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Canon EOS 6D, reviewed by drmaxx

 
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Jul 16, 2016 03:51 |  #1

The 6D is an upgrade from my beloved 60D. Resisted letting go the 60D for years as I am a casual user and tried to focus on glass. Also my grab-and-go lens was an EFS - making the switch a kind of expensive. However, having and using the 6D for a few weeks and 1000 pictures later I realize that I should have switched long time ago. I am blown away by the improvement of IQ and especially for low light performance.

My main use: Mostly event and party photography, non professional - just the only guy at the party with a DSRL. No need for fancy and fast focusing and fps is irrelevant for my purposes. The 6D is ideal for this.

Ergonomics: It's almost the same body as the 60D - no need for me to relearn anything. However, there are two little nice improvements: The physical wheel lock to avoid using the front wheel unintentionally and the physical lock for the film/movie modus. Both VERY useful.

Picture IQ: This is the thing that I am absolutely stoked about. Whereas on my 60D the picture quality deteriorated fast after 800 ISO - the 6D has another 3 to 4 stops to go. Many times I carried my flash along - just to realize that with the new body I can handle the situation without flash just perfectly.

The only gripe I have with the camera is the missing on-board option to remotely trigger speedlites. The missing on-camera flash and no radio control option requires an additional gadget to take along for controlling external flash.


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Sep 18, 2016 05:28 |  #2

Two month later and I am still amazed about the great low light performance. Here's a 'iso 20000' shot with high contrasts within the picture:


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Sep 22, 2016 14:47 as a reply to  @ drmaxx's post |  #3

Wow, that is quite amazing. My 50d would have been very noisy at that iso.




  
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Dec 12, 2016 12:40 as a reply to  @ drmaxx's post |  #4

Thanks for the review.




  
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Dec 12, 2016 14:09 |  #5

Great review.. :)


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Dec 16, 2016 21:32 |  #6

Great review! Always loved my 6D!




  
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Dec 16, 2016 23:13 |  #7

One of the best decisions I've made was getting me one.


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Dec 17, 2016 00:51 |  #8

Me too.


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Jan 02, 2017 23:54 |  #9

Yes, I graduated to the 6D from a 500D/T1i and low light performance is in a different league altogether.




  
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Mar 01, 2017 22:22 |  #10

great review




  
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Mar 14, 2017 13:49 |  #11

Just an FYI, while I don't have a 6D anymore I still use a small Canon 90EX Speedlite (about $60) for controlling remote flash.




  
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Mar 30, 2017 19:35 |  #12

Great review. I love my Canon 6D. Planning on picking up a second one when the price drops after the Mark II release.


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Apr 19, 2017 23:22 |  #13

I love my 6D!


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Apr 29, 2017 12:19 as a reply to  @ GTR3451's post |  #14

6d is one of my best tech purchases ever. Replaced my 5dmkii.




  
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Apr 30, 2017 08:02 |  #15

Likewise. Yen 140,000 in Japan now, best purchase ever!


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