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If you had to pick, which is the better value?

Used 5d2 @ ~$1,400
4 (25%)
CLP refurb 5d2 ~$1,600
7 (43.8%)
6d in December ~$2,100
0 (0%)
Hold cash until 5d3 is possible
5 (31.3%)

Total Members Voted: 16

Voting closed: September 24, 2012, 01:04:51 PM

Author Topic: 5d2 or 6d  (Read 1358 times)

Halfrack

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5d2 or 6d
« on: September 17, 2012, 01:04:51 PM »
4 years is a long time, but the 5d2 is still an amazing camera.  Drooled over a 5d3 but really can't justify the purchase (yet).
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ronderick

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Re: 5d2 or 6d
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2012, 01:58:49 AM »
Coming to think of it, 5D2 arriving at this price after four years is good news for a lot of people (especially those switching from rebel or those purchasing a DSLR for the first time).

It's a $2,500 camera with functions befitting its price range when first released; its capabilities have been tested for four years and still accomplishes the same thing today as it did four years ago.

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Re: 5d2 or 6d
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2012, 10:27:52 AM »
i just got my refurbished 5D2, im good :)
im glad i didnt wait for the 6d.
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Re: 5d2 or 6d
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2012, 10:41:29 AM »
Well, looks like I tied the score  :P. Until we see some pics from an unbiased photographer shooting with a 6D, I don't think many would hazard a guess. I certainly would not... The safe answer is 5D2. My answer is save the cash for 5D3. But what do you shoot? What lenses do you have? Is your camera dying?