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Jul 28, 2017 19:00 |  #31

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yea the flip screen and (what i assume) better IQ already has be sold...can still get a good price for the 5d3 so will be very little out of pocket

that flip screen becomes so invaluable for astro work and food photography

also Daniel if you get the time if you don't mind going for like a sunset shot even in the city where you expose for the sky...curious to see how clean it will look when foreground gets pushed back at ISO100


It's funny since I definitely like the flippy screen, but I find when I try to use it my composition suffers badly. It's something I have to get used to but makes stuff like shooting from the hip super easy.

I'll see what I can do but most days I finish work around 6 and it's usually pitch dark by then here... I only get 1 day off a week too for the next few weeks so that makes it even worse.


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Jul 31, 2017 22:22 |  #32

Here's an example of pushing shadows. This type of edit wouldn't by to everyone's taste but it's how I like it :p

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Aug 01, 2017 23:31 as a reply to Dlee13's post |  #33

How is it shooting with the focus points all clustered up in the center?




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Aug 02, 2017 02:29 |  #34

djdino wrote in post #18417021 (external link)
How is it shooting with the focus points all clustered up in the center?

I don't find them to be clustered and I don't see any issues. If what I want to focus is outside that area, I use DPAF.


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Aug 02, 2017 02:38 |  #35

Dlee13 wrote in post #18417081 (external link)
I don't find them to be clustered and I don't see any issues. If what I want to focus is outside that area, I use DPAF.

How do you like the AF box for accuracy when using DPAF? I think the square is WAY too large on my M(original). Can it accurately focus on an eye vs the nose/forehead?


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Aug 02, 2017 03:57 |  #36

ma11rats wrote in post #18417083 (external link)
How do you like the AF box for accuracy when using DPAF? I think the square is WAY too large on my M(original). Can it accurately focus on an eye vs the nose/forehead?

This is probably the short coming of DPAF. I have the M3/M5 as well so it's not that new to me and I do find that issue. I find with the M5 if I shot a portrait that was either upper body or headshot, I can use touch and drag to prioritize the eye and it nails it. But for full body I've had it miss a bit using my 85mm f/1.4 wide open.

I actually like DPAF on the M5 better than the 6D2 due to the continuous AF. From what I have read and tried, using DPAF on the 5D4/6D2 you have to hold down the AF button for it to continuously track the subject where as the M5 does that without the need to hold down the AF button.


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Aug 02, 2017 08:21 |  #37

Dlee13 wrote in post #18413633 (external link)
I would definitely say it's worth it to get as a backup for your 5D4!

Ok everyone, I have uploaded some DNG files that prioritized the highlights, although I have one interesting one in there too.

If you look at img_6150, I noticed something interesting. I had exposed the for the shadows and there wasn't any visible detail in the highlights. In LR I tried pulling the exposure by I think it was -3EV which brought back the sky then +100 for the shadows which made the exposure balanced and it looked very clean. I know this isn't how most people would do it but I found it quite interesting and maybe this is a way to work around the cameras shortcomings in the DR department if you expose like this?

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Daniel, I'm having a lot of problems downloading the files. First I have to wait 30 seconds, then I have to put in a captcha and then it takes 7 minutes to download one file. After numerous error messages I finally managed to download the first file. Now, with the second file it says I have exceeded my free downloads and I have to wait at least one hour before I can try again ("try again" mind you). Is this normal for the site? Or am I the only one experiencing problems? Just checking.

By the way, images look great!


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Aug 02, 2017 10:04 |  #38

ma11rats wrote in post #18417083 (external link)
How do you like the AF box for accuracy when using DPAF? I think the square is WAY too large on my M(original). Can it accurately focus on an eye vs the nose/forehead?

Are you aware that the 6D2 has single point auto focus which is much more precise? Use the viewfinder and move the "point" where you want it.


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Aug 02, 2017 12:39 |  #39

Dlee13 wrote in post #18417097 (external link)
This is probably the short coming of DPAF. I have the M3/M5 as well so it's not that new to me and I do find that issue. I find with the M5 if I shot a portrait that was either upper body or headshot, I can use touch and drag to prioritize the eye and it nails it. But for full body I've had it miss a bit using my 85mm f/1.4 wide open.

I actually like DPAF on the M5 better than the 6D2 due to the continuous AF. From what I have read and tried, using DPAF on the 5D4/6D2 you have to hold down the AF button for it to continuously track the subject where as the M5 does that without the need to hold down the AF button.


I would assume then you'd have to hold down that AF button to keep IS going as well??


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Aug 02, 2017 12:46 |  #40

SixDeeFan wrote in post #18417295 (external link)
Are you aware that the 6D2 has single point auto focus which is much more precise? Use the viewfinder and move the "point" where you want it.


You're not taking my question into context. YES, I'm aware. But that's only through the viewfinder. I was referring to using DPAF for coverage outside of the viewfinder AF points. Focus recompose for fast glass wide open apertures is not reliable. When you recompose you're changing the plane focus.

For example, bride and groom huddled together, facing each other, cheek to cheek closeness at top 1/3 to edge, hands or flowers bottom 1/3 to edge, focus dots in center of couple does not touch their faces. Focus recompose will not keep my f1.8-f2 super shallow DOF on their eyes.


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Aug 02, 2017 16:13 |  #41

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Daniel, I'm having a lot of problems downloading the files. First I have to wait 30 seconds, then I have to put in a captcha and then it takes 7 minutes to download one file. After numerous error messages I finally managed to download the first file. Now, with the second file it says I have exceeded my free downloads and I have to wait at least one hour before I can try again ("try again" mind you). Is this normal for the site? Or am I the only one experiencing problems? Just checking.

By the way, images look great!

Thanks you :D

Yes I believe that would be the same for everyone that doesn't have a premium membership.That's the only file hosting thing I have so I figured it was best to try using that.

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I would assume then you'd have to hold down that AF button to keep IS going as well??

I believe so. It is definitely more usable that a body without DPAF in Live View. For example, if you're using an 85mm f.1,4 wide open the tracking is much easier compared to if you were shooting through the VF.


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Aug 02, 2017 16:58 |  #42

Dlee13 wrote in post #18417638 (external link)
Yes I believe that would be the same for everyone that doesn't have a premium membership.That's the only file hosting thing I have so I figured it was best to try using that.

Ah, okay, then at least I know it's not something on my end. The second file is now downloading. Thanks!


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Aug 02, 2017 19:49 |  #43

Has anyone here upgraded from the 6D to the 6D Mark II?

How does the DR/IQ/Low Light compare?

For me, either camera would be a big upgrade. :)


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Aug 02, 2017 22:28 |  #44

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Has anyone here upgraded from the 6D to the 6D Mark II?

How does the DR/IQ/Low Light compare?

For me, either camera would be a big upgrade. :)

I made the upgrade and could never go back.

The AF is greatly improved and the difference is truly night and day . High ISO performance is much better too, I can comfortably use 10,000 and 16,000 with good results. Low ISO dr I've had no issues as the previous post I did, but I wouldn't purposely underexpose an image either.

Also I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the 6D2 had a much weaker AA Filter. I notice much more detail with the 6D2 compared to the M5 and 6D2 when sharpening with HPF.


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Aug 02, 2017 22:40 as a reply to Dlee13's post |  #45

So the real question, how's pushing shadows compared to the 6D? DPR's initial preview said that while the DR was similar to the 5D3, it still exhibited less banding when really pushing shadows. If you're finding that to be true with comparing the 6D, would negate some internet banter of it having .2 EV less DR on paper.


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