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Thinking of a 6D, opinions please.

 
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Apr 01, 2013 19:00 |  #16

I am in the same boat as you mrrikki. I just pulled the trigger on a 6d but I ordered mine from Amazon so I have to wait 2 days before I play with it. I love the 60d and the only problems I have with it is the poor high ISO performance as I shoot a lot of night sports and indoor sports.
I have heard from other 60d to 6d upgraders that the focus is just as good on the outer points as the 60d and center point is far superior. Are you finding that statement to be true?
I'm so damned excited to get mine I could almost pee myself!!...........alm​ost.
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Apr 01, 2013 22:12 |  #17

I came from the T2i to the 6D and I never use anything other than center point on the T2is. I will happily use outer points or auto point selection on the 6D. And I can do it at an obnoxiously high ISO so my shutter speed stops action nicely. I am sure the AF is not up to par with the 7D 5Diii but the ISO performance is better than both so there are trade offs. My feeling is that you only have so many CPU cycles in a unit of time and they are going to be spent either focusing or processing the image. To do both well you need a lot of processor which you will pay more for. (1Dx)

The more I shoot with my 6D the more impressed I am with it. I think for me moving from a Rebel there has been a learning curve with the different control placements but I put that baby in manual and doubt I will take it out of it. So much easier to change settings than on the T2i.


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Apr 02, 2013 00:45 |  #18

JVthePT wrote in post #15780474 (external link)
I am in the same boat as you mrrikki. I just pulled the trigger on a 6d but I ordered mine from Amazon so I have to wait 2 days before I play with it. I love the 60d and the only problems I have with it is the poor high ISO performance as I shoot a lot of night sports and indoor sports.
I have heard from other 60d to 6d upgraders that the focus is just as good on the outer points as the 60d and center point is far superior. Are you finding that statement to be true?
I'm so damned excited to get mine I could almost pee myself!!...........alm​ost.
Post up some shots when you get a chance!

I have only used the centre point, I have found it faster AF performance than the 60D so far, definitely pleased. Also ISO performance is crazy good, makes mince meat out of the 7D and 60D in this area.


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Apr 02, 2013 02:04 |  #19

6D + 7D is a good combination to have, and can be had for the price of a 5D3. You get the better ISO and shadow performance of the 6D, with the 8 FPS and greater reach of the 7D. It's the option I picked.


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Apr 02, 2013 17:30 |  #20

Mornnb wrote in post #15781584 (external link)
6D + 7D is a good combination to have, and can be had for the price of a 5D3. You get the better ISO and shadow performance of the 6D, with the 8 FPS and greater reach of the 7D. It's the option I picked.

It does seem a good combo so far :)


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Apr 02, 2013 17:46 |  #21

mrrikki wrote in post #15784223 (external link)
It does seem a good combo so far :)

I second this.


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Apr 03, 2013 18:40 |  #22

And I third :)


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Apr 03, 2013 19:45 as a reply to  @ post 15780018 |  #23

I keep bouncing between the 6d & the 5diii. Hard decision.




  
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Apr 04, 2013 05:56 |  #24

95flhr wrote in post #15788301 (external link)
I keep bouncing between the 6d & the 5diii. Hard decision.

Me too, then I just decided to jump on the 6d. The price is super right now and I got mine in 2 days from Amazon. Spent the afternoon shooting with it last night and so far I'm really pleased. I can't wait for the next evening track meet or other sporting activity in low light to see if it does what I purchased it for.
I will say the 6d + 24-105 L is VERY nice walk around combo.
I posted several pics on the 6d sample thread or you could look at my Flickr stuff in the 6d set if you are on the fence it may help.


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Apr 04, 2013 06:06 |  #25

95flhr wrote in post #15788301 (external link)
I keep bouncing between the 6d & the 5diii. Hard decision.

Same here, although I'm still leaning more towards the 5D3. I have my own thread about it right *here*.


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Apr 04, 2013 07:37 |  #26

jocau wrote in post #15789406 (external link)
Same here, although I'm still leaning more towards the 5D3. I have my own thread about it right *here*.

I am also leaning towards the 5D as well. Handled both last night and the 5D just felt better and the focus was amazing.




  
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Apr 04, 2013 07:59 |  #27

95flhr wrote in post #15789548 (external link)
I am also leaning towards the 5D as well. Handled both last night and the 5D just felt better and the focus was amazing.

Well then it seems your decision is already made. Hand over the money since you only live once. :)


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Apr 04, 2013 10:02 |  #28

mrrikki wrote in post #15784223 (external link)
It does seem a good combo so far :)

I think neither the 7D or 6D are better cameras than each other. Just different strengths, and different jobs they are better for.

JVthePT wrote in post #15789398 (external link)
I will say the 6d + 24-105 L is VERY nice walk around combo.
I posted several pics on the 6d sample thread or you could look at my Flickr stuff in the 6d set if you are on the fence it may help.

I'm kind of disappointed with the 24-105mm, on my 7D it's optically no better at all than the 15-85mm, but with worse distortion. And it's not especially sharp compared to other L lens I've used, well except at 24mm to 35mm. However the focal range is perfect and it's still a great lens.


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Apr 04, 2013 10:30 |  #29

how good is 6D+24-105mm vs my 60D + 17-55mm


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Apr 04, 2013 10:53 |  #30

The 17-55mm 2.8 is a great EF-S lens with L grade optics and on a 60D it will be a little sharper than the 24-105mm on a 60D. But on the 6D's with it's full frame sensor, it will be significantly sharper. And the low light abilities of the 6D will more than make up for the slower aperture. But you will lose the shallow depth of field. The 24-70mm 2.8 is the real replacement for the 17-55mm on full frame, expensive lens though.


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