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The conclusion about sums up my view of the 6D, great picture quality without the complexity of the 5DIII

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Lenses / Re: Prime Lens for 6D
« on: January 02, 2013, 05:00:30 PM »
Have you tried the 50mm on your 6D, mine feels very usuable now compared to on my previous crop camera.  Alternatively, you could try a cheap and cheerful. f2 35mm or the 40mm pancake ?

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Lenses / Canon 24-70mm F4 IS - anybody bought one yet ?
« on: January 02, 2013, 04:57:52 PM »
I'm really interested in this lens, in particular the Hybrid IS, modern optics and near macro ability, has anyone had a play with a real one yet, or better still, bought one ?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon DSLR Body Rumors for 2013
« on: January 01, 2013, 12:11:58 PM »
I don't read Japanese, but the characters after 3.0 don't match the ones after 10 in the 7dii description. Maybe it means 3.0 inch screen? Makes no sense for the 70D to be lower fps than the t4i and the same as the t3.

Agreed, 10fps is a headline for the 7DII, 3.0" articulated screen is the headline for the 60D, both as Neuro pointed out at 24mpx

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I bought the Canon 6D because I had a selection of great EF lenses, a f1.4 50, a f2 135, a 70-300 IS & recently a EF Lensbaby composer - I'm also familiar with the look of the images, the way the controls work and really struggle to get my head around Nikon's lens naming conventions !  I'd generally stick with Canon or Nikon now as I've found a great second hand market for both at my local store.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Anyone have pics with the 6D?
« on: December 30, 2012, 01:15:07 PM »
Google "Canon 6D Flickr"

Problem solved ;-)

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I'm expecting a 14-24mm to be at least 25% more than the current 14mm f2.8 prime / 24-70mm f2.8

Firstly, that extra 2mm makes a big difference on focal lengths that wide - I went from a 18 to a 15mm and thought it was a big deal, going to a 10mm on crop just blew me away, so going from 16 to 14mm will be a big deal, plus the corner sharpness on a new 14-24mm must exceed that of the 16-35mm to justify actually releasing such a beast

Best thing to do is google "Canon 14 Flickr" and "Canon 16-35 Flickr" and get a feel for what others are shooting.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Shooting With the EOS 6D Part 2: Costa Rica
« on: December 30, 2012, 08:35:15 AM »
I'm very pleased with my 6D so far...  Going out to do some external shots now

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Upgrade from 6D from 450D
« on: December 29, 2012, 05:58:19 PM »
Too late Charlie, I've bought the 6D and yep, although I've only used in in the living room tonight so far, I'm pretty pleased so far.  User controls aren't much of a change from my old 450D, the 50mm is just perfect, the extra bits like 9 shot bracketing are promising, the GPS & Wifi ?  Well so far, I'm not seeing much value in them.

As for investing in EF-S, so far, I'm looking at selling my 10-22 & 15-85 for about 80% of what I paid for them, for the use I've had, I don't see it as an unwise investment and fully recommend both lenses to anyone stepping up from kit lenses.  Yep, the 70-300mm isn't used much, I thought I'd need it when I set out on my DSLR journey, but generally prefer wide and portrait lengths.

What do I want now ?   I've got a few ideas, but ain't going to go rushing in, a 24m prime would be nice, perhaps the 24-70mm f4 when it comes out (near macro and sharpness), also fancy a 8-15mm in time...  That's my next few years mapped out, but might see what comes up on the second hand pages of my local camera shop, grab a bargain ;-)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Upgrade from 6D from 450D
« on: December 29, 2012, 04:00:44 PM »
I thought the Canon TCs only work on 100mm and above with f/5.6 or larger apetures.

A 135mm L perhaps ?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Upgrade from 6D from 450D
« on: December 29, 2012, 12:51:41 PM »
6D + 50f1.4 + 135L is good a combo. Your 50mm will be more friendly to shoot with on FF vs crop. For the WA lens, I would go with 17-40 if you plan to shoot smaller apertures (f8-11).

Yeah, set the kit 24-105 at 50mm in the shop today, looks just about perfect for me.  I'm warm to the 17-40, my local camera shop has had a few second hand ones in the last year, so I'll keep a look out.  I've also a 1.4x extender and a lensbaby for a little extra flexibility, plus the 70-300 depending on if I keep it or not.

Have fun with your new toy(s) ;)

I'm sure I will !

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Upgrade from 6D from 450D
« on: December 29, 2012, 12:46:29 PM »
Button pushed...  I'm sat waiting for my battery to charge as I type ;-)

I'm like an excited kid !!!

Just need to sell my crop kit now...  A few months ago I'd have wanted to keep the 450D as a backup, for use with my 10-22 & 70-300, but I'd rather concentrate on one camera and get the most out of that.  My cousin said she would like my 10-22 anyways, so that's a few hundred quid towards the camera for starters.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Upgrade from 6D from 450D
« on: December 29, 2012, 06:15:09 AM »
I don't want to put you off, but I'm not convinced that this is the best time to be buying the 6D, as I think that there's another £100 or so to come off the price in the next month or two.  Of course, I could be wrong and you might be willing to pay the extra to have the camera now, but I thought I'd mention it as you seem to be on a tight budget.

Fair comment on future price reductions.  I'm more constrained by a wife led budget to be fair ;-)

I'm of the opinion that the 5DII has had its day when compared to the 6D, regardless of the price difference, but I'm not that advanced a photographer to justify the extra cost of the better AF that that the 5DIII brings, nor want to pay the premium difference - although that could change in the shop when I play with both.

Yes, I have considered Digital Rev, I do like the confidence of buying local, just in case something goes wrong - I like the odd risk, but buying grey market isn't for me at this time.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Upgrade from 6D from 450D
« on: December 29, 2012, 06:08:06 AM »
If you mainly shoot portraits save yourself a lot of money and frustration and buy a good prime. My suggestion in order of price and (my personal) preference:

1) Canon 135mm L

If you read the OP, I own the 135mm L and intend to keep it...    I also intend to keep my 50mm 1.4 too

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Upgrade from 6D from 450D
« on: December 29, 2012, 12:27:00 AM »
Been pondering a change to full frame for a while now, the 6D has whet my appetite, but in order to fund, I'm proposing to sell a fair bit of crop kit, specifically my current 450D and kit 18-55mm lens, my 15-85mm, my 10-22mm and possibly my very underused 70-300 IS - which would net me about £1000-1200, leaving me to find about £450 to buy a 6D body.

I'm left with the 135mm L and 50mm 1.4, but I'm wondering about a wide option, my local camera shop has a second hand 28-135mm for £125, would I be selling myself short and better off with a cheapish wide prime, 28mm 1.8 perhaps ?  Looking at my shots in the last year, my 135mm & 50mm have been used most, I'm using my 15-85 and 10-22 mostly at their widest.

I'm keen to slowly build a good lens set, interested in the yet to be released 24-70 f4, plus the 8-15 in due course, I'm not shooting much beyond 135mm as I generally shot portraits, plants and landscape, but my lingering thought right now is just how much gain will I get from the upgrade, specifically in terms of light collecting performance, imagine noise and colour rendition over my 450D

Go on, help me press the button - and no buy a 5DIII pundits thanks ;-)

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