still shooting with a rebel xti, thinking of full frame, any downsides to getting a 6D, will auto focus be at least as good? low light better?
asked by Virginia Sustarsic on September 17, 2012
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The main drawbacks to the 6D besides cost, are that it won't be able to mount any of your EF-S lenses. If you don't have any EF-S lenses (or crop sensor lenses), then the difference will be that your current lenses will effectively be "wider" on the 6D than on your xti.

The autofocus will be at least as good, and the low light capabilities will be a LOT better than the rebel xti.
B. Chu answered on September 17, 2012
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The image quality and low light performance is really great. I have no complaints about the auto focus (unlike several people who don't own the camera). That said, I have tried it at sporting events where tracking is key.
Allan Stam answered on December 9, 2012
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The 6D is very solid in each of those areas. It will cost more (duh), be heavier but more durable. One downside of full frame is narrower depth of field. Also, a 200mm lens has 1/3 less reach compared to the same lens on a 1.5x size sensor. Image quality will be much improved particularly in shadow areas, and if you crop an image, you have a few more pixels to work with.
Allan Stam answered on December 12, 2012
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It sounds like you're pretty heavily invested in Canon's EF lenses already. No reason that the 6D wouldn't be much better than the XTi on all fronts. However, if you can spare the extra $700 or so and wait for a great 5DIII deal, I would definitely go with the 5D. The 5D's AF system trounces the 6D's.
M. Weng answered on October 3, 2012
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As of today this camera has not yet been reviewed, so calling it good, bad, worse or better than the D600 discredits the person saying it completely.

It's *bound* to have better autofocus and do better in low light than your Xti. Remember 90% of the shot depends on your skills not so much the gear...

Keep an eye out for the 5DII's price and using the new 40mm pancake with this camera...
SEN answered on September 29, 2012
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Consider the Nikon D600. It's better than the 6D in many ways, and since your old lenses probably won't work with the larger 6D you're not too invested in Canon.
Joe Bowers answered on September 29, 2012
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