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secondhand Canon MKII versus new 6D?

Hi Lightstalkers,

Am cracking my brains over what is best. Will travel soon and need to invest (have first generation 5D). Should I buy a secondhand MK II or go for the newer technology of the Canon 6D? I know the video on the 6D has been reviewed as “bad”, but I’m not using any video in my work at the moment…but I do work in low light a lot…Anyone looked at the same options? Would love to hear your feedback! Many thanks, Rosa.

by Rosa Verhoeve at 2013-07-17 15:03:30 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Two things to consider about the 6D is the size & builtin GPS. It’s smaller, and lighter by a considerable margin, and the GPS really helps tagging the otherwise often-forgettable places.

Unless you are comparing it to a MK3, there’s no reason for you to get a second hand MKII over the 6D.

by Will Wiriawan | 20 Jul 2013 18:07 | Denpasar, Indonesia | | Report spam→
The 6D is not as well made as the 5D Mk2. Get a low mileage (kilometerage?) 5D Mk2.

by James Colburn | 21 Jul 2013 00:07 | Omaha, Nebraska, United States | | Report spam→

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