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Title: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 12, 2012, 11:27:53 PM
Ok so it has been about a week since the release and purchase of the Canon 6D.  At least in my neck of the woods.  I have had very little time to test this new camera and its potential, but I will share some photos I took while playing around.  Unfortunately I have yet to find a program that opens 6D RAW files so I am forced to shoot in jpg.

Photos were taken at the historic Distillery District in Toronto. 
Anyone else have some 6D photos to share?

Links somehow died.  Photos can now be found below and throughout this thread


I hope to post some better photos as soon as I get more comfortable and familiar with the camera.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Dylan777 on December 13, 2012, 12:37:18 AM
I'm not a big fan of 6D...at least not yet

I like image# 3 . light reflection on the girl face. If this is my pic, I would PP a bit darker too make the darkness stands out a bit more. This is just personal ref.. ;) ;) no right or wrong of course.

Thanks for sharing ;)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 13, 2012, 01:01:22 AM
I'm not a big fan of 6D...at least not yet

I like image# 3 . light reflection on the girl face. If this is my pic, I would PP a bit darker too make the darkness stands out a bit more. This is just personal ref.. ;) ;) no right or wrong of course.

Thanks for sharing ;)

Perhaps you are right.  Thanks for the input.  :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: nicku on December 13, 2012, 01:06:46 AM
Ok so it has been about a week since the release and purchase of the Canon 6D.  At least in my neck of the woods.  I have had very little time to test this new camera and its potential, but I will share some photos I took while playing around.  Unfortunately I have yet to find a program that opens 6D RAW files so I am forced to shoot in jpg.

Photos were taken at the historic Distillery District in Toronto. 
Anyone else have some 6D photos to share?

6D, f/4, 1/60, iso 800
1.  http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0041.jpg?d=u3shlRYlkmtKi9zcmD2w4bvmbS47TUuHILE9wACBASFnEZNaHgm-CB2cAzTjhefN62pWXcstoPn8%250D%250AVpksriKOvQ%2540%2540 (http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0041.jpg?d=u3shlRYlkmtKi9zcmD2w4bvmbS47TUuHILE9wACBASFnEZNaHgm-CB2cAzTjhefN62pWXcstoPn8%250D%250AVpksriKOvQ%2540%2540)

6D, f/4, 1/50, iso 320
2.  http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0045.jpg?d=0e0FgEGpXn_6rHTHNpcMo58vZMQiUxiZOymhda0pr9MdthCvwveszk2Lbi3goLpAUvgb6FJ2YnpH%250D%250AkvsFZh_wNA%2540%2540 (http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0045.jpg?d=0e0FgEGpXn_6rHTHNpcMo58vZMQiUxiZOymhda0pr9MdthCvwveszk2Lbi3goLpAUvgb6FJ2YnpH%250D%250AkvsFZh_wNA%2540%2540)

6D, f/4, 1/100, iso 2500
3.  http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0055.jpg?d=vy2pg8-5GHz2mqmi5LtYDzHeSVyIUgsgCX8S2Rj5Uf4FWgQ0JibMzF0lnbS6BUzS8TbYqkPyKNE%2540 (http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0055.jpg?d=vy2pg8-5GHz2mqmi5LtYDzHeSVyIUgsgCX8S2Rj5Uf4FWgQ0JibMzF0lnbS6BUzS8TbYqkPyKNE%2540)

This next shot was taken with the 6D handheld night scene mode.  Unfortunately the clock is over exposed.
6D, f/5.6, 1/15, iso 6400
4.  http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_9964.jpg?d=FPPEnhmfZypTt9olbDtcEGuCfelUFI0nNcxxeVcEB-aJxRkZkHZdgCelS-idRUr_TuX4dx1hLkr3%250D%250Aojwbbyww_Q%2540%2540 (http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_9964.jpg?d=FPPEnhmfZypTt9olbDtcEGuCfelUFI0nNcxxeVcEB-aJxRkZkHZdgCelS-idRUr_TuX4dx1hLkr3%250D%250Aojwbbyww_Q%2540%2540)

I hope to post some better photos as soon as I get more comfortable and familiar with the camera.


How much you post processed the images??? or are exactly out of the camera? you applied NR, you downsized the images?? The ISO 6400 image is impressive.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Hobby Shooter on December 13, 2012, 01:13:39 AM
Ok so it has been about a week since the release and purchase of the Canon 6D.  At least in my neck of the woods.  I have had very little time to test this new camera and its potential, but I will share some photos I took while playing around.  Unfortunately I have yet to find a program that opens 6D RAW files so I am forced to shoot in jpg.

Photos were taken at the historic Distillery District in Toronto. 
Anyone else have some 6D photos to share?

6D, f/4, 1/60, iso 800
1.  http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0041.jpg?d=u3shlRYlkmtKi9zcmD2w4bvmbS47TUuHILE9wACBASFnEZNaHgm-CB2cAzTjhefN62pWXcstoPn8%250D%250AVpksriKOvQ%2540%2540 (http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0041.jpg?d=u3shlRYlkmtKi9zcmD2w4bvmbS47TUuHILE9wACBASFnEZNaHgm-CB2cAzTjhefN62pWXcstoPn8%250D%250AVpksriKOvQ%2540%2540)

6D, f/4, 1/50, iso 320
2.  http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0045.jpg?d=0e0FgEGpXn_6rHTHNpcMo58vZMQiUxiZOymhda0pr9MdthCvwveszk2Lbi3goLpAUvgb6FJ2YnpH%250D%250AkvsFZh_wNA%2540%2540 (http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0045.jpg?d=0e0FgEGpXn_6rHTHNpcMo58vZMQiUxiZOymhda0pr9MdthCvwveszk2Lbi3goLpAUvgb6FJ2YnpH%250D%250AkvsFZh_wNA%2540%2540)

6D, f/4, 1/100, iso 2500
3.  http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0055.jpg?d=vy2pg8-5GHz2mqmi5LtYDzHeSVyIUgsgCX8S2Rj5Uf4FWgQ0JibMzF0lnbS6BUzS8TbYqkPyKNE%2540 (http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0055.jpg?d=vy2pg8-5GHz2mqmi5LtYDzHeSVyIUgsgCX8S2Rj5Uf4FWgQ0JibMzF0lnbS6BUzS8TbYqkPyKNE%2540)

This next shot was taken with the 6D handheld night scene mode.  Unfortunately the clock is over exposed.
6D, f/5.6, 1/15, iso 6400
4.  http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_9964.jpg?d=FPPEnhmfZypTt9olbDtcEGuCfelUFI0nNcxxeVcEB-aJxRkZkHZdgCelS-idRUr_TuX4dx1hLkr3%250D%250Aojwbbyww_Q%2540%2540 (http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_9964.jpg?d=FPPEnhmfZypTt9olbDtcEGuCfelUFI0nNcxxeVcEB-aJxRkZkHZdgCelS-idRUr_TuX4dx1hLkr3%250D%250Aojwbbyww_Q%2540%2540)

I hope to post some better photos as soon as I get more comfortable and familiar with the camera.
Hi there, haven't looked at the images yet but will. LR 4.3 have support for 6D.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 13, 2012, 01:20:20 AM
Ok so it has been about a week since the release and purchase of the Canon 6D.  At least in my neck of the woods.  I have had very little time to test this new camera and its potential, but I will share some photos I took while playing around.  Unfortunately I have yet to find a program that opens 6D RAW files so I am forced to shoot in jpg.

Photos were taken at the historic Distillery District in Toronto. 
Anyone else have some 6D photos to share?

6D, f/4, 1/60, iso 800
1.  http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0041.jpg?d=u3shlRYlkmtKi9zcmD2w4bvmbS47TUuHILE9wACBASFnEZNaHgm-CB2cAzTjhefN62pWXcstoPn8%250D%250AVpksriKOvQ%2540%2540 (http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0041.jpg?d=u3shlRYlkmtKi9zcmD2w4bvmbS47TUuHILE9wACBASFnEZNaHgm-CB2cAzTjhefN62pWXcstoPn8%250D%250AVpksriKOvQ%2540%2540)

6D, f/4, 1/50, iso 320
2.  http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0045.jpg?d=0e0FgEGpXn_6rHTHNpcMo58vZMQiUxiZOymhda0pr9MdthCvwveszk2Lbi3goLpAUvgb6FJ2YnpH%250D%250AkvsFZh_wNA%2540%2540 (http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0045.jpg?d=0e0FgEGpXn_6rHTHNpcMo58vZMQiUxiZOymhda0pr9MdthCvwveszk2Lbi3goLpAUvgb6FJ2YnpH%250D%250AkvsFZh_wNA%2540%2540)

6D, f/4, 1/100, iso 2500
3.  http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0055.jpg?d=vy2pg8-5GHz2mqmi5LtYDzHeSVyIUgsgCX8S2Rj5Uf4FWgQ0JibMzF0lnbS6BUzS8TbYqkPyKNE%2540 (http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0055.jpg?d=vy2pg8-5GHz2mqmi5LtYDzHeSVyIUgsgCX8S2Rj5Uf4FWgQ0JibMzF0lnbS6BUzS8TbYqkPyKNE%2540)

This next shot was taken with the 6D handheld night scene mode.  Unfortunately the clock is over exposed.
6D, f/5.6, 1/15, iso 6400
4.  http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_9964.jpg?d=FPPEnhmfZypTt9olbDtcEGuCfelUFI0nNcxxeVcEB-aJxRkZkHZdgCelS-idRUr_TuX4dx1hLkr3%250D%250Aojwbbyww_Q%2540%2540 (http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_9964.jpg?d=FPPEnhmfZypTt9olbDtcEGuCfelUFI0nNcxxeVcEB-aJxRkZkHZdgCelS-idRUr_TuX4dx1hLkr3%250D%250Aojwbbyww_Q%2540%2540)

I hope to post some better photos as soon as I get more comfortable and familiar with the camera.


How much you post processed the images??? or are exactly out of the camera? you applied NR, you downsized the images?? The ISO 6400 image is impressive.

I didn't do any post processing.  They are exactly out of the camera.  As for the iso 6400, that was using the hand held night scene feature.  What it does is the camera takes about 4 consecutive shots and then merges them into one to get best possible picture.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 13, 2012, 01:21:35 AM
Ok so it has been about a week since the release and purchase of the Canon 6D.  At least in my neck of the woods.  I have had very little time to test this new camera and its potential, but I will share some photos I took while playing around.  Unfortunately I have yet to find a program that opens 6D RAW files so I am forced to shoot in jpg.

Photos were taken at the historic Distillery District in Toronto. 
Anyone else have some 6D photos to share?

6D, f/4, 1/60, iso 800
1.  http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0041.jpg?d=u3shlRYlkmtKi9zcmD2w4bvmbS47TUuHILE9wACBASFnEZNaHgm-CB2cAzTjhefN62pWXcstoPn8%250D%250AVpksriKOvQ%2540%2540 (http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0041.jpg?d=u3shlRYlkmtKi9zcmD2w4bvmbS47TUuHILE9wACBASFnEZNaHgm-CB2cAzTjhefN62pWXcstoPn8%250D%250AVpksriKOvQ%2540%2540)

6D, f/4, 1/50, iso 320
2.  http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0045.jpg?d=0e0FgEGpXn_6rHTHNpcMo58vZMQiUxiZOymhda0pr9MdthCvwveszk2Lbi3goLpAUvgb6FJ2YnpH%250D%250AkvsFZh_wNA%2540%2540 (http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0045.jpg?d=0e0FgEGpXn_6rHTHNpcMo58vZMQiUxiZOymhda0pr9MdthCvwveszk2Lbi3goLpAUvgb6FJ2YnpH%250D%250AkvsFZh_wNA%2540%2540)

6D, f/4, 1/100, iso 2500
3.  http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0055.jpg?d=vy2pg8-5GHz2mqmi5LtYDzHeSVyIUgsgCX8S2Rj5Uf4FWgQ0JibMzF0lnbS6BUzS8TbYqkPyKNE%2540 (http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0055.jpg?d=vy2pg8-5GHz2mqmi5LtYDzHeSVyIUgsgCX8S2Rj5Uf4FWgQ0JibMzF0lnbS6BUzS8TbYqkPyKNE%2540)

This next shot was taken with the 6D handheld night scene mode.  Unfortunately the clock is over exposed.
6D, f/5.6, 1/15, iso 6400
4.  http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_9964.jpg?d=FPPEnhmfZypTt9olbDtcEGuCfelUFI0nNcxxeVcEB-aJxRkZkHZdgCelS-idRUr_TuX4dx1hLkr3%250D%250Aojwbbyww_Q%2540%2540 (http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_9964.jpg?d=FPPEnhmfZypTt9olbDtcEGuCfelUFI0nNcxxeVcEB-aJxRkZkHZdgCelS-idRUr_TuX4dx1hLkr3%250D%250Aojwbbyww_Q%2540%2540)

I hope to post some better photos as soon as I get more comfortable and familiar with the camera.
Hi there, haven't looked at the images yet but will. LR 4.3 have support for 6D.

Thanks for letting me know.   :)  I will look into getting that.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Hobby Shooter on December 13, 2012, 01:27:21 AM
Ok so it has been about a week since the release and purchase of the Canon 6D.  At least in my neck of the woods.  I have had very little time to test this new camera and its potential, but I will share some photos I took while playing around.  Unfortunately I have yet to find a program that opens 6D RAW files so I am forced to shoot in jpg.

Photos were taken at the historic Distillery District in Toronto. 
Anyone else have some 6D photos to share?

6D, f/4, 1/60, iso 800
1.  http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0041.jpg?d=u3shlRYlkmtKi9zcmD2w4bvmbS47TUuHILE9wACBASFnEZNaHgm-CB2cAzTjhefN62pWXcstoPn8%250D%250AVpksriKOvQ%2540%2540 (http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0041.jpg?d=u3shlRYlkmtKi9zcmD2w4bvmbS47TUuHILE9wACBASFnEZNaHgm-CB2cAzTjhefN62pWXcstoPn8%250D%250AVpksriKOvQ%2540%2540)

6D, f/4, 1/50, iso 320
2.  http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0045.jpg?d=0e0FgEGpXn_6rHTHNpcMo58vZMQiUxiZOymhda0pr9MdthCvwveszk2Lbi3goLpAUvgb6FJ2YnpH%250D%250AkvsFZh_wNA%2540%2540 (http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0045.jpg?d=0e0FgEGpXn_6rHTHNpcMo58vZMQiUxiZOymhda0pr9MdthCvwveszk2Lbi3goLpAUvgb6FJ2YnpH%250D%250AkvsFZh_wNA%2540%2540)

6D, f/4, 1/100, iso 2500
3.  http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0055.jpg?d=vy2pg8-5GHz2mqmi5LtYDzHeSVyIUgsgCX8S2Rj5Uf4FWgQ0JibMzF0lnbS6BUzS8TbYqkPyKNE%2540 (http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0055.jpg?d=vy2pg8-5GHz2mqmi5LtYDzHeSVyIUgsgCX8S2Rj5Uf4FWgQ0JibMzF0lnbS6BUzS8TbYqkPyKNE%2540)

This next shot was taken with the 6D handheld night scene mode.  Unfortunately the clock is over exposed.
6D, f/5.6, 1/15, iso 6400
4.  http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_9964.jpg?d=FPPEnhmfZypTt9olbDtcEGuCfelUFI0nNcxxeVcEB-aJxRkZkHZdgCelS-idRUr_TuX4dx1hLkr3%250D%250Aojwbbyww_Q%2540%2540 (http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_9964.jpg?d=FPPEnhmfZypTt9olbDtcEGuCfelUFI0nNcxxeVcEB-aJxRkZkHZdgCelS-idRUr_TuX4dx1hLkr3%250D%250Aojwbbyww_Q%2540%2540)

I hope to post some better photos as soon as I get more comfortable and familiar with the camera.
Hi there, haven't looked at the images yet but will. LR 4.3 have support for 6D.

Thanks for letting me know.   :)  I will look into getting that.
Glad to be of help. What's your general impression of the camera so far? How's the handling?

I like the no 4 shot, the clock is as you say very light, but the rest looks fantastic. Did you shot with the kit lens?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 13, 2012, 01:38:04 AM
Ok so it has been about a week since the release and purchase of the Canon 6D.  At least in my neck of the woods.  I have had very little time to test this new camera and its potential, but I will share some photos I took while playing around.  Unfortunately I have yet to find a program that opens 6D RAW files so I am forced to shoot in jpg.

Photos were taken at the historic Distillery District in Toronto. 
Anyone else have some 6D photos to share?

6D, f/4, 1/60, iso 800
1.  http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0041.jpg?d=u3shlRYlkmtKi9zcmD2w4bvmbS47TUuHILE9wACBASFnEZNaHgm-CB2cAzTjhefN62pWXcstoPn8%250D%250AVpksriKOvQ%2540%2540 (http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0041.jpg?d=u3shlRYlkmtKi9zcmD2w4bvmbS47TUuHILE9wACBASFnEZNaHgm-CB2cAzTjhefN62pWXcstoPn8%250D%250AVpksriKOvQ%2540%2540)

6D, f/4, 1/50, iso 320
2.  http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0045.jpg?d=0e0FgEGpXn_6rHTHNpcMo58vZMQiUxiZOymhda0pr9MdthCvwveszk2Lbi3goLpAUvgb6FJ2YnpH%250D%250AkvsFZh_wNA%2540%2540 (http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0045.jpg?d=0e0FgEGpXn_6rHTHNpcMo58vZMQiUxiZOymhda0pr9MdthCvwveszk2Lbi3goLpAUvgb6FJ2YnpH%250D%250AkvsFZh_wNA%2540%2540)

6D, f/4, 1/100, iso 2500
3.  http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0055.jpg?d=vy2pg8-5GHz2mqmi5LtYDzHeSVyIUgsgCX8S2Rj5Uf4FWgQ0JibMzF0lnbS6BUzS8TbYqkPyKNE%2540 (http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_0055.jpg?d=vy2pg8-5GHz2mqmi5LtYDzHeSVyIUgsgCX8S2Rj5Uf4FWgQ0JibMzF0lnbS6BUzS8TbYqkPyKNE%2540)

This next shot was taken with the 6D handheld night scene mode.  Unfortunately the clock is over exposed.
6D, f/5.6, 1/15, iso 6400
4.  http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_9964.jpg?d=FPPEnhmfZypTt9olbDtcEGuCfelUFI0nNcxxeVcEB-aJxRkZkHZdgCelS-idRUr_TuX4dx1hLkr3%250D%250Aojwbbyww_Q%2540%2540 (http://opa.cig2.canon.ca/download/view/IMG_9964.jpg?d=FPPEnhmfZypTt9olbDtcEGuCfelUFI0nNcxxeVcEB-aJxRkZkHZdgCelS-idRUr_TuX4dx1hLkr3%250D%250Aojwbbyww_Q%2540%2540)

I hope to post some better photos as soon as I get more comfortable and familiar with the camera.
Hi there, haven't looked at the images yet but will. LR 4.3 have support for 6D.

Thanks for letting me know.   :)  I will look into getting that.
Glad to be of help. What's your general impression of the camera so far? How's the handling?

I like the no 4 shot, the clock is as you say very light, but the rest looks fantastic. Did you shot with the kit lens?

Personally I love how it handles.  I can only compare it to my previous camera,  a rebel T1i.  It's like comparing night and day. 6D of course blows it away.  Focus is snappy and faster, better iso, camera is a lot quieter.  Overall I am impressed.  I purchased the body only.  I had the 24-105 lens before.

I still have lots of playing around with it to see what its capable of. 
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: dexstrose on December 13, 2012, 01:54:23 AM
Straight out of the camera and downsized in Lightroom and the plate wiped out.
Taken with the 24-105

Just messing around:

1/1500 f6.7 iso 400
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8061/8269275874_b9bb244349_b.jpg)

1/1000 f4 iso 100
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8210/8267735560_5d57ea2b03_b.jpg)

1/90 f6.7 iso 3200
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8503/8269297750_fddc628005_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: pato on December 13, 2012, 04:02:41 AM
It seems the Pictures from post 1 have been deleted :(
Can't open them, only get a "file not found ..." message.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on December 13, 2012, 05:33:04 AM
Very nice DR...
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Badger on December 13, 2012, 07:55:53 AM
FYI, Adobe Lightroom has just been updated to 4.3 and can now handle Canon 6D RAW files. Going to test it in a bit.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 13, 2012, 10:31:11 AM
It seems the Pictures from post 1 have been deleted :(
Can't open them, only get a "file not found ..." message.

Thanks for letting me know. I will see what happened. I will be reposting them.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 13, 2012, 11:04:36 AM
Here are that pics that somehow disappeared

6D, f/4, 1/60, iso 800

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 13, 2012, 11:05:49 AM
6D, f/4, 1/50, iso 320

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 13, 2012, 11:07:08 AM
6D, f/4, 1/100, iso 2500

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 13, 2012, 11:08:22 AM
This next shot was taken with the 6D handheld night scene mode.  Unfortunately the clock is over exposed.
6D, f/5.6, 1/15, iso 6400

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Calgary Canon Guy on December 13, 2012, 11:28:38 AM
I just picked up the kit on Monday and I haven't seen what it is capable of doing because I have had very little time to play with it but it sure feels and looks nice so far. It's nice to see how good cameras are performing right out of the box. I cannot imagine in 5 years where we will be with digital photography!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Beautor on December 13, 2012, 02:18:52 PM
Thanks for posting pictures. I'm seriously considering a 6D as an upgrade from my 40D, and to compliment my 60D, and users actual experience and feedback really helps a lot.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 13, 2012, 04:10:02 PM
6D
f/4.5
1/30
iso 10 000

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on December 13, 2012, 10:52:58 PM
Is it me or I see lots of DR? :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 13, 2012, 11:30:57 PM
Is it me or I see lots of DR? :)

Straight out of camera.  Untouched  :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 13, 2012, 11:36:27 PM
Got caught in brief snowfall.  Some snow got on the lens which is visible.

6D
f/4.5
1/30
iso 1600


Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Area256 on December 14, 2012, 12:39:25 AM
Just fooling around with the camera so far.  Will have better images once I have a bit more time to actually put in some effort into getting good shots.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8082/8270261661_534ecfc11d_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/area256/8270261661/)
Day 176: Farewell 60D (http://www.flickr.com/photos/area256/8270261661/#) by Area256 (http://www.flickr.com/people/area256/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8342/8270266251_b878c71e76_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/area256/8270266251/)
Day 174: The lens cap shot (http://www.flickr.com/photos/area256/8270266251/#) by Area256 (http://www.flickr.com/people/area256/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Area256 on December 14, 2012, 04:30:23 PM
Finally got out to take an actual serious shot with my 6D.  This camera rocks for self-portraits!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8502/8272366613_2678d470eb_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/area256/8272366613/)
Day 179: The self-portrait artist's dream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/area256/8272366613/#) by Area256 (http://www.flickr.com/people/area256/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 14, 2012, 10:33:00 PM
Finally got out to take an actual serious shot with my 6D.  This camera rocks for self-portraits!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8502/8272366613_2678d470eb_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/area256/8272366613/)
Day 179: The self-portrait artist's dream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/area256/8272366613/#) by Area256 (http://www.flickr.com/people/area256/), on Flickr

I totally agree.  Looking good.  Hope to see more.  I know there are some playing around with the 6D right now seeing what its capable of

I know there are many who are interested in knowing how it performs in low light.  Here is one straight out of the camera at iso 12800.  No way could I achieve this with my rebel T1i.

6D
f/5.6
1/100
iso 12800



Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jonathan Johansson on December 28, 2012, 06:50:53 AM
One of the first images from my new 6D and 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM.

(http://obj.fotosidan.se/obj/photo/a1/a1a34cb2d3bb4a62a328666f1eb2657a.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 28, 2012, 02:13:50 PM
For those who own a 6D, we know it takes great pictures in all lightning conditions.  The concern is the focus.  Here is one I took tracking a sea gull.  I panned and clicked once.  First shot came out fine.

6D, 70-300 L, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec, iso 1000




Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: captainkanji on December 29, 2012, 10:42:15 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8211/8323103045_df77b492a8_c.jpg)
1/80, f/4, ISO 3200, 70mm

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8494/8290244230_e1b08cb23d_b.jpg)
1/125, f/4, ISO 6400, 200mm

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8498/8324161314_d9d949d201_b.jpg)
1/640, f/4, ISO 800, 135mm
 ;D
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 29, 2012, 10:54:52 PM
Canada Goose

(http://www.pixeltrot.com/img/s1/v48/p1356147684-5.jpg)
f/5.6, 1/200, iso 100




(http://www.pixeltrot.com/img/s2/v52/p1356147708-5.jpg)
f/5, 1/250, iso 500

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 29, 2012, 11:01:06 PM
I like the middle one captainkanji
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Area256 on December 29, 2012, 11:33:16 PM
Did some serious landscape work in BC last week.  These have been fairly heavily edited, but hopefully they will give an idea of what can be done with the files from this camera.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8083/8323039867_6d3a19e57a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/area256/8323039867/)
Christmas Eve Light (crop) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/area256/8323039867/#) by Area256 (http://www.flickr.com/people/area256/), on Flickr


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8078/8323664685_7b4f763ce7_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/area256/8323664685/)
Day 192: Vancouver Dawn (http://www.flickr.com/photos/area256/8323664685/#) by Area256 (http://www.flickr.com/people/area256/), on Flickr


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8079/8323665403_4bec453b45_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/area256/8323665403/)
Orange Mist (http://www.flickr.com/photos/area256/8323665403/#) by Area256 (http://www.flickr.com/people/area256/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 29, 2012, 11:42:47 PM
Quote
Did some serious landscape work in BC last week.  These have been fairly heavily edited, but hopefully they will give an idea of what can be done with the files from this camera.

Love them.  :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jonathan Johansson on January 01, 2013, 06:29:19 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8224/8334746809_e37182e872_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathanjphoto/8334746809/)
Hamburgö (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathanjphoto/8334746809/#) by Jonathan Johansson (http://www.flickr.com/people/jonathanjphoto/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8214/8335800950_41fcf8eba1_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathanjphoto/8335800950/)
Hamburgö (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathanjphoto/8335800950/#) by Jonathan Johansson (http://www.flickr.com/people/jonathanjphoto/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: azizjhn on January 03, 2013, 04:32:43 PM
Some little tests
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: azizjhn on January 03, 2013, 04:34:13 PM
Nice Details
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: BlueMixWhite on January 13, 2013, 09:24:28 AM
Here my take during a wedding. Settings: 1/40 ƒ/18 ISO 100 24mm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8231/8375718159_eb505dd463_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluemixwhite/8375718159/)
Merz (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluemixwhite/8375718159/#) by adrlow (http://www.flickr.com/people/bluemixwhite/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: BlueMixWhite on January 13, 2013, 09:26:24 AM
Another shot....Settings: 1/40 ƒ/18 ISO100 36mm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8496/8376794510_058b42ed5d_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluemixwhite/8376794510/)
Audi TT (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluemixwhite/8376794510/#) by adrlow (http://www.flickr.com/people/bluemixwhite/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Vivid Color on January 13, 2013, 11:37:55 AM
The first photo is one I took through my hotel window of the San Diego skyline about 6:30 am, handheld with my 6D and 24-105L lens at ISO 25600. The 2nd one is after I played around with the original file in iPhoto.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on February 01, 2013, 10:02:08 AM
Single RAW file, processed, but only in LR4:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8096/8432840692_d4cbdcc021_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8432840692/)
Road to Perdition (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8432840692/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8492/8430092054_e0d4283eab_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8430092054/)
River Rampage (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8430092054/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8236/8427301420_ea3411f2f4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8427301420/)
As the Snow Falls (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8427301420/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Using the remote app for the iPad:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8511/8411375892_c52ba019db_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8411375892/)
Hello, New Friend... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8411375892/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

The final attached shot is just a quick test shot, in my office (CFL lights) of my daughter at ISO 12800 - high IS images are very impressive!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on February 01, 2013, 10:05:37 AM
Here's a shot I shared on another thread - this is ISO 1000, using only natural light and no processing other than pulling open the shadows a bit in LR.  It looks ISO 200 at most!

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TheBadger on February 28, 2013, 11:29:52 PM
I'm quite impressed with these samples!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on March 01, 2013, 08:27:33 AM
Here's a shot taken with the Tamron 24-70 VC and a 6D, handheld, with a slow shutter speed to capture the movement of the snow (1/15th second).  Great camera, great lens combo.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8107/8518747224_65b22de490.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8518747224/)
Natural Texture (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8518747224/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: toodamnice on March 01, 2013, 02:25:04 PM
Long's Peak in Colorado...
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8370/8505882224_ee6334e8dc_c.jpg)
Canon 6D with EF 70-200 f4L shot at 200mm, f10, 1/400, iso 100

Denver Skyline...
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8093/8504711263_a7124396b4_c.jpg)
Canon 6D with EF 70-200 f4L shot at 81mm, f8, .6, iso 1600

I really love this camera. I cannot wait to use it to storm chase this year. I am grateful for all the good advice I got on this forum before I made my purchase. I was torn between the 5DmkII, 5DmkIII and the 6D. I think for me I made the right choice.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on March 30, 2013, 03:21:26 PM
Just rented a 6d to give it a test and see if it could be a worthy backup body to the 5d3.  Will post more thoughts on it later, but here is an extremely low light test - Lens - 50mm 1.4 at 1.4 --- 1/50th, ISO 25,600
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on March 31, 2013, 09:38:58 AM
Here's a recent one that shows the nice dynamic range (smooth transition from shadow to bright parts of the image)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8533/8606252934_1ea6689de1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8606252934/)
Resurrection (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8606252934/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on April 04, 2013, 07:21:52 PM
here's a variety of 6d images shot in various conditions.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on April 04, 2013, 07:26:25 PM
and a few more...

Overall I like the 6d.  It's an impressive little camera, fun to shoot with.  The AF wasn't as bad as I had thought it would be.  the images stack up nicely to ones from my 5d3. 

One thing that annoyed me, the ISO button is not in the same place as the 5d3.  Why??????  that's just silly.  Shooting the past few days with my 5d3, I found myself hitting the wrong button to change ISO because I got a little too used to it being in a different spot!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 06, 2013, 08:04:03 AM
I did a series last night using an ND64x while standing out on a (still) frozen river.  I am slowly building up filters in the 82mm and am considering whether to move some of my 77mm filters and just use a step up ring.  Anyway, this shot is the result of three bracketed exposures hand-blended using luminosity masks.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8546/8623517551_f7277aa45e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8623517551/)
Still Winter, Still Beautiful (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8623517551/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Sporgon on April 06, 2013, 08:13:06 AM
I did a series last night using an ND64x while standing out on a (still) frozen river.  I am slowly building up filters in the 82mm and am considering whether to move some of my 77mm filters and just use a step up ring.  Anyway, this shot is the result of three bracketed exposures hand-blended using luminosity masks.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8546/8623517551_f7277aa45e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8623517551/)
Still Winter, Still Beautiful (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8623517551/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Were you shooting from a tripod or handheld ?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 06, 2013, 08:45:42 AM
I did a series last night using an ND64x while standing out on a (still) frozen river.  I am slowly building up filters in the 82mm and am considering whether to move some of my 77mm filters and just use a step up ring.  Anyway, this shot is the result of three bracketed exposures hand-blended using luminosity masks.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8546/8623517551_f7277aa45e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8623517551/)
Still Winter, Still Beautiful (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8623517551/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Were you shooting from a tripod or handheld ?

This series was shot off a tripod.  It would be pretty much impossible to shoot this series handheld.  The long exposure here (for the highlights) is 30 seconds.  The wind was blowing across that ice and I probably wouldn't have been the steadiest anyway!!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Max ☢ on April 06, 2013, 11:29:34 AM
Hi,

This thread is a very nice idea. A couple weeks ago I replaced my ageing 450D (EF-S 18-200 + EF-S 17-55/2.8IS) by a 6D + EF 25-105L and ... wow, what a difference! Color, dynamic range, high-ISO performances and image quality are so much better that I feel again that I am clearly the main limiting factor to achieving better shots. Below are a few samples from my first field trials last week in Blois, near Orleans (France).

1/1250s, ƒ/5, ISO 100, 105 mm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8525/8617982308_3b7bd2626d_c.jpg)

1/13s, ƒ/4, ISO 12800, 24 mm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8242/8617966288_6c1d45e4a0_c.jpg)

1/8s, ƒ/4, ISO 12800, 24 mm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8257/8614897242_160e0c74be_c.jpg)

1/8s, ƒ/4, ISO 12800, 24 mm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8537/8613774495_6bbb7edfc4_c.jpg)

All the night shots were taken handheld, a habit (some would call it a bad one, but not everyone like carrying 10 kg of equipment around) I caught while using the EF-S 17-55/2.8IS. The 24-105 L clearly shows its limitations as I had to use a high ISO setting in order to limit blur, but the image quality suffered quite a bit in the process. Don't get me wrong, I think the 6D has some really outstanding low-light performances, but for the sake of e.g. dynamic range, noise, sharpness etc it is still better to reduce ISO whenever possible. For instance, I found that the built-in noise reduction processing considerably reduces the finesse of image features.

To solve this particular issue I acquired an EF 35mm ƒ/2.0 IS USM yesterday for low light works. This glass should provide me with a 2.5-3 stop advantage over the 24-105L due to the combined extra stops gained from the better IS and the larger aperture. I’ll see in the next few weeks how the pair handles, and from my first tests I definitely have great expectations.  8)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 06, 2013, 01:58:42 PM
Hi,

This thread is a very nice idea. A couple weeks ago I replaced my ageing 450D (EF-S 18-200 + EF-S 17-55/2.8IS) by a 6D + EF 25-105L and ... wow, what a difference! Color, dynamic range, high-ISO performances and image quality are so much better that I feel again that I am clearly the main limiting factor to achieving better shots. Below are a few samples from my first field trials last week in Blois, near Orleans (France).

1/1250s, ƒ/5, ISO 100, 105 mm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8525/8617982308_3b7bd2626d_c.jpg)

1/13s, ƒ/4, ISO 12800, 24 mm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8242/8617966288_6c1d45e4a0_c.jpg)

1/8s, ƒ/4, ISO 12800, 24 mm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8257/8614897242_160e0c74be_c.jpg)

1/8s, ƒ/4, ISO 12800, 24 mm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8537/8613774495_6bbb7edfc4_c.jpg)

All the night shots were taken handheld, a habit (some would call it a bad one, but not everyone like carrying 10 kg of equipment around) I caught while using the EF-S 17-55/2.8IS. The 24-105 L clearly shows its limitations as I had to use a high ISO setting in order to limit blur, but the image quality suffered quite a bit in the process. Don't get me wrong, I think the 6D has some really outstanding low-light performances, but for the sake of e.g. dynamic range, noise, sharpness etc it is still better to reduce ISO whenever possible. For instance, I found that the built-in noise reduction processing considerably reduces the finesse of image features.

To solve this particular issue I acquired an EF 35mm ƒ/2.0 IS USM yesterday for low light works. This glass should provide me with a 2.5-3 stop advantage over the 24-105L due to the combined extra stops gained from the better IS and the larger aperture. I’ll see in the next few weeks how the pair handles, and from my first tests I definitely have great expectations.  8)

I am really anxious to hear about (and see) your results from that lens.  I am debating between it and the new Sigma.  I haven't really been impressed with the quality (softness) of the bokeh from the Sigma, but there are so few images out there with the 35mm f/2 IS to compare with.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: toodamnice on April 06, 2013, 07:23:57 PM
These shots are from the Palm Sunday Snowstorm in Riverside Park near Springfield, IL.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8519/8597133748_dcb82d7fd4_c.jpg)
EF 16-28 f2.8L II - 29mm 1/160 f8 iso100 +1/3 EV

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8373/8587888704_157a82e864_c.jpg)
EF 16-28 f2.8L II - 35mm 1/200 f8 iso100 +1/3 EV

What do you think? It was after this shoot that I determined there was an issue with this lens at the wide end. I get it back from Canon next week.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Max ☢ on April 07, 2013, 03:52:47 AM
I am really anxious to hear about (and see) your results from that lens.  I am debating between it and the new Sigma.  I haven't really been impressed with the quality (softness) of the bokeh from the Sigma, but there are so few images out there with the 35mm f/2 IS to compare with.
Indeed, there are not many picture samples from the EF 35 ƒ/2.0 IS USM out there - the Flickr group dedicated to this lens hosts less than a hundred shots (i.e. see here (http://www.flickr.com/groups/canon35mm_is_usm/)) but this nevertheless gives you an idea about the renditions possible with this glass. In my search for a fast lens I also considered the Sigma 35 ƒ/1.4, but its lack of IS and the intrinsically short DoF at ƒ/1.4 played against it. I eventually picked the Canon EF 35 ƒ/2.0 IS USM because of its 3 stop advantage over the Siggy for handheld low-light works (for static subjects, that is). Moreover, I find its combination with the 6D much less conspicuous, which is an advantage for nighttime street photography in order to keep a low profile.

another sample with the 24-105L @ 1/30s, ƒ/8, ISO 100, 24 mm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8400/8626153547_800591fea7_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 07, 2013, 09:01:49 AM
These shots are from the Palm Sunday Snowstorm in Riverside Park near Springfield, IL.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8519/8597133748_dcb82d7fd4_c.jpg)
EF 16-28 f2.8L II - 29mm 1/160 f8 iso100 +1/3 EV

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8373/8587888704_157a82e864_c.jpg)
EF 16-28 f2.8L II - 35mm 1/200 f8 iso100 +1/3 EV

What do you think? It was after this shoot that I determined there was an issue with this lens at the wide end. I get it back from Canon next week.

Really like the contrast on the first image.  Has a great, high key type of feel.  I shoot in the snow a lot, so I know that nailing that look can be a bit of a challenge.  Nicely done!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: toodamnice on April 07, 2013, 10:07:56 AM
Thanks Dustin... Your work with the 6D is incredible. I am still very much a rookie so encouraging words from someone as talented as you is real nice. Thanks as well for the great review your wrote about the 6D.

Chris
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Pag on April 07, 2013, 10:53:19 AM
Here are a few shots I took recently with my 6D in Québec City. A few of those shots were taken using the wifi function -- very useful for some types of shots.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8122/8625213811_57d3e3dc47_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/8625213811/)
Église Notre-Dame des Victoires, Québec (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/8625213811/#) by pagarneau (http://www.flickr.com/people/pagarneau/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8244/8569686287_3098b47cae_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/8569686287/)
Last Days of Winter / Derniers Jours d'Hiver (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/8569686287/#) by pagarneau (http://www.flickr.com/people/pagarneau/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8090/8569686411_09bfe6fd68_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/8569686411/)
Last Days of Winter / Derniers Jours d'Hiver (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/8569686411/#) by pagarneau (http://www.flickr.com/people/pagarneau/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8246/8472718296_d5d2d5b665_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/8472718296/)
Rei Ayanami (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/8472718296/#) by pagarneau (http://www.flickr.com/people/pagarneau/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8508/8449252894_938e20a6c0_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/8449252894/)
Winter in Québec City (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/8449252894/#) by pagarneau (http://www.flickr.com/people/pagarneau/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Leafz66 on April 07, 2013, 12:14:33 PM
Shot at the end of January at the local conservation area.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gordophotos/8626862941/#in/photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gordophotos/8626862941/#in/photostream)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: PhotographerJim on April 07, 2013, 12:24:38 PM
I did a series last night using an ND64x while standing out on a (still) frozen river.  I am slowly building up filters in the 82mm and am considering whether to move some of my 77mm filters and just use a step up ring.  Anyway, this shot is the result of three bracketed exposures hand-blended using luminosity masks.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8546/8623517551_f7277aa45e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8623517551/)
Still Winter, Still Beautiful (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8623517551/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Wow, good shot!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 07, 2013, 12:50:03 PM
Thanks for the nice feedback.  Here's one that shows the excellent shadow recovery from 6D files.  I shot into the sun and tried to leave some room in the highlights to work with the sky.  The whole facade of the monument was really underexposed as a result.  I was able to bring it back in a remarkable way.  There is some chroma noise in the shadows that I could work to reduce, but no banding.  The chroma noise is really only visible at 100%, anyway.  Single RAW file

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8244/8627890578_c0013f8edc_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8627890578/)
Monumental (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8627890578/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 07, 2013, 12:51:50 PM
I did a series...
Wow, good shot!

