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lots of 6D's for sale why?

 
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Aug 23, 2013 08:00 |  #1

Just my observation but it seems like allot of Canon 6D DSLR’s have come up for sale in the for sale section (it’s been quite noticeable) Wonder why? It’s really kind of new. The reason I noticed this is because I purchased a few items and sold a few items. I decided to forgo the 6D and get a good deal on a used 5D Mark II because I need 1/8000 VS the 6D’s 1/4000 shutter speed. I know many say you just don’t need it but I find myself needing this simple shutter function/ability all the time. Having had first Canon DSLR D30 and everyone since I decided it was time for a full frame experience. So far I am absolutely blown away at the ISO performance of the 5D Mark II it’s outstanding and usable! Plus my 50MM is 50MM once again (rejoice “L” lenses) and that’s alone is worth the price of admission.

I wound up paying $1400 for the 5D Mark II that has only 8340 actuations and a warranty until 2015 figured I could not go wrong at that price. What do you think?:confused:

Guess the question remains what would you have done? Gotten the latest and greatest 6D or a good used 5D Mark II?




  
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Aug 23, 2013 08:05 |  #2

I would pick the 5DMII every time. I said the 1/4000 max of the 6D was a deal breaker for me in another thread and I meant it. I don't care for the layout of the back of the camera either.


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Aug 23, 2013 08:12 |  #3

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I would pick the 5DMII every time. I said the 1/4000 max of the 6D was a deal breaker for me in another thread and I meant it. I don't care for the layout of the back of the camera either.

Yea I agree as well.....;)




  
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Aug 23, 2013 08:12 |  #4

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I wound up paying $1400 for the 5D Mark II that has only 8340 actuations and a warranty until 2015 figured I could not go wrong at that price. What do you think?:confused:

Guess the question remains what would you have done? Gotten the latest and greatest 6D or a good used 5D Mark II?

I would have gone 6D. More comfortable IMO, has a better sensor, has less or none of the banding issues of the 5DII, has better weather sealing, and has better AF.

I hardly ever use 1/8000 on my 5DIII, so it would not even be a consideration.


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Aug 23, 2013 08:20 |  #5

1/4000th min shutterspeed is kind of annoying, but looking though my lightroom catalog, I only have a handful of shots at 1/8000th, and most of those were test shots. If you shoot a lot of silhouettes in late or early sunlight at f/1.4 it's a very important feature to be able to go to 1/8000th, but I'm ok with stopping down a bit for those times.
The 6D's slightly improved dynamic range might even compensate it if you simply overexpose by 1 stop.

Otherwise, there's a lot to like about the 6D. The WIFI is VERY nice to use in tabletop / studio / strobist settings, it's light, SD cards are cheaper and not that far behind on speed. The high ISO performance seems very good compared to the 5DII.

I was initially very disappointed with the 6D's specs, but meanwhile it made it to my shortlist.


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Aug 23, 2013 08:26 |  #6

6d over 5dmkii everytime. Silent shutter, way better AF, seriously it can focus where your eyes can"t even see, better high iso, better color and sharpness, wifi, better overall ergonomics, both ends MA adjust for room lenses. It is a clear step-up over 5dmkii IMO.


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Aug 23, 2013 08:32 |  #7

Canon had a fantastic printer rebate promo with the 6D kit last few months. It was like a 6D, 24-105L, printer paper and a huge Canon pro printer for $2k after rebate. I sold the new 6D and kept everything else. It was the cheapest way to aquire a new 24-105 lens with warranty plus a free pro printer....


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Aug 23, 2013 08:58 |  #8

I'm not sure what the OP is talking about because there is only 1 6D on the first two pages of the sell forum, but IF there were, it would be from people buying the equipment thinking it will make them the next Ansel Adams and the discouragement they feel when realization hits them that it's not just the camera.


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Aug 23, 2013 08:58 |  #9

ejhc11 wrote in post #16233093 (external link)
Canon had a fantastic printer rebate promo with the 6D kit last few months. It was like a 6D, 24-105L, printer paper and a huge Canon pro printer for $2k after rebate. I sold the new 6D and kept everything else. It was the cheapest way to aquire a new 24-105 lens with warranty plus a free pro printer....

That's a darn good idea...That was the Canon Pro 100 printer yea? They had a rebate on that printer of $399 final cost was $99.00 still not a bad deal I just don't like the whole gift card thing.




  
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Aug 23, 2013 09:15 |  #10

I'm just shocked that on the canon refurb page the 6d is less than the 5dm2. Personally I can't see people paying more for the 5dm2. Not a knock on either camera.


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Aug 23, 2013 09:21 as a reply to  @ Gaarryy's post |  #11

You can still get the $99 printer at B&H through September.


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Aug 23, 2013 09:33 |  #12

ejhc11 wrote in post #16233093 (external link)
Canon had a fantastic printer rebate promo with the 6D kit last few months. It was like a 6D, 24-105L, printer paper and a huge Canon pro printer for $2k after rebate. I sold the new 6D and kept everything else. It was the cheapest way to aquire a new 24-105 lens with warranty plus a free pro printer....

This is the correct answer. On the flip side there are a lot of 24-105 lenses from people who bought the kit and are keeping the 6D.


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Aug 23, 2013 09:58 |  #13

Gaarryy wrote in post #16233191 (external link)
I'm just shocked that on the canon refurb page the 6d is less than the 5dm2. Personally I can't see people paying more for the 5dm2. Not a knock on either camera.

I think Canon knows the market well and they know people like me would prefer the 5D MK II because of a handful of limiting functions on the 6D.




  
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Aug 23, 2013 10:03 |  #14

BigJilm wrote in post #16233197 (external link)
You can still get the $99 printer at B&H through September.


Cool thanks for the heads up is that printer any good? What about ink prices that was why I stopped I had the Epson but sold it off it was cheaper to send stuff off to the lab.




  
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Aug 23, 2013 10:13 |  #15

Thorrulz wrote in post #16233015 (external link)
I would pick the 5DMII every time. I said the 1/4000 max of the 6D was a deal breaker for me in another thread and I meant it. I don't care for the layout of the back of the camera either.

The ISO on the 6D is a good one stop better. And wifi is actually useful. Plus it's the lightest full frame DSLR money can buy.
Also 1/8000 is a non-issue as you have ISO 50. Something the 5D2 can not do.


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