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So...Is the 6D Canon's best "portrait" camera?

 
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Oct 05, 2016 21:30 |  #46

Bassat wrote in post #18149466 (external link)
I think the best reason to buy a 6D is the IQ/price ratio.

This.


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Oct 06, 2016 14:25 |  #47

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Just curious, are your outer points slow or just plain miss. I too have the 5DII and though I do not use them often, I've never really had an issue with accuracy.

Both.. slow, and then it says it locks and it fires but it really is a miss. Bright sunlight is not such a problem. shadows or low contrast are where it really drove me crazy.

I went to the 5D3, turned off any points that weren't at least cross and I've been very happy ever since - except I wish the spread was more. the 7D2/5D3 combo is really proving out to be perfect for me.... some arenas I have to use the 70-200 on the 7D2, and other arenas are small enough I have to use the 5D3.. and I miss the 7D2 buffer but I make it work.


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Oct 09, 2016 00:37 |  #48

Scrumhalf wrote in post #18130393 (external link)
Since you bring up cost, I'd say the 6D in a heartbeat when normalizing for price. 5D4 and 5DsR may be better but cost 3X.

3x ?  ????

I got my 5DS refurbished, and it rocks for portraits. Also have a 5D Mk iii and enjoyed by 5D Mk ii's ... but the 5DS is my favorite for portraits.


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Oct 09, 2016 00:46 |  #49

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3x ?????

On what planet? LOL

I got my 5DS refurbished, and it rocks for portraits. Also have a 5D Mk iii and enjoyed by 5D Mk ii's ... but the 5DS is my favorite for portraits.


On this one.

Refurbished 5dsr is about 3000. 5d4 is about 3400 new. Used/refurbished 6D is what 900-1100? That's roughly 3X on the planet I am from.


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Oct 11, 2016 07:02 |  #50

Scrumhalf wrote in post #18152097 (external link)
On this one.

Refurbished 5dsr is about 3000. 5d4 is about 3400 new. Used/refurbished 6D is what 900-1100? That's roughly 3X on the planet I am from.

Agreed, and also when I have visited the other neighboring planets, they are still using film and on Mars, they are actually still just using B&W, no color photography. Probably due to the constant red shift they get in their photos.... No digital FF cameras to be found across the lot, poor saps!


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Oct 16, 2016 15:08 |  #51

Scrumhalf wrote in post #18152097 (external link)
On this one.

Refurbished 5dsr is about 3000. 5d4 is about 3400 new. Used/refurbished 6D is what 900-1100? That's roughly 3X on the planet I am from.


Funny ... maybe my math was rusty that day or I misread a model number in your post. Because I recall looking up some dollar amounts. But at least looking today at new to new or refurbished to refurbished, there is a pretty close to triple difference.


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Oct 16, 2016 15:56 |  #52

For the price, 6D is hard to beat. But the 5d4 is pretty darn nice.....


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Oct 20, 2016 02:55 |  #53

5D S and SR are way better for portrait
but the 5D4 is probably the best


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Oct 28, 2016 09:40 as a reply to  @ post 18131706 |  #54

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Road Dog, objects moving across your field of view can be moving at 200 MPH and not changing distance to the camera at ALL.

The cars were most certainly changing distance. I wasn't directly in front of them, but I wasn't directly to their side, either.

The point I was referring to was the comment that the 6D is best for static objects. It works pretty well for moving objects, as well. That was my point...

I'd have no problem making those shots with a manual focus lens.

Um, okay. That's fabulous...

Use the 6D on something coming straight at you at those speeds, or try tracking a football/soccer player on a field with 15-20 other players and referees.

Well, a photo of something coming straight at the camera is often kinda' boring, so I'll continue with the oblique shots which the 6D works very well for.

I've also photographed football, professional and youth, with the 6D and it worked fine...

Been there, done that. The 6D falls on its face. Which is why I use a 1DIV for such targets. I appreciate what my 6D offers. Killer AF performance is not on the list.

I would submit that, perhaps, you were doing it wrong.

Seriously, the 6D works fine for racing, football, baseball, soccer, etc.

We're moving away from the topic of the thread, though. The topic isn't how much better the 1D MKIV is than the 6D...


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Oct 28, 2016 10:02 |  #55

It's amazing what decades of sports photographers did with such inferior gear. LOL

Sure the 6D is not an AF monster meant for sports... but it can hold it's own and it is definitely more than adequate as a portrait body.
It's a great camera and has an excellent price tag.


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Oct 28, 2016 10:47 |  #56

To be honest it is hard to beat 5Dc portraits taken with ISO upto 1600 and L lens. I took thousands of portraits with this kit over five or so years. But 5Dc started to show its age and I didn't liked rendering of 5D mkII and 6D. Something was lost with higher MPs and higher ISO.... I quit for CCD sensor in old fashion Leica M-E, which was presented as gift to me. ISO 1600 in this one is not as good as on 5Dc, but low ISO of old Kodak CCD FF sensor gives very special portraits even with less expensive than L glass... To me Leica M9 sensor is the "best" portrait camera on low ISO. Under natural light it gives skin and eyes rendering which feels dimensional and alive. But it isn't very practical as 6D.
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Oct 31, 2016 19:32 |  #57

I think I'd go with a used 5D3 before I got a new 6D, Price is comparable, and I can sell the 5D3 for what I paid for it in 6 months if I upgrade, so cost of ownership is minimal.


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Nov 09, 2016 23:48 |  #58

Bassat wrote in post #18149162 (external link)
I've never touched a 5D3 or 7D2. My guess is that both are better, by far, than the 1DIV.

Not better by far, different animals really. I sold my 5D3 for a 1DIV and never looked back, much better for my needs. The 7D2 I didn't like too much but it is a great camera, again not better.


FuturamaJSP wrote in post #18161788 (external link)
5D S and SR are way better for portrait
but the 5D4 is probably the best

5DSr will get you more detail than a 5DIV


As most have said, for the price point the 6D is hard to beat, and with wifi and GPS, I didn't keep mine long but I was using it along side a new 1DX so didn't stand much chance.




  
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Nov 10, 2016 03:45 as a reply to  @ dexy101's post |  #59

what the 5dsr lack is dynamic range


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Nov 10, 2016 06:13 |  #60

6D is a stellar camera for slow shooting, if you're in no rush, it's far better than 5D3 for example. Great sensor, pretty decent AF system, small, lightweight and cheap. I love how it works with TS-E lenses.

The olny real problem with this body if you need to work in rush, or have some dynamic subjects in front of the camera, it demands quite a bit of practise because of small number of AF points. For that kind of jobs, 5D3 or any fast camera (7D, 1D) will do better.

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