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Describe the 6D in one word:

5D mk 2.01
44 (17.2%)
Yawn
37 (14.5%)
Meh
57 (22.3%)
I'm excited! (no, really.)
15 (5.9%)
$1400 (as in, if it cost that much I might be excited).
45 (17.6%)
FF Rebel
58 (22.7%)

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Describe the 6D in one word...
« on: September 16, 2012, 10:05:11 PM »
Anyone got anything else?
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Describe the 6D in one word...
« on: September 16, 2012, 10:05:11 PM »

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2012, 10:13:24 PM »
I think its a upgrade path from Rebel users and those who want FF at the lowest price point.  Like all products, some will find it fits their needs, and others will prefer something different.
Canon is good at having a wide range of products - something for everyone.
I ordered one of the $2750 5D MK III's, I'd not try to save 500 for the 6D, if it turns out as expected.  However, I'd certainly consider it if I was moving up from a Rebel.

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2012, 10:15:32 PM »
I want to know why they are including GPS when I have to spend extra $$$$ to get that on my 1Dx.  It's a crock of smelly horse ****.  Sorry, more than one word, but I think Canon has their head firmly planed up their a$$es sometimes.

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2012, 10:22:55 PM »
Yeah, the more I think about it, it's a FF Rebel more than anything, with the SD card and Scene Modes.

But then i think about my friends with Rebels (well, mostly xxxD and one Kiss because he got it from Japan). Almost all of them have EFs lenses, barring a few with a 50/1.8 II (I even know someone with a 17-55/2.8 on an 1100D).
So if they upgrade to the 6D, yes, for them it's a genuine upgrade. But they'll have to get a whole new lens kit anyway.
With this release, Canon's banking on the fact that most of them won't bother changing systems out of 'subconscious loyalty' (or whatever you want to call it), ignorance that the D600 exists and is way better, or that they really like DPP being free (if they use it at all, i know most of my friends don't), or they're like my mother and have a genuine phobia of second-hand and won't get a 5D2.
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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2012, 10:31:32 PM »
Although I abstained so as to not taint the vote, I have to say "I'm excited! No, really!".
Because I didn't get around to listing my 5D2 for sale yet!  ;D


EDIT: although now i'm worried it might be 11 cross, 1 super precision and hidden assits, in which case i may have just taken a soaking on my used 5D2, damn new i needed to get it sold last week.... but so busy shooting stuff
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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2012, 10:44:52 PM »
An AF system away from something.
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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2012, 11:00:21 PM »
One sentence: Death knell of APS-C DSLRs above the Rebel line.


Woops, it is still $2000, not $1400, tsk.  :P
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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2012, 11:00:21 PM »

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2012, 11:13:04 PM »

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Several words come to mind.

However, I'm biting my tongue until I read a Canon press release.

Let them have their say; then I'll have mine.
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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2012, 11:15:05 PM »

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Several words come to mind.

However, I'm biting my tongue until I read a Canon press release.

Let them have their say; then I'll have mine.

Will that be on their global site? 
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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2012, 11:35:43 PM »
Not interested...
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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2012, 11:47:21 PM »
It's a video-DSLR for former Rebel users who have acquired a few prime lenses and they want to study film in college, so will sell their $700-1000 crop body and buy the 6D instead.


Who's to say that Canon won't discontinue the 5D2 before end-2012 (the 6D will be available from October) and then all of those aspiring Indie-filmmakers will have no option, but to get a 6D. They care more about ISO and low light + 60fps than they do about DR or AFMA (never mind AI Servo), plus for video an SDXC card is perfectly adequate as long as it can write at 5MB or 10MB/sec.

Also if this sensor (like the T4i) has continuous AF in video and is compatible with the new STM lenses, it will be a huge incentive to get this body and not a used 5D2

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2012, 11:47:34 PM »
One word?  Sixdy!  hah!

Let's see what Canon says for real on it.
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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2012, 11:48:26 PM »
"Maybe."

(to be seen: High ISO noise handling, AF, AFMA)

Also 1 word to everyone going nuts already: "Relax."

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2012, 11:48:26 PM »

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2012, 11:55:16 PM »
insulting.
if they think i'm going to pay 2100 dollars for that, then i am definitely insulted. As someone who owns a 5DC and a 24-105(with some other stuff too,) I can honestly say that the D600 destroys this camera spec wise. And based on the sensor/DR ratings of the D800 vs 5DIII I don't have much faith that the sensor will be as good as the Nikon's.... much less surpass it.
I don't even consider this as an upgrade to the 5DII, and that camera was $1900 new a year ago, with tons of free stuff from Adorama(and I didn't buy it then.)
This camera is DOA for me.
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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2012, 12:08:03 AM »
If the initial price point is 2100... I think it will sink to 1700 after a year.  But I still would prefer to get a 5d mk ii refurb from Canon.  The problem is that those will go out of stock before I can save up the cash to do so.  Crap.  I guess a refurb 6D from Canon is on the horizon for me.
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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2012, 12:08:03 AM »