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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2012, 09:13:40 PM »
I would love a better sensor (DR comparable to sony sensors), articulated screen (instead of touchscreen) and in a 7D body.  I guess I'll sit this out again.  I'll just go for lenses again.    :(

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2012, 09:13:40 PM »

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2012, 09:25:21 PM »
Canon Inc. cannot launch an entirely new xD model in 2012 with a 2008 sensor coupled with a 2009 AF plus a gimmicky screen in a plastic body (lower build quality than say a 7D) -> they'd be laughed at, unless it was super-cheap for a FF body, but then why would it have an xD name for that would just devalue the branding at a time when Canon are charging top whack for Pro& Semi-pro gear? ???

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2012, 09:35:30 PM »
I have spoken to a few friends who own the 5D3 and while it is a wonderful camera, they are still torn between it and the 5D2. Like most cameras, even though the 5D3 was meant to be a replacement/upgrade to the 5D2, there are still some things the 5D2 does better, or just as well.

If the 6D does come out and it has a lower build quality than the 5D3, I would say stick with the 5D2. They are going to continue to drop in price new and used. I love my 5D2, it takes amazing photos. Honestly, the $3400 for the 5D3 is keeping me from "upgrading". That's way more money than I want to spend considering I have a 21mp FF camera at the ready. It will be interesting to see what Canon considers as a "replacement" for the 5D2. I still believe an affordable FF body is needed and the 5D2 could use some upgrades, but will the upgrades be worth the price if you already have a 5D2???

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2012, 09:38:24 PM »
It's not a mechanical issue on a FF to have a pop up but a user preference. Basically they suck :)

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2012, 09:45:35 PM »
Seriously, does anyone believe in 6D?

Well, yes and no.

The 5DII will go out of production eventually (it's now 4 years old).
When that happens, what is Canon going to do?

Keep offering the 5DIII at $3500 as the only 'affordable' FF option ??? .
Drop the 5DIII price to $2000 - same as the 5DII now?

Both are quite unlikely to happen in the next two years.

So, Canon will have to offer a new $2K FF camera after the 5DII gets discontinued.
They will have no choice, after Nikon announces the D600 next week (for $1800 - my prediction).

The thing is, this entry level FF camera will not be called the 6D and will not be announced this year.
So, this current rumor is of very low quality - even though the specs sound about right.
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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2012, 09:47:18 PM »
It's not a mechanical issue on a FF to have a pop up but a user preference. Basically they suck :)

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #36 on: September 07, 2012, 10:22:20 PM »
I have spoken to a few friends who own the 5D3 and while it is a wonderful camera, they are still torn between it and the 5D2. Like most cameras, even though the 5D3 was meant to be a replacement/upgrade to the 5D2, there are still some things the 5D2 does better, or just as well.

If the 6D does come out and it has a lower build quality than the 5D3, I would say stick with the 5D2. They are going to continue to drop in price new and used. I love my 5D2, it takes amazing photos. Honestly, the $3400 for the 5D3 is keeping me from "upgrading". That's way more money than I want to spend considering I have a 21mp FF camera at the ready. It will be interesting to see what Canon considers as a "replacement" for the 5D2. I still believe an affordable FF body is needed and the 5D2 could use some upgrades, but will the upgrades be worth the price if you already have a 5D2???

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Not to get off topic, but I owned the 5D Mark II and now have a 5D Mark III.  Excactly what does the 5D2 do better?  I cannot possibly think of ONE thing it does better. 
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« Reply #36 on: September 07, 2012, 10:22:20 PM »

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #37 on: September 07, 2012, 10:38:12 PM »

Not to get off topic, but I owned the 5D Mark II and now have a 5D Mark III.  Excactly what does the 5D2 do better?  I cannot possibly think of ONE thing it does better.
I've had both, and I can see the AF points in very low light with the 5D MK II, but not the MK III.  That is a biggie for some, who like to know where they are focusing, otherwise, the 5D MK III is a better camera.

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #38 on: September 07, 2012, 10:49:05 PM »

Not to get off topic, but I owned the 5D Mark II and now have a 5D Mark III.  Excactly what does the 5D2 do better?  I cannot possibly think of ONE thing it does better.
I've had both, and I can see the AF points in very low light with the 5D MK II, but not the MK III.  That is a biggie for some, who like to know where they are focusing, otherwise, the 5D MK III is a better camera.

Oh yes, I do remember the red AF points.  You know, I guess I do miss that.
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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #39 on: September 07, 2012, 11:02:22 PM »
Since it's going to have a lower build quality than the 5D Mark III, I can imagine it as a FF xxD with a magnesium alloy body just like the old 50D. Maybe just a bit more bulked up kinda like how the 5D3 is a bit bigger than the 7D. I would say a FF 7D body but then that would be pretty much the 5D3  ;D

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2012, 11:16:57 PM »
If it gets announced, I expect it to be named the 5Ds which follows the 1D to 1Ds precedent.
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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #41 on: September 07, 2012, 11:24:00 PM »
I will pre-order this camera if it's better than the 5d mkii and not too much more expensive. If not... I'll just shop around for a used mkii and live with the AF system.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my 5DII. If you are not primarily shooting sports or birds, you won't have a problem with it.

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #42 on: September 07, 2012, 11:25:43 PM »
odds it'll have decent ISO 12800?  In cam HDR? AFMA?

With the first and last, I'd be in love.  With all 3 I'd be in heaven.

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #43 on: September 07, 2012, 11:41:29 PM »
I would love a better sensor (DR comparable to sony sensors), articulated screen (instead of touchscreen) and in a 7D body.  I guess I'll sit this out again.  I'll just go for lenses again.    :(

Please...
The D800 (reputed to be Sony's best sensor to date) only has higher DR at two ISO settings and only at a huge downsample ratio throwing away ~75% of its pixels, and even then that is only if you believe DxO represents the sole source of empirical data.
DPReview shows the base sensor performance of the 5DmkIII has the greater DR range than the 36mp Sony sensor.
Personally I would rather have greater performance in hand and in the field than on paper under an extremely narrow set of parameters...
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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #44 on: September 08, 2012, 12:01:35 AM »
come to think of it, 7Ds is a more likely model name.
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