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Anyone upgraded/downgraded to the 6D ?

Graham is off-lineSilver Member
15 August 2013 01:43
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Would love your thoughts and comments please as I am considering my options.

I have a mk1 5D and a 7D on its last legs, but the reviews I have read are turning my head in that direction. but you cant beat
talking to people that upgraded/downgraded to get an honest view good or bad.

Cheers guys

Graham
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Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
15 August 2013 01:53
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I went from a 5D (mk1) to a 6D and am so far quite pleased (still use the 5D as backup)

Some quick observations:-

- Liveview is a godsend if using it on a tripod, especially wide aperture
- High ISO is superb
- Low light focussing capability is massively improved over the 5D1
- Wifi is superb if using with an iPad with Shuttersnitch installed to show models the images (they take ~1-2 seconds to download at medium res JPG)
- SD cards are very cheap and I see no drawbacks in using them over CF
- feels a bit more solid than a 5D1, albeit slightly smaller.

- AF point selection is awkward compared to the 5D
- Sync speed's a bit slower
- file sizes take some getting used to (compared to 5D1)


One thing I will say is keep an eye out for free grip offers (genuine Canon ones). The price IMO is prohibitive if you're going to get it as an afterthought (£250). And make sure you have at least one spare battery.
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RazorSharpImages is off-line
15 August 2013 05:17
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Canon cash-back started on the 6D today so maybe another incentive


Paul Hodson is off-line
15 August 2013 06:02
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Quote from RazorSharpImages
Canon cash-back started on the 6D today so maybe another incentive



Wex have changed from a free grip to the £150 cashback from canon plus a half price grip - about the same deal but better if you don't want a grip!

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Graham is off-lineSilver Member
15 August 2013 06:33
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Quote from RedChecker
I went from a 5D (mk1) to a 6D and am so far quite pleased (still use the 5D as backup)

Some quick observations:-

- Liveview is a godsend if using it on a tripod, especially wide aperture
- High ISO is superb
- Low light focussing capability is massively improved over the 5D1
- Wifi is superb if using with an iPad with Shuttersnitch installed to show models the images (they take ~1-2 seconds to download at medium res JPG)
- SD cards are very cheap and I see no drawbacks in using them over CF
- feels a bit more solid than a 5D1, albeit slightly smaller.

- AF point selection is awkward compared to the 5D
- Sync speed's a bit slower
- file sizes take some getting used to (compared to 5D1)


One thing I will say is keep an eye out for free grip offers (genuine Canon ones). The price IMO is prohibitive if you're going to get it as an afterthought (£250). And make sure you have at least one spare battery.



Cheers for that, the 6d takes the same batteries as my 7d and I have
3 of those so that's convenient plus I have 16 gig sandisk class 10 SD cards I use with
The G12 so the change over should be seamless. Only downside I can see
Is that if and when my 7D gives up I will have to sell my 17-55 is 2.8 and
Tokina 11-16 2.8 lens as you can't use them with full frame.

With having the 7d I should be used to the live view element and the
Video should I need it too

Keeping an eye on the promotions too cheers

G
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