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M Lucca wrote:
Strictly speaking your photography style will remain the same with the 6d because like the 5dc only the center-point is X-type. The outer points are for aesthetic purposes when it comes to moving subjects.
Chasing kiddies you might be better served with a 7d or even a 60d. Both have superior AF options to the these two cameras. However if your home always have rolling blackouts or live in a cave maybe the -3EV at the center-point in the 6d will be useful.
I actually tested both a 5d2 with the center AF point and the 7d, for indoor photos that require tracking, the 5d2 center point with it's 6 assist points was more consistent than the 7d. Surprising, but true.
Well then, perhaps Ralph is on to something; Canon as well, seems that -3EV center point might just be useful, and given a few heavy weight 5D2 users are reporting the 6D outer points are usable also; better than the 5D2's, guess the 6D might just be viable in lower light, even natural light environments.
I so wish I could actually use the 6D, try it out, but health issues preclude me from doing so. Stuck in bed for a bit frustrates, but there's a bright side, when I'm up and able to shoot...the 6D's price will have dropped a bit. And maybe there will be a referb by then, 5D3s are already in Canon's referb body list, a trade in of my dead A95 thru CLP will drop that price even further
I guess I am not getting my point across. Every new camera will be better...that is not up for debate. However, we as consumers need to decide when a given camera is good enough and spending another $900 won't deliver anymore better photos. I am claiming for shooting kids at home just for fun, the 5d2 with center AF will do just fine. Heck, it has done just fine for 5 years. Adding a 35 1.4 with the price difference will allow more opportunities than getting a new camera with existing 50 1.4.
It's a very valid option for the OP. Obviously going with the latest tech is always the popular choice, but I look at things from a practical view...and what I see in the 6d and what the the OP wants to shoot, I still think the 5d2 with better glass is the better choice.