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Canon 6D Does Skiing Shots

 
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Jan 13, 2014 22:54 |  #76

Coming from a fellow snow and photography enthusiast - Great shots I just picked up a 6D in the fall and have been waiting to get out to the snow. Too bad California is in a serious drought and we haven't had any decent conditions yet. It's pretty funny that I have had the camera and have frequented this forum and this is the first I heard of the focusing issues. I guess this camera is just so much better than what I used to have 50D, that I appreciate the results and notice what is awesome about the camera and not what is lacking. Someone once told me "a good craftsman never blames his tools". I think we work with what we have and you produced some great results. Thanks for sharing!




  
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Jan 13, 2014 22:55 |  #77

Nice shots despite what the 6D haters think! I am heading to Jackson Hole in less than two weeks and hope to enjoy the same kind of powder. I am thinking I will just take my 60D and the 24-105L to make it a bit less stressful.


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Jan 13, 2014 23:01 |  #78
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Niccas9 wrote in post #16603739 (external link)
I guess this camera is just so much better than what I used to have 50D, that I appreciate the results and notice what is awesome about the camera and not what is lacking.

It's widely believe that the 50D has better AF than 6D.

50D's 9 all crosstype points > 6D's 1 center crosstype + 10 non-crosstype points.

Also 6.3fps vs 4.5fps doesn't hurt either when it comes to action shots :)

You gain high ISO and lose AF, that's just facts of life ;)




  
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Jan 13, 2014 23:09 |  #79

mgk2 wrote in post #16603751 (external link)
Also 6.3fps vs 4.5fps doesn't hurt either when it comes to action shots :)

That's one thing I definitely noticed... the shutter wasn't clicking as fast as I was used to!


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Jan 14, 2014 01:26 |  #80

Extraordinary photos Steve.
I'm about to make the leap to the 6D. The majority of my pics are ballroom dance and track meets. I've been focusing the motion pretty well with the 5D, but the 6D ought to kick me up a notch. I know there are more advanced AF systems out there; I know the world is round too. ;) I'm mostly looking at the years of ISO improvement that will let me close the aperture a couple of stops indoors and/or speed up the shutter. Focus has never really been an issue. Your shots are sharp as 'ell.
Good stuff. Thanks for sharing.


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Jan 14, 2014 01:53 |  #81

Fantastic images. As are those on your website.
As for the number of condescending posts regarding equipment, technique and skill level - PATHETIC.
Keep posting those incredible images, regardless of the equipment you've used to capture them with Steve.


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Jan 14, 2014 02:14 |  #82

Boy, shame on all of us for predictably derailing this thread with this unseemly pissing contest. OP, great shots, regardless of what body you are shooting with!


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Jan 14, 2014 05:22 |  #83
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gabebalazs wrote in post #16603667 (external link)
I think a photographer should be defined by the results he gets and not the tools he uses to get them. Some (many?) people here on POTN just can't seem to accept that.
Once again, awesome shots!

I agree, except that the photog came on this forum ( a gear forum may I add ) and talk about the 6d capabilities...what else should we be discussing.




  
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Jan 14, 2014 05:26 |  #84
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Bakewell wrote in post #16603524 (external link)
I conclude the 6D bashers have arrived....at least one of them.

And we get the fanboys with their undies getting too tight...at least one of them.

Take it easy Bakerwell, we are just discussing the abilities of the camera. I am just reading what the OP wrote and it seems to me the OP only used the center point for AF tracking...most likely because the outer points would not have delivered the goods. This is exactly how I need to use my 5d2 as the outer points are not adequate for using to AF track.

Why do you get so controversial...take a breath and actually try to add to this thread.




  
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Jan 14, 2014 05:31 |  #85

mgk2 wrote in post #16603751 (external link)
It's widely believe that the 50D has better AF than 6D.

50D's 9 all crosstype points > 6D's 1 center crosstype + 10 non-crosstype points.

Also 6.3fps vs 4.5fps doesn't hurt either when it comes to action shots :)

You gain high ISO and lose AF, that's just facts of life ;)

I went from a 50d to a 6d and this is just not true.
The 6d has better autofocus over the 50d...
Both are awesome cameras, but I was so sick of losing night/darker shots on my 50d.

The iq that comes out of my 6d is why I got into photography in the first place.. it's the first time I've been wowed by the camera and not just the lens.


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Jan 14, 2014 05:48 |  #86
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eddie3dfx wrote in post #16604136 (external link)
I went from a 50d to a 6d and this is just not true.
The 6d has better autofocus over the 50d...

Care to expand on that?

Are you comparing center point vs center point? What mode are we talking about? One shot or Servo?

Have you tried comparing tracking ability with outer vs outer?

Both are awesome cameras, but I was so sick of losing night/darker shots on my 50d.

Ah! So is 6D better because of the -3EV sensitivity of the center point, or is it because of the amazing high ISO performance? Or both?

The iq that comes out of my 6d is why I got into photography in the first place.. it's the first time I've been wowed by the camera and not just the lens.

Well full frame is full frame and I'll give you that :p




  
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Jan 14, 2014 07:41 |  #87

Fantastic images, smmokan!

I rarely use my 50D since purchsing the 6D. The low light/high ISO capability of the 6D also allows it to lock focus faster. I find the nifty-fifty useable again on the 6D where it would focus hunt on the 50D in broad daylight.


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Jan 14, 2014 08:04 |  #88
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Hogloff wrote in post #16604131 (external link)
And we get the fanboys with their undies getting too tight...at least one of them.

Take it easy Bakerwell, we are just discussing the abilities of the camera. I am just reading what the OP wrote and it seems to me the OP only used the center point for AF tracking...most likely because the outer points would not have delivered the goods. This is exactly how I need to use my 5d2 as the outer points are not adequate for using to AF track.

Why do you get so controversial...take a breath and actually try to add to this thread.

Way to take it personal Hogerloff...didn't mean to get you and the rest of your 6D contrarians upset. Out of roughly 390,000 members there seems to be a gang of eight or so that hangs out in 6D threads dishing your garbage at every opportunity...even when the vast majority of people in the thread are being positive. "Discussing the abilities"? No way...always non-stop dissing the camera. It get's really tiring. You guys should just go play in your 5D3 threads (maybe you're not welcome)?. Or buy a 6D...you know you want one!


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Jan 14, 2014 08:23 |  #89

I've used the 6D for wildlife and the 9-AF points it miss leading, it's a great camera a tracking. Not up to the 5D3 or 1DX but you can make it track predictable slowish targets like skiers with great results on AF accuracy


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Jan 14, 2014 08:34 |  #90

Hogloff wrote in post #16604129 (external link)
I agree, except that the photog came on this forum ( a gear forum may I add ) and talk about the 6d capabilities...what else should we be discussing.

if only it was purely "discussing"... :rolleyes:
But sooner or later almost all these initially civilized 6D threads take a wrong turn unfortunately. :confused:
It's almost like the 6D is some sort of fly paper.
I'm done following this thread, everything has been "discussed" on the first couple of pages, nothing new to learn. No offense to anybody.
Nice shots OP, once again.


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