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Registered: ‎11-13-2012

EOS 6D - Worth the toys or save up for 5d MKIII?

There are lots of things I like about the upcoming EOS 6D, but there are also a few things that I don't like so much.

 

I like: 

  • Full frame
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi smartphone interface
  • GPS
  • HDR (maybe?)

I don't like:

  • Severe lack in AF points
  • Memory card lacking CF
  • 97% Viewfinder

The price difference is the killer, but maybe it's worth it in the long run. 

 

Is anyone planning to get the 6D, or specifically NOT going to get it for some reason?

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Re: EOS 6D - Worth the toys or save up for 5d MKIII?

I'd say no, save for the 5D3. The AF in 6D is very limited, it is in the continuity of 5D2 ie 5D1 ie 20D ...

 

Once you try the advanced AF like 1D or 5D3, you'll have real difficulties to go backward to a limited system.

 

My advice is to try it in real conditions before you buy, so you can feel the difference.

 

Alain

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Re: EOS 6D - Worth the toys or save up for 5d MKIII?

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I agree about the superiority of the 5D3's AF, but I think it depends a lot on your subjects as well.  I still shoot with a 5D Classic next to a 1D X and a 5D3 for sports work.  The 5D is the one with the 16-35 and flash, and its toy AF is not a big handicap for my intended purpose.

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Re: EOS 6D - Worth the toys or save up for 5d MKIII?

It depends on the particular shooter. For me the 6D is more valuable with the -3EV than the multi point Af in the Mk3. WiFi is nicer than faster frame rate, and so on. If I update my 5D2 it would be the 6D, not the Mk3 but most likely is not going to happen. I'll rather wait till Canon offers a FF body with a swivel screen or a totally new generation of FF sensors to compete with Sony Exmor. Whichever comes first.

Eduardo

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Re: EOS 6D - Worth the toys or save up for 5d MKIII?

Agree with Alain. If 6d is going to be your first full-frame, you will still love it. 

 

If you shoot a lot of fast action, or indoors in low light , then the lack of cross-point sensor might haunt you, but if you are into landscapes, you will be equally happy with 6D

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Re: EOS 6D - Worth the toys or save up for 5d MKIII?

A number of points is not identical to a quality of their work. In real life, 11 non cross points will create a problem when shooting subjects with a large number of smaller objects that are chaotically moving in different planes and do not have contrasting horizontal lines. But how often do you shoot such scenes?  Problems with non-Central points of the new camera did not arise even during the street shooting on the move. The camera is not designed for shooting sporting events, but I can't say that she can't do it. The auto focus is much better than the 5DMkII. Compare auto focus Canon 7D with auto focus NIKON D7000. The number of points is not talking about the quality of the work of these points. If you want an inexpensive sports camera: 7D and 5DMkIII cope with this task better; If you want to light the camera for everyday shooting: AF 6D will be enough.

Non-professional photographers rarely recorded images on both cards. If needed, you can save snapshots via Wi-Fi, and even the right to cloud services.

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Re: EOS 6D - Worth the toys or save up for 5d MKIII?

I'm way behind the times as I'm still shooting with a 30D, so I'm pretty scared that the AF will function similarly to that. I do have to say that I've heard great things about the 6D's AF performance, so that is a plus.

I do shoot lots of landscape and currently shoot real estate for work. No sports, etc. For a difference of $1200 I could get some sweet glass instead of 5DMKIII.
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Posts: 25
Registered: ‎11-11-2012

Re: EOS 6D - Worth the toys or save up for 5d MKIII?

The biggest advantage for real estate shooting with the 5D III that we have seen (over the 5D I/II) is 5 shot exposure bracketing for use in Photomatix HDR (the on-camera HDR is interesting but not good enough for this).  It goes so much quicker this way than doing bracketing manually.  If the 6D does that, then is should be fine - and even if it doesn't, 3 bracketed shots are usually more than sufficient for MLS listing shots.  And if you don't do HDR, then even less an issue.

 

We use mostly 24mm and 16mm TSE lenses that are manual focus anyway, so the cool autofocus is nice for other work, but no big deal for real estate...and yes, the TSE lenses will make way more difference than the camera.

Steve
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Re: EOS 6D - Worth the toys or save up for 5d MKIII?

I am planing to purchase it. Had it in my hands and it felt great. VF looked great, too. AF worked amazing and I do not need neither want the new AF-system of 5D III/1D X.

What I did not like is the missing joystick and SD-card. Everything else is what I wished one year ago as a 5D II follow up.

If the new sensor is on par or even better (what I expect) than 5D IIIs this camera is mine!

 

Ralph

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Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: EOS 6D - Worth the toys or save up for 5d MKIII?

I'll wait until reviews are out on the 6d before I consider it. The 97% viewfinder was an odd bird to throw in, why couldn't they do 100%? It is a full frame after all!

The shutter max sync speed is a real issue to me personally (and strobist aren't too happy about it either) but it might not be a total deal killer.

I think the AF will be more than sufficient in practice and will surprise a lot of the nay sayers. It's not impressive on paper but quick, actual hands on reviews say its very good.

 

Canon had a chance to really create a camera that got the masses excited to spend some money, but instead look like they tried to purposely shoe horn the 6d inbetween the 5d2 and 5d3 and got an inigma that get overall lukewarm response.

 

GO FOR THE JUGULAR CANON! Stop worrying about stealing sales from other bodies and work on getting people into a Canon. They'll be less likely to switch when their collection gets big enough Smiley Wink

 

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