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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III with Continuous RAW Video Recording
« on: May 13, 2013, 04:47:06 PM »

...  Canon does build in some safeguards to protect the camera from self destructing into a ball of flames.

Hmm, right about now comes into my mind that piece of black duct tape Canon used to fix the light leakage merely one year ago! That for sure must have been a fire proof duct tape :)

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Will I lose all my custom settings when performing this upgrade?

Nope - custom settings, your "my menu", etc all stay the same.

- Will
Well, maybe not the custom settings, but I've lost some setups related to the focus point selection on the custom shooting modes (C1-C3 on the mode dial). Before the firmware update, on C1 I had all 61-point automatic selection AF, on C2 I had AF point expansion (the nine center points) and on C3 I had Single point spot AF. After the upgrade to 1.2.1, all three custom shooting modes had single point AF. I had to reprogram them back to what I was used to.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is a Peerless Performer
« on: January 28, 2013, 03:17:48 PM »
Dear DxO / Canon,
Sorry for not instantly purchasing such a diamond lens, but I am just in the middle of mastering the full capabilities of my MK 1 I have purchased 1 and 1/2 years ago. I hope you will not mind, since you will earn a lot of cash from selling that "gorgeous" 6D.

Love and the usual,
goatie

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Lenses / Re: How many times did you return (L) lenses to get a good copy?
« on: January 11, 2013, 09:52:40 AM »
Had troubles only with the first version of the 24-70 f2.8. Went shopping in a pro shop, and always will do, due to the following facts: First copy of the lens was focus hunting right out of the box, in the shop. Tried a second copy, thought that was "the one". Went home, took about 60 pictures, went back the next day to exchange it, again for focusing problems. Tried two more copies and the last one worked as expected. And, thank God, still is :)

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Lenses / Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« on: November 06, 2012, 02:58:45 AM »
What? No more "ULTRASONIC" written in gold ? No way I'm gonna buy this !!  ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: A positive feedback for 6D
« on: September 20, 2012, 04:07:47 AM »
Here's some more good news: I'm positive that the WiFi and the GPS units will work good as well. Same as that single SDXC card slot; that will work darn fast as well. And the new button setup on the back of the camera will work brilliantly, every piece of them.
But most of all - although being the smallest full frame camera in the world - that small body will work good as well. It's a big advantage to have a small full frame DSLR body. Doesn't take that much space in the "slow movers" shelf, in the warehouse.

Enough for a positive feedback ?  ;)
 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« on: September 18, 2012, 11:05:44 AM »
It's hard for me to think of a single word to define the 6D, since I do not understand what Canon wants with it, as it is clearly confusing even for many of us here. Mainly (looking at the voting poll) I see two groups: one group saying that this is the FF Rebel, the other one calling it "the true replacement of the 5D Mark II". Let's start from these two groups.

1) If it is meant to be the FF Rebel: It won't succeed, as I do not think that a Rebel user will ever jump into FF without SEARCHING, READING and COMPARING first. Remember, we're not talking about "smurthphone photographers" or point 'n shoot customers here, jumping squeaking in joy with a bunch o' dollars to burn into the FF segment. We're not even talking about "four X" Canoneers (as in 1000D). We're talking about Canon users with 2-3 years of DSLR experience. And a pretty much GOOD experience, with bodies that used to deliver every bang for all the buck.
At this point, I would insert a group split:
a) Rebelers with non-expensive lenses and
b) Rebelers with expensive lenses.
Group a) won't bite the bait, since they will SEARCH, READ & COMPARE the 6D with D600 and frankly I do not see any reason not to jump ship. I definitely would do it. Group b) won't bite the bait, as I would really doubt that someone with expensive lens would pick a 6D with crippled specs for their "long awaited, yearned for" FF. 

2) If this is meant to be "the true replacement of the 5D Mark II", then this will again fail. Just from the specs alone, most of the current 5D2 users won't see this as an upgrade. We're living in times of crisis, we're living in times of higher expectations from technology. We're living in times of internet, fast information, instant customer feedback, and in times of competition already making better moves. That quick drop in the 5D3  price was a confirmation that something went wrong in those "high level marketing forecasts", "trend analysis" or whatever they call it at Canon's. I would guess the number of 5D2 users saying in March "this new 5D3 has to wait, I won't upgrade right now" was quite larger than Canon initially predicted. As others here already well stated, this would rather push up the sales on the 5D3, but won't do any good in the price segment where 6D wants to position itself.   

So, what the heck is 6D? Well, if no one can bring up some interesting, plausible explanation here, then I'll have to say one word: failure.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« on: September 18, 2012, 07:58:29 AM »
Ok, I apologize for being maybe too emotional, but sadly this is how I feel, and I see others as well.

Oh, and one more thing, for those who thought of the 6D as a second body, paired with a main 5D3: When rapidly switching from one body to another, good luck with the different button and controls setup, especially the integrated "joystick wheel"!  :( 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« on: September 18, 2012, 07:42:37 AM »
Please, please stop referring to the 6D as the "FF Rebel", even if this is what Canon intends it to be! I would like not to have the "Rebel" name dragged in the dirt, for the Rebel series is one of the most successful DSLR lines a camera building company ever had. It was a Rebel (350D) which brought me to digital reflex bodies and I remember that I had to yearn for almost a year until I could afford it. And this WAS NOT because it was overpriced, but because I could barely afford it back then. Which is not what happens now with the 6D.

It was the very same Rebel which brought me to improving my shooting skills, so much that I clearly understood that improvement would not require a newer body, but a better lens lineup. THAT was the future move to make, and I was happy I made it! This is why I kept shooting my 350D Rebel for 6 and a half years, without even changing the battery, for the original one was and still is good for use!! And when I bought my first and second L glasses I still shot them on the 350D, until had the opportunity to upgrade to the body I was hoping to get. I really doubt someone will ever will say the same  in 6 years from now, about the 6D. 

It was the L lens lineup which brought me to immediately upgrading this year to 5D3. Yes, I also felt deceived by the fact that the Nikon D800 was a different beast and was upset that I will spend 500 USD more than on the competitor's body, still I never had the remorse for that money, because the 5D3 is (at least for my criteria) the camera I was expecting to get. This sadly cannot be told about the 6D. Paired with my L glasses, the 5D3 delivers as required, the only failure factor being at the moment the person holding the gear.

I stare at this 6D, read the specs and simply cannot believe my eyes.  It's like picturing myself in a dream, staying in front of the Canon people and asking them: "OK, so what did you do with that 500 USD extra me and other photographers were willing to pay for my 5D3?" And they pull out the 6D out of a drawer and throw it in my face like a rock!

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