Thanks, Jim
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: dexstrose on April 07, 2013, 02:20:41 PM
Trying to get the hang of back button focusing. 1/750th f4 24-105, iso 400, ai servo


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8259/8628928138_7180906c0c_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Sporgon on April 07, 2013, 04:53:24 PM
Trying to get the hang of back button focusing. 1/750th f4 24-105, iso 400, ai servo


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8259/8628928138_7180906c0c_z.jpg)

Looks like you just have  ;)

Now where was that thread about 6D AF being unimpressive  ;D



Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on April 10, 2013, 05:57:53 AM
Hi All,

This is a first post and I'm new to DSLRs.  I'm retired and have been drawn back into photography by a friend as of a year ago.  I bought a Nikon D5100 and a AF-S 70-300 VR and got lots of pretty cool shots of wildlife over the last year.  Enough to have become very enthused and as a result the two of us started talking about what we wished we had.  Having owned Canon - an F1 and three lenses way back, I always was pro-Canon and so in February I bought the 6D (saving money for glass wrt the 5D3) and the 24-70 F4 (wanted some limited macro capability) and the 300 F2.8 II with 1.4X and 2X III extenders.  I'm passing my Nikon gear to my daughter.

After playing for about a month I have been rather disappointed in the results I've been getting with the 300 and so I've sent the body, 300, 1.4X and 2X in for a warranty checkup (sure hope they're back for our birding season).  I'd really like to get some feedback on my results from those who have experience with this lens combo and preferably the 6D to help me judge what's up.  There isn't a huge amount to photograph in the depth of winter so I don't have a lot to post but I'll start with this one.  I'm hoping some kind folk who own the 300 may be able to interact with me off the forum to evaluate a few shots.  I'm not very familiar with the rules and procedures of the forum so some feedback in that regard would be appreciated (what size photos to post, info to include etc.)

I do like the camera and am very happy with the remote shooting capabilites I now have (that was not a gimmick or useless for me and swayed me away from the 5D3 for the dollar).  I love the high ISO and low light capability too.

However, I am now kind of watching and wondering if a 7D Mk II wouldn't be a nice addition some day soon as I miss the crop sensor reach with the 300.

Thanks in advance for your advice and feedback.

Jack, Alberta, Canada

6D  300 F2.8 X2  1/1600 F5.6 ISO 400 Tried to post 2.2 MB file but it said it was too big??
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 10, 2013, 07:56:00 AM
Hi All,

This is a first post and I'm new to DSLRs.  I'm retired and have been drawn back into photography by a friend as of a year ago.  I bought a Nikon D5100 and a AF-S 70-300 VR and got lots of pretty cool shots of wildlife over the last year.  Enough to have become very enthused and as a result the two of us started talking about what we wished we had.  Having owned Canon - an F1 and three lenses way back, I always was pro-Canon and so in February I bought the 6D (saving money for glass wrt the 5D3) and the 24-70 F4 (wanted some limited macro capability) and the 300 F2.8 II with 1.4X and 2X III extenders.  I'm passing my Nikon gear to my daughter.

After playing for about a month I have been rather disappointed in the results I've been getting with the 300 and so I've sent the body, 300, 1.4X and 2X in for a warranty checkup (sure hope they're back for our birding season).  I'd really like to get some feedback on my results from those who have experience with this lens combo and preferably the 6D to help me judge what's up.  There isn't a huge amount to photograph in the depth of winter so I don't have a lot to post but I'll start with this one.  I'm hoping some kind folk who own the 300 may be able to interact with me off the forum to evaluate a few shots.  I'm not very familiar with the rules and procedures of the forum so some feedback in that regard would be appreciated (what size photos to post, info to include etc.)

I do like the camera and am very happy with the remote shooting capabilites I now have (that was not a gimmick or useless for me and swayed me away from the 5D3 for the dollar).  I love the high ISO and low light capability too.

However, I am now kind of watching and wondering if a 7D Mk II wouldn't be a nice addition some day soon as I miss the crop sensor reach with the 300.

Thanks in advance for your advice and feedback.

Jack, Alberta, Canada

6D  300 F2.8 X2  1/1600 F5.6 ISO 400 Tried to post 2.2 MB file but it said it was too big??

Jack, have you tried doing an AFMA on your 300?  That lens is considered to be one of the optically best lenses ever, so you should be able to dial it in to where it blows your socks off.  I haven't used the lens personally, but have read nothing but good about it.  Your image is nice (great background blur), although I think I can see what you mean about critical sharpness.  It is probably more obvious in a big image.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Delish on April 10, 2013, 09:04:30 AM
Hi All,

This is a first post and I'm new to DSLRs.  I'm retired and have been drawn back into photography by a friend as of a year ago.  I bought a Nikon D5100 and a AF-S 70-300 VR and got lots of pretty cool shots of wildlife over the last year.  Enough to have become very enthused and as a result the two of us started talking about what we wished we had.  Having owned Canon - an F1 and three lenses way back, I always was pro-Canon and so in February I bought the 6D (saving money for glass wrt the 5D3) and the 24-70 F4 (wanted some limited macro capability) and the 300 F2.8 II with 1.4X and 2X III extenders.  I'm passing my Nikon gear to my daughter.

After playing for about a month I have been rather disappointed in the results I've been getting with the 300 and so I've sent the body, 300, 1.4X and 2X in for a warranty checkup (sure hope they're back for our birding season).  I'd really like to get some feedback on my results from those who have experience with this lens combo and preferably the 6D to help me judge what's up.  There isn't a huge amount to photograph in the depth of winter so I don't have a lot to post but I'll start with this one.  I'm hoping some kind folk who own the 300 may be able to interact with me off the forum to evaluate a few shots.  I'm not very familiar with the rules and procedures of the forum so some feedback in that regard would be appreciated (what size photos to post, info to include etc.)

I do like the camera and am very happy with the remote shooting capabilites I now have (that was not a gimmick or useless for me and swayed me away from the 5D3 for the dollar).  I love the high ISO and low light capability too.

However, I am now kind of watching and wondering if a 7D Mk II wouldn't be a nice addition some day soon as I miss the crop sensor reach with the 300.

Thanks in advance for your advice and feedback.

Jack, Alberta, Canada

6D  300 F2.8 X2  1/1600 F5.6 ISO 400 Tried to post 2.2 MB file but it said it was too big??

Hi, a few things to remember with longer lenses.
Shooting with longer lenses do require proper technique to get sharp images, tuck elbows into your body, and press camera firm towards your face when handholding, breathing etc.
Shooting through other glass (windows, car windscreen) will very often produce soft images, this seems to get worse with larger the front element of the lens is.

That said, we use a 300 2.8 IS II with 2x III converter on a 5dIII/1DIV for birds with great results.
Sharpness of the 300 2.8 IS II with 2x seems close to our 500 4 IS II with 1.4x.

best regards
Lene, Norway
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 10, 2013, 09:14:09 AM
6D was a great travel companion on a recent trip that included Washington, D.C..  The weight is great, IQ is awesome.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8107/8637688158_ca7ac5ae6a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8637688158/)
Renovating History (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8637688158/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on April 10, 2013, 02:35:23 PM
Hi and thanks for the feedback.  I'm having trouble coming up to speed with this forum.  For example I tried to edit my profile - no luck.  The whole thing feels awkward because I don't have much experience and am an older person not quite as computer literate as some.  So, before getting more engaged could someone help fill me in a little.  I did go to the help page and understand what it points out.  How do I tell if a file is too big - I tried to post a 2.2MB file and it was rejected (how do you ensure the picture posted is the best it can be?).  When browsing to select a file I right clicked to see its properties and IE crashed.  How do you guys post your camera/lens info separate from the text .... etc.  A little frustrated at the moment (:>)

Here's another 6D sample. 300 F2.8 II @ F6.3 1/320 ISO 2000

BTW I did tweak the AFMA but found the repeatability of evaluation to wander (used a tripod and a 45 degree test board - can post some samples)

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on April 10, 2013, 03:33:22 PM
Hi Again, relating to my disappointment with the 6D/300 2.8 II lens combo.  Here's a test shot at about 47 feet on a tripod.  I tried hard to square everything up etc.  This was used to interact with Canon prior to sending the equipment in for evaluation and it resulted in the suggestion of sending the lens/es in (I sure hope it's lacking because I have not been satisfied with this expensive lens - believe me I'm not a rich person!).  I used the setup to play with AFMA and ended up at + settings but it was hard to really replicate results.

6D 300F2.8 X1.4 III 1/800 F4 ISO 100 +.7 exp 420mm   At 45 degrees 1.4" on the scale would be 1"

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on April 10, 2013, 07:30:55 PM
Here's another shot - about all that seems to be alive around here now other than magpies  I'm not thrilled with this as I've been saying although it's cute so people like it.  Any thoughts about what I'm getting for sharpness and focus.  Spot metered and center focused on the eye but it displays as being on his left ear.  I have trouble with just where it is but I lack experience.  Don't worry about negative comments - that's what I need to hear to learn and improve. 

These are untouched.  6D 300F2.8 X2 III  1/1000 F5.6 ISO 250 AI Servo AF +2/3 exp

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on April 10, 2013, 07:50:02 PM
This might be more useful for focus evaluation feedback.  The focus was on the "eye"

6D  300F2.8 X2  1/1250 F5.6 ISO 2500 +2/3 exp  no cropping

Nothing like having a brand new toy and being desparate to find something interesting  ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on April 10, 2013, 08:24:18 PM
Hi All,

For comparison here's my 6D with the cheapy 70-300 F5.6 non-L lens at 300mm.

6D  70-300 @300 1/250 F11 ISO 400

This lens was $400 on sale and for the price it's obviously respectable.  While the 300 F2.8 was nearly $7k, any wonder I'm concerned.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 10, 2013, 08:59:58 PM
Hi All,

For comparison here's my 6D with the cheapy 70-300 F5.6 non-L lens at 300mm.

6D  70-300 @300 1/250 F11 ISO 400

This lens was $400 on sale and for the price it's obviously respectable.  While the 300 F2.8 was nearly $7k, any wonder I'm concerned.

Jack

Ouch.  Something is definitely not right there, Jack.  Here's what I get out of my 70-300L on a 6D.  This is a 100% crop.  The good news is that if you send it to Canon then will calibrate the lens and camera.  That is probably your best bet at this point.

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Renegade Runner on April 10, 2013, 10:43:25 PM
A mute swan and some geese
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Erikerodri on April 10, 2013, 11:04:48 PM
I took these with my 6D. i'm still getting the hang of everything and still learning but here are a few shots I am happy with. These were taken with my 6D and tamron sp24-70 combo. Let me know what you guys think

EDIT:
actually the very last one of the cat was shot with a sigma 70-200 f 2.8 os lens. the other 2 were tamron
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on April 11, 2013, 04:13:46 AM
Here are three unaltered tripod shots of a recent full moon with the 300F2.8 bare and with both extenders.  It seems the resolution doesn't improve with the extenders, just a bigger subject.  These were focused in live view using WiFi about as carefully as humanly possible on a 24" computer screen and I also played with exposure at the same time to try to extract the maximum detail.  All were greater than 1/1000 shutter speed and wide open.

I just couldn't accept the results were up to snuff but I only have my Nikon D5100, 70-300 to use as comparison of moon shots and these ones weren't that much better.  What do you guys think?

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on April 11, 2013, 04:31:56 AM
Here are three unaltered tripod shots of a recent full moon with the 300F2.8 bare and with both extenders.  It seems the resolution doesn't improve with the extenders, just a bigger subject.  These were focused in live view using WiFi about as carefully as humanly possible on a 24" computer screen and I also played with exposure at the same time to try to extract the maximum detail.  All were greater than 1/1000 shutter speed and wide open.

I just couldn't accept the results were up to snuff but I only have my Nikon D5100, 70-300 to use as comparison of moon shots and these ones weren't that much better.  What do you guys think?

Jack
Two things from my perspective:
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Delish on April 11, 2013, 06:42:46 AM
Here are three unaltered tripod shots of a recent full moon with the 300F2.8 bare and with both extenders.  It seems the resolution doesn't improve with the extenders, just a bigger subject.  These were focused in live view using WiFi about as carefully as humanly possible on a 24" computer screen and I also played with exposure at the same time to try to extract the maximum detail.  All were greater than 1/1000 shutter speed and wide open.

I just couldn't accept the results were up to snuff but I only have my Nikon D5100, 70-300 to use as comparison of moon shots and these ones weren't that much better.  What do you guys think?

Jack

Jack, how did you perform afma? Remember that you need to perform one for the bare lens, one with 1.4x and one with the 2x, they can differ quite a bit.
Looking at your 300X1.4_Test_47_feetResized.jpg remember the size of your center AF point is quite big, much larger than the square in your viewfinder, so for afma you need a setup that guaranties that the AF hits the right(intended) target every time. It is helpful if your AF target is parallel to you sensor.

Here is a good read, link http://www.the-digital-picture.com/photography-tips/AF-Microadjustment-Tips.aspx (http://www.the-digital-picture.com/photography-tips/AF-Microadjustment-Tips.aspx)

Lene
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 11, 2013, 11:00:45 AM
Here's another landscape shot with the 6D (and 17-40L).  More snow on the way - UGGGHH!!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8399/8639527339_a6a8beb305_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8639527339/)
A (Reluctant) Celebration of Snow (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8639527339/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 11, 2013, 11:06:33 AM
A mute swan and some geese

Some nice shots with great timing!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on April 11, 2013, 11:33:57 AM
Thanks RPT,

Here's what has happened from my perspective.  While I appreciate and value the feedback regarding improving technique and processing and all that, and I need to learn an awful lot, I've gotten very distracted by the fact that my hardware seemed to be selling me short.

This is partly because it was only due to some inheritance that I could ever have dreamed of buying this level of equipment and there are/were other higher priorities.  Unlike some in my shoes, my wife actually pressed me to make the purchase, practically insisting I get the 5D3.  The 6D saved $$ on the 5D3 that went into the 24-70 F4 since I backed away from that beautiful 100 macro.  I had visited the store I purchased from, testing these things out extensively, especially the 300F2.8 and extenders and both my much more experienced friend and myself were not that impressed (he's going to make a purchase very similar to mine and shoots with a couple a D300's presently). 

After the purchase I actually returned the first 6D/24-70 kit for a second after shooting test shots like crazy that week.  The 300 of course was thrilling me because we all know it's not trash but that nagging remained that I wasn't getting what I should.  Through extensive emails with Canon Canada a very nice representative by the name of Mike suggested I ship the stuff in, which I immediately did, adding a CD of some shots and an impassioned plea that they address my concerns.

And now I am going nuts worrying that they might do the bare minimum and I'll be stuck.  I fully agree that high level photography is an art that depends on the shooter, not the equipment and I'm not interested in bragging about equipment or bettering others because of it.  It's just that I'm one of those people who has been raised to always "do your very best" and I fuss way too much about such things.

Cropping is of course something I've been doing for a year and one of the reasons I hoped for a 600mm reach for birds in particular, compared to my Nikon D5100/70-300, 450 field of view.  I've left photos untouched thinking that would give you folk a better idea of what I was dealing with.  At the photo shop I did shots with the D5100 and compared to the 6D and there wasn't a huge difference.  Then I read everything I could get my hands on regarding crop sensors and apparent reach and pisel pitch and realized that regarding resolution of detail 18 MP crop and 20 MP full frame are pretty similar.  That's not to equate the IQ in general since the 6D is obviously a step up.  Of course this led to pixel peeping and reading all the D800 reviews and all that fretting and fussing and here I am on this forum continuing!! 

Not to mention birds arriving for spring and the pending lake thaw that will see me out on the water with the ........ oops, I may be out with the used 40D I just got for $200 and my 70-300 F4-5.6 IS, which is right back to the D5100 realm I was leaving behind.  Canon claims a 10 day turnaround so maybe there is still hope (I've allowed 1 month and am working on a tree mount tripod setup etc., trying to use my time to advantage).  So that's the whole nine yards and why I'm anxious for feedback from others who have the same equipment.

Sorry for this getting so long.  :-[

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on April 11, 2013, 12:14:31 PM
Thanks Delish,

A few posts back I included the test setup shot but it didn’t display fully on this forum.  However, I checked and the original photo is visible if you click on the incomplete forum photo.  I shot many samples at ISO 100 and even repeated using WiFi remote release while viewing enlarged on my computer.  I tried many AFMA settings and found that I needed +ve adjustment for all three  - 300, 300X1.4 and 300X2.  I spent a whole day repeating and checking and repeating and .....  I typically get accused of being tooooo fussy.

I ran into some repeatability issues which seemed to imply that the lenses don’t do exactly the same AF all the time so I manually placed the lens at infinity before each test, as suggested.

The test board I made was angled at 45 degrees.  I don’t understand what you mean by parallel to the shutter as that would seem to show no test board.  I had used a laser level to get the height for the shot and had gone directly perpendicular to my house 47 feet while the board was square to the house wall.  The fabric and tape measure on the board provide a fair amount of detail.  Of course I may still be missing something (the Canon rep suggested the camera settings and outdoor higher light so I could use ISO 100). 

Apologies, for my posts starting to go off topic but hopefully these things may interest and help others who may get into the same situation.

I've included a closer resized test shot that shows the board better.  Focus bang on center of Mitutoyo in all my shots.

6D 24-70F4L IS @ 70 F4 1/1000 ISO 100 +2/3 exp one-shot spot metering

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Delish on April 11, 2013, 12:53:06 PM
Thanks Delish,

A few posts back I included the test setup shot but it didn’t display fully on this forum.  However, I checked and the original photo is visible if you click on the incomplete forum photo.  I shot many samples at ISO 100 and even repeated using WiFi remote release while viewing enlarged on my computer.  I tried many AFMA settings and found that I needed +ve adjustment for all three  - 300, 300X1.4 and 300X2.  I spent a whole day repeating and checking and repeating and .....  I typically get accused of being tooooo fussy.

I ran into some repeatability issues which seemed to imply that the lenses don’t do exactly the same AF all the time so I manually placed the lens at infinity before each test, as suggested.

The test board I made was angled at 45 degrees.  I don’t understand what you mean by parallel to the shutter as that would seem to show no test board.  I had used a laser level to get the height for the shot and had gone directly perpendicular to my house 47 feet while the board was square to the house wall.  The fabric and tape measure on the board provide a fair amount of detail.  Of course I may still be missing something (the Canon rep suggested the camera settings and outdoor higher light so I could use ISO 100). 

Apologies, for my posts starting to go off topic but hopefully these things may interest and help others who may get into the same situation.

I've included a closer resized test shot that shows the board better.  Focus bang on center of Mitutoyo in all my shots.

6D 24-70F4L IS @ 70 F4 1/1000 ISO 100 +2/3 exp one-shot spot metering

Jack

There might be a few problems with your setup and testing.
1. There is no way of knowing were you AF will lock onto that target, since everything is at 45 degree with equal contrast along the board.
2. Live mode AF uses contrast detection if not used in "quick mode", where as afma is only affecting phase detection AF, the AF used when not in live view. So if you used regular live mode AF, then there will be issues.

The phase detection AF needs a clean and easy target to hit when doing afma, so you can be sure it hits the same spot each time, this is easiest done by having the target parallel to your sensor. That way if it hits a bit left/right/up/down it will not affect the distance it focuses on. Then you put a ruler/tapeband or something else next to it at a 45 degree, and view were the focus hit.

Lene
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: hsbn on April 11, 2013, 12:53:47 PM
Thanks Delish,

A few posts back I included the test setup shot but it didn’t display fully on this forum.  However, I checked and the original photo is visible if you click on the incomplete forum photo.  I shot many samples at ISO 100 and even repeated using WiFi remote release while viewing enlarged on my computer.  I tried many AFMA settings and found that I needed +ve adjustment for all three  - 300, 300X1.4 and 300X2.  I spent a whole day repeating and checking and repeating and .....  I typically get accused of being tooooo fussy.

I ran into some repeatability issues which seemed to imply that the lenses don’t do exactly the same AF all the time so I manually placed the lens at infinity before each test, as suggested.

The test board I made was angled at 45 degrees.  I don’t understand what you mean by parallel to the shutter as that would seem to show no test board.  I had used a laser level to get the height for the shot and had gone directly perpendicular to my house 47 feet while the board was square to the house wall.  The fabric and tape measure on the board provide a fair amount of detail.  Of course I may still be missing something (the Canon rep suggested the camera settings and outdoor higher light so I could use ISO 100). 

Apologies, for my posts starting to go off topic but hopefully these things may interest and help others who may get into the same situation.

I've included a closer resized test shot that shows the board better.  Focus bang on center of Mitutoyo in all my shots.

6D 24-70F4L IS @ 70 F4 1/1000 ISO 100 +2/3 exp one-shot spot metering

Jack
I didn't read the whole thing but from the photo above it's not accurate way to test or calibrate your lens. Auto focus area is actually bigger than the "square" you see in your viewfinder. So with that setup, there is high contrast area both up and down the ruler that will be inside your camera focus area. Thus, you may think that you lens is off but it may be just "perfect". That is why people use a focus chart that is parallel with the image sensor to avoid this problem.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on April 11, 2013, 02:12:34 PM
Hi Delish and hsbn,

Thanks very much.  My brain wasn't working but your comments have suddenly clicked.  My board has potential to be useful but it needs a definitive and obvious target that the focus will lock onto and this should be vertical (parallel to the sensor).  For example if I cut off the right side of the board and placed a miniature stop sign at the point where I previously thought I was focusing, which was the center of the Mitutoyo script, my camera would definitely lock onto the sign and then I could see what is in focus in front and behind on the 45 degree angled board.  Have I got it?  Ok, that's most helpful, many thanks!

BTW many test shots were done via the viewfinder and only later did I decide to us live mode remote and I believe I did use the Quick mode of EOS Utility.  Also I didn't fully realize that the focus region extended beyond the viewfinder focus square.  How far??

However the issue is not just where my focus lies because the IQ (sharpness etc.) can be evaluated wherever the focus happens to lie on my test board.  So examining the region of sharpest focus assuming a subject has depth, I should still be getting a high quality rendition in that region, right?  This is my main concern because I know AFMA is a minor (important) technicality that can certainly be corrected, but I may still have a soft lens - no??

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 11, 2013, 04:06:06 PM
Hi Delish and hsbn,

Thanks very much.  My brain wasn't working but your comments have suddenly clicked.  My board has potential to be useful but it needs a definitive and obvious target that the focus will lock onto and this should be vertical (parallel to the sensor).  For example if I cut off the right side of the board and placed a miniature stop sign at the point where I previously thought I was focusing, which was the center of the Mitutoyo script, my camera would definitely lock onto the sign and then I could see what is in focus in front and behind on the 45 degree angled board.  Have I got it?  Ok, that's most helpful, many thanks!

BTW many test shots were done via the viewfinder and only later did I decide to us live mode remote and I believe I did use the Quick mode of EOS Utility.  Also I didn't fully realize that the focus region extended beyond the viewfinder focus square.  How far??

However the issue is not just where my focus lies because the IQ (sharpness etc.) can be evaluated wherever the focus happens to lie on my test board.  So examining the region of sharpest focus assuming a subject has depth, I should still be getting a high quality rendition in that region, right?  This is my main concern because I know AFMA is a minor (important) technicality that can certainly be corrected, but I may still have a soft lens - no??

Jack

Jack, what is your result when using Live View focus?  That should be highly accurate with your 6D.  If you aren't getting sharp results with Live View, then I would suspect a problem with either the lens or body.  Is it only this lens/body combo that you have an issue with?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on April 12, 2013, 12:49:11 AM
Dustin, I don't have confidence in the Canon L lenses that I have purchased, perhaps because I have assumed there is greater difference between L and non-L.  Since I shot for a year with the Nikon AF-S 70-300 F 4.5-5.6 VR, I had lots of experience with its IQ on the crop D5100.   I observed that when I shot with the equivalent Canon lens that I bought to have as kick around lens for $400 new, that the results were similar to the Nikon.  I framed an old tractor that sits in my yard using different focal lengths and played around with cropping and so forth and had no issue with that lens.

However, the 24-70 F4 L and more so the 300 F2.8 L II and the extenders III left me feeling kind of sick and that was reinforced as well by my photographer friend as we compared many test shots.  Then I started pixel peeping etc. and ultimately contacted Canon and sent the camera and lenses in.

So, that explains my interest in what others are getting with the 6D and especially with the 300 F2.8L II, which unfortunately not too many seem to own, to be able to give me feedback on my shots.  The three shots of the moon are full resolution and perhaps could be examined by someone who has the same lens to give me an idea on this.

Because the Camera was new and different for me to learn I've been slow getting up to speed.  I only used live view recently when I finally got the WiFi operative and figured out how to use EOS Utility.  It's fantastic since you can focus manually very accurately.  With high magnification though, the moon image was kind of dancing with noise so there was still a small element of error.  Never the less the moon shots represent the very best I could do.

I've seen shots via some forums of wildlife using the 300 that really impressed me and I don't think I'm getting the same??  Before coming here I was blown away by shots on the "anything shot with the 1DS" thread - especially Gary from Utah!!  Anyone that hasn't, really should take a look!

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on April 12, 2013, 03:09:01 AM
Beloved pets and new cameras go together, well at least until the novelty wears off I guess!

6D 300 F2.8 1/250 ISO 400
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Sporgon on April 12, 2013, 05:34:48 AM
@Jack, just to throw in my .02 c worth: if you are struggling with sharpness of your new FF body I would work on trying to sort things out to your satisfaction with a 'normal' focal length in the 35 - 50 region before moving to the 300 f2.8.

A 300mm at f2.8 on a FF is a big change from APS.

I know you originally said you used F-1, so that is FF anyway, but optimising a 300 at 2.8 is very unforgiving.

I presume you have already gone through the really obvious stuff such as sufficient sharpening on the RAW file, or having IS switched off when on tripod etc.

Sorry you've been disappointed so far with your 6D: from what I have seen elsewhere it is a superb camera. In fact at Building Panoramics I think we are going to move onto them from the 5D mk2.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Delish on April 12, 2013, 07:45:51 AM
@Jack
Regarding the images you posted, moon pictures require clean air among other things to get sharp, so its hard to judge those. Your other photos seems to have flat light and that will require more post processing to get the most out of.
You should practice your 300 bare in good light on easy subjects first, were nothing else is in the way for you AF to get fooled, a trip to the local duck pond is good practice.

Lene

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 12, 2013, 09:18:24 AM
I just wanted to say that I love my 6D so much that I have purchased a second one to replaced by 5DII as my second body at event shoots.  Low light performance is so much better, and the fast shutter response and somewhat better AF is critical in those situations.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on April 12, 2013, 02:50:59 PM
Thanks Guys,

While I do know more than the average true "beginner" there is a ton I don't know and that's why this feedback is so valuable.  I have very little experience with post processing so I'll have to but energy in that direction.  I need to improve my technique, especially hand-holding that beautify white lens.  I am not disappointed in the 6D at all, although I do now appreciate that the AF points are not its strong point from my own experimentation.  However, I had read reviews and put-downs about that and went forward quite willing to do some re-composing.  Dustin, I read your review and it was bang on and I've said things like "this camera will be great when we go to Machu Pichu and I get to reshoot what I did years ago with the F1".  I love its size and weight and the 24-70 will be great.

What hit like a ton of bricks was the concern that I spent $7k plus on a lens and two extenders and the results I couldn't describe as night and day better than what I got before, as I've already stated in previous posts.  I love looking at wildlife on my 24" screen and it's great to be able to examine the fine features to see things that the naked eye didn't when the shot was taken.  In other words, I guess I'm very fixated on getting crisp photos with great detail and worried I got a dud lens (the guy behind the lens is a dud but there is hope for fixing that!).  Of course I love the F2.8 DOF and the bokeh and the color rendition.

For reference, here are a few shots from my D5100/AF-S 70-300 that have contributed to my desire to get the 6D, not because what I was getting wasn't rewarding (the last is 6D and at ISO 6400!).  These are from my back yard and I'm close to Elk Island park and can run over there in 10 minutes - good reason to be enthused - right!  I will never knock the 6D, in fact I recommend it, and I won't be reverting to Nikon.  But, I am going nuts worrying I won't get my camera and lens back in time for what's just a few weeks away, and that the lens won't have been fine tuned!  I know: STOP WORRYING.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 16, 2013, 09:14:16 AM
ISO 5000.  Canon 70-300L.  Through glass.  No noise reduction (other than standard RAW conversion) applied.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8249/8655304674_46df7b8d70_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8655304674/)
Golden Lion Tamarin (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8655304674/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

6D's sensor really impresses me.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on April 16, 2013, 05:00:47 PM
Dustin, thanks for sharing the processing information on Flickr relating to this shot.  Which software do you prefer?  Because it was so little money ($40 offer) I bought Corel Paintshop Pro recently and it does have many features. BUT it opens my CR files with a pinkish hue!??

What is your opinion of the 70 -300 L versus non-L.  On sale I bought the non-L for $400 (a no-brainer for my daughter to learn with using the used $200 40D I found).  However, I'm thinking something for travel that's not as big as the 300 2.8. 

Now that my 6D and big lens is off at Canon for evaluation I'm so anxious and impatient I'm even having Nebuchadnezzer type dreams where all manner of birds are flying, including a ring-neck pheasant feeding from someone's hand and I don't have my camera to shot with!  I think I can blame Gary in part for this dream - I'm still in awe/shock at what he produces.

This shot is a "there is absolutely nothing out here today to shoot" test to look at the 300 sharpness and it contributed to me sending the gear in for checkup.

6D 300F2.8 II  2X III  F6.3  1250th  ISO 250

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 18, 2013, 09:12:05 AM
Jack, I have not used the non-L version of the Canon.  I do have (until I sell it), the Tamron 70-300 VC, which is, by almost all accounts, better than the Canon version.  The Tamron is a very impressive lens for the money, but the single biggest difference is the quality of the ooF area.  I find the 70-300L VERY impressive for a small aperture lens.  You deal with a lot of transition zone bokeh with a telephoto, because you are often some distance from your subject.  The 70-300L handles that MUCH better than the Tamron.  It is higher resolution, too.  Here is a cropped in shot with the 6D and 70-300L.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8099/8659626405_9dafebbab2_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8659626405/)
Attitude (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8659626405/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 18, 2013, 09:16:26 AM
Dustin, thanks for sharing the processing information on Flickr relating to this shot.  Which software do you prefer?  Because it was so little money ($40 offer) I bought Corel Paintshop Pro recently and it does have many features. BUT it opens my CR files with a pinkish hue!??

What is your opinion of the 70 -300 L versus non-L.  On sale I bought the non-L for $400 (a no-brainer for my daughter to learn with using the used $200 40D I found).  However, I'm thinking something for travel that's not as big as the 300 2.8. 

Now that my 6D and big lens is off at Canon for evaluation I'm so anxious and impatient I'm even having Nebuchadnezzer type dreams where all manner of birds are flying, including a ring-neck pheasant feeding from someone's hand and I don't have my camera to shot with!  I think I can blame Gary in part for this dream - I'm still in awe/shock at what he produces.

This shot is a "there is absolutely nothing out here today to shoot" test to look at the 300 sharpness and it contributed to me sending the gear in for checkup.

6D 300F2.8 II  2X III  F6.3  1250th  ISO 250

Jack

That image isn't really big enough to pixel peep, but at this magnification it looks pretty good.  You are getting great delineation, obviously, because depth of field at 300mm f/2.8 is definitely small.  The same remains true when you add on the TCs, for while you drop an F-Stop or two, you are still talking about a small depth of field because of the focal length.

If I could own just one piece of editing software, it would be Lightroom.  I also use Photoshop, OnOne Perfect Photo Suite, and Alien Skin Exposure, but with practice you can do so many things effectively and quickly in Lightroom.  The single biggest thing is being able to apply presets at import that can deal with many of your common settings, your metadata, etc...  That's huge!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on April 18, 2013, 11:38:50 AM
Thanks for that good information Dustin.  I'll bide my time and start a thread on the 6D and 300/X1.4/X2 when I get the items back from Canon and have something worth saying and better images to post.

And I hope that's soon because more birds are arriving daily!

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Skulker on April 18, 2013, 01:33:50 PM
Hi All,

For comparison here's my 6D with the cheapy 70-300 F5.6 non-L lens at 300mm.

6D  70-300 @300 1/250 F11 ISO 400

This lens was $400 on sale and for the price it's obviously respectable.  While the 300 F2.8 was nearly $7k, any wonder I'm concerned.

Jack

Jack

You have put up a lot of negative comments about your 300 f2.8 and being unhappy about your purchase of it and the camera.

You may be suffering from expecting that your kit will make up for your inexperience, of course it is quite possible that you have been unlucky and got a poor copy of one of the best lenses made and/or a mismatch with your camera.

Spending lots of money on kit will NOT ensure you take good pictures, trust me I have proved it.

Skulker
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on April 18, 2013, 02:18:01 PM
Thanks Skulker.  I'm truly not a negative personality and I am trying to be realistic in my expectations.  There is no question that the quality of any photograph largely lies with the capability of the photographer and I have lots to learn and perfect, for sure.  It's good to be reminded.

I like everything about the 300 or I wouldn't have forked out roughly $8000 for it and the extenders. That's in principal.  However, both my friend (quite a bit more experienced but not a pro) and I got this funny feeling that it might not be a good copy and at that point, knowing I can't afford to be throwing money around, I started to wish there was some way to confirm yea or nay.

The canon correspondent ultimately felt that it did seem to have an issue and suggested I send it in, which I have done.  When I get it back I'll try to post interesting shots for anyone that's interested to comment on.

At that point I'll know that it is (hopefully) within Canon's specs and I'll forget about fretting and just do my best to create photos that I can be proud of and that will be a positive for Canon's reputation.

In the olden days, I shot extensively with an F1 that never let me down and except for my recent 1 year introduction to DSLRs via the Nikon D5100 and the AF-S 70 -300 VR, I've only ever been Canon.  For the price I'm thrilled with the 6D and I'm pretty pleased with the 24-70F4L IS (I insisted on it for the limited macro capability).  In one year shooting with the Nikon, I got a lot of very nice photographs and I know it's only going to improve with my new gear as I learn to be a better photographer. 

So, for now I'll refrain from further comment and start a thread when the camera and lenses are back.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: PKinDenmark on April 21, 2013, 04:02:51 AM
Hello again.   (I posted this first in the 'small' thread about 6D images - now found the right one, so I repost).

I entered some of the following in another thread, that started out with my questions about choice of 5D mkIII or 6D.  I ended up choosing 6D - and enjoy it much sofar.

I add some samples.
These first two are mainly test-shots. But they both show me lots of promises on what this camera can do.

It resolves and renders delicately (swan's feathers / water surface)
And it does quite a good job regarding focus (I tried a bit of BIF, which is not my regular domain).

Two last samples are some of my favourite motives. (They were entered a few days ago also under the Animals/ Birds-group here in CR.)

All four made using 70-200 mm f/4.0 L IS.

Also I noted that I can go HIGH in ISO - which gives me a lot more flexibility.
And the camera handles near to perfectly for me.

All in all: A giant step forward from my previous 450D / Rebel XSI.

Much more playing / testing / gaining experience to be done - love it.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on April 24, 2013, 03:16:48 PM
I just wanted to say that I love my 6D so much that I have purchased a second one to replaced by 5DII as my second body at event shoots.  Low light performance is so much better, and the fast shutter response and somewhat better AF is critical in those situations.

Happy for you Dustin!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 24, 2013, 06:02:14 PM
Hello again.   (I posted this first in the 'small' thread about 6D images - now found the right one, so I repost).

I entered some of the following in another thread, that started out with my questions about choice of 5D mkIII or 6D.  I ended up choosing 6D - and enjoy it much sofar.

I add some samples.
These first two are mainly test-shots. But they both show me lots of promises on what this camera can do.

It resolves and renders delicately (swan's feathers / water surface)
And it does quite a good job regarding focus (I tried a bit of BIF, which is not my regular domain).

Two last samples are some of my favourite motives. (They were entered a few days ago also under the Animals/ Birds-group here in CR.)

All four made using 70-200 mm f/4.0 L IS.

Also I noted that I can go HIGH in ISO - which gives me a lot more flexibility.
And the camera handles near to perfectly for me.

All in all: A giant step forward from my previous 450D / Rebel XSI.

Much more playing / testing / gaining experience to be done - love it.

Strong images.  Looks like it will serve you very well!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 24, 2013, 06:02:34 PM
I just wanted to say that I love my 6D so much that I have purchased a second one to replaced by 5DII as my second body at event shoots.  Low light performance is so much better, and the fast shutter response and somewhat better AF is critical in those situations.

Happy for you Dustin!

That's kind of you, Carl.  Thank you!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on April 24, 2013, 06:09:09 PM
Dustin, you're most welcome!

PKinDenmark, those are very nice shots!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on May 03, 2013, 08:06:59 AM
Here's another selfie taken with the 6D's remote functionality that I used as a lead in to a recent article:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8546/8704735200_c95a74ce27_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8704735200/)
The Man with the Canon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8704735200/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on May 05, 2013, 08:03:57 AM
Really love my 6D.  I find a huge difference processing images from the 6D as compared with the 5DII

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8132/8709242057_e548878266.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8709242057/)
Hello, Spring (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8709242057/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: PKinDenmark on May 07, 2013, 05:01:19 PM
Dustin and Carl.
Thank you for your positive comments on some of my first 6D shots.
I still enjoy the new tool - it is great.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on May 09, 2013, 02:09:04 PM
Dustin and Carl.
Thank you for your positive comments on some of my first 6D shots.
I still enjoy the new tool - it is great.

Glad to hear that!  Between using the camera, and editing...my right hand gets cramps!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: lordsn on May 13, 2013, 06:32:16 PM
Shot with canon 6d with 24-105mm on an overcast day with my first ever dslr and at the first test shoot out
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 16, 2013, 03:35:11 AM
Hi I'm back.  I was told everything was within spec and all they did was load new firmware in the 300 2.8 II.  Could be psychological, but no matter, I will now brag I have one of the sharpest 300's around and do my best to capture shots that do it credit.  I haven't had much time to play but got some low light ISO 12800 shots and some evening shots at ISO 1200.  Here's a couple samples with the 6D 300 X2 III.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on May 16, 2013, 09:19:51 AM
Jack - I wish you the best of luck.  Did they have your camera body, too?  I'm wondering if they tuned the lens to your body for you.

