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Feb 15, 2013 21:39 |  #1486

ERJL wrote in post #15612592 (external link)
Woo hoo, I love B&H photo. Ordered my 6D on 1/14 for 2699. Two weeks later they gave me a 200 buck credit as the price dropped. Today, the 15th they credited my account another 100 bucks as the price is only 2399 now. Nice huh?

Oh wow. Thanks for the heads up. I previously bought my 6D kit for $2499 and was refunded the difference when it dropped to $2449. I hope they will let me price match again as well.


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Feb 15, 2013 21:45 |  #1487

Well my new 6D just gave me a couple of scares... I've had it for a couple of days, but had a lot going on in life, so barely got to use it just to test out if it even works.
Well, tried the low light shots, didn't focus in darkness, but could still focus way lower than my t2i can. Those shots though, they seemed to be kind of really mushy, like almost smudged out. At that high of ISO, 5000-8000, (my t2i never goes above 3200), i figured, maybe i'm seeing something weird on the LCD screen, and on the computer they will not look so mushy.

So when I got home:

1. Loaded up the picures, and they ARE mushy/smeary, and I'm like what the heck, whats wrong, is it the 6D, or did I get a REALLY crappy copy of the 24-105 (from testing it on some rulers/newspapers and whatnot, the focus seems to be pretty good on the center point). After playing around with options and stuff, turned out, I had the "High ISO Noise Reduction" option set to Medium.
Turned it off, and the images started coming out much sharper and clearer. A touch more noise, but its SO much prettier than my t2i's noise. On the t2i even at ISO 1600 or so, the noise starts being very obvious and very colored, but on the 6D, 1600 without any reduction is still quite clean, and even higher up the noise is just white grain, much more pleasant to look at than the red/blue/green noise of the t2i.

2. Second was, I started noticing a white dot, almost a star, right in the middle area of all the pictures.... well that got me worried. After a bit of research, found you can do the manual sensor cleaning with flipping the camera face down, and it seems to have mapped that dot out of the sensor.


Feeling much better about my purchase now :D
And sorry about the ramble.


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Feb 16, 2013 01:34 |  #1488

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Feb 16, 2013 04:28 |  #1489

Yarik wrote in post #15615001 (external link)
2. Second was, I started noticing a white dot, almost a star, right in the middle area of all the pictures.... well that got me worried. After a bit of research, found you can do the manual sensor cleaning with flipping the camera face down, and it seems to have mapped that dot out of the sensor.

Could I ask how you did that? I think I have a similar problem, and haven't been able to find anything online except for people telling me to contact Canon to get them to map out the dot on their end.


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Feb 16, 2013 08:14 |  #1490

Hi Guys

Just wondering what are the programs that you are using / would recommend to process the RAW files for Canon 6D

ps: i am upgrading from 60D & was using Elements 9.


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Feb 16, 2013 09:05 |  #1491

rosw wrote in post #15615910 (external link)
Hi Guys

Just wondering what are the programs that you are using / would recommend to process the RAW files for Canon 6D

ps: i am upgrading from 60D & was using Elements 9.

Lightroom 4.


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Feb 16, 2013 09:30 |  #1492

SierraAlpha wrote in post #15615598 (external link)
Could I ask how you did that? I think I have a similar problem, and haven't been able to find anything online except for people telling me to contact Canon to get them to map out the dot on their end.

SA check out this post
https://photography-on-the.net …hp?p=13502795&p​ostcount=3


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Feb 16, 2013 13:13 |  #1493

85 1.8 @ 2

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Feb 16, 2013 14:25 |  #1494

Beautiful Alex. I bet you get asked about how to do your processing all the time! It's excellent.


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Feb 16, 2013 15:16 |  #1495

I would like to ask owners of the 6D what their experience has been with the wifi feature From composing to file transfer, etc., what have been your real world experiences? From my reading of other posts, I'm quite aware of the technical capabilities and limitations of the 6D, but I'm very interested to hear your thoughts and experiences of the wifi function + app and how its impacted your actual shooting experiences. Thanks in advance for the great feedback!


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Feb 16, 2013 15:22 |  #1496

Alex_Mk3 wrote in post #15454353 (external link)
35 2.0 + 85 1.8

QUOTED IMAGE

the 85 1.8 looks like one hell of a lens.

color me jealous.


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Feb 16, 2013 15:36 |  #1497

frederiksenp wrote in post #15426783 (external link)
6D fixes the banding in the shadows. 6D has much better ISO performance. WiFi and GPS (nice but not something you NEED). Latest tech for sensor and processor. The Q button (god I missed having that after I got used to my 7D).

All and all? It's a no-brainer to go with the 6D over the 5D2. In my opinion it's actually a no-brainer to go with the 6D over the 5D3 if you aren't shooting sports with it...although, as I said in a prior post, the 6D isn't too bad of a 2nd body for sports.

Ya know, I think you just settled my 6D vs 5D3 issue.

I have a 7D which I use for sports, and was debating whether to get the 6D vs 5D3 as I want to go FF.

The 5D3 would have become my primary body with the 7D as a backup (can you say FPS Heaven?). But I think I'll keep the 7D as primary sport body and get a 6D as a sports backup for the occasional lower light shots.

Sure, I'll sacrifice FPS with the 6D, but my wallet will be a bit heavier too.


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Feb 16, 2013 15:52 |  #1498

Yep, SierraAlpha, look at the post that BobG linked. The video I found said only 30sec or so is needed, and to face the camera down, but that post is the way to do it.


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Feb 16, 2013 18:22 as a reply to  @ Yarik's post |  #1499

Finally was able to get out to shoot some landscapes. First trip out of the house for my new 6D!

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Feb 16, 2013 18:44 |  #1500

Beauty SnowXRacer ^^^ You should attach it larger... either the medium 800 or large 1024 is ok on this site.


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