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| p.3 #18 · 6D - hands on & first experience |
Really appreciate you going "in harm's way" to give us an early look at the 6D from a photographer's viewpoint. Anything more you can learn will be greatly appreciated.
In the "bash the stupid canon" fire storm thread that erupted when the specs were released, I suggested that one cannot judge a camera simply on a spec list. (If that were so, no one would ever buy a Leica ) I was promptly disabused of this rational thought by several who maintained that the "specs tell all."
I have no inside info, but apparently Canon put a new sensor and a new AF system in the 6D. Your report certainly seems to support the AF idea. As for how the sensor works, we'll have to wait. I'm going out on a limb here, but I have a sneaking suspicion that this may very well turn out to be an excellent offering by Canon. Please understand, I have plenty of issues with Canon's incremental and grudging approach to improvement and some of the choices their marketing droids have made are just plain stupid (5DIII pricing et. al.)
Canon seems to have developed at least 2 and likely 3 new ~20Mp sensors (5DIII, 1Dx, and 6D). Am I the only one who remembers years of "experts" shouting down Canon (and other companies) back in the megapixel war? How many times did we read, "I only need XXMp, just make them better!" So Canon stopped piling on the pixels (starting with the G12 as I remember) and suddenly everyone is outraged that Nikon has a 36Mp camera and Canon doesn't. Why am I so confused?
Personally, I'll wait till there are multiple real world reports from actual photographers and examine their photos. A lightweight $2k FF camera with good DR and reasonable focus would be a boon to landscape photogs who often hike some distances loaded with gear to get "just that shot." Obviously it is too early to tell, but your report is encouraging.
Thanks again for getting us information that isn't Canon marketspeak.