I used the Wi-Fi functionality for macro work for the first time.  With a still subject, it is a very cool.  You aren't touching the camera at all, so no vibration, and being able to see real time adjustment to lighting is very cool.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7287/8744456382_fa43c06eb6.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8744456382/)
Faded Elegance (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8744456382/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on May 16, 2013, 11:43:29 AM
Hi I'm back.  I was told everything was within spec and all they did was load new firmware in the 300 2.8 II.  Could be psychological, but no matter, I will now brag I have one of the sharpest 300's around and do my best to capture shots that do it credit.  I haven't had much time to play but got some low light ISO 12800 shots and some evening shots at ISO 1200.  Here's a couple samples with the 6D 300 X2 III.

Jack
Lovely pics! The one with the reflection is exquisite!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 16, 2013, 12:24:16 PM
Thanks guys.  As stated before, I try my best but have lots to learn.  I'm so thrilled to hopefully have a few years ahead of me with such great gear.  Boy capturing fast BIF is a major challenge with that 300 X2.

Dustin, I sent the 2 extenders, camera, and the 300 but didn't send the 24-70 F4 as I figured it was good compared to what I saw of the more highly rated version.  They did test them out together and I'd like to believe tweaked some things but all I learned was the upgrade to the 300 firmware.  BTW, it's shameful how some have knocked the WiFi, calling it a joke when it is exceedingly useful in the right hands.  I'm in the process of constructing a treepod and hope to move back from my sensitive subjects and shoot remotely.

For security and to reduce the hassle I used Don's Photo return service and that was great except the Canon tech would not speak to me directly and there was some mis-translation of my concerns.  Isn't that how it always goes!

Regardless, I will be happy and forget the fussing and hopefully get shots that are worth posting and warm the hearts of those that view them.  I guess that's what it's all about, right?  I'm also thrilled to be able to look at shots and learn what these critters are called and to carefully view their unique characteristics.

My Nikon camera/lenses that got me back into photography were due to my wife's persistence and she fully supported my switch to Canon, but what really made this feasible was inheritance that my dear mother left me.  She's the one who instilled in me my love for God's creation and I know she'd be happy (although shocked at the cost) with my purchase.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on May 16, 2013, 02:09:46 PM
Jack, glad to hear your gear is back and working well!  Like you, my Mom inspired me to do photography, since she has done it all her life, and professionally for over 40 years!  I'm sorry for your loss.  Mine is still alive and kicking, sometimes nagging, always loving!  She does not share my fascination with gear, nor is she adept with DSLR's...but she did shoot about 250,000 images with a couple of Pentax 120 format film cameras, and a few other medium format bodies.  That's a lot of film!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 16, 2013, 06:19:22 PM
Thanks carlTN,

That is indeed amazing about your mother.  Both my mother, and father desceased some 10 years now, were outdoors nature lovers, birds, animals, rocks, hiking, boating - it was every childs dream.  In my early teens I did taxidermy and later gravitated away from shooting and eventually took up photography with film way back.  But family life with 4 kids is demanding and it's just now that the last one is leaving home and I've got this wonderful gear!

My father loved to build but was never formally trained.  Never the less he did an awful lot and gave me the desire to create stuff out of whatever materials are available.  I like to machine and weld and create mechanical things like this treepod.  Thirty years ago I dreamed of a remote release and a tree mount camera and now that it's finally possible for me, it's proving to be tricky.  I used to climb like a monkey but those days are over so I'm not sure how high I'll get.  I don't want to be a fatality!

6D 300 2.8 II X2 III 1000th F5.6  ISO 1600

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on May 16, 2013, 09:32:01 PM
Thanks carlTN,

That is indeed amazing about your mother.  Both my mother, and father desceased some 10 years now, were outdoors nature lovers, birds, animals, rocks, hiking, boating - it was every childs dream.  In my early teens I did taxidermy and later gravitated away from shooting and eventually took up photography with film way back.  But family life with 4 kids is demanding and it's just now that the last one is leaving home and I've got this wonderful gear!

My father loved to build but was never formally trained.  Never the less he did an awful lot and gave me the desire to create stuff out of whatever materials are available.  I like to machine and weld and create mechanical things like this treepod.  Thirty years ago I dreamed of a remote release and a tree mount camera and now that it's finally possible for me, it's proving to be tricky.  I used to climb like a monkey but those days are over so I'm not sure how high I'll get.  I don't want to be a fatality!

6D 300 2.8 II X2 III 1000th F5.6  ISO 1600

Jack

That's a very nice shot for 2x Tele wide open.  I would call that a very usable result under the circumstance.   That's a lens I think I would like to have, but I couldn't  currently justify it for the type of shooting I typically do.  I wouldn't use it enough (or professionally) right now.  Still, it looks like a treat optically!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 17, 2013, 01:02:10 AM
Dustin, there are different levels of justification and I'm afraid I fail at some of them.  Of course I don't have a large number of camers/lenses and that helps soothe my conscience.  Also I haven't splurged on too many things in my life so that also helped with the rationalization. :)

I must say I'm pretty pleased with the 2X.  Last year, with my D5100 and eq. 450 mm I was initially pleased but not thrilled and with the 6D and 300 X1.4 it feels somewhat like a step backwards (doing it over I think I'd skip buying the X1.4).

Right now the novelty is wildlife, with all the birds arriving and nesting, and I'm thrilled to be a part of it.  A beaver pond is right in my back yard and it suits me just fine!

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on May 17, 2013, 01:07:08 AM

6D 300 2.8 II X2 III 1000th F5.6  ISO 1600

Jack

Really nice shot! Sharp and beautiful reflection. Well done 8)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 17, 2013, 01:17:25 AM
Thanks Serendipidy.  What's you thoughts on the 300/X1.4/X2 combined with the 7D or should we say new 7D.  Right now I'm aware of the AF issues of the 6D and wonder what the next choice could be considering I'm more of a wildlife type.  I've read tons on the FF vs. crop and have more or less concluded that there is a benefit in having the extra reach (in other words I don't believe FF can be cropped to give the same result, now that I have FF).

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on May 17, 2013, 02:21:47 AM
I have no experience using the 300/2.8 II, but from what I've read, it is one of the best of the superteles, especially considering value. I've read it takes the new III teleconverters very well IQ wise. I hope the 7DII has significant improvements over the 7D but I'm thinking it may be way more expensive. We'll have to wait and see. I think my next camera will be my first FF (5Dm3). Neuro usually has tried and compared most cameras and lenses combinations and I really trust his opinions and comments. I know he really likes his 1Dx and 600mmLII.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 17, 2013, 04:35:22 PM
Thanks Serendipidy, I'll look out for his posts.  This morning I was back to 600mm because it's obviously better for birds.  I don't regret going with the 300 and X2 becasue it's pretty hand holdable and it becomes 300 when I need it, not to mention the cost.

I am beginning to see why the most spectacular shots tend to be in the 1DX forum more likely than not.  No doubt those guys generally are better photographers and no doubt that camera has amazing AF.

For now I'll be more than happy to capture 6D shots and learn the tricks.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 17, 2013, 04:37:21 PM
One more, showing how I missed the critical focus. :(
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on May 17, 2013, 05:26:15 PM
Hi Jack. Nice robin shot. We don't have robins here in Hawaii. :'(
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 17, 2013, 09:10:14 PM
I'd gladly trade a Robin.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 17, 2013, 09:41:13 PM
Another 6D 300 X2
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: mdmphoto on May 17, 2013, 11:42:44 PM
These were shot with the loaner 6d kit from cps that persuaded me that I needed this camera.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: mdmphoto on May 17, 2013, 11:44:47 PM
Another 6D 300 X2

Great shot!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on May 17, 2013, 11:52:24 PM
Can someone try some macros with this amazing camera please???  I'm dying to buy this camera but I'm still a little bit skeptical regarding its macro performance.  I'm currently still using my old 500D.  I'm almost always using flash and other sources of light due to its not-so-good ISO performance.  One more thing, please lessen those macro shots done in studio or in a controlled environment.  I want to see it being used in the wild.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on May 17, 2013, 11:55:56 PM
Another 6D 300 X2

Seriously Cool amazing shot 8)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 18, 2013, 12:28:33 AM
Complements appreciated but completely unnecessary.  I'm just interested in contributing to the image of this rather maligned camera.

For macro shots, I could do a few with my 24-70 F4 if that's what's wanted.  I bought a macro ring light for that purpose but am not sure if such direct light is actually helpful.  Any comments??

Here's another evening shot in low light 6D 300 X2 640th F5.6 ISO 5000

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on May 18, 2013, 02:11:43 AM
Another 6D 300 X2

Seriously Cool amazing shot 8)
Jack, amazing shots. I know you said compliments are not necessary. However (I don't know about serendipity), but I love stating the obvious ;)

Did you shoot this one with servo? Could you share the settings?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 18, 2013, 08:51:24 PM
There are a lot of things I'm not up to speed on.  This includes shooting and the way to relate to the forum - what and how to post.  I have thick skin so anything is fine as far as advice goes.  We just want to improve as a group, right.  At the moment hear near Edmonton, Alberta is amazing birding so that's my present focus but later I'll be doing lots of other things, I hope.  Reasonably healthy and retired but I don't want to get presumptuous.

I've been using one shot AF for the most part and I must confess I'm finding the exact AF point a little challenging.  I told my wife today that there will be a second body with the 6D available to her and to holidays and gatherings and so forth but not for birding, if I can swing it.  Because I'm not "well heeled" I'm reluctant to say things like this but I've skimped for years and this is my reward (don't we all justify).

As much as I feel I need 600mm, I would never go for that prime for reasons that have been well discussed on the forum elsewhere so I'll simply be satisfied with the X2 III.  I must admit I'm pretty impressed but not unaware that it has it's limitations.

Out this morning at just after sunrise and this is what I call heaven on earth.  Mist coming off the pond.  A big stump for my feet and a lawnchair I've deposited at the pond with my lens on my knees.  Initially lighting was low so ISOs were up.  After 30 minutes the birds could care less.  I need to start stopping down the lens to get better DOF, as I'v been too enamored by the "pop factor" which is not always the ideal.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 18, 2013, 08:58:18 PM
A few more from this morning.

6D 300 X2 1200th or higher, F5.6 Auto ISOs from 5000 down.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 18, 2013, 09:05:18 PM
One more nuthatch.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 18, 2013, 09:10:46 PM
Finally the very pretty tree swallows.  The nest is pretty high and there isn't much I can do about that but it's fun watching.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 19, 2013, 12:02:53 AM
Hope I'm not annoying with too many posts.  This shot is from a pretty fair distance, cropped maybe 20%.  I've learned a little the hard way.  What helped here was setting prefocus on the 300 lens to close to infinity, otherwise the lens hunts when the birds aren't in the viewfinder.  As well I had all focus points activated and used single shot and the rest was luck.

And it's one of two shots and not a burst so I'm happy.  I feel like a baby taking its first steps (at least I imagine that's how it feels) :)

6D 300 X2  800th F6.3  ISO 3200

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on May 19, 2013, 01:05:53 AM

I've been using one shot AF for the most part and I must confess I'm finding the exact AF point a little challenging.
For stationary subjects - and by that I really mean stationary - one shot AF is fine. However, when subjects are moving, or you are moving (like in a boat) and the subject is stationary, the continuous focusing of the AI Servo is the way to go. Try it out. The only thing is you will need to track the subject with the center AF point keeping the shutter half depressed.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Renegade Runner on May 19, 2013, 01:30:57 AM
Bat

6D
207mm
f/5
1/13 sec
ISO 12800

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 19, 2013, 03:08:12 AM
I love the bat!

rpt thanks for that I'll give it a try.  Right now there are quite a few flying water birds to practice on an geese are pretty useful for practice.  Wonder why I got out of this for so many years.  I never realized what was happening to the technology!

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Sporgon on May 19, 2013, 03:17:41 AM
@Jack, IMO you're over doing the open aperture on many of your shots, DOF is just too shallow.


Note that Renegade's picture of the bat is at f5
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on May 19, 2013, 08:22:01 AM
Hope I'm not annoying with too many posts.  This shot is from a pretty fair distance, cropped maybe 20%.  I've learned a little the hard way.  What helped here was setting prefocus on the 300 lens to close to infinity, otherwise the lens hunts when the birds aren't in the viewfinder.  As well I had all focus points activated and used single shot and the rest was luck.

And it's one of two shots and not a burst so I'm happy.  I feel like a baby taking its first steps (at least I imagine that's how it feels) :)

6D 300 X2  800th F6.3  ISO 3200

Jack

This one is very nice, Jack.  Has a nice crispness to it and the wing positioning is nice.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 19, 2013, 12:00:02 PM
Thanks dustin.

Sporgon, you are right on, guess it's that initial novelty! I'll clue in hopefully soon. Here's one I ruined as you describe.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 19, 2013, 05:25:46 PM
Now for some 6D 24-70 F4 shots including some macros for those who might be interested in this lens.  It takes all of 1/2 second to switch to macro and these complaints I read about it be useless are rubbish.

This is my back yard pond that is about 5 minutes away from where most of my previous shots were taken.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 19, 2013, 05:30:06 PM
More 6D 24-70 F4
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 19, 2013, 05:33:39 PM
These are all hand held and uncropped or altered in any way.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 19, 2013, 05:36:45 PM
Oops a duplication there :-[

Here's one more.  I almost bought the 100 macro and of course it's better but it's not a walk around zoom!

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on May 20, 2013, 04:45:48 PM
I am just starting through images I shot at an event over this weekend.  I decided to let my 6Ds (I used two at this event) pick ISO, which I don't usually do (I haven't found auto ISO very reliable in past models).  I typically shot manual everything, although on some occasions I will use AV mode if appropriate.  I was using spot metering because the lighting was very dramatic.  First of all, as long as I did my part (sometimes needs to use * to meter before recomposing), the camera was pretty much dead on with ISO.  My images need next to no editing.  This image was actually an exception:  I had recomposed without first setting metering.  As a result, this shot was overexposed.  I dropped exposure 1/2 stop in post and pulled highlights down about -50.  The only reason I point this out is to say that this shot wasn't perfectly exposed (AKA, not optimal conditions).  I was shocked when I checked ISO on this shot because it still looked so good at 100%.  This is ISO 25,600!!

Check out the full shot + 100% crop.  This has had no additional noise reduction (my standard import from RAW is 10 Luminance and 25 Color in LR noise reduction).  That has no editing other that what was described and a standard one click B&W conversion in LR on the full size image - the crop is the original color.  Once again the clean output from the 6D has blown my mind - this is perfectly usable!

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 20, 2013, 05:39:22 PM
Dustin I couldn't agree more.  You can't blame the camera with it's performance at higher ISO.  FF shines in low light as you're proving. 

Wish I knew more about PP, but maybe this winter I'll be looking for good advice.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on May 20, 2013, 06:07:52 PM
I'd be interested in someone who shot a lot in the film era give me an approximation of what speed rating that IQ/noise/grain looks like.  I'd guess that the look is somewhere between ISO 400 and ISO 800 film.  For ISO 25,600 equivalent, this amazes me.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: jimjamesjimmy on May 20, 2013, 08:32:01 PM
cow!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 20, 2013, 10:35:10 PM
Now that's what I call a cow - very nice! What's the location?

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 23, 2013, 01:28:40 AM
Boy I had my challenges with AF in the bull rushes today but I'm learning to use manual override a little.  BIF are sure tricky at this stage of my experience, almost hopeless but I did manage this one out of about 10 disasters.

6D 300 X2 1600th F5.6 ISO 1000

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 23, 2013, 01:42:09 AM
Here's another.

6D 300 X2 1600th F7.1 ISO 1000

I set speed high for motion and chose ISO 1000 so that my aperatures weren't just wide open.  So much to keep track of, I'm always messing something up.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Sporgon on May 23, 2013, 02:01:46 AM
Here's another.

6D 300 X2 1600th F7.1 ISO 1000

I set speed high for motion and chose ISO 1000 so that my aperatures weren't just wide open.  So much to keep track of, I'm always messing something up.

Jack


Those are starting to look much better ! Dof on the second shot is spot on. Keep shooting like that and you're gonna make me want a 300 f2.8  ;)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 23, 2013, 02:31:33 AM
Thanks Sporgon.  I didn't do all I planned but I did remember your advice and tried somewhat.  Honestly it is so easy to mess something up.

A recent pro was reviewing a lens and made comments about 2X being crap and worthy of crushing.  I can't believe my shots are verifying that??  I'm not suggesting the 1.4 isn't better but I much prefer 600 vs 420 for these bird shots.  Any thoughts>

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on May 23, 2013, 08:38:16 PM
Thanks Sporgon.  I didn't do all I planned but I did remember your advice and tried somewhat.  Honestly it is so easy to mess something up.

A recent pro was reviewing a lens and made comments about 2X being crap and worthy of crushing.  I can't believe my shots are verifying that??  I'm not suggesting the 1.4 isn't better but I much prefer 600 vs 420 for these bird shots.  Any thoughts>

Jack

As someone whose longest reach in my kit is 420mm, I can verify that 420mm isn't overly long when you are trying to shoot birds.  That being said, the point being made in the 200-400L review is that image degradation is pretty significant with a 2x teleconverter, although some of Canon's superteles (like your 300 f/2.8L II) fare better than others.  The basic debate is whether one gets a better quality image from a cropped image with 1.4x as opposed to using the 2x uncropped.

The red winged blackbird in flight is a very nice image.  Considering that you were using a 2x teleconverter and an equivalent of 600mm, that is well done.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 24, 2013, 01:58:54 AM
Dustin, here's my experience.  I came from a D5100 with the AF 70-300 IS.  Being crop, I perceived 450mm and got used to that.  It was indeed a huge and exciting step up from the olden days with my F1 and 200mm.  When I bought the D5100 I didn't even know about sensor size, i just knew it was expensive (LOL) and that it should take pretty good pictures.  Then after a year I was getting very excited and a wee bit disappointed and since my good friend had been shooting for some years with the same lens but a D300, it was his influence that got me thinking big and Canon, a most ridiculous thought except inheritance money had just come into the picture and my wife was encouraging me (I bet others are envious  ;)).

At this point I'm burning with interest and reading everything under the sun, all the arguments about crop and tele reach etc.  There are a fair number of very educated individuals in photography who regularly ague and debate and it's really hard to decipher the total truth.  As an electronics engineer I have half a hope with sensors but beyond that it's Greek.

I believe I have confirmed that cropping FF does not equate to using crop (you know how all the factors are supposedly dealt with in this comparison as per Clarkvision etc.).  Thus, at this point in time having got a taste of the best equipment, I like many on this forum, am scheming regarding a higher level camera than the 6D (my wife is waiting to inherit it).  I'm prepared to wait on this decision til next year with either the most expensive 1Dx or a new 7D II being the likely contenders.  I presently believe that a the reach advantage of a crop, provided it's just 1.6 is a true advantage for bird photography but the 6D is making me well aware of the low light advantage I'm enjoying right now.  Daily I'm getting educated on the AF disadvantage of the 6D, even though I won't knock it.

We I go out shooting birds I just can't seem to bring myself to drop back to 420 after having shot for a year at EQ 450.  That's right now given all the exciting bird activities that I just don't want to risk missing.  There is also a slight advantage with the greater reach in just viewing the birds at the greater distances for ID.

Not sure here but I'm willing to bet that 300 X2 is preferred over 300 X1.4 with cropping to enlarge.  That's my judgment, anyway.

What I need to do is head out to the pond, maybe tomorrow with the X1.4 and get as many shots as possible that are similar, for comparison.  If the X2 is indeed inferior, it's only a $500 experiment and not worth fretting about.

I'd love to hear any and all assessments of the opinion I've just expressed and other's personal experience but maybe this belongs in a differnt thread??

6D  300 X2 1250th F5.6 ISO 1250

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 24, 2013, 02:06:24 AM
A couple more 6D shots 300 X2
 
1600th F10 ISO 6400
1600th F5.6 ISO 6400

Funny, ma and pa start getting very aggitated and out of the bush comes this family - quite entertaining.

I was in sunrise light with hill shadows etc. not knowing if I could catch some spur of the moment BIF and so forth.  Any suggestions regarding the choice of camera settings in this circumstance?

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: funkboy on May 24, 2013, 04:30:41 AM
I set speed high for motion and chose ISO 1000 so that my aperatures weren't just wide open.  So much to keep track of, I'm always messing something up.

On the 6D, you might find that auto ISO makes your life easier.  I have that & highlight tone priority ("D+") turned on pretty much all the time unless there's a specific situation where I need to turn it off (e.g. long exposure).  Make sure that you configure both in your quick menu so that you can do things like force the camera to ISO100 in a hurry if you need to.

Is that the mark III 2x TC you're using?

Skiing near Flaine, France.  6D & Canon 40mm pancake.

(http://funk.nu/pix/ski-flaine-1.jpg)

The sky really does come out like that above 3000 meters if you position the sun correctly at the right time of day (at a 90° angle to the sky you want to shoot).  Didn't use a polarizer and less than a minute of PP in LR.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: madspihl on May 24, 2013, 06:54:00 AM
I use the 6D along with the 5D III for portraits at the moment (doing a 365 portrait series), and my new favorite setup is the 6D and the Sigma 35 1.4 DG HSM.

Although the image posted here is not high-ISO the 6D produces at least as good if not slightly better high-ISO results compared to the 5D III, and the general dynamic range and file detail is more than enough for me to tweak things in loads of ways via ACR7.4 and CS6.

When I bought the 6D it was meant as a backup camera for backcountry work (sold my 5D II - which, looking back, was a really good decision especially considering noise performance), but it has quickly become a worthy portrait partner to the 5D III and when I work with lights using a radio transceiver makes the lack of a dedicated flash sync port less important.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on May 24, 2013, 08:51:44 AM
I use the 6D along with the 5D III for portraits at the moment (doing a 365 portrait series), and my new favorite setup is the 6D and the Sigma 35 1.4 DG HSM.

Although the image posted here is not high-ISO the 6D produces at least as good if not slightly better high-ISO results compared to the 5D III, and the general dynamic range and file detail is more than enough for me to tweak things in loads of ways via ACR7.4 and CS6.

When I bought the 6D it was meant as a backup camera for backcountry work (sold my 5D II - which, looking back, was a really good decision especially considering noise performance), but it has quickly become a worthy portrait partner to the 5D III and when I work with lights using a radio transceiver makes the lack of a dedicated flash sync port less important.

That's a great portrait.  As long as we are talking IQ, the 6D gives up nothing to any camera in Canon's line.  It is, perhaps, the best IQ available from Canon.  That's why I own two.  AF is another story, although it is certainly far more capable than the 5DII that we managed with for years.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on May 24, 2013, 09:19:52 AM
Jack, your style of photography is very different than mine (BIF is a very small part of what I do.  Even using telephoto isn't a big part), but for me, I would have to see a significant upgrade in IQ for me to consider adding a crop body to my kit.  I just didn't find that I used my crop (my last was a 60D) after I switched to FF.  The latitude for post work in FF images (particularly from the 6D) is just so much better.

Anyway, here is an image from the 6D in the opposite direction - this is a handheld ant macro with the 100L Macro IS lens:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7357/8802354897_c1f9bf4224.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8802354897/)
Face the Sun (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8802354897/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on May 24, 2013, 12:15:06 PM
Jack, your style of photography is very different than mine (BIF is a very small part of what I do.  Even using telephoto isn't a big part), but for me, I would have to see a significant upgrade in IQ for me to consider adding a crop body to my kit.  I just didn't find that I used my crop (my last was a 60D) after I switched to FF.  The latitude for post work in FF images (particularly from the 6D) is just so much better.

Anyway, here is an image from the 6D in the opposite direction - this is a handheld ant macro with the 100L Macro IS lens:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7357/8802354897_c1f9bf4224.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8802354897/)
Face the Sun (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8802354897/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Great picture! You broke the rule of thirds and yet I like it. So what did you do? I am guessing it is the orange and black contrast that gets my attention.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 24, 2013, 12:54:24 PM
Thanks Funkboy and Dustin.  I am getting more familiar and trying different settings.  The last couple days was fixed ISO (a realistic value), TV and appearature automatically chosen.  This morning I tried Av with my choice of ISO and shutter speed getting automatically chosen.  Shooting over water, then into the air or trees requires serious exposure changes and I have my Q button for compensation, etc, etc.  I'd like to hear more suggestions relating to the highest likelihood of being prepared for anything, from anyone.

Today was 300 X1.4 (both are mark III) and I managed to get a similar teal framed to a similar size although all the various parameters are not identical and here's the result.  I don't think the 600 shot is one of the best I've gotten, but it's representative.  Today (teal2) it was overcast.

Teal_600  6D  300 F2.8 II  2X III  1000th  F8  ISO 8000
Teal2_420  6D  300 F2.8 II  1.4X III  800th  F6.3  ISO 3200 (coming next reply)

Clearly the edge is to the 1.4X although the ISO setting I guess favors it.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 24, 2013, 12:56:11 PM
420 shot
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 24, 2013, 01:29:39 PM
This time I'm posting two similar shots from close to the same location that illustrates why I prefer more reach, assuming the 2X III is not shortchanging me.  I'm inclined to think if you can't get closer the 2X has the advantage??

I know it's kind of apples and oranges but this is a challenge.  No adjustments or cropping as was also the case with the last two.

Teal600  6D  300 X2 III   1600th  F9  ISO 6400
Teal420  6D  300 X1.4  III   1600th  F4.5  ISO 2000

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 24, 2013, 01:32:01 PM
Teal 420

Any idea while file photos don't fully load (display) in the posting??

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: dexstrose on May 24, 2013, 02:03:20 PM
Jack, might be your files are huge. If you scale them down to 800 pixels wide at 72 dpi it will load faster.

Glad your having fun with your camera!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: cdn_photog on May 24, 2013, 02:44:13 PM
Jack, you can only attach a maximum of 4096KB per post, so with your photo sizes you only have space for one photo per post.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 24, 2013, 02:47:07 PM
dexstrose, thanks for that and for reminding me that I'm having fun.  It's all to easy to forget about that and get fussing about technicalities.  I guess it's obvious that I tend to be a perfectionist and get caught up in detail even though I know full well that it's foolish because I'll never reach the level of most serious photographers and what does it matter, anyway.

So, all 6D'ers keep having fun and don't fret whether your shots are "great".  And share your photos.

Shooting birds puts me squarely in nature and that is one of the greatest experiences, just soaking up the sights, sounds and smells and learning more about the wonderful world we live in!

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on May 24, 2013, 05:22:38 PM
Jack, your style of photography is very different than mine (BIF is a very small part of what I do.  Even using telephoto isn't a big part), but for me, I would have to see a significant upgrade in IQ for me to consider adding a crop body to my kit.  I just didn't find that I used my crop (my last was a 60D) after I switched to FF.  The latitude for post work in FF images (particularly from the 6D) is just so much better.

Anyway, here is an image from the 6D in the opposite direction - this is a handheld ant macro with the 100L Macro IS lens:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7357/8802354897_c1f9bf4224.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8802354897/)
Face the Sun (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8802354897/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Great picture! You broke the rule of thirds and yet I like it. So what did you do? I am guessing it is the orange and black contrast that gets my attention.

That helps, but this image demonstrates the importance of using negative space appropriately.  In this image the amount of empty space creates more visual interest in the subject that is present.  On one of the file sharing sites, someone wanted me to straighten the horizon, which to me would actually diminish the image as it would remove the sense of the ant climbing.

One advantage of leaving negative space in an image like this is that this will make (I suspect) a successful stock image because there is a lot of room for a client to use.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on May 24, 2013, 05:23:13 PM
Teal 420

Any idea while file photos don't fully load (display) in the posting??

Jack

This is a very nice image, Jack.  I looked at the bigger image and the clarity is quite nice.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Dantana on May 24, 2013, 05:24:49 PM
I'd be interested in someone who shot a lot in the film era give me an approximation of what speed rating that IQ/noise/grain looks like.  I'd guess that the look is somewhere between ISO 400 and ISO 800 film.  For ISO 25,600 equivalent, this amazes me.

Wow, jumping into the way-back machine.

I'm not really sure how to compare it, especially the black & white version. I'm trying to imagine it printed on, say, a 5x7, and not on a glowing screen. That always seems to throw me. Maybe T_Max 400. It's definitely worlds cleaner than the 3200.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 28, 2013, 10:43:50 AM
Hi All,

I was out this early AM with the idea of getting a comparison for the 300 F2.8 II without converters where more reach is needed but instead cropping would be used.  It is pretty obvious that cropping can not make up for what is lost in magnification when the X1.4 or X2 are not used.  These shots are from the same location to the same guard crow in the same tree, but different times/days.  Without the 2X extender it's difficult to tell if there is slight out of focus due to the camera simply focusing on the tree.  Also, to get a decent shot without the 2X, I had to increase exposure around 2 1/2.  Unfortunately ISO is not the same in the comparison as it was dull this morning.

6D  300 X2 1000th  F6.3  ISO 640
6D  300   1250th  F4  ISO 3200

Any thoughts?  If anywone is thinking about a telephoto purchase perhaps this will be helpful??

Jack

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 28, 2013, 11:32:15 AM
300 sample
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on May 30, 2013, 08:58:44 AM
With 100L Macro

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2819/8890269466_05bbc07c46_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8890269466/)
Vessel of Light (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8890269466/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 30, 2013, 11:20:44 AM
Quite a surprise down by my garden yesterday morning.

6D  300  1000th F3.5  ISO 800

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on May 31, 2013, 09:50:48 PM
Another 6D shot of a sapsucker and it's crop with the 300 X1.4 1000th  F5  ISO 1250

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on June 01, 2013, 04:25:24 AM
Another 6D shot of a sapsucker and it's crop with the 300 X1.4 1000th  F5  ISO 1250

Jack

another great shot...really like the crop :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on June 01, 2013, 08:07:47 AM
Another 6D shot of a sapsucker and it's crop with the 300 X1.4 1000th  F5  ISO 1250

Jack

another great shot...really like the crop :)

+1  I like the crop too. Nicely done.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on June 01, 2013, 05:16:08 PM
Thanks Guys,

I feel like I shouldn't keep posting but the goal is to show that the 6D is quite capable in spite of its shortcomings.  I'll probably end up with another body in due course assuming Canon comes around, but in the mean time it's not the equipment that falls short.

I guess it's obvious that I do not regret buying the 300 and the two extenders.  So much fun!  The biggest plus is how easy it is to hand hold!!  The biggest problem is one would prefer to use the 300 alone but it's just not enough for most birds.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on June 01, 2013, 09:08:08 PM
The dragons are now out of the deep  This one was in pretty nice shape and parked just right.

Jack

6D  300 X1.4  1000th  F11  ISO 800
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 02, 2013, 01:28:51 PM
The dragons are now out of the deep  This one was in pretty nice shape and parked just right.

Jack

6D  300 X1.4  1000th  F11  ISO 800

That's nice - very sharp!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on June 02, 2013, 03:20:37 PM
The dragons are now out of the deep  This one was in pretty nice shape and parked just right.

Jack

6D  300 X1.4  1000th  F11  ISO 800

That's nice - very sharp!

+1....I like the red color.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on June 02, 2013, 03:24:46 PM
The dragons are now out of the deep  This one was in pretty nice shape and parked just right.

Jack

6D  300 X1.4  1000th  F11  ISO 800

That's a nice one Jack.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on June 02, 2013, 04:42:29 PM
Thanks guys.  What's worrying me is what am I going to shoot once the easy subjects are taken care of!  Guess that's when creativity has to kick in  :)  I must say I was impressed by the color of that dragon.  The 300 can almost function as a macro, which never really crossed my mind before, and at a distance.

I understand rich women wear this around their necks.  A real beauty, isn't it?!  6D 300 X1.4  640th  F11  ISO 4000

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Blakegard on June 02, 2013, 05:47:52 PM
cropped down tighter than I'd normally frame the shot, but this is ISO 400 1/640th at f/5.6 shot using a single 600EX-RT for fill. I shot it at 20mm with a EF 20-35L
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: trentchau on June 02, 2013, 08:06:33 PM
One from yesterday, shot with a 70-200 2.8L IS II

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/9797_593181904039109_2008025822_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Act444 on June 02, 2013, 10:10:51 PM
Nice shots all.

I took a few with the 100 Macro about a week ago, currently debating whether to post them here (it's nothing like this stuff) but I must say I am wowed by the quality and detail rendition of the FF 6D, particularly at macro distances. I mean, the lens was great with my old 60D too, but something about these images just "pop" more.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: norcalniner on June 02, 2013, 11:54:08 PM
My first weekend with my 6d... What a great step up from my now 6y.o. Xti!

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Oneand0 on June 03, 2013, 12:23:56 AM
My first landscape vacation with my 6D.

Here is a link to another photo I took with it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1and0hound/with/8816041622/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/1and0hound/with/8816041622/)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on June 03, 2013, 02:39:21 AM
Great vacation shots, Oneand0.  The smaller size and weight of the 6D for travel influenced my decision over the 5D3.  Which lens gets the most use for scenery?

Glad to see more posts from others.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: AttackMonkey on June 03, 2013, 07:21:06 AM
A friend on top of the cliffs at Malham in North Yorkshire, just taken with the 24-105.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: AttackMonkey on June 03, 2013, 07:26:43 AM
And in honour of the internet, a shot of my cat, taken with the 50mm 1.4, in a room with really, really poor lighting.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on June 03, 2013, 07:29:10 AM
My first landscape vacation with my 6D.

That's a nice shot. Well done.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Sporgon on June 03, 2013, 08:44:00 AM
A friend on top of the cliffs at Malham in North Yorkshire, just taken with the 24-105.


Hmmm, nice bottom.

If I had shot that scene I'd have used really shallow depth of field and just focused on the important part of the scene
 ;)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: PhotoShine on June 04, 2013, 03:37:35 AM
A friend on top of the cliffs at Malham in North Yorkshire, just taken with the 24-105.


Hmmm, nice bottom.

If I had shot that scene I'd have used really shallow depth of field and just focused on the important part of the scene
 ;)


HAhahahahaahhahahahahaha
hahahaha
hahaha

This must be a dream; it is too perfect.

What were your settings, AttackMonkey?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 06, 2013, 10:32:33 AM
Here is one taken with a nice old vintage bit of glass, the SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8 (works a treat on the 6D):

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2806/8969017932_9496e72a9e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8969017932/)
Intimate World (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8969017932/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on June 08, 2013, 11:23:48 PM
Shot this afternoon with the 6D 300 1250th ISO 1250.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on June 09, 2013, 12:09:22 AM
Another special moment yesterday, but no Bambi.

Jack

6D 300 320th F10 ISO 3200
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on June 09, 2013, 12:56:38 AM
Two nice shots, Jack. :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on June 13, 2013, 11:38:16 PM
Finally got the daddy Yellow-bellied sapsucker with the bare 300.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on June 13, 2013, 11:41:12 PM
Another mama.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on June 13, 2013, 11:42:54 PM
View before lunch.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on June 14, 2013, 08:14:44 AM
Finally got the daddy Yellow-bellied sapsucker with the bare 300.

Jack

Great shots Jack, I really like the first one. Well done.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: K S Skaalrud on June 14, 2013, 10:30:49 AM
Taken in Yinchuan, China

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 14, 2013, 10:30:59 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7316/9040018177_fe5a338fa7_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9040018177/)
Iris (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9040018177/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on June 14, 2013, 10:32:26 AM
Taken in Yinchuan, China

Great shot! ...And welcome to cr  :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on June 14, 2013, 01:24:48 PM
just got mine in yesterday...  happy to be able to post in this topic again!  Can't wait to see how it handles side by side with my mk3 tomorrow for a wedding!

It was rainy most of the day so i didn't shoot too much, here's a few just playing around shots
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on June 15, 2013, 12:04:17 AM
Hi All,

6D 24-70 F4 macro.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Sporgon on June 15, 2013, 05:58:03 AM
A few flower shots taken with our new 6D and uber expensive and exotic new lens.

The purple iris is at ISO 3200. This camera just has astonishing high ISO performance.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: toodamnice on June 15, 2013, 09:09:22 AM
My first lightning shoot with my 6D. I usually use my 550D with my Tokina 11-16 f2.8 because I trust that lens at infinity more than any other lens I have owned and I usually shoot lightning that way. Maybe I am doing something wrong but the other lenses that I use for lightning namely my EF 50 f1.4 and EF-S 15-85 f3.5-5.6 don't seem to be sharp at infinity.

These were shot using my EF 16-35 f2.8L II at 35mm. I focused on the tree line. Sadly the sky wasn't completely dark so I couldn't do long exposures and the nice colors in the clouds that come with lightning were muted somewhat. I like how they turned out and love how the files can be worked in post without the banding and other issues that I would have with my 550D.

See more at: www.flickr.com/toodamnice (http://www.flickr.com/toodamnice)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3806/8913661177_4abf106580_c.jpg)
3.3 seconds, f10, iso 100

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3761/8913665645_c926c1c85d_c.jpg)
4.3 seconds, f10, iso 100

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8137/8914800681_2fd7023419_c.jpg)
2.7 seconds, f10, iso 100

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2856/8915653245_343cd265e4_c.jpg)
8.3 seconds, f10, iso 100

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2859/8966043550_ec50c610a7_c.jpg)
2.9 seconds, f10, iso 100

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8256/8986767389_ea1b764e7d_c.jpg)
5 seconds, f10, iso 100, cropped
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 15, 2013, 09:35:17 AM
A few flower shots taken with our new 6D and uber expensive and exotic new lens.

The purple iris is at ISO 3200. This camera just has astonishing high ISO performance.

It continues to amaze me with it's high ISO performance!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 15, 2013, 10:09:58 AM
It's a great landscape body, too.  My favorite features for landscape?  It will focus even with a heavy ND filter on it because of the sensitivity of the center point.  The Wi-Fi functionality allows me to shoot long exposures in bulb mode controlling it with my iPhone and cheating the mosquitoes of a meal.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7301/9050512756_d25b5f5c5c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9050512756/)
Verdant Decay (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9050512756/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: toodamnice on June 15, 2013, 12:01:50 PM
I love this camera.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5323/8927367905_2a4427a17f_c.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8254/8904794441_a67b000f0c_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on June 15, 2013, 11:16:18 PM
Nice shots everyone.  Sporgon, what's the lens you refer to??

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 16, 2013, 09:31:46 AM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3731/9055790385_c9123db3d1_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9055790385/)
Emerging (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9055790385/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on June 17, 2013, 01:30:37 AM
I gotta say, the 6d handled admirably as a wedding camera, a very nice companion camera to a 5d3.  It even handled the dancing parts of the reception quite well (I did switch to the 5d3 as the dancing kicked up a notch, and not even because I thought the shots were bad, but because the 5d3's servo mode is better).

I have yet to get the images off the memory cards, but have previewed a bunch using the wifi ap, so, here are a few unedited jpeg wifi transfer images!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 17, 2013, 11:17:07 AM
I gotta say, the 6d handled admirably as a wedding camera, a very nice companion camera to a 5d3.  It even handled the dancing parts of the reception quite well (I did switch to the 5d3 as the dancing kicked up a notch, and not even because I thought the shots were bad, but because the 5d3's servo mode is better).

I have yet to get the images off the memory cards, but have previewed a bunch using the wifi ap, so, here are a few unedited jpeg wifi transfer images!

Thanks for the good report.  I've done a few weddings with mine, and have another next weekend.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 17, 2013, 11:21:13 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7299/9067869046_de4e98f168_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9067869046/)
As Time Passes... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9067869046/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on June 17, 2013, 11:40:23 AM
I gotta say, the 6d handled admirably as a wedding camera, a very nice companion camera to a 5d3.  It even handled the dancing parts of the reception quite well (I did switch to the 5d3 as the dancing kicked up a notch, and not even because I thought the shots were bad, but because the 5d3's servo mode is better).

