Sirrith wrote in post #15011265
Its interesting to note here that the overwhelming majority of people who don't already own a FF camera would pick the 6D whereas those who already own one (presumably a 5DII) pick the 5DII.
What I am noticing is that the 6d gets the most hate from 5dii owners and 7d owners. Anyone liking the idea is in an almost derogatory way referred to as a "rebel owner" or oddly enough 5d3 or 1d owners that see it for what it is. From a non biased standpoint, I am not interested in a poll with a bunch of 5dii owners voting for what they have, nor 7d owners who have traditionally on here argued with 5d owners about how ff is over rated etc. and have a chip on their shoulder as well so to speak acting like any AF system not as good as the 7d is a camera they cannot use. I am being very general with these comments, but anyone who has read many threads on here has to at least know where I am coming from.
Owning a business that has expensive machinery, and has to make decisions to not get certain things or things with less features based on the best realistic ROI, I have always found humor in the "need" for "professional" equipment on here. I think that the 6d not being a "professional" grade (whatever that truly means) camera is the main source of all the hate and all the "get a 5dii instead" sentiment. When in reality, true professionals make business decisions all the time based on trade off in specs. The beauty of canon marketing isnt moving rebel owners up to this as much as having EVERYONE percieve their "need" for "professional" cameras and lenses. I understand that sub $5000 cameras are a far cry from six figure machinery, but all things being relative, if producing a low noise ff photo of non fast moving things is 85% of what you shoot, I can't see how this camera sucks as bad as people are making it out to.
My guess would be that in a blind test, the 6d is simply a better camera than the 5dii. It will be more updated, have better af(not awesome af, but much better than 5dii), better ma adjustments and how much less noise remains to be seen, but likely a noticeable amount. Other than the perception of "professional", and a joystick to move to autofocus points that suck anyway , I am missing the reason to get a 5dii over a 6d in theory(since no real world info yet) other than it has been deemed not cool.