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6D VS 5d3 - Hard Time Deciding

 
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Feb 17, 2014 21:33 |  #31
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bobbyz wrote in post #16697770 (external link)
Trust me, most of the 6d guys haven't used 5dmk3 so don't know what they missing.

That's exactly the point...we're not "missing" anything!


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Feb 17, 2014 21:36 |  #32

bobbyz wrote in post #16697770 (external link)
Trust me, most of the 6d guys haven't used 5dmk3 so don't know what they missing. Agree center point on 6d is good but 5dmk3 got like 40 points like that. For AF, tracking mainly 1 series and 5dmk3. I know I know folks did take those shots in the 70s with whatever manual camera.:)

I've shot with a 5D3 numerous times... in fact, my friend offered to switch cameras for a full day because he wanted to try out my 6D. I ended up asking to switch back after less than an hour because I missed my EG-S screen and right side controls.

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That's exactly the point...we're not "missing" anything!

This. There are some people out there who need the 5D3's AF system, but I think the vast majority of shooters have merely convinced themselves that they do when they'd actually get by just fine with a 6D.


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Feb 17, 2014 23:10 |  #33

Is the 6D's high ISO really materially better than the 5DIII's? I have both, I can hardly tell the difference, albeit I don't shoot a lot at high ISO.

Oh, the joy stick! The 6D has no stinking joy stick. That makes it a pain to change focus points. Again, if you only use center point, it may not matter much.


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Feb 17, 2014 23:16 |  #34

bobbyz wrote in post #16697770 (external link)
Trust me, most of the 6d guys haven't used 5dmk3 so don't know what they missing.

Just like the 5D3 guys who have never tried the 1DX don't know what they are missing? ;)


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Feb 18, 2014 00:21 |  #35

LOL I've used a 5D Mark III a couple of times and I know perfectly well what I'm missing :)


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Feb 18, 2014 01:11 |  #36

I would love to have all these problems in choosing between these two cameras




  
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Feb 18, 2014 01:38 |  #37

Well, BHPhoto just dropped their prices on the 6D and 5D to match market prices so I pulled the trigger on the 6D w/24-105L. God I hate reading this forum.


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Feb 18, 2014 01:56 |  #38

bobbyz wrote in post #16697770 (external link)
Trust me, most of the 6d guys haven't used 5dmk3 so don't know what they missing. Agree center point on 6d is good but 5dmk3 got like 40 points like that. For AF, tracking mainly 1 series and 5dmk3. I know I know folks did take those shots in the 70s with whatever manual camera.:)

oh, we know what we are missing: Banding :cool:


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Feb 18, 2014 02:08 |  #39

We don't have a killer AF system, which most of us don't miss, just like all you 5D3 guys don't have the 12 fps of the 1DX, which most of you don't miss either. :)


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Feb 18, 2014 03:31 |  #40
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bobbyz wrote in post #16697770 (external link)
Trust me, most of the 6d guys haven't used 5dmk3 so don't know what they missing. Agree center point on 6d is good but 5dmk3 got like 40 points like that. For AF, tracking mainly 1 series and 5dmk3. I know I know folks did take those shots in the 70s with whatever manual camera.:)

True. I've never shot a 5DIII. Until I developed the need for low-light capabilities that my 60D did not have, I was completely happy with my 60D. I upgraded for that main purpose. I may NOT know what I am missing. That is because I don't need it. I DO KNOW what I am not missing: $1,000 or so. I am OK with that.


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Feb 18, 2014 04:28 |  #41

Sometimes the lowest cost, lowest featured model is more than sufficient for one's needs, nothing wrong with that. If you want your moving target to always be centered in your frame, the 6d center AF should be sufficient. Just like some are very happy shooting with the rebel line and don't need the xxd equivalent model....

What's the worst that could happen? You buy the 6d and later want to upgrade, just sell the 6d for little loss.


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Feb 18, 2014 06:48 |  #42

What's the worst that could happen?

Wasted time and money. Time you can never get back.




  
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Feb 18, 2014 06:57 |  #43

kdrk888 wrote in post #16698004 (external link)
Is the 6D's high ISO really materially better than the 5DIII's? I have both, I can hardly tell the difference, albeit I don't shoot a lot at high ISO.

Oh, the joy stick! The 6D has no stinking joy stick. That makes it a pain to change focus points. Again, if you only use center point, it may not matter much.

I also use both and am wondering the same. I can't tell any difference at high ISO, though also I don't shoot a lot at high ISO.


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Feb 18, 2014 07:09 |  #44

MCAsan wrote in post #16698457 (external link)
Wasted time and money. Time you can never get back.

Kinda like time here on the forums eh?:D


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Feb 18, 2014 07:14 |  #45

kdrk888 wrote in post #16698004 (external link)
Is the 6D's high ISO really materially better than the 5DIII's? I have both, I can hardly tell the difference, albeit I don't shoot a lot at high ISO.

Oh, the joy stick! The 6D has no stinking joy stick. That makes it a pain to change focus points. Again, if you only use center point, it may not matter much.

Yeah, I think the high ISO noise "difference" is negligible and so small that it shouldn't matter when deciding between the 2 bodies.

As for the joystick vs pad, no big deal either to me and many others, it's totally subjective. I can easily switch AF points and settings on both my 6D and 70D even with a glove on. So it may be a pain for some people (large thumb?) while others can handle it with no problem. That's like saying playing a flat fretboard radius guitar is a pain compared to a 14" radius one. It's just a matter or muscle memory. What I do admit is that if you have both, like you do, it gets confusing :) (like when I had the 6D and 7D at the same time)


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