I have yet to get the images off the memory cards, but have previewed a bunch using the wifi ap, so, here are a few unedited jpeg wifi transfer images!

Thanks for the good report.  I've done a few weddings with mine, and have another next weekend.

TY...can't wait to start playing with the files!  Fun fun fun.  And, tis should be interesting to see too, because I had a second shooter for this one and he was using 2 nikon bodies, a D3 and a D4...so I will have a ton of images from 4 bodies to work with.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 18, 2013, 09:09:54 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7300/9074484383_79344a5718_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9074484383/)
The Evil Eye (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9074484383/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: dexstrose on June 18, 2013, 12:36:08 PM
First time making pizza at home.
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5443/9134787097_954542de21_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 18, 2013, 12:48:29 PM
First time making pizza at home.
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2821/9076011025_5a2a47ed15_c.jpg)

Nice shot.  Good color and nice, smooth bokeh
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: dexstrose on June 18, 2013, 01:16:08 PM
Thanks Dustin!

I'm trying to get a understanding of the 50mm 1.4. I'm having so much fun with it since its the only lens I have that opens that wide.

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on June 18, 2013, 06:10:49 PM
My first lightning shoot with my 6D. I usually use my 550D with my Tokina 11-16 f2.8 because I trust that lens at infinity more than any other lens I have owned and I usually shoot lightning that way. Maybe I am doing something wrong but the other lenses that I use for lightning namely my EF 50 f1.4 and EF-S 15-85 f3.5-5.6 don't seem to be sharp at infinity.

These were shot using my EF 16-35 f2.8L II at 35mm. I focused on the tree line. Sadly the sky wasn't completely dark so I couldn't do long exposures and the nice colors in the clouds that come with lightning were muted somewhat. I like how they turned out and love how the files can be worked in post without the banding and other issues that I would have with my 550D.

See more at: www.flickr.com/toodamnice (http://www.flickr.com/toodamnice)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3806/8913661177_4abf106580_c.jpg)
3.3 seconds, f10, iso 100

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3761/8913665645_c926c1c85d_c.jpg)
4.3 seconds, f10, iso 100

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8137/8914800681_2fd7023419_c.jpg)
2.7 seconds, f10, iso 100

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2856/8915653245_343cd265e4_c.jpg)
8.3 seconds, f10, iso 100

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2859/8966043550_ec50c610a7_c.jpg)
2.9 seconds, f10, iso 100

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8256/8986767389_ea1b764e7d_c.jpg)
5 seconds, f10, iso 100, cropped

"got chills....electrifying" ;D
Nice shots! :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on June 18, 2013, 10:57:02 PM
These are small butterflies (1/2") that are so pretty and they are all over but they are reluctant to open their wings and show their colors when they land - on the bison droppings!   6D 300 X2  1250th  F9  ISO 800

The poppy is the 24-70 F4 macro.

Nice to see more cool photos from everyone.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on June 18, 2013, 11:24:47 PM
Jack, those are very nice!

"Toodamnice", nice shots for sure...however...not trying to nitpick, but you simply must get rid of some of that aqua blue cast to the sky.  I've done many sky shots, and have found it's always better to correct that a bit.  What happens is that hue gets over saturated, the tones fall flat, and look less natural, especially if you add any saturation, or worse, vibrance.  Even if you haven't added any, it still needs correcting. 

This blue cast was especially bad with shots done with my Sigma DP2, because it had a bit of a color shift towards the corners anyway.  With any of my Canon cameras, they didn't have the color shift toward the corners, but the sky can still turn that shade of deep "blue jeans" blue-greenish color.

My two cents...   
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on June 19, 2013, 12:51:31 AM
Hi CarlTN,

I'm completely open to whatever feedback, even if it's not perfectly complementary.  Lay it on! :) But, I don't have any experience with any after shot activities and I only have  Nikon NX2 and now Canon Digital Photo Professional and the Canon software has even less capability than Nikon as near as I can tell.

During yesterday's shoot I asked my friend about Photoshop and maybe I'll look at a purchase, but that still doesn't solve the ignorance problem.  So if you're willing to be more explicit perhaps you can help guide me.  I did purchase a very inexpensive Corel Paintshop that has some capabilities but haven't learned to use it as ....... well life is busy (and I live on an acreage) and right now I'm just trying to shoot everything that comes my way before the snow flies and everyone hibernates!

Now I'm guessing here, but could it be you're referring to that duck in the water a short time back?  Even I could see that wasn't overly natural but honestly I don't know what settings to change or how to correct it.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on June 19, 2013, 01:05:52 AM
Finally my treepod is functional but EOS Utility wasn't cooperating in giving me very good control over the camera.  Anyone know of a good resource for the 6D WiFi?  There isn't even a help menu.  It's possible I was too far, I guess maybe a 100 feet from my computer, but everything seemed sluggish.  Anyway it sure was exciting to see that sapsucker come onto my computer screen.  If only .....

I see this as having great potential.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 19, 2013, 09:05:34 AM
Hi CarlTN,

I'm completely open to whatever feedback, even if it's not perfectly complementary.  Lay it on! :) But, I don't have any experience with any after shot activities and I only have  Nikon NX2 and now Canon Digital Photo Professional and the Canon software has even less capability than Nikon as near as I can tell.

During yesterday's shoot I asked my friend about Photoshop and maybe I'll look at a purchase, but that still doesn't solve the ignorance problem.  So if you're willing to be more explicit perhaps you can help guide me.  I did purchase a very inexpensive Corel Paintshop that has some capabilities but haven't learned to use it as ....... well life is busy (and I live on an acreage) and right now I'm just trying to shoot everything that comes my way before the snow flies and everyone hibernates!

Now I'm guessing here, but could it be you're referring to that duck in the water a short time back?  Even I could see that wasn't overly natural but honestly I don't know what settings to change or how to correct it.

Jack

Jack, I would HIGHLY suggest your investing in Lightroom as opposed to Photoshop.  While LR is clearly not as full featured as Photoshop, it is an amazingly flexible piece of software that (most important for you if not experienced with post processing) has a MUCH more gentle learning curve than Photoshop (Photoshop is not intuitive in the least and really requires training to properly use).

I own all kinds of software but use LR for 90% of what I do.  Another positive plus is that it runs about 1/5th of the price of Photoshop.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on June 19, 2013, 01:13:35 PM
here's another new one
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on June 20, 2013, 03:12:44 PM
Hi CarlTN,

I'm completely open to whatever feedback, even if it's not perfectly complementary.  Lay it on! :) But, I don't have any experience with any after shot activities and I only have  Nikon NX2 and now Canon Digital Photo Professional and the Canon software has even less capability than Nikon as near as I can tell.

During yesterday's shoot I asked my friend about Photoshop and maybe I'll look at a purchase, but that still doesn't solve the ignorance problem.  So if you're willing to be more explicit perhaps you can help guide me.  I did purchase a very inexpensive Corel Paintshop that has some capabilities but haven't learned to use it as ....... well life is busy (and I live on an acreage) and right now I'm just trying to shoot everything that comes my way before the snow flies and everyone hibernates!

Now I'm guessing here, but could it be you're referring to that duck in the water a short time back?  Even I could see that wasn't overly natural but honestly I don't know what settings to change or how to correct it.

Jack

Jack, my above comments were directed at the other person, who posted the shots of the lightning strikes.  I was not trying to be hypercritical, it's just I've run into the same color phenomenon.

I have no real criticisms of your shots so far, I like them.  Telephoto shots are more about capturing a specific subject, where wider angle shots capture a much wider environment, and thus in a way are more difficult to result in something compelling or unique. 

I will echo Dustin's advice.  Get Lightroom 5.  You are welcome to purchase Photoshop CS6 also, but it might be less useful for you as a beginner, and certainly costs a bit more.  CS6 is really overkill for tweaking the simpler aspects like color and exposure.  However, I don't exactly agree with Dustin's opinion that Photoshop is not intuitive, and Lightroom is.  It just depends on your perspective I guess.  I still think Lightroom has too many peripheral options that are always in play.  At least with Photoshop, nothing is in play until you start using tools and working with it.  Lightroom starts out from the perspective that, you need to decide on lots of publishing variables, destination folders, how to name and organize them.  I.E., things that have nothing to do with editing photos from an artistic perspective.  And it defaults to store all of your edited images in its own filing structure, rather than letting you do what you want with the edited images from the start.

My point is, to those who initially learned photo editing in Lightroom, it seems intuitive to them.  Less so to those who got used to Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop.  Or at least to me.  No doubt someone might read this and quickly dispute my thoughts.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 20, 2013, 03:16:57 PM
Hi CarlTN,

I'm completely open to whatever feedback, even if it's not perfectly complementary.  Lay it on! :) But, I don't have any experience with any after shot activities and I only have  Nikon NX2 and now Canon Digital Photo Professional and the Canon software has even less capability than Nikon as near as I can tell.

During yesterday's shoot I asked my friend about Photoshop and maybe I'll look at a purchase, but that still doesn't solve the ignorance problem.  So if you're willing to be more explicit perhaps you can help guide me.  I did purchase a very inexpensive Corel Paintshop that has some capabilities but haven't learned to use it as ....... well life is busy (and I live on an acreage) and right now I'm just trying to shoot everything that comes my way before the snow flies and everyone hibernates!

Now I'm guessing here, but could it be you're referring to that duck in the water a short time back?  Even I could see that wasn't overly natural but honestly I don't know what settings to change or how to correct it.

Jack

Jack, my above comments were directed at the other person, who posted the shots of the lightning strikes.  I was not trying to be hypercritical, it's just I've run into the same color phenomenon.

I have no real criticisms of your shots so far, I like them.  Telephoto shots are more about capturing a specific subject, where wider angle shots capture a much wider environment, and thus in a way are more difficult to result in something compelling or unique. 

I will echo Dustin's advice.  Get Lightroom 5.  You are welcome to purchase Photoshop CS6 also, but it might be less useful for you as a beginner, and certainly costs a bit more.  CS6 is really overkill for tweaking the simpler aspects like color and exposure.  However, I don't exactly agree with Dustin's opinion that Photoshop is not intuitive, and Lightroom is.  It just depends on your perspective I guess.  I still think Lightroom has too many peripheral options that are always in play.  At least with Photoshop, nothing is in play until you start using tools and working with it.  Lightroom starts out from the perspective that, you need to decide on lots of publishing variables, destination folders, how to name and organize them.  I.E., things that have nothing to do with editing photos from an artistic perspective.  And it defaults to store all of your edited images in its own filing structure, rather than letting you do what you want with the edited images from the start.

My point is, to those who initially learned photo editing in Lightroom, it seems intuitive to them.  Less so to those who got used to Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop.  Or at least to me.  No doubt someone might read this and quickly dispute my thoughts.

While I had Photoshop first and Lightroom second, I don't disagree with some of your conclusions.  That being said, once utilized properly, Lightroom's filing, printing, and publishing options are amongst its most valuable tools, particularly for professionals.

When I first got Photshop (CS3 extended), I literally tried it for a while and then went back to a cheaper, easier editing program.  It was overwhelming and I didn't feel like I could do anything.  I later began to read articles, watch tutorials and webinars, and have become pretty proficient.  I still prefer the Lightroom interface for everything that doesn't require layers.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on June 20, 2013, 07:22:44 PM
Thanks CarlTN and Dustin,

On pp I appreciate all the advice.  Not sure what I'll do but my friend uses PS and says he'll help me get up to speed, but he also says his son uses LR and promotes that.  I've previously published a book and done lots of drawings using AutoCAD 2005, self taught, which is quite unrelated, but indicative of my level of software involvement.  I can learn of course, but that doesn't mean I should kill myself for no good reason.

I was serious when I said I'd be fine with constructive criticism, I have a thick enough skin.  :)  One question - what's up with the rather unnatural (although it struck me as kind of pretty) blue water in my duck picture a few posts back? 

Actually, right now I'm just enjoying snapping pictures as best I can and in the winter I'll try to be critiquing and asking for more feedback.

And I'm dreaming of that 14-24 F2.8 that's rumored, which I really want before heading back to Peru and Machu Pichu for a holiday in a year or two. ;D

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Pag on June 20, 2013, 08:18:03 PM
Here's a few shots I took over the week-end. All hand-held, at night, with a 6D and a Sigma 50mm f/1.4. It's pretty amazing how little light you need to shoot with this combo.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3722/9073121178_5464cc1e12_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/9073121178/)
2013-06-17 Après la pluie-168-Edit (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/9073121178/#) by pagarneau (http://www.flickr.com/people/pagarneau/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5448/9073121476_3717703421_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/9073121476/)
2013-06-17 Après la pluie-115-Edit (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/9073121476/#) by pagarneau (http://www.flickr.com/people/pagarneau/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7381/9070894347_421c503b6f_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/9070894347/)
2013-06-17 Après la pluie-217-Edit (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/9070894347/#) by pagarneau (http://www.flickr.com/people/pagarneau/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3681/9070894219_8b7061bace_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/9070894219/)
2013-06-17 Après la pluie-43-Edit (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/9070894219/#) by pagarneau (http://www.flickr.com/people/pagarneau/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 20, 2013, 08:51:44 PM
Here's a few shots I took over the week-end. All hand-held, at night, with a 6D and a Sigma 50mm f/1.4. It's pretty amazing how little light you need to shoot with this combo.


Very nice shots.  They have a very cinematic feel to them, with excellent color and detail.  The 6D really is a high ISO monster!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CTJohn on June 20, 2013, 09:58:58 PM
Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on June 20, 2013, 11:43:16 PM
Pag and CTJohn, very nice shots!

I shot some video this evening with my 6D, of fireflies with my Voigtlander 58 f/1.4.  Looks nice enough on the camera's screen, not uploaded it yet.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on June 20, 2013, 11:44:28 PM
A few flower shots taken with our new 6D and uber expensive and exotic new lens.

The purple iris is at ISO 3200. This camera just has astonishing high ISO performance.

Love these shots!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on June 20, 2013, 11:46:03 PM
Shot this afternoon with the 6D 300 1250th ISO 1250.

Jack

If this shot is the one you're referring to with the water not being the right shade of blue...I dunno it looks fine to me, maybe a tad warm.  I'd probably leave it alone.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on June 21, 2013, 02:49:59 AM
CarlTN, yes I'm puzzled by the steely appearance and colors I often get with water, I guess generally in sunshine.  It's not that I don't like it but I don't recall the scene looking exactly like that.  However, I'm guessing this is where the lens and the camera's characteristics (shutter speed etc.) come in and it's simply what you get??

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on June 21, 2013, 02:55:25 AM
Sporgon, still wondering:

"Nice shots everyone.  Sporgon, what's the lens you refer to??

Jack"
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: ecka on June 21, 2013, 07:23:08 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7430/9099667772_7f68696c3c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9099667772/)
IMG_0174-0176 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9099667772/#) by ecka84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CTJohn on June 21, 2013, 07:58:43 AM
Here's a few shots I took over the week-end. All hand-held, at night, with a 6D and a Sigma 50mm f/1.4. It's pretty amazing how little light you need to shoot with this combo.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3722/9073121178_5464cc1e12_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/9073121178/)
2013-06-17 Après la pluie-168-Edit (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/9073121178/#) by pagarneau (http://www.flickr.com/people/pagarneau/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5448/9073121476_3717703421_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/9073121476/)
2013-06-17 Après la pluie-115-Edit (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/9073121476/#) by pagarneau (http://www.flickr.com/people/pagarneau/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7381/9070894347_421c503b6f_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/9070894347/)
2013-06-17 Après la pluie-217-Edit (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/9070894347/#) by pagarneau (http://www.flickr.com/people/pagarneau/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3681/9070894219_8b7061bace_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/9070894219/)
2013-06-17 Après la pluie-43-Edit (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/9070894219/#) by pagarneau (http://www.flickr.com/people/pagarneau/), on Flickr

Lovely shots!  Could you give the EXIF and post processing info?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Pag on June 21, 2013, 09:41:47 AM
Thanks all for the nice comments! For the exif info, clicking on the pictures will bring you to Flickr where you can scroll down and click on "show more" next to "Additional Info" near the bottom of the page to make it appear (admittedly, it's pretty well hidden).
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Sporgon on June 21, 2013, 11:17:56 AM
Sporgon, still wondering:

"Nice shots everyone.  Sporgon, what's the lens you refer to??

Jack"


My throw away comment about our new uber expensive and exotic lens was tongue-in-cheek 'cos it's actually my daughters new 70-300 non 'L'. The lens is so bad mid frame at 300mm that it actually creates a rather nice soft focus effect !
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 21, 2013, 05:38:10 PM
Pag and CTJohn, very nice shots!

I shot some video this evening with my 6D, of fireflies with my Voigtlander 58 f/1.4.  Looks nice enough on the camera's screen, not uploaded it yet.

Carl, tell me about the Voigtlander.  I have heard some say that other than the lack of AF it is actually one of the best options in the 50mm range.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Sporgon on June 21, 2013, 05:49:14 PM
Pag and CTJohn, very nice shots!

I shot some video this evening with my 6D, of fireflies with my Voigtlander 58 f/1.4.  Looks nice enough on the camera's screen, not uploaded it yet.

Carl, tell me about the Voigtlander.  I have heard some say that other than the lack of AF it is actually one of the best options in the 50mm range.

I thought it doesn't come in an EF mount ?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rsheath08 on June 21, 2013, 06:46:05 PM
Taken on St. Kitts Island.  7 shots merged in Photomatix.  I have NEVER seen a rainbow like this, and may never again.  It was just about that bright in real life... simply amazing!

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3831/9080803802_170b120aef_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryan_and_corey/9080803802/)
Double Rainbow over Brimstone Hill Fortress (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryan_and_corey/9080803802/#) by Ryan S Heath (http://www.flickr.com/people/ryan_and_corey/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on June 21, 2013, 06:47:42 PM
Here's a few shots I took over the week-end. All hand-held, at night, with a 6D and a Sigma 50mm f/1.4. It's pretty amazing how little light you need to shoot with this combo.


Very nice pictures Pag. I really like your shots.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: brad-man on June 21, 2013, 06:49:37 PM
Pag and CTJohn, very nice shots!

I shot some video this evening with my 6D, of fireflies with my Voigtlander 58 f/1.4.  Looks nice enough on the camera's screen, not uploaded it yet.

Carl, tell me about the Voigtlander.  I have heard some say that other than the lack of AF it is actually one of the best options in the 50mm range.

I thought it doesn't come in an EF mount ?

http://www.photozone.de/canon_eos_ff/518-voigtlander58f14ff (http://www.photozone.de/canon_eos_ff/518-voigtlander58f14ff)

It does. Finding one is another matter.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on June 21, 2013, 07:38:51 PM
CarlTN, yes I'm puzzled by the steely appearance and colors I often get with water, I guess generally in sunshine.  It's not that I don't like it but I don't recall the scene looking exactly like that.  However, I'm guessing this is where the lens and the camera's characteristics (shutter speed etc.) come in and it's simply what you get??

Jack

Well, that other shot kind of almost looked like you were using the polarizer filter, but it's hard to tell.

This shot...um it looks like some kind of "closeup abstraction" of an alligator with its nose protruding from the water...??
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on June 21, 2013, 07:56:56 PM
Pag and CTJohn, very nice shots!

I shot some video this evening with my 6D, of fireflies with my Voigtlander 58 f/1.4.  Looks nice enough on the camera's screen, not uploaded it yet.

Carl, tell me about the Voigtlander.  I have heard some say that other than the lack of AF it is actually one of the best options in the 50mm range.

I personally love it.  The metal body looks and feels identical to Zeiss.  I would say the bokeh is not as smooth as the Canon 50 f/1.2, or the 135L...but the color is superior at least to the 135L.  The bokeh is creamy smooth if there are not extreme highlights in it.  The contrast is similar to the 135 (which is saying something, because you know how contrasty the 135 is).  The sharpness is extreme on the 6D.  On my 50D, sharpness was still extreme, but you could kind of make out barely some lateral CA...very minute, of course...but even it seems absent on the 6D.  There is still some slight longitudinal, or "bokeh" fringing...but it's not very strong...depending on just how extreme the contrast is at the transition of dark to light edges of subject matter (and this is at wider apertures).  Not unusual for fast primes of any focal length, I suppose.  By about f/2.8, even this is completely gone.

I decided I wanted it, after looking at photozone.de's test of it.  According to their charts (they don't say so outright), its resolution is beyond all other 50mm f/1.4 primes they have tested, including both Canons, the Nikons, even the Zeiss...at least at wider aperture than f/4 or f/5.6.  Certainly a couple of them tie or beat it, at around f/5.6.  I'm sure there are other sites which might not be so kind to it, but my sample sure seems to be up to photozone's.

It had essentially no vignetting at f/1.4 on the crop camera, and barely a moderate amount on the 6D.  Perhaps 1.5 stops near the wide f/f border, maybe close to 2 at the corner?  I don't know...I forget what their test showed.  At the extreme corners on the 6D, there is a bit of noticeable aberration, likely coma (not uncommon for an f/1.4 lens on a full frame).  Through most of the frame it is just about perfect, in my opinion.  And like the above, when you close the aperture down some, the coma goes away.  This is at the extreme corners.  And this is from the perspective of trying to use it for astrophotography, or otherwise looking at a file at 100% at the corner, to decide what it's doing...certainly at 8x10 print size or something, I doubt you could see any aberration. 

The main thing I don't like, is that it's a manual lens.  If you are shooting at a closed down aperture, then the light meter is never going to be accurate.  Sure the finder image is darker (sometimes looks darker than it should, say at f/4).  But the main problem is innacurate exposure.  It's not really a problem at f/2 or faster, though...since it's nearly wide open.  Of course there are no clicks between f/1.4 and f/2, so the ring can move a bit if you touch it, when setting it somewhere in between.  And of course the camera only always shows "f/1.4", even when closed to f/16.  The focus ring, feels like heaven...perfect rubber teeth, perfect amount of back-pressure. 

The "dandelion" chip in the Fotodiox (Nikon-to-Canon) adapter I use, works like a dream.  It gave accurate focus confirmation at the much reviled side AF point of the 6D, in a dark room when I tried it a night or two ago.  But there's also a caveat I must mention with this adaptor.  It needed "tightening" with a jeweler's screwdriver, because at first the lens was loose inside it.  I damaged the tip of the screwdriver in the tightening process...but fortunately it was a cheap one...which is probably why it was too weak to hold up in the first place, haha!

If I could ever get my DVR tv shows watched (we keep getting free weekends of the prime channels!), and some house cleaning done, in between wasting my time online, I could get some pics edited!

I'd also really like to post some video clips I shot with it just last night, of fireflies amongst some deer at my pond...on the 6D.  But I don't have a youtube account.  Should I create one, or try another site?

What I really need is a comfortable chair cushion for use at the desktop.  I am not really more than like 20lbs overweight, but I have an occasional ache of my tendons around my hips, from sitting (doc said it's genetic).  I want to try one of those $100 gel cushions, but I don't want to spend the money.  Any thoughts?  My cousin mentioned the $20 cushion at bed bath and beyond, but the online comments on it, looks like it goes flat after a few days...as I have found all cushions seem to do.  For the last couple of years, I just sit on an orthopedic "bean bag" type cushion...it hurts and feels a bit too firm...but it never goes flat.  I paid like $40 for a first generation "memory foam" cushion about 8 years ago.  It lasted about 4 months before it was totally blown out...but it wasn't really thick enough, only like an inch.  A new computer chair would help, but the cushion in it would just feel the same as this old one after a few weeks.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on June 22, 2013, 01:22:07 AM
I have been really liking my 6d...it's odd, comparing to my mk3, there are some times where the colors fro mthe 6d pop a lot more than the mk3.  And other times where the mk3 shines...I have been using them in tandem and having a lot of fun!

6d, 50mm lens at f8, 1/125, and 2 430 ex's to camera right
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 22, 2013, 10:40:21 AM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5333/9108649886_0c65f09185_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9108649886/)
Golden Hour (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9108649886/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 22, 2013, 10:40:59 AM
Pag and CTJohn, very nice shots!

I shot some video this evening with my 6D, of fireflies with my Voigtlander 58 f/1.4.  Looks nice enough on the camera's screen, not uploaded it yet.

Carl, tell me about the Voigtlander.  I have heard some say that other than the lack of AF it is actually one of the best options in the 50mm range.

I personally love it.  The metal body looks and feels identical to Zeiss.  I would say the bokeh is not as smooth as the Canon 50 f/1.2, or the 135L...but the color is superior at least to the 135L.  The bokeh is creamy smooth if there are not extreme highlights in it.  The contrast is similar to the 135 (which is saying something, because you know how contrasty the 135 is).  The sharpness is extreme on the 6D.  On my 50D, sharpness was still extreme, but you could kind of make out barely some lateral CA...very minute, of course...but even it seems absent on the 6D.  There is still some slight longitudinal, or "bokeh" fringing...but it's not very strong...depending on just how extreme the contrast is at the transition of dark to light edges of subject matter (and this is at wider apertures).  Not unusual for fast primes of any focal length, I suppose.  By about f/2.8, even this is completely gone.

I decided I wanted it, after looking at photozone.de's test of it.  According to their charts (they don't say so outright), its resolution is beyond all other 50mm f/1.4 primes they have tested, including both Canons, the Nikons, even the Zeiss...at least at wider aperture than f/4 or f/5.6.  Certainly a couple of them tie or beat it, at around f/5.6.  I'm sure there are other sites which might not be so kind to it, but my sample sure seems to be up to photozone's.

It had essentially no vignetting at f/1.4 on the crop camera, and barely a moderate amount on the 6D.  Perhaps 1.5 stops near the wide f/f border, maybe close to 2 at the corner?  I don't know...I forget what their test showed.  At the extreme corners on the 6D, there is a bit of noticeable aberration, likely coma (not uncommon for an f/1.4 lens on a full frame).  Through most of the frame it is just about perfect, in my opinion.  And like the above, when you close the aperture down some, the coma goes away.  This is at the extreme corners.  And this is from the perspective of trying to use it for astrophotography, or otherwise looking at a file at 100% at the corner, to decide what it's doing...certainly at 8x10 print size or something, I doubt you could see any aberration. 

The main thing I don't like, is that it's a manual lens.  If you are shooting at a closed down aperture, then the light meter is never going to be accurate.  Sure the finder image is darker (sometimes looks darker than it should, say at f/4).  But the main problem is innacurate exposure.  It's not really a problem at f/2 or faster, though...since it's nearly wide open.  Of course there are no clicks between f/1.4 and f/2, so the ring can move a bit if you touch it, when setting it somewhere in between.  And of course the camera only always shows "f/1.4", even when closed to f/16.  The focus ring, feels like heaven...perfect rubber teeth, perfect amount of back-pressure. 

The "dandelion" chip in the Fotodiox (Nikon-to-Canon) adapter I use, works like a dream.  It gave accurate focus confirmation at the much reviled side AF point of the 6D, in a dark room when I tried it a night or two ago.  But there's also a caveat I must mention with this adaptor.  It needed "tightening" with a jeweler's screwdriver, because at first the lens was loose inside it.  I damaged the tip of the screwdriver in the tightening process...but fortunately it was a cheap one...which is probably why it was too weak to hold up in the first place, haha!

If I could ever get my DVR tv shows watched (we keep getting free weekends of the prime channels!), and some house cleaning done, in between wasting my time online, I could get some pics edited!

I'd also really like to post some video clips I shot with it just last night, of fireflies amongst some deer at my pond...on the 6D.  But I don't have a youtube account.  Should I create one, or try another site?

What I really need is a comfortable chair cushion for use at the desktop.  I am not really more than like 20lbs overweight, but I have an occasional ache of my tendons around my hips, from sitting (doc said it's genetic).  I want to try one of those $100 gel cushions, but I don't want to spend the money.  Any thoughts?  My cousin mentioned the $20 cushion at bed bath and beyond, but the online comments on it, looks like it goes flat after a few days...as I have found all cushions seem to do.  For the last couple of years, I just sit on an orthopedic "bean bag" type cushion...it hurts and feels a bit too firm...but it never goes flat.  I paid like $40 for a first generation "memory foam" cushion about 8 years ago.  It lasted about 4 months before it was totally blown out...but it wasn't really thick enough, only like an inch.  A new computer chair would help, but the cushion in it would just feel the same as this old one after a few weeks.

Are you implying that it doesn't come in a native Canon mount?  I thought that it did.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Malte_P on June 22, 2013, 11:45:09 AM
oooops
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 22, 2013, 12:15:46 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/HCDJEXN.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/MFZSEtc.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/hgjevMH.jpg)

Nice ones!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on June 23, 2013, 01:47:00 AM
very nice, Malte_P - what lenses?

Hornet isn't quite what I'd prefer but it's challenging  :)

300 1600th F3.2  ISO 3200

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 23, 2013, 08:18:08 AM
Here's a golden oldie (SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8) mounted on the 6D.  It is a great combo, and the one reason why I don't have a modern 50mm lens.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3726/9116214678_52c8467220_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9116214678/)
Floating in a Sea of Light (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9116214678/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: toodamnice on June 23, 2013, 11:06:53 AM
My first lightning shoot with my 6D. I usually use my 550D with my Tokina 11-16 f2.8 because I trust that lens at infinity more than any other lens I have owned and I usually shoot lightning that way. Maybe I am doing something wrong but the other lenses that I use for lightning namely my EF 50 f1.4 and EF-S 15-85 f3.5-5.6 don't seem to be sharp at infinity.

These were shot using my EF 16-35 f2.8L II at 35mm. I focused on the tree line. Sadly the sky wasn't completely dark so I couldn't do long exposures and the nice colors in the clouds that come with lightning were muted somewhat. I like how they turned out and love how the files can be worked in post without the banding and other issues that I would have with my 550D.

See more at: www.flickr.com/toodamnice (http://www.flickr.com/toodamnice)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3806/8913661177_4abf106580_c.jpg)
3.3 seconds, f10, iso 100

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3761/8913665645_c926c1c85d_c.jpg)
4.3 seconds, f10, iso 100

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8137/8914800681_2fd7023419_c.jpg)
2.7 seconds, f10, iso 100

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2856/8915653245_343cd265e4_c.jpg)
8.3 seconds, f10, iso 100

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2859/8966043550_ec50c610a7_c.jpg)
2.9 seconds, f10, iso 100

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8256/8986767389_ea1b764e7d_c.jpg)
5 seconds, f10, iso 100, cropped

"got chills....electrifying" ;D
Nice shots! :)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: toodamnice on June 23, 2013, 11:10:47 AM

"Toodamnice", nice shots for sure...however...not trying to nitpick, but you simply must get rid of some of that aqua blue cast to the sky.  I've done many sky shots, and have found it's always better to correct that a bit.  What happens is that hue gets over saturated, the tones fall flat, and look less natural, especially if you add any saturation, or worse, vibrance.  Even if you haven't added any, it still needs correcting. 

This blue cast was especially bad with shots done with my Sigma DP2, because it had a bit of a color shift towards the corners anyway.  With any of my Canon cameras, they didn't have the color shift toward the corners, but the sky can still turn that shade of deep "blue jeans" blue-greenish color.

My two cents...   

Thanks for the advice CarlTN. I will try that and see how the pictures turn out. I know that with a lot of storms that aqua color can come from the rain/hail core and is natural. However the core is not visible in these shots.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 24, 2013, 09:01:49 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7441/9123777117_84db2aa91d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9123777117/)
The Petal and the Metal (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9123777117/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Here's one taken off the far left focal point.  DOF is .07 inches.  With a proper AFMA, I find the outer points on the 6D plenty accurate.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on June 25, 2013, 03:00:06 AM
Further to Dustins's comments about the outer focus points.  I love my 6D but I now have a clearer awareness of the shortcomings of the AF. 

Thinking about what Canon did to handicap 6D shooters disappoints me.  It seems to me a significant number of shots in vertical orientation will involve a live subject that is tall that you are trying to fill the frame with.  Maybe a person with focus on the eyes or my sapsucker in a similar situation.  The outer focus point gets more easily confused and if the subject is moving then there isn't always time to recompose using the center point, which is superb.  Why couldn't they have made just the far right and the upper point double cross - seems a no-brainer to me?? 

As others have said, the 6D and wildlife leaves one just a little disappointed, more so because the camera is otherwise such a treat.  Still, no regrets because the near future will have what I'm looking for (hopefully) and the 6D will be my second body.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: funkboy on June 25, 2013, 05:55:47 AM

What I really need is a comfortable chair cushion for use at the desktop.  I am not really more than like 20lbs overweight, but I have an occasional ache of my tendons around my hips, from sitting (doc said it's genetic).

If you can find one at auction somewhere, try to get your hands on a Herman Miller Aeron chair.  They were by far the most popular chair with the dotcom crowd, and are (or at least were the last time I looked) available at office-surplus type warehouses, eBay, etc. as a result.  They come in 3 sizes and are designed for callcenters & people banging on keyboards all day long.

You might also try a Varier balans kneeling chair, if your knees don't mind.  They're not for everyone but they certainly get the weight off your hips.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: dexstrose on June 25, 2013, 12:51:42 PM
He was hanging around in front of the window.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2836/9137007750_3c8d46f012_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on June 25, 2013, 03:47:49 PM


Are you implying that it doesn't come in a native Canon mount?  I thought that it did.

Not just implying it, I'm saying it.  If it now comes in a Canon mount, that's news to me.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on June 25, 2013, 04:00:47 PM
Further to Dustins's comments about the outer focus points.  I love my 6D but I now have a clearer awareness of the shortcomings of the AF. 

Thinking about what Canon did to handicap 6D shooters disappoints me.  It seems to me a significant number of shots in vertical orientation will involve a live subject that is tall that you are trying to fill the frame with.  Maybe a person with focus on the eyes or my sapsucker in a similar situation.  The outer focus point gets more easily confused and if the subject is moving then there isn't always time to recompose using the center point, which is superb.  Why couldn't they have made just the far right and the upper point double cross - seems a no-brainer to me?? 

As others have said, the 6D and wildlife leaves one just a little disappointed, more so because the camera is otherwise such a treat.  Still, no regrets because the near future will have what I'm looking for (hopefully) and the 6D will be my second body.

Jack

I've yet to have any problems with servo tracking using the outer AF points on the 6D, even in low light with an f/4 lens (usually this is people walking around, or slow moving wildlife...not birds in flight).  As for wildlife specifically on any of my telephoto lenses, I mostly use the center point.

As I have mentioned in the other thread, I don't see Canon as "handicapping" the 6D's autofocus.  They simply did not want to use the 7D's sensor (it is aging and needs more processing power than they wanted to include with the 6D).  So instead they came up with a new one, or at least a new variation of the old one used in the 5D2.  It works as good or better than the 5D2's, especially the center point.

Canon certainly was not going to give the 6D a more sophisticated AF sensor, and keep the price where they wanted it.  If it did have a better sensor, it also certainly would have impacted, if not killed sales of the 5D3.  But to offer the 6D with that mythical AF sensor that some of you think you need, would have meant the price for the 6D body would have been too similar to the 5D3's price anyway.  It would not have been able to compete with the Nikon D600 as easily, because its price would have been higher (rather than lower in most of the world).  It would not be a product that fills a price point within the product line. 

Therefore it was never going to happen.  To complain about the AF ability of the 6D is silly.  It works fine, if you take the time to try to use it correctly.

Jack, you need to lend me that 300 ii for a few weeks, because I think you are too disappointed, and we can't have that!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on June 25, 2013, 04:09:34 PM

"Toodamnice", nice shots for sure...however...not trying to nitpick, but you simply must get rid of some of that aqua blue cast to the sky.  I've done many sky shots, and have found it's always better to correct that a bit.  What happens is that hue gets over saturated, the tones fall flat, and look less natural, especially if you add any saturation, or worse, vibrance.  Even if you haven't added any, it still needs correcting. 

This blue cast was especially bad with shots done with my Sigma DP2, because it had a bit of a color shift towards the corners anyway.  With any of my Canon cameras, they didn't have the color shift toward the corners, but the sky can still turn that shade of deep "blue jeans" blue-greenish color.

My two cents...   

Thanks for the advice CarlTN. I will try that and see how the pictures turn out. I know that with a lot of storms that aqua color can come from the rain/hail core and is natural. However the core is not visible in these shots.

Indeed.  There can be a beautiful aqua color, even in blue sky with little or no clouds, usually near sunset or sunrise.  The most beautiful aqua color I have seen, was on the bottom half of a giant thunder cloud, with sunset behind me, and cloud in front and above. 

It's just that I have done similar shots as those you posted (mine were not of lightning though), and found this "deep dark aqua" color to not represent what was shot, as I saw it.  Lightning itself, certainly can be very pink, and that part of your shot looks very natural.  Sometimes lightning can appear blue, as with the "snow hurricane-esque" super storm of March 1993, which provided a "once in 100 years" snowfall here in southeast Tennessee...22 inches over about a two hour period!  I was not out in that taking pictures, that's for sure!  Just from the lightning shining in the windows that night, it was eerily blue.  I suppose the snow or ice affected the color.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on June 25, 2013, 04:12:23 PM
Here's a golden oldie (SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8) mounted on the 6D.  It is a great combo, and the one reason why I don't have a modern 50mm lens.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3726/9116214678_52c8467220_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9116214678/)
Floating in a Sea of Light (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9116214678/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

That's a Pentax lens?  What adapter is used?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on June 25, 2013, 04:13:03 PM
I have been really liking my 6d...it's odd, comparing to my mk3, there are some times where the colors fro mthe 6d pop a lot more than the mk3.  And other times where the mk3 shines...I have been using them in tandem and having a lot of fun!

6d, 50mm lens at f8, 1/125, and 2 430 ex's to camera right

I hate happy couples, but that's a nice shot!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CTJohn on June 25, 2013, 04:51:24 PM
Sunrise, Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton National Park.

6D, 24-105 f/4L, 1/10 second, f/11, ISO 100
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on June 25, 2013, 05:10:35 PM
Sunrise, Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton National Park.

6D, 24-105 f/4L, 1/10 second, f/11, ISO 100

Very nice, was that on a tripod?  What month?

I wanted to go to Glacier to shoot wildflowers, but looks like I can't make it this year.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Sporgon on June 25, 2013, 05:27:40 PM
Sunrise, Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton National Park.

6D, 24-105 f/4L, 1/10 second, f/11, ISO 100


Really good
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on June 25, 2013, 05:36:48 PM
Sunrise, Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton National Park.

6D, 24-105 f/4L, 1/10 second, f/11, ISO 100


Really good
+1
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on June 25, 2013, 06:36:01 PM
I have been really liking my 6d...it's odd, comparing to my mk3, there are some times where the colors fro mthe 6d pop a lot more than the mk3.  And other times where the mk3 shines...I have been using them in tandem and having a lot of fun!

6d, 50mm lens at f8, 1/125, and 2 430 ex's to camera right

I hate happy couples, but that's a nice shot!

I know what i do isn't everyones cup of tea, but, I see mostly landscapes and macro work here.  As someone who was greatly interested in how the 6d would stand up to shooting both people and weddings seeing more portrait work would have been awesome.  So, I post my portrait work here, that way others on the fence and wondering may see!

First is a mix of both portrait/landscape!

then a few wedding images
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CTJohn on June 25, 2013, 07:10:58 PM
Sunrise, Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton National Park.

