Canon 6D MKII or 5D MK IV - Decision made.

Started Oct 24, 2017 | Discussions thread
Austin7642 Regular Member • Posts: 233
Re: Canon 6D MKII or 5D MK IV - Decision made.

Jeff Peterman wrote:

After a lot of thought and discussions here (thanks every one), with today being a significant birthday and having received confirmation that the bonus I was waiting for is on its way, I went ahead and ordered a refurbished 5D MK IV from Canon this morning.

There is "only" a $700 difference between the two - and I know that I'd be disappointed with the focus point spread and lack of high ISO improvements on the new 6D compared to my MK1 (which is was also bought refurbished). So, it was either buy the 5D or wait a year and see what comes out - making the decision easy.

I made a deal with my wife that I would sell one of my old bodies: 10D, 40D, 7D (original), SL1, and 6D (original). I will certainly keep the SL1 for travel, I use the 40D for time lapse with an AC cord and remote, so that leaves the 10D (not worth much at all), 7D, or 6D. But that's to think about after my new toy, I meant tool, arrives!

How is there only a $700 difference? 6D ii used is about $1600 on the low end and $2000 new. The 5d iv is around $2,900 used to $3,700 new. That's somewhere between $1,300 t0 $1,700 of a difference, and enough to buy a few good L lenses, or one of Canon's best L lenses period.

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