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Canon 6D - first impressions

 
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Dec 02, 2012 16:05 |  #46

amfoto1 wrote in post #15316913 (external link)
Hmmm, Canon's white paper on the 5D Mark II seems to state:

"...the EOS 5D Mark II now has dust and water resistance that is almost equal to that of the EOS-1N..."

Odd, that's not what it says on its specification:

http://www.canon.co.uk …gital_SLR/EOS_5​D_Mark_II/ (external link)

I guess the key word is "almost".


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Dec 02, 2012 21:32 |  #47

Well I finally got to do a 'hands on' with the 6D...I was impressed with weight but I so miss having the button features. It felt good in the hands and bang for buck is the best FF you can get on the market.

I'll go back and try it out again alongside my 7D to get a better appreciation of the difference. Overall she looks the goods...


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Dec 03, 2012 00:25 |  #48

I wonder how many of you really use these cameras in harsh environments, rain, salt water, sand storms, swamps, etc? So is this weather sealing that relevant?




  
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Dec 03, 2012 02:01 |  #49

I used my 7d in pouring rain, light drizzle, snowfall, freezing rain and saltwater spray. None of which ever affected the performance. Only the heat in Hawaii did. I guess they aren't designed to do 1 minute exposures in direct sunlight in 30C


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Dec 03, 2012 02:02 |  #50

6D no joystick = fail =(


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Dec 03, 2012 02:22 |  #51

Lone Rider wrote in post #15316828 (external link)
I like that reviewer on Digi-rev...says it how it is.

Key points....less features....plastic moulding (lighter) ...Full frame.....Wi-fi....SD card only....not weather resistant...I'd get it as a backup to my 7D....

I think if anything, I'd get a 6D and keep my 7D. Use them both, but for different things.

6D for portaiture and family events, indoor shooting, street photography, scenery and things like that.

7D use for action and long telephoto.


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Dec 03, 2012 02:22 |  #52

chongkiat wrote in post #15319117 (external link)
6D no joystick = fail =(

It has a little joysticky type thing around the SET button inside the wheel. Looks a bit tricky to use, tho.


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Dec 03, 2012 02:30 |  #53

FrayAdjacent wrote in post #15319142 (external link)
It has a little joysticky type thing around the SET button inside the wheel. Looks a bit tricky to use, tho.

and Kai mentioned that its spongy like the 60D




  
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Dec 03, 2012 03:05 |  #54

spongy mean rubbery?

It has a little joysticky type thing around the SET button inside the wheel. Looks a bit tricky to use, tho.

Anyone having a t2i/t3i/t4i will be used to this design.


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Dec 03, 2012 06:01 |  #55

Mexecutioner wrote in post #15318918 (external link)
I wonder how many of you really use these cameras in harsh environments, rain, salt water, sand storms, swamps, etc? So is this weather sealing that relevant?

In all these and more. Killed a 5D MKII when some seawater splashed on to it, drenched during a storm shooting Lollapalooza this year, sand storms in Afghanistan and Iraq. Relevant.




  
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Dec 03, 2012 06:24 |  #56

Earwax69 wrote in post #15319183 (external link)
spongy mean rubbery?

Mushy more like. There's no "click" or any type of feedback as to when the button has actually been activated. Its very unpleasant.


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Dec 03, 2012 08:25 |  #57

Sirrith wrote in post #15319411 (external link)
Mushy more like. There's no "click" or any type of feedback as to when the button has actually been activated. Its very unpleasant.

As a 60D owner, I respectfully disagree. I have had zero problems with the d-pad, I find it plenty "clicky" and plenty "pleasant", and I think most 60D owners would agree.

Its central placement also makes it easier to reach for AF point selection when in portrait orientation with a battery grip.




  
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Dec 03, 2012 09:56 |  #58

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Dec 03, 2012 10:15 |  #59

Lots of complaining though. I wonder what it is about the 6D that causes the complaining factor to soar. :)


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Dec 03, 2012 10:22 |  #60

I think it's the low price. Before, FF was prohibitively expensive, and "helped seperate 'us' from 'them'". Now it's just expensive.

Whoever "us" and "them" are, I have no idea. But that's just the way the photography world is.




  
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