You have to know as an amateur photographer supporting a family, the price tag of a full frame DSLR is something to be worried about. Initially I really wanted the 5D, though its price tag is enormous. Almost € 3.000,- for the body shoots a big hole in the household budget. I considered feeding the children less and stop buying them new clothes. I dropped the idea soon as I realised they would pay me back if I were old and ugly and needed their help. So then I thought to myself what is it that makes me want the 5D? Is it 6 fps or 61 AF points? Is it 20 megapixels+? Or something else? Then I had to conclude it was nothing of them all. The real relevant thing is the bigger sensor. Because at least for sensors counts: 'bigger is better'. Then I started to consider the 6D. It's got 4,5 fps, 'only' 9 AF points, still 20 megapixels+ and of course a lot more. If you compare these figures to a 5D, they look rather pale. But only a few years ago such figures would have looked perfect on a professional camera. It seems we're shifting our expectations of a (professional) camera. A shift of expectations well fed by the camera industry. With ever new models with more features they stimulate our greed. And of course we let ourselves be stimulated. All for the benefit of camera sales. Of course digital cameras have become a lot better every year. But I believe that we have come to a point that the progress in picture quality will not be as steep anymore in the next decade as it was in the last decade. So if you consider a camera upgrade don't focus at all the features, but focus on what you need. Then start to consider cameras and look which one gives you what you need.
Why a blue eye? Well for one I'm a boxer and that means that one ends up with a blue eye every now and then. And for the other: my idea about writing a blog is all about punching en getting punched ;-)