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Re: 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2013, 01:45:15 AM »
As someone who uses two bodies I would say get another 5DIII. Sounds like you can afford it and it will be less of a headache in the long run. Luckily both 7D and my 5D II are similar enough ergonomically that switching isn't too weird. 
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« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2013, 03:16:36 AM »
great thread.  I'm considering a second body as well and I really want to have an identical camera but I think the 6d will do considering how much I'm NOT making from photography/video lately! (1st world problems...sheesh)
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Re: 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2013, 03:23:15 AM »
It's easy ... get another 5D3.

That is what I wanted to do initially but then I just didn't want to put too much money in a second body, so I got a 6D. I primarily use the 6D with the standard / WA lenses while the 5D3 is used mostly at the tele end. The difference in the interface was initially a bother but I got used to it and have no problems shooting with both cameras side by side now.

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Re: 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2013, 05:22:45 AM »
It's easy ... get another 5D3.

That is what I wanted to do initially but then I just didn't want to put too much money in a second body, so I got a 6D. I primarily use the 6D with the standard / WA lenses while the 5D3 is used mostly at the tele end. The difference in the interface was initially a bother but I got used to it and have no problems shooting with both cameras side by side now.

Cheers ... J.R.

Ah yes that makes sense. Keep the center AF point on the 6D with WA lens as the depth of field is larger and then use the 5D with the superior outer AF with tele lenses that need more precise AF control.
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« Reply #34 on: June 14, 2013, 08:57:31 AM »
Wow, I was surprised to see so many people recommending a second MkIII. My vote would be for some variation if you're going to have two cams. I know you seemed set on no crop, but I love that having a full frame and 1.6x virtually doubles my lens choices, which is pretty cool. Whenever you find yourself in a dark situation that requires that little boost in low light performance, just shoot on the 5D.

As you can see, I do not own any flash. I shoot alot indoor, therefore FF + prime lenses are very important to me. The smallest aperture in my lenses is f2.8.
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Re: 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« Reply #35 on: June 14, 2013, 09:03:51 AM »
It's easy ... get another 5D3.

That is what I wanted to do initially but then I just didn't want to put too much money in a second body, so I got a 6D. I primarily use the 6D with the standard / WA lenses while the 5D3 is used mostly at the tele end. The difference in the interface was initially a bother but I got used to it and have no problems shooting with both cameras side by side now.

Cheers ... J.R.

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Do you have any problem/issue shooting 6D with 50 f1.4 & 135L, AF center point?

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Re: 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2013, 09:42:01 AM »
Another 5D3 will just add to the muscle memory your probably built already. To me it's seemless to work with them as a pair.

All I need is BigValueInc sale, 5D III for $2500 :)

Yes, that was a very good price!

Unless you have a critical need for a second body now, I'd hold off and wait for this winter.  Hopefully, prices will drop to that level again, or at least close to it.  You could always get the 400 or 200-400 first.  With those big lenses, no one will realize a second body dangling off the end of it!   ;D

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Re: 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« Reply #37 on: June 14, 2013, 09:58:45 AM »
Another 5D3 will just add to the muscle memory your probably built already. To me it's seemless to work with them as a pair.

All I need is BigValueInc sale, 5D III for $2500 :)

Yes, that was a very good price!

Unless you have a critical need for a second body now, I'd hold off and wait for this winter.  Hopefully, prices will drop to that level again, or at least close to it.  You could always get the 400 or 200-400 first.  With those big lenses, no one will realize a second body dangling off the end of it!   ;D
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Re: 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« Reply #38 on: June 14, 2013, 10:15:40 AM »

Unless you have a critical need for a second body now, I'd hold off and wait for this winter.  Hopefully, prices will drop to that level again, or at least close to it.  You could always get the 400 or 200-400 first.  With those big lenses, no one will realize a second body dangling off the end of it!   ;D

For everydays shooting, I'm good with one body. For my daughter school events + others activities, I feel I missing alot of close-up shots for not having 2nd body.

For exp. my 4yrs daughter will graduate from pre-school next fri ;D. All students will be singing and dancing etc....having 2nd body for these moments is very handy.

