May 1, 2015 at 8:50PM, Edited May 1, 9:00PM
Upgrade Time - 6D or GH4?
Dear friends I reside in Pakistan and from over 2 years have used 650D/T4i for videos though now I want to upgrade, already sold my T4i and in the market for something reasonably priced.
I got max budget of $1500 (actual is $1250 and max is $1500 and going beyond means living on beans for a month or two :) ) and in that budget I can only see two options which are Canon 6D and GH4 though the more I read about both the more I am inclined towards GH4 though GH4 is more demanding when it comes on related stuff.
All my lenses (6 or 7) are of EF mount (excluding Sigma 18 35, rest are all vintage lenses converted to Canon EF mount)
Currently GH4 body is for $1500 in Pakistan without warranty and $1550 with warranty, the Metabones Adapter EF to MFT is for $600 (add another $50 to $100 for shipment to Pakistan), for 4K editing I see serious upgrades to my laptop which is Dell Vostro 3450 i5 second generation with 6GB Ram and built in 1GB graphic card with dedicated 1GB RAM or just getting a proper desktop (means probably a year on beans).
I know as compare to 6D the GH4 is razor sharp with far more better image details though on the other hand in 6D I see Full Frame + Very good Low Light Performance (nothing more then that).
I am honestly lost because 6D means just getting a body for $1300 and using my old lenses and laptop being happy with the over hyped full frame and low light. Though GH4 means far more pro level results (metabones $600 + shipment), magical 4K (serious upgrades on my PC, A LOT MORE BEANS) etc.
It has been 3 months that I am CAMERA-LESS and just going through review after review and have reached a point where I am so fedup that I want to quit all this and become a monk, seriously.
I want to use the Camera for shooting documentaries, music videos for local bands and short films for film festivals and some photography.
Please guys help me out.