The 6D is classed (by Canon) as a consumer camera The 5D is classed (by Canon) as a professional camera. I agree the costs are somewhat prohibitive but professionals should be able to afford the upgrades as required on pro-grade bodies. I get the impression that the wireless range on the 5D/1D WIFI modules is greater anyway than the likes of the 6D (and may well be needed for actual working conditions such as event photography).
You have to imagine the Canon factory guy designing a consumer camera and deliberately making it feel less 'right' in the hands than a professional one.
People might remember the 1V and the EOS3 film cameras. The 1V was the 'pro' camera (and obviously so) whereas the EOS3 was the prosumer model. The problem for Canon was the EOS3 did 99% 0f what the 1V did, had great build quality...and cost half the price (£600ish). Consequently many pros went straight to the 3 for their main camera and many 1V owners bought a 3 as a backup.
I've tried and it won't! I'm also "addicted" to wireless connection and have used it on both the 5D and currently on my 1Ds Mk111. Many reasons for it but mostly my eyesight and communication with the model. I agree that the £600-700 that canon want for their offerings seems extortionate. I had decided that when I next upgrade I would use the Camranger device, but will investigate this new "solution". If anyone is interested the Camranger will work in conjunction with the Canon wft device so you can have a laptop in the studio and the Tablet elsewhere (within range). The camranger is also very useful for landscapes. As regards to rich mans toys, the main reason I chose the 1D was that "it felt right" in my hands. Whilst not a Topcon 1Dm (which I still find the best fit for me) the 1D series fits me better than anything else I have tried. It also helps that I got mine at a BARGAIN price.RedCheckerAs for the WIFI modules, what's also annoying is that each camera has its own unique one (pretty much), so if you've bought one for a 1DsIII it'll probably not work on a 1DX (I haven't checked though).
I considered this option but i understand that eyefi cards dont support live view or give you the controls that you need? I use mine to demonstrate so i need to be able to change all of the settings such as iso, wb, shutter speed, aperture, focus etc. These also work perfectly for shooting video with too. You can focus whilst recording.KizerThose that have two card slots in the camera ie. cf and sd slots it's cheaper to buy a sd wi fi card!