I don't want to pay another $3200 for a camera that don't use much - hate that >:(

It's nice to have another 5D III though - this camera is just PERFECT for my needs. Will see :-\ :-\ :-\
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Re: 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« Reply #39 on: June 14, 2013, 10:20:05 AM »

Unless you have a critical need for a second body now, I'd hold off and wait for this winter.  Hopefully, prices will drop to that level again, or at least close to it.  You could always get the 400 or 200-400 first.  With those big lenses, no one will realize a second body dangling off the end of it!   ;D

For everydays shooting, I'm good with one body. For my daughter school events + others activities, I feel I missing alot of close-up shots for not having 2nd body.

For exp. my 4yrs daughter will graduate from pre-school next fri ;D. All students will be singing and dancing etc....having 2nd body for these moments is very handy.

I don't want to pay another $3200 for a camera that don't use much - hate that >:(

It's nice to have another 5D III though - this camera is just PERFECT for my needs. Will see :-\ :-\ :-\
Having kids to photograph and wishing to not miss anything makes this wholly different.
I would definitely get a second 5D3.

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Re: 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« Reply #40 on: June 14, 2013, 10:33:17 AM »
Unless you have a critical need for a second body now, I'd hold off and wait for this winter.  Hopefully, prices will drop to that level again, or at least close to it.  You could always get the 400 or 200-400 first.  With those big lenses, no one will realize a second body dangling off the end of it!   ;D

For everydays shooting, I'm good with one body. For my daughter school events + others activities, I feel I missing alot of close-up shots for not having 2nd body.

For exp. my 4yrs daughter will graduate from pre-school next fri ;D. All students will be singing and dancing etc....having 2nd body for these moments is very handy.

I don't want to pay another $3200 for a camera that don't use much - hate that >:(

It's nice to have another 5D III though - this camera is just PERFECT for my needs. Will see :-\ :-\ :-\

Congratulations!  My oldest just had a kindergarten show for the parents and my youngest had a little one at the preschool.  Fun times!

I switched lenses a few times -- it was a hassle, but it was ok.  If I knew I'd have to switch lenses a lot, then I'd borrow a friend's 7D and use two cameras.  Neither of us shoot enough to justify two bodies, but borrowing between friends is much easier than renting.

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Re: 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« Reply #41 on: June 14, 2013, 10:58:06 AM »
Another 5D3 will just add to the muscle memory your probably built already. To me it's seemless to work with them as a pair.

All I need is BigValueInc sale, 5D III for $2500 :)

I'm sure that sale will come around again near December. Just don't hesitate too much.  ;)

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« Reply #42 on: June 14, 2013, 11:29:20 AM »
It's easy ... get another 5D3.

That is what I wanted to do initially but then I just didn't want to put too much money in a second body, so I got a 6D. I primarily use the 6D with the standard / WA lenses while the 5D3 is used mostly at the tele end. The difference in the interface was initially a bother but I got used to it and have no problems shooting with both cameras side by side now.

Cheers ... J.R.

JR,
Do you have any problem/issue shooting 6D with 50 f1.4 & 135L, AF center point?

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TBH, shooting very wide open apertures with the 6D is a challenge. There is almost no DOF to play with and as usual, focus recompose sucks big time.

After getting the 24-70 II, I find myself leaving the 50mm f/1.4 at home. It has become a extreme special lens now and is used only where I want extremely thin DOF. For such shots, I prefer to change lenses on the 5D3 rather than shoot with the 6D.

If push comes to shove, I mount the 6D and the 50mm on a tripod and use LV - I hate to use the 6D as a P&S sometimes but what can one do, the outer focus points of the 6D are just not upto it in low light.

I'd say go for another 5D3 if your budget allows.

Cheers ... J.R.
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« Reply #43 on: June 14, 2013, 11:30:31 AM »

As you can see, I do not own any flash. I shoot alot indoor, therefore FF + prime lenses are very important to me. The smallest aperture in my lenses is f2.8.

You don't know what you are missing  ;)
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« Reply #44 on: June 14, 2013, 11:32:23 AM »
Another 5D3 will just add to the muscle memory your probably built already. To me it's seemless to work with them as a pair.

All I need is BigValueInc sale, 5D III for $2500 :)

I'm sure that sale will come around again near December. Just don't hesitate too much.  ;)

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