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7D to 6D : anyone did this?

 
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Dec 08, 2012 12:35 |  #31

Didnt say money isn't an issue, but I have no problem saving up a little longer to afford a 6D. Read from quite some people that a mark iii is really overkill.


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Dec 08, 2012 22:27 |  #32

lapino wrote in post #15341886 (external link)
Didnt say money isn't an issue, but I have no problem saving up a little longer to afford a 6D. Read from quite some people that a mark iii is really overkill.

By same logic 6d is overkill compared to 5dmk2 and 5dmk2 is overkill against 5dc. So get 5dc and be happy.:D


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Dec 08, 2012 23:13 |  #33

The 6D doesn't really make sense unless as a second body for architecture and landscapes shoots to a 7D owner. It's missing so many features, like the 100% LCD viewfinder, 8 FPS, 1/8000 shutter, focus system, built in master flash and more.
If you have a 7D you need to go to a 5D3 as a 6D will feel like a downgrade.


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Dec 09, 2012 00:12 |  #34

Missed the 5dII sale, so that is no longer an option. The person selling that 5D mailed me saying the main reason he got rid of it was the too slow af for his needs. So he is getting a mark iii.


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Dec 10, 2012 17:14 |  #35

I had the 7D previously, and sold it for a brief hiatus from photography. I ended up purchasing the 6D for my comeback and I am very happy with it. I have been longing for full frame just like any other crop shooter and the lowlight performance was exactly what i was looking for. I have not regretted my choice one bit even though I am not exactly the easiest to satisfy, as I always have buyer's remorse, as most do with big purchases.

As far as your choice is concerned, im not sure if your a 6D shooter or if your trying to convince yourself you are. At the end of the day the big difference between your two choices, is the focus system. And by what you have mentioned thus far, the 6D is the winner here.

There is no better camera in this situation or even in general. There is always a trade off. Just make sure your going to be happy with whatever you choose and adapt your style if necessary. I sure will be using that center focus point a lot more than i did with the 7D.

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Dec 10, 2012 19:13 |  #36

My plan is to wait a bit longer.5D III is down to $2990. It will be $2750 in 6 months. A refurb then will be $2500. Then I can do the CLP for $2000. Then I can have the 5DIII AND the 7D vs right now selling my 7D for under $1000 and adding $2000. :-)


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Dec 10, 2012 22:59 |  #37

lapino wrote in post #15338205 (external link)
Would there be any reason to take a 5DMarkIII over the 6D? I don't want to feel limited in any way. If I'm spending that much money, a couple euro more (well, a couple hundred) won't make that much a difference.

My initial thoughts were "Are you kidding ?" The 5D3 has a far superior AF system when compared to a 6D- period. The 6D- more of a Rebel design.. Controls are similar- the 5D3 is more of a pro layout- and the 6D- more of a Rebel design- at least they left the wheel on the back.. Some of the features like wireless- nice additions.. This is where reality steps in... Really though- it depends upon your use- for what you stated initially- the 6D should be fine.. If you decide you want to expand beyond that- the 5D3 is less limiting- as far as being a camera. Worth the difference ? Only you could answer that. Some features- well- consider them according to how you would use them- period- not the way I do or someone else does- but how you would. for example, between 1/4000 up to and including 1/8000th - well- there's three shutter speeds I don't typically use.. To me, lower light capabilities are more important.. If you focus and recompose- always- then the wonderful 5D3 AF system- well- it's moot. If you never use a joystick- well- you might not miss it when it's not there.. I see others tout the usefulness of the top LCD- I rarely use mine and would not miss it if it weren't there... So, I guess, in the end, if the 5d3 is full of features and capabilities that you would not use- then get the 6D.. If you think you will grow into it- then get the 5D3... Some may choose to get both- and use them where their strong points are... The 6D has one feature set, and the 5D3 - another...

lapino wrote in post #15341886 (external link)
Didnt say money isn't an issue, but I have no problem saving up a little longer to afford a 6D. Read from quite some people that a mark iii is really overkill.

To me, when someone says overkill, part of me thinks that they might be justifying not buying a 5D3.. It's entirely subjective... If you are interested in a 5D3 and can afford it- then get it.. If you find yourself more interested in the 6D- then get that instead.. DSLR's in general are overkill.. Most could probably get away with a P&S or bridge camera.. But he who dies with the most toys wins... Or maybe it should be He who dies with the best toys wins...


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Dec 10, 2012 23:32 |  #38

The 5d markiii have indeed a lot more features than the 6D but why pay for it if you dont use it? The 6D image quality is top notch, believe me. Coming from crop, it's night and day.

Id say, if it's a hobby, go for the 6D. If your income depend on it, get the 5DIII.


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