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InfiniteDivide
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Apr 22, 2014 20:19 |  #16

On the 6D I find the D-Pad a snap as I used it on my T4i, and I am already on the center point focus by default.


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Apr 22, 2014 21:21 |  #17

Forget what he said about AF. Ultimately, I believe the 6D is more future proof. Both will deliver excellent images. However, the 6D yields better high iso images and less banding. At this point considering the price, there is no way I would consider a 5dii.


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Apr 22, 2014 22:18 |  #18

Numenorean wrote in post #16853751external link
No...you can't. The shutter and aperture dials change shutter and aperture by default. Not AF point. So a dedicated AF controller is much faster than having to press a button then turn dials and having an AF controller which works quickly and easily is critical when you're shooting professionally.

I don't get the blind support people have for the joystick. I had one on my 20D, don't miss it at all with the 6D. With more AF points like the 5Diii I could see it being handy, on a camera with 20 or less points I think the multi-controller works perfectly, even when using my battery grip. I must have larger hands than the average photographer or something...


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Apr 22, 2014 22:57 |  #19

Better sealing, more intuitive, and easier when zooming around on a pic. Dials are okay, but after a decade of shooting with all the cameras I have, I will always take a joystick over a dial/directional pass. As a gamer it is also second nature, directional pads are always relegated to secondary actions. :)


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Apr 22, 2014 23:08 |  #20

TeamSpeed wrote in post #16854483external link
Better sealing, more intuitive, and easier when zooming around on a pic. Dials are okay, but after a decade of shooting with all the cameras I have, I will always take a joystick over a dial/directional pass. As a gamer it is also second nature, directional pads are always relegated to secondary actions. :)

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from my cold dead hands. :D


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Apr 22, 2014 23:10 |  #21

Bah I see your Nintendo controller and raise you the intellivision controller. :D

(One of the worse systems, unresponsive half the time controller to game, had to reset a bunch, etc, I really didn't like mine)


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Apr 23, 2014 01:45 |  #22
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EverydayGetaway wrote in post #16854406external link
I don't get the blind support people have for the joystick. ...

It is akin to the Compact Flash is better than SD mentality. Humans are, for the most part, hugely averse to change, even for the better.




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Apr 23, 2014 01:58 |  #23

I think the 6d May be a slightly better choice simply because it's newer. The different lay out might take a bit of getting used to. However a 5d2 was one of the best cameras around a few years ago. It still is. For your type of shot either choice can be taken with confidence


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Apr 23, 2014 02:30 |  #24

Maggie_B wrote in post #16853614external link
Thank you all so much for responding :)
I don't shoot sports or wildlife so that's not a problem. I mainly do portrait and macro /still life, and landscapes.
I'm tempted by the 6d too! Oh the struggles.
Thanks again for the reassurances on the focusing :)
Mag

I have a 5D2 and if was given the choice now would go with the 6D.


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Apr 23, 2014 08:17 as a reply to Maverique's post |  #25

I have decided that I think the 6D might be the better choice for me. I have always struggled with shaky hands so the more I can push up my shutter spead with higher ISO's the more keepers I will hopefully get.

Thank you all for contributing ! ! ! :)

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Apr 23, 2014 09:50 |  #26

FWIW, on the joystick/D-pad issue, the 70D's D-pad can be set to full-time autofocus point movement, so it's just like the joystick but you put your thumb a little lower. No extra button press necessary; if the camera is awake, you can move the autofocus point any time. I'm unsure if it's the same on the 6D though, but I'd imagine they would have similar available settings.


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Apr 23, 2014 09:54 |  #27

^ Yeah you can do the exact same thing with the 6D that is how mine is configured. I have used both methods the D-pad on my 6D and the joystick on my old 7D and the few 5D series cameras I have used. It makes absolutely no difference which method your camera offers, they are both extremely simple.


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Apr 23, 2014 10:25 |  #28

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Apr 23, 2014 10:39 |  #29

Maggie_B wrote in post #16853181external link
I dropped into my local camera shop today because I was hoping to upgrade my body from my 5D Classic. I just can't justify the cost of a 5D Mark iii so I was debating a new 6D or a used 5D Mark ii.
The gentleman in the store claimed that the 5D Mark ii had terrible focusing issues that they tried to fix with firmware updates but it was still very undependable and he wouldn't recommend it.
I kind of want to stick with the 5D series as that is what I am used to and I have all CF cards.
I guess I would just like to hear from other 5D Mark ii users whether they were disappointed with the focusing.
Thanks,
Maggie

Just get the 6D, I used to have the 5dII, wasn't really great as the 6d,
6D has
better screen
lighter
way better high ISO quality, about two stops better!
a SD card is $20
it has a almost silent shutter sound
better for resale
GPS and WIFI
and more!!!!

Don't go back, go forward!!!!




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Apr 23, 2014 12:11 as a reply to sega62's post |  #30

This is how I rank the 5D2, 5D3 and 6D (as well as a few other camera bodies) from my experience and interactions with them. If cameras touch, they are basically identical, otherwise gaps don't designate "how much better" or "worse". Others may swap a few items here and there. Just a "scorecard" I am trying to come up with that quickly identifies my opinions on some lines, quantitatively backed rankings on others (like battery life or MTBF).

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