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Jat
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Jul 22, 2014 10:18 |  #1

Hi all,

I have just bought the canon 6D which is an upgrade to my 550D can’t wait to use it and post great shots and any tips you guys can give me would be great and I can’t wait to test it out.

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Jul 22, 2014 10:36 |  #2

Congrats. Have fun with your new camera.


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Jul 22, 2014 11:22 as a reply to  @ gjl711's post |  #3

Just enjoy it. Learn as you go.

Great camera. Very forgiving. Don't be afraid of high iso or shooting jpeg.


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Jul 22, 2014 15:18 |  #4

Some excellent but basic tutorials at http://learn.usa.canon​.com …ls/eos_6d_tutor​ials.shtml (external link). Watch on PC with camera in hand pausing and exploring as you go. Its starts at Basic Overview but scroll horizontally to get 19 topics.




  
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Jul 22, 2014 16:28 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #5

Enjoy!


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Jul 22, 2014 16:55 |  #6

Congrats!




  
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Jul 22, 2014 19:43 |  #7

Interested it hear how you like the jump from crop to full frame. I have the same 550d and am thinking about making the jump to FF. If possible can you post the things you like/ dislike about the new camera?


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Jul 22, 2014 23:16 |  #8

I agree with the others about shooting at high ISO. I came from a 450D.........horrid *high* ISO performance.
The ISO capabilities of the 6D was one of the reasons I bought it.

Play around with the EOS remote app. I know most people complain about it.....and yes, it could use some new features/updates.....b​ut I think it's pretty damn cool


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Jul 22, 2014 23:30 |  #9

I love my 6D. Enjoy the crap out of it and NEVER be afraid to bump that ISO up when you need the extra light.


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Jul 23, 2014 02:41 |  #10

ISO 6400 is no problem. I've used ISO 16000 cropped for web images. You'll love the 6D. I don't really use NR until 3200.


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Jul 23, 2014 02:49 |  #11

I went from 500D to 6D, quite a leap... Like the previous guys said don't be afraid to raise the ISO, you'll see that ISO 1600+ is not a forgiven area anymore :D

The only issue is... that you'll want great (and usually expensive) lenses too :(


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Jul 23, 2014 05:47 |  #12

nbaresejr wrote in post #17049479 (external link)
Interested it hear how you like the jump from crop to full frame. I have the same 550d and am thinking about making the jump to FF. If possible can you post the things you like/ dislike about the new camera?

I have not even fully tested the camera out yet and I must say the image quality is amazing compare to the 550D it’s a whole new level.

The ISO works amazingly well compare to the 550D I am very impressed by it. A high ISO the 6D handles it very well and also the multi exposure is great if you’re thinking about getting it as an upgrade I would highly recommend this and mind you I have only had this for less than 24 hours but I will be sure to write my review on this on my next post.


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Jul 23, 2014 06:14 |  #13

nbaresejr wrote in post #17049479 (external link)
Interested it hear how you like the jump from crop to full frame. I have the same 550d and am thinking about making the jump to FF. If possible can you post the things you like/ dislike about the new camera?

I bought one today as well, upgrading from a 60D. The only thing I don't like about the 6D is only having 1 cross type focus point. The rest are basically useless, although I haven't tested them in a decent amount of light.

Switching between focus points is cumbersome but I guess it wont matter much as I'll probably just use the centre point and recompose.

Having wifi output to a phone is a handy replacement for the 60D's tilty swively screen, so shooting low on a tripod will be just as easy.

I don't think anyone moving from a Canon crop to a 6D could be disappointed though. Of course the low light performance is amazing and at long last you no longer have to calculate crop factors when considering focal lengths!


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Jul 23, 2014 06:36 |  #14

saturnine_zero wrote in post #17050322 (external link)
I bought one today as well, upgrading from a 60D. The only thing I don't like about the 6D is only having 1 cross type focus point. The rest are basically useless, although I haven't tested them in a decent amount of light.

Switching between focus points is cumbersome but I guess it wont matter much as I'll probably just use the centre point and recompose.

Having wifi output to a phone is a handy replacement for the 60D's tilty swively screen, so shooting low on a tripod will be just as easy.

I don't think anyone moving from a Canon crop to a 6D could be disappointed though. Of course the low light performance is amazing and at long last you no longer have to calculate crop factors when considering focal lengths!

You can switch the mode to choose your focus point with using the d pad. It is actually easy and quick


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Jul 23, 2014 06:51 |  #15

Congrats!


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