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Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« Reply #180 on: September 17, 2012, 04:29:48 AM »
No AFMA

Where does it say that?

IT IS REALLY ONLY 1 CROSS TYPE AF SENSOR!!!!
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+1 ... it's really designed to be a rebelized 5d2, just one cross-type is absolutely arrogant considering even the rebels have all cross and the d600 ... no, I don't want to think about it.

An absolute pity though, the rest is quite ok, they even gave the 6d the silent shutter from the 5d3. The only really interesting thing is the wi-fi control.

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« Reply #180 on: September 17, 2012, 04:29:48 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« Reply #181 on: September 17, 2012, 04:31:18 AM »
Only, 1 cross AF point. Grrrrrrrh...

From http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canon-eos-6d/6:

"Whereas Nikon seems to have taken the approach of taking away as little as possible from D800 when creating the D600, Canon appears almost to have gone the other way, removing as much as it thinks it can get away with at the price. The result is the kind of conservative, slightly unimaginative design that's become the company's hallmark."

So, we get 3 duds in a single day announcement from Canon.

PS: Only consolation is the 6D gets the AF micro-adjustment from 5D3.

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« Reply #182 on: September 17, 2012, 04:33:37 AM »
I have to admit unfortunately that I'm not so outraged as everyone else. (sorry).  :-[
I guess I must be more of the target market than some of you guys...(going from a 7d to FF to get better IQ, not pro, just enjoy shooting)
It's a camera; not one I'll buy now; (heck I probably would go for it if I hadn't already got the 5d3).

11 af....well 99% of the time I just shoot the centre one anyways and recompose. - What we really need to know is are they all double cross type or not. If they're not then yes I agree they've really crippled it just for the sake of it.
GPS, agree with some people; it's not something that bothers me, wouldn't call it a gimmick as such, but not something I'd use.
Touchscreen. Can't see why people are so against these. You can disable it if you want, but otherwise iPhone style pinch to zoom is a great way of manipulating a review screen. I'm more bothered that its not a tilty/swivelly screen, which I could see being handy for interesting compositions..shooting from the floor on a low tripod for example.

In terms of price (considering the wireless),
WFT-E7A (for 5d3) - $780
WFT-E5A (for 7d) - $649
WFT-E6A (for 1DX) - $599
These are just Adorama's current prices, but they're fairly typical. - 6D to have wireless built in. If the $2099 is accurate, then you have to include 5 to 6 hundred dollars for something Canon would have made you buy separately.  (Yes I know people will say - "its a feature I don't want anyway....I should be allowed to choose whether I get wireless", well yes but....stifling development and not giving us new features would mean that we'd all still be on video free stills cameras without review screens on the back. Heck if it had still been an opt in rather than something everyone expected we'd maybe all be back in Manual focus territory).

Feel free to disagree, was just my initial thoughts...but I really don't see it as that far off where it should be, (specs/price/market aimed at).
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Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« Reply #183 on: September 17, 2012, 04:34:45 AM »
I will snap one of these up in a heart beat..... at $1500.   ;D

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« Reply #184 on: September 17, 2012, 04:36:03 AM »
http://www.4-traders.com/CANON-INC-6492463/news/CANON-INC-Canon-Announces-Its-Smallest-and-Lightest-Full-Frame-Digital-SLR-Camera-for-Serious-Pho-15200226/

2099  :D  That does it.  They gave me what I don't want.  Touchscreen, WIFI, GPS, HDR mode, WOW!!!  Thanks for the memories?

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« Reply #185 on: September 17, 2012, 04:36:26 AM »
No AFMA


Where does it say that?


From http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canon-eos-6d/3:

"The EOS 6D does, however offer the same AF microadjust as the 5D Mark III. Adjustments can be made separately for the wide and telephoto ends of zoom lenses, and can also be made per serial-numbered lens (should you have two copies of the same lens that require differing amounts of adjustment)."

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« Reply #186 on: September 17, 2012, 04:39:10 AM »
I will snap one of these up in a heart beat..... at $1500.   ;D

In our dreams baby... only in our dreams.  Time to go to the dark side?

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« Reply #186 on: September 17, 2012, 04:39:10 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« Reply #187 on: September 17, 2012, 04:40:29 AM »
http://www.4-traders.com/CANON-INC-6492463/news/CANON-INC-Canon-Announces-Its-Smallest-and-Lightest-Full-Frame-Digital-SLR-Camera-for-Serious-Pho-15200226/

2099  :D  That does it.  They gave me what I don't want.  Touchscreen, WIFI, GPS, HDR mode, WOW!!!  Thanks for the memories?


there is no touchscreen.....




yup.  sorry, I misquote.  no touchscreen indeed.  I wonder what could be the justifying reason for 2099?

