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Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII

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bseitz234:

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--- Quote from: TWI by Dustin Abbott on February 08, 2013, 02:12:31 PM ---Many of you know that I recently acquired a Canon 6D, and I have been asked by multiple posters both in the forum and by email to give my reasons why I made the decision I did.  I have wasted far too much time doing just that today  ;D

Here is the link to my website where I shared my findings:  http://www.dustinabbott.net/2013/02/why-i-chose-a-canon-eos-6d-over-a-5d-mkiii/

Also, if any of you are interested in adapting old M42 lens to the new 6D, here are my findings with my little kit of vintage glass:  http://www.dustinabbott.net/2013/02/the-new-canon-eos-6d-and-classic-m42-lens/

Disclaimer:  I have no intention of starting a flame war.  I believe that the 5D MK3 is overall the better camera and I intend to upgrade my MK2 to a MK3 down the road.  I came to the conclusions that I share for myself and felt those conclusions and hands on experiences might help others making a similar type decision.


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Who are you?

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Ummm, Dustin Abbott :)  No one more or less famous...

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google must be hard for some, huh?

TWI by Dustin Abbott:

--- Quote from: bseitz234 on June 10, 2013, 02:35:56 PM ---
--- Quote from: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 10, 2013, 01:37:04 PM ---
--- Quote from: leGreve on June 10, 2013, 01:34:22 PM ---
--- Quote from: TWI by Dustin Abbott on February 08, 2013, 02:12:31 PM ---Many of you know that I recently acquired a Canon 6D, and I have been asked by multiple posters both in the forum and by email to give my reasons why I made the decision I did.  I have wasted far too much time doing just that today  ;D

Here is the link to my website where I shared my findings:  http://www.dustinabbott.net/2013/02/why-i-chose-a-canon-eos-6d-over-a-5d-mkiii/

Also, if any of you are interested in adapting old M42 lens to the new 6D, here are my findings with my little kit of vintage glass:  http://www.dustinabbott.net/2013/02/the-new-canon-eos-6d-and-classic-m42-lens/

Disclaimer:  I have no intention of starting a flame war.  I believe that the 5D MK3 is overall the better camera and I intend to upgrade my MK2 to a MK3 down the road.  I came to the conclusions that I share for myself and felt those conclusions and hands on experiences might help others making a similar type decision.


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Who are you?

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Ummm, Dustin Abbott :)  No one more or less famous...

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google must be hard for some, huh?

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Well, in all fairness, I am in the "reputation building" stage, so I can understand some confusion.  That being said, I am the top returns for the name in a typical Google search.

Shield:
For me, the choice for the 5d3 is pretty simple.
The CF card allows write speeds fast enough for raw 1920x1080 video.
The 6d has a moire / aliasing issue in video mode.
If I ever shot weddings I'd be too nervous not having dual slots.
6fps *does* make a difference shooting sports.  So does the 5d3's larger buffer - I get 30 shots @ 6FPS with a 1000x card.
Little extra resolution can't hurt, and the 5d3's AF system is just ridiculously good.

Having said all that, I really like the 6d.  If I didn't have kids in sports or care about video, I'd sell the 5d3 and get a 6d.

TWI by Dustin Abbott:

--- Quote from: Shield on August 26, 2013, 02:40:37 PM ---For me, the choice for the 5d3 is pretty simple.
The CF card allows write speeds fast enough for raw 1920x1080 video.
The 6d has a moire / aliasing issue in video mode.
If I ever shot weddings I'd be too nervous not having dual slots.
6fps *does* make a difference shooting sports.  So does the 5d3's larger buffer - I get 30 shots @ 6FPS with a 1000x card.
Little extra resolution can't hurt, and the 5d3's AF system is just ridiculously good.

Having said all that, I really like the 6d.  If I didn't have kids in sports or care about video, I'd sell the 5d3 and get a 6d.

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That's a pretty fair assessment.  I think it really boils down to one's shooting style/priorities.

CarlTN:

--- Quote from: TWI by Dustin Abbott on August 26, 2013, 05:00:13 PM ---
--- Quote from: Shield on August 26, 2013, 02:40:37 PM ---For me, the choice for the 5d3 is pretty simple.
The CF card allows write speeds fast enough for raw 1920x1080 video.
The 6d has a moire / aliasing issue in video mode.
If I ever shot weddings I'd be too nervous not having dual slots.
6fps *does* make a difference shooting sports.  So does the 5d3's larger buffer - I get 30 shots @ 6FPS with a 1000x card.
Little extra resolution can't hurt, and the 5d3's AF system is just ridiculously good.

Having said all that, I really like the 6d.  If I didn't have kids in sports or care about video, I'd sell the 5d3 and get a 6d.

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That's a pretty fair assessment.  I think it really boils down to one's shooting style/priorities.

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Agreed, however, regarding video and the aliasing issue.  It's possible ML could help alleviate some of it, if there is ever a RAW video hack for the 6D.  Regarding the autofocus...the 6D's works well enough in good light, even for sports.  Obviously you pay more for the 5D3's AF sensor and its fast processing.  Regarding the 6 fps vs. 4.5....that's an extra 1.5 frames per second.  Not much difference...the real advantage here is obviously the buffer (as was mentioned), and the ability to use those pricey 1000x CF cards.  Fps differences are more noticeable when you jump to 8 or 10 fps...or 12+.

Regarding "extra resolution"...at higher ISO there is no real advantage here, because the 6D's luminance noise (or lack thereof) absolutely murders the 5D3's.  Above ISO 12,800 or so, yes the 5D3 has slightly less chrominance noise...but this noise is still high on both cameras.  Given my own experience editing the RAW files of the 5D2, 5D3, 1DX, and 6D....the 6D has the least luminance noise of all of them below ISO 12,800 or so.  And luminance noise is what truly robs "detail resolution"...since at these boosted ISO levels, color resolution is already very compromised on all digital sensors (even on "Nikon's").  Fortunately reducing chrominance noise seems to destroy the least amount of detail, such as with Lightroom and Photoshop...at least up to a certain point. 

Canon didn't make the 6D to compete with the 5D3, though...so there really should not be any difficulty choosing between the two.  They are clearly meant for different photo/video work, and the one that costs more to produce, and more oriented for pro use, is priced accordingly. 

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