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Thread started 18 Sep 2012 (Tuesday) 09:12
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POLL: "Which would you rather, 6D or a 5D2 ?"
I do not own a full frame: 6D
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I do not own a full frame: 5D2
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I alreaedy own a full frame: 6D
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I already own a full frame: 5D2
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Poll: 6D or 5D2

 
thomastaesu
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Sep 22, 2012 13:41 |  #61

I just hope it will drive the price of 5d2 down even more!




  
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Sep 22, 2012 18:58 |  #62

If you have a 5dmkii; probably not worth it to 'upgrade' to 6d, but coming from Crop; 6d probably a better buy over 5d mkii (Depending whether 1/180th flash sync and 4k shutter matter to you).

Pretty straight forward.


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Sep 22, 2012 19:18 |  #63

I'm kind of glad that Canon did what they did.. They needed to delineate the 6D from the 5D3. And delineate them- they did. As far as buying one-probably not. Unless I needed a standby FF camera- and that'd be probably it. In the end, it needs to make it to the shelves before most will truly make their decision as to embrace it or skip it. Just like the other recent releases, I think that the initial release will be at price- and drop after demand drops..

Don't get me wrong- there are things I like about the 6D's specs. And there are things that I don't.
Likes: Wifi capability built in. Remote EOS app. ISO capabilities. Low light focusing (if true )
Dislikes: 11 point without all cross type (to be seen whether or not this works well or not ) Given how well similar arrangements worked on the 5D2, t1i, t2i, t3i, etc.. This is my biggest concern.
Irrelevant: SD cards. GPS. 4.5 fps.
I do think that they should have included a tilt-swivel screen on it - despite the remote EOS app.. How many hands do you have ? 2 - at best. How does one manipulate a android/tablet and the camera at the same time. Tilt swivel screen gives so much more to the equation than most give it credit for. The EOS app would be useful in a studio perhaps- but in the real world- a tilt swivel screen would probably have been more useful. They should have included a tilt swivel screen- then at least you would have one FF camera with that option available.


As a studio camera though, I think that the 6D will probably shine- despite the differences.


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Sep 23, 2012 02:15 |  #64

Nikon D600...Why ?



EOS 6D Gripped, 7D Gripped, : 24L II, 100L IS, 24-105 L IS, 100-400L IS, SX50 HS

  
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Sep 25, 2012 07:29 |  #65

i just ordered a 5dmark 2, i was kind of in the same boat..but reading the specs and for what i do (landscape and portraits), I wend the 5d2..and also, the price was right!


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Sep 29, 2012 14:14 |  #66

RPCrowe wrote in post #15008791 (external link)
After all, EVERYONE KNOWS that switching to full frame will immediately transform a photographer's images from the boring and mundane to the exciting and creative:rolleyes:

It seriously did for me. Not a huge leap like you mention but I do notice my photos being much sharper and many more keepers than I did.

Plus, it's nice not having back-focus issues on my 85mm f/1.8 for once... :)


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Sep 29, 2012 14:18 |  #67

Simplistic wrote in post #15058236 (external link)
It seriously did for me. Not a huge leap like you mention but I do notice my photos being much sharper and many more keepers than I did.

Plus, it's nice not having back-focus issues on my 85mm f/1.8 for once... :)

Which cam gave you the back-focus issues?


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Sep 29, 2012 14:21 |  #68

T3i. Big-time - I'd focus directly on someone's eye from 1.8 to 2.2 and some part of their hair would be in focus and not their eye.


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Sep 29, 2012 14:29 |  #69

Keeping my powder dry for whatever Canon offer us in the 1Ds style, unless the 3D gives us earth shattering performance in the MP and DR areas when I might just consider that. But it will not be the 6D whatever happens.


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Sep 29, 2012 14:29 |  #70

Simplistic wrote in post #15058257 (external link)
T3i. Big-time - I'd focus directly on someone's eye from 1.8 to 2.2 and some part of their hair would be in focus and not their eye.

OK - Thanks!


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Sep 29, 2012 15:19 |  #71

^ Np!


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Dec 08, 2012 11:16 |  #72

Okay, time for people to update the polls now.


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Dec 08, 2012 11:48 |  #73
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w0m wrote in post #15029305 (external link)
If you have a 5dmkii; probably not worth it to 'upgrade' to 6d, but coming from Crop; 6d probably a better buy over 5d mkii (Depending whether 1/180th flash sync and 4k shutter matter to you).

Pretty straight forward.

Cost needs to come into play here. The 5d2 can be bought for $1200 lightly used. That is a $900 savings that can be put towards other equipment.




  
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Dec 08, 2012 13:01 |  #74

Hogloff wrote in post #15341738 (external link)
Cost needs to come into play here. The 5d2 can be bought for $1200 lightly used. That is a $900 savings that can be put towards other equipment.

And the MkIII again showed up at $2599 and last week a merchant had it at $2499. Thats a lof of capability for not that much more. Of course, toss in WiFi and GPS and it's back to over $3500 so it's not a 1:1 replacement.

So the way I am starting to see it.
5DMkII if bottom line price to full frame is desired.
5DMkIII if top of the line AF is needed
6D if best high ISO performance, low light AF, WiFi and GPS are needed.

pretty decent choices.


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Dec 08, 2012 13:26 |  #75

gjl711 wrote in post #15341986 (external link)
And the MkIII again showed up at $2599 and last week a merchant had it at $2499. Thats a lof of capability for not that much more. Of course, toss in WiFi and GPS and it's back to over $3500 so it's not a 1:1 replacement.

So the way I am starting to see it.
5DMkII if bottom line price to full frame is desired.
5DMkIII if top of the line AF is needed
6D if best high ISO performance, low light AF, WiFi and GPS are needed.

pretty decent choices.

+1

I had a 5D3, felt it was overkill, sold it bought a 6D and used the extra cash for a 24 1.4LII lens.

People were knocking the 6D before it was released, (myself included) but it turns out its an amazing camera. The size and weight for me was the main reason I sold my 5D3. Its so perfect for walking around.




  
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