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Canon 6D - first impressions

 
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Mar 01, 2013 22:06 |  #241

Having a 60d myself, I can tell you that the HUGE difference you will see will be in ISO performance. I found the AF on the 6d plenty reliable. I even pushed it in crazy low light with my 50 1.8, which doesn't have the greatest AF motor, and it worked. Worked better with my 70-300VC with it's USD motor.
It is pretty much the exact same size and weight of the 60. For all of the gripes people have made over the AF specs, for portrait/normal shooting/walk-around/still subject, I had zero issues. Never tried servo mode or anything fast moving.
Personally, I found the 1/180 flash sync more of a let down as I tried to shoot one person jumping into another's arms. I had to use the 60d for faster sync to freeze the action so HSS is something I would be looking into if I got a 6d for what I do.
Other than that, it delivers and I don't think you'll be disappointed at all...especially when you look at your high ISO shots ;)


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Mar 02, 2013 08:46 |  #242

BrickR wrote in post #15667103 (external link)
Having a 60d myself, I can tell you that the HUGE difference you will see will be in ISO performance. I found the AF on the 6d plenty reliable. I even pushed it in crazy low light with my 50 1.8, which doesn't have the greatest AF motor, and it worked. Worked better with my 70-300VC with it's USD motor.
It is pretty much the exact same size and weight of the 60. For all of the gripes people have made over the AF specs, for portrait/normal shooting/walk-around/still subject, I had zero issues. Never tried servo mode or anything fast moving.
Personally, I found the 1/180 flash sync more of a let down as I tried to shoot one person jumping into another's arms. I had to use the 60d for faster sync to freeze the action so HSS is something I would be looking into if I got a 6d for what I do.
Other than that, it delivers and I don't think you'll be disappointed at all...especially when you look at your high ISO shots ;)


i wonder why 5dmark2 , 3 got 1/200 max sync while 60D will have 1/250 max sync ?


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Mar 02, 2013 12:22 |  #243

chongkiat wrote in post #15667983 (external link)
i wonder why 5dmark2 , 3 got 1/200 max sync while 60D will have 1/250 max sync ?

Not sure, but it might make sense if it's shutter curtain speed. If they are using the same technology to move the curtains, then it will take longer for a full frame camera to get the curtains across the entire sensor...


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Mar 02, 2013 13:43 |  #244

waterrockets wrote in post #15668600 (external link)
Not sure, but it might make sense if it's shutter curtain speed. If they are using the same technology to move the curtains, then it will take longer for a full frame camera to get the curtains across the entire sensor...

There are actually 4 shutter blades per curtain. But I suspect that it does have to do with the speed of the shutters. You want the flash to go off after all 4 shutter blades are out of the way and the second curtain has not yet descended and that takes time.
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Mar 02, 2013 14:42 |  #245

gjl711 wrote in post #15668800 (external link)
There are actually 4 shutter blades per curtain. But I suspect that it does have to do with the speed of the shutters. You want the flash to go off after all 4 shutter blades are out of the way and the second curtain has not yet descended and that takes time.
http://regex.info/blog​/2008-09-04/925 (external link)

That's really cool.

[edit] actually, digging through the links off that site, it looks like I'm pretty close on shutter velocity being the limiting factor for flash sync speed: http://www.penmachine.​com …shutters-flashes-and-sync (external link)[/edit]


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Mar 11, 2013 01:11 |  #246

Another question to those 6D user , i don might actually it focus slow by using outer focus point , but how accurate is the 10 focus point besides the middle one ?


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Mar 11, 2013 08:27 |  #247

chongkiat wrote in post #15700961 (external link)
Another question to those 6D user , i don might actually it focus slow by using outer focus point , but how accurate is the 10 focus point besides the middle one ?

The other 10 points are quite accurate. When I first got my 6D I was trying to take a picture of my house with a dusting of snow. I was shooting through some tree limbs. The camera's outer focus points locked onto the tree limbs . . . and the limbs were quite sharp in the resulting picture.  :o I reset the camera for center focus and all was fine.

To anyone who might be thinking about a 6D --- The 6D is a great camera for landscapes and architecture. It's a great travel camera because it is light (and has a GPS). It is a great low light camera as well. (When I travel I won't have to take a flash! I can add that second or third lens to my kit.) However, if landscapes and architecture and travel and low light capability aren't the things that are first on your list then think about another camera.


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Mar 11, 2013 12:50 |  #248

^ i'd agree with the post above.
i did enjoy traveling with my 7D, and it has provided many memories. now that my wife has it, i'll still have some access to it.

but i like the 6D . . .


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