Personally I'd sell the 24-105L and buy an X-T1 kit based on your needs. Otherwise, the 6D should serve you just fine.
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rantercsr wrote in post #16874054
i'm in the same boat...
buying refurbished $1600 vs $2800..
i'm afraid of buying the 6d and then walking around wondering if i should have just gone all the way..
but still $1200 difference is an additional new lens.. or nice used L lens
With their current refurb sale i got the 6D for $1397 shipped after tax. so deduct 200 from that 1600 for a new lens OR go get a refurb kit from BH/Adorama for $2100
How is that a troll? Don't let the Canon fanboy-ism mentality tell you that Canon can't be outdone. Read some blogs/test about 6D vs D600/D800 and it comes down to personal preference.
gjl711 wrote in post #16874854
No trolling, but if starting from scratch, why not look at the whole field. But as it turned out, the OP is not starting from scratch so the point is moot.
+1 especially considering they offer better sizes/weight tradeoffs
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gjl711 is no troll. He had a valid point.
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What are the other two lenses you have? Maybe between the replacement 24-105 and your other two, there may be no need for another lens...this might invalidate the 6D + Lens suggestion.
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I have both Nikon and Canon systems, but the Pentax k-3 is a nice backpacking camera. It's a crop sensor, but small/packable, and has robust weather sealing (arguably the best of the main stream dslr's). I'm involved with the outdoors quite heavily, and the majority of my hiking/climbing buddies that are into photography shoot with the older k5 or k7. Their results are quite remarkable as well. Could just be a coincidence or peer influence.They also bring their cameras out in weather I wouldn't consider doing, and have not had a failure yet.
OP, I think what you said was exactly what you need to do. If money is not an issue, go hold each camera, get a feel for them, and study the controls of each. Buy the one that fits you best. There are differences between the 2 cameras but for your uses the differences may not matter. What does matter is how the camera feels in your hands and how the controls work for you. After checking them both out, if you still are undecided I would say buy the 6D. I have never held a 6D so I can't really make comparisons but everything I have read says it is a great camera.
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I chose the 6D and I bought a nice fast prime with the saving. I had a T4i (650D) before buy my 6D and I have no complains about the autofocus. I have tested and MFA my lens to my body.