6D, 24-105 f/4L, 1/10 second, f/11, ISO 100

Very nice, was that on a tripod?  What month?

I wanted to go to Glacier to shoot wildflowers, but looks like I can't make it this year.

Thanks.  Yes, on a tripod, and it was taken  last week.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on June 26, 2013, 02:03:19 AM
I have been really liking my 6d...it's odd, comparing to my mk3, there are some times where the colors fro mthe 6d pop a lot more than the mk3.  And other times where the mk3 shines...I have been using them in tandem and having a lot of fun!

6d, 50mm lens at f8, 1/125, and 2 430 ex's to camera right

I hate happy couples, but that's a nice shot!

I know what i do isn't everyones cup of tea, but, I see mostly landscapes and macro work here.  As someone who was greatly interested in how the 6d would stand up to shooting both people and weddings seeing more portrait work would have been awesome.  So, I post my portrait work here, that way others on the fence and wondering may see!

First is a mix of both portrait/landscape!

then a few wedding images

Nice shots!  I'm just jealous I can't marry all those women.  I'm in dire need of love and being nagged to death by a myriad of wives!

I wish I could make as much money from my photography as wedding shooters do, that's for sure.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 26, 2013, 08:14:53 AM
Here's a golden oldie (SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8) mounted on the 6D.  It is a great combo, and the one reason why I don't have a modern 50mm lens.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3726/9116214678_52c8467220_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9116214678/)
Floating in a Sea of Light (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9116214678/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

That's a Pentax lens?  What adapter is used?

Just an $10 M42 to EOS adapter off Ebay.  Mine has focus confirm and allows you to set aperture.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 26, 2013, 08:15:51 AM
Sunrise, Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton National Park.

6D, 24-105 f/4L, 1/10 second, f/11, ISO 100

That is a fabulous image.  Bravo!  Love the layer of mist over the water that really gives the whole scene a great, moody quality
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 26, 2013, 08:17:39 AM
I'm shooting a wedding this weekend, and business event next week.  I'll share a couple photos from that, Chuck.  I share less of my professional work on forums for  obvious reasons.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on June 26, 2013, 11:25:02 AM
I have been really liking my 6d...it's odd, comparing to my mk3, there are some times where the colors fro mthe 6d pop a lot more than the mk3.  And other times where the mk3 shines...I have been using them in tandem and having a lot of fun!

6d, 50mm lens at f8, 1/125, and 2 430 ex's to camera right

I hate happy couples, but that's a nice shot!

I know what i do isn't everyones cup of tea, but, I see mostly landscapes and macro work here.  As someone who was greatly interested in how the 6d would stand up to shooting both people and weddings seeing more portrait work would have been awesome.  So, I post my portrait work here, that way others on the fence and wondering may see!

First is a mix of both portrait/landscape!

then a few wedding images

Nice shots!  I'm just jealous I can't marry all those women.  I'm in dire need of love and being nagged to death by a myriad of wives!

I wish I could make as much money from my photography as wedding shooters do, that's for sure.

TY Man, but ---- doing this kind of work isn't the big cash grab you may think, at least not for everyone.  This is only my second season shooting weddings.   Established weddings togs do make a decent living, but thats the key...established!  Last year I shot 6 weddings as primary shooter -- 2 of them in the 2k range, the other 4 sub 1k (basically ceremony only), and i shot 12 as 2nd shooter  This year I have 4 in the 2k range, and 7 below 1.5k.  So far 3 second shooter gigs.  Next year i should have more full coverage weddings and less second shooting.  But to really be making it with weddings you need to be doing 25-30 weddings at 2k at least, and that goal is probably at least 2-3 years off.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on June 26, 2013, 01:00:02 PM
I have been really liking my 6d...it's odd, comparing to my mk3, there are some times where the colors fro mthe 6d pop a lot more than the mk3.  And other times where the mk3 shines...I have been using them in tandem and having a lot of fun!

6d, 50mm lens at f8, 1/125, and 2 430 ex's to camera right

I hate happy couples, but that's a nice shot!

I know what i do isn't everyones cup of tea, but, I see mostly landscapes and macro work here.  As someone who was greatly interested in how the 6d would stand up to shooting both people and weddings seeing more portrait work would have been awesome.  So, I post my portrait work here, that way others on the fence and wondering may see!

First is a mix of both portrait/landscape!

then a few wedding images

Nice shots!  I'm just jealous I can't marry all those women.  I'm in dire need of love and being nagged to death by a myriad of wives!

I wish I could make as much money from my photography as wedding shooters do, that's for sure.

TY Man, but ---- doing this kind of work isn't the big cash grab you may think, at least not for everyone.  This is only my second season shooting weddings.   Established weddings togs do make a decent living, but thats the key...established!  Last year I shot 6 weddings as primary shooter -- 2 of them in the 2k range, the other 4 sub 1k (basically ceremony only), and i shot 12 as 2nd shooter  This year I have 4 in the 2k range, and 7 below 1.5k.  So far 3 second shooter gigs.  Next year i should have more full coverage weddings and less second shooting.  But to really be making it with weddings you need to be doing 25-30 weddings at 2k at least, and that goal is probably at least 2-3 years off.

That's still a very nice paycheck.  What area are you in, if I may ask?

I would just like to edit images for wedding or event shooters.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on June 26, 2013, 02:08:02 PM
I have been really liking my 6d...it's odd, comparing to my mk3, there are some times where the colors fro mthe 6d pop a lot more than the mk3.  And other times where the mk3 shines...I have been using them in tandem and having a lot of fun!

6d, 50mm lens at f8, 1/125, and 2 430 ex's to camera right

I hate happy couples, but that's a nice shot!

I know what i do isn't everyones cup of tea, but, I see mostly landscapes and macro work here.  As someone who was greatly interested in how the 6d would stand up to shooting both people and weddings seeing more portrait work would have been awesome.  So, I post my portrait work here, that way others on the fence and wondering may see!

First is a mix of both portrait/landscape!

then a few wedding images

Nice shots!  I'm just jealous I can't marry all those women.  I'm in dire need of love and being nagged to death by a myriad of wives!

I wish I could make as much money from my photography as wedding shooters do, that's for sure.

TY Man, but ---- doing this kind of work isn't the big cash grab you may think, at least not for everyone.  This is only my second season shooting weddings.   Established weddings togs do make a decent living, but thats the key...established!  Last year I shot 6 weddings as primary shooter -- 2 of them in the 2k range, the other 4 sub 1k (basically ceremony only), and i shot 12 as 2nd shooter  This year I have 4 in the 2k range, and 7 below 1.5k.  So far 3 second shooter gigs.  Next year i should have more full coverage weddings and less second shooting.  But to really be making it with weddings you need to be doing 25-30 weddings at 2k at least, and that goal is probably at least 2-3 years off.

That's still a very nice paycheck.  What area are you in, if I may ask?

I would just like to edit images for wedding or event shooters.

Buffalo NY....

it's not horrible pay, about 13k...lop the taxes off of that though and its 10 k, then gear, advertising....it won't be a self suficient operation for a few more years.  With that said, growth is growth!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: iKenndac on June 26, 2013, 04:21:08 PM
Went to a woodland obstacle course this weekend. Got loads of great photos with my 6D + 70-200 f/4 L (no IS) - here's one of my favourites.

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 27, 2013, 09:08:49 AM
Went to a woodland obstacle course this weekend. Got loads of great photos with my 6D + 70-200 f/4 L (no IS) - here's one of my favourites.

Nice shot.  Good focus and nice, vivid colors.

Here's one with the new Tamron 70-200 VC that I have for review purposes right now.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5529/9149472793_6d73d17cf7_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9149472793/)
Me and My Book (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9149472793/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 27, 2013, 09:15:02 AM
I have been really liking my 6d...it's odd, comparing to my mk3, there are some times where the colors fro mthe 6d pop a lot more than the mk3.  And other times where the mk3 shines...I have been using them in tandem and having a lot of fun!

6d, 50mm lens at f8, 1/125, and 2 430 ex's to camera right

I hate happy couples, but that's a nice shot!

I know what i do isn't everyones cup of tea, but, I see mostly landscapes and macro work here.  As someone who was greatly interested in how the 6d would stand up to shooting both people and weddings seeing more portrait work would have been awesome.  So, I post my portrait work here, that way others on the fence and wondering may see!

First is a mix of both portrait/landscape!

then a few wedding images

Nice shots!  I'm just jealous I can't marry all those women.  I'm in dire need of love and being nagged to death by a myriad of wives!

I wish I could make as much money from my photography as wedding shooters do, that's for sure.

TY Man, but ---- doing this kind of work isn't the big cash grab you may think, at least not for everyone.  This is only my second season shooting weddings.   Established weddings togs do make a decent living, but thats the key...established!  Last year I shot 6 weddings as primary shooter -- 2 of them in the 2k range, the other 4 sub 1k (basically ceremony only), and i shot 12 as 2nd shooter  This year I have 4 in the 2k range, and 7 below 1.5k.  So far 3 second shooter gigs.  Next year i should have more full coverage weddings and less second shooting.  But to really be making it with weddings you need to be doing 25-30 weddings at 2k at least, and that goal is probably at least 2-3 years off.

That's still a very nice paycheck.  What area are you in, if I may ask?

I would just like to edit images for wedding or event shooters.

Wedding income is one of the most reliable ways to make money as a photographer, but it is not only a lot of work, you have to have the right temperament.  You have to take charge, direct traffic, pose people, and manage personalities usually under serious time constraints.  I don't shoot a ton of weddings, but I am always exhausted by the end of the day.

My unique position this Saturday is that I am both the wedding photographer and the officiating minister (I have a second shooter for the ceremony).  I've done this before, and it definitely leaves me wiped.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on June 27, 2013, 12:48:42 PM
I have been really liking my 6d...it's odd, comparing to my mk3, there are some times where the colors fro mthe 6d pop a lot more than the mk3.  And other times where the mk3 shines...I have been using them in tandem and having a lot of fun!

6d, 50mm lens at f8, 1/125, and 2 430 ex's to camera right

I hate happy couples, but that's a nice shot!

I know what i do isn't everyones cup of tea, but, I see mostly landscapes and macro work here.  As someone who was greatly interested in how the 6d would stand up to shooting both people and weddings seeing more portrait work would have been awesome.  So, I post my portrait work here, that way others on the fence and wondering may see!

First is a mix of both portrait/landscape!

then a few wedding images

Nice shots!  I'm just jealous I can't marry all those women.  I'm in dire need of love and being nagged to death by a myriad of wives!

I wish I could make as much money from my photography as wedding shooters do, that's for sure.

TY Man, but ---- doing this kind of work isn't the big cash grab you may think, at least not for everyone.  This is only my second season shooting weddings.   Established weddings togs do make a decent living, but thats the key...established!  Last year I shot 6 weddings as primary shooter -- 2 of them in the 2k range, the other 4 sub 1k (basically ceremony only), and i shot 12 as 2nd shooter  This year I have 4 in the 2k range, and 7 below 1.5k.  So far 3 second shooter gigs.  Next year i should have more full coverage weddings and less second shooting.  But to really be making it with weddings you need to be doing 25-30 weddings at 2k at least, and that goal is probably at least 2-3 years off.

That's still a very nice paycheck.  What area are you in, if I may ask?

I would just like to edit images for wedding or event shooters.

Wedding income is one of the most reliable ways to make money as a photographer, but it is not only a lot of work, you have to have the right temperament.  You have to take charge, direct traffic, pose people, and manage personalities usually under serious time constraints.  I don't shoot a ton of weddings, but I am always exhausted by the end of the day.

My unique position this Saturday is that I am both the wedding photographer and the officiating minister (I have a second shooter for the ceremony).  I've done this before, and it definitely leaves me wiped.
Here is an idea - carry your camera as you conduct the ceremony and the punch line will be - "you can kiss the bride" - Click! I am pretty sure hardly anyone has done that! It could be your signature move and you could copyright/patent it... (for a small consideration ;)  )
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on June 27, 2013, 01:17:55 PM
I have been really liking my 6d...it's odd, comparing to my mk3, there are some times where the colors fro mthe 6d pop a lot more than the mk3.  And other times where the mk3 shines...I have been using them in tandem and having a lot of fun!

6d, 50mm lens at f8, 1/125, and 2 430 ex's to camera right

I hate happy couples, but that's a nice shot!

I know what i do isn't everyones cup of tea, but, I see mostly landscapes and macro work here.  As someone who was greatly interested in how the 6d would stand up to shooting both people and weddings seeing more portrait work would have been awesome.  So, I post my portrait work here, that way others on the fence and wondering may see!

First is a mix of both portrait/landscape!

then a few wedding images

Nice shots!  I'm just jealous I can't marry all those women.  I'm in dire need of love and being nagged to death by a myriad of wives!

I wish I could make as much money from my photography as wedding shooters do, that's for sure.

TY Man, but ---- doing this kind of work isn't the big cash grab you may think, at least not for everyone.  This is only my second season shooting weddings.   Established weddings togs do make a decent living, but thats the key...established!  Last year I shot 6 weddings as primary shooter -- 2 of them in the 2k range, the other 4 sub 1k (basically ceremony only), and i shot 12 as 2nd shooter  This year I have 4 in the 2k range, and 7 below 1.5k.  So far 3 second shooter gigs.  Next year i should have more full coverage weddings and less second shooting.  But to really be making it with weddings you need to be doing 25-30 weddings at 2k at least, and that goal is probably at least 2-3 years off.

That's still a very nice paycheck.  What area are you in, if I may ask?

I would just like to edit images for wedding or event shooters.

Wedding income is one of the most reliable ways to make money as a photographer, but it is not only a lot of work, you have to have the right temperament.  You have to take charge, direct traffic, pose people, and manage personalities usually under serious time constraints.  I don't shoot a ton of weddings, but I am always exhausted by the end of the day.

My unique position this Saturday is that I am both the wedding photographer and the officiating minister (I have a second shooter for the ceremony).  I've done this before, and it definitely leaves me wiped.

No doubt about that!  It's something I definitely know from experience.  People actually have to want to do what you say.  It's good you can command people like that.  The only way I can do that, is by getting ugly with them...and they certainly aren't smiling at me then! 

I could only be a wedding photographer, if I had a team of kind people, probably mostly female (who are somehow also nice)...telling the subjects how and where to pose, etc.  I would also have to somehow get pleasure out of seeing couples in love.  None of these things will ever happen for me...haha. 

Btw, that is some smooth bokeh highlights from that Tamron 70-200.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on June 28, 2013, 04:30:55 PM
A couple little creatures we love and hate.  Anyone have experience with something like the 300 with an extension tube for closer focus??

6D

Bee  300 X2  1600th  F11  ISO1600

Fly  300 X1.4  400th  F9  ISO  800
 
Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on June 28, 2013, 10:51:52 PM
A couple little creatures we love and hate.  Anyone have experience with something like the 300 with an extension tube for closer focus??

6D

Bee  300 X2  1600th  F11  ISO1600

Fly  300 X1.4  400th  F9  ISO  800
 
Jack

Nice shots Jack.  Looks like you're already getting decent magnification with the teleconverters.  It would be huge with both TC and extension tubes.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: jojolemerou on July 04, 2013, 09:42:36 AM
Tour de France 2013 Marseille.
6D with 24-105

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 05, 2013, 09:56:57 PM
Just now having a problem posting - try again.

It's orange for today.

6D  300 X2

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 05, 2013, 10:02:10 PM
Oops
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 06, 2013, 12:30:11 AM
Could someone please tell these guys to look after themselves!  :)

6D  300 X2 1600th  F20  ISO 3200

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 09, 2013, 09:06:44 PM
Same model but different angle that doesn't show the damage as much.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on July 10, 2013, 09:37:31 AM
Here's something I love about the 6D - the ability to set AUTO ISO in changing lighting conditions and get consistently well exposed images.  I still prefer manual setting everything when I want to affect the mood, but the AUTO ISO actually works on the 6D.  Even cooler is when I look at an image like this one (a fellow photographer was trying out my kit and shot this of me) and seeing that this still very clean looking image was shot at ISO 20,000 in terrible light at a banquet!

P.S.  Luminance noise reduction is ZERO here.  It is a RAW image converted with only the standard import settings in LR5.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: ecka on July 11, 2013, 05:01:20 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7358/9261661038_4e3b3116e3_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9261661038/)
IMG_0875 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9261661038/#) by ecka84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 12, 2013, 09:06:43 PM
Ecka - nice spider (what/where is it?) - what lens?

Bee Hawkmoth.  Thought it was a miniature hummingbird when it caught my eye since it never stoped flapping.

6D  300 X2  1200th  F10  ISO 2000

Fritillary  300 X2  1600th  F8  ISO 2000

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: michael6liu on July 12, 2013, 10:39:14 PM
Just took my new 6D for the 2013 Toronto Honda Indy Car racing event. The center AF is not bad at all compare to my 7D.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: ecka on July 13, 2013, 05:32:56 AM
Ecka - nice spider (what/where is it?) - what lens?

Jack

I'm using Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX APO DG HSM Macro. I'm not familiar with this spider species, but I found it hiding under the leaves of mentha in the garden, waiting for a prey on a reeaally hot summer day (~37°C in shade) in Eastern Europe. I may have used a polarizing filter for this shot, don't remember really.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on July 13, 2013, 07:42:09 AM

Bee Hawkmoth.  Thought it was a miniature hummingbird when it caught my eye since it never stoped flapping.

6D  300 X2  1200th  F10  ISO 2000

Fritillary  300 X2  1600th  F8  ISO 2000

Jack

Lovely shots Jack. I especially like the second one. The butterfly fits perfectly in the green background.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 13, 2013, 11:48:01 PM
Thanks Click and Ecka.

Ecka and others shooting small objects.  Has anyone used an extension tube on a telephoto.  I'm thrilled with my 300 2.8 II but can only get to within about 5'.  With some cropping I'm above real life size but I find little things fascinating.  It clearly often is an advantage to be able to stay some distance away but I need to fill the frame, so should I buy a short extension tube??

Again this one is 6D  300 X2

1600th  F11  ISO 3200

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 14, 2013, 01:52:32 AM
This girl just loved posing today, followed every instruction for about 50 shots in every conceivable location!

6D 300 X2
Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 14, 2013, 01:54:41 AM
One more.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: PKinDenmark on July 14, 2013, 03:50:16 AM
Many great shots are displayed here - confirming what a capable camera the 6D is.
I add a few more of my recent shots.
1. I am feeding the birds - and the mom is feeding her young woodpecker. 70-200mm f/4 IS @ 200mm, ISO 3200
2. One of my first macro shots with Canon 100mm L IS, @f/20, ISO 1600
3. 70-200 @200mm, f/8, ISO 1600
4. 24-105mm, @92mm, ISO 1600

One question about Auto ISO (not used above).
I use AV-mode. Then how do I influence the shuttertime used in the auto-ISO calculation, as I want shorter shutter-times than 'normal' ?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Malte_P on July 14, 2013, 05:06:26 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/d3232sIR2.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/flV43343g.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/bqI43434f.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/4b434343q.jpg)

from today
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on July 14, 2013, 08:33:32 AM

Again this one is 6D  300 X2

1600th  F11  ISO 3200

Jack


Jack your dragonfly picture is stunning.  8) I really like it.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on July 14, 2013, 08:53:26 AM
Some really great macro shots here.  I particularly like the "fly on blue" shot

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2831/9281767937_02c90845ab_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9281767937/)
Torrent (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9281767937/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on July 14, 2013, 09:58:07 AM
People, all your pictures are fabulous. I am waiting for the monsoon to abate in a month or so when I will be able to shoot some new pictures. These days it just comes down and I don't like getting wet...
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: J.R. on July 14, 2013, 10:10:05 AM
People, all your pictures are fabulous. I am waiting for the monsoon to abate in a month or so when I will be able to shoot some new pictures. These days it just comes down and I don't like getting wet...

I'm in the same boat ... the weather is terrible these days. I'm OK getting wet but the gear isn't  ;)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: J.R. on July 14, 2013, 10:21:17 AM
Couldn't resist posting from archive - Taken with the 6D + 100-400 @ 400mm, ISO 2000 - cleans up quite nicely.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: bleephotography on July 14, 2013, 11:54:08 AM
One question about Auto ISO (not used above).
I use AV-mode. Then how do I influence the shuttertime used in the auto-ISO calculation, as I want shorter shutter-times than 'normal' ?

Go to "ISO speed settings" in the third tab of the menu; there, you can change the auto ISO range and also the minimum shutter speed to accommodate your desired shooting parameters. Bear in mind that even if you set a particular min. shutter speed, the camera will adjust it accordingly to achieve a proper exposure assuming the maximum auto ISO isn't set high enough.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 14, 2013, 01:09:46 PM
Great shots guys - to the credit of the shooters and the 6D.

Hard to beat a good macro lens.  I was over-extended or I would have gotten the Canon 100.  An extension tube on a tele - any thoughts??

I still chuckle when I think of all the negative reviews I read, with comments like the On/Off button is in the wrong place.  ::) And all the put-downs from people that had never held the camera let alone shot with it.  I'm not shy about admitting I own a 6D (that 300 lens helps, though).

The previous waxwing shots were cropped and the attached represents one of the closer shots out of the bunch to give it all perspective.  Now I've shot a few at 600 I'm going back and see what I can get at 420 for comparison.

If my models will cooperate! ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on July 15, 2013, 02:05:46 AM
Great shots guys - to the credit of the shooters and the 6D.

Jack

+1000...such amazing and beautiful photos posted in the past several pages.  8)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 16, 2013, 05:23:51 PM
Here's as close as I can get to identical shots, cropped to identical size.  The first is 300 X1.4 the second 300 X2.

I know some time back there were many questions about these two extenders.  The  X2 has slightly slower focus but the reach advantage results in more accuracy in getting focus on the subject.  Personally for distant objects that will require cropping I'd take the X2 any day.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on July 16, 2013, 05:41:39 PM
Hi Jack.  Neither of those is all that sharp, but the 420mm crop is less sharp no doubt, as you said.  Those are pretty birds to look at aren't they?  I wish I could get some shots of those...they seem to come to my neighbor/cousin's house, but not to mine!  We do get an occasional blue heron though, and a lot of wild turkeys.  The heron usually likes to come in heavy rain when the pond gets all muddy.  Whatever is easier for him to eat the frogs and fish, I guess.  We mostly get cardinals, tufted titmouse, occasionally gold finch.  The one purple finch that came, got killed by our cat!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 17, 2013, 02:53:10 AM
Hi Carl,

Yes very pretty birds and well behaved too. Still my favorite is the black capped chickadee - so lovable.

No cardinals here but we get purple finches - or used to.

I guess it's been well stated by many that 300 or 420 is not enough reach for smaller birds and I now understand why after my few months with the 300 lens and extenders.  Regardless, you make do with what you have and take advantage of the various opportunities that pop up unexpectedly. 

Well, I wish I could get some shots of your birds, so we're even.  :)

Sadly, we're getting fewer varieties of birds than we used to.  Fewer tree swallows, purple martins, bluebirds, barn swallows, Baltimore orioles, yellow warblers, goldfinches and so forth.  All of these were common 20 years ago and now I'm lucky to ever see one.  Pesticides??  No shortage of magpies though!  And robins galore.

So, one of my goals will be to start putting more nesting boxes up and spreading feed in the spring for the water birds.

Today I got a brief glimpse of my first goldfinch for this year.  I would have had a borderline useful shot with 600 but 420 just wanted to lock onto the bushes as you can see.  Even the stump in front was interfering. Oh well, was still fun sitting in the sun in peace and quiet.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on July 17, 2013, 06:03:37 AM
This girl just loved posing today, followed every instruction for about 50 shots in every conceivable location!

6D 300 X2
Jack

Beautiful pictures. I especially like the first and the last one. Nice job Jack!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: PKinDenmark on July 17, 2013, 06:11:26 AM
Thank you, bleephotography, for your reply to my question re. Auto ISO.
I am aware of the way to adjust the settings; but I did not find that it can do, what I am after (forcing shorter exposure-times).
Having read more now in other posts on the subject here on CR - what a great source of information !! - I have concluded that I should go with the M-mode + Auto ISO to do what I am after.
I am aware that this does not allow the use of Exposure Compensation, which would have been nice. But I will be fine anyhow.
(Case closed - or to continue in posts about this subject).
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on July 17, 2013, 07:09:40 PM
here's a new one.  Picked up a 10 stop ND, been having fun with it!


just about a 6 minute exposuire
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 18, 2013, 12:32:40 AM
Hey Chuck, I love the creamy water shot, something I'd like to try.  Do you think that that long of an exposure is necessary - have you played with less dense filters?

Today the waxwings were all over the pond.  Now I know, they're feasting on dragon flies and I observed them pursuing and catching them in flight.  The 6D with 600mm can't keep up to them or maybe it's just me!??

A friendly nuthatch dropped by so he/she is my shot for today.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: reekshow on July 18, 2013, 02:08:16 AM
Found a crusty ol' houseboat out on the Delta.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 18, 2013, 03:17:38 AM
Many waxwing poses today but mostly from too far away.  This was the best I could do.

Again 300 X2

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on July 18, 2013, 09:11:55 AM
Very nice pictures Jack, I love your Cedar Waxwing...It's a beautiful bird.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on July 18, 2013, 09:13:25 AM
Found a crusty ol' houseboat out on the Delta.

Welcome to cr reekshow.  :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on July 18, 2013, 12:52:05 PM
Hey Chuck, I love the creamy water shot, something I'd like to try.  Do you think that that long of an exposure is necessary - have you played with less dense filters?

Today the waxwings were all over the pond.  Now I know, they're feasting on dragon flies and I observed them pursuing and catching them in flight.  The 6D with 600mm can't keep up to them or maybe it's just me!??

A friendly nuthatch dropped by so he/she is my shot for today.

Jack

I've tried using the .6 ones, and CPL's, and the cokin .9's.  I've wanted to push it to extremes though, so that's why I went all out on the 10 stop.  And with the idea of pushing it to the extreme I was at f20.  I could have dialed that back a bit, but - I wanted to test it out at the extreme end (I could have been nuttier even, 70-200 goes to f32 so I could have gone way longer...lol
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on July 18, 2013, 04:20:27 PM
Very nice pictures Jack, I love your Cedar Waxwing...It's a beautiful bird.

+1...very nice, great colors and creamy bokeh. :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 18, 2013, 08:05:22 PM
Thanks guys.  It's nice to get complements for something you had nothing much to do with.  90% luck 90% of the time.

I now have proof woodpeckers listen, like robins, for their food.  ;)

And waxwings jump for theirs!  :)

The waxwings are like grasshoppers around here right now but only in the bright sunshine at lunch time.  Lunch being a feast of dragon flies!

Boy I`m learning a lot this summer.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on July 18, 2013, 09:56:15 PM
...Ha ha ha Another gravity malfunction in your last one?  ;D
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on July 18, 2013, 10:19:14 PM
...Ha ha ha Another gravity malfunction in your last one?  ;D
See, independent confirmation with yet another method! Nobel, here I come! ;)

Jack, excellent pictures! I enjoy seeing them.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on July 19, 2013, 01:28:42 PM
Hi Carl,

Yes very pretty birds and well behaved too. Still my favorite is the black capped chickadee - so lovable.

No cardinals here but we get purple finches - or used to.

I guess it's been well stated by many that 300 or 420 is not enough reach for smaller birds and I now understand why after my few months with the 300 lens and extenders.  Regardless, you make do with what you have and take advantage of the various opportunities that pop up unexpectedly. 

Well, I wish I could get some shots of your birds, so we're even.  :)

Sadly, we're getting fewer varieties of birds than we used to.  Fewer tree swallows, purple martins, bluebirds, barn swallows, Baltimore orioles, yellow warblers, goldfinches and so forth.  All of these were common 20 years ago and now I'm lucky to ever see one.  Pesticides??  No shortage of magpies though!  And robins galore.

So, one of my goals will be to start putting more nesting boxes up and spreading feed in the spring for the water birds.

Today I got a brief glimpse of my first goldfinch for this year.  I would have had a borderline useful shot with 600 but 420 just wanted to lock onto the bushes as you can see.  Even the stump in front was interfering. Oh well, was still fun sitting in the sun in peace and quiet.

Jack

Nesting boxes are key, I think that's how my neighbor gets such a variety.  He's gotten some great shots of birds in flight as they hover and approach the box with his new 1Dx.   

I assume you're using center point only on the 6D's auto focus?  When using mine with my 120-400 zoom, it certainly wants to grab whatever is lit the brightest and has the most contrast.  It's so hot and humid nowadays, I just leave the 58mm voigtlander on and go out as the sun sets, getting hand-held shots of thunderstorms amongst the sunset...also shot some video of cloud to cloud lightening at sunset...as well as fireflies...need to post that somewhere.  Mostly I collect mosquito bites!  The deet doesn't always work, or else I go out thinking I'll only be there for 3 minutes and it turns into 20 minutes!

If I ever get a comfortable chair cushion to sit on, I will start editing some of these pictures...
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 19, 2013, 03:01:29 PM
Carl, I have a lot of cutoffs from cedar siding so birdhouses are on my to-do for this winter and I hope you're right.

I've pretty much determined that the center spot focus, at least with 300 X2 is at least double the little square in the viewfinder.  That leads to issues when there is a close object and my bird is just to the side of it, etc.  From what I've read a camera like the 1Dx is much better at locking focus and holding onto moving objects.  I was using a tripod and gimbal so the problem was not me shaking like a leaf.

At any rate I'm happy to be using the 6D based on IQ, even if I lose some shots.

Other than waxwing shots I don't have much to post right now  :(

So, another dragon with 6D 300 X2.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on July 19, 2013, 03:28:15 PM
Carl, I have a lot of cutoffs from cedar siding so birdhouses are on my to-do for this winter and I hope you're right.

I've pretty much determined that the center spot focus, at least with 300 X2 is at least double the little square in the viewfinder.  That leads to issues when there is a close object and my bird is just to the side of it, etc.  From what I've read a camera like the 1Dx is much better at locking focus and holding onto moving objects.  I was using a tripod and gimbal so the problem was not me shaking like a leaf.

At any rate I'm happy to be using the 6D based on IQ, even if I lose some shots.

Other than waxwing shots I don't have much to post right now  :(

So, another dragon with 6D 300 X2.

Jack

Very nice!  That's a lot of image magnification with your 600 and 2x TC.  I've gotten a few close ups of dragonflies over the years, will post some at some point.  Ever tried getting them in flight?  Getting focus to lock on them in flight is almost impossible, unless they're well above me with sky as the background.  Of course this is only with a 70-200 or my 135.  Not tried that with my 120-400 yet.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on July 19, 2013, 04:16:16 PM
a 6d sunset  :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: captainkanji on July 19, 2013, 06:31:14 PM
WWII era display at the Southern Illinois Airport in Carbondale.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3793/9324537014_d468326f86_b.jpg)
1/640, f/5.6, ISO 100, 131mm
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3828/9324537086_1e49663d40_b.jpg)
EF 70-200 f/4
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5345/9321744329_ab85e72ca7_b.jpg)
EF 24-105
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2856/9324537392_22d396d406_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2891/9324538752_91982dea1e_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on July 19, 2013, 06:42:26 PM
Chuck Alaimo and captainkanji...really nice work guys! :)

Chuck, what lens and settings did you use to smooth out the water?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rogerb on July 19, 2013, 09:29:18 PM
just trying to participate, don't know if this will work
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/96263591@N05/9276643608/in/set-72157634616751559)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on July 19, 2013, 09:54:27 PM
Chuck Alaimo and captainkanji...really nice work guys! :)

Chuck, what lens and settings did you use to smooth out the water?
+1

Yes Chuck, captain, great pictures.

serendipity, I checked the EXIF. f/18 and 406.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rogerb on July 19, 2013, 10:02:31 PM
another attempt
(http://<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/96263591@N05/9276643608/" title="canada13stampede-1-14 by rogerbeaulieu56, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5344/9276643608_cb9e23f2b1_c.jpg" width="800" height="533" alt="canada13stampede-1-14"></a>)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on July 19, 2013, 10:57:37 PM
another attempt
(http://<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/96263591@N05/9276643608/" title="canada13stampede-1-14 by rogerbeaulieu56, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5344/9276643608_cb9e23f2b1_c.jpg" width="800" height="533" alt="canada13stampede-1-14"></a>)
I am guessing the image you wanted to share is this one:
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5344/9276643608_cb9e23f2b1_c.jpg)
To get it to show, click the insert image icon (the mona lisa - under the Bold button). It places img and /img tags surrounded with '[' and ']' and places the cursor in between them. Simply paste your flickr url there... Your URL is http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5344/9276643608_cb9e23f2b1_c.jpg.

BTW, nice picture.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 20, 2013, 01:08:33 AM
Very nice aircraft shots captainkanji!

Today I ran across a particularly beautiful skipper and an almost black butterfly (what is it??)
6D  300 X2

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on July 20, 2013, 02:50:16 AM
Chuck Alaimo and captainkanji...really nice work guys! :)

Chuck, what lens and settings did you use to smooth out the water?
+1

Yes Chuck, captain, great pictures.

serendipity, I checked the EXIF. f/18 and 406.

How do you check the EXIF on that photo?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: J.R. on July 20, 2013, 03:49:37 AM
Chuck Alaimo and captainkanji...really nice work guys! :)

Chuck, what lens and settings did you use to smooth out the water?
+1

Yes Chuck, captain, great pictures.

serendipity, I checked the EXIF. f/18 and 406.

How do you check the EXIF on that photo?

Hi Serendipidy,

Chuck did not strip the EXIF before uploading the image so it is still there. All you need to do is download the pic on your computer and check it the same way you do for your own images.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on July 20, 2013, 04:16:04 AM
Chuck Alaimo and captainkanji...really nice work guys! :)

Chuck, what lens and settings did you use to smooth out the water?
+1

Yes Chuck, captain, great pictures.

serendipity, I checked the EXIF. f/18 and 406.

How do you check the EXIF on that photo?
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/exif-viewer/mmbhfeiddhndihdjeganjggkmjapkffm?hl=en (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/exif-viewer/mmbhfeiddhndihdjeganjggkmjapkffm?hl=en)

Installed it on chrome which is my default browser...
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on July 20, 2013, 04:25:33 AM
Thanks. :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on July 20, 2013, 04:28:03 AM
Thanks. :)
Any time.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on July 20, 2013, 09:05:35 AM
a 6d sunset  :)

Beautiful colors. Nicely done Chuck.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on July 20, 2013, 09:07:11 AM
WWII era display at the Southern Illinois Airport in Carbondale.

Great pictures. I love the B-29. Well done.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: J.R. on July 20, 2013, 09:07:33 AM
Chuck Alaimo and captainkanji...really nice work guys! :)

Chuck, what lens and settings did you use to smooth out the water?
+1

Yes Chuck, captain, great pictures.

serendipity, I checked the EXIF. f/18 and 406.

How do you check the EXIF on that photo?
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/exif-viewer/mmbhfeiddhndihdjeganjggkmjapkffm?hl=en (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/exif-viewer/mmbhfeiddhndihdjeganjggkmjapkffm?hl=en)

Installed it on chrome which is my default browser...

Cool ...too bad I don't use Chrome much. I've fallen in love with Mozilla Firefox :D
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: privatebydesign on July 20, 2013, 09:23:30 AM
Chuck Alaimo and captainkanji...really nice work guys! :)

Chuck, what lens and settings did you use to smooth out the water?
+1

Yes Chuck, captain, great pictures.

serendipity, I checked the EXIF. f/18 and 406.

How do you check the EXIF on that photo?
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/exif-viewer/mmbhfeiddhndihdjeganjggkmjapkffm?hl=en (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/exif-viewer/mmbhfeiddhndihdjeganjggkmjapkffm?hl=en)

Installed it on chrome which is my default browser...

Cool ...too bad I don't use Chrome much. I've fallen in love with Mozilla Firefox :D

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/exif-viewer/
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: J.R. on July 20, 2013, 09:49:50 AM
Chuck Alaimo and captainkanji...really nice work guys! :)

Chuck, what lens and settings did you use to smooth out the water?
+1

Yes Chuck, captain, great pictures.

serendipity, I checked the EXIF. f/18 and 406.

How do you check the EXIF on that photo?
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/exif-viewer/mmbhfeiddhndihdjeganjggkmjapkffm?hl=en (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/exif-viewer/mmbhfeiddhndihdjeganjggkmjapkffm?hl=en)

Installed it on chrome which is my default browser...

Cool ...too bad I don't use Chrome much. I've fallen in love with Mozilla Firefox :D

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/exif-viewer/

Many thanks PBD ... just what I wanted.

Cheers ... J.R.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on July 20, 2013, 01:49:21 PM
Jack and Captainsanj, simply awesome shots !!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 22, 2013, 12:42:33 AM
Surprise yesterday.  I've never seen it although I've heard of it.  Changed position on the last shot and it negatively impacted the exposure, but it still shows the final result.  Anyone for wings?

6D  300 X2

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on July 22, 2013, 12:20:47 PM
Surprise yesterday.  I've never seen it although I've heard of it.  Changed position on the last shot and it negatively impacted the exposure, but it still shows the final result.  Anyone for wings?

6D  300 X2

Jack
Nice shots Jack.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on July 22, 2013, 09:36:28 PM
Surprise yesterday.  I've never seen it although I've heard of it.  Changed position on the last shot and it negatively impacted the exposure, but it still shows the final result.  Anyone for wings?

6D  300 X2

Jack
Nice shots Jack.

Indeed!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on July 23, 2013, 01:00:37 PM
Chuck Alaimo and captainkanji...really nice work guys! :)

Chuck, what lens and settings did you use to smooth out the water?
+1

Yes Chuck, captain, great pictures.

serendipity, I checked the EXIF. f/18 and 406.

Yeah the EXIF tells most o the story!  lens was the old 24-70 v1 - and I was using a 10 stop ND filter (just got it so i've been testing the extremes!)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: ecka on July 24, 2013, 02:23:44 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7323/9347697477_4ec992bb13_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9347697477/)
IMG_1083 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9347697477/#) by ecka84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on July 24, 2013, 08:23:25 AM
Nice one ecka.  :)

Did you use 1/1000 to freeze the action?  ;D
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 24, 2013, 11:21:27 AM
Very cute shot ecka.

I think Click is confusing the two of us.  I'm the one who uses 1/1000 for snails and 1/2000 for turtles at ISO 10 000  :)

Seriously, my absent mindedness led me to shoot this at ISO 10 000.  I was so excited about the beautiful pose and here I am looking at it on the computer and it's all grainy.  Fortunately, I woke up a little further down the trail.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: AcutancePhotography on July 24, 2013, 11:33:15 AM
Awesome shot of the snails.  And they say that the 6D can't handle wildlife action shots.   ;D
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: ecka on July 24, 2013, 12:10:24 PM
Thanks, guys. Actually, it was 1/200sec, ISO 100, f/5.6, using shorty-40 at MFD.
I have more :)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5510/9357275639_cc05549a26_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9357275639/)
IMG_1105 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9357275639/#) by ecka84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3731/9347517123_c8643e2785_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9347517123/)
IMG_1062 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9347517123/#) by ecka84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7435/9358694683_8596d31976_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9358694683/)
IMG_1087 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9358694683/#) by ecka84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 25, 2013, 04:01:40 AM
A little 6D fun today.  The waxwings were in competition with my friend who just loves dragon fly larvae.

