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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Review Date: Nov 2, 2013 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Great image quality, Light weight, Image stabilizing
Not against the lens but the photographer.

I have a small ad business.
I love this lens and it's match on the 6D. The colors from the two give a more realistic picture than from my 7D.

I must carry my camera differently than most of the other users. I don't get lens creep. I do know I have the camera and lens pointed forward when walking. I do 4-5 hikes each week with my sons dog. I always have a camera with me.

I love the IS with this lens. It sure helps my shaky hands that I have compared to my wife's.
Focusing is fast and accurate.

I like full lens hoods vs the petal style that comes with this lens. The 24-70 F2.8 has a full lens hood.

Equ. 7D 6D sigma 10-20mm sigma 150f2.8mm macro Canon 24-70f2.8 24-105f4 IS 70-200mm2.8 mk1 300mm F4 400mm F5.6

Canon EOS 6D

Review Date: Oct 9, 2013 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,400.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Low light focussing, High ISO, No spots, light weight, easy to carry for the day

1) I have a 7D that gives 100% view finder, the 6D ONLY gives 98% view finder. Wow I get an extra 2% or I didn't see that missing 2%. My eyes instantly noticed.
Come on, it's time to Crop it.

2) 6D only gives 4.5 frames per second in a burst. Oh, wow, better than 5D2, people still complain about 5D3 going 6. If all cameras did 20/sec and a company made one that did 20.00001 someone would still complain. Get out and work with the 4.5.

3) No built in flash. Canon has never put a built in flash on their FF. You know it. Don't complain when you know it and buy it. Deal with it.

4) With my 7D I don't like to go to 1600 ISO I try to keep it at 100 to 200.
With the 6D I tried 5000 ISO, morning sunrise and a drilling rig. Easily better than the 7D at 800 ISO.

5) No it doesn't have 2000 focussing points to confuse you and make you lose that once in a life time picture, while you keep pushing the focussing until the camera focuses on what you want.
I use center focus and it nails focus instantly. Even in the low light of a sunrise. Which the 7D had troubles.
Learn the camera and the focussing system and you'll get a better % of keepers.

6) I am a male and do weights, I can still feel the difference between the 7D and 6D. I like the weight of the 6D and the size of the 7D. On a hike I put the 7D in my pack because of the weight.

7) Read the manual. Sounds harsh, but it is so true.

I don't go hiking without one or both of the cameras. My Oldest Sons dog ran into a black bear and there was a small scuffle. The bear wondered slowly away. Seemed unusual. I looked up in a tree and there was a cub. A few pictures and I walked well around it.
Great camera. Have fun taking memories with it.