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Chuck Alaimo

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Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2012, 08:58:03 PM »
At this point getting a 5DM3 makes more sense being that its only $800 or so more unless the little wifi and gps thing floats your boat.

Actually, part of me kind of digs the idea of a lighter body as well...  We'll see...
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Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2012, 08:58:03 PM »

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Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2012, 09:01:37 PM »
At this point getting a 5DM3 makes more sense being that its only $800 or so more unless the little wifi and gps thing floats your boat.

If you're satisfied with just a very good center point, 6D makes more sense since @$800, you can get very good L lenses already.  E.g., just add a little bit more and you have an MPE-65 or 24-105 or a 17-40.  For first time budget FF users, a lens might be more important than having the amazing sports AF of 5D mark III.  On top of that you also get wifi and gps.  For travel photography, these features are very handy.  Oh and add to that the significantly lighter body.  For all-day hike for example, it will be heaven for some.

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Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2012, 10:20:07 PM »
How is the body? Does it feel similar to the 60D? Also, how's the AF system. While it may not be like 5D3s but in it's own right is it snappy and quick? Cannot wait to see some IQ and ISO comparison between 6d, 5d2 and 5d3.
I would also be curious to learn whether the shutter feels as quick as that of the 5DIII, and whether the mirror blackout time feels as short as that of the 5DIII.  These are nice advantages that the 5DIII has over the 5DII.  A snappy, responsive 6D could be a nice camera.

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Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2012, 10:26:05 PM »
If I am shooting mostly wide angle with it, as long as the AF is halfway decent I should be OK.  I rather like the idea of the weight - usually I prefer something with some weight to it (it's one of the reasons I go with a grip!), but I rather like the idea of have as lighter weight ungripped body for the last 2 hours of a reception, where your more than likely holding the camera up over peoples heads.  By that point your arms are tired, so hefting a mk3 with grip after shooting most of the day with a 70-200, it hurts!!!!!
I'm with you on that!  Carrying a heavy camera & lens for hours and hours starts to hurt.  I like the idea of a lighter but still high quality camera.  This camera got bashed terribly at introduction for all sorts of perceived faults, but one thing Canon did right was to make it smaller and lighter.  There is definitely a market for a smaller and lighter full-frame DSLR.  I love that at the same time they are introducing improved small primes, like the 28/2.8 IS and 35/2 IS, and reducing the size & weight of the 24-70/2.8L.
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Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2012, 01:31:27 AM »
At this point getting a 5DM3 makes more sense being that its only $800 or so more unless the little wifi and gps thing floats your boat.

How does this comment make any sense? If you are a millionaire I agree. For normal people it totally doesn't make any sense at all. It is one third more. You can get an additional DX body or a great lense for that difference.
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Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2012, 01:31:27 AM »