick I am sure it will be the right one, remembering now there is a lot more on the cameras today than there were years ago so more to learn and remember.
    And it can get confusing at times especially when you want to view the images, I still forget when I shoot with one of my older cameras. The there is the Olympus E-M1 so different again

    Yes, probably will stick my Sigma 150-600mm on the new one, and leave it there most of the time. That's what first prompted me to want a second body initially - not having to swap it for the 18-250mm all the time.

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    Nup.. get a Nikon instead. Once you go Nikon you wont go white.
    Lens lock-in unfortunately. tho I suspect you're just teasin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by wetpixels View Post
    They have the small kit cheaper than the body alone at the moment - though what I would do with another 18-55mm I am not sure

    Just realised it is actually a better lens. It's the STM version vs my IS version. The non-rotating filter is worth it alone, and the quieter, faster AF as well. Some people even say the IQ is better.
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    C'mon, convince me to buy an 80D
    I think you've already convinced yourself.

    Just had a real quick look at the specs and it seems to compare more than favourably with the 7DII and the 6D.

    So, what are you waiting for? HIT THE 'BUY' BUTTON. DO IT NOW !!!!!! You know you want to.
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    I love mine, but it means new lenses too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    Nup.. get a Nikon instead. Once you go Nikon you wont go white.
    There's always one in the crowd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cage View Post
    I think you've already convinced yourself.

    Just had a real quick look at the specs and it seems to compare more than favourably with the 7DII and the 6D.

    So, what are you waiting for? HIT THE 'BUY' BUTTON. DO IT NOW !!!!!! You know you want to.
    Oh, I AM convinced it's the lens I want. More money than I wanted to spend - I'm a bit of a tightwad. But yeah, will be hitting the shops in Perth tomorrow or the day after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feathers View Post
    I love mine, but it means new lenses too.
    You have an 80D and love it? Great.but why new lenses?

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    mmmmm, the 7Dii was the next thing on the buy list. This would involve research, and now you've pointed out why the research will be needed.
    Surely the 7Dii is still better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark L View Post
    mmmmm, the 7Dii was the next thing on the buy list. This would involve research, and now you've pointed out why the research will be needed.
    Surely the 7Dii is still better?
    80D pros

    higher res
    much better battery life
    better high ISO performance
    better colour depth and dynamic range
    lighter
    wifi and NFC
    articulating screen
    touch screen

    7dii pros

    GPS
    higher max ISO
    more focus points
    faster shooting rate
    larger sensor pixel area

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    Quote Originally Posted by wetpixels View Post
    80D pros

    higher res
    much better battery life
    better high ISO performance
    better colour depth and dynamic range
    lighter
    wifi and NFC
    articulating screen
    touch screen

    7dii pros

    GPS
    higher max ISO
    more focus points
    faster shooting rate
    larger sensor pixel area
    To me (without looking at all the specs again) if you were into birding & especially BIF (bird in flight) then the 7D II would probably be the better choice but...... if you want more versatility with the articulating touch screen (event & street shooting, macro & other uses) then the 80D would likely be a better option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross the fiddler View Post
    To me (without looking at all the specs again) if you were into birding & especially BIF (bird in flight) then the 7D II would probably be the better choice but...... if you want more versatility with the articulating touch screen (event & street shooting, macro & other uses) then the 80D would likely be a better option.
    Yes, have read similar elsewhere. The way I rationalised it, looking at the 7dii advantages -

    . I don't want/need GPS.
    . The larger sensor pixel area isn't really a n advantage, the 80D has better noise figures due to it's newer DIGIC 6 processor I presume
    . faster shooting rate (10fps vs 7) would be nice but not a deal killer
    . I usually only use one focus point - the centre. I am sure for following action, like a bird for BIF shots the 7dii is superior.

    But I am already stretching my budget, blown it in fact - you should see my wife's expressions, so...

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    Done!! Got the single lens kit on special at JB Hifi. I know you can do a little better with direct imports but happy to shop local. Final price $1450

    Now have to wait for the battery to charge before I can play with it... doncha hate that???
    Last edited by Dazz1; 18-07-2016 at 5:05pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wetpixels View Post
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    Now have to wait for the battery to charge before I can play with it... doncha hate that???...
    We'll while you

    Congs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameerat42 View Post
    We'll while you

    Congs.
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