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as a side note, in terms of AF assist with a 600EX, there was no noticeable difference in time between focus acquisition with the flash on (AF assist on) or switched off while shooting social shots in a nightclub for me

EOS Bodies / Re: No RAW support for the 6D in DPP.....shame
« on: December 05, 2012, 06:44:27 AM »
I'd get your facts straight... my 6D raw files were read straight out of the DPP version bundled with my 6D... (

EDIT: btw, just how did you "realise" this?

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D wi-fi controlling video?
« on: December 01, 2012, 09:03:17 PM »
unfortunately if you have wifi enabled, flipping over to video mode displays "Video recording disabled when Wi-Fi enabled" or something similar

EOS Bodies / Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« on: December 01, 2012, 08:57:20 AM »
the outside points have a little trouble in low light as predicted, no problem with the AF Assist on my flash turned on though, and no worries under normal lighting, roughly on par with the centre point of my 600D I had over my other shoulder

Don't have a 5D3 to compare other than in store, which won't really tell me much.

As for the portrait shoot I did the day I got the camera, accuracy was spot on when focusing on the eye, even with a non canon 70-200 2.8

EOS Bodies / Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« on: December 01, 2012, 06:56:12 AM »
got mine a couple of days ago, massive upgrade from my 600D

The thing focuses like crazy in low light - I'm primarily a nightclub/social photographer

not a pixel peeper, but the IQ, even at 12800 easily fits my needs

Yet to test the GPS, however the wi-fi feature is pretty handy. Unlike the Eye-fi cards, when connected to a phone via wifi/app, doesn't transfer the photos automatically, instead you have to "pull" the photos from the camera - suits my needs better than the eye-fi method, but when connected to a computer will transfer everything.

Operation is very similar to working with the 60D, with a few elements of the 7D (I work in a camera store, so I get a chance to play with pretty much anything)

still haven't had it long enough to fully understand the way the camera work - but I'm quite happy with it

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Coming Nov. 30th?
« on: November 19, 2012, 06:13:13 PM »
the sooner the better! hope for some xmas promotions as well! but probably not..

Since a lot of people who want Canon, but not the €3000 5d3 or older 5d2 are waiting for the 6d, I guess there won't be any promotions or price drops for ~2 month after general availability.
If you're lucky enough to be in AUS, Canon are offering $300 cashback on the 6D/24-105, probably just to get rid of the lenses prior to the new 24-70 f/4

Tempted to take up this offer and get the lens for ~$500 more than I'd pay for just the body

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Coming Nov. 30th?
« on: November 18, 2012, 05:54:20 AM »
Australian release date 30-11-12


Lenses / Re: Best solution for organizing numerous lenshoods
« on: November 04, 2012, 05:27:08 PM »
I just leave them reverse mounted on each lens thy belong to, simple

In terms of SLRs I'm a big of a newbie

2005: receive 350D
Mid 2009: break 350D, buy 450D
NYE 2009: receive second-hand 400D as a gift (backup body)
2011: buy 600D, sell 400D, relegate 450D to backup/ girlfriend
2012: order 6D

Lenses: 28-135, 50mm 1.8, 28mm 2.8 (no AF anymore), 40mm 2.8,
Tokina 11-16 2.8, Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC, Sigma 70-200 2.8 OS

Lenses / Re: 24-105L vs 24-70 Tamron VC
« on: October 29, 2012, 04:01:06 PM »
If you really want to buy something, get the 24-70 VC. You won't look back, far better option than the 24-105 in terms of sharpness, but heavy. I have one and love it.

Otherwise if you're happy with primes, just stick to what you've got.

Software & Accessories / Re: Needing a primer on batteries
« on: October 08, 2012, 07:29:42 PM »
Bought two identical off-brand batteries for my 450D a few years back, one failed within 2 months, the other is still working... so within my limited experience, that's a 50% fail rate there

having said that, I had a mix of 5-6 official and off-brand batteries for my 350D/400D combo, couldn't really tell the difference with those ones, so it really comes down to the quality of the brand of battery I guess

as posted above, just how better is the D600?

specs mean nothing if performance doesn't match?

AF coverage area on it seems pretty small (see here)

if the 6D's coverage area is as good as, if not better, than the 5D2, then I'll be satisfied

I'm getting quite sick of reading whinging posts because of a perceived "slight"

many "commenters" here seem to expect 1DX quality at the price of an 1100D...

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« on: September 16, 2012, 11:30:37 PM »
this camera is seriously tempting me, maybe because I'm in a minority group - my current kit consists of the 600D & 450D bodies, with the following lenses:
EF 28mm 2.8
EF 40mm 2.8
EF 50mm 1.8
Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC
Sigma 70-200 2.8 OS
Tokina 11-16 2.8
along with the 580EX II and 600EX-RT Speedlights

with the exception of the last lens (which I usually only use on my "backup" body if I'm using two at once) they're all FF compatible.

Most of my work is social photography - nightclubs parties etc, with a bit of landscape and portraiture here and there, so the AF system doesn't worry me.
Small boost in MP, again, doesn't phase me - probably a downside considering the number of shots I take per gig...
SD media - perfect, I've got 8 or so cards floating around here
No built in flash - primary downside for me, considering I do a bit of off camera flash triggered by my 600D, but then if I get the Speedlite 90EX with the EOS M I'm also considering for my gf, that does flash triggering too...
Wireless - cool, will work well with my current system using an Eye-Fi in the 600D
Non-articulated LCD - oh well, can't have everything I want - does come in handy sometimes

if it's priced around the AU$2k mark, I'll probably grab one - working at one of the biggest camera retailers in the country has it's advantages if I want to borrow one to test out, or get a slight discount on....

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