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Thread started 18 Sep 2012 (Tuesday) 09:12
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POLL: "Which would you rather, 6D or a 5D2 ?"
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I do not own a full frame: 5D2
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I alreaedy own a full frame: 6D
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I already own a full frame: 5D2
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Poll: 6D or 5D2

 
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Sep 18, 2012 09:12 |  #1

Which would you rather? A 6D or a 5D2?

I am undecided right now. I do not see any big compelling reason to get the 6D over a 5D2.

EDIT1: The poll should read: I already own (or do not own) a full frame. but I would rather purchase: 60D over 5D2 (or 5D2 over a 6D).



EDIT2: Ugggh... I can not edit the poll to correct that typo :oops:


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Sep 18, 2012 09:19 |  #2

The 6D turned me off, particularly - 1/4000 max shutter speed, SD card only and the button layout.

I like the wireless & GPS functionality but if I were to buy another body it would be 5DII or III.


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Sep 18, 2012 09:22 |  #3

Isn't it too early to say? All we have is a press release and a few carefully chosen samples. In any case I already have a MkII and won't be upgrading but for those that are in the market I would advise to wait and see what it pans out to be.


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Sep 18, 2012 09:24 |  #4

6D, better autofocus system. Wireless liveview ability. Higher ISOs.
I do not see any compelling reason to get the 5D2 over a 6D. ;)


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Sep 18, 2012 10:09 |  #5

Mike wrote in post #15008545 (external link)
The 6D turned me off, particularly - 1/4000 max shutter speed, SD card only and the button layout.

I like the wireless & GPS functionality but if I were to buy another body it would be 5DII or III.

I agree however, the Espresso maker that Canon has planned to incorporate in their 6D ii really interests me.

Actually, I think that the 6D will be a big seller to the many photographers who cannot seem to get decent quality from their 1.6x crop cameras and expect an epiphany in their shooting after switching to full frame.

After all, EVERYONE KNOWS that switching to full frame will immediately transform a photographer's images from the boring and mundane to the exciting and creative:rolleyes:


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Sep 18, 2012 10:11 |  #6

Mornnb wrote in post #15008575 (external link)
6D, better autofocus system. Wireless liveview ability. Higher ISOs.
I do not see any compelling reason to get the 5D2 over a 6D. ;)

Price? For $2100 I might as well as spend $700 more and get 5dmk3 with its kick ass AF.


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Sep 18, 2012 10:12 |  #7

3 things set me off from buying the 6D and hopefully they change these issues...

1. Flash sync is 1/180! LOL
2. 1/4000 max shutter.
3. SD? imo if your shooting with a FF i would fully expect to be using CF. Plus i have tons of fast high copacity CF's and i dont want to throw them in the tube for SD cards.


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Sep 18, 2012 10:13 |  #8

Definitely the 5d2 for me. The $900 difference is not worth buying the 6D. Plus, I'd really miss the joystick.




  
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Sep 18, 2012 10:16 |  #9

bobbyz wrote in post #15008804 (external link)
Price? For $2100 I might as well as spend $700 more and get 5dmk3 with its kick ass AF.

ditto. Maybe if 6D is priced at $1500 then it's a viable option. At the rate 5d3 is going these days, 6D at $2.1k is not really a good deal. Imagine how much the 5D3 will cost by December.... probably hovering around $2.5k, and makes it only $400 more expensive than the underwhelming 6D.


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Sep 18, 2012 10:19 |  #10

bobbyz wrote in post #15008804 (external link)
Price? For $2100 I might as well as spend $700 more and get 5dmk3 with its kick ass AF.

Your making the assumption that $2100 will be the final price. Look at the 5DMkIII, comes out at $3500, milks the wallets of the early adopters and fanboyz and within months falls 20% to a more reasonable $2800. Same thing will happen to the 6D. It will come out at $2100, milk all those too impatient to wait then within 6 months fall 20% to $1700, a much more reasonable price.


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Sep 18, 2012 10:23 |  #11

gjl711 wrote in post #15008846 (external link)
Your making the assumption that $2100 will be the final price. Look at the 5DMkIII, comes out at $3500, milks the wallets of the early adopters and fanboyz and within months falls 20% to a more reasonable $2800. Same thing will happen to the 6D. It will come out at $2100, milk all those too impatient to wait then within 6 months fall 20% to $1700, a much more reasonable price.

Sure but by that logic, by then 5dmk2 will be $1100 or so why not that.:)


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Sep 18, 2012 10:27 |  #12

bobbyz wrote in post #15008861 (external link)
Sure but by that logic, by then 5dmk2 will be $1100 or so why not that.:)

The MkII is no longer new. Totally different thing once the cream has been skimmed from the market. When a new camera comes out there are many who just cant wait and are willing to pay hundreds extra just for the few months of use before the camera falls to where it should be. The curve does not extend forever though. But your point is valid, the price of the MkII will continue to drop month by month just like the 5D classic which you can pick up now for $600 and I've seen some even less. A year or two down the road the 5Dc will be even less as will the MkII and MkIII.


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Sep 18, 2012 10:37 |  #13

Hah! One person already voted that they own a 6D... That should tell you something about polls in general.

All we can do now is compare specifications, wait for the camera to come out and for people to try it out and report on it.

At this point we don't know if the 6D's AF system is actually better than 5D2 (11 AF points vs 9 plus 6 assist points)... It appears only the center point is the dual-axis/cross type and the rest are single axis type... That's a step down from 40D, 50D, 60D, T4i and same as 5D2.

Or if the build quality is better (what's the shutter rating on 6D. It's 150K on 5D2)...

And we don't know how image quality compares (resolution is about the same and both are 14 bit). You can set higher ISO on the 6D, but that doesn't mean it's usable.

1/200 flash sync of 5D2 isn't all that different than 1/180 on the 6D.

I rarely use 1/8000, but it's nice to know it's there if needed.

I don't need more and fancier Scene Modes.

I do like that 6D allows for more than just 3 bracketed shots... 5 or 7 are possible.

Interchangeable focus screens... that means it doesn't have the active mateix/transmissive LCD focus screen of the 7D, 5D3, 1DX... That means no "grid on demand" in the viewfinder. It also means it won't have some of the new focus modes.

I'm glad it doesn't have a built in flash (helps keep it smaller, and might improve sealing against dust, moisture).

I don't care for the fact that 6D uses SD memory, don't need built-in WiFi and have no use what-so-ever for GPS built into my camera.

I wish it had an articulated LCD screen, 60D/T3i style.

Canon's goal apparently was to built a smaller, lighter full frame model that it could offer in the sub-$2000 price range (I know the initial price is $2100, but I be that will settle to under $2K within a year). 6D looks like a good effort. We'll have to see how it compares, once it's available.

At this point, I have no plans to replace my 5D2.


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Sep 18, 2012 10:41 |  #14

amfoto1 wrote in post #15008944 (external link)
Hah! One person already voted that they own a 6D... That should tell you something about polls in general.

No...one person voted that they own a Full Frame camera and that they would buy a 6D...which tells you something about people who comment in polls...;) :p


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Sep 18, 2012 10:42 |  #15

As I already have a 7D and a 5D Mk2 I will not be buying another one


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