Helping a Friend at Xmas 5DMKiii or 6D

Started Dec 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
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M J Cutler New Member • Posts: 23
Helping a Friend at Xmas 5DMKiii or 6D

I have a friend who would like to buy her husband an upgrade for his 5D Mk ii.

She is looking at purchasing a 5D Mk iii but i have a couple of questions.

Her husband is not a pro photographer but has shot a wedding or two.  He has a range of full frame Canon lenses and I see no point in him changing to another brand.

I know that the 6D only has 4.5 fps and 11 AF points, I have also read the DP review of the mushy jpeg detail even at low iso on the 5D mark iii review and with the age of the 5D mark iii, I am assuming a Mark iv is not on the immediate horizon!!.

my question which i would appreciate your input on is, if her husband is looking to upgrade his mk ii 5D, which he will still keep as a second body, does he really need to go for the mark iii or would the newer 6D still count as a very good upgrade, especially in relation to the Digic processor and ability to shoot at higher iso with less noise?  what would he be missing out on for the extra £1000 that it costs to get the mark iii 5D.

He does have a number of compact flash cards and i know the 6D is SD only, I am not au faix with compact flash as far as whether it still offers a better product as opposed to SD.

your help would be appreciated and merry christmas to everyone.


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