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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 #120 on: September 17, 2012, 03:16:53 PM »
So they have the worst of Apple without the best. :D

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #120 on: September 17, 2012, 03:16:53 PM »

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #121 on: September 17, 2012, 03:19:18 PM »
I would have been interested if this camera had a decent AF system. It hasn't. It has one center cross type point (see link below)

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EOS-6D-Digital-SLR-Camera-Review.aspx

Why would Canon put such a bad AF system in to a camera that is supposed to be an UPGRADE
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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #122 on: September 17, 2012, 03:20:09 PM »
I have 3000$ to spend on camera gear: who gives me more? Nikon? Fine. Sold. That's as far as it goes for me. A camera is a tool, not an idol to worship. I can be loyal to my local grocer, someone I look in the face everyday and exchange xmas wishes with, not a mega company which only interacts with me through a help desk and has no idea and no care of who I am. How can you be loyal to something like that?

what if you have 16.000$ worth of canon glas?     ::)

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #123 on: September 17, 2012, 03:21:30 PM »
I have 3000$ to spend on camera gear: who gives me more? Nikon? Fine. Sold. That's as far as it goes for me. A camera is a tool, not an idol to worship. I can be loyal to my local grocer, someone I look in the face everyday and exchange xmas wishes with, not a mega company which only interacts with me through a help desk and has no idea and no care of who I am. How can you be loyal to something like that?

what if you have 16.000$ worth of canon glas?     ::)

Surely I would not be the sort of customer interested in the 6D ;)

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #124 on: September 17, 2012, 03:21:56 PM »
I have 3000$ to spend on camera gear: who gives me more? Nikon? Fine. Sold. That's as far as it goes for me. A camera is a tool, not an idol to worship. I can be loyal to my local grocer, someone I look in the face everyday and exchange xmas wishes with, not a mega company which only interacts with me through a help desk and has no idea and no care of who I am. How can you be loyal to something like that?

what if you have 16.000$ worth of canon glas?     ::)

+1  and stand to lose 10% in re-sale value and another 10% in Evil bay fees... thats the price of a 5diii  :P  (sorry could'nt resist)
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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #125 on: September 17, 2012, 03:24:29 PM »
Surely I would not be the sort of customer interested in the 6D ;)

well i am... i need a second FF body as backup but im not going to buy a 5D MK3 or a second 5D MK2.

the 5D MK3 is overprized .. the 5D MK2 is to old.

so i look at the nikon camp and i see nice cameras i would like to have.


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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #126 on: September 17, 2012, 03:32:18 PM »
+1  and stand to lose 10% in re-sale value and another 10% in Evil bay fees... thats the price of a 5diii  :P  (sorry could'nt resist)

actually i think i will be more then 10%.

they sell the 70-200mm f4 IS (love it for landscape work because it´s so light) for 1000 euro here (new) .. on ebay they are sold for ~750-800 euro.

the 100mm IS macro i bought for 880 euro is often sold for 650 on ebay (saw it for 580 euro last week).

i guess it will be close to 20%  +9 % ebay fees.


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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #126 on: September 17, 2012, 03:32:18 PM »

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #127 on: September 17, 2012, 03:35:23 PM »
I have 3000$ to spend on camera gear: who gives me more? Nikon? Fine. Sold. That's as far as it goes for me. A camera is a tool, not an idol to worship. I can be loyal to my local grocer, someone I look in the face everyday and exchange xmas wishes with, not a mega company which only interacts with me through a help desk and has no idea and no care of who I am. How can you be loyal to something like that?

what if you have 16.000$ worth of canon glas?     ::)

+1  and stand to lose 10% in re-sale value and another 10% in Evil bay fees... thats the price of a 5diii  :P  (sorry could'nt resist)

That's convenience, not loyalty - and we agree about that.

Loyalty implies having feelings.

