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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 #90 on: September 17, 2012, 10:13:52 AM »
the sad thing is, just like with the 5DmkIII, canon crippled this camera to protect the higher end brother. It could be better. But unlike Nikon, which made the D800 a totally different camera than the D600 so as to not have them cannibalize each other, canon's stuck low MP formula doesn't allow them to really innovate or risk making the 5DmkIII a bust. Proof yet again that the decision to stay in the low 22MP with the 5DmkIII was a huge mistake. If it had been 30-40+MP, canon would have far less to protect and the 6D would be in a much better position to challenge the D600. Maybe even surpass it.

Everything about this camera seems to be designed to protect the 5DmkIII sales. I have to hand it to Nikon. They played their cards just right by baiting canon to chase after the D700 with the MKIII and then surprising them with the D800 departure from the expected. And then sensing canon's mistake, undercut the 5DIII knowing canon can't react too aggressively or risk nuking its own 5DIII.

Even if the rumored affordable high MP body from canon makes it next year, assuming it is not a 10K 1Dsmk4, Nikon clearly had the best game plan for this generation of bodies. The question is, will this mean an end for the D700 line or will Nikon save the 5DIII killer for when canon puts up their answer to the D800. That would make the most sense as being over a year late, the high res 5D or whatever will likely have no trouble matching the D800 and likewise nikon would have no trouble going for the 5DIII.

we live in interesting times.

+1 Well said. And yes, the giant was caught napping... will he wake up though?

The more one thinks about it it becomes easier to separate the Guys that design  the "glass" vs the Guys that design the "bodies".... two completely different products though made to work with each other.

One division getting it right, they other napping on the laurels of the 5D2. granted there is enough intertia for Canon to  mantaining market share, however it does not take very long for people to begin to get pee'd off.

As a Canon customer, I would love for them to give us bodies that are well packaged and right priced because at the end of the day we may spend 2x-5x more money on the lenses as we will on the Body... so why piss us off by the body offerings....

The 7D was the last compelling Body they made in the non 1D series bodies. Since then we got 4-5 disappointments... repackaged bodies with 4-5 year old tech.

Whats next, slapping on some colorful LED's to make them pretty?  ::)
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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #90 on: September 17, 2012, 10:13:52 AM »

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #91 on: September 17, 2012, 10:36:27 AM »
"Lackluster" or "Mediocre" comes to mind.
5D Mark III, Canon 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye, Canon 17mm f/4L TS-E, Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS, 21mm f/2.8 Zeiss, Sigma 35mm f/1.4, 24-70mm f/2.8 II, 50mm f/1.4 Sigma Art, 85mm f/1.2L, 100mm f/2.8L Macro,70-200mm f/2.8L IS II...1.4x converter III, and some other stuff.....

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #92 on: September 17, 2012, 10:38:04 AM »
shame?

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #93 on: September 17, 2012, 10:52:18 AM »
"Trolling"

As in for Trolls  ;D  Honestly, they released it to make everyone on the forum that already doesn't like Canon mad.

Seriously, the same fifteen people are beating the same drum on 8 different threads.
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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #94 on: September 17, 2012, 10:55:29 AM »
"Trolling"

As in for Trolls  ;D  Honestly, they released it to make everyone on the forum that already doesn't like Canon mad.

Seriously, the same fifteen people are beating the same drum on 8 different threads.

Looking at the poll results... 4.1% are excited, rest are not (in varying degrees).
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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #95 on: September 17, 2012, 11:01:27 AM »
"Trolling"

As in for Trolls  ;D  Honestly, they released it to make everyone on the forum that already doesn't like Canon mad.

Seriously, the same fifteen people are beating the same drum on 8 different threads.

for the record i am a canon user because i once liked them more then nikon.
today i have nearly all models from both brands sitting on my shelves.....

i only feel sorry for canon users.

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #96 on: September 17, 2012, 11:04:26 AM »
One word? "Camera".

 Y'all are crazy. I'm excited there is nothing new tempting me to waste my money on another camera body with minor changes. Technology is pretty good people. Enjoy shooting with what you have!
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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #96 on: September 17, 2012, 11:04:26 AM »

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #97 on: September 17, 2012, 11:07:03 AM »
"Mistake"
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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #98 on: September 17, 2012, 11:10:53 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.

No, there is no Nikon, or other lens that compares to that lens. It is the sharpest medium to long zoom on the market. It is also very light. If you are a landscape shooter like me, you could care less about 2.8.

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #99 on: September 17, 2012, 11:11:24 AM »
"Joke"

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #100 on: September 17, 2012, 11:14:46 AM »
Do you think it's something new that electronics companies (or any company for that matter) has different products at different price points in their line up?   They're all cameras so there has to be some differentiation in features, quality, etc. to justify the price.
Thank you for stating what should seem obvious, but apparently isn't understood by many.  Photographers are always complaining that a lesser model is a "crippled" version of a more expensive model, and a more expensive model is an "overpriced" version of a lesser model.  Why don't people understand the basic principle of "You get what you pay for"?

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #101 on: September 17, 2012, 11:18:56 AM »
Do you think it's something new that electronics companies (or any company for that matter) has different products at different price points in their line up?   They're all cameras so there has to be some differentiation in features, quality, etc. to justify the price.
Thank you for stating what should seem obvious, but apparently isn't understood by many.  Photographers are always complaining that a lesser model is a "crippled" version of a more expensive model, and a more expensive model is an "overpriced" version of a lesser model.  Why don't people understand the basic principle of "You get what you pay for"?

well i think you donĀ“t understand that people complain here because they can get more from nikon these days....

and unfortunately some of them have invested a 5 figure number in canon lenses....

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #103 on: September 17, 2012, 11:39:25 AM »
FANTASTIC!

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #104 on: September 17, 2012, 12:11:38 PM »
Plastic  ::)

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