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Apr 25, 2017 04:05 |  #1

I've spent a few weeks with the EOS M6 now... and I find that it's a reasonably well rounded camera. There's just a couple of small things that irritate me that probably wouldn't bother other users. It's a snappy and responsive camera compared to the original EOS M (mark 1) model and I find it easy and fun to use. There's quite a few owners out there... I'd love to see what shots others are taking with the EOS M6.
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LIKES:
* Crisp, detailed images.
* Faster Auto Focus with greater accuracy.
* Flip LCD screen is sharp, clear and touch-responsive.

DISLIKES:
* The colors are cooler than what I'm used to (compared to other Canon cameras).
* Shutter sound is LOUD.
* Function beeps (buttons etc) have no volume adjustment... just on/off.
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Would I recommend it to friends? Yes.
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Apr 25, 2017 04:10 |  #2

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EOS M6 + EF-M 28mm f/3.5 IS Macro STM lens - Jumping Spider - approx 15mm long.

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Apr 30, 2017 02:36 |  #3

I have had mine for a while and wanted to contribute. I agree with some of the flaws that you pointed out. I haven't noticed the color issues but havent really played around with all the settings. I dont like the beeping sounds but I turn that off on all my cameras anyway so not an issue. Found that the dials are hard and they do not easily turn with one handed use. The shutter is way loud would have been best to keep it like the original M.

Even with those flaws , the camera is great and way better then the original M. The swivel screen is very much a welcome addtion. The focus is great with the 22mm and doing well with my Tamron 17-50mm. The Tarmon is slow but worked way better on the M6 then with the original M. I used the flash as bounce indoors and works great pointed up towards the ceiling.

The samples I posted are straight out of the camera and unedited. This is with the Tamy mounted. Did most shots in B&W when i went to San Francisco, so not a lot of color pics to show its details. It was the middled of the day so light was harsh.

I'll post more as I use it more and and have time to load.

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May 05, 2017 16:32 |  #4

Finally decided to go with an M6 through the really good CPW deal. I like the option of not having a evf to make it more compact.


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May 16, 2017 23:40 |  #5

I did the same, kit with the 18-150, from Canada and got an adapter thrown in and the EVF for $45 extra.

My intent is to mainly use it for travel and hiking. So far I like it a lot except 2 issues:

1. DOF preview. I guess I thought it would be like a DSLR where you could zoom in and use DOF preview to check focus. I use this a lot for landscapes - I have ML on 5DIII with DOF sticky so I can more around the frame in zoom and check I have optimal focus. Not sure how I am going to get around this.
2. only 3 exposure brackets? Really? I often use 5 for landscapes.
3. it would be nice if it didn't try to re-focus without pressing the shutter button, but maybe I can turn this off.

Other than that, I am impressed with the lens, AF speed and focus speed.

18-150 at 18mm f6.3, full image


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100% crop of extreme corner with and without CA correction, no sharpening at all - this is of course a pretty severe CA test. I had to use both CA correction and purple fringe correction at a value of 3 in ACR. Definitely seems a lot better than the TDP examples at 18mm. I am excited to get the M 11-22 to replace my EF-s 10-22.


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I know I don't have another lens to compare here, but it was better after CA removal than the 10-22 at 18mm f6.3 in the extreme corner (10-22 had much less CA before correction though and also seemed to be 2/3 stop brighter). It seems to me that the lens is designed with digital processing in mind (i.e. don't worry so much about CA and distortion as long as the corrected image looks good). This is something I was hoping Canon would do years ago, especially in their less expensive lenses. Contrast is also impressive and bokeh is good as far as I can tell.

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May 17, 2017 00:03 |  #6

Taken today, showing bokeh and 100% crop (after processing/sharpening) @ 100mm f6.3. The background was not the worst, but does have branches and is reasonably busy.

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May 17, 2017 23:02 |  #7

One thing I have an issue with is the exposure/saturation of the EVF. I can't seem to trust what I am seeing through the EVF to be the actual image being taken. I'm pretty sure that's the case with the M5 as well and I hope Canon will issue a firmware update to adjust the exposure/saturation of the evf.

