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Old 11-12-2013, 15:32   #1 (permalink)
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New Camera. Which Full Frame?

Never thought that this would be a question I would be asking but I have an opportunity to spend some money and have decided to to go full frame. Most of what I do is landscapes but also would like to do more wildlife and possibly some sports.

I have been agonising over either a Canon 6D or a 5D III. I would need a new kit lens as my current is EF-s 17-85 so 25-105F4 as a bundled package makes sense.

I already have a 70-200 L f4 and use of a nifty 50, a Sigma 105 macro (both my OH's) and flash gums so pretty well covered there (until I want more length for wildlife)

Pros for 6D price, slightly better High ISO performance, weight.

Pros for 5D III Better controls without having to hunt through menus, and better to hand in use, better autofocus system (41 points as opposed to 11) better weather proofing. Higher frame rate. 2 card slots, faster flash sync

Reading across other sites opinions are divided. I am looking long term here to take me into retirement in 18 months time.

Any thoughts appreciated.

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Old 11-12-2013, 16:22   #2 (permalink)
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Re: New Camera. Which Full Frame?

I have a 5d Mkii myself and the spec of the Mkiii and the 6D are not that significantly different. For sensor performance they are very similar with the Mkiii and 6D being almost identical according to DX0 Mark. The newer cameras are only marginally better for sensor performance but then only at ISO values above 6400 (I have never yet needed to use a value above 6400). The 5D Mkiii does have some improvements on the Mk ii in focussing and has many more focussing points than the 6D. If I were choosing (and I have no intention of moving on from my 5D Mkii yet), I would probably base my choice on other factors as there is probably little to choose in terms of sensor performance.

The 6D has GPS and WiFi both of which I would look for in a future camera. Neither appears to have an articulated LCD screen which I would consider a must for a future purchase. I tend to only use centre spot focussing so the more advanced multipoint focussing of the 5DMk iii might mean little to me but if the Mkiii focussing works much better (and I believe it does) then it may well be worth having. Last but not least the 6D is a lot cheaper.

The 24-105 f4 L IS is an excellent lens and well suited to a full frame camera; I use mine for at least 75% of my shots. If you are into landscapes/architecture, you may well want something wider as well; I use a Sigma 12-24mm.

Before I made my choice last time, I was able to borrow 6 Canon cameras from Club Members to test and make comparisons. It is a difficult decision but, once you decide, go for it and then concentrate on pictures and forget about camera specifications.
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It is a difficult decision but, once you decide, go for it and then concentrate on pictures and forget about camera specifications.
Thanks Dave. I think the better autofocus might just swing it but probably need to get my hands on both to try first.
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You know what you want end of story! But when you said its for long term and in 18 months you are retiring well you may want to change again, dont buy anything untill the sales start either just before Christmas or just after. And dont forget to barter. I am not a Canon user but the cameras mentioned sound good.
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You know what you want end of story! But when you said its for long term and in 18 months you are retiring well you may want to change again, dont buy anything untill the sales start either just before Christmas or just after. And dont forget to barter. I am not a Canon user but the cameras mentioned sound good.
You are absolutely right Des. Decision is made and order put in. I will report back with full details when I get the camera as well as my reasons.

Oh and yes I am paying a good price from a long established reputable dealer.
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Re: New Camera. Which Full Frame?

What a choice Roger! Not a Canon user, but it seems that this is a tricky choice. Nikon make it much easier by having clearer differences between the models.

If you are looking to keep it long term I'd be looking at which ones can be easily dismantled for servicing/repairs etc. For instance the Nikon D600 is constructed in the same way as the lower models - that is largely stuck together, where the pro bodies are screwed together to allow for maintenance. Nikon like to pretend that it is a pro camera and are marketing it as a high end model to suck in the serious amateur.

Whatever you choose I'm sure you will be pleased with it. My D700, 14-24, 24-70 and the SB900 were a retirement gift to myself and I have no regrets.
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Pros for 6D price, slightly better High ISO performance, weight.

Pros for 5D III Better controls without having to hunt through menus, and better to hand in use, better autofocus system (41 points as opposed to 11) better weather proofing. Higher frame rate. 2 card slots, faster flash sync
Based on your own comparison and in my own opinion.....the 5D3.....to me a no brainer
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Based on your own comparison and in my own opinion.....the 5D3.....to me a no brainer
Should be with me by Wednesday as long as the returning student is out of bed to sign for it!!!
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GOOD CHOICE ROGER
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