« on: May 05, 2014, 03:02:59 PM »
Are there really two threads going on about this camera's AF pushing 20 pages now?
Why can't people just agree to disagree, and accept the fact the 6D is a great camera for what it is - an entry level FF body with great IQ but with simplified AF.
Sometimes one tool is better than another based on needs/wants.
To put things in perspective, my SLRs are playing backup to my EOS M at the moment
Actually there appears to be two threads going on. One is about the 5D3 (the hostile hijacking of the original thread), the other is about the 6D (the original thread). I've tried to agree to disagree, but that's not always possible.
Unfortunately there is not a satisfactory amount of practical information about specifically the 6D's autofocus, and how best to use it, in this thread. I've tried to share my impression of its capabilities (and limitations) based on 13 months' experience and 15,000 shutter cycles, on my 6D. I have used 8 lenses (9 if you count a TC combination) on it over this period of time. I feel there are a few others who briefly contributed to this thread, that I could learn more from. But they might have been soured by the thread's hijacking.
As for your DSLR playing backup to an EOS M, I'm not sure why that would be. Whatever works for you.
Just to be clear, the OP in this thread DID ask about the 5D3 vs. the 6D.
+1 ... but then, you see what you want to see. Not that it is surprising though.
Well that would make the title of the thread misleading...it should have been "6D vs 5D3 autofocus capabilities, let's bust a hole in one while heaping fanboy praise on the other one." That is what would not be surprising...And since you want to be clear, how about reading the context of what the OP was saying? He said he didn't want quirky autofocus behavior with fast lenses, and yet said he also didn't intend to make a living from his photography. That last part to me, was code for "I don't think I need to spend the extra 1000 Euros to get the better autofocus". For my part, I posted a difficult shot in very low light with a fast wide angle prime lens, that achieved the focus plane I wanted, via focus recompose on the 6D. A shot that the OP would never need to attempt, actually...The 6D has its quirks, and the AF sensor is its biggest compromise. Everybody knows that. To keep belaboring it, is silly. But the first post in this thread by the OP, did not scream out a need to buy a 5D3. Clarity is a wonderful thing.
Whatever Carl. TBH, I don't care what you think
Feeling is extremely mutual.
Come on boys, hug it out. Hug it out...
Thanks, but not in this case!