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Second body...full frame...6D?

 
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Nov 14, 2013 01:14 |  #1

SO you can see from my sig I use a 60D and a kit 18-135 lens.

I also have a dust pump for the wildlife found in Kenya.

I am thinking of a second body, but full frame (want to experience full frame).

I don't really need a Ferarri (5D iii) so was thinking of a 6D with a kit 24-105.

Good choice?


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Nov 14, 2013 03:49 |  #2

Sure. It is a fine camera and probably the best standard zoom for the format, although some would argue that something like the 24-70 was worth paying a premium for.




  
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Nov 14, 2013 05:36 |  #3
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If you are just dabbling in full frame, why not consider a 5D? It is old and therefore relatively inexpensive. It doesn't have a lot of modern features. What it does have is image quality that equals the 6D, at ISO 1600 or less, anyway.




  
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Nov 14, 2013 07:16 |  #4

I want to do higher ISO than my 60D, where I can manage 3200 with a little noise.

5D has the same sensor as 6D?


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Nov 14, 2013 07:32 |  #5

I recently went from a t2i to a 6d and I absolutely love it. It took less than 1 photoshoot to have a good idea of what everything does and where my buttons are. I was recently at an indoor ski/snowboard slope that is pretty dark inside and forgot to grab my flash. I was running 20k ISO to be able to have a decent shutter speed. There was absolutely noise but a little post processing allowed me to manage it nicely. The lens is an awesome lens well worth the average price of 650-700 fast focusing and great images. I've never handled a 5d so I can't compare but I would absolutely recommend the 6 if you can find one for a good deal


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Nov 14, 2013 08:09 as a reply to  @ cschultz's post |  #6

I rented the 6D for a week last summer as a backup to my 5DIII.

I wish I had rented another 5DIII or even a 5DII.

I was not pleased with some of the omissions from the later 5D models. Nor was I pleased with the overall performance of the 6D.

Was a week enough to judge? Probably not. But there's my 2 cents.

I say go get the 5DII used or refurbished. And the 24-105 is down to about $720 USD by itself.




  
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Nov 14, 2013 08:31 |  #7

5D -- cheap to start if you are unsure. Or 6D, if you have enough cash and are sure. Either are great next steps.

On a 5dii vs. 6d. IMO, the IQ of the 6D is superior at higher ISOs, if that's important to you. I also prefer the slightly more compact body and the controls. I have never loved the double-function buttons. 6D is cleaner to control. 6D controls are very similar to a 60D, so it would be an easy move for you. I only suggest the 5Dc because it's so cheap.


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Nov 14, 2013 11:57 |  #8
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dropmyload wrote in post #16450808 (external link)
I want to do higher ISO than my 60D, where I can manage 3200 with a little noise.

5D has the same sensor as 6D?

No. They are different sensors. They are the same size, though. But the 5D only goes up to ISO 1600; ISO 3200 is expanded. If you want higher ISO, the 5D won't do.




  
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Nov 14, 2013 19:36 |  #9

dropmyload wrote in post #16450441 (external link)
I don't really need a Ferarri (5D iii) so was thinking of a 6D with a kit 24-105.

Good choice?

I think it's a great choice. I've used a 5DII and a 5DIII. (My son owns both and I use his cameras.) They are both good cameras. But if you aren't going to spend the money on a 5DIII get the 6D. I personally think it's better than either the 5D or 5DII.


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Nov 14, 2013 22:40 |  #10

Yes, body is one of the considerations...I checked on camerasize.com and the 6D is the same size as the 60D, with the same buttons. It would make life so easy....

I want the 6D to shoot family and people shots...while the 60D will still be used for wildlife.

As for costs, you have a point. 5Dc is much cheaper used, but I'm human...I want newer technology ( if the 6D is really technologically better than the 5Dc?)


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Nov 14, 2013 22:57 |  #11

dropmyload wrote in post #16452847 (external link)
Yes, body is one of the considerations...I checked on camerasize.com and the 6D is the same size as the 60D, with the same buttons. It would make life so easy....

I want the 6D to shoot family and people shots...while the 60D will still be used for wildlife.

As for costs, you have a point. 5Dc is much cheaper used, but I'm human...I want newer technology ( if the 6D is really technologically better than the 5Dc?)

Yes, it most definitely is, but the 5Dc is an excellent camera and these days one heck of a bargain (the best FF bargain out there).


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Nov 14, 2013 23:00 |  #12

I just bought a 6d, i love it, I already had a 24-105 so I bought body only, I wanted to see how it handled low light, this photo was taken in a dark studio..almost no light. I just put in a+ mode, the green mode where the camera does everything.
this photo was also taken wirelessly with the eos android ap using my nexus4. At least i think it was..I was trying the ap out, 90% this pic was.. either way, the EOS ap is free, and works very well..

the camera chose the focus point, the closest point of course, the elbow.

iso 12,800 the exif is still attached
no adjustments just resize in lightroom and conversion from raw to jpg.


I'll let you decide,


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Nov 14, 2013 23:02 |  #13

Wow!


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Nov 14, 2013 23:39 |  #14

Amazing!!! Is there an app for apple too?


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Nov 15, 2013 05:11 |  #15

dropmyload wrote in post #16450441 (external link)
SO you can see from my sig I use a 60D and a kit 18-135 lens.

I also have a dust pump for the wildlife found in Kenya.

I am thinking of a second body, but full frame (want to experience full frame).

I don't really need a Ferarri (5D iii) so was thinking of a 6D with a kit 24-105.

Good choice?

probably. considering the refurb price on a 6D is around $1,300




  
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