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6D or 5D Mk II
« on: September 17, 2012, 04:04:54 AM »
I'm considering picking up either the 6D or 5D Mk II, which camera would you expect to be better? How many 5D Mk II owners would swap their camera for the 6D? Are there any advantages the 5D Mk II holds over the 6D?

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6D or 5D Mk II
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Re: 6D or 5D Mk II
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2012, 04:17:11 AM »
I'd wait for real life ISO performance and comparison of the AF systems, otherwise the two cameras appear quite comparable. No mention of AFMA on 6D, which may be an issue on FF sensors - but there's simply not enough info available yet to make an informed decision.

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Re: 6D or 5D Mk II
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 04:23:09 AM »
Well it is now confirmed that the 6D has 11 point AF with only one cross type point.

So you'll be using the old focus and recompose technique, no matter which camera you pick.

If I were you, I'd abandon ship and go for the D600. Looks like a much much better camera.

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Re: 6D or 5D Mk II
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2012, 04:44:14 AM »
Well it is now confirmed that the 6D has 11 point AF with only one cross type point.

So you'll be using the old focus and recompose technique, no matter which camera you pick.

If I were you, I'd abandon ship and go for the D600. Looks like a much much better camera.

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Re: 6D or 5D Mk II
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2012, 04:47:23 AM »
I suspect with relatively low pixel count on a full frame sensor and Digic 5+, the 6D will have outstanding image quality and great low light performance. That alone should be reason enough for it to exist. 

However I suspect it will still have the typical Canon relatively poor (compared to Nikon) dynamic range.  Also I do not understand why Canon can release a camera today that is USB2, non-UHS SD and has such an antiquated autofocus system.  If the pricing is $1600 US or less, then it would be more palatable. 

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Re: 6D or 5D Mk II
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2012, 04:52:38 AM »
A hidden jewel might be present in the built-in Wi-Fi with Android/iOS remote shooting functionality. I believe that people who love to shoot technically challenging scenes, timelapse and macro photography may find the 6D more than adequate - they rarely use AF anyway.

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Re: 6D or 5D Mk II
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2012, 04:54:03 AM »
If you have a Canon Crop Camera, a few EF-s Lenses and a few EF lenses:
5D2 and another nice EF lens for under $2k.

If you have a Canon crop camera with EFs lenses, or no dslr at all:
D600.
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Re: 6D or 5D Mk II
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2012, 05:00:14 AM »
Well it is now confirmed that the 6D has 11 point AF with only one cross type point.

So you'll be using the old focus and recompose technique, no matter which camera you pick.

If I were you, I'd abandon ship and go for the D600. Looks like a much much better camera.

I i didn't had so many Canon glass i had dropped the ship few months ago when 5D3 was announced and go for D800.

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Re: 6D or 5D Mk II
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2012, 05:21:26 AM »
Well it is now confirmed that the 6D has 11 point AF with only one cross type point.

So you'll be using the old focus and recompose technique, no matter which camera you pick.

If I were you, I'd abandon ship and go for the D600. Looks like a much much better camera.
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Re: 6D or 5D Mk II
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2012, 05:24:05 AM »
Hi

I have a 5D mk2 and I am definitely not considering getting a 6D. I am sure there will be improvements over the mk 2 but I doubt the improvements would validate an update.

Only body purchase I might consider is the high mp one if it has good DR... I am mainly shooting landscapes, so don't have much of a need for high fps or AF system a la 5D mk3 or 1Dx.

6D is an entry level FF though, I do not think it is aimed at anyone who already has a FF camera...

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Re: 6D or 5D Mk II
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2012, 05:30:46 AM »
Well it is now confirmed that the 6D has 11 point AF with only one cross type point.

So you'll be using the old focus and recompose technique, no matter which camera you pick.

If I were you, I'd abandon ship and go for the D600. Looks like a much much better camera.

I i didn't had so many Canon glass i had dropped the ship few months ago when 5D3 was announced and go for D800.
So Ricku, can you please elaborate on that? What makes you draw to that conclusion? Specs only?

Nicku, next thing for you now is to abandon this forum and go to the Nikon forum instead then.

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Re: 6D or 5D Mk II
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2012, 05:32:03 AM »
Depends.  For me I think the 6D could be a good upgrade form the 5D2.

I only care about the low light handling and image quality.  I have a 5D2 and a 5D3 and in the low light situations I shoot, I have really started to see the difference between both the image quality and - very significantly -  low light focussing abilities.

I couldn't really care less about anything else.  I only ever use the centre focussing point.  But if the low light handling is as good as the 5D3 I think it will make an excellent second body and I guess I will ditch the 5D2.

The thing I would miss on the 5D3 would be the quiet shooting mode.  For quiet gigs, I just love this feature.
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Re: 6D or 5D Mk II
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2012, 05:43:12 AM »

The thing I would miss on the 5D3 would be the quiet shooting mode.  For quiet gigs, I just love this feature.

6D has this feature, according to dpreview.

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Re: 6D or 5D Mk II
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2012, 05:45:10 AM »
I've recently bought a 5D2 and having seen the price of the 5D3 and the specs of the 6D I can honestly say I'm pretty happy with where I'm sitting.

As for the people who suddenly think Canon are crap - yeh go and buy a Nikon, please just go and buy one!

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Re: 6D or 5D Mk II
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2012, 05:47:36 AM »

So Ricku, can you please elaborate on that? What makes you draw to that conclusion? Specs only?

Nicku, next thing for you now is to abandon this forum and go to the Nikon forum instead then.

So, now this forum is only for Canon-loving fanboys, eh?
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Re: 6D or 5D Mk II
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2012, 05:47:36 AM »