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Re: Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII
« Reply #75 on: February 18, 2013, 12:55:42 PM »

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Re: Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII
« Reply #76 on: February 18, 2013, 03:21:24 PM »
The only reason I don't have a 6D right now is because of it's size and weight. Comfort is a big thing for me when shooting and the overall feel of the 6D just doesn't do it for me. Loved your review, though! and some great images. Thanks for sharing! =)
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Re: Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII
« Reply #77 on: February 22, 2013, 08:48:58 PM »
Excellent review Dustin! Only thing stopping me from getting a 6D is a price drop *hoping*  :)

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Re: Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII
« Reply #78 on: February 23, 2013, 01:00:08 AM »
I'm really enjoying the 6D as a landscape model.  The dynamic range and slightly smoother color have given me a lot of options in shooting.  I've been uploading a series to Flickr all from the 6D.  Here's the one I put up today:


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Re: Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII
« Reply #79 on: February 23, 2013, 02:33:02 AM »
Only thing stopping me from getting a 6D is a price drop *hoping*  :)

Would you people stop recommending the 6d and resume bashing it again - this way the price will never go down :-p ... or only at a rate of 5€/week like now, I hope 6d will reach market saturation in the next time so that there'll be a bigger jump.

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Re: Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII
« Reply #80 on: February 23, 2013, 03:22:37 AM »
You are making me cry  :'( I thought life would be easier by just getting the 5D MIII, but here you go with the review >.< I wanted the better AF but im coming to realize that I will either start practicing landscapes or do portraits and I think the AF is sufficient, plus I can get a nice lens with it too, and better tripod. Sigh, decisions, decisions.

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Re: Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII
« Reply #81 on: February 23, 2013, 10:24:46 AM »
I'm really enjoying the 6D as a landscape model.  The dynamic range and slightly smoother color have given me a lot of options in shooting.  I've been uploading a series to Flickr all from the 6D.  Here's the one I put up today:


Winter's Splendor #5 - Frosted by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

Dude, I want to be you when I grow up.
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LOL!  For the record, I'm 36
6D x 2 | EOS-M w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + EF Adapter| Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | 100L | 135L | 70-300L -----OLD SCHOOL----- SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5, Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5, SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8, Helios 44-2 and 44-4, Super Takumar 150mm f/4

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Re: Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII
« Reply #81 on: February 23, 2013, 10:24:46 AM »

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Re: Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII
« Reply #82 on: February 23, 2013, 10:27:21 AM »
The only reason I don't have a 6D right now is because of it's size and weight. Comfort is a big thing for me when shooting and the overall feel of the 6D just doesn't do it for me. Loved your review, though! and some great images. Thanks for sharing! =)

Interesting.  Size and weight as in you want larger, I'm assuming, as they don't really come lighter in a FF DSLR.  The feel of a camera in your hands is a big deal, for sure - I find that is a real plus for me personally with the 6D. I love the grip.  Way beyond my 5DMKII.  But, I don't have huge hands - somewhere between M and L glove size.  Someone with larger hands wouldn't potentially have my comfort level with the 6D.
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Re: Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII
« Reply #83 on: February 23, 2013, 10:29:15 AM »
Excellent review Dustin! Only thing stopping me from getting a 6D is a price drop *hoping*  :)

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I'm sure it will happen at some point, but I do doubt it will be significant before holiday 2013.  Dropping the price too low on the 6D might have the unintended effect of cannibalizing 5DIII sales.
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Re: Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII
« Reply #84 on: February 23, 2013, 10:30:40 AM »
You are making me cry  :'( I thought life would be easier by just getting the 5D MIII, but here you go with the review >.< I wanted the better AF but im coming to realize that I will either start practicing landscapes or do portraits and I think the AF is sufficient, plus I can get a nice lens with it too, and better tripod. Sigh, decisions, decisions.

Sorry to muddy the waters.  I think it really comes down to two things:  1)  your style of photography and whether or not you actually need the better AF of the 5DIII and 2) how much money you want to spend, or, rather, if you want to spend it all on a camera body or get a body and lens or two.
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Re: Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII
« Reply #85 on: February 23, 2013, 10:46:19 AM »
I wanted the better AF but im coming to realize that I will either start practicing landscapes or do portraits and I think the AF is sufficient, plus I can get a nice lens with it too, and better tripod. Sigh, decisions, decisions.
if you want to spend it all on a camera body or get a body and lens or two.

Esp. reading Dustin's real world review and posts here I came the conclusion that I'll go with better/more non-body gear, I've put the 6d->5d3 difference in a 17-40L, books, large cpl/nd filters and flash accessories like diffusers and a bracket.

The 5d3 is very nice and the af enables shooting my 60d or 6d cannot do, but it's also only a camera after all and for most shooting styles the photog and the lenses make the difference. Plus I've seen how much value a camera body like the 5d looses quckly, so I'm definitely not willing to pay €3000 for a camera unless I would have full amortization with more/better paid contracts.

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Re: Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII
« Reply #86 on: February 23, 2013, 05:34:01 PM »
Excellent review Dustin! Only thing stopping me from getting a 6D is a price drop *hoping*  :)

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I'm sure it will happen at some point, but I do doubt it will be significant before holiday 2013.  Dropping the price too low on the 6D might have the unintended effect of cannibalizing 5DIII sales.
I see. What holiday? What does your "holiday" mean for us non - North Americans? :-)

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Re: Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII
« Reply #87 on: February 23, 2013, 05:47:08 PM »
Excellent review Dustin! Only thing stopping me from getting a 6D is a price drop *hoping*  :)

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I'm sure it will happen at some point, but I do doubt it will be significant before holiday 2013.  Dropping the price too low on the 6D might have the unintended effect of cannibalizing 5DIII sales.
I see. What holiday? What does your "holiday" mean for us non - North Americans? :-)

Sorry - I was referring to the traditional end of the year holiday season for North Americans - essentially November and December.
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Re: Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII
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Re: Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII
« Reply #88 on: February 23, 2013, 05:49:16 PM »
No worries Dustin! I hope you are wrong!  ;)

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Re: Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII
« Reply #89 on: February 25, 2013, 06:29:23 PM »
Excellent review Dustin! Only thing stopping me from getting a 6D is a price drop *hoping*  :)

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I'm sure it will happen at some point, but I do doubt it will be significant before holiday 2013.  Dropping the price too low on the 6D might have the unintended effect of cannibalizing 5DIII sales.
I might just got lucky! :) The price here in Sweden just went down to equivalent of $2.471 tonight at one of the retailer. The offer is valid throughout this week. I might take the chance and pull the trigger...

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Re: Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII
« Reply #89 on: February 25, 2013, 06:29:23 PM »