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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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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2012, 02:56:30 AM »
I like it. Price gonna drop in the future and then theres no way im gonna get the 7D with its APS-C sensor...fullframe all the way :)

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2012, 02:56:30 AM »

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« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2012, 03:00:12 AM »
FF 1200D   >:(

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2012, 03:02:10 AM »
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.

Exactly my feelings.
When the best you can say about a 2100$ camera is that it has built-in wi-fi, there's definitely something wrong. I'm sure Canon fans will try hard and see one drop of water in the glass like a half-full glass, but to what extent can you do that? This camera should cost 1300$.

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2012, 03:03:47 AM »
piece of cr*p!

20D, 5D I ... AF .. all over!

For USD 999,- it would have been a lame "FF-Rebel". At USD 2100,- Canon is committing sppuku.
Double homerun for Nikon. D800. ANd even the weak D600 scores big time.

Canon ... go home!

Maybe it's time for you to switch. I fear for your health   :P

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2012, 03:03:59 AM »
totally agree! piece of ****
11 af points and 97% VF, no built-in flash.........really amazing
I cannot imagine a 2100 USD piece of camera has such "features"


piece of cr*p!

20D, 5D I ... AF .. all over!

For USD 999,- it would have been a lame "FF-Rebel". At USD 2100,- Canon is committing sppuku.
Double homerun for Nikon. D800. ANd even the weak D600 scores big time.

Canon ... go home!

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2012, 03:06:39 AM »
So I guess the intro-FF line is here to stay. While the 5D2 fits quite well in this bracket, it is after 4-years old technology. While it is cool to see a replacement in this category, it is a pity that they remove the CF card slot.

In a way, this is like the expected replacement for I'd expect back in March... if that was the case, there would have been less complaints in the price area.
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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #36 on: September 17, 2012, 03:09:08 AM »
The more I think about the 6D: This thing would be a nice alternative for Rebel users at about $1500. At above $2000, it's kind of an embarrassment on Canon's part to offer this, especially considering what the competition is putting out.

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #36 on: September 17, 2012, 03:09:08 AM »

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #37 on: September 17, 2012, 03:12:11 AM »
Embarrassing!

What do you mean with embarrassing; the whining that's going on here in the forum, or something else?

Most interesting is, that people are complaining about the camera, befor they were able to hold it in their hands, and were not able to take pictures with it. I'm sure, it is a nice camera, and will make great pictures in the hands of a skilled photographer, like any other dslr that comes out at the moment.

There are three points I do not like about the 6D though. I miss the "vari angle display" of the 60D, the autofocus systems seems downgraded from the 7D, and the built in flash is missing (as bad as the pictures with built in flash look, sometimes it is the only possibility to take a shoot).

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #38 on: September 17, 2012, 03:25:41 AM »
I foresee a pickup in 5D2 sales.
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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #39 on: September 17, 2012, 03:49:10 AM »
One word? Unremarkable.

Definitely not about to shake the world. Canon need to realise that Nikon have returned from their years in the wilderness and are producing cameras with real advances. Sleepy valley bodies using existing tech will no longer cut the mustard.

I hope Canon have in fact woken up, it may just be that the lead time on these products is long, predating Nikons re-emergence. So are Canon scheming behind the schenes?   

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #40 on: September 17, 2012, 03:52:53 AM »
I'll be interested to learn more about the autofocus:  how good overall, how many cross-type AF points and does it offer AFMA?
+1
My one word would be "waiting" or "stand-by": maybe the focus points are as good as the 7D ones... just a lower number, who knows?

I survived the AF of the 5D classic in the past few years, and I have more technicalities to learn than gear to buy, so I'll wait and see.
One thing I'm sure: I am not switching to Nikon, not as long as I can't put a 70-200 F/4 IS on a Nikon mount...

Maybe I'll eventually switch from my 5Dc to a 6D, or to a used 5D2, or - in a long term perspective - to a used 5D3.
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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #41 on: September 17, 2012, 03:57:08 AM »

 I am not switching to Nikon, not as long as I can't put a 70-200 F/4 IS on a Nikon mount...


The Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 OS HSM costs the same and it's as great. Plus, you have a fully usable f/2.8, if you can live with the extra weight. AF works better on Nikon cameras than it does on Canon, if that was your concern.

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #42 on: September 17, 2012, 04:04:15 AM »
The replacement for the 5D 2 is the 5D 3. I can't understand most of the complains here.
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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #43 on: September 17, 2012, 04:24:51 AM »

 I am not switching to Nikon, not as long as I can't put a 70-200 F/4 IS on a Nikon mount...


The Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 OS HSM costs the same and it's as great. Plus, you have a fully usable f/2.8, if you can live with the extra weight. AF works better on Nikon cameras than it does on Canon, if that was your concern.

It is also a matter of weight, sharpness... but let's stick to the 6D topic.


Bad and good news from DPReview:

Disappointingly the layout doesn't offer any expanded coverage compared to the 9-point system on the EOS 5D Mark II - the additional points are squeezed-in to a similar diamond layout. Only the center point is cross-type, too; but Canon does say the system will work in vanishingly low light (-3 EV). Overall though, this appears to be the 6D's weakest point in terms of specification.

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).


I lost part of my interest in the 6D.
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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #44 on: September 17, 2012, 04:29:50 AM »

 I am not switching to Nikon, not as long as I can't put a 70-200 F/4 IS on a Nikon mount...


The Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 OS HSM costs the same and it's as great. Plus, you have a fully usable f/2.8, if you can live with the extra weight. AF works better on Nikon cameras than it does on Canon, if that was your concern.

It is also a matter of weight, sharpness... but let's stick to the 6D topic.


Bad and good news from DPReview:

Disappointingly the layout doesn't offer any expanded coverage compared to the 9-point system on the EOS 5D Mark II - the additional points are squeezed-in to a similar diamond layout. Only the center point is cross-type, too; but Canon does say the system will work in vanishingly low light (-3 EV). Overall though, this appears to be the 6D's weakest point in terms of specification.

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).


I lost part of my interest in the 6D.

Sharpness is amazing, see to believe.

Anyway, 11 cross-type points well spread and the AF performance could have been questionable in comparison with D600's 39 points (9 cross-type); 10 linear + 1 cross type for a +2000$ camera in 2012 is what it is: insulting.

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #44 on: September 17, 2012, 04:29:50 AM »