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6d Mark II or 5D Mark III



I am looking for an upgrade from my current APS-C camera to a FF.

The biggest thing i am debating is whether to go with the new Canon 6D Mark II or get the 5d Mark iii. 


I am a hobbyist and looking forward to pursue photography as a part time. I have acquired couple FF lenses in the last year and currently using them with my rebel t3i (yes, it is an old camera but still able to get a lot from it).


I like the newer 6d ii as it sports a newer sensor and have some good bells and whistiles like the higher MP, WiFi, GPS, Tilt swivelTouchscreen etc compared to the 5d iii but the latter having more AF points , dual slots  and faster shutter (not sure how often i will use 1/8000 ;))

The 5d iv is another thing i started to consider but i am not much into videos and probably could use that difference to acquire a new glass.


Since both 6d ii and the 5d iii are around the same price, need suggestions as to which one would be a good investment ( knowing would like to  pursue photography as a part time in the near future).


Your suggestions and inputs are very valuable. I have a family photoshoot coming up this october and looking forward to get the new camera for the shoot.






How much fast action/sports will you be shooting?  The 5d3 has more sophisticated autofocus and a bigger spread of AF points. If the answer is "not much" get the 6d and spend the savings on a lens. 


Canon 5d mk 4, Canon 6D, EF 70-200mm L f/2.8 IS mk2; EF 16-35 f/2.8 L mk. III; Sigma 35mm f/1.4 "Art" EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro; EF 85mm f/1.8; EF 1.4x extender mk. 3; EF 24-105 f/4 L; EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS; 3x Phottix Mitros+ speedlites

Why do so many people say "FER-tographer"? Do they take "fertographs"?


That can be a tough choice.  The best answer depends upon how you plan to use the camera.  

For the photo enthusiast, the 6D2 should be more than enough camera.  It has a MUCH improved AF sensor and system, which almost rivals the basic AF modes in the 5D3.  The 6D2 has 27 AF points capable of focusing at f/8, while the 5D3 has just one f/8 point, the center AF point.  The number of f/8 AF points can become significant if you use an extender, which can typically disable all AF points, except for f/8 AF points.

The 5D3 has a much better build than the 6D2.  It also has a faster frame rate, dual memory card slots, and a better shutter.  Those features are enough to convince most people to go for the 5D3.  But, it really comes down to how you plan to use it.

"The right mouse button is your friend."


I don't think you will see or even can see (real world use) a difference so buy the one you want.  Or, do get the cheaper of the two and buy a nice lens for it.

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and less lenses then before!