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Nov 21, 2012 04:29 as a reply to  @ post 15271329 |  #31

"too much of a camera"

There is no such thing.

It's really simple and pretty much like the 7D. The AF system is pretty easy to learn and use with ease. Don't put too much into thinking it's too complex.


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Nov 21, 2012 05:15 as a reply to  @ Gregg.Siam's post |  #32

5D3 and don't look back. been playing with mine for a month. I feel like I do when I drive a fancy sports car using this thing. It is a lot a money but you will soon get over the sting once you start enjoying is fine camera.


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Nov 21, 2012 07:46 |  #33

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****NOTE***I was given a warning by my wife that whatever I get I can't be upgrading every time a new product comes out. I totally understand so I need to know should I get the 6D save some $$ or get the 5D MK III and be set for a long time.

***Lens-I only have are the 50mm f/1.4 and my dad gave me his old EF-28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 m1 (I think that’s what it’s called).

Since the finance manager has spoken, you had better make hay while the sun shines and get the 5Dm3, otherwise you'll always be yearning for it when the 6d doesn't meet your expectations.


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Nov 21, 2012 07:58 |  #34

O yeah! 5D Mark III If you got the ok. Get it with the 24-105 Kit. Then the only thing you need to worry about in the upcoming months is new glass...


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Nov 21, 2012 08:06 |  #35

When is the absolute latest you can order? I would wait and see how the 6D reviews. It's released in Japan next week. No sense spending an extra $700 if you don't have to. I'm not sure how "serious" you are, so this might not make a difference, but the 6D is the smallest full-frame dslr sold. Some times that makes the difference of taking a camera and not taking a camera. The best camera is the one you have with you.




  
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Nov 21, 2012 08:36 |  #36

st3mpy wrote in post #15271808 (external link)
When is the absolute latest you can order? I would wait and see how the 6D reviews. It's released in Japan next week. No sense spending an extra $700 if you don't have to. I'm not sure how "serious" you are, so this might not make a difference, but the 6D is the smallest full-frame dslr sold. Some times that makes the difference of taking a camera and not taking a camera. The best camera is the one you have with you.

At least a week before x-mas, I Thought it over last night I will wait for the 6D maybe it will fit my needs. I just get inpatient I guess :o


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Nov 21, 2012 08:51 as a reply to  @ Fozzie66's post |  #37

I would seriously look at switching over to Nikon if i were in your situation. Sell off your remaining lenses and get a D800 with a lens.


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Nov 21, 2012 12:20 |  #38

If the wife said, "what every you buy, you aren't upgrading for a long time", then if I were you I'd get the 5D3 without question.


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Nov 21, 2012 12:45 |  #39

Fozzie: You asked everyone for advice, and if it were a poll (which it kind of is), I think you know what the results are. Just off the back of my mind I'm thinking it was about 60% favoring you getting the 5D3, about 40% (the remaining) were divided over sticking with some crops and getting good glass, etc.

Here's my take: get the 5D3. Here's why: The 5D2 was released in 2008 (if I remember correctly) and it was the cream of the crop in every way (except autofocus). It received rave reviews and was even the first digital camera to take the official presidential portrait (which is forever) of the Obama family. Prior to that it was all film.

This new 6D coming out was made specifically as a compromise. They held back on purpose and are releasing it for people struggling to afford a new full frame camera. The 5D2 is just as good (according to specs) and is cheaper (but will run out of supply soon).

The 6D is a brand new model and I'm guessing will be updated much sooner than the 5D3. The 6D2 will be out in a couple years, maybe less. Hard to say.


Dude, get the 5D3 and the 24-105L that comes with it as a kit.

Then, anytime you have important shoots, rent high-quality lenses. It's cheap and fun. Lots of online rental companies that provide great service. Local shops in big cities do this as well.


There's only one camera in the entire Canon lineup that can claim superiority over the 5D3, and that's the $7k 1Dx.


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Nov 22, 2012 13:49 |  #40

MikeFairbanks wrote in post #15272834 (external link)
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This new 6D coming out was made specifically as a compromise. They held back on purpose and are releasing it for people struggling to afford a new full frame camera. The 5D2 is just as good (according to specs) and is cheaper (but will run out of supply soon).

The 6D is a brand new model and I'm guessing will be updated much sooner than the 5D3. The 6D2 will be out in a couple years, maybe less. Hard to say.
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And Canon is further comforted by the fact that if you need to buy a 6D as a compromise- well, you will likely have only one camera- and will be buying EF glass rather than the cheaper EF-S stuff... They love to sell EF glass!

boerewors wrote in post #15271955 (external link)
I would seriously look at switching over to Nikon if i were in your situation. Sell off your remaining lenses and get a D800 with a lens.

You have one more lens than the OP did.. You have a 60D.. Why not go follow your own advice- sell it- you aren't that heavily vested anyways... Go to the dark side... Come back and let us know how it went...

For me, it will take more than that to swing me to the dark side...


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