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| p.2 #17 · 6D - hands on & first experience |
Ralph Conway wrote:
If the 6D has improved the focus abilities on the edge points over the 5D Mark II that would be great.
What I find odd is - when expectations are low, people complain less.
I have had the 5D Mark II and hardly ever complained about the left/right AF points being nearly useless and stuck to the center point.
The D700, 7d etc had no such issues.
So when I got my D800 and found left AF issues, man was I pissed!!!
So much that I returned 2 cameras with the left AF issue, even though every image that came out of them was atleast as good if not better than anything that came out of my D700, D3, 7D, 5D Mark II etc.
I think the expectations that a company sets early can make problems for them.
Crappy non center AF points.. for 3 years, then fix them and people will claim it is the second coming of Jesus.
Great AF points all round, and you find 1 wrong and people will throw poop at the fan.
I think this is a normal and understandable reaction: A step back in features one accepted as "normal" always make people unhappy.
What I do not understand is when people start moaning about a new item that has no predecessor while comparing it to an other one costing twice or three times as much. Like my friend, comparing 6D with his 1D X and saying: "All plastic!". I understand, he moans about "only -2 EV" in his camera, because it is not in. But I think it is quite normal, that a smaller, lighter and much cheaper camera does not have the same build quality.
If the IQ reaches 5D III standards in raw and jpeg I will be very happy. I do not need D800s Exmor level. No one of my customers asks for this. Neither me. But of course I do not understand, why D600 offers the same native ISO D800 does while having 2/3rd of its resolution. And of course I wish/expect 6Ds IQ somewhere in between 5D III and 1D X myself ... .
But really important for me is that I can go two stops above 5D II. For that I would of course accept the different (cheaper?) build of this new series.
While I was underwhelmed by the 6D compared to the 5D mark III, I felt the same way when comparing the D600 to the D800. Ofcourse my only contention are the relative price points the cameras are at compared to the previous generation cameras. Nothing wrong with wanting more for less
Ofcourse, compared to the newer/more expensive cousins, the features they bring to the table on there own are quite good and the price points not terrible.