I think you should have a goo look at the 6D anyway. There's nothing wrong with the build. I have a 5D3 myself, I played around with the 6D the other day at the store and it felt solid in my view.
April 24, 2014, 01:39:33 PM
Topic: Tempted to upgrade my 7D to a 5D2 to open up wider indoor shots (Read 2235 times)
I wouldn't call the 5DII an "upgrade" over the 7D. IMO the 7D is a better "camera" in most ways, excluding IQ. But that's obviously a biggie. They are really very different cameras so expect trade offs. I like having both.
7D | 5DII | EOS-3 | Nikon F3 | Mamiya 645 Pro-TL
I used a 7D for a couple of years. Interested in going FF I purchased a used 5DII and planned on keeping the 7D for wildlife and as a back-up body. I sold it 2 months after purchasing the 5DII as I never enjoyed shooting with it again after shooting FF. Hopefuly I'll be able to upgrade to a 5DIII in the next year or two.
Has anyone upgraded directly from the 7D to the 5D2? How does it do in terms of low-light performance? Is it worth the jump?I've made that upgrade and low-light ISO and IQ in general is much better. It sounds like you desire the wider field of view you'll get, so the main other thing you may miss is a good spread of AF points. Controls are somewhat different to the 7D (which is better in that regard) but not really enough to be a major concern. Personally I did later sell both and get a 5D3, but only because I also shoot a bit of action type stuff, for portrait style photography I think the 5D2 is much better than the 7D especially in low light.
As Hobby Shooter said I wouldn't dismiss the 6D without trying it. I haven't myself but assume being a later camera the menus and controls are closer to a 7D. I don't know what real-world performance / noise is like but the 6D goes to higher ISO as well. Not sure how it compares to a 5D3 but my 5D3 is noticably better at high ISO than a 5D2.