I was wondering if it would be worth it to sell my 5DII and buy a 6D. A used 5DII is going for around $1300 now, so I'd be shelling out about $600. Has anyone shot with both? From what I gather, the 6D has the following advantages. Keep in mind that I mostly do doc work, not fashion:
-Better low light performance
-Slightly better AF
They both have bad moire issues when it comes to video, so it's a push there.
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Marketing and Advertising inputting in your mind through inception that the older model is thrash and the newer model is a miracle worker.
Use the gear as you would a tool, not because of the seductive advertising, weaving a hypnotic trance on you that the new model is a must have.
Yah dude don't drink the cool-aid with a blindfold on. I recently bought a used D700 over a D600 after renting one and getting turned off by the af spread and low light focusing issues. 4 years old and the D700 still kicks the D600's ass for stills.
I'm not giving into marketing, and I realize that the 5DIII is the upgrade, not the 6D. But the 6D has better specs as the 5DII and costs hundreds less than the 5DIII. Consumer feel aside, it's essentially the 5DII.5. I'd totally go Nikon if I just shot stills, but I also shoot video, and Nikon video is awful. Skin looks like Silly Putty.
I was more interested in seeing if someone had used one.
Neither Nikon nor Canon produce cameras that will match a Red, not even the new Canon cinema gear. When used properly, both will produce incredible video.
There are plenty of reasons to go with Canon and plenty of reasons to go with Nikon, but to say that Nikon video is "awful" is just not true. Go with Canon for one of the right reasons, not because you looked at badly shot samples.
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I'd go for a 6D. For anything where I could set up a tripod, I'd use the wifi feature. The AF would be better for events, and you also get a new processor as well as AF micro-adjustments in both ends of a zoom lens.
I think the 5DII has the bigger body, but that's almost irrelevant for me. Though I like the feel of the pro bodies (1D), I have no problem shooting with a Rebel and have used both side by side.
Maybe it's that I have worn mine out, but the 5D2 shutter button doesn't feel as responsive. It's good enough and not a problem, but it's certain less sensitive than my 7D or what I remember of the xxD bodies.
The thing is, you can get a used 5D2 for not much over $1k, and that's a great value for a body that still has great IQ. Price is what the 5D2 has going for it.