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6d or 5d mark 2 ?

 
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Apr 13, 2016 19:52 |  #16

Iv'e been looking into this issue myself as Im also deciding between the two and in a similar situation looking to move up to my first full frame. The consensus seems to be 6D by far so when the time comes thats the direction I should be going in.




  
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Apr 14, 2016 06:30 |  #17

I bought one and i just love it. The pictures that it takes are great the " old auto focusing system " is not an issue works very well and is the same as my 60d so there is no learning curve . I brought my home set it up and when out and shot a hockey game with it.


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Apr 14, 2016 06:35 |  #18

If you need 1/8000, you have to get the 5DII. The 6D has ISO 50 as a compromise. Whatever, it works.

The AF system on the 6D is uncanny good for stills. It is better than expected for AI-Servo, but it does struggle there. I bought a 70D for the action stuff. I had a 5Dc (same AF as 5DII). The outer points, and AI-Servo are antiquated. Get a 6D.




  
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Apr 14, 2016 06:39 as a reply to  @ Bassat's post |  #19

I have the 7dm2 for fast shots and the 6d for portraits, stills and landscapes i just wanted to try it out at the hockey game and the teams were just 13 year olds.


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Apr 14, 2016 06:56 as a reply to  @ lonerider519's post |  #20

I agree with you. If you have to shoot with only one body, the 6D is way better at action work than the 5Dc/II. The 70D is a big improvement WRT AI-Servo performance and frame rate. I've never shot a 7DII, but I am sure it vastly improves on the 70D.

IMHO, the 6D is a way better all-arounder than the 5DII.




  
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Apr 14, 2016 08:27 |  #21

lonerider519 wrote in post #17948075 (external link)
Mostly going to use it for portraits , landscapes and product photography. I have the 7dm2 for wildlife and birds. The 60d is now on the west coast with my son so i was looking to step up to a full frame camera.

I think I've had similar thread or participated with similar question in similar to yours thread. I've had same dilemma after selling of 5Dc, which I used for years.
Earlier in March I scored 5 MKII for $650 in good condition. The AF feels slower comparing 5Dc under low indoor light, at ISO 3200 noise it present, but way better comparing to 5DC. At 6400 5D MKII is equal to my old 500D (present, but usable for family portraits, without close up).

Landscapes and product photography will be fine with 5DMKII. And if you take portraits at ISO 1600 maximum it is OK.

6D seems to be superior to 5D MKII at 6400. If I'll have extra cash I might still switch to 6D. Casual family pictures with facial details required clean ISO 6400 for dim light, 1/250 shutter speed for motion blur avoidance and at least f5.6 to have enough DOF.


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Apr 15, 2016 07:04 as a reply to  @ kf095's post |  #22

I was playing around with the 6d and what i did i kept taking pictures but every shot i would bump up the iso and i could not believe how high i could go before i started to see noise.


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Apr 19, 2016 20:33 |  #23

Anyone ever have a problem with the limit of 1/4000 on the 6D compared to 1/8000?


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Apr 19, 2016 20:42 as a reply to  @ BrodyBPhoto's post |  #24

Shoot with an f1.2 lens during the day and you will need the faster shutter speeds... :)


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Apr 19, 2016 23:04 |  #25

and the 6d has iso 50. To answer your question some people run into the problem some people dont.


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