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5D Mark II - stupid decision?

 
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Dec 17, 2012 19:30 |  #16

I held the 6 D and I thought it had a great feel. The focus was very fast. All that said, I bought a 5dMkii a few months ago and I have no regrets.


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Dec 17, 2012 19:40 |  #17

Love my 5DII and have never regretted buying it. Everybody pokes fun at the focus but it has never let me down. If you get one I can tell you you're going to absolutely love the 35 & 135 on it.


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Dec 17, 2012 19:48 |  #18

What exactly is making you so unhappy with the t3i? might make it easier if you can talk about the shots you miss or the ridicule you get from other shooters for using a consumer camera, maybe.

Chances are, you money is better spent on a trip to morocco, formal training, or another lens. have you considered that 35mm is significantly more wide on a ff camera? will the ff camera cause you to be lensed into the wrong range?

What are your desires, what are you unhappy about. I still pull out the 350d from time to time, and make masterpieces just to say i can, so i know the t3i is tons of camera.

Other than that, I say go 6d.

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Dec 17, 2012 19:53 |  #19

Sirrith wrote in post #15379136 (external link)
Just wondering, have you held the 6D?

Because I have, several times, and it "feels" pretty similar to the 5DII and 5DIII.

Personally, at this time, I would not go 5DII, I would go for the 6D. Best IQ of the bunch (Canon), better AF than the 5DII.

I have, and it has a very similar feel to my 60D with slightly better buttons. When your paying that much for a camera I want a mag-body (yes I know people will say the plastic is for weight savings, but this is my opinion) and a more professional control layout that isn't reminiscent of the 60D


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Dec 17, 2012 19:59 |  #20

The price is ~1400 refurbished.

http://shop.usa.canon.​com …14217_-1?WT.mc_id=C126149 (external link)


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Dec 17, 2012 20:03 |  #21
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Hell, I sold my 7D to get a 5Dc.




  
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Dec 17, 2012 20:14 |  #22

Sirrith wrote in post #15379136 (external link)
Just wondering, have you held the 6D?

Because I have, several times, and it "feels" pretty similar to the 5DII and 5DIII.

Personally, at this time, I would not go 5DII, I would go for the 6D. Best IQ of the bunch (Canon), better AF than the 5DII.

Pulllleeeeese...6D has better IQ than a 5D3:rolleyes::lol:

You might want to start here before you make that type of statement....not even close

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Dec 17, 2012 20:22 |  #23

Sandals wrote in post #15379305 (external link)
The price is ~1400 refurbished.

http://shop.usa.canon.​com …14217_-1?WT.mc_id=C126149 (external link)

Or $1529 new at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com …slickdeals&tag=​slickdeals (external link)

Plus 2% Amazon rewards.


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Dec 17, 2012 22:20 |  #24

amyandmark3 wrote in post #15379383 (external link)
Or $1529 new at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com …slickdeals&tag=​slickdeals (external link)

Plus 2% Amazon rewards.

I hope BH Price matches! Just ordered a 5d mkII through them a few days ago at $1799 :oops:.


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Dec 17, 2012 23:55 |  #25

umphotography wrote in post #15379353 (external link)
Pulllleeeeese...6D has better IQ than a 5D3:rolleyes::lol:

You might want to start here before you make that type of statement....not even close

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …al-SLR-Camera-Review.aspx (external link)

From your own link:

I do think that the 6D is producing less noise than even the 5D III when compared at their native resolutions. You won't see much difference at lower ISO settings, but somewhere around ISO 800 to 1600, I can start to see a slight difference

The 6D up-sized images were output to 5D III resolution. The differences between these two cameras become harder to see at identical output resolution, but the 6D retains advantage at very high ISO settings

And some more:
http://www.dxomark.com …the-EOS-range/Comparisons (external link) (scroll down a bit)


I find it funny how some people absolutely refuse to believe that the 6D can have better IQ than the 5DIII simply because it is cheaper and was labelled "entry level". Even funnier is that most of those are 5DIII owners. Cognitive dissonance is a humorous thing indeed.


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Dec 18, 2012 00:02 |  #26

I'd get a 5DII in a heart beat if I could justify it.


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Dec 18, 2012 00:11 |  #27

Personally i'd get a 5D2, The back button layout of the 6D just doesn't do it for me!


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Dec 18, 2012 00:33 |  #28

interlopr wrote in post #15380081 (external link)
Personally i'd get a 5D2, The back button layout of the 6D just doesn't do it for me!

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Dec 18, 2012 00:42 |  #29

interlopr wrote in post #15380081 (external link)
The back button layout of the 6D just doesn't do it for me!

Yes, that is one of my biggest gripes with the 6D. Although I imagine I could quite easily get used to it if I were to end up with a 6D.


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Dec 18, 2012 00:50 |  #30

Donnyg wrote in post #15378581 (external link)
I recently purchased a 35L and 135L and now I am choosing a body (Ive been using a t3i) Would purchasing a new 5D Mark II at this point in time be a foolish decision because it is an old camera and ive read that it has problems. Or should I go for a 6D. I really think 5d mark iii is out of the question with the money i just spent on glass.

If it's the Mk III you ultimately want, I'd suggest a used original 5D. You can print to A4 with that.

You haven't mentioned a flash. None of the full frame cameras have a built-in flash. The 35L and 135L strongly suggest portraiture as an interest. A flash unit like the recently-discontinued 580 EX II will be powerful enough to provide fill flash above the sync speed ("HSS"). As well, a decent entry-level studio flash kit with meter would run about $1000.

If you would be happy with a 5D Mk II, I would still suggest the original 5D plus one or both of the flash options as the better buy if you take portraits at all.




  
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