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Canon 6D + 24-70mm f 2.8 mark ii?
« on: December 07, 2012, 03:08:23 AM »
Good combo?
I'm mostly interested in the wifi and I mostly shoot in manual mode so the autofocus points don't mean anything to me haha.  Upgrading from a film canonet camera.

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Canon 6D + 24-70mm f 2.8 mark ii?
« on: December 07, 2012, 03:08:23 AM »

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Re: Canon 6D + 24-70mm f 2.8 mark ii?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2012, 12:42:14 PM »
With your needs....I don't see anything wrong :)
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Re: Canon 6D + 24-70mm f 2.8 mark ii?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2012, 01:11:42 PM »
If you use manual focus, then you might save some money and get a 24-70mm f/2.8L version 1.  You can get them used for 1200.00 or so. 
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Re: Canon 6D + 24-70mm f 2.8 mark ii?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2012, 02:01:45 PM »
Good combo?
I'm mostly interested in the wifi and I mostly shoot in manual mode so the autofocus points don't mean anything to me haha.  Upgrading from a film canonet camera.

you might be dissappointed with the modern focussing screens.  i find it very difficult to manually focus on those on 2.8 lenses in anything but the very best light, and dont even get me started on my 1.2 lenses lol

although i believe there is a high precision screen available for the camera already...
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Re: Canon 6D + 24-70mm f 2.8 mark ii?
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2012, 05:56:42 AM »
I'm mostly interested in the wifi and I mostly shoot in manual mode so the autofocus points don't mean anything to me haha.  Upgrading from a film canonet camera.
* This is probably the combo I'm going to get - but you're throwing part of the money away because apart from  the better corner sharpness the 24-70ii has the added advantage of the most precise af system, but only in combination with a 1dx/5d3.

* Even if you mf a good af system might help with focus confirmation, so the 5d3/1dx should still have the edge if you use that.

* If mf'ing the 6d has the big advantage of taking a replacement screen, like the 1dx, but unlike the 5d3. For other advantages of the 6d see here: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=11309.0

* Read this: http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/11/canon-24-70-mk-ii-variation

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Re: Canon 6D + 24-70mm f 2.8 mark ii?
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2012, 05:56:42 AM »