So, do the photos come out reversed, left to right?
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i don't think anyone has said the 6d af is in the same ballpark as the 5diii. Center point only, its probably a tie, but everything else its not even close.
Thank you to everyone for your comments and suggestions.
I gave the 6D another hard look. Anyone who own it - is the lack of thumb-multipoint control tough to get used to? I love the thumb multi-control.
Oh, something that bothers me about the 6D is the 1/4000th shutter, but even more so, the 1/180's X-Sync for flash/strobes. That could be a problem as 1/200 is already rough.
I have a request in to my account rep. to see what they can do on the 6D. After tax and shipping, the 5D2 refurb set me back $1,611. B&H, Adorama, etc. w/out the tax implication, the 6D is presently $1,789. If I can get them below $1,700 that's not going to be a tough decision (5D2 refurb vs. new 6D).
Actually, thinking out loud, I was considering adding a Mack warranty on the 5D2 refurb and that would make the difference far smaller.
I am impressed with the 6D's noise vs. 5D2. Obviously, smokes the 7D. The 5D2 'feels old' after using the 5D3 for almost three months now.
PS: You could of course do as most on this site would: sit on your derriere behind your computer, not shooting much if at all and wait for the Eos 7D MarkII to appear... No, seriously, when I read comments like "no compromise buying "old equipment" then I just laugh and know: another wanna be! Maybe the pro scene here in Japan is not as 'advanced' as in the States, but you would be surprised how many Eos 7D's you see in the bag of many a PRO! Get yourself one and shoot away!
For me, overall, I prefer the 24-105L for portrait work, but for more general purpose work, the 24-70L II is probably the better lens, over all.
Not sure whether to be frustrated or grateful after reading this. I'm getting the 24-70 II, and had planned to sell my 24-105 this week. But you've got a great point - the flexibility to go from wide to a headshot is very useful. I'd not use it outdoors (where I prefer fast primes to blur the background), but rather indoors with a backdrop and monolight+Speedlites in softboxes. In that situation, I'm stopped down a bit because I've got plenty of light and no need for background blur, and as you say, perfect sharpness isn't usually necessary or even desirable.
If nothing else, I suppose I should hang onto the 24-105 for a while.
(By the way, I'm grateful - thanks!)
This camera would have a pixel density equal to a 61mp full frame camera, that is far beyond the resolving power of most lenses.
Grrrrr....would people quit saying entirely wrong stuff like that please? First of all resolving power doesn't work like that. Second, even if it did the better lenses can already resolve up into the many hundreds of megapixels on full frame.