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« Reply #188 on: September 17, 2012, 04:42:10 AM »
Well, I've got the 5D mark III but I really don't see the point why this 6D gets built-in WiFi and GPS while the mark III does not.. The argument that it consumes the battery faster is not valid in my opinion. It should be possible to disable these functions in the menu for those that don't want to use them..

I think it's because of the fact the 6D has a plastic top plate. The GPS won't work properly through magnesium alloy so you can't build it into pro body cameras without ruining the durability. 

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« Reply #189 on: September 17, 2012, 04:44:27 AM »
Honestly, all in all, is what I've been saying for months.

D800 has always been a far better camera than the 5D3, which has always been ridiculously overpriced. Nikon could tune down some key features and realize a still very attractive camera at an attractive price point - considering it will only go down in a few months.

The 5D3 was already at the beginning a 5D2.5; it was impossible to tune it down while keeping it attractive. The best thing for Canon would have been to price the 5D3 between the D600 and the D800, basically competing with both of them.

I pity the people who will waste their money on this 6D, it's not worth more than 1200$. No one interested in this sort of camera has a +5000$ lens collection, so switching to Nikon will not be painful.

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« Reply #190 on: September 17, 2012, 04:44:50 AM »
Give it 6 months after they start shipping and Adorama will run a crazy sale like they did on the 5DMIII.  I can't wait.  Good night all.

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« Reply #191 on: September 17, 2012, 04:45:51 AM »
yup.  sorry, I misquote.  no touchscreen indeed.  I wonder what could be the justifying reason for 2099?

because they can. 

canon is more and more a camera company for the mass-market-facebook-shooter.

nikon becomes the company for serious photographers without a fortune to spend... im really sorry to say that.

Something tells me that it was always thus and that the D1-D2x period of Nikon was them forgetting their way. Time to stop pretending that Canon is for serious photographers.

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« Reply #192 on: September 17, 2012, 04:48:21 AM »
yup.  sorry, I misquote.  no touchscreen indeed.  I wonder what could be the justifying reason for 2099?

because they can. 

canon is more and more a camera company for the mass-market-facebook-shooter.

nikon becomes the company for serious photographers without a fortune to spend... im really sorry to say that.

I'm also very sorry for myself for buying lenses.  Well, I guess it's not too late to change path.  I think I'm not that deep yet.  I'll let another month pass before I start selling my lenses.

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« Reply #192 on: September 17, 2012, 04:48:21 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« Reply #193 on: September 17, 2012, 04:49:05 AM »
hell im not a moron.. i safe a bit more money and buy the 5D MK3.

That's exactly what Canon wants you to do. GPS heading and wifi control on the 6d are nice, though.

I pity the people who will waste their money on this 6D, it's not worth more than 1200$. No one interested in this sort of camera has a +5000$ lens collection, so switching to Nikon will not be painful.

Few people will be thrilled w/ the 6d _at_this_price_ ... but if you shoot center point only the 6d is actually quite nice, and given the limited af coverage on ff the other 10 won't see much use if you don't shoot sports.

It's the same as the the 5d3: Good camera, but ridiculously overpriced.

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« Reply #194 on: September 17, 2012, 04:52:09 AM »
Honestly, all in all, is what I've been saying for months.

D800 has always been a far better camera than the 5D3, which has always been ridiculously overpriced. Nikon could tune down some key features and realize a still very attractive camera at an attractive price point - considering it will only go down in a few months.

The 5D3 was already at the beginning a 5D2.5; it was impossible to tune it down while keeping it attractive. The best thing for Canon would have been to price the 5D3 between the D600 and the D800, basically competing with both of them.

I pity the people who will waste their money on this 6D, it's not worth more than 1200$. No one interested in this sort of camera has a +5000$ lens collection, so switching to Nikon will not be painful.
Sad but true. IMO, the only way can could compete with what Nikon has at the moment is to put the 5DIII at 2500 dollars and the 6D and 1500 dollars. Then I would have preordered a 5DIII when it was announced.
At this point, I won't be purchasing another Canon body except for possibly a used 5DIII in a few months... otherwise i'll probably buy the D600 if the reviews are great or the RX1.
I wanted to be a die hard Canon fan, and was for a few years, but if you can't see that they are taking their customers for granted at this point then you're basically blind. This is 2012, i demand innovative, fun, cutting edge products that are competitive in the marketplace and offer upgrades in specs/quality at similar or lower prices.
IMO, this is a downgrade from the 5DII at a price that was higher than Adorama's price for the 5DII over a year ago!!!
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Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« Reply #194 on: September 17, 2012, 04:52:09 AM »