« on: January 14, 2013, 06:22:02 PM »
I bet no equipment will come out tomorrow. The announcement will be about the Canon retail stores..
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<strong>My vacation camera<br />
</strong>I decided to force myself to put down the familiar and start using a camera and lens I wouldn’t normally pick up. I am down in Jaco, Costa Rica for a couple of weeks with the <a href=\"http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/892349-REG/Canon_8035b002_EOS_6D_Digital_Camera.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296\" target=\"_blank\">EOS 6D</a> and <a href=\"http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/843008-USA/Canon_5175B002_EF_24_70mm_f_2_8L_II.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296\" target=\"_blank\">EF 24-70 f/2.8L II</a>. I plan to do a full review of the 6D in the next couple of months, as I may also be bringing it to Vietnam and Laos at the end of January. For now I will do an update every few days with my feelings about the camera.</p>
<p>So far I have found the combination to be quite nice. The EOS 6D does not feel like a “budget” camera at all. It’s a hefty little thing with great image quality and ergonomics. I do wish I had the new EF 24-70 f/4L IS, as I think it will be far better balanced on the camera. Don’t get me wrong, having an EF 24-70 f/2.8L II attached to the camera is not a bad thing.</p>
<p>I am getting used to it not having a joystick to move focus points like on the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 1D X, the control pad inside the scrollwheel works quite well.</p>
<p>Below is an image of my son playing in the waves. The 6D got soaked with salt water by mistake and seems to have survived the ordeal unscathed.</p>
<p>The image quality is top notch, the color and dynamic range of the new 20mp sensor is quite good. I plan to head out in the evenings and test out the high ISO performance.</p>
<div id=\"attachment_12405\" class=\"wp-caption aligncenter\" style=\"width: 585px\"><a href=\"http://www.canonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/IMG_0216.jpg\"><img class=\"size-medium wp-image-12405\" alt=\"EOS 6D & EF 24-70 f/2.8L II - Jaco Beach, Costa Rica\" src=\"http://www.canonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/IMG_0216-575x383.jpg\" width=\"575\" height=\"383\" /></a><p class=\"wp-caption-text\">EOS 6D & EF 24-70 f/2.8L II – My son in the waves at Jaco Beach, Costa Rica</p></div>
<p><strong>EOS 6D Video</strong>
I have yet to do any testing of the video capabilities of the EOS 6D, as that is not a strength of mine. I may get into it a bit later in the trip.</p>
<p><em><strong>Canon EOS 6D for $2099 at <a href=\"http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/892349-REG/Canon_8035b002_EOS_6D_Digital_Camera.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296\" target=\"_blank\">B&H Photo</a> | <a href=\"http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009B0MZ8U/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B009B0MZ8U&linkCode=as2&tag=canorumo-20\" target=\"_blank\">Amazon</a> | <a href=\"http://www.normancamera.com/index/page/product/product_id/26833/product_name/Canon+EOS+6D+Digital+Camera+%28Body+Only%29+\" target=\"_blank\">Norman</a> | <a href=\"http://www.adorama.com/ICA6D.html?kbid=64393\" target=\"_blank\">Adorama</a></strong></em></p>
<p><strong><span style=\"color: #ff0000;\">c</span>r</strong></p>