When I buy all elements I want to learn and offer commercial virtual tours and panorama's.
I *strongly* suggest to learn about the basics of commercial panorama-photography BEFORE buying equipment.
I have not bought yet Canon 6D but I want to have a FF Camera.
I read a lot of opinion that this Camera is very good and better than 5D mkII.
A FF-camera definitely is preferable for commercial use. I use a 5D2 for about 3 years now - itÂ´s an excellent workhorse.
The 5D3 is better in terms of dynamic - but in my eyes ways too expensive just for panorama-shooting.
IÂ´m gonna switch to a Nikon D800 these days . . iÂ´m using Nikon-primes anyway.
I donÂ´t know the 6D.
If you want to do more than fisheye panos of 6 or 8 shots - definitely preferable the 15mm or 8-15mm Canon fisheyes - and enter the
hires world you need to know some facts:
1) You NEED a "robotic" head writing xml files.
2) You NEED real good lenses - i suggest primes, no zooms.
3) You NEED a VERY good tripod - weÂ´re entering a region *starting* from about 300.- here.
4) Yue NEED a VERY capable computer - many starters completely under-estimate this fact.
Camera, Fisheye and two good primes for gigapixels (say: 85mm and 300mm) = around 6000.-â‚¬.
Computable head writing xml incl. controller: starting from 2000.-â‚¬ +VAT
Very sturdy tripod *starting* from about 300/400.-â‚¬
Computer/display/add-ons i guess in the PC-DIY-range and capable of gigapixel-panos a good start is around 3-4000.-â‚¬
So - and thatÂ´s just an optimistic guessing - in terms of commercially producing panoramas/gigapixels weÂ´re talking about
an investment of around 10-12000.-â‚¬, including several helpful gadgets i didnÂ´t mention here.
But first of all you need SKILLS and KNOWLEDGE.
Without having plenty of technical skills and theoretical knowledge AND being experienced in photography AND in marketing yourself as a
panorama-producer . . . . you most likely will burn much money.
Take this as a friendly advise from a pro instead of feeling insulted please (i encountered that sometimes . .
best and good luck, Klaus
PS: 75% of running this business sucessfully isnÂ´t related to cameras, lenses and gadgets at all . . . .