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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2014, 06:21:42 PM »
I have 2 flashes. I have a 430exII and a 580ex. If I were to get a crop sensor camera just for now until I can save up for another 6d what should I get then? 40d,50d,60d? Is the 60d much better than either the 40d or 50d? Just sorta want something that will get the job done if by chance my 6d decides to break on me (doubtful).

The 50D is a good choice if you want something cheap and durable. The reason I recommended the 60D is because it is a similar size/button configuration to the 6D, which should make it easy to switch to should you have to use your backup.

If you'd like to use your flashes off camera more, I'd recommend selling both of them and picking up a set of 600EX-RTs. Expensive, but paired with a 6D you can take some gorgeous event photos... I was stunned with the ease of use and fantastic images I got the first time I shot a wedding after selling my 430EXs and bought 3 600EXs,
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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2014, 06:27:41 PM »
In terms of image quality and higher ISO noise is there much difference between the 50d and the 60d? It looks like I will be shooting a few weddings for family myself this year as well so wouldn't mind owning a second body just incase. I could rent but by the time I rent a couple times I could have probably bought a cheaper body. Where I am it looks like the rental on a camera body is 100-150 for a weekend.

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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2014, 06:51:48 PM »
Hmm...seems like there is no love for the 5D2.  If you don't want to spend the money for a 6D or 5D3 I would buy a used 5D2 which are pretty cheap and with 95% of the image quality of a 6D.  That said....as others have already mentioned I wouldn't even bother with a second body unless you were the primary shooter.

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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2014, 07:04:33 PM »
Where I am the 5dM2 is only about 500 less than the 6d. Seems to me that most people think I should just stick to the one 6d I have and if I need to shoot a wedding by myself for family then just rent a second 6d. As far as flash goes aren't I further ahead betting wireless radio triggers for the flashes I already have than switching over to the 600rt system? What advantage does it have over using say pocket wizards with my current flashes?

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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2014, 07:10:37 PM »
Get a 60D. It will use a SD card just like your 6D and will have much more similar button layout. You can pick one up used on ebay for about $500. It was my backup for a long time and it worked just fine.
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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2014, 08:44:33 PM »
You won't be happy with a lesser camera. It will be money wasted because you will be very unhappy with image quality. The 6d is mighty little camera IQ wise. Save the money you make for something next level. In the mean time learn how to use your mentors nikon.

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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2014, 11:47:07 PM »
I'd get a 60D if I absolutely needed it right now and that was my budget. It's very much like the 6D. However, it won't take the same kind of images and you'll still need to adjust to it a bit, especially in post. The 60D is a great camera nonetheless, but if you own a 6D the 60D will live in it's shadow. If I were you I'd skip the idea completely and get another 6D in the future, for workflow and productivity reasons. Keeping technical hassles and delays out of your workflow will help you concentrate more on being creative.
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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2014, 11:47:07 PM »

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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2014, 01:58:52 AM »
I agree with many replies so far. The 60D is a good option a can be gotten for a good price 2nd-hand/refurb. It uses the same batteries & memory-cards, its ergonomics/handling is very similar to the 6D... it will all be very familiar and much easier to switch over if you need to in a stressful situation.

The low light performance will obviously not be on the same level as the 6D. (e.g. ISO-800 on the 60D is similar to ISO-3200 on the 6D.) I consider my 60D more for use in "good natural light" or with flash, whereas the 6D allows for much more flexible shooting conditions.
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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2014, 04:20:54 AM »
Save up and get a 6D :)
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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2014, 05:11:40 AM »
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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« Reply #40 on: April 29, 2014, 06:40:12 AM »
Save up and get a 6D :)
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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« Reply #41 on: April 29, 2014, 06:49:05 AM »
I want to purchase a backup body for my 6D but I am unsure of what to purchase.

If you want to dual use two bodies with different lenses or are a well paid pro: save up for a 6d
If you just want to have a backup in the backup in the bag for peace of mind and are modestly paid: get a 60d

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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« Reply #42 on: April 29, 2014, 07:27:40 AM »
Wait until you have earned enough off the second shooter gig to get another 6D, don't get anything "less" in the mean time, it will be wasted money. Though if it is going well I'd suggest get a 5D MkIII next, but not until the photography has paid for it.

Hello. Another option is to use PayPal's Bill me Later. This PayPal service allows you to make a purchase now and have up to or just more than, 6 months to pay. There is no interest if you pay the amount off before the end of the 6 month period. This would solve your problem of not having enough cash to purchase what you need now.

You apply for this at check out at most retailers; Adorama, B & H, or eBay for example. You are approved, if credit worthy, immediately, and only takes a few minutes. If you purchased something today, April 29th, your bill would be due on October 25th, 2014. If you wait until Thursday, May 1st, your bill would not be due until November 25th, 2014.

You can payments to PayPal whenever you wish to pay the amount down. This may be a better option for you. It would allow you to pick up another 6D, new or used, and not have to settle for a inferior crop frame camera; inferior for low light event photography.

Just throwing out another option for you to consider.

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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« Reply #43 on: April 29, 2014, 09:06:40 AM »
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.
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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2014, 09:31:14 AM »
A vote for...
* A second body as essential for paid event photography.
* That second body in use with a different focal length, not just "backup."
* Full-frame such as 6D for way better ISO. DxO Labs camera body rates 6D at ISO 2340 and 70D comparable at ISO 926.
* Best bargain control of off-camera flash for 6D = Canon 90ex mini-flash, which (surprisingly) can serve as a flash master (sort of like ST-E2), for mulitple flash channels if you like, controlled from the 6D's menu system.
  (and currently a super bargain, white box from B&H for $60)
* On the other hand, off-camera-flash affects can be achieved with skillful use of bounced on-camera flash. For tips:
http://neilvn.com/tangents/the-black-foamie-thing/  and the "related links" at the bottom of that page.

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Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2014, 09:31:14 AM »