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Talk me out of a stupid idea: adding a 2nd 6D

 
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Nov 27, 2015 16:08 |  #16

Get a 7D2.


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Nov 27, 2015 19:07 |  #17

People have posted some good ideas here. I would also suggest against a second 6D body. Cameras can take a beating, and there's no use having something if you don't use it. There was an old phrase from the Great Depression that I think about often:

"Use it up; wear it out; make it do; or do without."

If you buy a second camera, then your worry will just extend to that new camera. I don't think it will actually solve your anxiety. Waiting for a 6D Mark II would be a decent way to go, but you'd also have to wait 6-12 months after the camera comes out for the price to drop to equivalent levels as the current 6D.

A camera that hits different purposes would be another option. The 7D Mark II or 70D cover a lot of photographic areas the 6D won't, but if you never take fast-action style photos, you might never use those cameras for what they were made for.

You already have an SL1, which is a great size for traveling. If you are looking for a camera that is better in low-light, you might want to consider a brighter lens. You mentioned the 40mm f2.8, which doesn't improve the light situation over using your 24-70. If you went instead with the 35mm f2 IS, you'd have an extra stop. Or go a little further with the 35mm f1.4 L (Mark I) gathering 2 stops more light, while being less expensive now than a new 6D since Canon is trying to clear them out. Either of those lenses would improve the light-gathering ability of your SL1, while also being very useful on your 6D when you aren't traveling.


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Nov 29, 2015 03:10 |  #18

What about a gently used 5DC? It is getting a lot of good press lately. They appear to be cheap, plentiful and have some mystical properties current bodies lack. The body seems to handle low light quite well with fast primes and good processing.

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Nov 29, 2015 03:30 |  #19

Use your 6d + 24-70 for travel as well. Get over it and use your gear.

I'm definitely not one to babysit my gear. I'm the same way in that what I normally shoot is the same with what I shoot on travel. I take the same gear, no mental games needed.


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Nov 29, 2015 06:21 |  #20

As you said the prices are so low - "dirty up the existing one" - you will probably get peanuts for it anyway, no matter how nice it is. :(

Not much interest in my utterly mint, immaculate 5D3! :( :(

Face it; they are wasting assets - use them and enjoy!

Sorry but I think your idea is not very smart.

If I were you I would sell the 6D and get a mint 5D3 ( not mine as I am in the UK - so no bias here ) - then its more robust, and will do everything you want , and better.
And by the 40 mm panacake ( fab cheap lens ).


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Nov 29, 2015 15:13 as a reply to  @ Submariner's post |  #21

I am interested in your 5D3. They are going for $1900 at Canon refurb right now. Top dollar for me used would be about $1600 (US). You pay the freight from London, and I'll be happy to take it off your hands! :)




  
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Nov 29, 2015 15:45 |  #22

Bassat wrote in post #17800729 (external link)
I am interested in your 5D3. They are going for $1900 at Canon refurb right now. Top dollar for me used would be about $1600 (US). You pay the freight from London, and I'll be happy to take it off your hands! :)

starting price for his ebay is $2,030US...don't think it makes sense for ya :)


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Nov 29, 2015 17:09 |  #23

DreDaze wrote in post #17800770 (external link)
starting price for his ebay is $2,030US...don't think it makes sense for ya :)

Kind of an inside joke. He mentioned selling his 5D3 in another thread, so I PMd, because his profile said Chicago. I live just outside Chicago. Submariner lives in London.




  
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Nov 29, 2015 17:49 |  #24

Gungnir wrote in post #17775084 (external link)
Insure your gear and relax :-)

what he said ^


if you can't convince yourself that you don't need two identical cameras, I would at least wait until spring to get an idea of what the next version will be like.


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Dec 01, 2015 18:28 |  #25

Wait another month for your gas to wear off and then rethink the situation. No reason to get another 6d so your other 6d can sit at home.


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Dec 03, 2015 15:14 |  #26

The Dark Knight wrote in post #17774987 (external link)
But there is just something mentally comforting to me about having a camera I can "dirty up" while traveling and another main camera sitting at home safely. So yea, I guess I just needed to hear from others as to what a bad idea this is, haha.

i know it's a bit off topic, but i just want to tell you that the best thing that could every happen to your photography would be to dislodge any gear ocd. before my first set of camera stuffs was stolen (~$15k worth) i was super ocd. even had a rubber protective covering for the body (yes they make those)! the lenses never had a speck of dust on them. ........and i made sht pics.

i don't abuse my gear now, but i don't hesitate to use them in any situation, no matter how harsh. for example, i've even been under and around niagara falls with my camera out. .......gone is the ocd, and it made all the difference in the world to what pics i got.

anyway, i'm with the others--if you don't need a backup, and you don't ever shoot with 2 cameras at the same time (like mounting a tele on one, and a standard lens on the other), then don't buy a 2nd identical body.


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