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Jan 28, 2013 11:36 |  #1126

Yarik wrote in post #15541884 (external link)
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.

I know the feeling. I also have a T2i (550D) and I want to buy a Canon DSLR that gives me less noise @ high ISO. I also want the camera to be bigger (= more ergonomic than my T2i). I can, however, afford the 5D3. But I simply cannot justify its price since I only take about 100-200 pictures/year.

The problem is also that my ideal Canon camera is a combined 5D3/6D. I would LOVE to have the AF of the 5D3 together with its 100% viewfinder, but I also want to have the slightly better image quality of the 6D compared to the 5D3 and ESPECIALLY the built-in WiFi of the 6D so I can finally take selfportraits with my iPhone/iPad.

The thing of the 6D that constantly makes me have second thoughts is its AF. I'm still wondering how to follow the rule of thirds with it since the AF points are all located near the center. Only the most left and most right AF points seem valid for this, but then again they aren't crosstype points so I'm really scared they would become a major drawback.

Also wondering how the non-crosstype points of the 6D compare to the non-crosstype points of the T2i. Are they better in e.g. low light?


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Jan 28, 2013 12:12 |  #1127

francis_a wrote in post #15543166 (external link)
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

6D real world autofocus tracking test

This is great! Thanks for posting! I figured the 6D autofocus issues are largely exaggerated, I've had very few problems tracking moving objects with my T2i so it upsets me when everyone complains about the 6D's AF. I can't wait to buy this camera!!!


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Jan 28, 2013 12:53 |  #1128

Yarik wrote in post #15542125 (external link)
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.

6d kit for $2449 @ B&H with free bag and SD card

plus 2% rewards


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Jan 28, 2013 20:02 |  #1129

YES! My 6D was waiting at my desk this morning and I just got handed a package containing my new Sigma 50mm 1.4, what a great morning at work!....

Battery is charging, what are the first things I should do once I get home and pop an SD card in!?!?


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Jan 28, 2013 20:34 |  #1130

ifi wrote in post #15543958 (external link)
6d kit for $2449 @ B&H with free bag and SD card

plus 2% rewards

Thank you, that is the deal that i am considering right now. Though will probably wait until Feb 1st-2nd to make up my mind on if I want to jump on that deal or wait and hope for something better in the future.


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Jan 28, 2013 23:18 |  #1131

Yarik wrote in post #15545948 (external link)
Thank you, that is the deal that i am considering right now. Though will probably wait until Feb 1st-2nd to make up my mind on if I want to jump on that deal or wait and hope for something better in the future.

I applaud you for having the patience to wait ........ ;)

Me? Not the same way. When I want it, I just get it :lol: Alright, still within reason but I can't get the patience to wait. Though I read and read about it, and ask others before I take the leap. And must to tell you though (I came from a T3i with the marvelous 17-55), I'm very happy with my decision.


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Jan 28, 2013 23:19 |  #1132

both with 50 1.4

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Jan 28, 2013 23:44 |  #1133

francis_a wrote in post #15546524 (external link)
I applaud you for having the patience to wait ........ ;)

Me? Not the same way. When I want it, I just get it :lol: Alright, still within reason but I can't get the patience to wait. Though I read and read about it, and ask others before I take the leap. And must to tell you though (I came from a T3i with the marvelous 17-55), I'm very happy with my decision.

Oh, about a month ago, I was still planning to wait until next Christmas or so to get a 6d (or mk3), so things are escalating pretty quick over here :-). Though I HAVE been working quite a bit of overtime lately, so can almost afford it.


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Jan 29, 2013 02:06 as a reply to  @ Yarik's post |  #1134

Both with the 6D plus the kit 24-105mm


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Jan 29, 2013 02:44 |  #1135

Alex_Mk3 wrote in post #15546528 (external link)
both with 50 1.4

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love these. I'll be ordering my 6D this friday, big step up from my 400D


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Jan 29, 2013 05:44 |  #1136

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Jan 29, 2013 08:41 |  #1137

aero.nz wrote in post #15545821 (external link)
Battery is charging, what are the first things I should do once I get home and pop an SD card in!?!?

Pop in the battery and go to menu, very first menu, change "Shoot without card" setting to disabled.

But you have more patience than I; I would be at Best Buy or some such store at lunch getting an SD card (can't have too many) and not waiting to get home! :mrgreen:


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Jan 29, 2013 08:48 |  #1138

You should format the SD with the camera...thats the first thing I do at least.


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Jan 29, 2013 11:09 |  #1139

hyogen wrote in post #15542931 (external link)
is there a way to get amazon to price match? like the fry's deal

Best Buy offers a low price guarentee, so they should be able to price match Amazon (I would hope so). Currently the kit is $2499 at BB and $2449 on Amazon.
I will be trying it this weekend!

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Jan 29, 2013 11:28 |  #1140

Alex_Mk3 wrote in post #15536234 (external link)
Didnt realize that the 6D had dropped $200 in price. Went to BestBuy to do price adjustment and got my 200 plus tax back. Score!

Thanks for the heads up, I went to Best Buy at lunch and got $214 back! :)




  
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