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #128 on: September 17, 2012, 03:49:04 PM »
I have 3000$ to spend on camera gear: who gives me more? Nikon? Fine. Sold.

it depends what you want to do with the camera; the best all around cameras at a reasonable price in my opinion are the 1dmk iii/iv and 5d mk3

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #129 on: September 17, 2012, 03:54:48 PM »
I have 3000$ to spend on camera gear: who gives me more? Nikon? Fine. Sold.

it depends what you want to do with the camera; the best all around cameras at a reasonable price in my opinion are the 1dmk iii/iv and 5d mk3

i have a Windows phone 4 the record

I prefer spending much less for the D600 :)

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #130 on: September 17, 2012, 04:18:10 PM »

I prefer spending much less for the D600 :)

to shot landscapes/studio i would buy an sd1...better sealing, cheaper lenses
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Re: Describe the 6D in one phrase...
« Reply #131 on: September 17, 2012, 04:37:06 PM »
"Better than the 5DII it replaces."

The 5D c was "the original entry-level full-frame camera"

The 5DII was the upgrade of the original entry-level FF camera, to which they added movie mode almost as an afterthought & turned the cinematography world on its head.

The 5DIII is clearly *not* an entry-level FF camera; it's very much a professional camera that sits in the lineup with cameras like the 1DIV.  It's got professional AF, professional construction & sealing (which is why it doesn't have built-in wi-fi & gps; the signals won't go through the all-metal body).  And a professional price...

But the 5DII is still selling like crazy several months after the 5DIII was released, because you can get a brand one now from reputable shops for a little over half the price of a mk3 (or a guaranteed refurb for ~$200 less than that, putting it comfortably under half the cost of its "replacement").

As noted here the other day, the 5DII just hit four years old.  The supply contracts on some of the components are probably running out soon, which means that some of the parts needed to make it won't be available anymore (or at least not in the prices & volumes that they're used to).  This would require redesigning circuits (& possibly firmware) to use newer components that replace the discontinued ones.  I'm sure Fukushima didn't help the supply contract situation much either.  The end result is that they have a near-obsolete camera (from a manufacturing perspective) that is still selling like crazy, which is not really a situation they've been in before in recent memory.

So they would be braindead not to replace the "just under $2K" full-frame position in their lineup with something in the segment that will continue capitalizing on the demand for an FF camera in this price range. 

And it'll appeal to a wider audience than the 5DII it replaces.  It's smaller, lighter, takes the SD cards that the cameras that a lot of people upgrading to it have, and has better low-light performance & better AF (which is why I'm getting one).

I think it's clear by now that the 6D is *not* in fact a reaction to the D600; if it was they surely would have put at least 7D-grade AF and the LCD viewfinder overlay screen in there.

The 6D is the replacement for the 2012 5DII.

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Re: Describe the 6D in one phrase...
« Reply #132 on: September 17, 2012, 04:49:11 PM »

I think it's clear by now that the 6D is *not* in fact a reaction to the D600; if it was they surely would have put at least 7D-grade AF and the LCD viewfinder overlay screen in there.

The 6D is the replacement for the 2012 5DII.

So this was a planned fail ?
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Re: Describe the 6D in one phrase...
« Reply #132 on: September 17, 2012, 04:49:11 PM »

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #133 on: September 17, 2012, 04:49:25 PM »
First Post, and I'll admit its on a controversial subject.

I own a 5DII that I have had for nearly 2 years. My photography is funded fully by photography... ie I shoot weddings to cover the cost of my gear, my passion is for landscape shots, but I still have a day job for the household bills.

If I had been looking for a 'first' FF digital camera (although Ive been using 35mm film for years) I would have bought this in a flash.

Its full frame, but it's small.
It has decent resolution (pixel count) but without pummelling my hard drive!
It has a metal body
It has interchangeable focussing screens as I love manual focus (those tiny Voigtlander lenses are awesome)

I know its bettered by the D600 in many ways, but in all honesty I still like the combination of specs.

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #134 on: September 17, 2012, 05:14:49 PM »
it's almost a 5DIIn

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Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« Reply #134 on: September 17, 2012, 05:14:49 PM »