Is the upgrade worth it?

9 months 1 week ago #669736 by gcvance
Hi there,
I am a portrait photographer with a specific interest in maternity + newborn. Currently, I have a Canon Rebl t6 and I use an L-series 2.8 24-70 mm lens. I've heard time after time that the lens quality is most important so I haven't worried about my camera, but the opportunity has come up to upgrade to a Mark IV for a good price. My concerns/complaints with the Rebel:
1. The ISO and low light performance is bad
2. Focus doesn't seem amazing
3. Not a full sensor: hard to get overhead shots in newborn sessions
4. It's a pretty basic camera

Right now, I  find that only 60% of my SOOC images are usable because of low light or focus issues even though my camera is clean and the shutter speed is quick enough. So my question is would upgrading to this IV be worth the money? Or should I stick with the Rebel and deal with its disadvantages? Even though the IV is at a good price, I am a student and my budget it tight.

I would love to hear all advice! Thanks in advance,
-Gracie


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9 months 1 week ago #669737 by Pete Franko
Well no one will question how great the 5D Mark IV is it's a large upgrade and a lot of camera.  It's one that will offer a number of nice performance upgrades compared to the Rebel you have.  Have you considered buying one used?  You could save some $$ that might take some of the sting out of it.  


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9 months 1 week ago #669738 by gcvance
Good to hear. Yes, I'm not going to buy a new one. An opportunity has arisen to buy a used one in good condition for a cheaper price.


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9 months 1 week ago #669741 by Pete Franko
Whats the condition of the camera?  

How many times has the shutter been clicked? 


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9 months 1 week ago #669758 by effron
Rebel to MIV?      .....Yes.

Why so serious?
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9 months 1 week ago #669796 by garyrhook
Not really much to discuss. Yes, move to the 5D if opportunity presents.


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