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Any views on a new 6D?

 
FarmerTed1971
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May 26, 2015 09:07 |  #91

The Canon EOS Remote simply sucks. It's tedious to connect and the GUI stinks. Either make it easier to use and more intuitive or give me an articulate screen... one or the other. Canon interface designers need to go back to design school... it's as if the screens are built by programmers (or the writers of the tech manuals).


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Left ­ Handed ­ Brisket
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May 26, 2015 09:19 |  #92

If I turn on my 6D wifi and my phone is not already connected to a network, they connect automatically with zero input from me. If the phone is connected to another network I simply choose the 6D instead. It is quite literally seamless.

Once I had the Canon set up correctly I have not had to do anything other than turn wifi on or off. That was two years ago. You might need to see if you have it set up properly. I know I had to take out that little booklet thing with pictures and words, I think they call it a manual. :D

You're right, the interface is not good, but I have not had a problem adapting. It's not like there is a lot to navigate.


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benji25
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May 28, 2015 12:51 as a reply to Left Handed Brisket's post |  #93

Is the 6D currently a good buy at $1,399? I have a 60D that I would be upgrading from for weddings. I have shot a few this summer with that and my 5D classic and I find myself using the 5D c images over the 60D.

I don't know if it is the look of full frame or what but the 60D just isn't cutting it.


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bobbyz
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May 28, 2015 13:30 |  #94

benji25 wrote in post #17574807external link
Is the 6D currently a good buy at $1,399? I have a 60D that I would be upgrading from for weddings. I have shot a few this summer with that and my 5D classic and I find myself using the 5D c images over the 60D.

I don't know if it is the look of full frame or what but the 60D just isn't cutting it.

For high ISO sure. AF wise, I didn't like 6d, it was just like 5dc. Overall nice camera in the price range. You can pick cheaper through refurb route.


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May 28, 2015 14:36 as a reply to bobbyz's post |  #95

I don't mind the focus of the 5d or 60d. I mainly just use the center point focus and re-compose. So I don't think that would be too big of an issue.


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May 29, 2015 09:12 |  #96

bobbyz wrote in post #17574871external link
For high ISO sure. AF wise, I didn't like 6d, it was just like 5dc. Overall nice camera in the price range. You can pick cheaper through refurb route.

AF I heard it's better than 5D MKII so I doubt it's the same as 5Dc


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bobbyz
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May 29, 2015 15:31 as a reply to Hermelin's post |  #97

I had 5dc, 5dmk3 and 6d for a long time. Lower light center point on 6d is really nice not denying that but to me it is still a center point, focus/recompose camera like 5dc. To some it doesn't matter but to others it does a lot particularly when at shooting wider apertures. For the money I will still get 6d but Nikon stuff looks so much better overall now a days.


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Van ­ Gogh
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May 29, 2015 15:44 |  #98

bobbyz wrote in post #17576218external link
I had 5dc, 5dmk3 and 6d for a long time. Lower light center point on 6d is really nice not denying that but to me it is still a center point, focus/recompose camera like 5dc. To some it doesn't matter but to others it does a lot particularly when at shooting wider apertures. For the money I will still get 6d but Nikon stuff looks so much better overall now a days.

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Jun 01, 2015 00:40 |  #99

Left Handed Brisket wrote in post #17571741external link
If I turn on my 6D wifi and my phone is not already connected to a network, they connect automatically with zero input from me. If the phone is connected to another network I simply choose the 6D instead. It is quite literally seamless.

Once I had the Canon set up correctly I have not had to do anything other than turn wifi on or off. That was two years ago. You might need to see if you have it set up properly. I know I had to take out that little booklet thing with pictures and words, I think they call it a manual. :D

You're right, the interface is not good, but I have not had a problem adapting. It's not like there is a lot to navigate.

I've only used Canon wireless set up with a G7X. It is functional, but the worst I've tried (Panasonic, Olympus, Sony). Having said that, if I had to choose between WiFi and articulating screen I'd choose WiFi every time. But given the choice of having both I would go that route. Articulating screen still comes in handy, and sometimes it is nice to shoot quickly without futzing around with the phone.


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bobbyz
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Jun 01, 2015 08:52 |  #100

mpix345 wrote in post #17579094external link
I've only used Canon wireless set up with a G7X. It is functional, but the worst I've tried (Panasonic, Olympus, Sony). Having said that, if I had to choose between WiFi and articulating screen I'd choose WiFi every time. But given the choice of having both I would go that route. Articulating screen still comes in handy, and sometimes it is nice to shoot quickly without futzing around with the phone.

So you guys hold camera with one hand and fiddle with phone in another to take the shot? With artculating screen I can just lower the camera or put it high up and shoot. Now if I got time to setup tripods etc then it doesn't matter. I would like WiFi for remote setup or timed shots though.


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Left ­ Handed ­ Brisket
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Jun 01, 2015 09:05 as a reply to bobbyz's post |  #101

i find that if i am holding the camera over my head, i just go a little wider and can do a good job of framing the shot without looking. For me, something like this is generally on the level of "snap shot" and cropping in post is fine. Same goes for low angle shots. If I need a higher vantage point and perfect framing, there is generally a chair to stand on. I have also built a rack/platform on the top of my SUV to stand on.

here are two recent shots where i was not looking through the viewfinder or using live view. I don't' think i cropped the dog pic at all, and the stage shot was only straightened up. Like I said, snap shots, but i almost always have a 10' tall stand in the back of the truck along with a tripod that can reverse to get ground level shots.

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Jun 01, 2015 09:11 as a reply to Left Handed Brisket's post |  #102

Tilting screen would make so much easier. And you can focus where you want to. I never used tilt screen till I got Fuji XT-1. It is not perfect as you can take you own shot with it but for above and below shots it is real nice. Also good for street shooters as you can take the shot when looking down on the camera.


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Left ­ Handed ­ Brisket
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Jun 01, 2015 09:20 |  #103

i never said an articulating screen was pointless. Everyone has their own needs and styles, i just don't want to give up small size for a feature I would very rarely use and whose usefulness is largely supplied by wifi.

maybe i'm just so skilled i just don't need an articulating screen? :P


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Jun 01, 2015 16:43 |  #104

I still feel a tilting screen would give the camera a less pro feel, and possibly even influence the price they could fetch, or at least have a different target - or maybe thats a way to differentiate the 6D from the next level of camera? But if the 6D had a tilt screen and the 5D not Id be swayed away from the 6D...very personal I know, and subjective, but thats my feeling...


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Jun 01, 2015 18:39 |  #105

britinjapan wrote in post #17580054external link
I still feel a tilting screen would give the camera a less pro feel, and possibly even influence the price they could fetch, or at least have a different target - or maybe thats a way to differentiate the 6D from the next level of camera? But if the 6D had a tilt screen and the 5D not Id be swayed away from the 6D...very personal I know, and subjective, but thats my feeling...


To be honest, pros don't care about features like this. I am sure that in fact I am sure that some out there would love to have this feature. For either video use or for shooting above or below the eye line.

Pro's care more about how will any camera give me the photo/video I want.

here is another rumour on the next 6D
http://www.canonrumors​.com ...shrink-move-upmarket-cr2/external link


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