Would you buy a 5Dmkiii with an 80,000 shutter count?

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13thHallow New Member • Posts: 14
Would you buy a 5Dmkiii with an 80,000 shutter count?

I am in the process of moving from Sony mirrorless to a Canon DSLR set up.

This is primarily being done for financial reasons, the Sony set up (A7iii and various lenses) is fantastic, but at the moment I simply can’t justify so much money tied up in kit. Also the Sony ecosystem is expensive and I can’t see myself having the money to buy into it fir the foreseeable future.

Canon bodies and lenses are extremely good value in the used market and I could get a body and several lenses for the price of my Sony body alone!

I do want to stay FF though ( I am an enthusiastic amateur) and of all the systems I’ve shot ( and there’s been a few!) Canon (and Fuji) were my favourites before the Sony. With this is mind the bodies I am looking are either a used 6D or 5Dmkiii.

I’ve used both and while the 6D is great, obviously the 5Dmkiii has certain advantages. However to get a 5Dmkiii and come within budget the only ones I could afford would be ‘well used’!

I don’t mind wear and tear but any I’ve seen have shutter counts of around 80-90 thousand. I know the shutter is rated to 150,000 so is it a good idea to get a more heavily used camera than I usually would?

Or should I aim for a 6D with lower shots? I know the 6D is still a very capable camera but the AF in particular is a bit lacking compared to the MKiii

Any advice is much appreciated

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