Wow this camera's price is dropping fast. Must not be selling well...
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F8 focussing would be most welcome, but I doubt it will happen....
I said the quality of MY 6D is CRAP. Not all 6D's. I still feel it's a high quality camera despite the on button being very intermittent. I would recommend it to all my amateur photographer buddies who don't shoot sports.
On a side note,
I discovered over the weekend that if I just LEAVE the switch on and let it power itself off or sleep after 1-2 minutes, it works. It's just when I use it and turn it on and off, it sometimes doesn't turn on. Only heavy usage causes this issue. Perhaps the electronics are overheating? If I turn it on and take 5-10 shots, it will work flawlessly when I turn it on and off. But if I take 30-50 shots in 5 minutes or take over 2 minutes of video, it may not turn back on until I wait a few hours and take out the batteries/card and flick the power button on about 10 times to get it to work again.
I haven't dropped it off to Canon yet since I want to use it this week to take some pictures. I just leave the switch on the entire time just to be safe...
It's complicated as to why I can't return it to the retailer. It was part of a 6D kit that my friend and I purchased together. I paid 1600 for the body, he paid 750 ish for the lens.
But he ended up selling the lens to some stranger on Craigslist so now I can't return the full kit in exchange for a new kit unless we HUNT down that guy that bought the lens and convince him to return it.
Sorry, couldn't resist...
Did I hear "there is a small mouse inside operating the AF???"
I just took a look at the camera and discovered I accidentally changed the wrong setting at some point - exposure compensation was at +3, which definitely explains the over exposed images. Both suggestions made are appreciated and will be implemented, thank you.
EC doesnt do anything in manual mode though unless its flash EC with an on camera flash
I tried two copies and on both autofocus was accurate and pretty fast (5D II / 7D) - nothing to complain about.
Optical the lens is perfect to me, never saw such a great performance at 1,4.
The first copy had a squeaking HSM so I returned it. The second one ist much better in terms of squeaking :-))
I heard that HSM sometimes can be "squeaky".
Some samples if you like: http://www.flickr.com/photos/62909363@N02/sets/72157632986987422/
Why not the sigma 35mm? Its by most accounts better and cheaper than the canon.
How is the auto-focus of this lens?