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Sorry, mods. I realize now that this thread ended up in the wrong place. For any other neophytes- lots of information here on the forum:
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=9103.15
I think the 430EX2 it'll be (for now).

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Software & Accessories / Re: Problems pairing Canon 6D and Smartphone
« on: January 07, 2013, 08:56:34 AM »
I know you've solved your issue, but a couple other quirks I've noticed:
-it's either/or for the camera when wifi is active and you're trying to use the USB connection for the full-size files. You can't have both connections simultaneously- Wifi needs to be disabled before connecting the cord.

-there seems to be a time limit for connecting to the phone when first turning the camera on. If you try to make the connection several minutes later (yes, the camera is still powered on)- the camera has sometimes already "given up" and needs to be powered down and back up.

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Lenses / Re: Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« on: January 07, 2013, 08:44:02 AM »
People, seriously? Discussing what your favorite 2 lenses are in the context of a house fire? What next - a thread where you're in a sinking ship and what lenses you'll save?

No, no, no... you're shipwrecked on a desert isle and need the best lens for both self portraiture documenting your shrinking waistline AND to record your last sunsets while capturing the spectacular single-palm landscape...  ;D

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Thanks very much for the suggestions and links.

I realize that the following will be obvious to you, but it shows where I'm at on my learning curve:
My last camera was a Rebel XT and all my indoor photos were made using its popup flash. (I also often used the popup outside and in back-lit situations.) Other than that, I never really gave much thought to lighting and never considered the colour of indoor light.

Along comes the 6D, happily taking pictures without flash in very low light situations- producing useable photos at ISO 12,800. Useable, but who knew that the type of lighting would so dramatically affect the colour and tone of the results. D'oh!

The effect was pleasant with the LED lights of a Christmas tree early one morning, but I've developed a dislike for incandescent bulbs. Two of those mounted in wall sconces cast an orange-brown glow on a whole series of extended-family Christmas dinner shots, ruining the photos, although maybe I can fix that in photoshop.

The 6D has provided other surprises- it's pretty happy under fluorescent aircraft cabin lighting, at least during the day. Shots that ALWAYS required fill flash in the harsh contrasts of flight deck lighting are possible using the automatic HDR backlit setting. But- what I'm really looking forward to- door-off-aerial in a Cessna with my first full-frame- will have to wait, 'cause even for a canuck- it's way too friggin' cold to even think about that before April...  :o

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Hey guys- can you point me towards a thread or online resource that might encapsulate what's available and what I should be considering or perhaps even give me a fifty-cent summary here?

I'm a new 6D owner- first camera I've ever had that didn't include a built-in flash. Most of my photography is outdoors- landscape and aerial but I also take the usual family photos. The 320EX is in the price range I'd prefer but is there any compelling reason to consider something higher up the food chain such as a 430EX2 or 600EX-RT? Thanks!

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6D Sample Images / for those who snub the 6D AF...
« on: January 04, 2013, 11:26:08 AM »
Somewhere over North Carolina, aircraft closure rate about 900kts (1000 mph), 6D with kit 24-105L:

http://flic.kr/p/dHt6qF

(hmm... can't get the image to post. Sorry, link is valid.)

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Santa brought me a 6D full frame camera with the 24-105 f/4 L lens and also an 85mm f/1.8 prime.

Unfortunately, I checked and he charged it all to MY Visa account!
Same kit but no prime + a 32GB card, hoya CP and 15L Loweprowe backpack.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Likely Price Trend
« on: December 26, 2012, 08:48:36 AM »
Hi,

My wife is giving birth in July and I will have a 6D by then to take pics of the kid.

My only question is when to buy.  Is it likely that the 6D will drop in price from Dec. 2011 to July 2012?  If so, I will wait...
...
So when exactly are you going to buy the camera relative to the baby arrival?
A week before the due date of the baby?
The day it arrives?
A week after?

You do realise that babies can arrive both EARLY and late.
Something else for darkhound to consider- I've had the 6D for about 48 hours and there's a learning curve. He'd better give himself a month or so to learn to use the camera. Not just for the regular photographic traits but also for the quirks of the wifi and remote system which is slightly less than intuitive.


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Shooting With the EOS 6D in Costa Rica
« on: December 25, 2012, 11:39:27 AM »
I received my 6D a bit over a week ago and I really enjoy it so far.
Beautiful shots of YQB, Pag.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Shooting With the EOS 6D in Costa Rica
« on: December 25, 2012, 11:37:38 AM »
I haven't heard of many normal people(with maybe one aging aps-c body and one or two lenses) choosing the 6D, only pro's and serious enthusiasts who just want a new Canon toy.
Depends what you mean by "normal", I guess, but I went from a Rebel XT to the 6D. Oh, and- yeah, not counting the Rebel's kit lens, I only had a 40mm pancake and EF75-300...

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Canon General / Re: hello, and another request for suggestions
« on: December 24, 2012, 10:31:41 PM »
Impressive for the camera's ability to focus and shoot in a very dark room, no flash, 6D 24-105 f4 kit lens, ISO 12,800:

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Canon General / Re: hello, and another request for suggestions
« on: December 24, 2012, 03:53:01 PM »
Well, it took me almost 18 months of hanging around here, but finally- here's that upgrade:

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Lenses / Re: 2.8 vs F4
« on: December 18, 2012, 06:33:16 AM »
Is it like freeway numbers? Take the 55 to the 5 to the 10 the 15 to the 395 or take CA55 to I5 to I10 to I15 to US395. :-X

You left out the 405 to the 101 to the 170 to the 118 to the 210 :P

Won't you get hip to this timely tip
When you make that Photography trip
A-get your kicks on efff five-point-six


          --Nat King Cole (well...sort of  :P)
I was hearing Depeche Mode... ;)

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You people characterizing the 6D as "slooooowww " or knocking the AF- have you actually tested one? Until there are some reputable reviews out there or you have personal experience with the camera- you're just spreading misinformation.

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