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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 #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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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #37 on: September 07, 2012, 10:26:20 PM »
The rumor states:
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22mp (Same sensor as 5D2)

Shouldn't that be "Same as 5D3" or is it "21mp (Same sensor as 5D3)"??

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #38 on: September 07, 2012, 10:28:09 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.

The 5D2 is better at leaving money in your wallet than the 5D3 after a trip to the store to buy a new one :)

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #39 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 #40 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 #41 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 #42 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 #43 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 #44 on: September 07, 2012, 11:25:43 PM »
odds it'll have decent ISO 12800?  In cam HDR? AFMA?

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