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6D, or 5D2 for $600 less?

 
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Jul 05, 2013 18:34 |  #16
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Lone Rider wrote in post #16094796 (external link)
I've been finding it hard to justify $1,500 extra for the Mark III.

If you find it hard to justify, then either you don't understand the differences, or you don't need the extra features from it. So go with the 6D.

Personally the extra was easily justified as I much prefer/need the features of 5D3. 6D was never ever in my consideration.


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Jul 05, 2013 19:01 |  #17

kin2son wrote in post #16094811 (external link)
If you find it hard to justify, then either you don't understand the differences, or you don't need the extra features from it. So go with the 6D.

Personally the extra was easily justified as I much prefer/need the features of 5D3. 6D was never ever in my consideration.

Appreciate the advice. I understand the difference my hold back has come down to the lack of external features and AF.


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Jul 05, 2013 19:35 |  #18

$1,500 difference?

Look up Canon's CLP program. $2,300 out the door for a brand new 5diii. At that cost the 5diii was a no brainer to me for the higher ISO and AF performance.

To the OP: Glass before body like others have said.


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Jul 05, 2013 19:55 |  #19

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I don't like admitting it but my budget is only limited by my cheapness, i.e. the lens budget is not going to be affected by the camera choice; It's going to be Sigma 35mm 1.4 either way.

In that case, 6D. It is a better camera. The -3EV AF would be a great thing to have with a 1.4 prime and the superb high ISO performance.
Also, I've held pretty much all of Canon's current high-end lineup, and the 6D is the most comfortable of them all for me.


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Jul 05, 2013 21:26 |  #20

cbowlsby wrote in post #16094897 (external link)
$1,500 difference?

Look up Canon's CLP program. $2,300 out the door for a brand new 5diii. At that cost the 5diii was a no brainer to me for the higher ISO and AF performance.

To the OP: Glass before body like others have said.

Isn't there TAX?


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Jul 05, 2013 21:36 |  #21

1. first of all... you have to know first .. WHAT kind of photography you do most?
- is it require high iso?
- is it require better focusing?
- is it require instant sharing (using wifi feature on 6D)?

i mean... if what you do most is LANDSCAPE photography, instead of buying 6D, i'll go for 5D mk 2, and use the extra $600 for good filter + good tripod.

IMHO, landscape photography don't need HIGH ISO nor better focusing system


2. i really suggest you go to the store / rent a few days / borrow friend's camera .. to get know better on both cameras.

ergonomic factor, and other small features maybe a big crucial factor for you.

for instance, grip (ergonomical factor) is my consideration when i get a body. i don't feel too comfortable gripping 6D.

*just my two cents




  
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Jul 05, 2013 21:41 as a reply to  @ valiantize's post |  #22

renting a camera is expensive IMHO. If you got money buy use, sell if you don't like is cheaper.


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Jul 05, 2013 22:25 |  #23

bobbyz wrote in post #16095096 (external link)
Isn't there TAX?

Yes, there would be on the 6d too unless he bought used. So same difference.


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Jul 05, 2013 22:47 |  #24

cbowlsby wrote in post #16095215 (external link)
Yes, there would be on the 6d too unless he bought used. So same difference.

B&H, Adorama don't yet charge TAX in CA while canon CLP does. The way you saying "got 5dmk3 for $2300 out the door" is not correct IMHO.


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Jul 05, 2013 23:06 |  #25

Sorry if it was confusing :)


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Jul 05, 2013 23:08 |  #26

cbowlsby wrote in post #16095279 (external link)
Sorry if it was confusing :)

unless they have changed it in the last few weeks the 5DIII is only 15% off, not 20% like other cameras. So $2380 before taxes. Add taxes and many are close to $2600 (or more)
however if you want to wait on a rebate the 6D+24-105+Canon PRO-100 printer is $1999 at Adorama after $400 rebate. Easy sell on the lens for $700 and $50 for the printer makes for a $1250 6D.


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Jul 06, 2013 06:18 |  #27

It depends on what lenses do you have. If you have few that you like, than grab 6D, but when you don't - as a combo, 5DII with Zeiss 50/1.4 is FAR better option than 6D with Canon 50/1.8.

Though, files from 6D looks better, they have richer colors, more dynamic range, around 60% more detail and the body itself has better autofocus, ISO performance, really quiet shutter and it lasts longer on one battery. The olny negative is that freaking 1/4000, you need to ND all of your lenses.


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Jul 06, 2013 08:14 |  #28

Thanks.
I have no lenses and that 5D2 for $600 less is long gone.

Btw, has anyone noticed the price increase of the 5D2 on eBay? They're selling for about the same price as a new 6D, and in many cases even higher.
It's no secret it's a great camera, but it's interesting to see that a lot of people still prefer it over the 6D.




  
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Jul 06, 2013 08:30 as a reply to  @ Fstop Blues's post |  #29

I think most people realize that the 5d mark ii is a pro camera and therefore the market is pushing it back to the price levels where it should be at... $1200-1400

I certainly won't be shocked to see the 6d + 24-105 combo go up in price, as people are stealing these things at 2000 and selling the lens for 700.
What a great deal...


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Jul 06, 2013 08:49 as a reply to  @ eddie3dfx's post |  #30

My son has a 5DIII. My daughter-in-law has a 5DII. I've used both cameras. They are both great cameras. However, I bought a 6D and used the savings to buy a 50mm f/1.2 lens.

I shoot landscapes and buildings. I do some travel photography. The 6D works great for me.


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