it's stupid to buy a canon 5d?

Started Jul 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
chris1952 Regular Member • Posts: 204
Re: it's stupid to buy a canon 5d?

I have a 40D too and was wondering the very same thing earlier today.  I have the money for a 6D but the more I look at that camera the less I like it - really bad marketing.  The autofocus looks badly crippled - even my 40D has 9 cross points.

Unfortunately the 5D does not have enough pixels to do serious cropping, which is one of the main advantages of FF for me.  Otherwise I might give it a try.  Instead I am looking at the Nikon D600 - my Canon kit is fully depreciated and while I don't want to learn a new system or buy new lenses I fear the 6D will prove to be a big disappointment shortly after I open the box.  I do not want to spend 2500 Euros on a 6D kit that can see static objects in the dark but which is apparently not capable of shooting school sports or children at play.

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