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From 5D to 6D. Not sure if it is worth it.

 
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Jul 05, 2015 16:46 |  #1

I have 5Dc. It does all I need in terms of IQ, but it doesn't have high enough ISO. 1600 and 1.2 will give me something, but this something has too little in focus.
I was thinking of 6D, good match for my 50L...

Looked at Flickr and search returned load of over-processed and flat images. I'm SOOC, minimum PP in LR, L lens user.
Checked 6D sample archive at P.O.T.N.... It very small and disappointing.
My 5Dc is getting old-old-old and used-used-used, but it seems I'll be better with flash for low light instead of going for 6D with 6400 ISO...

I remember how some left 5Dc for 5D MKII here and they didn't disappointed me with images from newer camera.

Is it users or camera in case of 6D?


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Jul 05, 2015 17:14 |  #2

Heya,

A simple solution would be to rent a 6D for a couple of days and see if it's SOOC unprocessed output based on your use will be sufficient.

When my 5Dc kicks the bucket, I'll get another 5Dc. The only other full frame I will ever purchase at this time that is Canon, is the 6D. I will do it as it drops in price (sub $1k).

A lot of what I see in various sample images from the 6D do not appear flat or anything to me, a lot of it is the processing from the user base.

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Jul 05, 2015 17:23 |  #3

Main reasons I changed from 5D to 6D was improved I so performance and auto sensor cleaning.....
My 5D provided just as good image quality but low light photography was not really an option.. Also it suffered really badly with dust spots..
6D has awesome lowlight capabilities and the sensor stays much cleaner..


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Jul 05, 2015 20:58 |  #4
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I went from 5Dc to 6D about 18 months ago. No regrets.

The 6D gets you:
Auto-ISO and associated controls.
A killer accurate and low-light monster center AF point.
10 additional AF points that comparatively suck, but will outperform the center point on the 5Dc.
Two custom settings. I use one for flash, the other for action.
Tune-able AI-Servo performance.
Really clean ISO 6400 JPG output.
On-camera flash control.
Really cool video snapshots feature.
Much better rear screen.
Sensor auto-clean.
Highly customizable interface.
Auto max-zoom to AF-point on Review. Nice.
Likely others I forget right now.

Some crap it has that Canon calls features:
WIFI, GPS (?), HDR, Multi-exposure. In-camera processing. Prime and zoom MFA.
4.5 fps.
Video.
Likely others I forget right now.

Stuff you won't like:
1/180 sync speed. I know it is next to irrelevant. I still don't like it.
1/4000 max shutter speed. A trade-of to get a really quiet quiet shutter. It is quiet. And they give you ISO 50 to make up for it.

Get a 6D. You'll love it. If you don't, you can always send it to me.


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Jul 05, 2015 21:39 |  #5

I bought a 5Dc after a hiatus from a 7d.

the lack of live view and no sensor clean was a big downer for me, I also felt like the af was a little clunky for my liking.

Switched the the 6d, have been extremely happy with my decision. usable photos at 10 k iso however the af was extremely slow and difficult in these lighting conditions.

heres the 6d thread here. https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1390835 might be better then the archive




  
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Jul 05, 2015 21:46 |  #6

Its worth it. I love the 5D, but the dust shaker, Iso improvement, flash control menu all make life better and thats before you get to the improvement in megapixels, live view, video, and other toys.




  
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Jul 05, 2015 22:19 |  #7

what? huh? :-P


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Jul 09, 2015 02:21 |  #8

live view, sensor cleaner and a gorgeous 20 mpix sensor say it's worth it. up to 7 frames of bracketing are also a win, for me. 1600 looks very clean to my eye and up to 6400 is very usable if you expose carefully. 12k and up are more novelty shots but they're possible, which is nice. :) MFA is handy.

1/180 sync is actually a PITB but not a deal breaker. Same with max shutter of 1/4000. :/

What's not to like?




  
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Jul 09, 2015 02:53 |  #9

I'm another one who went from a 5Dc to the 6D. Sensor cleaner alone is worth it.


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Jul 10, 2015 05:42 |  #10

Went from 5D to 6D about 1,5 years ago - the typical hardware performance jump is well worth it!
... I will eventually pick up another 5D for other reasons though ;-)a


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Jul 10, 2015 06:23 |  #11

No reason to upgrade for making flat underprocessed low-effort SOOC snapshots.


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Jul 10, 2015 08:28 |  #12

I have a 5Dc on the way. And currently have direct access to a 6D that I have extensively used.

I would say that the 6D produces the best images I have ever taken. There buttery smooth, fantastic color and have a "pop" to them.

I currently have a 1D3, had a 7D, 5D2, 1Ds, 30D and another 7D. And none of those come close to the images from a 6D. If I could of afforded it, I would have ordered one of my own. But for now, I will stick with the very capable 5Dc that I am sure will also blow me away.




  
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Jul 10, 2015 23:12 |  #13

Check this out, 6D, 85LII:

IMAGE: http://i.imgur.com/DG72MSI.jpg

I know, it's processed, but the raw image was just neutral. It's not "flat".

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Jul 11, 2015 01:52 |  #14

I shot a music gig where they shut off all the lights and I was using my buddies 6D at H2(maximum ISO) and I was suprised at how good the shots were. Like usable to print big. Every other camera I've used has never had a usable High 1 let alone High 2. The sensor and software in that 6D is spectacular .


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Jul 11, 2015 04:06 |  #15

maverick75 wrote in post #17627683 (external link)
I shot a music gig where they shut off all the lights and I was using my buddies 6D at H2(maximum ISO) and I was suprised at how good the shots were. Like usable to print big. Every other camera I've used has never had a usable High 1 let alone High 2. The sensor and software in that 6D is spectacular .

Please post some examples, I'd be interested to see .....


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