Also, as far as the 18-150mm lens. While I did find the performance at 18mm quite comparable to my ef-m 18-55mm, I had a hard time getting the complete frame in focus at anything above 35mm. Whereas with the 18-55mm, I never have an issue. So, it's hard for me to trust the 18-150mm when I need it to perform. Therefore, I'm selling mine.

A couple features I've noticed that haven't been talked about.

Like the M5, you can connect a wired remote. This is pretty big if you don't want to use the timed remote.

There is an option to change the display to nighttime mode which changes it all to red. This is really cool!

Laslty I think the EVF, once attached, sticks out further in the back than the M5's built-in EVF. This is an extra bonus so I am either less likely to smudge the screen with my nose or I am able to brace my cheek against the display more securely.

Here are some recent samples.

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May 18, 2017 00:29 |  #8

I've never used an EVF before, and haven't used this one much - just tested it works. I assumed you got to see the picture style you use, but I guess not then?

I also do like the position of the EVF. It looks kind of weird, but it actually seems more practical, especially as you can remove it for storage.

I wonder then whether the 18-150 suffers from a lot of copy variation or early manufacturing issues? I did take some whole-frame test shots at 150mm, although I will likely not shoot like that, and they seem fine.

But folks over at Canon Rumors did think both the 18-55 and 55-250 were better, the question was more whether you wanted to have two better lenses covering the 18-250 range vs one 'pretty good' one covering 18-150. I guess the other two are also quite a bit faster too (the 18-150 hits f6.3 early).

For me it will depend on how much I end up using the camera and what for. The sigma is not as good, but generally I only need high corner-to-corner IQ in a wide angle, and I'm going to get the 11-22 for that.


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May 24, 2017 21:32 |  #9

OK, so today I used the M6 as a 'birding camera' instead of my 7DII. And not just for fun. I had been having a lot of trouble getting a good focus with my 400 DO + sig 2x TC and the 7DII with these 1 week old Avocet chicks. I'm not sure exactly why, maybe contrast, not their movement which is generally not that fast.

So since I had the M6 with me and had been impressed with the AF I thought Id give it a try - bingo, best set of shots of the day (of the Avocet chicks anyway). AF with the 2xTC was not much, if any, slower than the 7DII, although you needed to keep focus close or it could hunt badly - this is were the constant AF-on really is a PITA.

Interestingly, maybe not surprisingly, for the sandpipers which are quicker but also more contrasty around the face I had a lot of trouble with the M6, but the 7DII did fine.

So, in light of the fact that with the M6 you have contrast-detect AF that isn't so slow it can't keep up with my grandmother crossing the street, and with it's small size,wight and sensor quality (which is actually better than the 7DII), I will be taking it along birding in the future.

Oh, yes and I was using a better beamer, so no EVF. The M5 would have a distinct advantage there.

Two Avocet chick shots, 400 DOII, 2xTC, M6, slight crop for position, I was pretty close :-).

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Jun 08, 2017 00:54 |  #10

Fog lifting at our campsite.

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Oct 01, 2017 08:51 |  #11

I just got my M6, and as a previous M3 owner I'm impressed with the upgrade. AF is much faster than the M3, although it still struggles sometimes with lower contrast subjects. The RAW processing from the Digic 7 processor allows faster continuous shooting, and all of my SLR lenses work great on it!

My biggest complaint is the incredibly stupid neck strap rings which are designed so that only the uncomfortable, thin Canon neck strap will mount. Unwilling to accept this I cannibalized my car keys and put two small key rings on so as to accommodate my Movo NS-1, but Canon should consider the use of standard camera straps when designing rings like this.

Overall I'm extremely happy with the M6, and it will make a great backup to my 80D. Here's a few samples, one of my youngest nephew and an HDR real estate photo.

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Oct 03, 2017 16:21 |  #12

^ I also have the m6 and 80D combo
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I carry the m6 along with me all the time in my bag and take the 80D when i know i intended to shoot


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Oct 03, 2017 16:26 |  #13

From recent visit to Budapest

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Oct 06, 2017 21:14 |  #15

A few shots of my great nephew David at 11 months old shot with the M6 and 18-135mm STM.

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