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Perhaps. I suspect that with the discounting going with the original R6, many will choose that over the R6 II, unless the R6 II has specs that they can't live without. I'm seeing the original R6 now going for as low as AUD $3899. That's a significant cost reduction that means left over money can go to cards, lenses or other accessories.Logically, the R6II is aimed at 6- and 5-series DSLR users, APS-C DSLR users, and probably to a lesser extent EOS R/RP users. For all of those, it's a significant upgrade.
Yes, you are indeed correct (quoting prices in AUD in thread also is a give away lol)Given your spelling and your posting times, I suspect you're from Australia
That is not the opinion of most birders that I know. Jan [Wegener] doesn't think 20/24mp (R6/R3) is enough. And, I'm pretty sure he knows a helluva lot more than either of us do about birding photography. Neither does Duade Patton for that matter, nor does Glenn Bartley. I'm currently shooting with my 7D II/300mm f4 IS L and 1.4x TC (mark 1) and that gives me 672mm reach. It's just *about* right for most birds, unless they are very tiny, like fairy wrens. Especially if you don't have a hide handy etc. Most of us work and can't afford the luxury of spending 3 days in a hide! It'd be nice, but my photography is nowhere near good enough. The 500mm f4 on a FF body will give me only 500mm reach (700mm with the 1.4x TC, so about right). R5 and 45mp gives me some room to crop and not lose feather details. It's tempting.If you have long primes and don't need to crop heavily, the original R6 is probably your best bet
Ideally, I'd like to stay within the Canon family, as it means not losing a bucket load of money in the swapping process and not having to learn a new system. All I'm wanting is for Canon to limit their CrippleHammer™ behaviour and limit their anti competitive behaviour by licencing their RF mount tech to 3rd party lens manufacturers so there is choice for the consumer. That's not a lot to ask for.