All I wanted to know.... Thanks a million people.....
Eh? What are you getting all huffy about?
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All I wanted to know.... Thanks a million people.....
Bad...well I miss the joystick, even after a year, and outer focus points are not reliable even when they indicate AF was achieved, which is not often anyway. And getting there without a joystick is just too cumbersome to even try
I don't have the 6D but isn't it like every other Canon body where you can hit the AF pt button and can then rapidly scroll thru all (the few) AF points superfast using the control wheel? On bodies with few AF points i found this method quick and easy to do without removing the camera from my head, and often far easier than the joystick.
And to the OP, I hope you got a great deal on the 6D, IMO, Canon's best IQ FF body so far.
I have both the 6D and 5D3 and I agree with everything said so far. You'll be happy. Enjoy the camera.
One thing that limits my use of the 6D vs the 5D3 is an incompatibility of the SunPak RD2000 flash. I have 3 of these mightly little flashes that I have used for years and unfortunately they just don't meter ETTL correctly on the 6D. This of course has nothing to do with the 6D per se, it's just something that I have to live with. After all this time, SunPak has not issued a firmware update to work with the 6D and apparently has no plans to do so.
Oddly, the little RD2000 still works fine on the 5D3 and even the much newer 70D. It also doesn't work correctly on the SL1. So Canon must have done something different on how they communicate with the flash on the 6D and the SL1. Weird!
Regardless of my small issue, you'll love the camera. ENJOY!!
Also, any thoughts on SD cards? I'm eyeing up these Sandisk Extreme Plus cards. Not quite as fast as the Pro but they're a lot cheaper. Is the Sandisk Extreme Pro overkill? (Note - I have one 16Gb Extreme Pro I use with my EOS M - which probably is overkill!)
If you were comparing the Ultra (30/11.2 MB/s) to the Pro, yes, you can feel that difference in terms of a inconsistent huge delay before images appear when shooting in RAW mode, and when doing burst shooting, but I doubt there's enough difference between 80/60 MB/s and 95/80 MB/s to matter in most applications.
I have had mine for a year now. Love the wifi for commercial shoots, clients think its the bees knee and it helps a lot to see fine detail and composition etc. GPS is great too. I shoot regularly with confidence up to 25000iso. This thing focuses where I can t see with the center AF spot. A clear step up from the 5d2 in handling 'feel' and image quality . I regularly do commercial shoots at 1600iso.
Bad...well I miss the joystick, even after a year, and outer focus points are not reliable even when they indicate AF was achieved, which is not often anyway. And getting there without a joystick is just too cumbersome to even try.
Pared with my 40mm pancake its a little bigger but far far superior to a X100s. But the cherry on the cake is the silent shutter!
I have written a lot about the 6D here ( plus many images ) http://thelazytravelphotographer.blogspot.com/
It's done!! Woo-hoo!!
Congrats, both on camera and birthday!
I am sure you will appreciate the 6D
"I guess I'm just looking for some encouragement to buy the 6D"
We here for you. DO IT, DO IT, DO IT
6D will be great if you don't have a need adv AF. With true Auto ISO, you will enjoy shooting in M mode more. Throw in 40pancake, you will not miss A7r at all.
Other than the much better really high ISO ability, you'll be happier with the 6D if you ever have the need to really lift the shadows. Vertical or horizontal banding noise could be pretty ugly on the 5D II when pushed. Seems far far better on the 6D. The electronic leveler is nice as well if shooting in the dark/night much.
I have a few full sized high iso crop examples here shooting the Milky Way. http://www.extremeinstability.com/2013-5-4b.html
I have both and my rather random thoughts would as follows:
The 6D is a really good fit in hand, better than the 5D/5DII. Although only slightly smaller it is more 'handy'.
The AF seems to be more precise than the 5D/5DII on all points.
The 6D uses some kind of colour metering whereas the 5DII doesn't. Haven't made my mind up on this yet, it behaves differently to the 5DII in some situation ( bright blue).
The overall 'IQ' is remarkable. There is a subtle improvement in low ISO, very good, film like tonal graduation and greater latitude at both ends of the EVA range. High ISO is astonishing and way ahead of the 5DII from about ISO 800 onwards. Overall I would put the 6D up against an A7r any day, there is not as much practical difference between 20 mp and 36 mp on FF as you may think, and the whole DR range on the 6D is very useable, making real world differences academic most of the time.
The 6D has a polymer top plate which feels identical to the mag alloy top of the 5DII but does get scuffed and scratched more easily as it is relatively soft.
Now the bad bits, at least for me. It uses the 'second tier' userface and ergonomics. The controls work fine per se, but moving between each is annoying, at least for me. However as you have sold your 5DII you won't have this issue. The top command wheel is very softly click stopped, and the rear command wheel is, well to be polite, disappointing after the 5DII. Also the flash compensation has to be done via the main menu although you can assign it to quick menu and then it is quite useable to be fair. So to summarise I'd say it's not as 'positive' on the controls as the 5DII series, but you get used to it and then it works fine.