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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:36 pm 
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...well I didn't wait; I got a killer (some have said 'insane') of a deal on a 6D body here in the UK at the close of the cashback period! So good it cleared all the Hong Kong based greys by a £150; that's how cheap!

I've had the camera for about three weeks now, and unlike my venerable 40D it is perfectly suited to shooting in the early failing light of Autumn. It's subtly smaller in the grip; but still retains excellent purchase. And the battery grips ergonomics are 'greatly improved' too. The 'multi-controller' in the middle of the big 'quick control dial' hasn't really been a problem at all; I'm finding it much easier to change focus points using this than the little joystick, which could be a little fiddly when viewing through the finder. On the subject of the AF, I've not had difficulties achieving lock with the more basic outer points, but have definitely noticed the more compact nature of the cluster over my 40D . I would say that the central point lives up to its advertisement though in low!

One thing I found interesting (which has been commented on by the press) is that the metering tends to over expose slightly by 1/3-2/3 of a stop; this isn't really a problem because the LCDs brightness is so well judged (unlike on the 40D) that I can quickly reshoot at a different setting. Obviously you guys maybe more familiar with this as my 40D had the older Black and White 35 Zone system.

Apart from that the 6D is a fine camera indeed.

The only real problem I've got is surplus EF-S lenses; I've asked around my group and chums (and even their chums) and I think they have higher aspirations too; particularly the budding videographers. When I looked into it, second hand residuals aren't what they used to be 12 last months ago. With the introduction of affordable FF cameras and good used 5D Mk2's, used 'specialist' cropped lenses have become plentiful here in the UK.

As for the rest of my lenses, I'm loving how a Full Frame makes them sing. My 28-135 has rediscovered its purpose as a general, the 70-200mm has decent bokeh at f5.6, and the 50mm is just glorious and inconspicuous. I will say that the 28mm is a flarey little SoB though, and maybe a tad wide for me now (as its 28mm is no longer a 45mm standard).

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:23 am 
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nice one, well done.

I have just been on a two month caravaning holiday and used it extensively in all sort of challenging situations, cannot say I have had any over or under exposure issues. Nothing that wouldn`t be normal, ie bright back ground or sun reflecting of water. I leave it in evaluative metering with only the center focus point. With both the 7D and 6D I tweak the exposure up or down a bit 1/2 or 1 stop as required, in the end evaluative only looks at the average of the picture.

The 17-55 is usm should still get a fair price, its a good lens.

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