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Nov 30, 2013 19:13 |  #16

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Buy once, cry once...;)

I think it's all perspective. When I started out, $50 for a filter seemed outrageous. Now, $135 for a $325 filter doesn't seem so bad. :) Of course, I also remember a few years back when I was talking to a friend on Facebook about the IQ of her pictures, they just looked amazing. When she told me about the lens that she really wanted and how much it cost, I think I had a mini heart attack. I distinctly remember telling her that that price was INSANE...I now own that lens and think, "Hey, it's A LOT cheaper than some lenses.". :D


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Nov 30, 2013 21:50 |  #17

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I think it's all perspective. When I started out, $50 for a filter seemed outrageous. Now, $135 for a $325 filter doesn't seem so bad. :) Of course, I also remember a few years back when I was talking to a friend on Facebook about the IQ of her pictures, they just looked amazing. When she told me about the lens that she really wanted and how much it cost, I think I had a mini heart attack. I distinctly remember telling her that that price was INSANE...I now own that lens and think, "Hey, it's A LOT cheaper than some lenses.". :D

Yeah, starting with the EF 300 f2.8 :lol:


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Nov 30, 2013 22:00 as a reply to  @ post 16491277 |  #18

It was a year ago when I was looking at the 6D. My best camera at the time was my 60D. I used it for fashion. With the 60D, all AF points are cross type. I would switch the AF point, depending on how I was shooting the model. The 6D has only one cross type AF point, the center point (and also has a vertical line AF point in the center). Everything else is vertical or horizontal. It would have been a step back for me. My choice was stay with the 60D or go to the 5DM3. :D I have never regretted getting the 5DM3.

On the money, insure it. It's not that expensive. Then forget about what you're carrying.

Finally, on using few settings and options, this autumn I was one of the official photographers for the high school marching band. There were a few of us, mostly photographing them at night time football games, along with a half dozen competitions. There was one guy who has a Nikon D800 with a 70-200mm f/2.8. He's a super guy, very nice, very successful in business. For one of the competitions, he and his wife spent 12+ hours supporting the day. That's just one of many stories I could tell. This is a solid guy. They're nice people.

The D800 is a fine camera. You can debate which is better, the D800 or the 5DM3. For night time sports, which is really what marching band is all about, the 5DM3 outperforms the D800, sooc. No matter, it's a very capable camera and could easily get super shots. This guy shoots auto. He'll put the ISO as high as 800. He's pleased with his work. In contrast, I shoot manual, f/5.6, 1/500s, and ISO 12,800 (for the field performance). I have a long way to go with my work.

Are you happy with your pictures? If you are, why change? You've got a fine camera. Perchance it will encourage you to go farther with your photography!

In closing, sometimes in photography, you only get one chance. The camera won't make you a better photographer. It will however enable you to do things you can't do with a lesser machine.

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Dec 01, 2013 02:14 |  #19

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Keep it. Why lose hundreds of dollars?

true. and you'd own a very expensive 6d. or get a rebel. what will a FF do that a cropper won't? rebel + 18-55 + 55-250 is all you really need.


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Dec 01, 2013 10:55 |  #20

ed rader wrote in post #16492027 (external link)
true. and you'd own a very expensive 6d. or get a rebel. what will a FF do that a cropper won't? rebel + 18-55 + 55-250 is all you really need.

The low light capability is what I am after. I think a 6d would be a good choice. Im just trying to figure out how much would be a fair price for both sides on a 5d mark iii body. It has 5000 clicks on it. In excellent shape. Anyone know?




  
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Dec 01, 2013 13:36 |  #21

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The low light capability is what I am after. I think a 6d would be a good choice. Im just trying to figure out how much would be a fair price for both sides on a 5d mark iii body. It has 5000 clicks on it. In excellent shape. Anyone know?

Amazon was selling new 5D3 bodies for $2,695 today so a used one with 5,000 clicks will be worth probably 20%-25% less than that.

http://www.canonpricew​atch.com …body-only-2695-at-amazon/ (external link)


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Dec 01, 2013 15:19 |  #22

milleniumking wrote in post #16492676 (external link)
The low light capability is what I am after. I think a 6d would be a good choice. Im just trying to figure out how much would be a fair price for both sides on a 5d mark iii body. It has 5000 clicks on it. In excellent shape. Anyone know?

i'll bet if you sell the 5d you'll regret it and buy another. please keep us informed :D


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Dec 01, 2013 15:21 |  #23

ed rader wrote in post #16493232 (external link)
i'll bet if you sell the 5d you'll regret it and buy another. please keep us informed :D

Yes I probably will. Thats why I am asking for help on what to do. :D




  
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Dec 01, 2013 15:39 |  #24

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Yes I probably will. Thats why I am asking for help on what to do. :D

sit on your hands for now :D. even if the 6d fully meets your needs you'll feel like you are wearing a fake rolex and everyone is looking at you thinking you are an imposter and soon you'll own the most expensive 5dIII on the planet :-).


