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Re: 5D2 / 5D3 / 6D Which one do you use for weddings ?
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2013, 03:40:26 PM »
Would putting money into a 24-70 f2.8 or 70-200 f2.8 be of more value than moving from a 6D to 5D3 in the context of shooting weddings?  I have only taken photos at weddings as a backup to a pro and I relied a lot on flash so I don't know if 2.8 would be a significant gain to a wedding photographer other than bokeh.

In my opinion, yes. You can never have too much light at a wedding reception, plus clients love the look of f/2.8 and larger aperture images.

Of course, it all depends on your shooting style, too. I go for the high-end wedding photography look, but if you just do shoot 'n burns for cheap clients then you can get away with a 24-105.

I use flash almost the entire wedding day but most of the time it is off camera. Having the 6D lets me shoot at higher ISOs to both blend flash with ambient light (and avoid the dark cave look) as well as save flash batteries -- I usually go the entire wedding day without changing a single battery.

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« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2013, 03:40:26 PM »

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Re: 5D2 / 5D3 / 6D Which one do you use for weddings ?
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2013, 04:18:24 PM »
5D3 is the hands down winner.  AF is superb.  Not only does this make the AF shortcomings of the 5D2 a distant memory in general, but the servo AF tracking quality and plethora of options makes getting all of the those moving moments, even in sub-optimal light, a breeze.

I've been through the 40D, 5D2 and 5D3.  I would go up to ISO 1600 on the 5D3 but alway cringed when I neede to.  Rarely went to 3200, only when there was absolutely no other way to get the shot.  On the 5D3, I routinely go up to ISO 6400 without a second thought.  Is there noise?  Of course.  But it cleans up nicely in LR and can't really be seen at all in images of normal viewing size.


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Re: 5D2 / 5D3 / 6D Which one do you use for weddings ?
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2013, 04:46:05 PM »
I also have the same question, but the one thing that hasn't really been addressed so far is the price difference. As of a couple of days ago, you can find a 6d body for less than $1600 while the 5dmkiii is still just under $3000. That's almost half the price. Is the autofocus worth that nearly $1500 jump or would that money be better spent in say a 24-70? (I have a 550D that is starting to showing it's age)

Where is the 5Dmkiii selling for under $3000?

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« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2013, 04:58:37 PM »
I also have the same question, but the one thing that hasn't really been addressed so far is the price difference. As of a couple of days ago, you can find a 6d body for less than $1600 while the 5dmkiii is still just under $3000. That's almost half the price. Is the autofocus worth that nearly $1500 jump or would that money be better spent in say a 24-70? (I have a 550D that is starting to showing it's age)


Where is the 5Dmkiii selling for under $3000?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=151070124973&item=151070124973&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466

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Re: 5D2 / 5D3 / 6D Which one do you use for weddings ?
« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2013, 05:10:40 PM »
Where is the 5Dmkiii selling for under $3000?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=151070124973&item=151070124973&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466

Canon authorized USA dealer, new with warranty


So they are splitting up kits and selling the body and lens separately.  That seems a little odd.  Has anyone purchased from these guys and had warranty work approved by Canon?  I would be hesitant that there would be some type of technicality with the warranty since they are not selling the "kit" as expected by Canon.

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Re: 5D2 / 5D3 / 6D Which one do you use for weddings ?
« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2013, 05:41:42 PM »
I would just do with what I have until I exhausted the camera's capabilities.

Then I would move on, it will take another month or so to understand the new camera. 

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Re: 5D2 / 5D3 / 6D Which one do you use for weddings ?
« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2013, 05:54:28 PM »
Where is the 5Dmkiii selling for under $3000?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=151070124973&item=151070124973&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466

Canon authorized USA dealer, new with warranty


So they are splitting up kits and selling the body and lens separately.  That seems a little odd.  Has anyone purchased from these guys and had warranty work approved by Canon?  I would be hesitant that there would be some type of technicality with the warranty since they are not selling the "kit" as expected by Canon.


I haven't purchased from them per se, but I have purchased from another seller who also resells partial kits (PMI Digital). Both are listed on Canon's website as authorized dealers and so long as you have the original receipt, there is no detriment to purchasing such items. As far as warranty is concerned, Canon doesn't care if you have the original box or not; for all they know, you could have purchased the whole kit and simply sold off the lens or body, and Canon would have made a profit nonetheless.

Trying to return or exchange equipment without the box/whole kit is a different story, for obvious reasons...
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Re: 5D2 / 5D3 / 6D Which one do you use for weddings ?
« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2013, 05:54:28 PM »

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Re: 5D2 / 5D3 / 6D Which one do you use for weddings ?
« Reply #37 on: June 28, 2013, 06:53:10 PM »

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Where is the 5Dmkiii selling for under $3000?
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If you don't mind factory refurbished..... directly from Canon for $2799.21

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Re: 5D2 / 5D3 / 6D Which one do you use for weddings ?
« Reply #38 on: June 28, 2013, 06:54:04 PM »
Sounds like me, don't care for video, no plastic bodies and I don't go above ISO400 - so, for everything, including weddings, it's still a 1DsMk3 and 1DMkIV. 24-70 on the Ds and 16-35 on the D. 70-200 II in a pouch carried by my assistant. All external lighting, carried by assistants, fired for PW TT1 and TT5s.

If you want no plastic and reliability, go get a used 1D/Ds camera - the AF is great in low light, even with the 24-70/2.8L on...

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Re: 5D2 / 5D3 / 6D Which one do you use for weddings ?
« Reply #39 on: June 28, 2013, 08:53:41 PM »
I also have the same question, but the one thing that hasn't really been addressed so far is the price difference. As of a couple of days ago, you can find a 6d body for less than $1600 while the 5dmkiii is still just under $3000. That's almost half the price. Is the autofocus worth that nearly $1500 jump or would that money be better spent in say a 24-70? (I have a 550D that is starting to showing it's age)


Where is the 5Dmkiii selling for under $3000?


Here is one example http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221116170557&item=221116170557&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466
I also don't mind refurbs, which are also down to $2800 right now

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Re: 5D2 / 5D3 / 6D Which one do you use for weddings ?
« Reply #40 on: June 28, 2013, 10:50:07 PM »
Firstly, i'm not sure about the 6D at 12800iso vs the 5ds..i've never actually shot that high for a paid gig.
Especially for weddings, i don't think any couple would want photos taken at iso12800 with any camera to be used as an official photo.
To me, the high ISO is just a bonus for times when you need it for general shooting and personal use..i wouldn't use it for an official photo of any sorts. Personally, i try not to go above 1600 if i can help it.

I would go for faster and better glass IMO….there is a difference between a good 2.8 zoom vs an F4 one besides just the aperture…there's alot more to it than that.

My favourite combo for almost anything…the 5D3 with the 24-70mk2

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« Reply #40 on: June 28, 2013, 10:50:07 PM »