cdang wrote in post #15868622
The 5D3 would help heaps with tracking kids at the park/beach and sports. Once you miss a shot with the 6D, you'd be thinking damn ! And once you start nailing kids playing and having a blast, you'd quickly forget about the price of the 5D3.
I didn't miss shots of my kids playing with my Rebel XT and entry level lenses. I'm not saying the features of the 5D3 aren't nice in this respect, but you most certainly can get the shot with less.
I recently submitted my application for retirement. My wife has given me the go-ahead to buy myself a little present. I've had my eye on a 24-70 II for a little while now, and that tops my list. It also rounds out my lens collection nicely. I really do need an f/2.8 mid-range zoom.
Alas, being a woman, she has complicated the issue. She knows my 5D is quite old, and that I am happy with it, for the most part. She suggests that I may want a new camera, also. If I can afford either the 6D or 5D3, is there a significant reason to choose the 5D3? I mostly use center-point AF only. If I think I am going to need ISO 3200+, I can shoot my 60D.
I have read through the "Why 5d3?" threads and most people say high-ISO and AF are their reasons for going with the 5D3. The 6D is reviewed to be slightly better at high-ISO. It also has a higher DLA. I don't care about 2 cards - I've never had a problem with either CF or SD. All this and the fact that 98% of the time I am using the center point makes the 6D sound like a winner. Keep in mind, I am basically happy with my 5D, except for low-light AF, where it really stinks. I have to mount a flash just to use the focus assist.
The price difference is irrelevant. Size and weight is irrelevant; I still manage a gripped 60D and 100-400L. This will most likely be my last DSLR. Do I want/need a 5D3?
After using the 5D3 and 6D I'm going for the 6D. A couple of reasons. It feels a little better in my hands, the built in wi-fi is really nice in the studio, and the lower price will help my budget go further. The only things I feel like I'm giving up are the better AF system and the 100% view finder. But I've been using an AF system that's less than what the 6D has and view finder with less coverage for a long time now just fine.
If budget were not a concern I'm not sure if I'd still be going with the 6D, as that is weighing heavily in my decision.