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Dec 01, 2013 15:43 |  #25

I just checked on Amazon and the cheapest 5D Mark III I could find was a used one for $2750.00. I'm not saying that there aren't any cheaper ones, I just couldn't find them. I don't know how long you've had yours or what you paid for it but if you sell it, you're going to lose money any way that you look at it. However, if you're not concerned about the money, then I don't think you'll actually miss the features on the Mark III because you can't really miss features that you never use. Here's the way I'm looking at it, there's really no reason to sell your current camera unless you just want some extra cash. Five thousand shutter actuations on that camera is nothing, you're just breaking it in-so I would think you could still sell it for around $2500. There are so many people wanting the Mark III but can't afford the typical $3000+ price tag on it that they'd be happy with a $500 discount. If you did decide to sell it, you could get a brand new 6D and still have about $800 in your pocket. I honestly don't think you'd miss the additional features on the Mark III based on the shooting you do, and if you're like me, there's not enough money in the world to entice you to do portrait or sports photography so you'll never look back and regret buying the 6D. However, if you think that you might ever venture into those areas of photography or you don't really care about freeing up some additional funds, then I don't really see the point in selling the Mark III. Just my 2 cents though. Keep us posted on your decision!

Here's the link I found for Amazon. http://www.amazon.com …t=sip&sr=8-1&startIndex=0 (external link)


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Dec 01, 2013 16:37 |  #26

Fitness Freak: thanx for the great post. Really appreciate it. I was lucky enough to buy the kit (24-105) for 3650$ at our local electronics store. The way i figure it is if i can get 2500$ for it, i would not lose too much $$ on it. I plan on keeping the lens and just buy the 6d body and pocket the extra cash. I think the biggest thing i am worried about is the loss of an amazing camera that i couldnt use to its fullest potential. :(




  
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Dec 01, 2013 16:46 |  #27

ed rader wrote in post #16493276 (external link)
sit on your hands for now :D. even if the 6d fully meets your needs you'll feel like you are wearing a fake rolex and everyone is looking at you thinking you are an imposter and soon you'll own the most expensive 5dIII on the planet :-).

True! I want to hold off a bit. I was looking at the pics from my last trip. I am very proud of the results. I am gonna try and post some pics or a link




  
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Dec 01, 2013 16:56 |  #28

Fitness Freak wrote in post #16493281 (external link)
I just checked on Amazon and the cheapest 5D Mark III I could find was a used one for $2750.00. I'm not saying that there aren't any cheaper ones, I just couldn't find them. I don't know how long you've had yours or what you paid for it but if you sell it, you're going to lose money any way that you look at it. However, if you're not concerned about the money, then I don't think you'll actually miss the features on the Mark III because you can't really miss features that you never use. Here's the way I'm looking at it, there's really no reason to sell your current camera unless you just want some extra cash. Five thousand shutter actuations on that camera is nothing, you're just breaking it in-so I would think you could still sell it for around $2500. There are so many people wanting the Mark III but can't afford the typical $3000+ price tag on it that they'd be happy with a $500 discount. If you did decide to sell it, you could get a brand new 6D and still have about $800 in your pocket. I honestly don't think you'd miss the additional features on the Mark III based on the shooting you do, and if you're like me, there's not enough money in the world to entice you to do portrait or sports photography so you'll never look back and regret buying the 6D. However, if you think that you might ever venture into those areas of photography or you don't really care about freeing up some additional funds, then I don't really see the point in selling the Mark III. Just my 2 cents though. Keep us posted on your decision!

Here's the link I found for Amazon. http://www.amazon.com …t=sip&sr=8-1&startIndex=0 (external link)

It was $2695 for a new 5d3 body at Amazon this morning See attachment.. Currently $2999 new.

I agree with you that it would be a mistake to trade the 5d3 for a 6d. Nothing a 6d could do that a 5d3 can't do better and the depreciation of trading a 5d3 for a 6d now would wipe out any financial gain from doing it.


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Dec 01, 2013 17:12 as a reply to  @ stpix's post |  #29

I've used a 5DII and a 5DIII. They are both very good cameras. I bought a 6D and have been extremely pleased with it. That said, if I owned a 5DIII I would hand on to it. But that's just me.


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Dec 01, 2013 18:06 |  #30

gfspencer wrote in post #16493486 (external link)
I've used a 5DII and a 5DIII. They are both very good cameras. I bought a 6D and have been extremely pleased with it. That said, if I owned a 5DIII I would hand on to it. But that's just me.

me too
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