6D  300 X2

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 27, 2013, 07:27:37 PM
Forgot to mention the baby was about 5 minutes old and had just exited from this shell.  Unfortunately, I missed the action as I was unaware it was going on.  This isn't the best focus but it's all I took.

Hard to imagine such a large creature was packed so tightly in this.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 27, 2013, 07:30:11 PM
OOps
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on July 29, 2013, 01:08:10 PM
Thanks, guys. Actually, it was 1/200sec, ISO 100, f/5.6, using shorty-40 at MFD.
I have more :)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5510/9357275639_cc05549a26_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9357275639/)
IMG_1105 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9357275639/#) by ecka84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3731/9347517123_c8643e2785_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9347517123/)
IMG_1062 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9347517123/#) by ecka84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7435/9358694683_8596d31976_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9358694683/)
IMG_1087 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9358694683/#) by ecka84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr

That is a beautiful series.  Nicely done!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 31, 2013, 01:26:49 AM
Pretty modest but it is a BIF, I think, and with the 6D!  :)

Jack

300 X2  640th F10  ISO 1600
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on July 31, 2013, 09:10:14 AM
Pretty modest but it is a BIF, I think, and with the 6D!  :)

Jack

300 X2  640th F10  ISO 1600


Great shot Jack. Nicely done. I love it.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 31, 2013, 10:51:29 AM
Thanks Click,

And that wasn't all the excitement.  We went to Elk Island national park for a couple hours and this guy got up from rolling in the dirt when I went closer, so I just shot from where I was in spite of the grass!  What a grouch. When he ran off it was clear he could outrun me.  :)

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on July 31, 2013, 12:03:16 PM
Pretty modest but it is a BIF, I think, and with the 6D!  :)

Jack

300 X2  640th F10  ISO 1600
Nice!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on July 31, 2013, 12:18:46 PM
Pretty modest but it is a BIF, I think, and with the 6D!  :)

Jack

300 X2  640th F10  ISO 1600

Excellent capture, Jack. 
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: andy on July 31, 2013, 01:29:10 PM
One of mine from a trip to see the Redwoods.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 31, 2013, 04:37:28 PM
Thanks guys for the votes of confidence.  I don't have a lot but I persevere, regardless.  Especially after chancing to take a look at:

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=16169.msg297681;topicseen#new (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=16169.msg297681;topicseen#new) 

Began to think maybe I shouldn't have a camera in my hand since I don't shoot manual!  :(

Never the less all the posts give bits of useful information that can help one improve.  One of my big problems is forgetfulness, like increasing exposure for a sky shot and then not bumping it back.  DPP is pretty wonderful at forgiving some of these things in the raw files - I'm impressed.

I like the redwood shot, Andy.  What is it, thousands of years you're recording in that shot?!

Here's a contrast to the redwoods, this pinkish wildflower is less than 1/4" across.  I only noticed it because I was patiently sitting for more waxwings to show up.  These things are all around us and like medicine to the soul.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Robboesan on July 31, 2013, 05:24:30 PM
Shot with my Canon 6D
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on July 31, 2013, 05:28:09 PM
Noise?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: BPLOL on July 31, 2013, 05:32:32 PM
This one has color and contrast edited:
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2815/9011308956_19694ed85e_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bplol/9011308956/)
Highlights Lines (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bplol/9011308956/#) by BPlol (http://www.flickr.com/people/bplol/), on Flickr

This one is 99% as it was shot:
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7401/9271933837_832e0c7dfd_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bplol/9271933837/)
Beauty (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bplol/9271933837/#) by BPlol (http://www.flickr.com/people/bplol/), on Flickr

Both shot as JPG, with the 24-105. Awesome câmera. Awesome focus accuracy.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on July 31, 2013, 06:29:15 PM
Shot with my Canon 6D

Very nice. Love the colors :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: BoneDoc on July 31, 2013, 06:48:20 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2856/9019220889_7099e5d2af_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9019220889/)
Glorious Light (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9019220889/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

jpeg straight out of camera
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: jhaces on July 31, 2013, 08:00:46 PM
So happy I pulled the trigger on the 6d+lens+printer kit.

I believe it was time to jump from my XTi. Poor thing screamed at nights and wasn't doing L lenses any justice, either.



(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3743/9316379672_9ec1f463ea.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhaces/9316379672/)
Cholula Pueblo Mágico (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhaces/9316379672/#) by jhacesr (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhaces/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on July 31, 2013, 10:12:18 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2856/9019220889_7099e5d2af_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9019220889/)
Glorious Light (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9019220889/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

jpeg straight out of camera
Where was this taken?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on August 01, 2013, 04:12:03 AM
Thanks guys for the votes of confidence.  I don't have a lot but I persevere, regardless.  Especially after chancing to take a look at:

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=16169.msg297681;topicseen#new (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=16169.msg297681;topicseen#new) 

Began to think maybe I shouldn't have a camera in my hand since I don't shoot manual!  :(

Never the less all the posts give bits of useful information that can help one improve.  One of my big problems is forgetfulness, like increasing exposure for a sky shot and then not bumping it back.  DPP is pretty wonderful at forgiving some of these things in the raw files - I'm impressed.

I like the redwood shot, Andy.  What is it, thousands of years you're recording in that shot?!

Here's a contrast to the redwoods, this pinkish wildflower is less than 1/4" across.  I only noticed it because I was patiently sitting for more waxwings to show up.  These things are all around us and like medicine to the soul.

Jack

Nice, naturally rendered color Jack!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: BoneDoc on August 01, 2013, 09:47:18 AM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2856/9019220889_7099e5d2af_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9019220889/)
Glorious Light (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9019220889/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

jpeg straight out of camera
Where was this taken?

Trinity College in Cambridge, UK
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on August 01, 2013, 10:06:06 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7386/9413197331_c812f87976_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9413197331/)
Alien Invasion (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9413197331/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on August 01, 2013, 11:32:33 AM
here's a few more.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on August 03, 2013, 10:55:35 AM

Glorious Light (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9019220889/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

jpeg straight out of camera
Where was this taken?

Trinity College in Cambridge, UK
I took the liberty of using the "Upright" feature in Lightroom-5. I did not crop it on purpose so you could see what would be lost...
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: toodamnice on August 03, 2013, 11:32:14 AM
A zoomed in shot of a rainbow...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7294/9424787853_e397f335d7_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: wsheldon on August 03, 2013, 12:51:32 PM
Playing with my old 100mm USM macro on the 6D. Regal moth caterpillar, hand-held with diffused flash, ISO 800, minimal post.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: BoneDoc on August 03, 2013, 01:27:25 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7386/9413197331_c812f87976_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9413197331/)
Alien Invasion (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9413197331/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Nice!  Love it.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Casey on August 05, 2013, 12:36:58 PM
Hi, I just upgraded from a T3i to a 6D and love it!  Here is a photo that I took at UCF using a x9 ND filter that I also just got.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: andy on August 05, 2013, 01:12:28 PM
I am having trouble posting images and hope this works.  I previously resized to 4096 kb but that didn't upload. Oh, I see, maximum total 4096. Anyway, here is another from my latest trip taken at Crator Lake, Oregon.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: andy on August 05, 2013, 01:16:52 PM
And another one.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: andy on August 05, 2013, 01:34:21 PM
Taken at the Japanese Garden in Portland Oregon.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: andy on August 05, 2013, 01:40:15 PM
Crator Lake again.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: sarakoth on August 05, 2013, 11:39:14 PM
Well I have just upgraded from a 500D to the 6D so I hope I can contribute to this great thread soon.

Love some of the macro work in here.

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: madspihl on August 06, 2013, 03:33:34 PM
Aerial shot over the endless lines of ridges along Greenland's East Coast. Just north of Tasiilaq.

6d + 24-70L II @ f/8, 1/640 and ISO 320.

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on August 06, 2013, 04:39:17 PM
Crator Lake again.

Terrific shots from a great location Andy!  However, the far edge of the lake looks hazy...was it?  I didn't think there was that much haze in that part of the country.  Is it smoke or smog or something?  Or fog...?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 06, 2013, 06:04:45 PM
Very nice shots showing up, folks.  May I suggest that those posting indicate the lens since many folk are looking for help on what lens they might like to buy.

Still trying to get the best possible cedar waxwing shots over at the pond.  Makes me hungry watching all the dining taking place. :)

6D 300 F2.8 II  X2  800th  F8  ISO 640

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 06, 2013, 06:16:37 PM
Here's another frequent visitor.

6D  300 F2.8 II X2 III   1250th  F6.3  ISO 800

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on August 06, 2013, 06:29:04 PM
Very nice shots showing up, folks.  May I suggest that those posting indicate the lens since many folk are looking for help on what lens they might like to buy.

Still trying to get the best possible cedar waxwing shots over at the pond.  Makes me hungry watching all the dining taking place. :)

6D 300 F2.8 II  X2  800th  F8  ISO 640

Jack

Jack,
Great shot and well timed. 8)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Frost on August 06, 2013, 06:39:44 PM
Have a chance to buy a 4 month old 6D with less than 3K clicks, with receipt for $1,550.00

Is that a good deal?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on August 06, 2013, 07:31:56 PM
Have a chance to buy a 4 month old 6D with less than 3K clicks, with receipt for $1,550.00

Is that a good deal?

I say go for it! 


Here's a few more
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 06, 2013, 10:11:25 PM
Thanks Seridipidy,

Another vistor, a baby you could hold entirely in two cupped hands.

6D  300 X2 1000th  F9  ISO 1250
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on August 06, 2013, 11:01:20 PM
Thanks Seridipidy,

Another vistor, a baby you could hold entirely in two cupped hands.

6D  300 X2 1000th  F9  ISO 1250

How cute! Must be a product of "muskrat love" ;D. Really nice shot.

PS-Captain & Tennille had some great songs.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on August 06, 2013, 11:14:44 PM
Thanks Seridipidy,

Another vistor, a baby you could hold entirely in two cupped hands.

6D  300 X2 1000th  F9  ISO 1250

That's a cute one  :)  Nice shot Jack!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 06, 2013, 11:44:02 PM
Thanks guys,

Yes I know those old songs.  :)

Speaking of love, I love sitting there at the pond in warm sunshine watching all the action.  Hard to explain to those not into wildlife!

Here's another.

6D  300 X2  1250th  F7.1  ISO 640

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: andy on August 07, 2013, 11:01:09 AM
Thanks Carl.  The images were shot very early morning and the sun was on that hazy looking distant shore.  I exposed for the detail in the shadow and ended up with those washed out hills and mountains in the distance.  I did take multiple exposures but have not yet tried to combine them to get more detail.  I like the shots as they are though.
Thanks also for the reminder to add the data for the shots.
The ones previously posted and this next one were all 6D + 24mm f1.4 II, 1/6 or 1/15 sec at f11, ISO 100

Jack, really enjoying the bird photos.

Also, love the sunflower photo, feels like summer.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 07, 2013, 12:16:28 PM
Andy, I love those shots and can't wait to get outside my little acreage-home world to acquire some like that.  What wonderful colors.  I'm so busy with projects that I just take breaks by slipping over to my pond for R & R. 

That appears to be a very fine lens.  I debated a great deal but finally went with the 24-70 F4 because it had macro as a walk around lens, which is important to me with my nature interests.  I'm hoping to get the next offering from Canon of a really wide lens for landscapes - any thoughts?

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: andy on August 08, 2013, 10:40:47 AM
Jack, I think your 24-70 F4 on a 6D would have no problem matching or exceeding the IQ of these shots.  They were taken at f11 and your lens may even be sharper there.  The 24 mm is what I had so that is what I used.  It is a nice lens though and I enjoyed taking photos with it on the trip.  Most of the shots were at 1/6 or 1/15 sec so of course I was using a tripod. 
I am a beginner and have lots to learn.  I am sure some of the more experienced photographers here would be able to suggest ways I could get even higher IQ with the equipment I have and I welcome any suggestions.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 08, 2013, 02:13:29 PM
Thanks Andy,

I'm equally a beginner and learning lots both reading and doing.  So far it's been mostly birds and that's largely patience and luck and it doesn't hurt to have the equipment that's capable of delivering.  I'll be foregoing other things in life in order to put more money into lenses in the future since it's now a major pleasure in my life.

Keep posting and commenting on what works and what doesn't.

Here's a shot that presents as too yellow but the willow is kind of yellowy green, maybe not quite so much.  I believe this was an evening shot.  Any thoughts anyone on how to deal with this or is it what it is?

6D  300 X2  1250th F5.6  ISO 2500

Jack



Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 09, 2013, 12:01:43 AM
Well it may not be much but it's a first for me!

A hummingbird at the pond shot with my 6D "wildlife" camera.  ;D  Fairly heavy crop maybe 1/10th of the frame.

I'm noticing the birds are more free and easy now that nesting is essentially history.

300 X2  1600th  F6.3  ISO 2500

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 09, 2013, 11:45:42 PM
Thinking this is a baby rubythroated hummingbird based on all the fuzzy feathers??

300 X2  1600th  F5.6  ISO 1250

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 10, 2013, 12:07:05 AM
Another visitor to the pond.

300 X2  1600th F7.1  ISO 1250

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on August 10, 2013, 08:45:59 AM
Very nice shots Jack.  Well done!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 10, 2013, 10:25:38 AM
Thanks Click,

I've been wondering if I'm overdoing the posting of birds to a thread that's supposed to be more generic - Anything shot with a 6D - any comments anyone?  Initially I think 6D supporters wanted to get the feedback out that while the camera had it's shortcomings, they were nothing close to as bad as the early detractors suggested.

I can say that locking focus on that flying hummingbird with all those Spotted Forget-me-nots directly behind was indeed challenging but yesterday my friend had the same frustration with his Nikon D300 shooting with a 70-300. 

Can anyone suggest how and why this would improve if I had a 1Dx for example, or even the 5D3 I almost bought, or a 7D2.  I'm asking because a second body is in my sights for next year and it'll be my last because I can't with a clear conscience as an amateur justify such expenditures.

At present in about 4 months of shooting I've confimed that a higher frame rate would be nice for sure and a better AF for catching BIF but otherwise I'm a pretty satisfied customer.  At present I'm 90+% center spot focus with AI for moving birds.  I'd like to hear how others might approach what I'm trying to do, which might include directing me to some previous forum discussions, if you're aware of them.

This shot gave me a chuckle.  It reminded me of my childhood with two of us on a small toboggan hanging on for dear life going down a 30 degree incline to certain death.  This is about 10% of the frame so quality is so so.

300 X2 1600th  F6.3  ISO 1600

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: wsgroves on August 10, 2013, 11:11:34 AM
I dont have a problem seeing all of your posts here. Frankly, I enjoy them!
What 300 lens do you use again?

Scott
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on August 10, 2013, 12:15:02 PM
Jack, I enjoy your posts and pictures. They are great.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: minus28 on August 10, 2013, 02:00:45 PM
Yeah, for me it is turning a little bit into the "Anything birds shot with a 6D by Jack Douglas" forum! Your shots are great though, why not set up a 500px account to showcase them?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: PureShot on August 10, 2013, 03:14:23 PM
Last picture in the gallery the men with a little girl make in my studio
6D
24-105mm
Light Dynalite ringflash
all other picture maked with 7D

/8/]http://www.studio-photo.ca/galerie/photo-portrait-familiale/#prettyPhoto[gallery-1]/8/ (http://www.studio-photo.ca/galerie/photo-portrait-familiale/#prettyPhoto[gallery-1)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 10, 2013, 03:14:46 PM
Sounds like a good idea minus28.  So what is the best choice from those who know and have pictures somewhere?  I'm an older fellow and am not up on all the latest so would appreciate the advice.

It's not that I'm just a bird guy but that's what is hot right now and close to home.  I will cut down posting birds here and move mostly to the thread for the birders.

Finally, come on folks, post your 6D pictures, my posts aren't meant to squeeze anyone else out and I enjoy the variety that others bring :)

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on August 10, 2013, 05:11:45 PM
Jack, I enjoy your posts and pictures. They are great.

+1...keep posting :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 10, 2013, 07:15:36 PM
Serendipidy, it's a balancing act.  I wouldn't have asked if I hadn't sensed that I might be overdoing it.  I'll still post but try not to make it look like I'm taking over the show. 

I simply love the things that I'm observing and just like sharing them with those who may not be in my present advantageous position by the pond. 

More hummers today in the Touch-me-not bed growing on the old beaver dam - 90% immature or female - so no beautiful ruby throat to show off here!

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 11, 2013, 02:00:08 AM
Funny, I just noticed minus28 that you've posted just once.  Why not join in by posting some of your 6D shots to help balance out what gets displayed in this thread.  There have to be more 6D shooters out there than what we've seen so far.

And since no one else is presently posting, I can't resist, here's one from today.  This little guy was just too cute: 6D 300 F2.8 II X2 III 4000th  F6.3  ISO 4000.  I should have pulled my shutter speed back down but forgot - duh.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on August 11, 2013, 02:19:33 AM
Funny, I just noticed minus28 that you've posted just once.  Why not join in by posting some of your 6D shots to help balance out what gets displayed in this thread.  There have to be more 6D shooters out there than what we've seen so far.

And since no one else is presently posting, I can't resist, here's one from today.  This little guy was just too cute: 6D 300 F2.8 II X2 III 4000th  F6.3  ISO 4000.  I should have pulled my shutter speed back down but forgot - duh.

Jack


Very nice. I wish we had hummingbirds here in Hawaii. :'(
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on August 11, 2013, 03:10:08 AM

This little guy was just too cute: 6D 300 F2.8 II X2 III 4000th  F6.3  ISO 4000.  I should have pulled my shutter speed back down but forgot - duh.

Jack
Lovely one Jack. That bird has one hell of a straw :)

Like Serendipity said - I wish we had humming birds here in Pune too... But I got shots of a Crow Pheasant today - posting it on the Birds page...
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on August 11, 2013, 10:09:58 AM

And since no one else is presently posting, I can't resist, here's one from today.  This little guy was just too cute: 6D 300 F2.8 II X2 III 4000th  F6.3  ISO 4000.  I should have pulled my shutter speed back down but forgot - duh.

Jack


Very nice shot Jack. I love hummingbirds.  :)  It's always a pleasure to look at your pictures. Keep posting.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: toodamnice on August 11, 2013, 11:08:07 AM
A nice daytime lightning bolt...

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3710/9131891058_52753dffdb_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: toodamnice on August 11, 2013, 11:10:55 AM
A cool barn with a dying storm in the background...

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5323/8927367905_2a4427a17f_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: AnDue on August 11, 2013, 11:13:11 AM
I only had her for less than two weeks, bur here are some test shots. Hope this isn't spamming, but i'd like to show you some different situations. I just love this camera. Lenses: 50mm f/1.2 and 24mm f/1.4 II

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3826/9464328287_53ddd9ffc4_k.jpg)
24mm f/6.3  1/50 100 ISO

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3720/9487633624_c7e9912602_k.jpg)
24mm f/4.5  1/60 400 ISO

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2885/9378956204_b3fbb2adfe_k.jpg)
24mm f/2.8  multiple exposures at 1 min 100 ISO

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7403/9464345383_603e8aa401_k.jpg)
24mm f/8.0  1/200 100 ISO

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2841/9487528970_04ec21bec2_k.jpg)
24mm f/2.2  1/50 1600 ISO

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5465/9487535466_5958c1d01d_k.jpg)
50mm f/2.8  1/200 100 ISO

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7371/9484747821_42eccfee95_k.jpg)
24mm f/1.4  1/125 1600 ISO

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7430/9487557904_54ced558ec_k.jpg)
24mm f/5.6  1/100 3200 ISO trough a dirty window

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7453/9484776889_832a68398f_k.jpg)
50mm f/1.2  1/400 100 ISO

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7376/9487624590_1d15ac85b1_k.jpg)
24mm f/1.4  1/80 6400 ISO
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on August 11, 2013, 11:18:50 AM
I only had her for less than two weeks, bur here are some test shots. Hope this isn't spamming, but i'd like to show you some different situations. I just love this camera. Lenses: 50mm f/1.2 and 24mm f/1.4 II



Great shots AnDue. I especially like the last one ... Welcome to cr  :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 11, 2013, 12:06:34 PM
Thanks Serindipidy, Click

I wish we had ........ here in Alberta, Canada.  However, I'm quickly adapting to the fact that I have to go after what we do have with a vengence to get the best possible shots I can be proud of and enjoy.  That really hit home when I was getting wonderful yellow-bellied sapaucker shots in number.  I don't see a hint of one now.

And of course, to some degree all of us can travel to get more subject material.   

I hope my next post will be a ruby-throated male hummer  :)

Wow, what a bunch of nice new posts!


Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on August 11, 2013, 12:50:45 PM


(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2885/9378956204_b3fbb2adfe_k.jpg)
24mm f/2.8  multiple exposures at 1 min 100 ISO


the star trail shot...what time was that (or rather, what range of time)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: PKinDenmark on August 11, 2013, 01:04:37 PM
This one just for the fun of it ....
(I am working on various ideas for a competition themed 'LIFE' - quite a broad subject. This is one of them)
Made with 6D and a 24 mm TS/E to allow the sharpness to follow the plane of the wood.
Any comments are welcome.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: whothafunk on August 11, 2013, 02:13:57 PM
the star trail shot...what time was that (or rather, what range of time)
congratulations on quoting every single picture just for the fun of it.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on August 11, 2013, 04:34:01 PM
the star trail shot...what time was that (or rather, what range of time)
congratulations on quoting every single picture just for the fun of it.

lol...there was no fun there, just lazy...fixed it...lol
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: AnDue on August 12, 2013, 12:38:49 AM
I only had her for less than two weeks, bur here are some test shots. Hope this isn't spamming, but i'd like to show you some different situations. I just love this camera. Lenses: 50mm f/1.2 and 24mm f/1.4 II



Great shots AnDue. I especially like the last one ... Welcome to cr  :)
Thank You!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: AnDue on August 12, 2013, 12:39:56 AM


(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2885/9378956204_b3fbb2adfe_k.jpg)
24mm f/2.8  multiple exposures at 1 min 100 ISO


the star trail shot...what time was that (or rather, what range of time)
2:00-3:00 AM. Completely lit by the moon.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Janbo Makimbo on August 12, 2013, 01:55:52 AM
This was taken with 100mm USM Macro lens, 600ex-rt in small softbox camera left.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3730/9289224253_120b69ebf9_z.jpg)

This one has an additional 600ex-rt blue gelled for the background...
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2858/9289182823_57f576cc44_z.jpg)

No image editing in either of these....
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 12, 2013, 08:54:35 AM
No excuse for not producing winners with that 100 macro and a 6D - very nice.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on August 12, 2013, 10:52:32 AM
This was taken with 100mm USM Macro lens, 600ex-rt in small softbox camera left.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3730/9289224253_120b69ebf9_z.jpg)

This one has an additional 600ex-rt blue gelled for the background...
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2858/9289182823_57f576cc44_z.jpg)

No image editing in either of these....

Stunning work, particularly the gelled shot.  Awesome!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on August 12, 2013, 10:53:05 AM
Here is a three shot panorama taken in Nassau, the Bahamas

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5461/9492018003_c293b25f52_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9492018003/)
Welcome to the Bahamas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9492018003/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: wsgroves on August 12, 2013, 12:14:30 PM
I am saving up to buy a 5d3 but dang, all you make me wonder if I should just get the 6D.....
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on August 12, 2013, 01:19:48 PM
I am saving up to buy a 5d3 but dang, all you make me wonder if I should just get the 6D.....

Get both and spend an equal shooting time with each, then either send the one back that you like the least, or else keep both.  If you shoot a lot of video or extremely fast action sports in decent light, you're better off with the 5D3.  If you shoot a lot of low light stills, the 6D is generally better.  If you need the bling factor, the 6D will always be lacking.  The 5D3 is bigger and more manly, and provided a better tympanic surface with which Beyoncé could drum tap with her hands, while marching in a street parade in "cooobaaa".
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: neuroanatomist on August 12, 2013, 01:24:22 PM
If you need the bling factor, the 6D will always be lacking.  The 5D3 is bigger and more manly, and provided a better tympanic surface with which Beyoncé could drum tap with her hands, while marching in a street parade in "cooobaaa".

What could she do with a 1D X?   :P
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on August 12, 2013, 01:26:35 PM
If you need the bling factor, the 6D will always be lacking.  The 5D3 is bigger and more manly, and provided a better tympanic surface with which Beyoncé could drum tap with her hands, while marching in a street parade in "cooobaaa".

What could she do with a 1D X?   :P

Divorce JayZ and marry it !!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Sporgon on August 13, 2013, 12:23:17 PM
Here's a pano that we have shot with the new 6D and 24- 70mm f4. Shot at 45mm,  1/250 - f11 - ISO400. That's exposure value 15 to those who like perfect circles.

The new combination is really very very good. The image quality from the 6D is fantastic, great tonal control to high and low lights, and the new lens is a step up from the 24-105.

I've included a 33% size crop from the original.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on August 13, 2013, 03:36:27 PM


(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2885/9378956204_b3fbb2adfe_k.jpg)
24mm f/2.8  multiple exposures at 1 min 100 ISO


the star trail shot...what time was that (or rather, what range of time)
2:00-3:00 AM. Completely lit by the moon.

The key is the multiple exposures. 
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on August 15, 2013, 12:17:18 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7330/9517288086_f734ac9bbd_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9517288086/)
Psalm 121 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9517288086/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: wsgroves on August 15, 2013, 04:11:34 PM
Awesome shot Dustin. Do you go on trips all the time? lol

Scott
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on August 15, 2013, 04:48:06 PM
Awesome shot Dustin.


+1 Beautiful light. Nicely done.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Trovador on August 15, 2013, 04:49:18 PM

http://500px.com/photo/42504122 (http://500px.com/photo/42504122)

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: BoneDoc on August 15, 2013, 04:53:09 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7330/9517288086_f734ac9bbd_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9517288086/)
Psalm 121 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9517288086/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Great shot... but I thought Psalm 121 was more about the mountains / hills :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on August 15, 2013, 11:46:06 PM
can the 6d handle live music...why yes, it can!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on August 18, 2013, 08:51:41 AM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2870/9535482643_50d8ae628f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9535482643/)
Paradise Island (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9535482643/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on August 18, 2013, 08:52:17 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7330/9517288086_f734ac9bbd_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9517288086/)
Psalm 121 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9517288086/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Great shot... but I thought Psalm 121 was more about the mountains / hills :)

LOL - the point is more about looking out of calamity to the source of help.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on August 18, 2013, 08:53:03 AM
Awesome shot Dustin. Do you go on trips all the time? lol

Scott

Not really, but I do have a pretty full life.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on August 21, 2013, 10:12:02 AM
Here is a shot that amazes me about two great Canon tools.  #1 - the 6D.  This is shot at ISO 20,000 and I have done nothing to reduce noise.  There is a fine "film grain", but the image looks flawless. #2 - the 100L Macro lens.  This shot was taken handheld at just a few inches away.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3666/9563960094_435d74580c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9563960094/)
Macro @ ISO 20K (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9563960094/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on August 22, 2013, 04:07:55 PM
Dustin and Chuck, very nice shots! 

Chuck, weren't you worried the bands would make fun of you for not springing the extra cash on the 5D3?  (joking!)  Which concert was that?  Nice work!

Dustin, I agree ISO 20,000 is very usable on the 6D.  The problem is the color noise rather than the grain...but it's easily reduced.  I even shot an image the other evening of a mother and fawn running in the fog (probably 35 minutes after sunset), about 1/5 mile distant with my Sigma zoom.  Unfortunately it did not turn out very well, and the shutter speed was too slow...and also the ISO was 51,200...But the 6D tried its best!  What I need is a 500mm f/1.0, haha.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on August 23, 2013, 11:47:00 AM
Dustin and Chuck, very nice shots! 

Chuck, weren't you worried the bands would make fun of you for not springing the extra cash on the 5D3?  (joking!)  Which concert was that?  Nice work!

Dustin, I agree ISO 20,000 is very usable on the 6D.  The problem is the color noise rather than the grain...but it's easily reduced.  I even shot an image the other evening of a mother and fawn running in the fog (probably 35 minutes after sunset), about 1/5 mile distant with my Sigma zoom.  Unfortunately it did not turn out very well, and the shutter speed was too slow...and also the ISO was 51,200...But the 6D tried its best!  What I need is a 500mm f/1.0, haha.

HA! see now, they would have made fun of me if i had not also had my 5d3 on the other shoulder!  HA!

Top to bottom:

Monster Truck (smaller show, that one I only used the 6d)
Halestorm (6d with 16-35)
Train (same as above)
Tragically Hip (same as above)

Regarding the high ISO's, it does depend on the overall lighting.  If your pushing the limits of reason for no flash no tripod photography at night, or in dark spaces, then your gonna get some nasty grain.  But that's in extremely extreme low light where you really have no business shooting anyways...lol

I did run into a shooting situation this week where the 6d just didn't cut it for the look I was going for - Senior session, lane of trees, shooting with both the 50 1.4 and the 85 1.8.  off to camera right there was a group o people at a picnic table, so it was more about composing the shot so they were not in it at all, and yeah, I need that extra AF point that the mk3 offers (Originally I had the 85 on the 6d and the 50 on the mk3...shifted it though so the 6d had the 70-200, focus recompose at 2-8 is doable...focus recompose at 1.8...not as doable...
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 23, 2013, 02:15:17 PM
Chuck, it's nice to get good honest information without bias.  I'm feeling at times like the 6D AF is not serving me 100% with my bird compositions, especially BIF.  However, I don't have a second camera to compare with and all I can go by is what others seem to be succeeding at with their 5D3 or 1Dx or whatever.  Never the less I've been thrilled with my 6D experience since I am getting great shots in general and I chose to spend on glass rather than camera (I am so thankful I got the 300 2.8 II that was tough to afford).

Being a beginner I didn't fully understand your challenge and the solution that followed.  Is it specific to very fast lenses.  What exactly did you do with the 5D3 that you couldn't with the 6D?  Forgive my ignorance.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on August 23, 2013, 02:50:57 PM
Chuck, it's nice to get good honest information without bias.  I'm feeling at times like the 6D AF is not serving me 100% with my bird compositions, especially BIF.  However, I don't have a second camera to compare with and all I can go by is what others seem to be succeeding at with their 5D3 or 1Dx or whatever.  Never the less I've been thrilled with my 6D experience since I am getting great shots in general and I chose to spend on glass rather than camera (I am so thankful I got the 300 2.8 II that was tough to afford).

Being a beginner I didn't fully understand your challenge and the solution that followed.  Is it specific to very fast lenses.  What exactly did you do with the 5D3 that you couldn't with the 6D?  Forgive my ignorance.

Jack

Fast lenses wide open, the DOF is pretty thin so nailing focus is critical.  If i had wanted 2.8 or higher the 6d would have worked just fine (and in all reality, I could have done it with the primes, it was more a matter of why take the risk when you have the mk3 sitting right next to you).  In a setting like this, I do trust the 6d's outer points, but, when i go below 2.8...my trust does fade...

@Jack, your needs are much much different than mine - I have attempted bird photography and it's rough even with the mk3 (it requires a different kind of patience than I'm used too..I can sit outside at night watching my camera expose for 10 minutes and that's just fine, but with birds its more of a watch watch, wait wait..watch watch....oh snap...)...most of my attempts have been with birds in motion too, and the longest lens i have is a 70-200 (no extender).  It's not easy to grab focus, even with the servo mode of the mk3 (a 2x extender would help...at 300mm with 2x extender would really help...

Either way, here are 2 examples of from both cameras...

first is from 5d3 with 85mm  at 1.8
second is 6d with 70-200, at 105mm, 2.8

Both are right out of camera, no on or off cam lighting
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: minus28 on August 23, 2013, 03:01:02 PM
Well it's a no brainer isn't it - the 6d produces smiles!  ;)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on August 23, 2013, 03:15:40 PM
Well it's a no brainer isn't it - the 6d produces smiles!  ;)

LOL...she did smile for the mk3 too...was trying to find similar pose with similar composition though....   :D
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on August 23, 2013, 03:56:58 PM
Whilst I don't want to seem a contrarian, I do hate inaccuracy. To get that framing of even a 5' person you'd need to be around 20' from the subject, an 85 @ f1.8 has nearly 2' of dof at that distance, more than enough to focus and recompose on any part of the subject.

As the subject is parallel to the sensor plane and centrally placed in the frame there isn't any need to focus and recompose anyway, even the 5D AF could nail this type of shot.

Just an observation.

True, and if I had been in a pinch, with the mk3 not literally right beside me, I would have gone with focus recompose.  But, easy enough to just swap things around...as I've said for a while...the mk3 is my scalpel, and my 6d is the machete --- in practice though that analogy needs updating because the AF on the 6d very good for this kind of work...the 6d is more like a hunting knife....lol
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 23, 2013, 06:28:38 PM
Thanks Chuck, that was helpful.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on August 25, 2013, 09:41:21 AM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5526/9591390452_acf53ccc14_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9591390452/)
One World Trade Center (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9591390452/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: captainkanji on August 25, 2013, 06:50:17 PM
Looks great Dustin.  I recently read your review of the Tamron 70-200.  I'm looking to upgrade my 70-200 f/4 to a 2.8.  The Canon is so expensive but I've been afraid of losing IQ with 3rd party lenses.  Your review and a few others (That Nikon Guy) have me seriously considering getting this lens for my awesome 6D.  I know my 6D is awesome because of the photos you've taken with it :p  I think I need to go out and practice some more.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: BoneDoc on August 25, 2013, 07:26:35 PM
I've been very impressed with the IQ on the Tamron, that I'm going to return the MkII 70-200 back :).  More of my comment on the review thread.

Here's another shot taken at F2.8.  The Flickr contains the image in actual size, if you want to pixel peep.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2857/9592964645_122f0b2bd0_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9592964645/)
Count the eyelashes (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9592964645/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: sarakoth on August 26, 2013, 01:03:04 AM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201293818401927&l=15f9c25b13 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201293818401927&l=15f9c25b13)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201293848482679&l=72809af376 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201293848482679&l=72809af376)


Was quite and happy and surprised how my first day trying "action" shots went with the 6D. With all the concerns/talk over the AF I thought I would struggle more than I did. Also used the back button focus for the first time.

(Sorry for the FB links, not sure how to embed them properly plus FB has scaled/compressed the images as well)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: ecka on August 26, 2013, 03:20:23 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2869/9573682647_2ff98041ea_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9573682647/)
IMG_2053 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9573682647/#) by ecka84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Pag on August 26, 2013, 04:24:39 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2880/9593519958_8df0940120_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/9593519958/)
Cashew Nut (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagarneau/9593519958/#) by pagarneau (http://www.flickr.com/people/pagarneau/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on August 26, 2013, 04:59:15 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2869/9573682647_2ff98041ea_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9573682647/)
IMG_2053 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9573682647/#) by ecka84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr

Lovely color tones in this shot
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on August 26, 2013, 07:32:25 PM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201293818401927&l=15f9c25b13 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201293818401927&l=15f9c25b13)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201293848482679&l=72809af376 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201293848482679&l=72809af376)


Was quite and happy and surprised how my first day trying "action" shots went with the 6D. With all the concerns/talk over the AF I thought I would struggle more than I did. Also used the back button focus for the first time.

(Sorry for the FB links, not sure how to embed them properly plus FB has scaled/compressed the images as well)

Nice shots, my kind of subject matter!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on August 30, 2013, 08:59:21 AM
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9626666543/" title="Glimpses by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7415/9626666543_a7768f7f97.jpg" width="500" height="281" alt="Glimpses"></a>
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 31, 2013, 11:05:42 PM
To pretty to pas up the shot.  Seem to be wild flowers out by my pond here in central alberta.  Any idea what they are, anyone?

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 31, 2013, 11:08:59 PM
Oops
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: pulseimages on September 02, 2013, 03:14:37 AM
All these images are amazing! I know I am making the right decision by getting a 6D instead of a 5D Mark III. I've always used the center point only in every SLR and DSLR that I have owned and I suck at shooting fast action scenes.  ;)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: ecka on September 02, 2013, 03:51:22 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7382/9599656711_3dbbdfce1a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9599656711/)
IMG_2792 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9599656711/#) by ecka84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Janbo Makimbo on September 02, 2013, 03:58:56 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7443/9641457413_83a4149462_z.jpg)
Bee shot with 70-200 f4, cropped but otherwise out of camera!!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Gordon Lee on September 02, 2013, 05:21:09 AM
Hello mates! I'm a new 6D user from Hong Kong. I struggled to choose either 6D or 5D3, but now I feel very good with my 6D. However, this is my "second" 6D, since I got a defective body. I found out that every time I switched on the camera to get a shot, the first photo would be totally black. Keeping all the settings constant, the second shot would be normal. I returned the body and got another one and it works normally. How lucky I was to get a defective DSLR.

The shots below were taken in Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, with 24-105mm.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Janbo Makimbo on September 02, 2013, 05:39:52 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7361/9650863313_95d58931fb_z.jpg)
My Jeep, shot with 70-200 F4L straight out of the camera
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 02, 2013, 10:07:30 AM
Hello mates! I'm a new 6D user from Hong Kong. I struggled to choose either 6D or 5D3, but now I feel very good with my 6D. However, this is my "second" 6D, since I got a defective body. I found out that every time I switched on the camera to get a shot, the first photo would be totally black. Keeping all the settings constant, the second shot would be normal. I returned the body and got another one and it works normally. How lucky I was to get a defective DSLR.

The shots below were taken in Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, with 24-105mm.

That is certainly a weird phenomena.  Still, these are some beautiful shots.  Enjoy your new camera!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: BoneDoc on September 02, 2013, 07:55:06 PM
ISO 10,000 with the Tamron 70-200 VC

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3745/9660123064_b32a692996_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9660123064/)
IMG_2616 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9660123064/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: jreach11 on September 02, 2013, 09:09:59 PM
First time posting!  New 6D owner (wedding gift from my awesome wife).  Pic from Luckenbach, Texas.  Hope everyone enjoys - some great images on here inspiring me to improve in my photography skills!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: jreach11 on September 02, 2013, 09:12:36 PM
One more...from Fredericksburg, Texas

And my pics look very grainy when I uploaded and view on here - are they appearing the same for anyone else and if so, any advice to help a first time user upload pics?  Is it better to put on flickr or somewhere else and then link to it?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: philipyeoh on September 02, 2013, 09:38:43 PM
Canon 6D, 17-40mm f/4L with a Hoya HD polarizer. No post-processing (I'm a purist) and the camera took care of the exposure.  :D
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: captainkanji on September 02, 2013, 11:06:02 PM
The sorta cheap CP on my 50 1.4 really saturated my shots today.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7344/9661136358_72e6d1c2a2_c.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2894/9657904495_3bec9a2f76_c.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3774/9657904819_bd06547786_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on September 03, 2013, 02:25:39 AM
here's a couple new ones!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 03, 2013, 09:06:49 AM
Here's a change of pace shot:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/9661392109_1291109518_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9661392109/)
Rustic (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9661392109/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Pugshot on September 03, 2013, 09:50:09 AM
Here's a change of pace shot:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/9661392109_1291109518_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9661392109/)
Rustic (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9661392109/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Dustin - I just love this shot! By the way, thanks in large part to your glowing reviews, I picked up a 6D a couple of months ago and have been enjoying it immensely. In fact, in honor of your barn, here's an HDR barn shot I did with my 6D recently.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: DKN on September 03, 2013, 10:47:40 AM
My latest shot with the 6D and the 24-105L. I made just a little processing in Photoshop. What do you think?
The full size one is here:

http://500px.com/photo/45047934 (http://500px.com/photo/45047934)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 03, 2013, 11:21:23 AM
Here's a change of pace shot:



Dustin - I just love this shot! By the way, thanks in large part to your glowing reviews, I picked up a 6D a couple of months ago and have been enjoying it immensely. In fact, in honor of your barn, here's an HDR barn shot I did with my 6D recently.

