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Photographers who have used the 5D3 and 6D- which do you prefer ?

 
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Apr 23, 2013 13:18 |  #1

The Canon 5D3 (also the 5D2) are fine cameras, durable capable of great photo's.

The new Canon 6D is the newest full frame .

I've often wondered which camera body, photographers who have experience with both the 5D3 and the 6D ....prefer and why ?

Also how does the 5D2 compare to the 5D3 and the 6D ?




  
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Apr 23, 2013 17:55 |  #2

I just had an opportunity to use both the 5D3 and the 6D in the studio. I was all set to go with a 5D3 before this. Now I'm going with the 6D. Once I got over my "gotta have the 5D3-itis" and stopped looking down my nose at the 6D I realized that the 6D does everything I need. It also felt really good in my hands. And with the price difference I can pick up another lens, which is always a good thing.


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Apr 23, 2013 18:06 |  #3

In this case, less could be more,


However, I went with the 5D3 because of my actual need of the insane AF system. :)

but that 6D has a few bells and whistles the 5D does not have as well. Figure which are more important to you, and include the $$ in the equation.


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Apr 23, 2013 20:26 |  #4

The 5d2 is a great camera, but has its flaws. The 6d has those same flaws, and is also a great camera I would expect.

Anyway, if you don't need the AF improvements in the 5d3 then saving money makes sense. I needed those, so got a 5d3


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Apr 23, 2013 20:40 |  #5

timbop wrote in post #15860317 (external link)
The 5d2 is a great camera, but has its flaws. The 6d has those same flaws, and IMHO not having the back wheel would be really annoying. I shoot manual and spinning the wheel is better for quickly adjusting the shutter speed rather than having to press the button n times.

Anyway, if you don't need the AF improvements in the 5d3 then saving money makes sense. I needed those, so got a 5d3

The 6D has a rear wheel. Just like the 7D, 60D, 5D, 5D2, 5D3, 1Dx and a bunch of others.




  
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Apr 23, 2013 20:40 |  #6

I love the 5d3 focus system!!!


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Apr 23, 2013 21:15 |  #7

Tommy1957 wrote in post #15860371 (external link)
The 6D has a rear wheel. Just like the 7D, 60D, 5D, 5D2, 5D3, 1Dx and a bunch of others.

The 6D is missing the "joystick" and uses an 8-way multi-controller in the center of the rear wheel instead.

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In it's 60D review, Dpreview said it preferred the joystick to the control pad.

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Apr 23, 2013 21:55 |  #8

Funny, the joystick reserved for "High end" models. It was introduced on the lowly 20D. I'd definitely rank the 6D higher than the 20D.


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Apr 23, 2013 22:00 |  #9

Tommy1957 wrote in post #15860371 (external link)
The 6D has a rear wheel. Just like the 7D, 60D, 5D, 5D2, 5D3, 1Dx and a bunch of others.

yeah, I had a brain fart right there....


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Apr 23, 2013 22:07 |  #10

msowsun wrote in post #15860477 (external link)
The 6D is missing the "joystick" and uses an 8-way multi-controller in the center of the rear wheel instead.

In it's 60D review, Dpreview said it preferred the joystick to the control pad.

Good for DPReview, but their experience doesn't mirror mine.

As a current 60D owner, former 40D owner, and future 6D owner, both the pad the the stick work just as well as each other in my experience - I can quickly get to my chosen AF point either way.

And, unlike the stick, the pad is positioned so that it's equally reachable in portrait orientation when you have a battery grip on.




  
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Apr 23, 2013 22:18 |  #11

Obviously it is a personal preference thing but I also like the stick a lot better than the pad.




  
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Apr 23, 2013 22:40 |  #12

dalto wrote in post #15860669 (external link)
Obviously it is a personal preference thing but I also like the stick a lot better than the pad.

I've used a 40D (with stick) since the 40D came out. I rented a 6D over Christmas and was suprised how much I liked the pad -- preferred it actually. Wasn't expecting that. Personally no decision on upgrading as yet.




  
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Apr 23, 2013 23:06 |  #13

I have a 60D - no joystick. I've gotten used to that system. I also have a 5D - with joystick. Personally, I'd rather hit the button and spin the front dial. I can't seem to master the joystick control. Admittedly, I don't try too hard. The button/wheel combination is fast, for me.




  
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Apr 23, 2013 23:11 |  #14

I like the size and weight of the 6D more. But I own a 5DIII because of the AF and better weather sealing, both of which were important reasons for my upgrading. As for joystick vs 8-way pad, IMO it is just a matter of getting used to it.


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Apr 23, 2013 23:32 as a reply to  @ Sirrith's post |  #15

I can take or leave the joystick. Personally I prefer using the command dial (by the shutter button) for selecting AF points.

The AF system and the 100% coverage view finder were the real tough things for me to let go with the 5D3. But for my needs and situation they're just not worth the cost increase. And after shooting in the studio using the 6D with an iPad and the remote app I'm pretty much hooked and not willing to spend even more to get that ability with the 5D3.


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