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| p.4 #8 · Looks like someone in Japan already starts using 6D |
Ralph Conway wrote:
I just checked with my local store, AU$2400.
You can get a 5D2 and 24-105 IS for $2500 though HK ebay sellers at the moment.
Indeed. If you're only using center AF or if AF speed isn't that important or maybe you use mostly manual focus with custom focusing screen or on a tripod with LV, why would you buy the 6D over the older and cheaper 5D2 as long as it's still available?
Higher ISO capabilities, no banding at high ISO, silent mode, WIFI. Each of this would justify the € 300 price difference. But I do not shoot from tripods neither life view. I shoot handheld, using the viewfinder.
So higher sensitivness of the center point is important to me in combination with higher ISO capabilities. Less weight and smarter size is important. Better working (they do) outer AF points ar no need, but welcome of course. I already own a 5D II that did a great job. But even if I do not I would prefere to add € 250 (price difference here) to get the camera that fits my needs better.
If I would not own one and the price would go down to 1250 for a new 5D II I would think about purchasing one, I guess. But I would still dream of a 6D, I guess.
Actually, I think the 6D makes more sense when used on a tripod with LV considering the 97% viewfiender. Plus that 300 euro price difference translates to $700 here, which is quite a lot.
Looking at the specs, they seem to be trying to find a balanced specs to make it appealing to advanced amateurs and entry level users...... And failing miserably.
Canon gives the 6D a bunch of features that pros and advanced amateurs would look away from, like SD card only, 97% VF, single cross type AF and yet they don't provide features that entry level users would find attractive like built-in flash or articulated touchscreen LCD.
Then you have the single axis electronic level that feels more like an afterthought. I can almost picture them saying,
"Oh look, we still have a bit of space in here, just throw in that accelerometer in there, can't fit two but I guess one is better than nothing."
I would happily trade that single axis level for a 100% VF.
As for that -3EV AF, here's a little extract from the announcement.
With focusing down to EV-3, the equivalent of moonlight, subjects remain in-focus in even the most challenging lighting conditions – offering the freedom to shoot landscapes or portraits at night and capture the true atmosphere of the scene with minimal noise.
Now you can correct me if I'm wrong but who shoots portrait in such a dark condition without a flash? Churches aren't that dark and concerts have stage lighting. Also when I shoot land(city)scape at night, I have a tripod, use manual focus with the Live View exclusively.
But hey, you obviously already decided to like the 6D, and maybe I'll change my mind as well, but for now I remain a non-believer.