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6d vs 5d mark III - need help !

 
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Aug 07, 2014 10:19 |  #76

Gaarryy wrote in post #17081703 (external link)
Go someplace where you can actually hold them both in your hands, see which one feels better, to hold use, etc. Then get the 5d3.

I see what you did there... :rolleyes:

I did this, still bought the 6D ;) And I use a 5D3 every now and then, don't regret my choice one bit.


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Aug 08, 2014 09:06 |  #77

You said it all by now. If you have the proper money and need a fast AF to sports/wildlife get the 5d Mk3 without thinking it. Beside that the 6d is a great weapon for almost every shooter. Brilliant IQ (same as the 5), lightweight, great built quality and so on. The Wifi is handy sometimes.

I had great doubts when sold the 7d. Used a 5d from a friend and loved it, but for landscape I didn´t see the point of getting it. With the price difference I went for more good glass. I´m so happy with my 6!


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Aug 08, 2014 13:22 |  #78

I've had both (currently I only have the 5DIII and a 70D), and I have to say I personally wish the 5DIII was housed in the 6D body. To me the 6D felt much more comfortable and better contoured, but I don't have large hands. And the sensor of the 6D is a bit better too, any time I have to shoot ISO 6400 and higher, I wish I was using the 6D's sensor.
I never ever felt that the 6D was built like a toy. I've had other 5Ds and even a 1DII and still the 6D felt like a well-built camera in my hand. It's lighter and smaller than your average full framer and that may trick people into believing it's inferiorly built.


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Aug 08, 2014 22:05 |  #79

I have noticed that the 6D has much better highlight recovery, it retains more tonal information when pulling highlights. Plus the ISO is noticeably better at 12800 and 25600.
But then, the 5D3 seems to produce more vibrant colours in non-demanding situations.


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Aug 09, 2014 12:33 |  #80

r171pt wrote in post #17083867 (external link)
You said it all by now. If you have the proper money and need a fast AF to sports/wildlife get the 5d Mk3 without thinking it. Beside that the 6d is a great weapon for almost every shooter. Brilliant IQ (same as the 5), lightweight, great built quality and so on. The Wifi is handy sometimes.

yes, a faster AF and more budget for the 5D3
otherwise a cheaper 6D looks good




  
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Aug 28, 2014 15:23 as a reply to  @ watt100's post |  #81

Read all posts to know how can I get one $3000 voucher for myself ;)
Both are good canon bodies and have their own +s & -s but for the OP I believe 6D is the way to go with using extra $ for a good lens.

I believe OP has already had more than asked for advice by now and may have actually exhausted the voucher long time ago :lol:


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Aug 28, 2014 16:15 |  #82

For most photography needs AF is critical and one of the most important assets on a camera. The 5diii has an incredible AF and it is very flexible. Having said that, portraits and macro photography generally can use Live View and manual focus ... so the AF might not be critical. Although I have a 5diii and consider it the most amazing camera buy I have ever made, I would grudgingly admit that a 6D with a couple of good primes and maybe some strobes or flashes, would give you much better results with portraits. But you have to be honest with yourself ... are you really only going to be taking portraits?


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Aug 28, 2014 16:25 |  #83

5DMKIII is appreciated especially by people who uses this camera for regular work... AF system with dense AF points is huge plus when comes to taking lot of keepers without much time to spare.

But for hobbyist who wants maximum IQ? i Would take 6D instead and buy some lenses.


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