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Still hesitant between 5D MK2 and 6D

 
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Dec 22, 2012 16:13 |  #1

Hi all

I have T3i and planning to upgrade my cam to 5D MK2 or 6D, i'm using my cam for portrait and wedding also need good focus in night.

so which of these cam will be better for me?


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Dec 22, 2012 16:58 |  #2

Good focus at night-6D all the way.5dMKII is officially out of Canon's lineup,it won't be long until they won't fix them anymore.


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Dec 22, 2012 17:00 |  #3

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Good focus at night-6D all the way.5dMKII is officially out of Canon's lineup,it won't be long until they won't fix them anymore.

They'll still fix them, just won't have any new inventory left to purchase or exchange.




  
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Dec 22, 2012 17:15 |  #4

6D for low light focusing. I just came back from Disney World (1 day trip actually) and was shooting inside the rides and at night without flash.

Here are links to the posts I wrote up earlier today in the 6D Owners Unite thread, with images of course. Check out that entire thread and you'll be impressed with the low light sharp photos.
https://photography-on-the.net …?p=15397146&pos​tcount=536
https://photography-on-the.net …?p=15397180&pos​tcount=538

And some low light night shooting in Downtown, Miami:
https://photography-on-the.net …?p=15360757&pos​tcount=336

More in my Flickr in my sig, as well.

Good luck with your decision, both are excellent cameras.


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Dec 23, 2012 13:22 |  #5

I waited until the 6D was announced to make my upgrade decision. My impression is that the 6D isn't built as sturdy as the 5D2 (shutter rating, for one example). I'm not a pro by any stretch, but I did some shots at night with it and didn't have any problem with focus.




  
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Dec 23, 2012 16:20 |  #6

mrmarie wrote in post #15397476 (external link)
i'm using my cam for portrait and wedding also need good focus in night.

Looks like your answer is right in your question ;)


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Dec 23, 2012 18:47 |  #7
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Depends on what you want to shoot at night. If there is contrast in your subject, then the 5d2 would have no problems shooting at night. I've shot dark concerts at night with the 5d2 without any issues.

Remember, a 5d2 can be had for $1200 lightly used. Best bang for the buck camera out there today.




  
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Dec 23, 2012 19:21 |  #8

6D. The improvements over the 5DII are big enough to justify the small difference in price.


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Dec 23, 2012 19:28 as a reply to  @ Sirrith's post |  #9

Just picked up a 5D2 gripped for $1300 with 12k on the shutter. I had one before I sold it to fund a 5D3. My previous 5D2 and the new one takes stellar pictures. Overall the 5D2 is the best bang for your buck camera at the moment.




  
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Dec 23, 2012 20:51 |  #10
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Sirrith wrote in post #15401297 (external link)
6D. The improvements over the 5DII are big enough to justify the small difference in price.

If you buy used, you can save $900 over a 6d. If that is chimp change to you then go for the 6d. Personally, I would get the 5d2 and some nice glass.




  
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Dec 24, 2012 00:14 |  #11

6D if it were me.




  
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Dec 24, 2012 00:44 |  #12

Hogloff wrote in post #15401548 (external link)
If you buy used, you can save $900 over a 6d. If that is chimp change to you then go for the 6d. Personally, I would get the 5d2 and some nice glass.

I'm comparing new.


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Dec 24, 2012 00:47 |  #13

After seeing some night shot from the 6D.. I would personally get it instead of the 5D mk2. That iso performance is I think better than the 5D mk3..


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Dec 24, 2012 09:26 |  #14
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Sirrith wrote in post #15402099 (external link)
I'm comparing new.

I know...but i'm just letting people know you can get the 5d2 for $1200 which is $900 less than the 6d. Now compare the features of the 6d and see if they are worth $900.




  
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Dec 24, 2012 11:35 as a reply to  @ Hogloff's post |  #15

If you don't mind the short comings of the 6d vs. the 5d2 like...

- SD card (only if you have lots of CF card)
- max 1/4000th Tv
- dummy outer points (meh same as 5d2)
- single function top buttons
- no joystick

then perhaps the 6d is for you.

I see you are coming from a T3i. So the above might not be noticed.
Echoing Hogloff, a used 5d2 is a great buy right now. Canon still services 1dsII which is circa 2004. It will be a while before Canon stops servicing 5d2s.


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