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So im currently shooting with an Canon 1100D (T3 i believe).
and im using a EF 24-105 F/4 L lens with it, i also have a canon EF 50mm 1.8 lens.

Im currently leaning towards the 5D3 but the 6D is a much cheaper option.

i shoot alot of Urban exploring so i might need high iso and i'd like to get into people shooting and automotive sports.
is the +€900 euro's realy a bargain for a 5D3 over a 6D or should i stick to the 6D.

Also i dont like how the 6D only has 11 AF points where the 5D3 has 61 redface.gif.

feel free to ask anymore info if you need to know wink.gif
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If you really want cheaper, pick up a used 5D2, the prices are dropping like a rock and they are perfectly capable full frame offerings.

I was pretty close to selling mine and some other stuff to go 5D3, but I would probably only do this if I was truly leaning towards event shooting or situations where I need to be able to have ridiculous autofocus available in the worst of lighting conditions, etc. Neither is really the case for me at the moment.

The 6D's autofocus points are basically a 3x3 square and have two additional points, one to the left and one to the right of the middle row. Plus, they're not the greatest types of points. For the money, if you really want to get into FF, a used 5D2 is the way to go for Canon.
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post #3 of 18
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Hmm, i've thought about 5D2's but i would rather have them new then used.
also the Urban exploring usualy is the worst case scenarion lighning some shots i have to take with a flashlight on else its just pitchblack.
but im not a fan of a 5D2 if i can get the newer version but i know the 5D2 is still a beast of a camera.

i also like the option that i can just put in my 64GB SDHC card in the D3 instead of having to buy an expansive CF2 card for the D2.
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Well, you're paying for quality. The 6D isn't going to focus nearly as well as the 5D3 - not because of the number of points (though that's also a limiting factor) but also because of the type of AF points.

That said, the 5D2 can be had for less than half the price of the 5D3 used or refurbished, and almost less than half new. The money you save could be spent on the $50 (US) CF card, and then you can get better glass (that 55-250 for example could easily become a 70-200 f/2.8 with your savings).

If you have ~$3500US to spend on a DSLR, then by all means go for it, but I do think you'd do better with some faster, higher-quality glass.

Also, for urbex... bring a lightweight tripod and use a long exposure - problem solved.
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post #5 of 18
Sell Canon gear, buy D600, problem solved.
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Not going to swtich from canon hehe.

and yeah i have a tripod but its rather heavy, hmm that indeed is a good option to get a 5D2 and get some 70-200mm f2.8, but im usualy never in that range. but this is some good stuff to think about while im saving up money for all this !
I think the 5D2 might be a better route after all since im still on "beginner\amateur" level on photographing.

But if its the 5D2 vs the 6D, wouldnt the 6D be the better camera ? or will the 5D2 still beat the 6D in many ways, the AF needs to be fast cause i'd like to do some automotive sports fotography in the future. i guess iso levels will be around the same. and will the 6D have a better sensor ?
Edited by AoHxBram - 11/22/12 at 12:33pm
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So i guess im going for a 5D2, and get some new glass with it, im thinking a 70-200 F/4 L IS USM, or the 2.8 without IS, both are priced the same, but i dont have a steady hand, guess the F4 with IS will be the better choise but the F2.8 will be faster, also thinking 100MM true macro.
best thing i can look for is a Kit with the 70-200 i guess.
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street photography and auto sports?

AF points doesnt really matter that much but the 5D2 isnt all that fantastic when it comes to tracking a fast moving subject. as long as you are not expecting top notch pro quality then the 5D2 will work great as a FF camera.

5D2 is not really geared towards shooting action. but its a great camera either way. i second the nikon suggestion since you said you are at the beginner/amateur photography and dont have a specific brand loyalty. the D600 will be a much more capable camera for all around cheap full frame as i have not heard anything outstanding about the canon 6D.

is there any reason why your current camera is not capable of doing what you need? or do you just really want full frame?
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Yeah i just want to go to FF. Though i dont wish to switch to Canon as i already bought a €900 canon lens. which i dont want to lose value on reselling.
I dont explect top notch from the 5D2 but at least i will expect a big upgrade over the T3 (1100D).
Anyway i went ahead and ordered a 5D which i will probably will be able to pick up tomorrow brand new, for 1700 euro's smile.gif
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Yeah i just want to go to FF. Though i dont wish to switch to Canon as i already bought a €900 canon lens. which i dont want to lose value on reselling.
I dont explect top notch from the 5D2 but at least i will expect a big upgrade over the T3 (1100D).
Anyway i went ahead and ordered a 5D which i will probably will be able to pick up tomorrow brand new, for 1700 euro's smile.gif

cool. enjoy the new camera thumb.gif
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