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Jan 27, 2013 21:56 |  #1112

e.pie wrote in post #15541477 (external link)
Mini review time:

I have to say after playing with my wife's 6D I really like it. It compares very favorably to the 5D3 and would easily be my 2nd choice after it.

I've never played with the 5D2 at all so all I can really do for a comparison with that is link to TDP's review that spends most of the article comparing the two:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com …al-SLR-Camera-Review.aspx (external link)

That said, having just been in the position of debating over the 5D2 vs. 6D, IMHO the 6D is worth the extra coin over the 5D2. Quite simply because it's a 5 year newer design, and with technology like this, that is a HUGE amount of time. There are loads of improvements the 6D makes over the 5D2 that for most users will easily make up for the few downgrades. That's not to say the 5D2 is a bad camera, it's just getting a bit dated. With a few small tweaks Canon could have easily taken the cheap route and released the 6D as the 5D3. But as it sits, the 6D is kind of like a 5D2.5.

I have scratched off the MKii. I seem to be at best buy and frys comparing cameras every few days. How do you find the outer AF points in real world use? Sometimes I found it hard to lock onto certain things in the store that the mkiii seems to have little problem. Now I am wondering if I should just sac up and go with mkiii instead. I'm the kind of person that would get annoyed with minor things like that. My 60d seems to lock on to things easier than 6d but I'm testing under different circumstances.




  
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Jan 27, 2013 22:13 |  #1113

I've hung out at the local Best Buy for the last two days straight (first time having my hands on a real life 6D). Pretty awesome from the limited experience of the 3ft cord. Way bigger viewfinder than the Rebels, MUCH better ISO handling, and even at the 8000-10000 iso range, the noise just seems more pleasant and not as intrusive as the 3200 noise on the t2i. And the size itself is better in my hands, never noticed how cramped all the T2i's buttons are on the tiny body.
Kind of actually glad that the 5dmk3 there didnt have a lens on it (well neither did the mk2, and the 7d was behind glass), so the only ones i had for comparison, were the t4i/t3i and the 6d. And the Nikon's but those are just alien to me (also, the D600's 39 autofocus point seem to cover just about as much area as the 6d's 11, no? i thought they'd cover like the whole viewfinder).
But yeah, good that I couldn't see the mk3's autofocus performance, because i really can't afford it right now, and would be redundant for me since i never shoot sports or any other heavy action, but wouldn't want to be lusting for it either way.
Sorry for the ramble guys :D.


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Jan 27, 2013 22:31 |  #1114

BigCarbs wrote in post #15541828 (external link)
I have scratched off the MKii. I seem to be at best buy and frys comparing cameras every few days. How do you find the outer AF points in real world use? Sometimes I found it hard to lock onto certain things in the store that the mkiii seems to have little problem. Now I am wondering if I should just sac up and go with mkiii instead. I'm the kind of person that would get annoyed with minor things like that. My 60d seems to lock on to things easier than 6d but I'm testing under different circumstances.

I can't really tell you sadly, I haven't had the chance to use it in an challenging autofocus situation yet.


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Jan 27, 2013 23:11 |  #1115

I haven't noticed a problem getting to each of the focus points either, it is definitely a bit different than the 7D which I don't mind at all, it took me 6 months to get decent pictures from my 7D.

One thing I did notice last night though was when I was cycling through the focus points and picked one I wanted, then pressed the back button to focus two or three lit up instead of one? Has anyone else noticed this?


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Jan 27, 2013 23:31 |  #1116

Aww, the Amazon price is back to 2499$, guess i missed that window. Will have to be on a lookout there or otherwise. Cause 2500 is just a bit much, my wife would be much more appreciative of a 2300-ish purchase... well maybe 2400, but think that's max.
If anyone sees a pricetag like that, keep me (and everyone else) posted :) Greatly appreciated.


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Jan 27, 2013 23:42 |  #1117

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Jan 28, 2013 04:29 |  #1118

^love the series :)

does the 6D focus better than the 5D II at least?? This last bit I'm hearing about not being able to cycle through the individual focus points (unless custom setting) is really worrisome :( I had pretty much made up my mind for the 6D also.. after being super persuaded by the D600 or D700.


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Jan 28, 2013 04:49 |  #1119

hyogen wrote in post #15542631 (external link)
^love the series :)

does the 6D focus better than the 5D II at least?? This last bit I'm hearing about not being able to cycle through the individual focus points (unless custom setting) is really worrisome :( I had pretty much made up my mind for the 6D also.. after being super persuaded by the D600 or D700.


You just use an 8 way switch to toggle between focus points; not a joystick.


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Jan 28, 2013 05:12 |  #1120

Oh ok. I've never used a joystick so..I won't miss it


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Jan 28, 2013 05:57 |  #1121

Hyogen the custom setting only determines if you press a button to go into focus point selection first, or if you can use the directional pad without pressing another button to move focus points. Also the two are not mutually exclusive, meaning you can (and I do) have it set up to work both ways at the same time. Even my 400D has this ability, so I am pretty sure it's the case on many other Canon DSLRs as well.


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Jan 28, 2013 06:46 |  #1122

thank you. I realllly hate missing focus as a result of recomposing with a narrow dof :(

I would be running out to buy this if the kit was in stock at my fry's for $2300 (no tax in oregon). Unfortunately, they only have the body in stock for $1700..

Is the moire worse in the 6D than older bodies? Digitalrev on youtube said it had a little bit of moire but had more detail than D600 video. He didn't make it seem like it was a big deal


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Jan 28, 2013 07:06 as a reply to  @ hyogen's post |  #1123

When I saw that price yesterday they only had 11 in stock. I haven't looked elsewhere today but the price has dropped down to $2425 this morning.

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Jan 28, 2013 07:31 |  #1124

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When I saw that price yesterday they only had 11 in stock. I haven't looked elsewhere today but the price has dropped down to $2425 this morning.

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is there a way to get amazon to price match? like the fry's deal


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Jan 28, 2013 08:55 |  #1125

Apologize if this has been posted before.

This is one of the threads that convinced me to go with the 6D and save the $$$$ for glass instead

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