Thank you, and I'm glad you are enjoying the 6D.  Nice shot, by the way!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 03, 2013, 11:21:47 AM
My latest shot with the 6D and the 24-105L. I made just a little processing in Photoshop. What do you think?
The full size one is here:

http://500px.com/photo/45047934 (http://500px.com/photo/45047934)

Looks pretty fantastic to me.  Love the sky color!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Sporgon on September 03, 2013, 11:42:32 AM
Here's a change of pace shot:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/9661392109_1291109518_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9661392109/)
Rustic (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9661392109/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Did you photograph that or paint it  ;)

Lovely effect.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: jhaces on September 03, 2013, 12:33:30 PM
This was recently shot on a 6d :( I'm pretty sure it's a memory card failure but still :P First time this has happened so I'm trying not to have a panic attack    :-[

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: ecka on September 03, 2013, 04:01:55 PM
This was recently shot on a 6d :( I'm pretty sure it's a memory card failure but still :P First time this has happened so I'm trying not to have a panic attack    :-[

Did you try re-copying this image from your card? It is very likely that the data was corrupted during the transfer.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 03, 2013, 04:54:09 PM
Here's a change of pace shot:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/9661392109_1291109518_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9661392109/)
Rustic (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9661392109/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Did you photograph that or paint it  ;)

Lovely effect.

As you probably know, it was shot (Canon 135L 2 f/2), but I did the painterly effect in Alien Skin Snap Art 3.  I am doing some work for the company and they wanted to see me experiment some with the program, so I seeing what I can create for them right now.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: AprilForever on September 03, 2013, 06:56:58 PM
This was recently shot on a 6d :( I'm pretty sure it's a memory card failure but still :P First time this has happened so I'm trying not to have a panic attack    :-[

Or, an Alien Abduction in Progress!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on September 03, 2013, 09:21:46 PM
This was recently shot on a 6d :( I'm pretty sure it's a memory card failure but still :P First time this has happened so I'm trying not to have a panic attack    :-[

Or, an Alien Abduction in Progress!

LOL...as in Dustin's Alien Skin Snap Art 3 ;D
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on September 04, 2013, 02:46:42 AM
Here's a change of pace shot:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/9661392109_1291109518_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9661392109/)
Rustic (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9661392109/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Did you photograph that or paint it  ;)

Lovely effect.

As you probably know, it was shot (Canon 135L 2 f/2), but I did the painterly effect in Alien Skin Snap Art 3.  I am doing some work for the company and they wanted to see me experiment some with the program, so I seeing what I can create for them right now.

Just a question sir, I'm currently trying out Alien Skin Exposure 5.  Do I have to install additional software to use that effect you used or Exposure 5 is enough?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 04, 2013, 02:32:13 PM
Here's a change of pace shot:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/9661392109_1291109518_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9661392109/)
Rustic (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9661392109/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Did you photograph that or paint it  ;)

Lovely effect.

As you probably know, it was shot (Canon 135L 2 f/2), but I did the painterly effect in Alien Skin Snap Art 3.  I am doing some work for the company and they wanted to see me experiment some with the program, so I seeing what I can create for them right now.

Just a question sir, I'm currently trying out Alien Skin Exposure 5.  Do I have to install additional software to use that effect you used or Exposure 5 is enough?

Thanks.

The painterly effect is done with a separate program from Alien Skin called "Snap Art 3".  There is also a free trial on it.  If you decide that it would be helpful, I would recommend just getting the software bundle as it is much cheaper that way.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: jhaces on September 04, 2013, 06:38:56 PM
This was recently shot on a 6d :( I'm pretty sure it's a memory card failure but still :P First time this has happened so I'm trying not to have a panic attack    :-[

Did you try re-copying this image from your card? It is very likely that the data was corrupted during the transfer.

Yeah. Still corrupted. I guess it's a block on the mem card itself. Did a low-level format that I hope will take care of things.
Do not mean to hijack the thread ;) But thanks to all ;)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on September 05, 2013, 03:41:03 PM
Here's a change of pace shot:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/9661392109_1291109518_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9661392109/)
Rustic (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9661392109/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Did you photograph that or paint it  ;)

Lovely effect.

As you probably know, it was shot (Canon 135L 2 f/2), but I did the painterly effect in Alien Skin Snap Art 3.  I am doing some work for the company and they wanted to see me experiment some with the program, so I seeing what I can create for them right now.

Just a question sir, I'm currently trying out Alien Skin Exposure 5.  Do I have to install additional software to use that effect you used or Exposure 5 is enough?

Thanks.

The painterly effect is done with a separate program from Alien Skin called "Snap Art 3".  There is also a free trial on it.  If you decide that it would be helpful, I would recommend just getting the software bundle as it is much cheaper that way.

Dustin, it looks nice, except for the color of the barn, but to each their own.  Would be interesting to see a "before and after", although as an artist I can see where presenting both might not be desirable, as well.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: J.R. on September 06, 2013, 12:05:50 AM
clicked this recently
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 06, 2013, 09:33:57 AM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5472/9684071121_502e91ecbc_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9684071121/)
Spotlight (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9684071121/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 06, 2013, 09:40:06 AM
Here's a change of pace shot:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/9661392109_1291109518_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9661392109/)
Rustic (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9661392109/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Did you photograph that or paint it  ;)

Lovely effect.

As you probably know, it was shot (Canon 135L 2 f/2), but I did the painterly effect in Alien Skin Snap Art 3.  I am doing some work for the company and they wanted to see me experiment some with the program, so I seeing what I can create for them right now.

Just a question sir, I'm currently trying out Alien Skin Exposure 5.  Do I have to install additional software to use that effect you used or Exposure 5 is enough?

Thanks.

The painterly effect is done with a separate program from Alien Skin called "Snap Art 3".  There is also a free trial on it.  If you decide that it would be helpful, I would recommend just getting the software bundle as it is much cheaper that way.

Dustin, it looks nice, except for the color of the barn, but to each their own.  Would be interesting to see a "before and after", although as an artist I can see where presenting both might not be desirable, as well.

Ironic, as the color of the barn is one of my favorite parts.  I've just agreed to a contract to have pieces like this used for the building blocks of the website for this particular program.  Not all of my followers like this stylistic approach, but it is a nice way for me to stretch myself artistically while also having some commercial success.  The before and after on this shot may end up in a tutorial blog on the website.  If that happens, I will send you a link.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on September 06, 2013, 04:12:56 PM
Here's a change of pace shot:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/9661392109_1291109518_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9661392109/)
Rustic (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9661392109/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Did you photograph that or paint it  ;)

Lovely effect.

As you probably know, it was shot (Canon 135L 2 f/2), but I did the painterly effect in Alien Skin Snap Art 3.  I am doing some work for the company and they wanted to see me experiment some with the program, so I seeing what I can create for them right now.

Just a question sir, I'm currently trying out Alien Skin Exposure 5.  Do I have to install additional software to use that effect you used or Exposure 5 is enough?

Thanks.

The painterly effect is done with a separate program from Alien Skin called "Snap Art 3".  There is also a free trial on it.  If you decide that it would be helpful, I would recommend just getting the software bundle as it is much cheaper that way.

Dustin, it looks nice, except for the color of the barn, but to each their own.  Would be interesting to see a "before and after", although as an artist I can see where presenting both might not be desirable, as well.

Ironic, as the color of the barn is one of my favorite parts.  I've just agreed to a contract to have pieces like this used for the building blocks of the website for this particular program.  Not all of my followers like this stylistic approach, but it is a nice way for me to stretch myself artistically while also having some commercial success.  The before and after on this shot may end up in a tutorial blog on the website.  If that happens, I will send you a link.

Red barns are sooo passe ;D

I liked your blue barn ;)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on September 07, 2013, 12:47:25 AM
Here's a change of pace shot:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/9661392109_1291109518_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9661392109/)
Rustic (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9661392109/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Did you photograph that or paint it  ;)

Lovely effect.

As you probably know, it was shot (Canon 135L 2 f/2), but I did the painterly effect in Alien Skin Snap Art 3.  I am doing some work for the company and they wanted to see me experiment some with the program, so I seeing what I can create for them right now.

Just a question sir, I'm currently trying out Alien Skin Exposure 5.  Do I have to install additional software to use that effect you used or Exposure 5 is enough?

Thanks.

The painterly effect is done with a separate program from Alien Skin called "Snap Art 3".  There is also a free trial on it.  If you decide that it would be helpful, I would recommend just getting the software bundle as it is much cheaper that way.

Dustin, it looks nice, except for the color of the barn, but to each their own.  Would be interesting to see a "before and after", although as an artist I can see where presenting both might not be desirable, as well.

Ironic, as the color of the barn is one of my favorite parts.  I've just agreed to a contract to have pieces like this used for the building blocks of the website for this particular program.  Not all of my followers like this stylistic approach, but it is a nice way for me to stretch myself artistically while also having some commercial success.  The before and after on this shot may end up in a tutorial blog on the website.  If that happens, I will send you a link.

Red barns are sooo passe ;D

I liked your blue barn ;)
I see a "it's green", "it's blue" discussion starting up. Keep the popcorn ready! :)

Oh! Btw, definitely green. ;)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: privatebydesign on September 07, 2013, 01:57:10 AM
Quote
I see a "it's green", "it's blue" discussion starting up. Keep the popcorn ready! :)

Oh! Btw, definitely green. ;)

If you put a color dropper on it the green and blue channel values are almost identical over large sections, that makes it cyan.

Put it in Lightroom and move the Aqua (cyan) hue slider and the barn goes from deep blue to deep green.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on September 07, 2013, 02:51:00 AM
Quote
I see a "it's green", "it's blue" discussion starting up. Keep the popcorn ready! :)

Oh! Btw, definitely green. ;)

If you put a color dropper on it the green and blue channel values are almost identical over large sections, that makes it cyan.

Put it in Lightroom and move the Aqua (cyan) hue slider and the barn goes from deep blue to deep green.

So, what you're saying is that it is half green and half blue?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: honsten on September 07, 2013, 06:16:22 AM
Not exactly pixel peeper droplets-on-feathers stuff - I've been playing with the VSCO presets which are quite subtle and the grain adds some nice texture if used sparingly.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5344/9659372986_b40afe6020_c.jpg)

This is in Stratford, London by the Olympic park - its a ghost-town now, apart from a horrible shopping centre. (no presets used here, just levels)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5486/9263196358_37cc8307af_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: privatebydesign on September 07, 2013, 09:35:04 AM
Quote
I see a "it's green", "it's blue" discussion starting up. Keep the popcorn ready! :)

Oh! Btw, definitely green. ;)

If you put a color dropper on it the green and blue channel values are almost identical over large sections, that makes it cyan.

Put it in Lightroom and move the Aqua (cyan) hue slider and the barn goes from deep blue to deep green.

So, what you're saying is that it is half green and half blue?

Yep, almost exactly midway. But only in the mixing sense, not that half of it is green and half of it is blue, none of it is either (practically), it is all cyan/aqua. It really is interesting playing with the three Hue/Saturation/Luminance sliders for Aqua alone, it makes a dramatic difference to the feel of the image.

Colour is a a very important compositional element, the fact that the key element in the smooth image is a strong secondary colour very much adds to the impact of the picture, our brain knows it is a key colour and is "important" but we are not sure why so we keep looking at it all the while on another level our brain is trying to figure out if it is blue or green.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on September 07, 2013, 09:44:01 PM
Quote
I see a "it's green", "it's blue" discussion starting up. Keep the popcorn ready! :)

Oh! Btw, definitely green. ;)

If you put a color dropper on it the green and blue channel values are almost identical over large sections, that makes it cyan.

Put it in Lightroom and move the Aqua (cyan) hue slider and the barn goes from deep blue to deep green.

So, what you're saying is that it is half green and half blue?

Yep, almost exactly midway. But only in the mixing sense, not that half of it is green and half of it is blue, none of it is either (practically), it is all cyan/aqua. It really is interesting playing with the three Hue/Saturation/Luminance sliders for Aqua alone, it makes a dramatic difference to the feel of the image.

Colour is a a very important compositional element, the fact that the key element in the smooth image is a strong secondary colour very much adds to the impact of the picture, our brain knows it is a key colour and is "important" but we are not sure why so we keep looking at it all the while on another level our brain is trying to figure out if it is blue or green.

Thanks for the explanation. My wife is always correcting my off sense of color (colour :D)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: privatebydesign on September 08, 2013, 12:36:24 AM
Thanks for the explanation. My wife is always correcting my off sense of color (colour :D)

You are very welcome glad to be of interest, sorry for the excessive use of u's too  :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on September 08, 2013, 03:17:43 AM
Thanks for the explanation. My wife is always correcting my off sense of color (colour :D)

You are very welcome glad to be of interest, sorry for the excessive use of u's too  :)

LOL...I think the excessive use of "u's" is elegant and shows a touch of class ;D
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 08, 2013, 08:48:02 AM
Not to start another flame war 8), but here's another painterly approach.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7331/9701467232_43fa06df09_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9701467232/)
Innocence (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9701467232/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on September 08, 2013, 01:32:23 PM
Not to start another flame war 8), but here's another painterly approach.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7331/9701467232_43fa06df09_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9701467232/)
Innocence (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9701467232/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Lovely expression. BTW, I hope you know you are in trouble... ;)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on September 08, 2013, 04:41:18 PM
Not to start another flame war 8), but here's another painterly approach.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7331/9701467232_43fa06df09_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9701467232/)
Innocence (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9701467232/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Very nice. I see you took the diplomatic approach (her shirt is both green and blue) ;D
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 08, 2013, 04:58:47 PM
Not to start another flame war 8), but here's another painterly approach.


Very nice. I see you took the diplomatic approach (her shirt is both green and blue) ;D

LOL!  You are absolutely right, although it wasn't intentional  :o
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: BoneDoc on September 10, 2013, 04:39:55 AM
Took part at the Color Run on our base.  Great opportunities to shoot color for sure :)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5347/9705161596_c97bf9d53e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9705161596/)
Playing with Red (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9705161596/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2850/9705174638_308a890260_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9705174638/)
Shooting the Shooter (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9705174638/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7428/9701950757_b32fcfa1e8_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9701950757/)
Zumba  Fun (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9701950757/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3758/9703212951_ace684511c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9703212951/)
And some Green (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9703212951/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5325/9706478546_25507121ca_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9706478546/)
It's Raining Orange (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9706478546/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2867/9703281591_4172054a9d_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9703281591/)
I Belong to Saruman the Red (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9703281591/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: captainkanji on September 10, 2013, 10:47:56 PM
Great colors!  I wouldn't go within a half mile of one of those events.  I'm afraid what that would do to my bodies (Canon 6D and my lungs).  Really are fantastic photos!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on September 10, 2013, 11:11:52 PM
Took part at the Color Run on our base.  Great opportunities to shoot color for sure :)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5347/9705161596_c97bf9d53e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9705161596/)
Playing with Red (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9705161596/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2850/9705174638_308a890260_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9705174638/)
Shooting the Shooter (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9705174638/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7428/9701950757_b32fcfa1e8_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9701950757/)
Zumba  Fun (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9701950757/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3758/9703212951_ace684511c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9703212951/)
And some Green (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9703212951/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5325/9706478546_25507121ca_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9706478546/)
It's Raining Orange (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9706478546/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2867/9703281591_4172054a9d_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9703281591/)
I Belong to Saruman the Red (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9703281591/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

But...but you shot an event with action...with a 6D...somebody tell him he's not allowed to do that!!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on September 10, 2013, 11:13:00 PM
Not to start another flame war 8), but here's another painterly approach.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7331/9701467232_43fa06df09_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9701467232/)
Innocence (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9701467232/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Dustin, it's an interesting image...but I can't overlook the fact that you abandoned a child out on the woods...all for the sake of art !!  I hope you can live with yourself... :P
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Cali_PH on September 11, 2013, 12:41:24 AM
But...but you shot an event with action...with a 6D...somebody tell him he's not allowed to do that!!

I know, right?  I had meant to post some shots months ago with a similar comment but forgot... ;D.  I was pleasantly pleased with my results even though I could have done better, because I'm a landscape shooter.  Action was definitely a change of pace for me.



Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: sarakoth on September 11, 2013, 01:18:15 AM
Great photos BoneDoc.... 
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 11, 2013, 09:50:36 AM
Bone Doc - just be careful at those type of events!

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/05/how-to-ruin-your-gear-in-5-minutes-without-water (http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/05/how-to-ruin-your-gear-in-5-minutes-without-water)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on September 11, 2013, 02:49:55 PM
But...but you shot an event with action...with a 6D...somebody tell him he's not allowed to do that!!

I know, right?  I had meant to post some shots months ago with a similar comment but forgot... ;D.  I was pleasantly pleased with my results even though I could have done better, because I'm a landscape shooter.  Action was definitely a change of pace for me.

You did a great job!  I notice no 5D3 snobs have piped their two cents in.  If I had posted images like this, there would be a few posts about how the 5D3 would have done better, and "if only you used a 5D3 you would be a real photographer"...and "the 5D3's color is just more accurate"...etc etc.  Hogwash! 
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: BoneDoc on September 11, 2013, 04:36:13 PM
Bone Doc - just be careful at those type of events!

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/05/how-to-ruin-your-gear-in-5-minutes-without-water (http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/05/how-to-ruin-your-gear-in-5-minutes-without-water)

Good to know.  Thanks Dustin.  FWIW, this was my 3rd Color Run.  The first 2, I used the 24-70 MkII.  I protect it by putting it in a ziploc bag, and tape the opening of the bag to the UV filter.  So at the end of the day, there was almost no dust on my lens / camera combo.  I have to think that some of these people who did this didn't care as much about sealing their camera as they are using someone else's. 

This last one (from which the pictures were taken), I made sure that I didn't get much at all on my Tamron when I pass, and then shoot from a pretty safe distance :).
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 11, 2013, 04:57:13 PM
But...but you shot an event with action...with a 6D...somebody tell him he's not allowed to do that!!

I know, right?  I had meant to post some shots months ago with a similar comment but forgot... ;D.  I was pleasantly pleased with my results even though I could have done better, because I'm a landscape shooter.  Action was definitely a change of pace for me.

You did a great job!  I notice no 5D3 snobs have piped their two cents in.  If I had posted images like this, there would be a few posts about how the 5D3 would have done better, and "if only you used a 5D3 you would be a real photographer"...and "the 5D3's color is just more accurate"...etc etc.  Hogwash!

And he shot it with a Tamron lens.  Heresy!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on September 11, 2013, 06:18:16 PM
Bone Doc - just be careful at those type of events!

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/05/how-to-ruin-your-gear-in-5-minutes-without-water (http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/05/how-to-ruin-your-gear-in-5-minutes-without-water)

Good to know.  Thanks Dustin.  FWIW, this was my 3rd Color Run.  The first 2, I used the 24-70 MkII.  I protect it by putting it in a ziploc bag, and tape the opening of the bag to the UV filter.  So at the end of the day, there was almost no dust on my lens / camera combo.  I have to think that some of these people who did this didn't care as much about sealing their camera as they are using someone else's. 

This last one (from which the pictures were taken), I made sure that I didn't get much at all on my Tamron when I pass, and then shoot from a pretty safe distance :).

but all the color dust would look so much nicer on a 5d3 (like, on it...not the images....lol)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Cali_PH on September 11, 2013, 06:41:19 PM
But...but you shot an event with action...with a 6D...somebody tell him he's not allowed to do that!!

I know, right?  I had meant to post some shots months ago with a similar comment but forgot... ;D.  I was pleasantly pleased with my results even though I could have done better, because I'm a landscape shooter.  Action was definitely a change of pace for me.

You did a great job!  I notice no 5D3 snobs have piped their two cents in.  If I had posted images like this, there would be a few posts about how the 5D3 would have done better, and "if only you used a 5D3 you would be a real photographer"...and "the 5D3's color is just more accurate"...etc etc.  Hogwash!

Haha, yeah, probably :p. the 6D was sure trashed a lot here and other places when the specs came out, but most of that has died down now that it's gotten in people's hands.  While the autofocus system definitely could be better, it meets my needs and I usually manual focus; this event was an exception

I mostly shot with a 70-200 f4, so I could be further away. Some guys were right up close and had their rigs smothered in powder!  And if the color is off, it's because of my lack of PP skills, not the camera ;)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: jreach11 on September 13, 2013, 08:25:22 PM
Maui sunset on honeymoon - one of the first pics I took with new 6D.  Trying to learn Lightroom as well - if anyone has any tips or advice on the editing, please share!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 13, 2013, 09:21:36 PM
Maui sunset on honeymoon - one of the first pics I took with new 6D.  Trying to learn Lightroom as well - if anyone has any tips or advice on the editing, please share!

Looks pretty nice to me!!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on September 13, 2013, 09:22:39 PM
Maui sunset on honeymoon - one of the first pics I took with new 6D.  Trying to learn Lightroom as well - if anyone has any tips or advice on the editing, please share!

Lovely shot.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on September 13, 2013, 10:02:55 PM
Maui sunset on honeymoon - one of the first pics I took with new 6D.  Trying to learn Lightroom as well - if anyone has any tips or advice on the editing, please share!

Lovely shot.

+1...any more? :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: jreach11 on September 13, 2013, 11:17:05 PM
Maui sunset on honeymoon - one of the first pics I took with new 6D.  Trying to learn Lightroom as well - if anyone has any tips or advice on the editing, please share!

Lovely shot.

+1...any more? :)

Sunsets/sunrises or just Hawaii in general?  I have plenty of each!  Here's a couple fun, random ones from Maui; will post few from Kauai in a sec.  Hope you enjoy.  Loving the 6D!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on September 13, 2013, 11:28:54 PM
Maui sunset on honeymoon - one of the first pics I took with new 6D.  Trying to learn Lightroom as well - if anyone has any tips or advice on the editing, please share!

Lovely shot.

+1...any more? :)

Sunsets/sunrises or just Hawaii in general?  I have plenty of each!  Here's a couple fun, random ones from Maui; will post few from Kauai in a sec.  Hope you enjoy.  Loving the 6D!

Both or either. My guess is that the first photo is of the new Mrs.(with a Mai Tai 8)) and the 2nd is a sunrise over Haleakala (House of the Sun in Hawaiian). :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: jreach11 on September 13, 2013, 11:41:42 PM
Maui sunset on honeymoon - one of the first pics I took with new 6D.  Trying to learn Lightroom as well - if anyone has any tips or advice on the editing, please share!

Lovely shot.

+1...any more? :)

Sunsets/sunrises or just Hawaii in general?  I have plenty of each!  Here's a couple fun, random ones from Maui; will post few from Kauai in a sec.  Hope you enjoy.  Loving the 6D!

Both or either. My guess is that the first photo is of the new Mrs.(with a Mai Tai 8)) and the 2nd is a sunrise over Haleakala (House of the Sun in Hawaiian). :)

Excellent guesses! Seems to be some user error going on trying to upload a couple Kauai pics. Will try again tomorrow.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: jreach11 on September 14, 2013, 10:16:04 AM
Sunset at the lake
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: jreach11 on September 14, 2013, 10:21:17 AM
Waimea Canyon in Kauai
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: jreach11 on September 14, 2013, 10:23:56 AM
Helicopter shot of Kauai's NaPali coast
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: jreach11 on September 14, 2013, 10:29:53 AM
Maui sunset on honeymoon - one of the first pics I took with new 6D.  Trying to learn Lightroom as well - if anyone has any tips or advice on the editing, please share!

Looks pretty nice to me!!

Thanks!  Have always enjoyed your images and reviews on your website.  I had emailed a question a while back about getting either Canon 70-300L or Tamron 70-200 f2.8 VC.  Went with 70-300L for now as travel/vacation photos is my primary interest - was able to pick up a "like new", used copy for a great deal.  Still considering adding the Tamron to my bag too as I'd like to have some better glass for my 6D.

Also wanted to ask if you had any tips/recommendations for shooting in the Lake Louise area (assuming you've been as a Canadian).  My wife and myself are planning a trip for early next spring.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 14, 2013, 11:56:56 AM
Maui sunset on honeymoon - one of the first pics I took with new 6D.  Trying to learn Lightroom as well - if anyone has any tips or advice on the editing, please share!

Looks pretty nice to me!!

Thanks!  Have always enjoyed your images and reviews on your website.  I had emailed a question a while back about getting either Canon 70-300L or Tamron 70-200 f2.8 VC.  Went with 70-300L for now as travel/vacation photos is my primary interest - was able to pick up a "like new", used copy for a great deal.  Still considering adding the Tamron to my bag too as I'd like to have some better glass for my 6D.

Also wanted to ask if you had any tips/recommendations for shooting in the Lake Louise area (assuming you've been as a Canadian).  My wife and myself are planning a trip for early next spring.

I've got two unexpected answers for you:

1)  I'm actually an American, although I have lived in Canada for the past sixteen years.
2)  I've actually not been to Lake Louise, although it is on my bucket list.  It is one of the most beautiful spots anywhere, though, if pictures do it justice.  Just remember that spring comes slowly in that part of the world.

Glad that the 70-300L is serving you well.  It is a fantastic travel lens.  It's good enough that I have enjoy been using it for some portrait shoots where I need a bit more depth of field anyway (shooting small groups/families).
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on September 14, 2013, 05:19:24 PM
Waimea Canyon in Kauai

Nice shots of Kauai...the Garden Isle. :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on September 14, 2013, 05:29:55 PM
Sunset at the lake

Lovely colours in your sky.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on September 15, 2013, 01:17:54 AM
this one can go in 2 sections.  Here's a ring shot - 6d with the newest lens in the kit...the 100mm macro 2.8 (not the L one!)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on September 16, 2013, 02:29:03 AM
Helicopter shot of Kauai's NaPali coast

Your images are nice but there's a bit too much color saturation and color noise, in my opinion.  Especially evident in the sunset, but I see it in the others too. 

P.S., after looking at the full size image, the noise is not there...so it must be a phenomenon with the forum scaling or my browser...again nice images!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on September 16, 2013, 02:39:47 AM
Shot in my front yard a couple weeks ago, at 120mm.  Some single shot HDR and curves in PS added, still not quite there yet though.  Second is Voigtlander 58mm Nokton + 6D, from my front yard.  LR and PS processing.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: captainkanji on September 16, 2013, 08:57:46 PM
EF 70-200 f/4L USM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7325/9779516126_991894497a_c.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7322/9779326592_5aec662a77_c.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2869/9779585623_2f13cd0d17_c.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7332/9779326212_228b71339e_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on September 16, 2013, 09:15:59 PM
EF 70-200 f/4L USM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7325/9779516126_991894497a_c.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7322/9779326592_5aec662a77_c.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2869/9779585623_2f13cd0d17_c.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7332/9779326212_228b71339e_c.jpg)

Reminds me of a cat I used to have...
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: bholliman on September 16, 2013, 10:29:04 PM
Shot in my front yard a couple weeks ago, at 120mm.  Some single shot HDR and curves in PS added, still not quite there yet though.  Second is Voigtlander 58mm Nokton + 6D, from my front yard.  LR and PS processing.

Very nice!  I especially like the second shot.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: captainkanji on September 16, 2013, 11:19:15 PM
EF 70-200 f/4L USM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7325/9779516126_991894497a_c.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7322/9779326592_5aec662a77_c.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2869/9779585623_2f13cd0d17_c.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7332/9779326212_228b71339e_c.jpg)

Reminds me of a cat I used to have...

Yeah.  I really like cats, but I don't have one anymore  :'(
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on September 17, 2013, 12:52:46 AM
Shot in my front yard a couple weeks ago, at 120mm.  Some single shot HDR and curves in PS added, still not quite there yet though.  Second is Voigtlander 58mm Nokton + 6D, from my front yard.  LR and PS processing.

Very nice!  I especially like the second shot.

Thank you very much indeed!  Yes the second shot turned out better.  I will eventually make the first shot look better, but I have too many other pics to edit.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on September 17, 2013, 12:57:32 AM

Yeah.  I really like cats, but I don't have one anymore  :'(

Sorry to hear, maybe you will get another one.  The one we have now is a "mainecoon", similar to a "Siberian"...I have hundreds of pics of him...I need to post a few in the cat thread.

The orange cat we used to have, was one of my brother's cats.  She got sick and went deaf, so we kept her a couple of years.  Not sure what happened to her, I guess something caught her.  She insisted on going out to converse with some stray cats one night, and never came back.  She had been fixed, but sometimes it doesn't help I guess!  It didn't help that she couldn't hear, either...we had tried to keep her inside most of the time.  Oh well, just one of many cats I've had.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on September 18, 2013, 02:12:25 PM
My 100mm macro is about a week old now!  (to me at least, got it used)...

I find that I am way more prone to use it on my 6d, because I have the grip on the mk3 and that really limits how low to the ground/table/whatever surface i am shooting I can get.  which is fine by me, my 6d has a new best friend!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on September 18, 2013, 02:44:46 PM
My 100mm macro is about a week old now!  (to me at least, got it used)...

I find that I am way more prone to use it on my 6d, because I have the grip on the mk3 and that really limits how low to the ground/table/whatever surface i am shooting I can get.  which is fine by me, my 6d has a new best friend!

Nice shot, but the highlight near the center kind of overpowers the ring in my opinion.  Still the bokeh mostly looks nice.  Quite a large ring...must be expensive!

I just ordered a grip for my 6D, and another lens.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on September 18, 2013, 03:22:56 PM
My 100mm macro is about a week old now!  (to me at least, got it used)...

I find that I am way more prone to use it on my 6d, because I have the grip on the mk3 and that really limits how low to the ground/table/whatever surface i am shooting I can get.  which is fine by me, my 6d has a new best friend!

Nice shot, but the highlight near the center kind of overpowers the ring in my opinion.  Still the bokeh mostly looks nice.  Quite a large ring...must be expensive!

I just ordered a grip for my 6D, and another lens.

I would have rather shot this during the daytime, with window light as my keylight (it's a better approximation of what I'd do on a wedding day)

I may want to consider a video light or 2 for this kind of work, i like my LED's in a pinch, but wish i could dim them (i tried using a kleenex to diffuse it, but wasn't to my liking)...

bokeh...i read about and saw the comparisons...the 100L definitely has a better bokeh - but so far I don't mind the slightly less circular bokeh
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on September 18, 2013, 07:13:29 PM
My 100mm macro is about a week old now!  (to me at least, got it used)...

I find that I am way more prone to use it on my 6d, because I have the grip on the mk3 and that really limits how low to the ground/table/whatever surface i am shooting I can get.  which is fine by me, my 6d has a new best friend!

Nice shot, but the highlight near the center kind of overpowers the ring in my opinion.  Still the bokeh mostly looks nice.  Quite a large ring...must be expensive!

I just ordered a grip for my 6D, and another lens.

I would have rather shot this during the daytime, with window light as my keylight (it's a better approximation of what I'd do on a wedding day)

I may want to consider a video light or 2 for this kind of work, i like my LED's in a pinch, but wish i could dim them (i tried using a kleenex to diffuse it, but wasn't to my liking)...

bokeh...i read about and saw the comparisons...the 100L definitely has a better bokeh - but so far I don't mind the slightly less circular bokeh

The 100L has a better bokeh than what?

What sort of diffusion do you like on your flashguns, like for on-camera flash at events?  I've tried sto-fen in the past...would like to get a small softbox or one of those diffusor hood-reflector things...Seems like the user reviews all vary and read the same with them all...that they're nice but cheaply made...and the larger they are, the more you look like an idiot while using them.

Regarding the image, I would have tried toning down that highlight with the adjustment brush, but it might not make enough difference until its toned down a lot...in which case that might look worse because it's less natural looking.  It's hard to say.  I've been doing that a lot lately...toning down rooftops and concrete driveways...
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: privatebydesign on September 18, 2013, 07:41:52 PM
The 100L has a better bokeh than what?

Than a lot of lenses.

Which of these were shot with the legendary 85 f1.2 and the 100L macro?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on September 18, 2013, 08:20:23 PM
My 100mm macro is about a week old now!  (to me at least, got it used)...

I find that I am way more prone to use it on my 6d, because I have the grip on the mk3 and that really limits how low to the ground/table/whatever surface i am shooting I can get.  which is fine by me, my 6d has a new best friend!

Nice shot, but the highlight near the center kind of overpowers the ring in my opinion.  Still the bokeh mostly looks nice.  Quite a large ring...must be expensive!

I just ordered a grip for my 6D, and another lens.

I would have rather shot this during the daytime, with window light as my keylight (it's a better approximation of what I'd do on a wedding day)

I may want to consider a video light or 2 for this kind of work, i like my LED's in a pinch, but wish i could dim them (i tried using a kleenex to diffuse it, but wasn't to my liking)...

bokeh...i read about and saw the comparisons...the 100L definitely has a better bokeh - but so far I don't mind the slightly less circular bokeh

The 100L has a better bokeh than what?

What sort of diffusion do you like on your flashguns, like for on-camera flash at events?  I've tried sto-fen in the past...would like to get a small softbox or one of those diffusor hood-reflector things...Seems like the user reviews all vary and read the same with them all...that they're nice but cheaply made...and the larger they are, the more you look like an idiot while using them.

Regarding the image, I would have tried toning down that highlight with the adjustment brush, but it might not make enough difference until its toned down a lot...in which case that might look worse because it's less natural looking.  It's hard to say.  I've been doing that a lot lately...toning down rooftops and concrete driveways...

I have the non L 100 macro... bokeh on the L version is much better than the non L (which is as it should be)..

Flash diffusion - i have tried the stofens, I like them for off camera flash work to soften the light a tad...but for on the go shots - I either use the built in bounce card, or just bounce the light off ceiling or walls (for weddings I will also do that with off camera flash, or, depending on the venue, my alien bees...

I am thinking i want to go another route with light mods though for certain things...The idea of a snoot for shooting on camera for slow dances intrigues me...
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on September 18, 2013, 08:34:46 PM
My 100mm macro is about a week old now!  (to me at least, got it used)...

I find that I am way more prone to use it on my 6d, because I have the grip on the mk3 and that really limits how low to the ground/table/whatever surface i am shooting I can get.  which is fine by me, my 6d has a new best friend!

Nice shot, but the highlight near the center kind of overpowers the ring in my opinion.  Still the bokeh mostly looks nice.  Quite a large ring...must be expensive!

I just ordered a grip for my 6D, and another lens.

I would have rather shot this during the daytime, with window light as my keylight (it's a better approximation of what I'd do on a wedding day)

I may want to consider a video light or 2 for this kind of work, i like my LED's in a pinch, but wish i could dim them (i tried using a kleenex to diffuse it, but wasn't to my liking)...

bokeh...i read about and saw the comparisons...the 100L definitely has a better bokeh - but so far I don't mind the slightly less circular bokeh

The 100L has a better bokeh than what?

What sort of diffusion do you like on your flashguns, like for on-camera flash at events?  I've tried sto-fen in the past...would like to get a small softbox or one of those diffusor hood-reflector things...Seems like the user reviews all vary and read the same with them all...that they're nice but cheaply made...and the larger they are, the more you look like an idiot while using them.

Regarding the image, I would have tried toning down that highlight with the adjustment brush, but it might not make enough difference until its toned down a lot...in which case that might look worse because it's less natural looking.  It's hard to say.  I've been doing that a lot lately...toning down rooftops and concrete driveways...

I have the non L 100 macro... bokeh on the L version is much better than the non L (which is as it should be)..

Flash diffusion - i have tried the stofens, I like them for off camera flash work to soften the light a tad...but for on the go shots - I either use the built in bounce card, or just bounce the light off ceiling or walls (for weddings I will also do that with off camera flash, or, depending on the venue, my alien bees...

I am thinking i want to go another route with light mods though for certain things...The idea of a snoot for shooting on camera for slow dances intrigues me...

Interesting.  Several user reviews also said the flash's inboard card was as good as some of the bounce cards, etc.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on September 18, 2013, 08:35:57 PM
The 100L has a better bokeh than what?

Than a lot of lenses.

Which of these were shot with the legendary 85 f1.2 and the 100L macro?

Hard to say but I'm guessing the top and bottom were the 85 and in the middle, the 100...probably wrong.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on September 18, 2013, 08:42:47 PM
The 100L has a better bokeh than what?

Than a lot of lenses.

Which of these were shot with the legendary 85 f1.2 and the 100L macro?

i am agreeing with your guess...

Hard to say but I'm guessing the top and bottom were the 85 and in the middle, the 100...probably wrong.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on September 18, 2013, 08:50:53 PM
My 100mm macro is about a week old now!  (to me at least, got it used)...

I find that I am way more prone to use it on my 6d, because I have the grip on the mk3 and that really limits how low to the ground/table/whatever surface i am shooting I can get.  which is fine by me, my 6d has a new best friend!

Nice shot, but the highlight near the center kind of overpowers the ring in my opinion.  Still the bokeh mostly looks nice.  Quite a large ring...must be expensive!

I just ordered a grip for my 6D, and another lens.

I would have rather shot this during the daytime, with window light as my keylight (it's a better approximation of what I'd do on a wedding day)

I may want to consider a video light or 2 for this kind of work, i like my LED's in a pinch, but wish i could dim them (i tried using a kleenex to diffuse it, but wasn't to my liking)...

bokeh...i read about and saw the comparisons...the 100L definitely has a better bokeh - but so far I don't mind the slightly less circular bokeh

The 100L has a better bokeh than what?

What sort of diffusion do you like on your flashguns, like for on-camera flash at events?  I've tried sto-fen in the past...would like to get a small softbox or one of those diffusor hood-reflector things...Seems like the user reviews all vary and read the same with them all...that they're nice but cheaply made...and the larger they are, the more you look like an idiot while using them.

Regarding the image, I would have tried toning down that highlight with the adjustment brush, but it might not make enough difference until its toned down a lot...in which case that might look worse because it's less natural looking.  It's hard to say.  I've been doing that a lot lately...toning down rooftops and concrete driveways...

I have the non L 100 macro... bokeh on the L version is much better than the non L (which is as it should be)..

Flash diffusion - i have tried the stofens, I like them for off camera flash work to soften the light a tad...but for on the go shots - I either use the built in bounce card, or just bounce the light off ceiling or walls (for weddings I will also do that with off camera flash, or, depending on the venue, my alien bees...

I am thinking i want to go another route with light mods though for certain things...The idea of a snoot for shooting on camera for slow dances intrigues me...

Interesting.  Several user reviews also said the flash's inboard card was as good as some of the bounce cards, etc.

Hell, I know people that in a pinch use a tissue for diffusion.  It really depends though on what I want to do with the light, which is a lot of trial and error - by no means do i really understand the physics of it yet. If i want to fill the room for a big wide shot, or even close ups - if the ceilings aren't too tall I'll bounce it straight up...or, reverse it so it bounces off the wall and ceiling behind me...but if its a big room with tall ceilings, the light isn't as good so i'll go with the bounce card...if the walls are a really warm color too...i use the card cause the wall will act like a gel.  If i am going with on and off cam...i generally don't diffuse and sett he power fairly low just to fill...that's why i want to try the snoot...snoot on cam and 2 off cam set low as to keep the ambient light...

