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6D M2 or EOS-R

If you had to choose between an EOS-R and a 6D Mark II... which would you take and why? I was leaning towards the 6D, but I bought the R. I figured smaller size, mirrorless, seems to be the trend.... but I really miss the controls on the 6D. 

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Re: 6D M2 or EOS-R

You may want to search for a thread regarding 5D Mark IV versus EOS-R...it has all of the info you are looking for.  Personally I'd choose the EOS-R in a heart beat.

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Diverhank's recommendation will surely help.

 

I'd take the 6D2.  Not because I own one, but because the EOS-R is first gen and what's coming (sooner rather than later) will be superior.  The R's performance like anything Canon is great, but I don't usuallly adopt first gen tech.  Thats just me, doesn't mean it isn't a good camera.  I am also invested in EF and L glass.

 

Canon is suppost to be making a camera announcement in 2 weeks. 

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Re: 6D M2 or EOS-R

"If you had to choose between an EOS-R and a 6D Mark II..."

 

I hope I would come to my senses and buy a 5D Mk IV even a Mk III.  Smiley Happy  I am not a fan of either the 6D2 or the R.

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Ernie, so true.  If the 5D4 had an articulating screen, I'd have one..  This is going to be a good year.  I think I will get my wish...  Pro DLSR with the "screen" I wanted from the start. Though I'm not a fan of the screen design...  The 5D4 is king.

Rick
Bay Area - CA
~6D2 (f/w 1.0.4) ~16-35mm f2.8L II, 50 f1.8 STM, 85 prime USM, 70-200 f2.8L IS II ~70-300 USM II ~Sigma 24-70 f2.8 Art (f/w 2.02)
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Re: 6D M2 or EOS-R


@77LTD wrote:

If you had to choose between an EOS-R and a 6D Mark II... which would you take and why? I was leaning towards the 6D, but I bought the R. I figured smaller size, mirrorless, seems to be the trend.... but I really miss the controls on the 6D. 


I think the best answer depends upon how you plan to use it.  Bear in mind, the best laid plans are subject to change.

 

Given that choice, I would go for the 6D2.  I do not think I would like the control bar on the EOS-R.  I know that I do not like the frame rate in the EOS-R.  For me, that is a complete non-starter.  It really is not fast, and it can slow down to as much as 2-3 fps, given the right shooting conditions.

 

Given that budget range, I would give a used 5D3 a consideration.  The only problem with a used camera is judging how much wear and tear the camera has experienced. If you can find a used 5D3 for sale, I would expect it to be fairly well used, or a bit overpriced.

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Re: 6D M2 or EOS-R

Here's my situation. I've had the 5D M4 since last summer. Ilove it, love, love it. It's a bit large and heavy sometimes for what I like to do with it - which is whay I didn't get the 1D. I had a 70D for a backup. The articulating screen was good tool when I needed it, which wasn't all that often. Btut it was nice to have. I wish the 5D had it, but I can live without out. When the 70D crapped out (the articulating screen hinge broke as well) I was back and forth between the 6D and the R. I went with the R because of the size and it's basically a 5D on the inside. But now the nagging doubt is in my head. I've been using the R for a couple months. There are some things I really like and some I really don't. 

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@77LTD wrote:

Here's my situation. I've had the 5D M4 since last summer. Ilove it, love, love it. It's a bit large and heavy sometimes for what I like to do with it - which is whay I didn't get the 1D. I had a 70D for a backup. The articulating screen was good tool when I needed it, which wasn't all that often. Btut it was nice to have. I wish the 5D had it, but I can live without out. When the 70D crapped out (the articulating screen hinge broke as well) I was back and forth between the 6D and the R. I went with the R because of the size and it's basically a 5D on the inside. But now the nagging doubt is in my head. I've been using the R for a couple months. There are some things I really like and some I really don't. 


Interesting.  You replaced an APS-C backup with a full frame.  The most logical replacement would have been an 80D or a 7D2.  I can see why one would want the backup to be as similar to their primary as possible.  But, your replace/upgrade path is a totally different topic.  

 

While the R might share the image sensor in the 5D4, I think the electronic similarities probably end there, IMHO.  Totally different focusing and metering systems, and more.  I admit that I initially found the R to be very attractive, too.  I was not looking to buy a camera, but I had thought it had potential.  I have an M3, which takes fantastic photos with EF-M lenses.

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Re: 6D M2 or EOS-R

I have a 5D IV also and a 80D as a backup.  Controls are enough the same that switching between them is fairly easy.  I handled a EOS R for about an hour and had a hard time making it do what I wanted.  Of course an hour is not much time.  I was thinking of borrowing a EOS R from canon, but the limit of about a week is really not enough to see if I really like it.  I would not take it on a shoot until I felt very comfortable with it.  I also would have a problem with a camera with no backup with similar controls.

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Re: 6D M2 or EOS-R

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What 77LTD and Wadizzle say regarding the R compared to FF or APS-C back up and which to choose are my exact sentiments.  Also why I stated above I wouldn't be an early adopter of first gen mirrorless.

77LTD, I would probably have the same thoughts in the back of my mind. (Things I really like, and things I didn't).  Fortunately, I don't have these with my 6D2. I did the research and knew what I was getting. The DR "issue" claimed was so over hyped.

I also feel Wadizzles statement about electronic similarities between the R and 5D4 is true. Comparatively similar, then the R is a whole new creature.

Another week and we should see what's coming down the pipeline next.

Rick
Bay Area - CA
~6D2 (f/w 1.0.4) ~16-35mm f2.8L II, 50 f1.8 STM, 85 prime USM, 70-200 f2.8L IS II ~70-300 USM II ~Sigma 24-70 f2.8 Art (f/w 2.02)
~Sigma 150-600 C + TC1401 1.4x (f/w 2.00) ~Speedlite 430 EX II ~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~Windows10 Pro1903 ~EVGA RTX 2080 FTW3 Ultra
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