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Anyone got there hands on this new camera yet? I'm making the move to Full frame and just about to go out and purchase this bad boy. I've read tons of reviews and so far I'm liking it. Of course the 5D Mark 3 is nice but its a little bit out of my price range, at least 1000 dollars out.

Just wanted some opinions =]
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post #2 of 18
It's a fantastic camera (apparently in some tests it outperforms the 5D3 in low light image quality). IF you don't need the bells and whistles of the 5D3, it's awesome for full frame (especially if you can find it under $1800, which is probably still possible but not easy).
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It's a fantastic camera (apparently in some tests it outperforms the 5D3 in low light image quality). IF you don't need the bells and whistles of the 5D3, it's awesome for full frame (especially if you can find it under $1800, which is probably still possible but not easy).

Awesome, yeah I just ordered one =] got the one with the 24-105mm L lens kit (just because I've been wanting to try out this lens) 2569USD from best buy ( I had to use my 30 dollar reward zone certificate =] )

I can't wait for it to arrive so I can start shooting full frame for the first time thumb.gif I've set my overclocking to the side and now just focusing on going out to shoot more photos.
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post #4 of 18
i feel the 6d is too small and "rebel like".....but for the price the 6d is really a sweet spot for canon. you basically lose the fancy AF for 1k less which unnecessary for most photographers.

looking forward to your pictures.
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Congrats on the upgrade. You wont be disappointed. Dont forget to share some of your photography with us thumb.gif
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I'd rather get the 6D than 5D Mark III. The WiFi feature and way better noise performance are killer features, for a camera that's almost half the price of a 5DmkIII? Can I get a hell yeah?
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post #7 of 18
I wouldn't say the noise performance is "way better." More like very slightly better.
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post #8 of 18
You might be right. Under ISO 3200 they are quite similar, and 3200 and 6400 the 6D has a slight edge and then quite similar at higher sensitivities. However, taking into account the price, I still don't get why someone would get ever so slightly worse performance for significantly more.
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cause the 6d has a dated AF system....
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Originally Posted by mz-n10 View Post

cause the 6d has a dated AF system....
That's not a deal breaker for me, having worked for pay with Rebels numerous times. Besides I mostly shoot very dark venues like clubs and gigs, so manual focusing is most of the time essential. I only understand clinging to AF for people like bird/sports/car photographers, but for most photographers it'd seem counter-intuitive to rely so heavily on modern technology to get your shots done.

The other argument I've heard against the 6D is the "rebel-like body". Okay it's not magnesium or unobtanium, but how on earth does that affect the photos? From purely photographical point of view, I can't fathom getting a 5DmkIII over the 6D.
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