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Mar 25, 2013 20:53 |  #2236

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Is anyone who had got the 7D and now the 6D missing the different focus options, (Spot, expansion etc) or the 19 focal points?

I have found that I am missing the 19 points but slowly getting used to not having them. I used expansion point for focus mostly but I haven't noticed any difference with just having one option for focus. I tried automatic the other day but found it locks focus too much on whatever is closest, so manual is better for me. I had asked someone else about this and they said they dont have time for manual focus which I thought was weird aren't you better to focus on exactly what you want to be in focus?

I mostly used point expansion as well, but really don't miss it. I had some good shots with my 7D, but in just a few weeks, I have had some awesome shots out of the 6D.

Other than occasional tries at BIF, none of what I shoot really taxes the AF, plus I have always been sort of a center focus and reframe kind of guy (old habits are hard to break!)


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Mar 25, 2013 20:55 |  #2237

cltb wrote in post #15755199 (external link)
Is anyone who had got the 7D and now the 6D missing the different focus options, (Spot, expansion etc) or the 19 focal points?

I have found that I am missing the 19 points but slowly getting used to not having them. I used expansion point for focus mostly but I haven't noticed any difference with just having one option for focus. I tried automatic the other day but found it locks focus too much on whatever is closest, so manual is better for me. I had asked someone else about this and they said they dont have time for manual focus which I thought was weird aren't you better to focus on exactly what you want to be in focus?

The lack of focus options is the reason I won't be keeping it. I need more options. I don't like focus/recompose


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Mar 25, 2013 21:30 |  #2238

cltb wrote in post #15755199 (external link)
Is anyone who had got the 7D and now the 6D missing the different focus options, (Spot, expansion etc) or the 19 focal points?

I have found that I am missing the 19 points but slowly getting used to not having them. I used expansion point for focus mostly but I haven't noticed any difference with just having one option for focus. I tried automatic the other day but found it locks focus too much on whatever is closest, so manual is better for me. I had asked someone else about this and they said they dont have time for manual focus which I thought was weird aren't you better to focus on exactly what you want to be in focus?

Yes...I miss them. I was shooting in San Francisco over the weekend and the outside points were completely useless for architecture shots. I had to use focus/recompose. With that said though the image quality far exceeds that of my 7D and its a compromise I am willing to make.




  
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Mar 25, 2013 21:35 |  #2239

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Mar 26, 2013 00:47 |  #2240

I had no idea I'd love this camera as much as I do... it will never replace my 7D for wildlife or sports, but for everything else I love the 6D.


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Mar 26, 2013 02:21 |  #2241

Thanks for the feedback guys, sounds similar to my thoughts so far. I am loving the 6D overall. Love the FF, better DOF better all round.


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Mar 26, 2013 02:54 |  #2242

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Mar 26, 2013 05:41 |  #2243

Another couple form me, took these tonight.

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Mar 26, 2013 06:33 |  #2244

Hello,

I just bought a 6d yesterday and would like to be sure:
Is there a way to check the Number of Actuations on OSX?

Thanks a lot


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Mar 26, 2013 06:53 |  #2245

I think with all canons you can use eos count. I used that on my 7D, it cost a few $.

Do you suspect it's not new?


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Mar 26, 2013 09:23 |  #2246

Bought the 6D as Backup but i find myself using it more than my Mark III...
Strange but True :D

I like the Size and the Weight better on the 6D...

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Mar 26, 2013 09:50 |  #2247

Here are a few of the photos that I have taken with the 6D.

My daughter holding her little newborn cousin.

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Here is one from the blue hour just after sunset.
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Here is a Purple Gallinule
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Black and White Sunset
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Mar 26, 2013 15:59 |  #2248

cltb wrote in post #15756617 (external link)
(...)you can use eos count.

Thank you Cltb, I heard about that solution but it works only with windows I think...I'll re check it

cltb wrote in post #15756617 (external link)
Do you suspect it's not new?

It looks fine and new... the fact is I bought it in what might be the cheapest place in western (mainland) europe, I went there and it was not even a proper shop, and the manuals are in english and spanish, none of those are spoken in the country I bought the camera.

I absolutely don't mind the manuals, but I suspect the camera had an unusual path to arrive here, so I wanted to be sure ;-)a

Any other idea to see the actuation numbers on OSX?

Many thanks


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Mar 26, 2013 16:22 |  #2249

Axel von B wrote in post #15758456 (external link)
Any other idea to see the actuation numbers on OSX?

Many thanks

I believe EOScount doesn't work on OSX. I was curious about this too and did some quick research. Apparently a program called GPhoto2 works.

link: http://blog.martinbela​n.com …7d-and-5d-mark-iii-dslrs/ (external link)

Let me know if this works, or if you find another method!


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Mar 26, 2013 16:28 |  #2250

Thank you DM Photo, in fact I bumped into that in the meantime...I am currently downloading Xcode because I had an error running Homebrew from the Terminal...

I am not super familiar with the Terminal, let's see if I manage to make that thing work !


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