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Canon 6D Review after 1+ Year of Hands-on [video review]

 
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Jan 24, 2014 12:14 |  #46

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Great job!

I think its humorous when people berate the 6D's focusing and forget the days of the 20D and the millions of sporting events and wildlife images captured with it.

+1, I made that point also.

The only thing I have found with the 6D is it can hunt more with close-up on macro lenses (much more than the 20D did); OK I normally manual focus for true macro.

Otherwise the AF is close to the 20D and I managed bird in flight with that.


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Jan 24, 2014 14:08 |  #47

nice pics - thx for the comments




  
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Jan 24, 2014 14:49 |  #48

Could someone explain what is meant by "-3EV for AF lock" - or point me in the direction of an article?



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Jan 24, 2014 15:00 |  #49

Bristol_James wrote in post #16633518 (external link)
Could someone explain what is meant by "-3EV for AF lock" - or point me in the direction of an article?

It means the camera will lock focus in darkness equivalent to a moon-lit night

EV = Exposure Value


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Jan 24, 2014 15:06 |  #50

DBNissan wrote in post #16633559 (external link)
It means the camera will lock focus in darkness equivalent to a moon-lit night

EV = Exposure Value

Thanks :)



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Feb 01, 2014 20:36 |  #51

Thanks for the review. Except for the annoying drum solo I enjoyed it.


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Feb 03, 2014 00:54 |  #52

stevensondrive wrote in post #16656508 (external link)
Thanks for the review. Except for the annoying drum solo I enjoyed it.

thanks! i can't remove the drum solo as youtube doesn't allow replacement of video : (


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Sep 24, 2014 16:37 as a reply to  @ grahamclarkphoto's post |  #53

Hey guys, I just wanted to update this thread as I wanted to share with you an image captured on the 6D with Canon's newest ultra-wide angle zoom - the Canon 16-35mm F4 IS. It's a great example of how the 6D performs on this new, critically sharp ultra-wide angle zoom.

Download the RAW .CR2: https://app.box.com …/nq43kib9bm78nl​l8sr0x.cr2 (external link) (20.37MB)
Click here to download the processed .TIFF: https://app.box.com …/698b0cvpv7q29z​t4gdu3.tif (external link) (111.18MB)
Click here to download the hi-res JPEG: https://app.box.com …/uod6as70lja9ad​br6rth.jpg (external link) (6.91MB)

The reason why I like this file is that it really showcases the shadow detail performance of the 6D, and it's ability to retain excellent definition and detail in areas such as the lower right quadrant of this photograph. Such small and fine details are often muddy on other cameras.

180s - F18 - ISO 50 - 16mm - Canon 6D with Canon 16-35 F4

IMAGE: http://www.grahamclarkphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Canon-16-35mm-F4-IS-Review-Hands-On-vs-17-40-sharpness-design-48.jpg

The 6D's dynamic range is 11.5 stops, and this scene, I estimated to be between 20 and 22 stops between the seastack rock thing and the sky. I used a 6-stop circular ND to push the exposure out, and a 3-stop and 2-stop GND to balance the exposure difference and bring the 6D's native dynamic range closer to what the scene presented me with. All in all, I love how the sensor handled the colors and dynamic range.
IMAGE: http://www.grahamclarkphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Canon-6D-with-Canon-16-35-F4-Durability.jpg

This area of extreme detail is often rendered muddy on other cameras, but the 6D has done a great job at delivering the details clear and sharp.
IMAGE: http://www.grahamclarkphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Canon-6D-with-Canon-16-35-F4-Performance.jpg

Shadow detail on the top right quadrant here is excellent. Check out the RAW file and experiment with the shadow detail. I also love how the bird on the distant ridge is captured with great detail here.
IMAGE: http://www.grahamclarkphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Canon-6D-with-Canon-16-35-F4-Design.jpg

For those who are landscape photographers, check out the review I recently published on the 16-35 F4. I was writing this for EOS Magazine, so half or so of the images I captured with this lens as part of the review were done on the Canon 6D, and I uploaded 35.7GB of images so there's quite a few more over at the review.

Canon 16-35 F4 Review: http://www.grahamclark​photo.com …-hands-on-shootout-17-40/ (external link)

If you have any questions let me know! Thanks for reading.

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Sep 24, 2014 16:40 |  #54

Lester Wareham wrote in post #16633089 (external link)
+1, I made that point also.

The only thing I have found with the 6D is it can hunt more with close-up on macro lenses (much more than the 20D did); OK I normally manual focus for true macro.

Otherwise the AF is close to the 20D and I managed bird in flight with that.

My 6D would hunt so much with the 100mm f/2.8L macro, that the camera just said eff it and stopped trying completely. Froze up completely and I had to take the lens off.


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Sep 24, 2014 16:43 |  #55

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My 6D would hunt so much with the 100mm f/2.8L macro, that the camera just said eff it and stopped trying completely. Froze up completely and I had to take the lens off.

Interesting! Was it that lens only? Also, were you shooting landscapes when it did that?


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Sep 24, 2014 20:13 |  #56

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Interesting! Was it that lens only? Also, were you shooting landscapes when it did that?

I was shooting a bee on a flower at the time. The only other two lenses I've tried on it have been the 16-35 and the 24-70 and those work fine. The 100L hasn't worked on the 6D since that day.

The other issue I've had with the camera is the build. The top part of the mode selector/power dial fell off. Very cheap feeling camera.

Been happy with the images I've been able to produce with it. Performs well as a landscape camera but the reason I bought it was for event photography. Works ok in that area but after using my wife's 5D3, I miss the focus point options on that front. But it definitely outperforms my 1D4 in regards to low light, which comes in handy if you're at a conference taking photos of people in seminars or testing and you don't want to disturb them or the speakers with a flash.


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Sep 24, 2014 20:13 as a reply to  @ grahamclarkphoto's post |  #57

Very nicely done review video, the images and scenery are stunning.

Your experiences with the 6D pretty much mirrors my own. I don't use GPS because of the battery issue, however you make a good point about the SEO aspects and I will certainly take that into consideration going forward.

Also, yes the new 16-35 f/4 IS on the 6D is a monster combination for detail!




  
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Sep 24, 2014 20:26 |  #58

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Very nicely done review video, the images and scenery are stunning.

Your experiences with the 6D pretty much mirrors my own. I don't use GPS because of the battery issue, however you make a good point about the SEO aspects and I will certainly take that into consideration going forward.

Also, yes the new 16-35 f/4 IS on the 6D is a monster combination for detail!

I'm wondering when they're going to update this with a simple firmware fix! :|


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Sep 24, 2014 21:59 |  #59

Great shots, great review. I'm going to get one to compliment my 5D III and 1D X with a light weight small camera. Good job.




  
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