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Re: on the verge of buying, just need some final moral support
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2013, 02:07:18 PM »
You can't go wrong with FF. 6D is a GREAT camera if you plan to shoot center AF point. IQ will be cleaner @ higher ISO. BUY IT from an authorized dealer. Don't try to save few hundred bucks and buy from unknown seller.
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Re: on the verge of buying, just need some final moral support
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2013, 02:07:18 PM »

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Re: on the verge of buying, just need some final moral support
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2013, 02:13:32 PM »
(though if sony had a FF i would be v interested in that , shame)
Sony does have a FF camera ... Sony a99 Full-Frame DSLR

sorry i meant pentax!!

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Re: on the verge of buying, just need some final moral support
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2013, 02:36:24 PM »
(though if sony had a FF i would be v interested in that , shame)
Sony does have a FF camera ... Sony a99 Full-Frame DSLR

sorry i meant pentax!!
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Re: on the verge of buying, just need some final moral support
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2013, 02:59:01 PM »
Jimmy!, I just went to FF after a couple nice crop bodies.  It was also a lot of funds for me...lost a bit of sleep and had some buyers remorse,...until I looked at some of its images.  There is just something about a FF image!  I have no regrets,..have fun!

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Re: on the verge of buying, just need some final moral support
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2013, 03:46:25 PM »
It's sometimes hard to read about the 6D, because it's kind of the 'little brother' to the 5D3, but that doesn't change the fact that it's a fantastic camera.

The 6D is my first full frame camera since moving to digital, and although it's subjective, it feels great to be back.


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Re: on the verge of buying, just need some final moral support
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2013, 04:21:48 PM »
Not really to hijack this thread too badly, but thought I'd ask a somewhat related question.

What's the opinion of buying the 6D as a second camera to the 5D3?  For wedding or other shoots when you really need to have a backup camera? 6D or get an older used 5D2?

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Single card slot on 6D is a bummer if you like that extra insurance of dual slots. I guess as a second body 6D should be ok given the wifi capabilities, though I have no idea how fast this would be as an instant backup.

More interesting is the ability to control the second 6D body with a different vantage point via smartphone apps remotely.
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Re: on the verge of buying, just need some final moral support
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2013, 04:27:30 PM »
Determine what you want. Then buy it. Do you want a 1DX? I do. So I am saving up for it. If you want a 6D, buy it. If you want a better camera, buy that. It's just a matter of too much choice. If Canon only made three cameras, it would be so much simpler.  Sounds like you are going to buy the 6D, and maybe later you can get a 5d when they are closing them out. In this day of sensors, and no more film, it's only the lenses that hold their value, sadly.

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Re: on the verge of buying, just need some final moral support
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2013, 05:05:32 PM »
Stop thinking! Just buy!

If you think you start wondering if it is better to invest for the future.  ;D
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Re: on the verge of buying, just need some final moral support
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2013, 05:41:40 PM »
Hi, I've been waiting to get a FF for a while now, and I'm pretty sure I'm going with the 6d....
JJJ it sounds like you have done your research. It's almost inconceivable that you would be disappointed with a 6D. Personally I'd be picking it up with the 24-105 f/4is. Then start adding lenses as your shooting style evolves and as your finances reasonably allow.

An assistant I work with recently bought some nice lenses from a guy who bought a 5D3 and around $25k worth of L glass. He was totally out of reality and in fact rarely uses the camera, and then only with the 24-70 f/2.8II.  All I'm saying is start with a simple setup and build as needs or creative urge requires.

In my business I have never bought lenses that I thought may be useful...Over time I've built a very handy collection but only bought when a project or new client had specific needs that needed certain lenses.

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Re: on the verge of buying, just need some final moral support
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2013, 05:53:37 PM »
If you are seeing the 6d as an investment then i would probably recommend getting the cheapest camera and putting the rest of the money in stocks. :) The 6D will most likely go cheaper. I see it resting around 1500 in the next 6 months.

On the other hand, if you value image quality and memories then i would recommend getting the best camera to help you take the best photo that you can reasonably afford.

You can't go back in time to retake the photo but you can always make more money.






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Re: on the verge of buying, just need some final moral support
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2013, 06:19:26 PM »
I wouldn't worry too much about a body, all Canon FF bodies are very good.  Its lenses where your investment will be, and you will or should plan on spending much more on lenses than on a camera body.
A good lens and 6D are far better than a cheap lens and 5D MK III that have the same total cost.
Get a 6D and 24-105mmL and you will have a lens to last for several bodies, for example.  Then build on your lens collection with a wide aperture prime, and a telephoto zoom as you can afford to.  A macro lens is another nice thing, but it can wait.

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Re: on the verge of buying, just need some final moral support
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2013, 06:21:06 PM »
i usually only use single point focus. 

Just keep in mind that the 5DIII has many focus points that can be chosen to use as "single point focus" and the 6D, in comparison, only has a few.

If you only use the center point for your pictures, then disregard. I'd probably choose the 6D then.
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Re: on the verge of buying, just need some final moral support
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2013, 06:45:37 PM »
the 5d3 doesnt seem too far away in price, but i cant really justify getting it! lol

Ok, so here's the thing about trying to justify gear purchase.  Just don't do it.  Instead, pick any feature of a piece of gear and arbitrarily define that feature as a necessity for a particular near-term purpose... after a few days or weeks you will start to integrate that thought into your conscious and subconscious mind and, voila, you no longer need to "justify" anything because it's a necessity.  I have plenty of gear I rarely use but I don't regret a single purchase because they were and are necessities.  Most recently it was necessary that I purchase a 5D3 and 24-70mm f/2.8 II.  And so I did.  I now have a 5D2 and a 7D that I rarely use but I'm glad to have them because they are necessary.  When the 7D2 comes along I will buy that too.  And my 5D2 will be the backup for the 5D3 and the 7D will be the backup for the 7D2.  See, it's awesome.  Enjoy.

Edit... I'm kidding.  Kind of.
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Re: on the verge of buying, just need some final moral support
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Re: on the verge of buying, just need some final moral support
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2013, 06:47:34 PM »
(though if sony had a FF i would be v interested in that , shame)
Sony does have a FF camera ... Sony a99 Full-Frame DSLR

sorry i meant pentax!!

I don't want to get you even more torn out, but it seems that Pentax have confirm that they plan to make a FF camera.
Source: http://photorumors.com/2013/02/03/pentax-confirms-their-full-frame-dslr-camera-plans-again/
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Re: on the verge of buying, just need some final moral support
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2013, 06:51:50 PM »
If you can afford it, get the 5D3.  If not, get the 6D and start shooting!
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Re: on the verge of buying, just need some final moral support
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