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Apr 30, 2014 22:35 |  #16

gil711 - i just lost the 60D with the one lens - i still had two other L lenses; but they have sent me a replacement 24 - 105L, so I am not really starting from scratch.




  
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Apr 30, 2014 22:45 |  #17

Auntie Megan wrote in post #16873946 (external link)
gil711 - i just lost the 60D with the one lens - i still had two other L lenses; but they have sent me a replacement 24 - 105L, so I am not really starting from scratch.

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Apr 30, 2014 23:03 |  #18

If money is not an issue 5diii, if you want to save money with same image quality 6D, although af has less points, shutter speed isnt 1/8000, and doesn't have dual card slots.


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Apr 30, 2014 23:09 |  #19

For the extra $1000 you will save with the 6D over the 5DIII - buy another lens and enjoy.

The 6D AF bashing is just that......go look at the 6D photo thread, tons and tons of pics of sports/auto sports, planes etc.....it works just fine.


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Apr 30, 2014 23:33 |  #20
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I have a 60D and a 6D. The center AF-point of the 6D is just as fast as the dual-cross point of the 60D. The peripheral points are excellent as long as you have appropriate contrast in the proper orientation; a 60D it ain't. If you are/were happy with the AF of the 60D, you'll be fine with the 6D. The biggest difference is in selecting a peripheral point on the 6D. You can't just spin the front dial like you can on the 60D. I am getting used to it.




  
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Apr 30, 2014 23:37 |  #21
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Nissanfairladyz32 wrote in post #16873986 (external link)
If money is not an issue 5diii, if you want to save money with same image quality 6D, although af has less points, shutter speed isnt 1/8000, and doesn't have dual card slots.

I think everyone would agree with that! If money weren't an issue, I would never have looked at the 6D. It is. I did. I am happy with it. I have bumped up against the 1/4000 limitation, especially with my f/2 lenses. It is not a huge issue, though. I've never had to stop down past f/2.8.

Dual card slots would just confuse me. My feeble brain has enough to do already.




  
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Apr 30, 2014 23:46 |  #22

i'm in the same boat...
buying refurbished $1600 vs $2800..
i'm afraid of buying the 6d and then walking around wondering if i should have just gone all the way..
but still $1200 difference is an additional new lens.. or nice used L lens


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May 01, 2014 00:07 |  #23

6d. You get 90% of the benefits with 1/2 the cost. You pay a LOT for that extra 10%.


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May 01, 2014 00:09 |  #24

Auntie Megan wrote in post #16873340 (external link)
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..

Go for the best. 5D3 all the eay if $$$ is not an issue.




  
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May 01, 2014 08:18 |  #25

Rittrato wrote in post #16874086 (external link)
Go for the best. 5D3 all the eay if $$$ is not an issue.

This!!!


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May 01, 2014 08:37 |  #26

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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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May 01, 2014 09:12 |  #27

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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.

This...plus the 1/8000 shutter speed. If you possess and like to use large aperture lenses wide open in the daytime, you'll need that (or a ND filter, heh).

If money were not an issue for me, I'd have the 5D III, FWIW.


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May 01, 2014 09:58 |  #28

It is all about personal choice and what you like to shoot. I had the 5d II and often felt it too heavy for me, and sometimes I felt it more than what I wanted to use. After much debate, I sold my 5dii and went for the 6d. I never considered the 5d iii, knowing it was more camera than I wanted, it was too heavy and I would never be comfortable paying that much for a camera.

I am so glad I switched from the 5d ii to the 6d, much lighter, easier to use and wonderful results. I shoot wildlife and birds in flight and the focus system and shutter speeds have yet to effect what I am shooting.

You can get great advice here, and things to consider; and I have always appreciated the advice and help. Good luck with your decision and HAPPY SHOOTING.


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May 01, 2014 10:01 |  #29

You said you do a lot of trekking. Go with the 6D with more lens. I came from 60D, bought 6D and also bought 7D (for kids sports).

6D is a mature camera IMO. It's not as spunky as the 5D MKIII with higher frame rate, reliability of the dual slot for events/weddings and the design is slightly compact and can be good (or bad) depending on the shape of your hand. Yes, the 1/4000 max shutter speed can be a bad thing but during the day ND filter can solve that problem.

On the plus side, it uses SDHC/SDXC card which are dirt cheap compared to CF's. You can get twice the amount of memory if not more. Plus it's not a sports/wildlife body so speed & buffer shouldn't be too much of a concern.

I think if you get the 6D with another 24-105 f4L IS would really compliment the set further. I'm sure you'll notice a creamier bokeh and wider.

6D while compact you'll notice right away when the shutter opens/closes from the 60D. It'll make the 60D feel like a toy ;)




  
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May 01, 2014 10:35 |  #30

Dave Jenkins wrote in post #16874612 (external link)
There's a troll under every bridge.

No trolling, but if starting from scratch, why not look at the whole field. But as it turned out, the OP is not starting from scratch so the point is moot.


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