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Jan 30, 2013 12:29 |  #1

Hey all,

So a few months back I had to sell my 5DII with all other gear due to some serious bills I couldn't undertake. I then saved up money to purchase a 5d3 but couldn't suffice. Now I have money but not enough to meet the 5DIII. I was going to buy used, and trying to figure out if I should get the 5dII again as it's very inexpensive now, the 6D or just save more and get the 5dIII. The work I generally produce has been lots of Video lately, but also make images for my partner and I's photo zine publication.

Are their any ridiculous differences between the three of these cameras. I the the 5dII has 60 AF-Points, Digic 5 processor, and 60fps. That can all be beneficial to me now and in the long run. Any help on this matter will be very helpful.

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Jan 30, 2013 12:51 |  #2

BlackguyBlackcamera wrote in post #15552474 (external link)
Are their any ridiculous differences between the three of these cameras. I the the 5dII has 60 AF-Points, Digic 5 processor, and 60fps. That can all be beneficial to me now and in the long run. Any help on this matter will be very helpful.

Well, you basically just answered your own question. The biggest difference is the AF in the 5D3, and 60fps.

6Ds AF isnt even close to 5D3, but it has GPS and WiFi. It also has (this is a fairly subjective matter) a quirky and unergonomic layout of its buttons.

IQ-wise the 6D and 5D3 are from what Ive read pretty similar, and both a notch ahead of 5D2.

Considering bang for your buck, since money is of the matter, I would (and, actually just did) go for the 5D2. Alot of photographers are upgrading nowadays, and i got mine dirt cheap in excellent condition. On the other hand, if you can afford it, go for the 5D3, I know I would! It is a way more future-proof camera than the aging 5D2 and entry-level 6D, and for video-purposes 60fps is a real treat.

If you can, go 5D3, if you cant, go 5D2 and upgrade later. My five cents.


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Nov 25, 2013 14:37 |  #3

the 60 fps is in video mode, eh ? Not still mode??


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Nov 25, 2013 14:41 |  #4

Heya,

Sounds like budget matters here, and you're not doing huge format print, so I don't see a reason to have the last few % increases that come with a multi-thousand dollar price tag. I would get a used/refurb body and a really good lens or two and then get appropriate accessories. I think reading will have you thinking you need the best camera on the market, whatever flavor of the year is (I mean really look at the release cycles, you'll always be technologically behind unless you're ok with spending thousands a year and selling constantly to move on to the new tech). I think your biggest gains will be from skill/experience, lighting and lenses. A good quality body will carry you far, you don't need a $3500+ camera body when a $1000 one can do pretty much what you need, and the real difference will come from how you use it and what you use it with.

70D comes to mind.
Used 6D comes to mind.

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Nov 25, 2013 17:50 |  #5

Funny that this necropost just popped up with my reply in it!

kdvincent wrote in post #16479248 (external link)
the 60 fps is in video mode, eh ? Not still mode??

Yep, the 5D3 is capable of shooting 60 fps in 1080p video. Thats (rougly) about 2 megapixels in 60 fps. If you want to capture full-res pictures you'll have to settle with 6 fps in photo mode.


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Nov 25, 2013 18:01 |  #6

BlackguyBlackcamera wrote in post #15552474 (external link)
Are their any ridiculous differences between the three of these cameras.

zombie/necro post or not the refurbished 6D might be the "ridiculous difference"




  
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