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Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« Reply #135 on: December 11, 2013, 02:27:18 AM »
Love the fact that the dSLR's these days are so awesome (And that even entry level and pro-sumer level cameras perform so well)  that people can spend page after page debating which one is a split hair better.   :D :D :D

Nobody said you had to read any of this...

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Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« Reply #135 on: December 11, 2013, 02:27:18 AM »

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Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« Reply #136 on: December 11, 2013, 08:02:31 AM »
I would have swapped the 5d III for a 7D, but, to each his own...
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Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« Reply #137 on: December 11, 2013, 08:41:02 AM »
Love the fact that the dSLR's these days are so awesome (And that even entry level and pro-sumer level cameras perform so well)  that people can spend page after page debating which one is a split hair better.   :D :D :D

Nobody said you had to read any of this...

I was not picking on anyone here.  Just commenting how we live at an exciting time for camera tech.  These cameras are truly awesome and it is great that spirited discussions like this are able to happen when comparing one great camera to another. 

In other words... What the hell is your problem?
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Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« Reply #138 on: December 11, 2013, 04:40:12 PM »
I upgraded to FF earlier this year.  It was between 6D plus some nice glass or 5D3 and live with existing glass.  I went with the 5D3 and have been very happy with it.  But I know I also would have been happy with a 6D and a lens or two.  It does seem that you get what you pay for with most Canon bodies and lenses.

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Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« Reply #139 on: December 11, 2013, 04:45:58 PM »
I upgraded to FF earlier this year.  It was between 6D plus some nice glass or 5D3 and live with existing glass.  I went with the 5D3 and have been very happy with it.  But I know I also would have been happy with a 6D and a lens or two.  It does seem that you get what you pay for with most Canon bodies and lenses.

Agreed. The problem a lot of times for people is that we have a tendency to judge the values of things based on our own subset of needs/desires.

I loved my 5D3 but felt like I could get away with using the 6D and refilling the fund a bit more. So far so good.

@ Canon1 - Yes, we have reached a point where we have many awesome products to choose from. However, there are still major differentiating factors with each that are better tailored for different uses. So I wouldn't necessarily say we are splitting hairs on which one is better than the other. Rather, I would say that many of us here are merely conversing about what each has to offer and how they respectively better fits our individuals needs.

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Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« Reply #140 on: December 11, 2013, 04:50:21 PM »
BTW, was fortunate enough to have another paid gig land on my lap for this Friday. Will be the second pro outing with the 6D. This one should be a bit more dynamic as there will be more festivities and varying shooting scenarios. Fingers crossed in hopes that I won't encounter any situations where I miss the old cam too much. More to come....

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Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« Reply #141 on: December 11, 2013, 05:37:04 PM »
So over the Thanksgiving weekend, I finally gathered the nerve to just let go of my 5D3 as I was offered a fair price for it. That, in conjunction with the deal for the 6D at $1400 pushed me into pulling the trigger on the swap out. Done and done.

Some things I'm struggling with, some not so much. Either way, I think the decision was the right one for me (for now).

Wondering if anyone else has given the same move some thought.

John,
I have an opposite offer. I have four friends(high school buds, now wedding pro). One of them offered me his 5 months old 1D X - purchased from BH, still under Canon warranty, 87,000ish clicks - for $4700 cash.

I still have few more days to think about this before he puts it on CL ::) ::) ::)

If I wasn't thinking about the Canon 600mm....uhmmmmmm

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Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« Reply #141 on: December 11, 2013, 05:37:04 PM »

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Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« Reply #142 on: December 12, 2013, 04:06:36 AM »
So over the Thanksgiving weekend, I finally gathered the nerve to just let go of my 5D3 as I was offered a fair price for it. That, in conjunction with the deal for the 6D at $1400 pushed me into pulling the trigger on the swap out. Done and done.

Some things I'm struggling with, some not so much. Either way, I think the decision was the right one for me (for now).

Wondering if anyone else has given the same move some thought.

John,
I have an opposite offer. I have four friends(high school buds, now wedding pro). One of them offered me his 5 months old 1D X - purchased from BH, still under Canon warranty, 87,000ish clicks - for $4700 cash.

I still have few more days to think about this before he puts it on CL ::) ::) ::)

If I wasn't thinking about the Canon 600mm....uhmmmmmm

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Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« Reply #143 on: December 12, 2013, 11:11:37 AM »
Had a 5D Mark III for most of this year, but had to sell it for some unforseen medical expenses.  I've been using my old T3i for some time, but greatly missed the full frame.  With all the holiday sales going on, I bought a 6D with a 24-70 mark ii.  It will be in on Monday, so I'll be interested in seeing how much of the features from the 5D I'll miss.  Will post an update soon :)

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Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« Reply #144 on: December 12, 2013, 12:01:43 PM »
So over the Thanksgiving weekend, I finally gathered the nerve to just let go of my 5D3 as I was offered a fair price for it. That, in conjunction with the deal for the 6D at $1400 pushed me into pulling the trigger on the swap out. Done and done.

