« on: December 30, 2012, 11:40:04 AM »
Just out of curiosity
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Hi, thanks for your review and comments.
I think that internet camera specs cause many to look at camera and figures and judge purely on those numbers. In my opinion, it's how a camera performs is more important. A good camera is more than the sum of it's parts. For years I have used a 5DII to good effect, using the single point and recompose method and eg-s view screen. Who needs 61 points when a really good central point and a bit of honed skill work great.
When I looked over the 6D's specs I thought to myself that many photographers will dismiss this fab camera purely on paper specs, which is a pity because I think that often a "back to basics" approach can re-awaken one's photography. A good photo always takes a bit of effort, having a machine which causes one to work at a photo I think is a good thing and helps one to pick their shots and not the all too often seen "pray and spray" approach of the modern generation.
This camera appeals for it's small size, price point and unencumbered features list. I hear what the reviewer says about lens balance with f2.8 zooms. Might I suggest the new 24-70 f4 L IS and 70-200 f4 L IS would be a better suit? Or even the fantastic (and sorely misunderstood) 70-300 L IS.
calling it or pricing it like a 1D series camera unless you really only want to sell 5 of them worldwide. Didn't you learn your lesson with the 5D2 and 1Ds mkIII? Nikon learned. There aren't enough people willing to buy cameras priced at $5K, $6k or $7k to turn a real profit unless this is a Boy's Club move designed for reputational purposes only.
Do not listen to folks who claim they need a rugged, super heavy camera to shoot high resolution applications. It doesn't rain in studios to my knowledge and anyone shooting landscapes or archtecture in the rain are kinda nuts. I own a 5D2 and a 3Dx and now a D800E (yet to accompany me on a photo trip) and the 3Dx is so unnecessarily large and heavy that I reach for my 5D2 90% of the time for hiking and the backcountry. That's not the way it should be because the D3x is a much better camera than the 5D2.
50 MPs? Are you cramming this many Px on a 35mm format sensor so that you can justify the rumor price? I'll take 50 MPs no sweat but I'll pay market price for them based on Nikon's price of $3299 for 36 MP. That's about $4600 tops.
And finally, to those who inexplicably wish to see high a resolution camera released in a 1D series body, keep in mind that Canon doesn't run rebates or reduce the price of 1D series cameras until clearance time.
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
Switching over from Nikon Interested In buying a new Canon 5D MKII($1529.00) either body only or with 24-105 lens(2399.00).
I see prices on body only seem to be coming down a bit but holding steady on body & lens kit!
Do we think we will see any large price drops in the U.S. market and how long should I hold out?
Thanks In Advance