turnmybassup wrote in post #17633020
I have been looking at a lot of your 5dc photos on the thread, actually, and that's part of what has been motivating me to try and get one. I really like the look of the files, and I think it would do a great job for what I am wanting, but without biting off too much price-wise. I have seen a couple of 5d2's come up relatively cheap lately, and a couple of 6d's at pretty low too, should I perhaps go after one of those instead?
If I were to get a used/refurb full frame from Canon at this point, for cost, I would look at the 6D the most for my purposes with full frame. I don't need or care about full frame for action, sports, wildlife, etc, I'm happy with my APS-H and APS-C's for a lot of that. Even landscape and stuff. But for portrait, I really enjoy the 5Dc and that's it's primary use 99% of the time. But I have many cameras. It's just one of the tools.
If I were to shop for one camera, and didn't have several, I would focus on being able to get as much into one as possible. The 5D3 is that camera.
But if I knew I didn't need the AF of the 5D3, I would get the 6D without hesitation.
Because I don't need the extra resolution (and I print my portraits often, 8x10, 20x30, etc, 13MP is fine!) and I don't need the ISO performance (yet, I will when my daughter is older most likely!), and I have no need for Live View / Wifi / etc, I'm fine with the 5Dc for now.
There's nothing the 5D2 offers to me, at least, that makes it attractive over the 6D at all.