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6D vs 5D3, can't make up my mind...

 
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Mar 21, 2013 13:38 |  #496

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EXACTLY my points. I knew I was going to keep my 7D no matter what (I do a lot of bird photography), so the 6D was the best solution for me (and not the 5D3)

Yeah looks like a nice combination to me. :)


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Mar 21, 2013 14:14 |  #497

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I remember when this thread first started. I was in the same boat as the OP, not 100% sure if I wanted a 5D3 or a 6D. Want to know what I did? I bought a 5D3. So the last month or so Ive been able to actually go our and shoot with my new camera. Ive been out shooting as oppose to sitting in this thread every day like the OP driving people nuts with my indecisiveness.

OP, go buy the 5D3 refurb from Canon or B&H. Be happy. let this thread die.

But what if prices of new 5d3 drop to the point at which current refurbished are?


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Mar 21, 2013 17:29 |  #498

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Hmmm. Handling as in what? Ergonomics? It seems like the 7D has the better ergonomics. Acceleration and horsepower? The 7D has a higher FPS. :p I do admit I really like the high ISO pictures that were taken with a 6D.

Image quality and sharpness. If a lens was sharp on APS-C, on full frame it looks perfect even at 100%.
And I don't really think the 7D has better ergonomics, or at least they do not make up for it's extra weight.

Hehe. The missing WB button is one thing I don't care about at all since I exclusively shoot in RAW and I always correct my WB during postprocessing.

I don't really care about the WB as much as the flash exposure compensation. If you work with a flash, that's the control you're going to most of the time to tweak a shot.


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Mar 21, 2013 17:32 |  #499

jocau wrote in post #15739937 (external link)
To all the people who don't like the fact that this thread is still alive: if you don't like it, stay out of it. You can discuss and share your experiences/opinions etc, but stop nagging about the thread still being alive...

yep, agree with you, gee some people here are real dick-tators :D




  
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Mar 21, 2013 18:06 |  #500

Mornnb wrote in post #15740864 (external link)
Image quality and sharpness. If a lens was sharp on APS-C, on full frame it looks perfect even at 100%.
And I don't really think the 7D has better ergonomics, or at least they do not make up for it's extra weight.

Now that's an interesting remark. Wondering how it's possible. I've always found that my images didn't look that sharp at 100% on my 550D.


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Mar 21, 2013 18:37 |  #501

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But what if prices of new 5d3 drop to the point at which current refurbished are?

They eventually will. In probably about 4 years you can buy a 5D3 for $500. Why dont you just wait until then?


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Mar 21, 2013 19:05 |  #502

Mornnb wrote in post #15740864 (external link)
Image quality and sharpness. If a lens was sharp on APS-C, on full frame it looks perfect even at 100%.
And I don't really think the 7D has better ergonomics, or at least they do not make up for it's extra weight.

I don't really care about the WB as much as the flash exposure compensation. If you work with a flash, that's the control you're going to most of the time to tweak a shot.

I had the "set" button on my 550D set to flash compensation and I did the same for my 6D, so that was a non-issue for me ;)


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Mar 21, 2013 19:17 |  #503

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Now that's an interesting remark. Wondering how it's possible. I've always found that my images didn't look that sharp at 100% on my 550D.

A lens has resolution limitations, and APS-C runs into lens limitations far more easily. With APS-C you're cropping the centre and using a very high resolution sensor, at full frame size the resolution of the 4.3 micron 18MP APS-C sensor would be 44MP. So the 20MP full frame sensor, is like running a 550D in mRaw mode but with a much larger frame.


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Mar 21, 2013 20:15 |  #504

JAcosta wrote in post #15741048 (external link)
They eventually will. In probably about 4 years you can buy a 5D3 for $500. Why dont you just wait until then?

Somebody please talk to Canon, make them stop producing better cameras. :cry:


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Mar 26, 2013 15:42 |  #505

Mornnb wrote in post #15740864 (external link)
Image quality and sharpness. If a lens was sharp on APS-C, on full frame it looks perfect even at 100%.
And I don't really think the 7D has better ergonomics, or at least they do not make up for it's extra weight.

Ergonomics is sadly one thing you cant find out about by reading online, Its very personal and varies from person to person

IQ? You can find that out by looking at samples and staring at DPReview or DxOMark all day... AF Performance? Again, Samples and such can give you a very good indication of how that will work out...

But there is no metric for how it will feel in your hand...

For me, the 6D and D600 are both clunky and awkward for me to use, Far more than my 7D, Yes, the 6D is VERY noticably lighter (The D600..less so) but it was also more uncomfortable for me to operate effectively... So for those reasons Im waiting till I can get a 5D3 or Canon's big megapixel body whenever it comes around...


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Mar 26, 2013 18:20 |  #506

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For me, the 6D and D600 are both clunky and awkward for me to use, Far more than my 7D, Yes, the 6D is VERY noticably lighter (The D600..less so) but it was also more uncomfortable for me to operate effectively... So for those reasons Im waiting till I can get a 5D3 or Canon's big megapixel body whenever it comes around...

The 6D's weight and ergnomics is just about perfect for me. And it feels better balanced with lenses like the 24-105mm. Reminds me of the wonderfully light 550D I used to have, except the 6D has a grip large enough to comfortably hold.


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Mar 27, 2013 02:46 |  #507

How would the AF of the 6d compare to a 60d?also are they about the same size?

When I shoot sport I normally use AI Servo center point(motor racing,cycling etc)
I find the 60D works fine for me,if the 6D had as good AF I would be very keen to up grade.

I have never used 7D which by the sounds has better AF than the new 6D,not sure how the 60D compares to 7D AF wise.

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Mar 27, 2013 02:59 |  #508

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How would the AF of the 6d compare to a 60d?also are they about the same size?

When I shoot sport I normally use AI Servo center point(motor racing,cycling etc)
I find the 60D works fine for me,if the 6D had as good AF I would be very keen to up grade.

I have never used 7D which by the sounds has better AF than the new 6D,not sure how the 60D compares to 7D AF wise.

Thanks for any advice

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From what I've read the 6D's AF is definitely comparable to that of the 60D, I can't say first hand other than my experience with the 60D in stores. I will say though that I shoot gymnastics with my 6D (have only gotten to a couple of times so far) and I haven't had any problem tracking people with AI servo on the center point. If you're used to this with your 60D you'll do great with a 6D, especially since when/if you crop you'll keep a lot more detail in the image ;)


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Mar 27, 2013 10:07 |  #509

Do you want to exploit the advantage of the full frame (narrow DOF for creative shots, women's portrait shots with sharp eyes but smooth skin, etc) using fast glasses (for example 135 f/2 L or 200 f/2.8L or 70-200 at 200 f/2.8 or 50mmm f/1.4 or 1.2 etc)? If you like fast glasses the really perfect outer focus points are a must. And the spot focus points are very very useful too - I always use them when shooting portraits: I put the tiny little point onto the center of the eye). :rolleyes: So if you use fast glasses, 5D Mark III is the answer.


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Mar 27, 2013 10:16 as a reply to  @ aczelpeter's post |  #510

I looking many samples and reviews about this two cameras...and from samples its look like that there are a difference in color, 6d look just a litle bit warrmer. Or i am wrrong?


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