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Is it worth it? (Sell 600D and get a 5DC)

 
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Oct 05, 2012 12:00 |  #1

Is it worth selling my 600D (bought new couple of months back) and get a used 5DC?

I can't afford a 5DII and been wanting to use a FF since ever. I'm not sure how good of a move this will be.


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Oct 05, 2012 12:45 |  #2

It is better to have both :), because they complte each other.
600D is a capable camera, and you will miss some things from it, like lcd screen, sensor cleaning, not mention the movie capabilities.
The 135L will get maybe more use on FF, but it is better to save money and get the 5Dc.
Or sell the 600D, add some money and buy the 5D mkII. This has more sense.




  
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Oct 05, 2012 12:51 |  #3

@niku2- know what you meant- but I think you mean "they compliment each other"

I certainly agree..
With the 5Dc- all you are getting is the first generation of 5D- full frame- with the limitations that come from such an older design. There are areas where the 600D is going to fare better- certain respects that it pays to keep both around..

As far as 5Dc vs 5D II- I say- go big or go home.. 5D III all the way.


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Oct 05, 2012 12:52 |  #4

A 5DC is a good buy if you find one in good shape at the right price, but I don't think I'd want it to be my only camera. After all, the 5D was introduced way back in 2005 - I imagine there will be a point soon when Canon will no longer service it and quality examples will start dying off.

I'd be willing to bet that if it wasn't for the mirror fiasco, Canon would already have dropped support.

Keep the 600D, enjoy it. If you scrape together the money for the 5D, then buy one and enjoy it too, but I wouldn't sell the 600D to move solely to a 5D.


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Oct 05, 2012 13:04 |  #5

To put it very simple İf you are interested in new technology 600d is good but if your only concern is picture quality 5d is better.




  
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Oct 05, 2012 13:09 |  #6

imo the 5dc has just the right amount of bells and whistles.

which is to say, basically none.


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Oct 05, 2012 14:21 |  #7

I moved from the t2i to the 5Dc and definitely wouldn't go back. I keep the t2i around as a backup but it gets pretty minimal use these days. I've used the MKII and MKIII and would have liked either one but don't regret the choice I made and still have a lot of learning to do on it.


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Oct 05, 2012 14:26 |  #8

If you shoot primarily protraits indoors, I would go with the 5Dc. Pictures come out great with primes.
With other types of photography, you may be dissipointed that the 5Dc lacks the modern bells and whistles that you are use to. You will need to adapt on the way you shoot, just like you have photographed in the 20th century.


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Oct 05, 2012 14:32 |  #9
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Virto wrote in post #15083745 (external link)
A 5DC is a good buy if you find one in good shape at the right price, but I don't think I'd want it to be my only camera. After all, the 5D was introduced way back in 2005 - I imagine there will be a point soon when Canon will no longer service it and quality examples will start dying off.

I'd be willing to bet that if it wasn't for the mirror fiasco, Canon would already have dropped support.

Keep the 600D, enjoy it. If you scrape together the money for the 5D, then buy one and enjoy it too, but I wouldn't sell the 600D to move solely to a 5D.

Unless you have a specific need for the crop, I would sell it. I have a 7d which is used for very specific times, sports or wildlife...other than that, I shoot with a 5d2.

OP, don't worry about the age of the camera...the 5dc images will totally blow the doors off your existing camera. If you keep the 600D, it will collect dust on the shelf.




  
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Oct 05, 2012 14:33 |  #10
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onurrus wrote in post #15083792 (external link)
To put it very simple İf you are interested in new technology 600d is good but if your only concern is picture quality 5d is better.

I'll paraphrase.

If you are interested in techno toys, keep the 600D. If you are interested in photography, get the 5dc.




  
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Oct 06, 2012 06:27 |  #11

Hogloff wrote in post #15084159 (external link)
I'll paraphrase.

If you are interested in techno toys, keep the 600D. If you are interested in photography, get the 5dc.

Define techno toys?

And yes, I am interested in getting a FF (that I can afford) to improve my pictures.


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Oct 06, 2012 09:03 |  #12

I had an XSi and after I got the 5Dc I never used it any more.

Now, if that 5Dc were up for sale, it would probably be right here: https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1234306. And if I were very ready to negotiate on price I would say so. Sort of like I just did. =)




  
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Oct 06, 2012 09:52 |  #13

Moin wrote in post #15086431 (external link)
Define techno toys?

And yes, I am interested in getting a FF (that I can afford) to improve my pictures.

The 600d or any crop camera takes awesome pictures. A FF camera only main benefit is better lower noise at high Iso and thin dof shots. If you view random pictures in this forum, 95% of them, most people cant tell if they are taken on crop or FF.
Best way to improve picture quality is to shot in raw and use post production. Best way to improve qaulity of pictures is getting better by taking some more pictures.


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Oct 06, 2012 09:54 |  #14

C'mon, Snake, you're killin' my vibe here. =)




  
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Oct 06, 2012 09:55 |  #15

perhaps get a 5dc first and see if you prefer it over the 600D, then sell off the 600D if don't use it anymore and put the money into lens.


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