Upload & Sell: Off
Ralph Conway wrote:
I am not with you. A photographer using manual lenses for manual focused shooting imo would prefer the 6D and be very happy about exchangeable screens. Or would purchase 6D as a second body not for backup only.
I agree with you regarding the usage of MF lenses, this camera comes with interchangable focus screen unlike the 5D. That said, I don't see it being used as a backup body unless the main camera is another 6D. If you look at the strength of the 1DX or 5D3, ie. the AF, their owners would probably opt for a second 5D3.
Marcus Watts wrote:
But Canon will not care about what you or i think they will care about what the market thinks and this will probably be a huge seller becoming the second body for a lot of 5D3 users and main camera for many non professional users.
But see... What I can't figure out is, which market is the 6D's main target?
Pros? Pros most likely need the AF so they'd probably be looking at a 2nd hand or even a new 5D3 for backup.
Advance amateurs? Depending on what they shoot, they'd probably be looking at a 2nd hand 1D4, 1Ds3, 5D3, or even a new 5D3. Again for the AF or higher MP.
Well off beginners? It's gonna be so easy for the salesman to up-sell them the 5D3 or recommend the D600.
Besides, any camera salesman would be called a clueless hack if they don't recommend the D600 first with the higher MP, pop up flash, better AF and faster burst. It'll be easier to sell than the 6D plus they can get more profit by selling the extra WiFi dongle for connectivity. Unless of course the 6D costs substantially lower than the D600.
I'm probably wrong but I think Canon screwed it up this time. The feature set of this camera just doesn't make sense. It lacks modern cross type AF, faster burst rate and 100% VF coverage for the more advance market but at the same time it also lacks beginners friendly features like pop up flash.