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Upgrading to the 6D?

 
Ilovetheleafs
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Jan 14, 2013 01:14 |  #16

60d would serve you better, then you could buy more glass. Also just because something is at the tail end of its lifecycle doesn't mean its not worth it. try it out, see if you like it. if you dont get the 6d with a 24 -70 or 24 - 105 as either would be useful on ff


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McMongo
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Jan 15, 2013 23:03 |  #17

I just hot my shiny new 6d upgrade from my XS. I'll run a comparison & my thoughts on the move, give me a couple days and I'll put up a new thread on it.
David


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Jan 16, 2013 00:43 |  #18

FWIW, I did try the 6D quite thoroughly, and if it weren't for the lower degree of weather sealing and not particularly great AI servo AF performance, I would have gotten it over the 5DIII. It doesn't sound like either of those matter to you, so the 6D could very well be the right camera to last you a very long time.


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imsellingmyfoot
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Jan 16, 2013 10:53 |  #19

Thanks for all the feedback. I do like the idea of getting the 60D and maybe getting another lens, but the wifi of the 6D is too much of a killer feature. I'll hang around and wait for some more "In Real Life" evaluations of the 6D and then make my decision.


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Jan 16, 2013 16:27 |  #20

just got my 6D a couple of weeks ago and I can tell you that the wifi feature is awesome. I shot my mother and father in laws golden wedding anniversary with it and being able to download the image to my iphone, iMessaging it to the people in the photo, it was just downright impressive. they were able to post it right up to the FB or instagram accounts in just a few seconds after I took the pic. It was such a hit that people were actually looking for me to take their picture.... IQ and low light capability was top notch as well.... Overall, a worth addition to my arsenal... here's a sample pic....

IMAGE: http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv249/asaulo1/golden%20anniv/IMG_0580-2.jpg

GEAR HOG in the making.... Canon 6D & 7D, 50 1.4, 85 1.8, 24-105, 40 2.8, EF-S 55-250

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Jan 16, 2013 17:52 |  #21

Ok, got my new 6D out today, here's a quick ISO comparison test I did between the XS and the 6D, I wanted to see the noise and the Crop/FF diffrence. I'll post up more as I get settled in, I love the size, weight, and it feels like a serious camera, now when I pick up the XS it just seems Plasticy and toyish lol.

Here's my comparison picture results:
I used the same setting on both cameras. Both tripod mounted, Same shot distance, same L-Jpg file, same ISO settings, same 50-1.8 Lens, all the same setting. Shot in AV, 1.8 AP, & I let the cameras pick shutter speed. This images are straight out of the cameras, no changes other than resized and combined them in PS. No cropping so you can see the diffrence a FF vs Crop.


IMAGE: http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh521/McMongoCanon/ISOComparisionXSvs6D_zpsa600c9c4.jpg

I'll ppost up more as I get it together.
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Jan 16, 2013 17:59 |  #22

Here's the 2 ISO 1600 Pics straight up.
XS

IMAGE: http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh521/McMongoCanon/XS-ISO-1600_zpse221dd75.jpg
6D
IMAGE: http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh521/McMongoCanon/6D-ISO-1600_zps991696fd.jpg

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Jan 17, 2013 15:07 |  #23

imsellingmyfoot wrote in post #15496044external link
Thanks for all the feedback. I do like the idea of getting the 60D and maybe getting another lens, but the wifi of the 6D is too much of a killer feature. I'll hang around and wait for some more "In Real Life" evaluations of the 6D and then make my decision.

asaulo1 wrote in post #15497470external link
just got my 6D a couple of weeks ago and I can tell you that the wifi feature is awesome. I shot my mother and father in laws golden wedding anniversary with it and being able to download the image to my iphone, iMessaging it to the people in the photo, it was just downright impressive. they were able to post it right up to the FB or instagram accounts in just a few seconds after I took the pic.]

