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Apr 30, 2014 17:06 |  #1

Hello all, and thanks for such a wonderful, active and knowledgeable forum!

a month ago i had my beloved 60D with brand knew 24 - 105 L series lens stolen whilst in Nepal... fortunately i had just downloaded all my shots. anyway, i just received my settlement from my travel insurance - they are replacing the lens outright, but have given me a 60% depreciation on the camera body - it was 4 years old.

so, i am currently trying to decide on the 6D or 5Diii - i would consider myself an enthusiast, not pro by any means. I shoot a wide variety of genre, love travel photography and now that we are entering early retirement we are able to travel a lot. A little concerned about the weight, but am very fit and active - I do a lot of trekking.

money is not too much of an issue that would cause me to choose the 6D over the 5D, i think the biggest thing that worries me with the 6D is reviews of the AF. The addition of the wifi and the GPS doesn't really sway me.

so, i am interesting in hearing opinions on which way to go..




  
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Apr 30, 2014 17:11 |  #2

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Apr 30, 2014 17:33 |  #3

hm... for your use I think even the 6D would be perfect. Especially for the smaller, lighter size.
I'm not sure how much the 5D3's AF is needed while traveling. I find the AF of the 6D perfectly sufficient for that.


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Apr 30, 2014 17:35 |  #4

If you liked your 60D you'll love the 6D and you'll have zero issues with the AF and image quality will blow you away.
If you want the more AF points and higher frame speed get the 5D mark III. I did upgrade from 60D.


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Apr 30, 2014 18:15 |  #5
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awesomeshots wrote in post #16873408 (external link)
If you liked your 60D you'll love the 6D and you'll have zero issues with the AF and image quality will blow you away.
If you want the more AF points and higher frame speed get the 5D mark III. I did upgrade from 60D.

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Apr 30, 2014 19:51 |  #6

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Apr 30, 2014 19:58 |  #7

Get a 6D and a new lens.


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Apr 30, 2014 20:14 |  #8

gabebalazs wrote in post #16873400 (external link)
hm... for your use I think even the 6D would be perfect. Especially for the smaller, lighter size.
I'm not sure how much the 5D3's AF is needed while traveling. I find the AF of the 6D perfectly sufficient for that.

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Apr 30, 2014 20:20 |  #9

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #16873684 (external link)
Get a 6D and a new lens.

bw! This without question, the 5D mark III is a great camera, but has a long learning curve to get the best out of it. My 0.2 get the 6D


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Apr 30, 2014 20:31 |  #10

TJays wrote in post #16873727 (external link)
....the 5D mark III is a great camera, but has a long learning curve to get the best out of it.....

Maybe you would like the long learning curve. I bought a 7D last year. It is my first digital SLR. The learning curve is exciting. I spend evenings reading the manual with the camera in hand and go through every procedure in the book. Right now, I am learning how to manage RAW picture files using CANON's proprietary software.

You can't go wrong. Either camera is an excellent choice.




  
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Apr 30, 2014 20:39 |  #11

skilsaw wrote in post #16873746 (external link)
Maybe you would like the long learning curve. I bought a 7D last year. It is my first digital SLR. The learning curve is exciting. I spend evenings reading the manual with the camera in hand and go through every procedure in the book..........

What?! Everyone knows you only "read the manual" as a last resort!!!!




  
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Apr 30, 2014 20:43 |  #12

I think you'll be more than satisfied with the 6D.

The 5D3 is fantastic, but unless you're primarily shooting sports or BIF, then the 6D is more than enough.

If I didn't shoot so many sporting events, I would have gotten the 6D and used the extra money to get a lens or maybe pay off more of my college loans!


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Apr 30, 2014 21:55 |  #13

thanks for those links to previous threads - i had read some comparison threads but not all of those links.

i plan to visit my local camera store to feel the two and see how the placement of the controls feels as they are both very different - i guess it doesn't matter, one would get used to the placement soon enough.

I am leaning towards the 6D, as i said the AF focussing points was my major concern.

are they both equally weatherproof? for rain and dust mostly.




  
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Apr 30, 2014 21:57 |  #14

skilsaw wrote in post #16873746 (external link)
Maybe you would like the long learning curve. I bought a 7D last year. It is my first digital SLR. The learning curve is exciting. I spend evenings reading the manual with the camera in hand and go through every procedure in the book. Right now, I am learning how to manage RAW picture files using CANON's proprietary software.

You can't go wrong. Either camera is an excellent choice.

Thanks for your concern skilsaw, I'm a bit beyond reading camera manuals, but I never stop learning. You'll enjoy your 7D.


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Apr 30, 2014 22:19 |  #15

Was everything taken? If I were starting from scratch I'm not sure I would choose Canon. Nikon's offerings at the moment are more enticing either the D610 or D800 if your looking to spend a bit more.


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