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Re: Best FF option
« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2012, 09:35:58 AM »
Generally speaking I would recommend a new 5DII while still available. The problem is that you are looking at full 600RT support. I don't think that's going to happen with the Mark II. not even sure if a firmware update could establish that. This may be an actual hardware limitation.
So that brings you to the Mark III...
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Re: Best FF option
« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2012, 09:35:58 AM »

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« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2012, 11:38:38 AM »
Mulling over what my best FF option is now that the (pathetic) 6D has been officially announced.  I want to add a FF body for landscape, architecture, portrait, and flash work.  I would like to get it soon, preferably before year's end, but could wait as long as March 2013 if there is a reason to wait.  I consider myself a passionate hobbyist, I do not make any money or plan to from photog.  I’m interested in the CR community’s thoughts and suggestions.


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I am actually in more or less the same boat as you are with a 7D, TS/E 17, EF 50 1.4, 24-105, and 70-200 IS MKI. I see a need for having a good FF with options to shoot some portraiture and landscapes with no immediate desire to shoot at high burst rate. I love the 1DX, but it will have to wait. So that leaves me with 5DI/II/III, 6D, or used 1DS if staying with Canon. However, with cheaper 35, 50 1.8 glasses from Nikon with the venerable 14-24, buying D600 looks like a good option, while not getting rid of any Canon gear - may be the 50. 6D just feels like lack of attention to details from Canon. Nikon also has intervalometer,  bracketing for HDR that make D600 more interesting buy.

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« Reply #32 on: September 24, 2012, 09:07:03 PM »
Get 5d3 when the price comes down to ~$2.5k

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Re: Best FF option
« Reply #33 on: September 24, 2012, 09:31:18 PM »
If the 6D turns out to be as good as the specs indicate, then 5D3 would drop in price. I am not sure about the $2500 though!!

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« Reply #34 on: September 24, 2012, 10:29:06 PM »
Get 5d3 when the price comes down to ~$2.5k

How long will that take? 2 maybe 3 years??  ;) 

Even then $2500 isn't exactly budget, you could have bought a 5D II for $1500 and put the extra towards some really good glass.

But let's all just wait and see how this 6D performs, with a digic 5+ processor and new CMOS sensor it should be a bit of alright I reckon.   :o  It's getting a lot of flak because it doesn't have this thing or that thing. Most people who will buy it will be amateurs coming from a rebel or XXD and will already have a stack of SD cards and only use the center AF point anyway.

Or stick with the 7D and just put the money towards a vacation! Just puttin it out there!

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Re: Best FF option
« Reply #35 on: September 24, 2012, 11:15:55 PM »
Was at $2750 at Adorama in EBay last week or so.  See body forum.

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« Reply #36 on: September 25, 2012, 09:53:22 AM »
Thanks to all for your suggestions and ideas.   

I’m going to sit tight for a while and not purchase anything.  I’m keeping my 7D since it’s worth much more to me than what I’d probably get for it.  I’m trying to keep an open mind on the 6D, I’ll wait for sample images and reviews.  I’ll give some time to see where the 5D3 prices go.  Maybe over the holidays there will be another smoking deal like the Adorama eBay sale or maybe next year this rumored high MP camera  will push the 5D3 down but I really doubt it will drop to or below $3000 for a very long time.

It’s frustrating because I’ve got money saved up to spend but Canon is not offering me anything that I’m willing to spend it on.   IMO Canon really blew it on this 6D,  all it really needs is a more advanced AF (more points, more crosses), and a 100%  VF.  I can choke down the SD only since it’s a low FPS camera.  But looking at the whole picture, there are too many compromises and downgrades for me coming from a 7D.   Canon offers the 5D3 for pro users, the 6D  for beginners but nothing for us enthusiasts/hobbyists.  The 5D3 is wonderful but it's more than I want to spend at $3500.   :(

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« Reply #36 on: September 25, 2012, 09:53:22 AM »

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« Reply #37 on: September 25, 2012, 11:42:54 AM »
Mulling over what my best FF option is now that the (pathetic) 6D has been officially announced.  I want to add a FF body for landscape, architecture, portrait, and flash work.  I would like to get it soon, preferably before year's end, but could wait as long as March 2013 if there is a reason to wait.  I consider myself a passionate hobbyist, I do not make any money or plan to from photog.  I’m interested in the CR community’s thoughts and suggestions.


Option 1:

Option 2:


Option 3:

Option 4:

Option 5:


I am actually in more or less the same boat as you are with a 7D, TS/E 17, EF 50 1.4, 24-105, and 70-200 IS MKI. I see a need for having a good FF with options to shoot some portraiture and landscapes with no immediate desire to shoot at high burst rate. I love the 1DX, but it will have to wait. So that leaves me with 5DI/II/III, 6D, or used 1DS if staying with Canon. However, with cheaper 35, 50 1.8 glasses from Nikon with the venerable 14-24, buying D600 looks like a good option, while not getting rid of any Canon gear - may be the 50. 6D just feels like lack of attention to details from Canon. Nikon also has intervalometer,  bracketing for HDR that make D600 more interesting buy.
Sure, why not get rid of excellent Canon lenses and go to Nikon? Oh by the way, if you get rid of 50 1.4 you will become rich!  ;D

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Re: Best FF option
« Reply #38 on: September 25, 2012, 03:28:48 PM »
mrk 2 could be interesting, as if you are only using low iso's then it wont matter to yeah? mrk 3 is a nice camera.

imo, how about you try renting out a few bodies, for a day or however long you feel and then you make a decision like that? because I feel that buying camera bodies is sometimes like buying speakers. you can read 10000000 reviews but you gotta hear it (or in this case try it out)

have you done this at all yet??
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« Reply #39 on: September 25, 2012, 03:51:21 PM »
I don't give a crap about a few hundred dollars now that I've spent a week with my 5d3. I can't believe I ever really had a clean image with the 7D. Why didn't I go FF sooner!

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« Reply #40 on: September 25, 2012, 06:52:49 PM »
mrk 2 could be interesting, as if you are only using low iso's then it wont matter to yeah? mrk 3 is a nice camera.

imo, how about you try renting out a few bodies, for a day or however long you feel and then you make a decision like that? because I feel that buying camera bodies is sometimes like buying speakers. you can read 10000000 reviews but you gotta hear it (or in this case try it out)

have you done this at all yet??

Probably a good idea, got a good rental shop not far from my house

I don't give a crap about a few hundred dollars now that I've spent a week with my 5d3. I can't believe I ever really had a clean image with the 7D. Why didn't I go FF sooner!

It's comments like this that do keep the 5D3 door open for me.   :)

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« Reply #41 on: September 27, 2012, 09:50:45 PM »
I suspect Canon will update the new 6D line more frequently the say the 5D line so you might want to wait.  I doubt it will be major updates for mark II though.  Canon will not let it cannibalize 5D3.

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Re: Best FF option
« Reply #41 on: September 27, 2012, 09:50:45 PM »