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Registered: ‎11-14-2012

Re: EOS 6D - Worth the toys or save up for 5d MKIII?

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The biggest advantage for real estate shooting with the 5D III that we have seen (over the 5D I/II) is 5 shot exposure bracketing for use in Photomatix HDR (the on-camera HDR is interesting but not good enough for this).  It goes so much quicker this way than doing bracketing manually.  If the 6D does that, then is should be fine - and even if it doesn't, 3 bracketed shots are usually more than sufficient for MLS listing shots.  And if you don't do HDR, then even less an issue.

 

We use mostly 24mm and 16mm TSE lenses that are manual focus anyway, so the cool autofocus is nice for other work, but no big deal for real estate...and yes, the TSE lenses will make way more difference than the camera.

 

I get 9 shot exposure bracketing with my 5D Classic, and I suppose 6D will be able to do the same  after Magic Lantern had been introduced to that camera too. Each of my images here are taken with 5 shot bracketing with 5D Classic. Press Translate if you want to read too.

 

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Re: EOS 6D - Worth the toys or save up for 5d MKIII?

Ironic that Magic Lantern opens up the features in Canon cameras making them much more feature rich despite Canon crippling them....
I'm just sayin'... Smiley Wink

Think about what ML on a 6d could do? Smiley Happy Smiley Happy
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Re: EOS 6D - Worth the toys or save up for 5d MKIII?

IMHO...almost the same as the 5D III except for focus and a few other odds and ends...better in ISO than the 5DII Better in Focus then the 5DII, I just dont like the rear control layout...Its ISO capability almost had me waiting for December but I got a killer deal on a new 5DIII at Adorama for $2,749... cant pass that up...

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Registered: ‎11-15-2012

Re: EOS 6D - Worth the toys or save up for 5d MKIII?

I'm sure others have probably said the same thing but it all depends on what you shoot and what you want out of a camera. For me I just made the decision to go from my beloved 7D to the 5D III mostly because of the AMAZING autofocus and I ask my camera to do a little bit of everything from BIF to sports to long dragging shutter water falls and landscapes. All that I'm trying to say is that the "toys" of the 6D did not really interest ME as much as the do all abilities of the 5D III.
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Re: EOS 6D - Worth the toys or save up for 5d MKIII?


@Shotsy wrote:
For me I just made the decision to go from my beloved 7D to the 5D III mostly because of the AMAZING autofocus

Before making any decisions, I'd advise potential customers to check out many reports of problems to achieve low light af lock with the 5d3, and adding a flash with af assist beam doesn't help because it introduces such a lag that it's is a regression even from the 5d2 or 7d. It's still not 100% certain what lens/camera setting combinations trigger or avoid this problem, but it's a serious issue for some event/club or wedding photos. See here: http://forums.usa.canon.com/t5/Camera/5D3-AF-assist-beam-slower-focus/m-p/2277#U2277

 

The "fix" for these problems (except if Canon releases a new firmware) might be the 6d with a larger and thus more sensitive center af point. Considering the 6d will be a lot cheaper, have a more sensitive center af and probably better higer iso (larger pixels because of less resolution) personally I'm waiting for the first "real" 6d reviews.

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Re: EOS 6D - Worth the toys or save up for 5d MKIII?

After being a professional for 19 years, I have developed a system for deciding when to upgrade. The first is that I have to acknowledge that I am a gearaholic. "Hi, my name is Cory and I can't go a day without doing some sort of camera gear research!" Then, when a new on comes out I have to admit that cameras are just tools. Amazing, awesome, cool, fun and lustworthy tools, but just tools. 

 

With that in mind, how do you plan to use the camera? What is the reason you want to upgrade? What bothers you about your current camera that makes you need a new one? 

 

How does the 6D fulfill the needs/wants/desires that your current camera does not? How does the 5D3?

 

I have a 5D3 and a pair of 5D classics. I skipped the 5D2. I will be picking up either another 6D or, more likely, another 5D3. To me, the 5D3 is the camera that I have always wanted. Amazing AF, image quality and handling in a smaller body than the 1 series. Smiley Happy

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Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: EOS 6D - Worth the toys or save up for 5d MKIII?

Good thoughts. I'm a gear-a-holic, too.

 

I'm upgrading from a 30D. Just time to get back in the game. I shoot pretty much anything except people at this point, but with the right glass I might start shoot people as well.

Like the gps, wi-fi, smartphone app, hdr, etc. Seems to fulfill all of my needs. Not too impressed with the button layout. Maybe if the 7D II (rumored?) has some of these bells on it, I'll aim for that. Just wish it was FF.

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Registered: ‎11-19-2012

Re: EOS 6D - Worth the toys or save up for 5d MKIII?

After looking at the 6D and 5DMkiii, it's definitely a no brainer when it comes to the price difference for me.  I've been told  (via Canon rep.) that there is also talk of changing the lens kit to the 24-70mm.  However, there are definitely pros and cons that others have mentioned.  The AF system will be interesting to see how it works in the real world.  Still leaning towards the 6D right now over the 5Diii but, would love to take it for a test drive first...

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Re: EOS 6D - Worth the toys or save up for 5d MKIII?

Hi Ralph,

 

I just meant that it would be great to have a swivel screen to shoot worm's eye view without having to lie on the ground. Know what I mean?

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