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jblake

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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« Reply #45 on: April 29, 2014, 01:14:58 PM »
One of the major issues is I live in Canada and it is my understanding that anything that is ordered from B&H and shipped to Canada does not have a warranty because the warranty is only valid on products bought from and shipped to the US. I cannot find any locations in Canada that offer the Bill Me Later option and it is not even available when buying from B&H and having shipped to Canada.

I did not know you lived in Canada. I confirmed with PayPal that the Bill me Later service is available only to US residents, sorry.

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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« Reply #45 on: April 29, 2014, 01:14:58 PM »

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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« Reply #46 on: April 29, 2014, 02:08:54 PM »
No worries, I think this was the first I mentioned being in Canada :)

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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« Reply #47 on: April 29, 2014, 04:55:55 PM »
Any Canon DSLR will work.

If your 6D should break down, you will be pleased to have and you will do just fine with any of the cameras mentioned.


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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« Reply #48 on: April 29, 2014, 09:37:09 PM »
Hey everyone,

I am new to the forum and this is my first post here. Up until this year I have mainly shot family portrait sessions but this year I decided I wanted to start second shooting weddings. I shot one a week or so back and had a blast and I have quite a few more scheduled now for this year for that photographer. I want to purchase a backup body for my 6D but I am unsure of what to purchase. Any advice appreciated :

Most wedding pros seem to use the 5D3 (or so I am told, and so I gather).  Given this, a better scenario would be to use the 6D as a backup to the 5D3, or else for "second shooter" usage.  That said, I am not a wedding pro, and so I don't ever know what the hell I'm talking about!

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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« Reply #49 on: April 30, 2014, 12:02:50 AM »
You can pick up a refurbished 6D body for $1291 from Canon right now… what are you waiting for?
You beat me to it! http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/cameras/refurbished-eos-digital-slr-cameras/eos-6d-body-refurbished
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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« Reply #50 on: April 30, 2014, 03:17:20 AM »
* Full-frame such as 6D for way better ISO.

No doubt, but it also has a shallower dof (given the same framing). That's why I don't mind having a 60d crop backup: with my ff 6d and two models - I'm doing a log of pet/person shots - it usually requires ~f11 to have both eyes in focus even if I attempt thin dof posing. For run and gun shots on a wedding, you might also not be able to use open aperture and thin dof unless your're a real photog wiz.

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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« Reply #50 on: April 30, 2014, 03:17:20 AM »