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6d or 5d mark 2 ?

 
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Mar 24, 2016 20:11 |  #1

Hello everyone. I want to move up to the full frame camera's and can't make up my mind on which one. So i was wondering which one and why would you choose.


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Mar 24, 2016 20:26 |  #2

Can't comment on the 5DII as I have never even used one. I have the 6D, also very difficult to compare as the only other camera I've had is the 70D. Both the 70D & 6D seem to be very good quality sensors' wise. With all that said, it seems most people will recommend the 6D over even the 5DIII for some instances, unless you need the ruggedness of the 5D series. The 6D does extremely well in low light and the camera is not that big or heavy.




  
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Mar 24, 2016 22:13 |  #3

to generalize the 6d is considered to have better pic iq than even the 5d3 which already is better than the 5d2. Outside of price considerations I dont see why anyone would choose the 5d2 over a 6d. The 6d is a 5d2 with better high iso and pic quality and most importantly no banding. However the 5d3 does have a great af system which both the 5d2 and 6d are severly limited in. I think this summarizes the main differences between these 3 models.


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Mar 24, 2016 22:37 as a reply to  @ elitejp's post |  #4

Thanks for the input.


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Mar 25, 2016 09:31 |  #5

I used both for over a year.

5d2
- better control and feel
- more solid built
- cheaper

6d
- better high iso performance
- gps and wifi are handy features
- lcd screen is better, which will make you think your image is better, but its not


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Mar 25, 2016 10:06 |  #6

Mostly going to use it for portraits , landscapes and product photography. I have the 7dm2 for wildlife and birds. The 60d is now on the west coast with my son so i was looking to step up to a full frame camera.


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Mar 25, 2016 11:04 |  #7

lonerider519 wrote in post #17948075 (external link)
Mostly going to use it for portraits , landscapes and product photography. I have the 7dm2 for wildlife and birds. The 60d is now on the west coast with my son so i was looking to step up to a full frame camera.

For that sort of photography it's the 6D ...no doubt at all.


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Mar 25, 2016 18:49 as a reply to  @ don1163's post |  #8

Thanks for the input it makes the decision a little easier.


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Mar 25, 2016 19:52 |  #9

Had the 5D Mk1 and have used the 5DMk2 s well as the 6D.
Unless you can get a 5D2 VERY much cheaper then it has got to be the 6D. The 5D2 is nicer to handle but that's it - the 6D is better in all other respects - except for banging in nails, then you nee a 1DS3!


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Mar 26, 2016 02:32 |  #10

My 6d is great. It doesn't get used as much as my 5dIII now that I have it because of theAF, dual cards, and bigger LCD. I'd probably pay $500 tops for a used 5dII in stellar condition. If someone wanted more than that I'd go for the 6D, which should be below $1k by now. I paid $1,500 for mine.


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Mar 26, 2016 12:18 |  #11

6d is better (af,dr,iso) and low price. I have 2 after 5d. Sometimes think about update for 5d3 for great autofocus.


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Mar 26, 2016 12:20 |  #12

Definitely go with a 6D. The new features of the 6D are worth a couple extra bucks. If you can get a 5d2 for ~$6-700 it might be worth it. A used 6D is going for $900+


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Mar 26, 2016 14:01 |  #13

If you are considering used, might as well consider refurbished. Check with Canon periodically and they have it for $1,099, last time I saw it somewhere(it might have been Canon's website) for $999. You get full warranty if bought refurbished from Canon.




  
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Mar 26, 2016 21:13 |  #14

Both great cameras, owned them both and was pleasantly surprised by the 6D, it did seem the 5D is a much better build. You can't go wrong either camera but Id sway towards a newer 6D




  
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Mar 27, 2016 22:47 |  #15

Well i think i am going to go with the 6d. to me it seems to have everything i want and the price is right.


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