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The one thing that got in the way of me buying a 6D

 
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Dec 29, 2012 12:46 |  #1

So. Ready to make the plunge on a new full frame camera. Read all the reviews. Studied the findings. Checked with the talking heads at potn.

Decided that I would go with the 6d over the 5d3.

Why? Value. Same quality images for $1000 less. Easy, right?

So I head to the local shop to take my new camera through its paces. Credit cards ready to go. Shopgirl hands me a 6d to try, I put it to my eye, and......

I poked myself right in the nose.

A little background. I am severely left eye dominant. For photography, this means that I can shoot with both eyes open, relaxed with no squinting, IF my left eye is on the viewfinder. Shoot with my right, and I have close my left eye which leads to headaches over a very short period of time.

With the new control layout on the 6d, my nose literally lays on the control wheel. Without the joystick, and given the smaller size, I can't change focus points or EC WITHOUT poking myself in the nose.

In a million years I never thought I wouldn't buy a camera because of my nose. But it looks like the 5d3 for me.

To her credit, the shopgirl suggested rhinoplasty.


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Dec 30, 2012 18:08 |  #2

Cannot decide whether the post is a joke (with your post count) but I guess it's the 5D3 for you; probably a lot less expensive than rhinoplasty


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Dec 30, 2012 18:42 |  #3

mattograph wrote in post #15420430 (external link)
To her credit, the shopgirl suggested rhinoplasty.

bw!




  
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Dec 30, 2012 18:47 |  #4

Actually, when I first was handling my 6D I thought "this feels r-e-a-l-l-y good in my hand." The next thought was, "what do lefties do ?"

You're right, it's very right hand dominant in design. I know that there are viewfinder extenders, but if you can afford a 5DMKIII, then enjoy.


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Dec 30, 2012 18:54 |  #5

Never thought about that!


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Dec 30, 2012 20:27 |  #6

It is possible to change which eye is dominant. I used to be left eye dominant and right handed. Now I'm right eye dominant.


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Dec 30, 2012 20:31 |  #7

Oh my, that was just funny!

I'm a lefty and use my left eye to look through the view finder as well. Nothing seems to be in the way of my schnoz on the 5D2!

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Dec 30, 2012 20:33 |  #8

Thats something really good to know for people who purchase online, without testing their nose comfort first!


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Dec 30, 2012 20:43 as a reply to  @ leeleeRT's post |  #9

I'm right handed and left footed but it doesn't interfere with shooting, at least not yet.


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Dec 30, 2012 21:28 |  #10

just get an eye piece extender


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Dec 30, 2012 21:35 as a reply to  @ lannes's post |  #11

You made a good decision. If it comes to deciding between either a 6D or a 5D3, you would be crazy to get a 6D. (assuming you have cash for both)


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Dec 30, 2012 21:50 |  #12

Gregg.Siam wrote in post #15425656 (external link)
If it comes to deciding between either a 6D or a 5D3, you would be crazy to get a 6D. (assuming you have cash for both)

No?


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Dec 30, 2012 22:03 |  #13

TLovern wrote in post #15425446 (external link)
It is possible to change which eye is dominant. I used to be left eye dominant and right handed. Now I'm right eye dominant.

Seems like he's nose dominant.




  
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Dec 30, 2012 22:17 |  #14

Gregg.Siam wrote in post #15425656 (external link)
You made a good decision. If it comes to deciding between either a 6D or a 5D3, you would be crazy to get a 6D. (assuming you have cash for both)

When it comes down to image quality, the 6D performs a bit better than the 5D3 at high ISO and also has a slightly better dynamic range than the 5D3. So if you want the best image quality and don't need the advanced AF of the 5D3, you would be crazy to pay $1000 more and get inferior image quality in return...


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Dec 30, 2012 22:26 |  #15

jocau wrote in post #15425799 (external link)
When it comes down to image quality, the 6D performs a bit better than the 5D3 at high ISO and also has a slightly better dynamic range than the 5D3. So if you want the best image quality and don't need the advanced AF of the 5D3, you would be crazy to pay $1000 more and get inferior image quality in return...

The 6d is really a surprise. It focuses bullet quick and it doesn't feel cheap UNTIL you have to touch the main dial. THAT handles like the controls from an Air Hogs copter. Mushy and non responsive.

I truly would have bought it if not for the schnooz.


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