You might find that Canon thinks that $2100 is a very reasonable price for a ff camera, they seem to have lost the grip on reality a bit - or maybe not, because they know users won't switch. If they designed the 6d for the $1600 price tag they'd left out autofocus completely :-o
Arguably, they did leave it out Actually, I would be reasonably happy paying $2100 for a FF version of a 7D, as long as I can have it tomorrow. Just upscale the AF/metering units and the sensor/mirrorbox and it has everything I want... and they even have a sensor they could use - the one from the 1DX. Just use the ones that are 'marginal' for the big-brother camera. I'm frankly amazed they aren't doing that already. Perhaps they are stockpiling them for future use in this very way?
Of course, the "$2100" 6D won't sell for anything like that here, either. The "preorder" prices are well above that, and I'm not talking about 10% either... There is a mysterious $400 gap between the average price for a fully imported 5d3 body (including shipping, GST and customs duty) and the very best retail prices. That's rather more than 13%. Add the 24-105 and it becomes $600....
It looks like noone wants my money unless I give them ALL of it.
Indeed - I've got €5000 lying around waiting to be spent on Canon equipment, but the current €3000 5d3 + €2500 24-70 (excluding equipment like cf cards yadayada) simply don't seem like a very sweet offer to me.
At least that here, but it won't be 'reserved' for long. I'm focal-length limited right now, and the AF on the 30d is probably comparable to the 6d (what, five years later?) - so cropping half the frame or more AND struggling for focus is doing my head in. There's practically nothing left except the 'lucky shots.'
I remember reading the 6D leaked specs here a few days before it was announced, thinking to myself, "they CAN'T be that out of touch. Who would buy this?" Then the boot fell.. the leak was right!