chvvkumar wrote in post #18616573
I upgraded from a beloved 60D to the 6DMKII. This is my first full frame I own(although, I used the 6D a lot as well).
My main reasons for going with this body were:
1. Price: I got the body in the 2017 Black Friday deal along with a grip and a Pixma 1000 for $1300. I was waiting for the price to drop and I couldn't pass this up.
2. Tilt screen: I got so much use out of the tilt screen on my 60D for landscapes and milky-way shots that this sealed the deal in favor of the 6DMKII over the 5DIV.
3. AF improvements: I find the AF to be good for my use case (birds, ocassional BIF and wildlife)
So far I love the camera but the biggest thing I wished Canon thought of is spreading out the AF points more and adding a joystick for AF point selection.
I find the 6D2 just barely adequate in the area of autofocus (dual pixel focus in live view excepted). IMO, my 6D2 doesn't hold a candle to the 7D2 in that\\e area of through the lens auto focus. My main complaint is the one that you mentioned above as the "biggest thing you wished".
I have just finished shooting some Mexican Folklorico Dancers using the 6D2 with a 70-200mm lens. I was shooting in the vertical (portrait) position and chose the highest AF point in the 6D2 array which would hit the dancers right about in the chest rather than the face where I wanted the focus. I was using Ai Servo so I couldn't focus and recompose
Craig Atkinson, a South African wildlife photographer suggested this method to use Ai Servo and do a focus and recompose:
"We focus using the shutter button. We configure the AF-On button on the back of the camera to work as an AF-Off button. When we are in Ai Servo, we can focus with the shutter, but should we need to lock the AF point (as occasionally happens when we are in Ai Servo and we cannot place a focus point over the subject) when we need to recompose, we can accomplish this simply by pressing the AF-On button. Focus will be temporarily halted so long as we keep the AF-On button depressed."
This is sort a reverse of the "back button focus" method. However, it is a sorry thing when a camera at that price point (I got the same sale as you did and got a Canon battery grip, a 64 GB SD card and 50 sheets of Canon A3+ size paper for that price)) is so limited.
If I had my Hoodman Loupe with me, I could have had it attached to the camera with the elastic cord (supplied at a very inflated price by Hoodman but, I got mine at another Black Friday Sale years ago). Then I could have used the LCD as an eye level viewfinder with dual pixel, face detection auto focus. However, I was lost without the Hoodman because the bright sun from over my shoulder completely obscured the LCD of the 6D2....