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Sep 21, 2015 10:33 |  #1

I am finally making the switch to full frame. I have read reviews and would like real world experiences. Is there any reason I shouldn't get the 6d instead of the 5d3? 90% of the clicks will be real estate with the occasional kid shots and maybe some family shots. Is the auto focus the only major difference? Shooting real estate wouldn't require that to be a deal breaker. The only lens I currently have that will fit is the 50 1.8 so I will be making the investment in new glass as well. I believe the Tamron 17-35 and Canon 24-105 will work for what I do. B&H and Best Buy both have the 6D with 24-105 for $1,999 and the 5D3 with 24-105 for $3,099. I'm just not sure the extra $1,000 would be beneficial.


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Sep 21, 2015 11:50 |  #2

Real Estate and Architecture is all about resolution. If I had the money, I'd buy the 5Ds (50MP) but I don't so I shoot the T6s (24MP) while I save my pennies. 24 mm will account for 90% of the shots so extreme lenses aren't needed unless you want a TS. Just my $.02


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Sep 21, 2015 12:00 |  #3

I would think that either camera would work. I'm not sure that the 24-105 is wide enough if you're doing smaller interiors.


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Sep 21, 2015 12:03 |  #4

I see no advantage of the 5d3 over the 6d ... unless your target houses are moving.


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Sep 21, 2015 12:15 as a reply to  @ Biff LaRue's post |  #5

I'm not sure why one would need 50 mp for photos that will be viewed on the web 99% of the time. Unless they are being printed on to billboards or large prints I believe the 50 mp is overkill.


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Sep 21, 2015 12:23 |  #6

I suppose it depends on the usage but I'm not so sure that a FF will be much of an advantage. Might even be a disadvantage. Other than a fish-eye wide angle, what does a FF body offer that would be of benefit? Maybe the improved ISO if your shooting natural light but few do that preferring a good flash. The shallower DOF seems as if would be a disadvantage


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Sep 22, 2015 12:19 |  #7

I'd skip the 24-105 for now and spend that money on the wide lens. I use the 6D and 16-35 f/4 for real estate and would recommend that combination. You should be able to get both for around $2000.


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Sep 22, 2015 12:22 |  #8

Heya,

No advantages here, get the less expensive one (get the 6D) and get some glass. 24mm is plenty wide, I doubt you want to make small rooms look like cathedrals with an ultrawide.

Realistically, though, there's no advantage to full frame here either.

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Sep 22, 2015 12:39 |  #9

6d will be ideal , because it has built in wifi and you can check your frame on your phone - very handy at times


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Oct 04, 2015 22:18 |  #10

I shoot real estate with a 7DII, an EF-S 10-22 and a EF 24-105. I am very happy with the combination and my clients seem so as well. My business is growing.

I think good framing and exposure along with very good PP are more important than equipment as long as the gear is decent stuff. I see way too many RE shots that are carelessly composed, lit with a single flash on camera, poor HDR, uncorrected convergences and distortions, and lots of other errors. The 6D (or even MF) would not make a bit of difference with those.

That being said, I seriously considered a 6D when I bought the 7DII. I am very happy with the 7DII. It was the right choice for me at the time because it fits all my work well and is very versatile. But the 6D would have been as good for real estate - maybe better. If you have other work besides RE, you may find the 5D3 a good choice - used ones are a great buy right now. You might even find that the 7DII is a good choice. But, if your work is entirely RE, get the 6D, and an EF 16-35 (or 17-40), and a 24-105. Buy the lenses used - you'll get more for your money. Buy Canon lenses. The L lenses have a contrast and color quality that is special (in my opinion) and missing from other lens maker's products.

Hope that helps.


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Oct 05, 2015 13:47 |  #11

I'd buy a 5D II and spend the rest of your money on a really good lens like 16-35 II. RE is about dynamic range (to me) and the 5D II is excellent in that department.


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Oct 06, 2015 07:36 |  #12

it depends on how you will be using the images. will they be on websites? will you be cropping? a 7D plus 10-18 could be enough (as a low cost combination). are you going to be doing HDR? panorama stitching? why do you think you need FF? an M3 might be all you need, depending on what you will be doing.


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Oct 06, 2015 23:55 |  #13

The body is unimportant, it is the lenses that matter. You can shoot with a crop body or full frame provided you make sure you have a lens that is wide enough for smaller rooms. I have the 5DIII and it's a great camera. I use all its features when out shooting sport and street photography. However when shooting architecture it is sitting on a tripod being manually focused so the advanced AF etc count for nothing.


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Oct 07, 2015 00:36 |  #14

6D + 16-35 f4... just do it.


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Oct 08, 2015 04:59 |  #15

i see no advantage to full frame unless you know why you need it. you can use the EF-S 10-18 on a APS-C body for extreme wide angle if that's what you need.


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