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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #45 on: January 24, 2013, 04:56:13 AM »
This might be of interest.


It is, as a beautiful example of building a website with zero editorial content but with some php/sql knowledge - and then letting users generate some background noise in the comment section.

The big failure here is that there's no evaluation on how important the spec differences are - but "objective" comparisons like that make manufacturers juggle with specs to either position a camera above the external competition or under the internal competition (Canon 5d3).

If you want to read some less obvious (positive) facts about the 6d, read this: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=11309.30

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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #45 on: January 24, 2013, 04:56:13 AM »

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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #46 on: January 24, 2013, 02:27:40 PM »
the more annoying thing about snapsort is sometimes they flat out get the specs wrong.

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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #47 on: January 24, 2013, 02:38:11 PM »
The 6D is a slightly-microwaved 5D2 and re-served to us canonites for the next 4 years.  ;D
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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #48 on: January 24, 2013, 07:31:22 PM »
3. The 5D2's AF is NOT BAD AT ALL for those who know what they are doing.

if YOU knew what your saying you would not make such a simple statement.

the 5D MK2 AF is BAD compared to the MK3 AF for anything that needs tracking... period.


it has absolutely nothing to do with "those who know what they are doing".
those who know what they are doing, will have a way higher number of keepers with the 5D MK3 tracking.

a F1 driver, no matter how good, can not compete with a ford bronco on a F1 racetrack.

I think it all depends on where you want to use it.  For sports, 5D2 won't have much keepers.  Maybe for the good photographers, around 1 out of 5.  For stills, 5D2 is great already.  Having said that, I'd still take 6D.  The difference in price isn't much.

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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #49 on: January 24, 2013, 08:40:38 PM »
5D2 > 6D better VF

Is that true?  Does anyone else feel that the 5D2 viewfinder is better than that of the 6D?  If the 5D2 viewfinder is better, what exactly is better about it?  I have a 5D2 but not a 6D and haven't had a chance to handle a 6D.  Thanks in advance.

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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #50 on: January 24, 2013, 08:42:29 PM »
3. The 5D2's AF is NOT BAD AT ALL for those who know what they are doing.

if YOU knew what your saying you would not make such a simple statement.

the 5D MK2 AF is BAD compared to the MK3 AF for anything that needs tracking... period.


it has absolutely nothing to do with "those who know what they are doing".
those who know what they are doing, will have a way higher number of keepers with the 5D MK3 tracking.

a F1 driver, no matter how good, can not compete with a ford bronco on a F1 racetrack.

I think it all depends on where you want to use it.  For sports, 5D2 won't have much keepers.  Maybe for the good photographers, around 1 out of 5.  For stills, 5D2 is great already.  Having said that, I'd still take 6D.  The difference in price isn't much.

+1 It's easily more appealing than a 5D mark II for most purposes, especially indoor photography.
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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #51 on: January 24, 2013, 08:47:58 PM »
5D2 > 6D better VF

Is that true?  Does anyone else feel that the 5D2 viewfinder is better than that of the 6D?  If the 5D2 viewfinder is better, what exactly is better about it?  I have a 5D2 but not a 6D and haven't had a chance to handle a 6D.  Thanks in advance.

In my experience the 5D2 viewfinder is slightly darker, not that big of a deal in broad daylight. But you'll definitely notice the 6D's viewfinder is brighter in low light situations. I can't see the difference between 98% or 97%, it feels just the same.
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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #52 on: January 24, 2013, 08:50:16 PM »
5D2 > 6D better VF

Is that true?  Does anyone else feel that the 5D2 viewfinder is better than that of the 6D?  If the 5D2 viewfinder is better, what exactly is better about it?  I have a 5D2 but not a 6D and haven't had a chance to handle a 6D.  Thanks in advance.

In my experience the 5D2 viewfinder is slightly darker, not that big of a deal in broad daylight. But you'll definitely notice the 6D's viewfinder is brighter in low light situations. I can't see the difference between 98% or 97%, it feels just the same.
Thanks!  Slightly brighter in low light would be better for me.

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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #53 on: January 24, 2013, 09:10:58 PM »
The 6D is a slightly-microwaved 5D2 and re-served to us canonites for the next 4 years.  ;D

+2/3

6D does have MINOR IQ improvements over the average 5D2:

- base ISO FPN is improved
- hi ISO is noticeably superior
- center AF point is better in low light
- love that quiet shutter
- intro price isn't horrid

BUT - the midtone fixed pattern noise I found on my 5D2 is still present, if reduced, on the 6D I tested - a minor but there it is, possible issue.

There's likely a few points in the 5D2's favor, like build quality, but I'll leave those to someone who likes the 5d2 to state.

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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #54 on: January 24, 2013, 09:36:17 PM »
5D2 > 6D better VF

Is that true?  Does anyone else feel that the 5D2 viewfinder is better than that of the 6D?  If the 5D2 viewfinder is better, what exactly is better about it?  I have a 5D2 but not a 6D and haven't had a chance to handle a 6D.  Thanks in advance.

In my experience the 5D2 viewfinder is slightly darker, not that big of a deal in broad daylight. But you'll definitely notice the 6D's viewfinder is brighter in low light situations. I can't see the difference between 98% or 97%, it feels just the same.
Thanks!  Slightly brighter in low light would be better for me.

I felt the 98% on the 5Dmk2 slightly brighter than the 97% of the 6D
not as big as a difference as a 100% vs either is though

I would think an EG-S screen would make the 5Dmk2 and 6D pretty much on par though
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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #55 on: January 24, 2013, 10:59:33 PM »
I'm not going to bother reading past posts in this thread There is only one aspect how the 6D beats the 5D3. And here's how you come by that…

You buy a 6D when you always wanted a 5D3. You convince yourself you 'saved' money. (I've always had a hard time with the notion of saving while spending)


I've got nothing against the 6D personally, I'm actually in that 'other 6D' thread camp where you are wondering which camera would make a better backup body to the 5D3... the 6D or the 5D2.

the discussion is the 6D vs the 5Dmk2 not the mk3
anyone that thinks the 6D is better than the mk3 is kidding themselves
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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #56 on: January 25, 2013, 12:25:15 AM »

5. You can't beat a 5D2 with 24-105 kit for $2299. IT WAS A STEAL... THANKS AMAZON!!!!!
6. The money saved allowed me to justify a 70-200L IS II.


Actually you can: http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/01/deal-canon-eos-6d-bundles-at-bh-photo/
6D for $2499 (With no tax which Amazon does have in my state and 2% =$49.98 in B&H rewards and another 2% from my credit card company)
But please hook me up with your link for a $100-200 70-200 2.8L ISII because that's a steal!

Also: for those saying CF>SD and it will cost a fortune for new cards have you looked up prices for SD online lately?  One quick search and $59.95 for a 64GB sandisk extreme (about 2,500 RAWs) from B&H with 45mb/s so if you can afford a Canon Full frame in any flavor I'd say you can afford a few SD's  ???

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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #56 on: January 25, 2013, 12:25:15 AM »