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Mar 09, 2017 21:27 |  #61

You'll love it!




  
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Apr 10, 2017 21:33 |  #62

6D all the way!




  
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Apr 11, 2017 12:24 |  #63

So, OP...how do you like your new camera?


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Apr 13, 2017 11:28 |  #64

I love the camera! Glad I went with 6d. It's awesome at high ISO not to mention I didn't have to purchase new SD cards.

The picture below was of my little girl at her "farmer" performance. It was damn near dark outside and it was taken at 4000 ISO. Pretty good of you ask me .


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May 30, 2017 03:12 |  #65

Do you have any problems with the limitations of the 1/4000 shutter speed compared to the 1/8000?
I'm in the same boat as you. 6d or 5d2




  
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May 30, 2017 06:39 |  #66

Evertking wrote in post #18366337 (external link)
Do you have any problems with the limitations of the 1/4000 shutter speed compared to the 1/8000?
I'm in the same boat as you. 6d or 5d2

Get the 6D. The 1/4000 limitation is completely meaningless. The 6D does ISO 50 & 1/4000. The 5D2 does ISO 100 & 1/8000. It is the same exposure. I've been using a the 6D for 2-1/2 years. I use it with some f/1.8, f/2.8 and f/2.8 primes. I have never, as in not even once, needed 1/8000. If max shutter speed concerns you, get a 1D; it will do 1/16000.


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May 30, 2017 07:04 |  #67

Bassat wrote in post #18366384 (external link)
Get the 6D. The 1/4000 limitation is completely meaningless. The 6D does ISO 50 & 1/4000. The 5D2 does ISO 100 & 1/8000. It is the same exposure. I've been using a the 6D for 2-1/2 years. I use it with some f/1.8, f/2.8 and f/2.8 primes. I have never, as in not even once, needed 1/8000. If max shutter speed concerns you, get a 1D; it will do 1/16000.

The 5D2 does ISO 50 as well.

1/4000 isn't completely meaningless either. If you use an 85L, you will bounce against that 1/4000th. I have hit it a couple of times. Take a fast prime and a bright day with the kids on a playground, and you will hit it.

1/16000 on the 1D was an electronic shutter, not a physical shutter, btw.


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May 30, 2017 07:33 |  #68

TeamSpeed wrote in post #18366400 (external link)
The 5D2 does ISO 50 as well.

1/4000 isn't completely meaningless either. If you use an 85L, you will bounce against that 1/4000th. I have hit it a couple of times. Take a fast prime and a bright day with the kids on a playground, and you will hit it.

1/16000 on the 1D was an electronic shutter, not a physical shutter, btw.

It's true enough about the 85L. There are times when I have found that unusable outdoors at wider apertures because I have forgotten to carry an ND filter.

I've owned the 5Dii (still do) but not the 6D. Although I have found the 5Dii to be a really excellent camera over the years, most would advise in favour of the 6D, I think.


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May 30, 2017 08:12 |  #69

Concede. My fastest primes are f/1.8.


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May 30, 2017 09:52 |  #70

1/4000 is tough at 1.4 in the daylight. I usually have to shoot at 1.8 and 100 iso and i typically pull down the brights in LR. I really wish i had 1/8000.


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May 30, 2017 11:32 |  #71

If the 6d had 1/8000 I would have purchased it a long time ago. What's going to be humorous is that I'd be almost certain the Canon 6Dmk2 will also be 1/4000 so it does not compete with the 5dmk4.

But in reality if your shooting events you'll probably be fine shooting f/2.8 in open shade. I know it's easy to hover around 1/6000 with fast primes in bright light.

My 5dmk2 only has about 12,000 actuations in mint shape. I still use it as my secondary camera sitting on my spider holster on my hip during events. I've actually been using/testing my 80D as a secondary but I'll admit my 5dmk2 still produce crisper cleaner images (with or without flash) than the canon crop sensor. I think it really has to do with pixel density on a smaller Cmos sensor for this difference I am seeing.

Both camera's will produce great image quality. I still would rather buy a 6D for indoor photos that require better high iso performance. For the sake of casual use the single memory card slot is fine with me. I'm still needing to buy another 5dmk3 (Dont feel like spending 5 grand CDN on a 5dmk4) to get a full frame with 2 memory card slots for piece of mind for events photography.


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Jun 03, 2017 09:25 as a reply to  @ Evertking's post |  #72

I absolutely love this camera. I was at the beach last week and got lovely images and the 4000 shutter speed never was an issue even with the bright sand! You WILL NOT be disappointed in the camera.


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Jun 03, 2017 09:32 |  #73

Reasons I chose the 6D over 5DM2

1 year canon warranty
Awesome at high ISO
Used SD cards instead of CF cards
Camera button setup similar to rebel series considering I was coming from SL1.

I knew I was going to be shooting low light photography and portraiture so I wanted the best of both worlds.


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Jun 03, 2017 13:11 |  #74

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I absolutely love this camera. I was at the beach last week and got lovely images and the 4000 shutter speed never was an issue even with the bright sand! You WILL NOT be disappointed in the camera.
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You had no issues on the beach @ f/1. 4 or f/1. 2?




  
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Jun 03, 2017 14:02 as a reply to  @ mello's post |  #75

For these particular photos I had no reason to shoot that low of apature. If you are going to be shooting that low in direct sun you may run into some issues. Especially at 1.2.

Most the time I use my 24-70mm at 2.8 just fine.

Shutter speed hovers between 2000-4000 at ISO 100 and f 2.8.

The only prime lens I have is 50mm 1.8 and as long as I'm not in direct sun light it works just fine

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