While that feature does seem very convenient to have right on the camera, the same functionality can be had from a much cheaper camera by using an SD card with Wifi. Eye-fi and Transcend both make such SD cards, and they're not all that expensive either. Transcend's 32GB card with Wifi is $63external link.

The 6D is justified for someone like asaulo1, who shooting weddings and probably goes through a bunch of large SD cards (not to mention I'd expect someone shooting weddings to have a full frame camera anyway), but for a more casual shooter on a budget, like me, a wifi card (and a crop sensor) is sufficient. :D



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Jan 17, 2013 15:15 |  #24

ejackso1 wrote in post #15501426external link
While that feature does seem very convenient to have right on the camera, the same functionality can be had from a much cheaper camera by using an SD card with Wifi. Eye-fi and Transcend both make such SD cards, and they're not all that expensive either.

I think the 6D is much more than just transferring files via wifi. There is a remote control app with preview and focus point capabilities I believe (I haven't been able to play with it yet).


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Jan 17, 2013 15:15 |  #25

ejackso1 wrote in post #15501426external link
While that feature does seem very convenient to have right on the camera, the same functionality can be had from a much cheaper camera by using an SD card with Wifi. Eye-fi and Transcend both make such SD cards, and they're not all that expensive either. Transcend's 32GB card with Wifi is $63external link.

The 6D is justified for someone like asaulo1, who shooting weddings and probably goes through a bunch of large SD cards (not to mention I'd expect someone shooting weddings to have a full frame camera anyway), but for a more casual shooter on a budget, like me, a wifi card (and a crop sensor) is sufficient. :D

I can't use the EOS app with a wifi card, can I?


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Jan 17, 2013 15:20 |  #26

stugman wrote in post #15501458external link
I think the 6D is much more than just transferring files via wifi. There is a remote control app with preview and focus point capabilities I believe (I haven't been able to play with it yet).

Yes, I was just talking about asaulo1's specific example of getting the images on his phone and text messaging them to people.

imsellingmyfoot wrote in post #15501459external link
I can't use the EOS app with a wifi card, can I?

No, you would have to use the app provided by Eye-fi or Transcend, depending on which SD card you get. As stugman mentioned, it's really only for transferring files, you don't get the remote shooting capability the 6D would have when combined with the EOS app.



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imsellingmyfoot
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Jan 17, 2013 15:23 |  #27

ejackso1 wrote in post #15501482external link
Yes, I was just talking about asaulo1's specific example of getting the images on his phone and text messaging them to people.


No, you would have to use the app provided by Eye-fi or Transcend, depending on which SD card you get. As stugman mentioned, it's really only for transferring files, you don't get the remote shooting capability the 6D would have when combined with the EOS app.

The remote shooting is what I want. If they come out with a crop camera with it soon I'll be all over that too.


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Jan 17, 2013 15:32 |  #28

Interesting review link provided by Alex_MK3 in another thread:

http://www.slrlounge.c​om ...-highest-quality-dslr-yetexternal link


6D | T1i | EF 24-105 f/4 L IS USM | 50-1.8II | EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS | EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS

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imsellingmyfoot
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Jan 17, 2013 15:41 |  #29

stugman wrote in post #15501545external link
Interesting review link provided by Alex_MK3 in another thread:

http://www.slrlounge.c​om ...-highest-quality-dslr-yetexternal link

That pretty much sums up why I want it. The cons are all things that I don't care about. I think I've made up my mind.


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McMongo
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Jan 17, 2013 22:05 |  #30

I"ve been absoultly Blown away with mine so far, Last night in loew light was unbelievable.I could get stuff in my picture that i couldn't see standing there. Noise of course but Wicked. I went out today and did a bunch of shots at the harbor close by, and I deleted all of them off my card loading to my PC. Glad it wasn't a paying client (new software work flow).
I'll get wome pic up soon, just was shooting the moon outside, it's snowing lightly.

GOing to check out the review by Alex_MK3 now. thx


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