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Sell 7D for 6D for weddings?

 
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Oct 05, 2015 22:25 |  #16

for weddings? 6D all day. the low light capability alone. the only thing that will hider you:

Buffer Speed (I find that when shooting weddings, you need to pay attention to how many shots you take or it buffers at the worst moment)
Shutter speed max (1/4000 is ok, but when using 1.2 or 1.4 you find yourself maxing out quick {but is easily helped with a ND}
FPS (while most don't realize, but this past week end I shot a "pagan" wedding where they jumped over a broom. I was only able to get 3 of them jumping and none were that great).

I love the 6D, for the price you can't compete. I had the 5D2 and never really liked it. the 6D is everything I wish the 5D2 was.


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Oct 05, 2015 22:58 |  #17

I shoot weddings with my 5d3 and 6d and it's a great combo. The 6d is much lighter. Yest, it took a while to get used to the different controls but after 1 or 2 shoots, I got used to the different layout of ht e 6d. The 6d handles high ISO like a dream!


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Oct 06, 2015 06:36 |  #18

itsallart wrote in post #17734607 (external link)
I shoot weddings with my 5d3 and 6d and it's a great combo. The 6d is much lighter. Yest, it took a while to get used to the different controls but after 1 or 2 shoots, I got used to the different layout of ht e 6d. The 6d handles high ISO like a dream!

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Oct 06, 2015 07:17 |  #19

I'll say since I got the 6D I give no thought at all to running the iSO way up if I need to. I shot this at 12500....

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Oct 06, 2015 07:19 |  #20

It is very convenient to have two bodies with the same controls, batteries and memory card slots (2!). If money is a factor in your decision, I would suggest that you sell the 7D and the 16-35mm and put the money toward another 5D3. You said you have too many lenses already right? I don't find the need to shoot wider than 24mm at a wedding very often. But I do have two lenses that do 24mm (it's all about backup).

Do you remember all the reasons for buying the 5D3 the first time around? Well, they haven't changed.




  
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Oct 06, 2015 11:18 as a reply to  @ frugivore's post |  #21

If only the 6D had dual slots I think it would be picked over the 5d3 for most people. The only thing that I don't like about my 6D is that it is only one slot.


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Oct 06, 2015 13:48 |  #22

benji25 wrote in post #17735189 (external link)
If only the 6D had dual slots I think it would be picked over the 5d3 for most people. The only thing that I don't like about my 6D is that it is only one slot.

Perhaps, but I'd be surprised if that one feature would make or break the decision for most people. The 5D III is much better spec'd and has a large number of significant features that the 6D lacks. The 6D has only 11 focus points with one cross type, a maximum shutter speed of 1/4000, a control layout similar to the consumer oriented 60D/70D rather than the professional control of the 5DII/5DIII/1Dx, a 97% viewfinder rather than 100%, etc. This is not meant as a criticism of the 6D. Its a fine camera, but it is what it is. There may be plenty of reasons, including size and price, that might prompt someone to choose it over the 5DIII, but I suspect the single card slot is only one of many features that would be part of the decision making process,


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Oct 06, 2015 13:51 |  #23

benji25 wrote in post #17735189 (external link)
If only the 6D had dual slots I think it would be picked over the 5d3 for most people. The only thing that I don't like about my 6D is that it is only one slot.

Why does that matter to you?


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Oct 06, 2015 16:16 |  #24

saea501 wrote in post #17735411 (external link)
Why does that matter to you?

Insurance against card failure while shooting a wedding.




  
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Oct 06, 2015 21:26 |  #25

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Insurance against card failure while shooting a wedding.

And I've cashed in on that insurance once!




  
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Oct 07, 2015 07:12 |  #26

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Insurance against card failure while shooting a wedding.

So you carry multiple cards.


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Oct 07, 2015 08:00 |  #27

It has been said many times here before, but the 7D MkII is a perfect backup for a 5D MkIII. I've been shooting with both for a few months now and I can tell you that sometimes I pick up the 7DII and start shooting with it thinking it's the 5DIII. Of course there are minor differences but I've got it set up almost exactly like the 5DIII so it is very easy to jump from one to another.

Prices are coming down on the 5DIII but a 7DII is still cheaper and its wonderful for sports.

I did rent a 6D once for a backup and really struggled with it. If I had kept it and used it longer I'm sure I would have gotten used to it, but it's just nice to have a backup you don't have to think about. When you NEED that backup, you probably won't want to be trying to remember how to do something on an entirely different body.

In a nutshell, the more similar the backup is to the main camera the better off you'll be when you need it. If you don't want to spend the money on another 5DIII, I recommend the 7DII.

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Oct 07, 2015 08:47 |  #28

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So you carry multiple cards.

So how would that help you when you get home, and find that the card has "sector" issues and you lost a chunk of your images? Or somehow you lose a card? Etc...

As with any data-driven business, having backups of everything becomes a crucial part of business. This is why MANY members here have their images on more than one hard drive, some have 3 or 4 backups, especially those with businesses.

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Oct 07, 2015 09:12 |  #29

Weigh the risk I suppose. In two years of forum browsing I've only heard one person complain about a card failure on their 6D. Sure, it happens. Are you willing to risk it?


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Oct 07, 2015 10:11 |  #30

saea501 wrote in post #17736188 (external link)
So you carry multiple cards.

Multiple cards dont help whem you get home and find out a card failed. The dual slots allow an image to be written to both cards. Instant backup.




  
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