Bought another 6D

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Bought another 6D
Apr 9, 2014

We had our 6D stolen recently in Namibia, so I just went out and bought a new one. I’ve talked so much about how good it is here on dpreview that I felt I had to buy the same! In truth there  was little choice, I can’t afford a 5D3, I can’t wait for a 6D2, and the 70D doesn’t attract me any longer now I’m hooked on full-frame. In a lot of ways a crop camera would suit my photography style better.  I do birding, aviation and anything that moves, as well as more  general stuff, but I’ve found the low light performance and magnificent centre-point make up for the crop-factor,  I can take photos earlier and later in the day, and that’s worth more to me.

It was cheaper this time, since I got it with the 24-70/f4 which we bought separately last time. The 24-70/f4 has been a great success,  we took both the 100 macro and 17-40L to Namibia, but in the end rarely used them,  my wife kept the 24-70 firmly on her camera the whole time. The few times she let me use it, I was blown away by how well it suits the 6D, it was a good lens on her 500D, but it’s a marriage made in heaven with the 6D.

It’s a bit boring to get the same camera and lens, but at least un-boxing will be fun.  I hope it performs as well as the old one.


 Spad16's gear list:Spad16's gear list
Canon EOS 6D Canon EOS 700D Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM +2 more
Canon EOS 500D (EOS Rebel T1i / EOS Kiss X3) Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EOS 6D Canon EOS 70D
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