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6d + 80d or 6d Mark II ?

 
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Aug 02, 2018 09:15 |  #1

For mixed use 50/50 Photo/Video. Would you guys chose a 6D + 80D or 6D Mark II ?

I already have a 6D and love it for photos, but want something for video. I kept the 6d and had a 4k m43 Panasonic G7 setup for a while and got good results, however I didnt like having two systems and sold the m43 stuff.

What direction might you guys lean? With the 6Dii, I get everything in one simple package and only need to worry about one body. With the 6D+80d, I get a spare body, the ability to use APS-C lenses, but the added hassle of likely only bringing one body to small trips.

Both options are roughly the same price out of pocket to me.


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Aug 02, 2018 11:42 |  #2

asr10user wrote in post #18675614 (external link)
For mixed use 50/50 Photo/Video. Would you guys chose a 6D + 80D or 6D Mark II ?

I already have a 6D and love it for photos, but want something for video. I kept the 6d and had a 4k m43 Panasonic G7 setup for a while and got good results, however I didnt like having two systems and sold the m43 stuff.

What direction might you guys lean? With the 6Dii, I get everything in one simple package and only need to worry about one body. With the 6D+80d, I get a spare body, the ability to use APS-C lenses, but the added hassle of likely only bringing one body to small trips.

Both options are roughly the same price out of pocket to me.

I use the 80D and 6D. No interest in the 6D2. If I upgrade my full frame body, it will be to a 1DX (or II). Not seeing the need just now.




  
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Aug 02, 2018 12:55 as a reply to  @ Bassat's post |  #3

What do you use the 80d and 6d for? Do you usually carry both?


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Aug 02, 2018 14:31 |  #4

asr10user wrote in post #18675751 (external link)
What do you use the 80d and 6d for? Do you usually carry both?

The 80D is a smaller/lighter/new camera. I use the 80D for flash/stopped down/deep DOF stuff.
I also use the 80D for field sports; the 55-250mm STM is adequate for close range stuff.

The 6D is my fast-prime/low-light shooter. I recently sold my 100-400L, and replaced it with a Sigma 150-600 C. The Sigma really shines the 6D, and the 150-600 is long enough on full frame for field sports. I haven't used it for such yet, and am a bit worried about shooting football/baseball with a center-point-only camera.

I never carry more than one camera any more. I rarely take a second lens with me anymore.




  
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Aug 02, 2018 14:48 |  #5

If video is going to be used 50% of the time, I would go with the 6D2. DPAF is awesome once you start using it.

In fact Tony Northrup (external link) just took back everything bad he said about the 6D2...LOL!


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Aug 02, 2018 14:50 |  #6

Interesting thread, trying to make a similar decision myself. I want the 6D because I've never had the luxury of a FF, people say it's a fantastic camera, and I can now get it new for $999. I'm trying to decide between adding the 80D or 7DII. I NEVER shoot video, but need at least 2 bodies, like to have a 3rd. Definitely faster than changing lenses all the time. Interested in seeing what people have to say.

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Aug 02, 2018 14:51 |  #7

gossamer88 wrote in post #18675804 (external link)
If video is going to be used 50% of the time, I would go with the 6D2. DPAF is awesome once you start using it.

In fact Tony Northrup (external link) just took back everything bad he said about the 6D2...LOL!

The 80D has the same video/LV/DPAF ability as the 6DII, for 1/2 the price. That's a really poor argument for the 6D2.




  
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Aug 02, 2018 14:55 |  #8

Bassat wrote in post #18675807 (external link)
The 80D has the same video/LV/DPAF ability as the 6DII, for 1/2 the price. That's a really poor argument for the 6D2.

Also, I've read a lot about people saying not to upgrade to the 6DII, the first version is better.




  
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Aug 02, 2018 14:55 |  #9

Bassat wrote in post #18675807 (external link)
The 80D has the same video/LV/DPAF ability as the 6DII, for 1/2 the price. That's a really poor argument for the 6D2.

Not really. The 6D2 is a FF and the difference, new, is $600 not $1000.


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Aug 02, 2018 14:58 |  #10

Pigpen101 wrote in post #18675809 (external link)
Also, I've read a lot about people saying not to upgrade to the 6DII, the first version is better.

I agree but if 50% of the time is going to be used for video, DPAF and the flip/touch screen (yes, the 80D has those as well) is indispensable.


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Aug 02, 2018 15:02 |  #11

gossamer88 wrote in post #18675812 (external link)
I agree but if 50% of the time is going to be used for video, DPAF and the flip/touch screen (yes, the 80D has those as well) is indispensable.

I could see where that would make a difference for most people, luckily I never shoot video so I never have to pay attention to the video specs. Makes my decision making a little easier.




  
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Aug 02, 2018 15:13 |  #12

If you're happy to use the 80D for basically all your video, I'd do 6D and 80D.


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Aug 02, 2018 15:48 |  #13

Im leaning towards waiting for a good deal on the 6D II. I really dont want to bring two bodies, if I did get the 80d, I feel like I would use the 80d as my general travel camera, which is fine. But then my 6D would be neglected.


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Aug 02, 2018 15:50 as a reply to  @ Pigpen101's post |  #14

The 6D is an excellent camera. If I never got into video, I wouldn't even look at other gear. But once I made my first video I was hooked and now video is a requirement.


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Aug 02, 2018 17:00 |  #15

gossamer88 wrote in post #18675810 (external link)
Not really. The 6D2 is a FF and the difference, new, is $600 not $1000.

I already have the 6D. I have all the video/LV/DPAF features of the 6D2 in my 80D. For those of us who already own 80D & 6D, the 6D2 does not come close to being worth a $600 upgrade. I looked at when it came out. It offers nothing I don't already own.

Almost forgot. Full frame has nothing to do with video/LV/DPAF.




  
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