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Pricewatch Deals / the cheap way to get Canon 6D... :)
« on: December 31, 2012, 04:56:35 PM »
I found an cheap way to get an Canon 6d.. here goes..
 
I bought this kit for $2099 (Body and 28-135 IS kit lens) here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USA-Canon-EOS-6D-20-1MP-Camera-Canon-28-135mm-IS-Digital-SLR-Camera-Kit-NEW-/170962710114?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item27ce2bee62

wait to arrive and sell the lens.. I sold mine on ebay with all the accessories for $435... WOW!

So.. $2099 - $435 + $8shipping + $18 ebay fees = $1690

CANON 6D FOR ONLY $1690!!!!!!

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EOS Bodies / Canon brochure library
« on: December 31, 2012, 02:43:58 AM »

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are you really serious about 6D?
« on: December 30, 2012, 03:01:53 AM »
The only people who logically can get 6D are those Canon Crop users who have tons of pro/FF L glasses but cannot afford a 5D3. If you are upgrading to FF from Canon and are not beaming with L glasses already, the logical route is to jump to a BETTER brand anyway.
I am not sure what do you mean by "BETTER brand". I hope you are not saying Nikon because I had return my D600 due to dust/oil on the sensor. I bought a 6D and it is amazing. i am not sure what is your point.

The point is to be a troll, which poias clearly is.  It's fun to feed them for a while, but soon becomes boring.

I agree.. will become boring and might be kicked one day...  just saying....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are you really serious about 6D?
« on: December 29, 2012, 03:37:07 AM »
My 6D arrived few days ago.. and I can say.. WOW!
comparing my 6D with my old 40D and 1DS mk3:

6D focuses with more accuracy than my 1Dsmk3 body and 40D, I did many test shots.. using 2 lenses: 35mm f1.4L and 135mm f2L at day and night, no external flash, just using one shot mode and center point focus, only!
here we go..

day

6D 93%
40D 68%
1DS mk3 90%

night

6D 94% + accurate focus, dead on!
40D 2% + focus hunting
1Ds mk3 12% + focus hunting

Chuck Westfall from Canon USA says:
The 6D is 95% improved over the 5D II, specially in the center point AF down to -3EV, and, it refreshingly gets the shortest Canon DSLR name we've seen in many years - one confirming a new model line. He emphasized that Canon's goal for the EOS 6D was cleaner pixel-level image quality. "From what I'm seeing, they were quite successful. The 6D advantage builds as the ISO setting increases. The difference becomes rather easy to see at ISO 3200 and the 6D's lead continues building until it leaves the 5D II in the dust at ISO 51200."

Bryan from the-digital-picture says:
I can focus the 6D's center point on a subject with reasonable contrast down until auto exposure gives me a setting of 160 at 10 seconds and f/2.8 (really dark) with the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens mounted (note that the 6D's metering range spec is listed at EV 1-20). The Canon EOS 1D X's center point could not focus on the same subject with the same lens mounted. Note that the 6D focuses very slowly under these dismal lighting conditions - but locking slowly is far better than failing to lock.

My conclusion is.. the Canon 6D is one of the best cameras ever made by Canon.. why?

1- phenomenal center point AF system, down to -3EV, just awesome!
2- very low noise in high ISO, best from any Canon camera to date
3- full frame in a lightweight body
4- low power consumption from a SDHC (and affordable) card
5- silent shooting mode
6- white balance is outstanding.. the color tone BLOWS AWAY from my 1Ds mk3 and 40D
7- first camera with wi-fi and gps built in..
8- made with plastic?.. oh yeah! (but don't forget, just the top of the camera uses plastic, for the gps and wi-fi reception signal).. The Canon 6D uses a ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) and polycarbonate mixed.. "Polycarbonate / ABS is a durable material. Although it has high impact-resistance, it has low scratch-resistance and so a hard coating" by Wikipedia
9- ouch!! :o

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
« on: December 26, 2012, 09:59:31 PM »
Lots of people was happy with Meike 5Dmkiii grip.. I mean, solid product and performance.. many good reviews..

Not All!  Many early buyers got defective units.  It cost more to return them to China than they were worth.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3234007#forum-post-41986080

I did some research on google, these problems was the first generation from the 5dmkiii grips..
the latest ones are great...
Isn't that what I said??    Great is a bit overstating it, IMHO, even the Canon Grips are just fair.

Oh yeah.. sorry, I didn't see the "many early buyers"... LOL

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
« on: December 26, 2012, 03:39:40 PM »
Lots of people was happy with Meike 5Dmkiii grip.. I mean, solid product and performance.. many good reviews..

Not All!  Many early buyers got defective units.  It cost more to return them to China than they were worth.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3234007#forum-post-41986080

I did some research on google, these problems was the first generation from the 5dmkiii grips..
the latest ones are great...

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
« on: December 26, 2012, 11:31:33 AM »
Lots of people was happy with Meike 5Dmkiii grip.. I mean, solid product and performance.. many good reviews..
I hope is the same for the 6D..

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon 6D - Meike grip on ebay for under $40
« on: December 26, 2012, 11:26:48 AM »
I bought one.. waiting for arrival...
I promise to do a review from this "cheap" grip..  ;)

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Lenses / Re: 35mm f/2 IS USM available in Japan
« on: December 24, 2012, 01:06:26 PM »
Sorry folks.. But I don't see myself spending $850 bucks for a 35 f2 IS.. I mean, C'mon.. non sense!
You can find an used Canon 35mm 1.4L on ebay for $900 ... far better lens IMO!

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Lenses / Re: List of rumored lenses
« on: December 24, 2012, 12:59:59 PM »
I have my aside money to get:
14-24 f2.8 - 85 f1.2 iii and 135 f2 IS.. Can't wait!  ;)

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Lenses / Re: 135 mm IS anywhere?
« on: December 24, 2012, 12:51:30 PM »
I cannot wait to get this lens.. 135mm f2 IS.. WOW!

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Canon 6D - fantastic video
« on: December 22, 2012, 12:32:43 AM »
fantastic new video recorded by Richard Walch, enjoy!

Canon EOS 6D - Iceland by Richard Walch

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Reviews / Canon 6d Review by The-Digitlal-picture.com
« on: December 17, 2012, 01:22:13 PM »
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EOS-6D-Digital-SLR-Camera-Review.aspx

"I can focus the 6D's center point on a subject with reasonable contrast down until autoexposure gives me a setting of 160 at 10 seconds and f/2.8 (really dark) with the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens mounted (note that the 6D's metering range spec is listed at EV 1-20). The Canon EOS 1D X's center point could not focus on the same subject with the same lens mounted. Note that the 6D focuses very slowly under these dismal lighting conditions - but locking slowly is far better than failing to lock.
 
I'm having very good success with the Canon EOS 6D's center AF point. And this is again the AF point I am using most frequently on this camera. It properly and accurately locks onto subjects as I would expect. "

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