Some things I'm struggling with, some not so much. Either way, I think the decision was the right one for me (for now).

Wondering if anyone else has given the same move some thought.

John,
I have an opposite offer. I have four friends(high school buds, now wedding pro). One of them offered me his 5 months old 1D X - purchased from BH, still under Canon warranty, 87,000ish clicks - for $4700 cash.

I still have few more days to think about this before he puts it on CL ::) ::) ::)

If I wasn't thinking about the Canon 600mm....uhmmmmmm

LOL, this guy. Quite the luxury to have such choices to make. My question is, are you shooting enough stuff from distance that would make the 600 earn it's keep? I say hold onto the money and then we can have a conversation in 1-2 years about our new ff bodies that cost an arm and a leg.  ;D

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Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« Reply #145 on: December 12, 2013, 12:08:47 PM »
Had a 5D Mark III for most of this year, but had to sell it for some unforseen medical expenses.  I've been using my old T3i for some time, but greatly missed the full frame.  With all the holiday sales going on, I bought a 6D with a 24-70 mark ii.  It will be in on Monday, so I'll be interested in seeing how much of the features from the 5D I'll miss.  Will post an update soon :)

Just depends on what you shoot and what your habits are. My hunch is that you'll probably be quite pleased if you are okay with the AF system difference (which using the rebel for a while should soften the shock of  ;D).

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Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« Reply #146 on: December 12, 2013, 12:17:49 PM »
I cannont comment on the 5DMKIII but I do have the 7D and I find the 6D strenghs far out weight any weaknesses.
I use mine mainly to shoot landscape (stills I never shoot video on DSLRs) and regardless of bright sun light, darkened woodland, sunrise / sunset etc. it produces great shots with accurate colours & sharp in the right places depending on lens & aperture etc. The quality over the 7D is truely evident (I will keep my 7D for sports & wildlife) and I dont feel second class to 5DMKIII owners its about the photgraphs you produce from your tools.
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Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« Reply #147 on: December 12, 2013, 02:21:04 PM »
So over the Thanksgiving weekend, I finally gathered the nerve to just let go of my 5D3 as I was offered a fair price for it. That, in conjunction with the deal for the 6D at $1400 pushed me into pulling the trigger on the swap out. Done and done.

Some things I'm struggling with, some not so much. Either way, I think the decision was the right one for me (for now).

Wondering if anyone else has given the same move some thought.

John,
I have an opposite offer. I have four friends(high school buds, now wedding pro). One of them offered me his 5 months old 1D X - purchased from BH, still under Canon warranty, 87,000ish clicks - for $4700 cash.

I still have few more days to think about this before he puts it on CL ::) ::) ::)

If I wasn't thinking about the Canon 600mm....uhmmmmmm

LOL, this guy. Quite the luxury to have such choices to make. My question is, are you shooting enough stuff from distance that would make the 600 earn it's keep? I say hold onto the money and then we can have a conversation in 1-2 years about our new ff bodies that cost an arm and a leg.  ;D

The cost renting this lens is $200-$300 each time. If you go out and shoot 5-6 times a year, I think owning the lens is a better option. Bodies will come and go away ;)





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Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« Reply #147 on: December 12, 2013, 02:21:04 PM »

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Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« Reply #148 on: December 12, 2013, 02:53:16 PM »
So over the Thanksgiving weekend, I finally gathered the nerve to just let go of my 5D3 as I was offered a fair price for it. That, in conjunction with the deal for the 6D at $1400 pushed me into pulling the trigger on the swap out. Done and done.

Some things I'm struggling with, some not so much. Either way, I think the decision was the right one for me (for now).

Wondering if anyone else has given the same move some thought.

John,
I have an opposite offer. I have four friends(high school buds, now wedding pro). One of them offered me his 5 months old 1D X - purchased from BH, still under Canon warranty, 87,000ish clicks - for $4700 cash.

I still have few more days to think about this before he puts it on CL ::) ::) ::)

If I wasn't thinking about the Canon 600mm....uhmmmmmm

LOL, this guy. Quite the luxury to have such choices to make. My question is, are you shooting enough stuff from distance that would make the 600 earn it's keep? I say hold onto the money and then we can have a conversation in 1-2 years about our new ff bodies that cost an arm and a leg.  ;D

The cost renting this lens is $200-$300 each time. If you go out and shoot 5-6 times a year, I think owning the lens is a better option. Bodies will come and go away ;)

True. Pretty good price on the body though.

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Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« Reply #149 on: December 12, 2013, 04:04:54 PM »
I too believe that since you have 5D3 cameras you should proceed with the 600mm 4L IS II first. Glass before body especially since you own the second best. Now if you just had a Rebel that would be a totally different matter...

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Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« Reply #149 on: December 12, 2013, 04:04:54 PM »