When Should You Upgrade Your Camera Body?
When do you decide that it’s time for a camera body upgrade? While upgrading our lenses may help us in getting that perfect shot, but there comes a time when we have to bite the bullet and upgrade the camera body. With important decisions to make, we’ve helped narrow it down to a few scenarios where you just have to upgrade – here’s why. From APS-C (cropped) to full frame First things first: let’s break down the difference between an APS-C sensor and a full-frame one. Advanced Photo System Type-C (APS-C) sensors are smaller than full-frame ones, which limits the field of view captured. On the other hand, a camera with a full-frame sensor does absolutely no cropping of the sort. If you’re looking to take low-light photographs or pictures of architectural structures such as buildings and skyscrapers, the cropping effect of an APS-C would have a significant impact on the image that you have shot. Image Credit: @_liljar_ When capturing starry skies Amazed by the starry skies above and eager to capture it in all its glory? In astrophotography, it is extremely important to choose the right equipment. The low-light capabilities of full-frame cameras like the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV or the Canon EOS 6D Mark II give you the ability to shoot at a high ISO but still obtain that clean, grain-free image without compromising any details of the night sky. Image Credit: @keithliew Image Credit: @natlucian When you are dealing with bad weather After all your detailed planning, what happens when it’s cloudy and you can’t work with natural lighting that you’ve planned for? Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to enjoy proper lighting at all times. From overly harsh sunlight or the rain, outdoor photographers can relate to the pains of dealing with fickle weather. While post-processing can iron out the rough edges of your image, it’s better to retain as authentic a photograph as you can and not rely overly on post-processing to create your photo. With full-frame cameras and their low light/high ISO performance, it wouldn’t be much of an issue when you face these problems while shooting! When you are shooting fast-moving subjects Another crucial consideration for a camera upgrade would be the speed at which your subjects are meant to move in your photographs. Are you a budding sports photojournalist, or a doting father hoping to capture those first steps of your toddler? If your subjects move rapidly, then you should certainly consider an upgrade. After all, photographers often only get one chance to ace the shot! A camera to consider is one from the Canon EOS 6D series. The Canon EOS 6D Mark II boasts an impressive 45 focus points – this ensures a quicker autofocus to help in capturing your moving subjects. Image Credit: @niicholaschin Image Credit: @invictusrly