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Thinking of a 6D, opinions please.

 
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Mar 29, 2013 08:54 |  #1

Hi, I currently mainly shoot sports, I do some portraits and indoor events, I am looking to replace my 60D. I am thinking of getting the 6D, when shooting sports it would have my 120-400 on it with my 70-200 on the 7D.

I think the 6D ISO performance will help for indoors and high ISO situations.

So opinions please. Should I pull the trigger on the 6D or wait for the potential new 7D or 70D, or maybe there is another option I should look at?


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Mar 29, 2013 08:56 |  #2

You might be very disappointed in the focus points and moving from one to the other, if you shoot anything other than center point. That is the main weakness of this camera in my opinion. It is also a lot slower in the FPS department....


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Mar 29, 2013 09:01 |  #3

Needsnow wrote in post #15768581 (external link)
You might be very disappointed in the focus points and moving from one to the other, if you shoot anything other than center point. That is the main weakness of this camera in my opinion. It is also a lot slower in the FPS department....

I use the 60D on centre only for sports and the 7D on centre with 4 assist points. I have heard some negative reports on the 6D AF.

FPS did concern me but it is not that much slower than the 60D.

Part of me says wait but another part of me wonders when the 7Dii or 70D will ever arrive!

Or get another 7D?!


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Mar 29, 2013 09:08 |  #4

I'm not a spray and pray sport shooter but I will say that the 6d's high ISO IQ is soo much better than my 7d that for indoor sports my 7d has stayed in my bag since I got the 6d.Definatly not as fast in FPS but the center point is really good!I ve not regretted buying the 6d for one minute and I don't think you will either.Opinions due vary though.


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Mar 29, 2013 09:19 |  #5

I'm hoping this comes true even though it's in CR1..

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A new spec list
A test camera that could be the EOS 7D Mark II has been specced at Northlight.

Specifications

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If the 19 AF points are true, I imagine it’s an all new AF system. Previously we’ve been told the AF system in the next camera would be based around the current 61 point AF system of the EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III.


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Mar 29, 2013 09:36 as a reply to  @ Vixen89's post |  #6

I'm considering the 6D as well and have the same gear that you have. I just can't decide if I shoul jump on it or wait to see what comes out later in the year.




  
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Mar 29, 2013 09:37 |  #7

Sports... 5DIII, not 6D. If it was the other way round, mainly portraits and events with a bit of sport I'd recommend the 6D.


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Mar 29, 2013 10:05 |  #8

I can't believe how much good my 6D with 17-40L indoors without flash. Maybe this is the reason why 24-70II don't have IS. Maybe :) You'll not regret with 6d.


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Mar 29, 2013 10:17 |  #9

Sirrith wrote in post #15768704 (external link)
Sports... 5DIII, not 6D. If it was the other way round, mainly portraits and events with a bit of sport I'd recommend the 6D.

I agree. The lack of any kind of real focus expansion options made it a real PITA to operate. If sports is what you mainly shoot I would go 5D3. You can find refurbs for not much more than 6D if you look.


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Mar 29, 2013 12:31 |  #10

I am wondering as I use my 60D on centre point only will I feel any difference with a 6D?

Need to get my hands on one and have a go in a shop.


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Mar 29, 2013 12:52 |  #11

Even if 70/7Dmk ii come out, I wouldnt expect them to touch 6D high iso performance.


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Apr 01, 2013 13:45 |  #12

Well I pulled the trigger on the 6D for my indoor and events body, will be my sports back up or night sports body also.

So far really pleased with the quality of this and the centre AF is great.


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Apr 01, 2013 16:32 as a reply to  @ mrrikki's post |  #13

Congratulations. You won't regret it.


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Apr 01, 2013 16:33 |  #14

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Congratulations. You won't regret it.

Thanks, so far I am pleased with the test shots I have done today :)


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Apr 01, 2013 16:59 |  #15

Let me know how you get on, I am seriously tempted with the 6D, I don't photograph sport or fast movement very often, so I think this would be a better option than the 5d mkiii, I want something that has better iso capabilities than my 600d :)


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