Amtext

Amtext

Joined on Oct 2, 2012

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On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)
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Amtext: I had my 7D stolen in March, have been using an old, beat-up Nikon since then and was anxiously awaiting what Canon would release so I could spend the insurance money that's dying to be spent. Would love to go FF and thought the 6D would be it but.... no. No fill flash is a deal breaker for me, slower frames per second a huge disappointment, and the layout - more like a 60D - not appealing since I'm used to the 7D, though this is not a deal breaker. As for fewer auto-focus points, it remains to be seen, but it sure seems underwhelming on first glance. (I never had any problems with the 7D's auto focus.) The 6D is a huge disappointment on paper. Nice though they are, I don't really care about GPS and WiFI. I'm leaning toward replacing the 7D and am even tempted by the 5D MK II (and welcome any advice) given the appealing prices for each,

I beg to differ. I find the built-in flash extremely useful. I have a 580 EX, which is great, but there are many times I don't want to carry it around, and the built-in fill flash works fine for people shots in rooms or for (yes, limited) fills outside. I can't do without the dedicated Speedlite, but I can't do without the built in one either. I think Canon screwed up not including one in the 6D given the niche it seems intended to fill.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 04:46 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)

I had my 7D stolen in March, have been using an old, beat-up Nikon since then and was anxiously awaiting what Canon would release so I could spend the insurance money that's dying to be spent. Would love to go FF and thought the 6D would be it but.... no. No fill flash is a deal breaker for me, slower frames per second a huge disappointment, and the layout - more like a 60D - not appealing since I'm used to the 7D, though this is not a deal breaker. As for fewer auto-focus points, it remains to be seen, but it sure seems underwhelming on first glance. (I never had any problems with the 7D's auto focus.) The 6D is a huge disappointment on paper. Nice though they are, I don't really care about GPS and WiFI. I'm leaning toward replacing the 7D and am even tempted by the 5D MK II (and welcome any advice) given the appealing prices for each,

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 00:44 UTC as 148th comment | 8 replies
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