Also looking for one soonish. Should I be worried about buying a used flash? Is there a way to check its lifespan like the shuttercount on a camera?
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Ok but all things considered, 6d is a slapdash quickie response from canon to nikon's latest lower cost FF entry. At best, a staving move, not a full fledged defense on canon's part.
As more reviews come in, expect an equally mad dash race among retailers to 6D's final price resting point -I will spare repeating the number here . In months, not a year.
At that price point it will be a good value and competent performer. But by no means is it a 5D3 competition.
funny you ask this as I have been walking around a lot with my 70-200 and not bothering to take any other lens with me and using my iphone as my wide angle camera. Seems to work for me, IQ is on par with just about any other mid range PS out there plus it has the advantage of being very light and something Id take with me anyway. It also is the best PS on the market for taking the photograph, doing some quick pp through snapseed and off to my facebook or flickr accounts. But if that doesn't work for you I'd invest in the 17-55 f2.8 IS over any of the wide to normal primes especially on APS C. Its way more flexible and you don't lose much if anything in the IQ department. My 17-55 was glued to my 7d.
If you're taking photos with facebook or flickr as the only location of the end-product, you don't need a DSLR.
I talked to a Canon representative two weeks ago here in Ottawa at a photography show about the 6D which I had in my hands, and he was honnest. He said the 6D was designed for people wanting a full frame for the image quality, while family travelling, hence the size, I can see the video quality and features being adequate for that purpose. I currently own a 40D, and use 70-200 f/2.8 IS USM II lens 99% of time on it to shoot sports, and for sports portrait I was thinking of getting the 6D, he told me that the AF speed would be a tad faster than my 40D, but that's it, and I can see while on a family trip that being quite sufficient.
I think the video will be just fine for shooting some video on trip while carrying one body, and a full frame with that.
Pardon, but 2,100$ for family travelling and tad faster AF speed? Greece is in very bad shape, but I don't think that the rest of the world is in much better shape for customers to spend that amount for family travelling.