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Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« on: January 04, 2013, 11:30:26 AM »
This isn't a question I'm paticularly interested in, but I am intrigued by the articles that say that a new "entry level" FF camera is potentially "better" than camera legendary for its IQ- the 5D MkII. Thoughts?


And yes, I know that better is kinda an open-ended, question, but I meant for it to be that way.
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Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« on: January 04, 2013, 11:30:26 AM »

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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013, 11:45:03 AM »
The 6D is miles better , 5DII is 2008 technology to put it short.

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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2013, 12:25:03 PM »
This isn't a question I'm paticularly interested in, but I am intrigued by the articles that say that a new "entry level" FF camera is potentially "better" than camera legendary for its IQ- the 5D MkII. Thoughts?


And yes, I know that better is kinda an open-ended, question, but I meant for it to be that way.

I'm not saying IQ, but OVERALL, the 6D is better IMO.
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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013, 12:32:30 PM »
5DII is 2008 technology to put it short.

And yet, as a stills camera it produces the same IQ as the 5D3 in almost all situations....

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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2013, 12:38:06 PM »
5DII is 2008 technology to put it short.

And yet, as a stills camera it produces the same IQ as the 5D3 in almost all situations....

As has been beaten to death on this forum, IQ is not the whole camera.  The 5D3 is also leagues better in AF speed than the 6D.  The 5D3 has more and better features.  The 5D2 nearly matched the 1Ds3 in IQ, yet the 1Ds3 retailed at beginning at 7999 while the 5D2 retailed around half that or less.  None of the 3 have bad IQ, in fact, they're all superb.  My point is that features matter to some, and not to others.  Your statement is correct, but it's not surprising nor really all that important.

Personally I'd have a tough time deciding between the 5D2 and 6D. 
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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2013, 12:50:13 PM »
/\ me too. 5dII is cheaper...... used even more so, and IM poor, so, I will prob end up 5dII. how much worse is a 5dII focusing than my 60D, center low light is prob the same, moving subject the 5dII is prob worse, i would assume? any input for me I would love!
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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2013, 12:52:30 PM »
/\ me too. 5dII is cheaper...... used even more so, and IM poor, so, I will prob end up 5dII. how much worse is a 5dII focusing than my 60D, center low light is prob the same, moving subject the 5dII is prob worse, i would assume? any input for me I would love!

I owned a 5D2.  It was great and center point was just fine for me.  I think it's a great camera for IQ.
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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 #7 on: January 04, 2013, 01:02:19 PM »
/\ me too. 5dII is cheaper...... used even more so, and IM poor, so, I will prob end up 5dII. how much worse is a 5dII focusing than my 60D, center low light is prob the same, moving subject the 5dII is prob worse, i would assume? any input for me I would love!

If they are both new, isn't the shutter life on the 5D2 150K versus 100K for the 6D? In theory that's 50% more use....

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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2013, 01:04:20 PM »
for me, as a 5D Mark II owner, the 6D is unappealing for the simple fact that I can't use any of my CF cards in it.  if I figure out the cost differential of purchasing a 6D+all new memory, versus upgrading to a 5D Mark III for me, it's much closer to a wash than one would expect.  if I were coming from a rebel and had a bunch of SD cards, I'd get the 6D over the 5DII, easy.

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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2013, 01:09:04 PM »
Oh no...not this topic again!!!  ;D
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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2013, 01:11:53 PM »
This topic and comparison is like Friday the 13th sequels ....you keep killin' off Jason, and he keeps comin' back! :o
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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2013, 01:21:44 PM »
I think the 6D is better for some things and 5D better for others. If high ISO, wi-fi and GPS are not important to you, just choose the 5D. I just bought one used for 1000$ with 6000 actuations. It would have cost me 2200$ with taxes for a new 6D. The decision was not difficult at all since I shoot often below 2.8 so the max shutter of 1/8000 will be handy. But I think the image quality of the 6D is a tiny bit better but not much, especially at low ISO.

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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2013, 01:26:27 PM »
Also, with lenses like 85 1.2 and 70-200 2.8, i think the 6D is too tiny to offer a nice balance with these kind of lenses.

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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 #13 on: January 04, 2013, 01:31:13 PM »
I just sold my 5D2 and replaced it with a 6D last month. I can without hesitation say that the 6D is hands down a better camera than the 5D2 in every way except price.

It's smaller, lighter, has silent shutter, useable 12800 ISO, better controls (lack of joystick aside), similar or better build quality, similar or better image quality at low ISO, far superior image quality at high ISO, superior AF performance (especially the center point in low light) and the list goes on.

I would never go back to a 5D2. I would, however, go up to a 5D3  :P


EDIT: Oh, and I forgot to mention the Wi-fi and GPS. Two features I don't really care about but they are actually pretty awesome if you plan on using them!

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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2013, 01:43:48 PM »
This isn't a question I'm paticularly interested in, but I am intrigued by the articles that say that a new "entry level" FF camera is potentially "better" than camera legendary for its IQ- the 5D MkII. Thoughts?


And yes, I know that better is kinda an open-ended, question, but I meant for it to be that way.

As a 5dII owner, there are some improved and different features on the 6D. I do not own a 6D at this time.

Picture quality is about/essentially the same, based on reviews.

There are minor differences in shutter speed, projected shutter life, flash sync and probably more. If that stuff is important to you, then research it.

One shot focusing with the 5DII using anything but the center point was hit and miss for me. If the 6D is better just in that regard, I'd say choose the 6D.

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Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2013, 01:43:48 PM »