In rooms with odd shaped ceilings (big rafters or other large obstructions) I through a honeycomb on the alien bee, set it to low and point it towards the dance floor...

I'm still learning all this, not anywhere near as good with it as i want to be...
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: privatebydesign on September 18, 2013, 08:52:54 PM
Quote
"Interesting.  Several user reviews also said the flash's inboard card was as good as some of the bounce cards, etc."

Nonsense, the built in bounce card is next to useless. For really good modifiers I can't recommend the Rouge series of flags, deflectors, snoots etc enough, though I don't like their gels. And they have a great value clearance page http://www.expoimaging.com/index2.php?cPath=21&osCsid=5r1hn15rhmmhp67hgi67uj6pe7 (http://www.expoimaging.com/index2.php?cPath=21&osCsid=5r1hn15rhmmhp67hgi67uj6pe7)

Also do a search for "the black foamie thing" he is the master of on camera bounce flash, a real inspiration.

As for the images, yes, one and three are the 85 f1.2, I think the bokeh, which is a purely subjective thing, looks pretty bad in both of them. But it can often look amazing, bokeh is affected by so many more things than just aperture shape and size.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on September 18, 2013, 08:58:44 PM
My 100mm macro is about a week old now!  (to me at least, got it used)...

I find that I am way more prone to use it on my 6d, because I have the grip on the mk3 and that really limits how low to the ground/table/whatever surface i am shooting I can get.  which is fine by me, my 6d has a new best friend!

Nice shot, but the highlight near the center kind of overpowers the ring in my opinion.  Still the bokeh mostly looks nice.  Quite a large ring...must be expensive!

I just ordered a grip for my 6D, and another lens.

I would have rather shot this during the daytime, with window light as my keylight (it's a better approximation of what I'd do on a wedding day)

I may want to consider a video light or 2 for this kind of work, i like my LED's in a pinch, but wish i could dim them (i tried using a kleenex to diffuse it, but wasn't to my liking)...

bokeh...i read about and saw the comparisons...the 100L definitely has a better bokeh - but so far I don't mind the slightly less circular bokeh

The 100L has a better bokeh than what?

What sort of diffusion do you like on your flashguns, like for on-camera flash at events?  I've tried sto-fen in the past...would like to get a small softbox or one of those diffusor hood-reflector things...Seems like the user reviews all vary and read the same with them all...that they're nice but cheaply made...and the larger they are, the more you look like an idiot while using them.

Regarding the image, I would have tried toning down that highlight with the adjustment brush, but it might not make enough difference until its toned down a lot...in which case that might look worse because it's less natural looking.  It's hard to say.  I've been doing that a lot lately...toning down rooftops and concrete driveways...

I have the non L 100 macro... bokeh on the L version is much better than the non L (which is as it should be)..

Flash diffusion - i have tried the stofens, I like them for off camera flash work to soften the light a tad...but for on the go shots - I either use the built in bounce card, or just bounce the light off ceiling or walls (for weddings I will also do that with off camera flash, or, depending on the venue, my alien bees...

I am thinking i want to go another route with light mods though for certain things...The idea of a snoot for shooting on camera for slow dances intrigues me...

Interesting.  Several user reviews also said the flash's inboard card was as good as some of the bounce cards, etc.

Hell, I know people that in a pinch use a tissue for diffusion.  It really depends though on what I want to do with the light, which is a lot of trial and error - by no means do i really understand the physics of it yet. If i want to fill the room for a big wide shot, or even close ups - if the ceilings aren't too tall I'll bounce it straight up...or, reverse it so it bounces off the wall and ceiling behind me...but if its a big room with tall ceilings, the light isn't as good so i'll go with the bounce card...if the walls are a really warm color too...i use the card cause the wall will act like a gel.  If i am going with on and off cam...i generally don't diffuse and sett he power fairly low just to fill...that's why i want to try the snoot...snoot on cam and 2 off cam set low as to keep the ambient light...

In rooms with odd shaped ceilings (big rafters or other large obstructions) I through a honeycomb on the alien bee, set it to low and point it towards the dance floor...

I'm still learning all this, not anywhere near as good with it as i want to be...

I'm easily visualizing everything you're saying because I've tried some of it, myself.  Sounds like you're learning plenty.  The problem I've had with just ceiling bounce, is it makes the "chin shadow", and tends to put too much light on the background and not on the subject.  The sto-fen (pointed upward) worked better than ceiling bounce-only, because at least the chin shadow was smoothed and reduced somewhat.

If you increase the size and directionality of the light source, you get softer light...which in "run and gun" situations...seems like it would be preferable by default.  Studio lighting is entirely more involved, designed...and expensive. 

I completely agree though, about the color of the walls, and also wanting them close to white in color.  And if you have a white wall behind you (or slightly off to one side and behind)...that it can look best of all (the wall acts like a giant softbox that's actually facing the subject).
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on September 18, 2013, 09:09:57 PM
Quote
"Interesting.  Several user reviews also said the flash's inboard card was as good as some of the bounce cards, etc."

Nonsense, the built in bounce card is next to useless. For really good modifiers I can't recommend the Rouge series of flags, deflectors, snoots etc enough, though I don't like their gels. And they have a great value clearance page http://www.expoimaging.com/index2.php?cPath=21&osCsid=5r1hn15rhmmhp67hgi67uj6pe7 (http://www.expoimaging.com/index2.php?cPath=21&osCsid=5r1hn15rhmmhp67hgi67uj6pe7)

Also do a search for "the black foamie thing" he is the master of on camera bounce flash, a real inspiration.

As for the images, yes, one and three are the 85 f1.2, I think the bokeh, which is a purely subjective thing, looks pretty bad in both of them. But it can often look amazing, bokeh is affected by so many more things than just aperture shape and size.

Thank you for the info!  I looked over the Rogue products.  Also, the "gotlux" bounce diffuser looked interesting.  I'm sure you'll say it sucks, haha.

Well I'm glad I matched the lenses to their shots...Chuck agreed with me.  The angle of view kind of gives it away...but that just goes to show ya...that there's a noticeable difference between 85mm and 100mm.  So these people that ask to choose between the 85L and the 135L, haven't thought at all about the angle of view they want...because they kind of don't have the photographer's "artistic eye"...if you ask me...which you didn't...haha.

I don't agree that the bokeh looks bad.  Maybe not extremely interesting, but not bad.  I've seen "bad bokeh"...haha.  My Sigma 120-400 can produce hashy bokeh in the transition area (but only when viewing at 1:1...and really only when shot towards the long end of the zoom)...so it's still not at all a deal breaker.

Tonight I shot some fawns running in my yard, ISO 25,600 at f/2 with my 135L, 1/640 sec.  The autofocus worked...barely...on the 6D (it was quite dark, single shot, center point).  What I really need is a 90-160 f/1.0 zoom with IS, made by Sigma...for under $5000!  Or else an array of flashes mounted on softboxes as big as the sky...haha!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: andy on September 18, 2013, 10:54:41 PM
A recent camping photo.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Jack Douglas on September 19, 2013, 10:25:26 PM
I like the camping photo for more than just the IQ.  Wish I was there!

Since I've been shooting mainly birds I've avoided this thread but here's one I got in my creek today that's definitely not a bird.

Jack
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: sarakoth on September 20, 2013, 12:25:51 AM
I did my first shoot with the 6D the other day for a friend's party... I struggled quite a bit but after some CC on this image if people have the time.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/79026668@N06/9801877485/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79026668@N06/9801877485/#)

Original:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/79026668@N06/9801922496/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79026668@N06/9801922496/#)

(Actually the original there is the converted jpg version from cr2 and had been adjusted from the true "original" for brightness and highlight & shadows but you get the idea)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 20, 2013, 12:37:31 PM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5511/9839059196_51c25e6061_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9839059196/)
Without a Trace (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9839059196/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Mort on September 20, 2013, 01:12:39 PM
Here is a shot from a candlelight vigil for the late Marvell Smith last night.

Shot with Canon 6D and Tamron 24-70 VC
1/60s, f/2.8, ISO 6400
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 20, 2013, 01:22:47 PM
Here is a shot from a candlelight vigil for the late Marvell Smith last night.

Shot with Canon 6D and Tamron 24-70 VC
1/60s, f/2.8, ISO 6400

That is a cool shot.  I'm very fond of the Tamron in the transition zone, and this shot shows that quality.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: ajperk on September 20, 2013, 05:27:48 PM
The Circular Congregational Church in Charleston, SC

6D with 24-105mm f/4L, at 24mm, f/8.0, 1/200, ISO 100
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Mort on September 21, 2013, 01:39:45 PM
That is a cool shot.  I'm very fond of the Tamron in the transition zone, and this shot shows that quality.

I have been pretty happy with the Tamron. It's my 2nd copy. The 1st was atrocious, but this one is a keeper. Paired with the 6D, I have so many lighting situations opened to me. Funny enough, it was your articles that got me to not go for the 5DIII and the Canon 24-70, so thanks.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 21, 2013, 02:07:07 PM
That is a cool shot.  I'm very fond of the Tamron in the transition zone, and this shot shows that quality.

I have been pretty happy with the Tamron. It's my 2nd copy. The 1st was atrocious, but this one is a keeper. Paired with the 6D, I have so many lighting situations opened to me. Funny enough, it was your articles that got me to not go for the 5DIII and the Canon 24-70, so thanks.

Unfortunately sample variation seems to be an issue with the Tamron, but it is my opinion that it is a lens worth getting a good copy of.  Mine is fabulous, and it looks like you've got a good copy, too.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 21, 2013, 02:08:07 PM
I've got a 14mm Rokinon (Samyang) f/2.8 in hand right now for review purposes.  I'm having fun with it; 14mm is VERY wide on FF.  Here's one taken yesterday:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7313/9858511016_0c9c4fa299_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9858511016/)
Autumn Tangle (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9858511016/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: sarakoth on September 22, 2013, 08:35:07 PM
I've got a 14mm Rokinon (Samyang) f/2.8 in hand right now for review purposes.  I'm having fun with it; 14mm is VERY wide on FF. 

Lets us know your tips and suggestions for this lens.. I actually ordered one last Friday so it should be arriving in a couple of days. Looking forward to going wider than 24.


Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: emag on September 22, 2013, 10:58:13 PM
I've got a 14mm Rokinon (Samyang) f/2.8 in hand right now for review purposes.  I'm having fun with it; 14mm is VERY wide on FF.  Here's one taken yesterday:

?? Dustin, this image is quite different from your usual, I find the colors quite oversaturated, unpleasingly so.  An interesting effect if you were trying for it....but not if you weren't.  Mayhaps a resizing issue.  It also looks like you had to push things in less than ideal light.  I DO like the composition and subject.  That's a lens I really want to like on FF.  Cheers!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 23, 2013, 08:58:54 AM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3754/9896018686_e6d72f8e5a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9896018686/)
Autumn Invasion (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9896018686/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 23, 2013, 09:01:53 AM
I've got a 14mm Rokinon (Samyang) f/2.8 in hand right now for review purposes.  I'm having fun with it; 14mm is VERY wide on FF.  Here's one taken yesterday:

?? Dustin, this image is quite different from your usual, I find the colors quite oversaturated, unpleasingly so.  An interesting effect if you were trying for it....but not if you weren't.  Mayhaps a resizing issue.  It also looks like you had to push things in less than ideal light.  I DO like the composition and subject.  That's a lens I really want to like on FF.  Cheers!

This was definitely a processing choice.  I went for a combination of raised shadows/reduced contrast along with some bolder saturation in key colors.  Perhaps not everyone's cup of tea, but the photo itself has been well received in the communities that I have shared it in.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 24, 2013, 08:16:29 AM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2892/9914538626_1b42898971_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9914538626/)
I Rise Before Dawn (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9914538626/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Sporgon on September 24, 2013, 09:45:19 AM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2892/9914538626_1b42898971_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9914538626/)
I Rise Before Dawn (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9914538626/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Interesting picture Dustin, pleasing effect, very polished. I always find portrait used for landscapes quite challenging but this works well !
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 24, 2013, 10:32:33 AM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2892/9914538626_1b42898971_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9914538626/)
I Rise Before Dawn (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9914538626/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Interesting picture Dustin, pleasing effect, very polished. I always find portrait used for landscapes quite challenging but this works well !

Thank you.  I find using a UWA lens this that my eye most naturally wants to shoot vertical compositions with it.  At 14mm you can really emphasize a foreground, and this lens is pretty amazingly sharp throughout the frame.  You can't see it at this magnification, but you can zoom in anywhere and the detail is there.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on September 25, 2013, 03:28:38 AM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2892/9914538626_1b42898971_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9914538626/)
I Rise Before Dawn (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9914538626/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Interesting picture Dustin, pleasing effect, very polished. I always find portrait used for landscapes quite challenging but this works well !

Thank you.  I find using a UWA lens this that my eye most naturally wants to shoot vertical compositions with it.  At 14mm you can really emphasize a foreground, and this lens is pretty amazingly sharp throughout the frame.  You can't see it at this magnification, but you can zoom in anywhere and the detail is there.

Nice work yet again, Dustin.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on September 25, 2013, 03:34:50 AM
With the Sigma 120-400 lens, at 400mm, slightly cropped, downsized.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 25, 2013, 08:43:35 AM
Here's a change of pace.  My old Helios does flare pretty badly.  It loses contrast like mad.  But like a lot of other things, it does it in a very artistic way.  I find I get memorable images even when it shows its defects.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7375/9932388814_0beea90425_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9932388814/)
Warm Comfort (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9932388814/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: wsheldon on September 25, 2013, 09:37:57 AM
Long exposure waterfall and rapids, Watson Mill Bridge State Park, Georgia. Canon 6D + 17-40L + Hoya 77mm Neutral Density x400

(http://sheldon-photo.smugmug.com/Personal/Destinations/Watson-Mill-Bridge-2013/i-cNqNQ4f/0/X2/wsheldon-20130923-1960-X2.jpg)

http://sheldon-photo.smugmug.com/Personal/Destinations/Watson-Mill-Bridge-2013/ (http://sheldon-photo.smugmug.com/Personal/Destinations/Watson-Mill-Bridge-2013/)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: wsheldon on September 25, 2013, 09:40:11 AM
Here's a change of pace.  My old Helios does flare pretty badly.  It loses contrast like mad.  But like a lot of other things, it does it in a very artistic way.  I find I get memorable images even when it shows its defects.

Great image - the flare causing the steam to break up is a really interesting effect. The overall softness works very well with the tone. Nice.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 25, 2013, 09:57:09 AM
Here's a change of pace.  My old Helios does flare pretty badly.  It loses contrast like mad.  But like a lot of other things, it does it in a very artistic way.  I find I get memorable images even when it shows its defects.

Great image - the flare causing the steam to break up is a really interesting effect. The overall softness works very well with the tone. Nice.

Thanks.  The effect was pretty unique; I've not seen it in many other pics before.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on September 25, 2013, 03:50:09 PM
snagged this one on a vermont trip this weekend!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 25, 2013, 06:39:19 PM
snagged this one on a vermont trip this weekend!

Nice dappled light
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on September 25, 2013, 10:10:46 PM
With the Sigma 120-400 lens, at 400mm, slightly cropped, downsized.
This is the Mahabharata flower! Indian epic (from the real India ;) )
Take a look at http://www.flickr.com/photos/archanashaktawat/5956947358/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/archanashaktawat/5956947358/#)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 26, 2013, 08:50:20 AM
Here's another Rokinon example:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7290/9949539985_fdbd66e6ab_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9949539985/)
Fault Lines (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9949539985/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Sporgon on September 26, 2013, 09:16:21 AM
Here's another Rokinon example:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7290/9949539985_fdbd66e6ab_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9949539985/)
Fault Lines (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9949539985/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Ah ! The Rokinon has made your Ford look like an Aston Martin. It must be a really good lens !

But why is the steering wheel on the wrong side ?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on September 26, 2013, 10:27:05 AM
here's another from the vermont trip
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 26, 2013, 12:17:58 PM
Here's another Rokinon example:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7290/9949539985_fdbd66e6ab_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9949539985/)
Fault Lines (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9949539985/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Ah ! The Rokinon has made your Ford look like an Aston Martin. It must be a really good lens !

But why is the steering wheel on the wrong side ?

Yes, I think Ford may have "borrowed" some the design elements from its time of ownership of Aston.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 27, 2013, 08:42:38 AM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5454/9965202346_025b13be86_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9965202346/)
Fall's Fence Friday (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9965202346/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

(Helios 44-2 through adapter - my favorite vintage lens)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on September 27, 2013, 03:41:58 PM
here's another from the vermont trip

Very nice. I like this one better. I almost asked "where are the red leaves of autumn Vermont?" with your first photo. :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 28, 2013, 09:36:52 AM
And here is one of the main reasons people buy the Rokinon/Samyang - the coma is so low and so nightscapes have a really clean look:

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2878/9980961655_cda4ae76b8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9980961655/)
Under the Stars (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9980961655/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Mort on September 28, 2013, 12:26:22 PM
And here is one of the main reasons people buy the Rokinon/Samyang - the coma is so low and so nightscapes have a really clean look:

That is actually the reason I plan to buy the Samyang eventually. I want a UWA for nightscapes and to get close to the foregrounds.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on September 29, 2013, 08:54:46 AM
And here is one of the main reasons people buy the Rokinon/Samyang - the coma is so low and so nightscapes have a really clean look:

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2878/9980961655_cda4ae76b8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9980961655/)
Under the Stars (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9980961655/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr


Excellent shot!   One question though, how's a Samyang 14mm for events?  Is it good for group shots?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 29, 2013, 09:08:02 AM
And here is one of the main reasons people buy the Rokinon/Samyang - the coma is so low and so nightscapes have a really clean look:



Excellent shot!   One question though, how's a Samyang 14mm for events?  Is it good for group shots?

That depends on what you mean by events.  Because you essentially prefocus and have a huge depth of field, focus is not really an issue.  You could get very cool crowd, stage, or even distortion shots.  Group shots would be fine, too, just make sure about the level of the sensor (to reduce distortion) and to leave a little room around the edges in case you need to do some perspective correction.  That won't be a problem, though, because you can't believe how huge the angle of view is on the lens!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 29, 2013, 09:08:26 AM
Here's another Roki shot:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7361/9998402044_5f603b6c18_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9998402044/)
Through the Mist (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9998402044/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 29, 2013, 09:21:16 AM
The amount of resolution this lens (Rokinon) has is really stunning.  It's amazing to zoom WAY into a huge scale picture like this and to see so much detail. 

I would be interested to hear someone's findings that had used it on something like, say, a D800 and to see if the resolution holds on that more demanding sensor.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Gilbo65 on September 30, 2013, 08:44:50 AM
Just a few 6D shots to share:

Colour and resolution:

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5457/9661037319_1793d5dc7a_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/9661037319/)
Lewis running in water in Stanley Park. Vancouver, BC (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/9661037319/#) by gilbo65 (http://www.flickr.com/people/22983840@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8264/8681077858_b06c1ae0e0_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/8681077858/)
Devon Tour 2013 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/8681077858/#) by gilbo65 (http://www.flickr.com/people/22983840@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8125/8622420658_bf044c3950_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/8622420658/)
Lewis drops over (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/8622420658/#) by gilbo65 (http://www.flickr.com/people/22983840@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3786/9722450375_66c87b2933_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/9722450375/)
Green Lake, Whistler, BC (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/9722450375/#) by gilbo65 (http://www.flickr.com/people/22983840@N08/), on Flickr

Extreme low-Light: (ISO 10,000 @ F/1.4)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3767/9725838260_d078e4c5f4_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/9725838260/)
Miles at ISO 10,000 f/1.4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/9725838260/#) by gilbo65 (http://www.flickr.com/people/22983840@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8117/8653559828_b76592a086_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/8653559828/)
Winscombe RFC U16s Somerset Champions 2013 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/8653559828/#) by gilbo65 (http://www.flickr.com/people/22983840@N08/), on Flickr

Speed of autofocus (I have the 7D so know the difference, but the 6D is more than viable - especially when the light is low):

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8265/8622403310_d23408ff9a_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/8622403310/)
Miles through the trees at Leigh Woods (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/8622403310/#) by gilbo65 (http://www.flickr.com/people/22983840@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7317/9722538641_56e93f3cd9_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/9722538641/)
Lewis on the edge, Whistler Downhill Bike Park, BC (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/9722538641/#) by gilbo65 (http://www.flickr.com/people/22983840@N08/), on Flickr

The 6D has quickly become a favourite body - in particular as a "walkabout" for travel. It has been used though in situations it wasn't bought for, and is proving to be a very good "all-rounder".
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 30, 2013, 08:51:03 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7309/10018506345_3eef658fb1_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10018506345/)
By Light of the Moon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10018506345/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 30, 2013, 08:52:43 AM
Just a few 6D shots to share:

Colour and resolution:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/9661037319/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/9661037319/#)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/8622420658/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/8622420658/#)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/8681077858/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/8681077858/#)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/9722450375/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/9722450375/#)

Extreme low-Light: (ISO 10,000 @ F/1.4)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/9725838260/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/9725838260/#)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/8653559828/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/8653559828/#)

Speed of autofocus (I have the 7D so know the difference, but the 6D is more than viable - especially when the light is low):http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/8622403310/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/8622403310/#)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/9722538641/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/9722538641/#)

The 6D has quickly become a favourite body - in particular as a "walkabout" for travel. It has been used though in situations it wasn't bought for, and is proving to be a very good "all-rounder".

The second high ISO (rugby) shot is really impressively clean looking.  The shot of the boy running in the water is also excellent!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 30, 2013, 11:05:15 AM
This is more of a random observation on the 6D since this has become the most active thread on the camera, but I have noticed a significant difference in the way that the sensor stays clean on the 6D as opposed to my 5DII.  I change lenses often (and try to be careful), but still, I have had a much easier time keeping my sensor clean.  I don't know if the coatings changed in some way, or if the self cleaning system is a little more efficient.  Either way, I'm thankful!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: ablearcher on September 30, 2013, 11:08:16 AM
Thanks for sharing - nice shots Gilbo65! Among other things I loved the colors (the sky) in the images. Did you use a CPL for the lens or was the color enhanced in post?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Gilbo65 on September 30, 2013, 11:24:19 AM
Thanks for sharing - nice shots Gilbo65! Among other things I loved the colors (the sky) in the images. Did you use a CPL for the lens or was the color enhanced in post?

Thanks for the question and kind comments - yes, I use a CPL on my EF 24-105mm. It's a Hoya Pro1, and I generally use their Pro1 range given the quality and price.

I've got some shots yet to upload of Yosemiti that are so deep blue, I may even have to de-saturate the colours, otherwise people will think I'm over-processing. This is more about the quality of light at Yosemiti  I think than my kit!

The 6D is like the slightly cheaper version of the car you really wanted - you take delivery, turn the key and drive for a few miles, and you wondered why you ever wanted more...
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Emil on September 30, 2013, 11:25:22 AM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3682/10006885934_a4a394199b_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93310476@N02/10006885934/)
Sultan (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93310476@N02/10006885934/#) by Emil Øisang (http://www.flickr.com/people/93310476@N02/), on Flickr

I saw my cat lurking around the yard, approached him and called his name. He turned around to look at me and I captured this single frame.

Shot with an ef 50mm 1.4.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: wsheldon on September 30, 2013, 11:29:16 AM
The 6D is like the slightly cheaper version of the car you really wanted - you take delivery, turn the key and drive for a few miles, and you wondered why you ever wanted more...

Nicely put, and my experience as well.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: ablearcher on September 30, 2013, 12:21:04 PM
Gilbo65 Thank you for taking time to respond!

Looking at the images in this thread and some deals on 6D I'm now thinking that I should strongly consider 6D as my second FF body...
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on September 30, 2013, 10:02:19 PM
The amount of resolution this lens (Rokinon) has is really stunning.  It's amazing to zoom WAY into a huge scale picture like this and to see so much detail. 

I would be interested to hear someone's findings that had used it on something like, say, a D800 and to see if the resolution holds on that more demanding sensor.

It holds up well.  Here's a comparison I read a couple weeks ago, between the Samyang, the Nikon 14-24, and the Zeiss 15mm f/2.8.  I still decided I didn't want to go this wide, wanted AF, and wanted to do close up macro (besides milky way shots)...so I bought a Sigma 24mm f/1.8 instead.  I think I like it pretty well, will probably keep it.  It costs less than the Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 to boot.

http://www.3d-kraft.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=127:uwa-comparison&catid=40:camerasandlenses&Itemid=2 (http://www.3d-kraft.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=127:uwa-comparison&catid=40:camerasandlenses&Itemid=2)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on September 30, 2013, 10:05:16 PM
With the Sigma 120-400 lens, at 400mm, slightly cropped, downsized.
This is the Mahabharata flower! Indian epic (from the real India ;) )
Take a look at http://www.flickr.com/photos/archanashaktawat/5956947358/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/archanashaktawat/5956947358/#)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passiflora (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passiflora)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on September 30, 2013, 10:27:35 PM
With the Sigma 120-400 lens, at 400mm, slightly cropped, downsized.
This is the Mahabharata flower! Indian epic (from the real India ;) )
Take a look at http://www.flickr.com/photos/archanashaktawat/5956947358/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/archanashaktawat/5956947358/#)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passiflora (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passiflora)
Yup! It is a beautiful flower.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on October 01, 2013, 01:30:03 AM
With the Sigma 120-400 lens, at 400mm, slightly cropped, downsized.
This is the Mahabharata flower! Indian epic (from the real India ;) )
Take a look at http://www.flickr.com/photos/archanashaktawat/5956947358/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/archanashaktawat/5956947358/#)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passiflora (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passiflora)
Yup! It is a beautiful flower.

I was glad to get the shots of these flowers, located right next to my driveway, growing wild.  They didn't seem to bloom until late summer, and there was a lot of rain (I've never seen them before now).  22 inches above normal this year, and the year's not over yet!  Things are drying out a bit now...not sure how defined the fall color will be this year. 
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on October 01, 2013, 01:58:22 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7309/10018506345_3eef658fb1_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10018506345/)
By Light of the Moon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10018506345/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Ohhh i like this one!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on October 01, 2013, 02:24:06 AM
in honor of the night shots ---

This was in Vermont, unfortunately there was a full moon that evening - either way, Central Vermont with full moon gets you more stars than you'd get in buffalo!

shot with the 24mm 1.4LvII - a lens i was very sad to send back to lensrentals today.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 01, 2013, 08:27:00 AM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3706/10036679436_4b586cf903_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10036679436/)
Reaching (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10036679436/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 01, 2013, 08:28:43 AM
in honor of the night shots ---

This was in Vermont, unfortunately there was a full moon that evening - either way, Central Vermont with full moon gets you more stars than you'd get in buffalo!

shot with the 24mm 1.4LvII - a lens i was very sad to send back to lensrentals today.

It can be a challenge when there is a lot ambient light.  I'm trying to figure out the best "blackout zone" around me to try to be able to control lighting a bit more.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: J.R. on October 01, 2013, 12:01:17 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7309/10018506345_3eef658fb1_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10018506345/)
By Light of the Moon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10018506345/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Ohhh i like this one!

So do I, good one Dustin
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 01, 2013, 12:03:07 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7309/10018506345_3eef658fb1_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10018506345/)
By Light of the Moon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10018506345/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Ohhh i like this one!

So do I, good one Dustin

Thanks, everyone.  I have just published my full review of the Rokinon/Samyang if you are interested in reading:

http://www.dustinabbott.net/2013/10/rokinon-14mm-f2-8-wide-angle-review/ (http://www.dustinabbott.net/2013/10/rokinon-14mm-f2-8-wide-angle-review/)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: J.R. on October 01, 2013, 12:04:18 PM
in honor of the night shots ---

This was in Vermont, unfortunately there was a full moon that evening - either way, Central Vermont with full moon gets you more stars than you'd get in buffalo!

shot with the 24mm 1.4LvII - a lens i was very sad to send back to lensrentals today.

I know the sinking feeling. I borrowed the 24 f/1.4 II from a friend and returned it a week later than promised. He was not complaining ... i guess he was glad that he got it back at least  ;)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: sarakoth on October 01, 2013, 07:15:34 PM
Received my Samyang 14mm just in time for a trip away last weekend so this is my first attempt.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5487/10045294215_3e2fbb140b_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79026668@N06/10045294215/)

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: sarakoth on October 01, 2013, 07:31:12 PM
It certainly fits a lot in the frame!! This is unedited straight off camera in JPG format.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2858/10045484914_a85cd2b718_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79026668@N06/10045484914/)

(Not really sure what PP I should do to this??)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: sarakoth on October 01, 2013, 07:38:16 PM
Received my Samyang 14mm just in time for a trip away last weekend so this is my first attempt.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5487/10045294215_3e2fbb140b_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79026668@N06/10045294215/)

And for comparison, here is my 24-105 cropped to about 35mm maybe(?) as my ND filter is off an older lens and is a smaller size so needed an adaptor ring...

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5474/10045582625_2619eca87d_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79026668@N06/10045582625/)




Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: eml58 on October 01, 2013, 08:42:10 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3706/10036679436_4b586cf903_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10036679436/)
Reaching (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10036679436/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Love this, I've even tried it myself in a Bamboo Forest in Japan, Image sucked, but this is how it's done, another Beautiful Image Dustin, I do enjoy your Images, I have this need to improve my Landscape skills, so I enjoy work from People like yourself that clearly have those Skills.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: wackocrash5150 on October 01, 2013, 10:29:31 PM
Hey there. New to register but have been lurking the site for some time now. Thought this'd be a good a reason as any for first post.  Both shots were taken with a 6D that I picked up in May and a 70-200 f/2.8 IS II that I just picked up last week. Officially broke now but no regrets on either one. Not a pro or anything. Just an amateur that's found something that he really likes doing, so go easy on em .... lol

Wasn't much done to the football one in post, and the other was just a bit of the Portraiture plugin in LR.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 02, 2013, 08:02:52 AM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3706/10036679436_4b586cf903_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10036679436/)
Reaching (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10036679436/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Love this, I've even tried it myself in a Bamboo Forest in Japan, Image sucked, but this is how it's done, another Beautiful Image Dustin, I do enjoy your Images, I have this need to improve my Landscape skills, so I enjoy work from People like yourself that clearly have those Skills.

This kind of shot does present a processing challenge.  The sheer volume of leaves and other details tend to make the images just look busy.  It's also not uncommon to fight harsh lighting.  Part of the reason I went with monochrome on this one is to be able to reduce contrast and overall busyness.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 02, 2013, 08:03:53 AM
Hey there. New to register but have been lurking the site for some time now. Thought this'd be a good a reason as any for first post.  Both shots were taken with a 6D that I picked up in May and a 70-200 f/2.8 IS II that I just picked up last week. Officially broke now but no regrets on either one. Not a pro or anything. Just an amateur that's found something that he really likes doing, so go easy on em .... lol

Wasn't much done to the football one in post, and the other was just a bit of the Portraiture plugin in LR.

Both nice shots.  Congrats on your new toys - you will enjoy them!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on October 02, 2013, 08:33:59 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3706/10036679436_4b586cf903_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10036679436/)
Reaching (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10036679436/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

I really like this shot.  8) Well done Dustin.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: andy on October 02, 2013, 11:14:14 PM
Dustin, I tried a shot similar to yours this past summer.  It does have the harsh lighting but it still works I think.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on October 03, 2013, 04:00:02 AM
Dustin, I tried a shot similar to yours this past summer.  It does have the harsh lighting but it still works I think.

Just my humble opinion... This could be better if you can try to lead the eyes toward something just like Dustin's.  Use the trees as lines to lead somewhere interesting which in Dustin's case, towards the center.  I hope I've helped you.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 03, 2013, 08:37:04 AM
Dustin, I tried a shot similar to yours this past summer.  It does have the harsh lighting but it still works I think.

I like the nice little sun-star in the shot.  It isn't an easy shot to pull off, and I've got plenty in my catalog that aren't all that impressive!

Here's a new shot with the Rokinon I took a few days ago:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7319/10068298653_ea1b20da3c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10068298653/)
Forsaken (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10068298653/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: wackocrash5150 on October 03, 2013, 02:32:11 PM
Hey there. New to register but have been lurking the site for some time now. Thought this'd be a good a reason as any for first post.  Both shots were taken with a 6D that I picked up in May and a 70-200 f/2.8 IS II that I just picked up last week. Officially broke now but no regrets on either one. Not a pro or anything. Just an amateur that's found something that he really likes doing, so go easy on em .... lol

Wasn't much done to the football one in post, and the other was just a bit of the Portraiture plugin in LR.

Both nice shots.  Congrats on your new toys - you will enjoy them!


Thank you very much for the compliment Dustin. I was hesitant to post but I assure you that both pieces are getting lots of use.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on October 03, 2013, 08:30:14 PM
Dustin, I tried a shot similar to yours this past summer.  It does have the harsh lighting but it still works I think.
Are these redwoods? I like the star too. I have a question though: why did you not rotate it by 90 degrees?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: andy on October 04, 2013, 01:49:53 AM
Thanks for the replies to my post.  Yes, the trees are redwoods.  I tried to post a couple other photos but they are not uploading for some reason.  I actually posted a different image than I intended and somehow ended up posting an unrotated image.  I will try to post a couple more tomorrow.
I am really enjoying everyone's the posted images and appreciate the feedback.  Here is one from my last camping trip.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: andy on October 04, 2013, 02:44:04 AM
Another tree as subject. 
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: andy on October 04, 2013, 02:55:47 AM
One more as tree as subject.  A difficult exposure for me as the tree had been scorched by an old fire an the sky was grey but quite light.  I do have multiple exposures since I was using a tripod but don't know how to combine them yet in a single image to get a natural look. 
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on October 04, 2013, 06:06:51 AM
Another tree as subject.

Hi Andy,

Where did you take that photo? It is the exact same tree that Peter Lik sells as his famous "Tree of Life". I always wondered the location of that tree. I believe someone else published a photo of it before Lik did. Your shot is lovely. :)

Here is Lik's colored version.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 04, 2013, 08:52:33 AM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5531/10083785374_e29f7ebb60_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10083785374/)
Hush (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10083785374/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

This is the 70-300L
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 04, 2013, 08:55:12 AM
One more as tree as subject.  A difficult exposure for me as the tree had been scorched by an old fire an the sky was grey but quite light.  I do have multiple exposures since I was using a tripod but don't know how to combine them yet in a single image to get a natural look.

Andy, did you shoot this as a RAW or a JPEG image.  If it is a RAW, you have plenty of latitude for lifting those shadows in the trunk.  The 6D has a very strong dynamic range on the shadow end of the spectrum.  If you have access to Lightroom, just pull the shadows slider to the right.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 04, 2013, 08:56:03 AM
Another tree as subject.

Hi Andy,

Where did you take that photo? It is the exact same tree that Peter Lik sells as his famous "Tree of Life". I always wondered the location of that tree. I believe someone else published a photo of it before Lik did. Your shot is lovely. :)

Here is Lik's colored version.

That's definitely the same tree (the rock to the left is the same, too).  It is an amazing one!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: dw2013 on October 04, 2013, 10:57:52 AM
Windsurfer was taken with 6D and 300 F4L.

Lion was taken with 6D and 70-200 F4L (with a 1.4 TC if I remember).

Constructive criticism welcome!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: wsheldon on October 04, 2013, 11:35:32 AM
This is my most extreme high ISO torture test to date with the 6D. Grab shot taken on a tour in a research mine in Alaska, wide open at ISO 6400, available light only, with some shadow fill and modest NR in Lightroom 4. Very usable image, not even too bad at 100% (except for DOF issues on faces and slight motion blur). This camera is really opening up new possibilities for me. It would have been even better shot with my new Sigma 35/1.4 or a 24 prime.

Canon 6D, 24-105mm (at 24), 1/15s at ISO 6400, hand-held.
(http://sheldon-photo.smugmug.com/Personal/Destinations/Denali/i-P7gf3Hk/1/X3/wsheldon-20130725-0690-X3.jpg)

SmugMug link: http://sheldon-photo.smugmug.com/Personal/Destinations/Denali/i-P7gf3Hk/A (http://sheldon-photo.smugmug.com/Personal/Destinations/Denali/i-P7gf3Hk/A)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: andy on October 04, 2013, 01:35:37 PM
Dustin, I am shooting in both raw and jpeg format and I had Lightroom until I deleted my Adobe account yesterday.  I know I can improve that image a quite a bit with Lightroom but I do have the multiple images to work with and combine at some point. I think Photoshop has the ability to merge photos but I have not yet researched how to do it. 
About the other tree. I think it is a Japanese Maple. It is in the Japanese Garden in Portland Oregon. Just an amazing garden with many photo worthy subjects. I imagine the tree is sporting those red leaves right now too. My version was unfortunately, just a snapshot as I did not have my tripod with me that day.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on October 04, 2013, 02:17:23 PM
Dustin, I tried a shot similar to yours this past summer.  It does have the harsh lighting but it still works I think.

I like the nice little sun-star in the shot.  It isn't an easy shot to pull off, and I've got plenty in my catalog that aren't all that impressive!

Here's a new shot with the Rokinon I took a few days ago:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7319/10068298653_ea1b20da3c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10068298653/)
Forsaken (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10068298653/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

I like this one, and the color of the barn is not so extreme as in the other barn image.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 04, 2013, 03:40:59 PM
Dustin, I tried a shot similar to yours this past summer.  It does have the harsh lighting but it still works I think.

I like the nice little sun-star in the shot.  It isn't an easy shot to pull off, and I've got plenty in my catalog that aren't all that impressive!

Here's a new shot with the Rokinon I took a few days ago:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7319/10068298653_ea1b20da3c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10068298653/)
Forsaken (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10068298653/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

I like this one, and the color of the barn is not so extreme as in the other barn image.

Yeah, but you aren't really comparing apples to apples.  The other image you reference was a painterly image that's entire point was to be somewhat surreal.  This image is vivid, to be sure, but accurate of the colors that I captured.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on October 04, 2013, 04:24:19 PM
Dustin, I tried a shot similar to yours this past summer.  It does have the harsh lighting but it still works I think.

I like the nice little sun-star in the shot.  It isn't an easy shot to pull off, and I've got plenty in my catalog that aren't all that impressive!

Here's a new shot with the Rokinon I took a few days ago:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7319/10068298653_ea1b20da3c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10068298653/)
Forsaken (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10068298653/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

I like this one, and the color of the barn is not so extreme as in the other barn image.

Yeah, but you aren't really comparing apples to apples.  The other image you reference was a painterly image that's entire point was to be somewhat surreal.  This image is vivid, to be sure, but accurate of the colors that I captured.

I like all your barns...whether green, blue, aqua or accurate. ;)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 04, 2013, 05:18:03 PM
Dustin, I tried a shot similar to yours this past summer.  It does have the harsh lighting but it still works I think.

I like the nice little sun-star in the shot.  It isn't an easy shot to pull off, and I've got plenty in my catalog that aren't all that impressive!

Here's a new shot with the Rokinon I took a few days ago:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7319/10068298653_ea1b20da3c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10068298653/)
Forsaken (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10068298653/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

I like this one, and the color of the barn is not so extreme as in the other barn image.

Yeah, but you aren't really comparing apples to apples.  The other image you reference was a painterly image that's entire point was to be somewhat surreal.  This image is vivid, to be sure, but accurate of the colors that I captured.

I like all your barns...whether green, blue, aqua or accurate. ;)

How about one with stars over it?  That's coming tomorrow :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on October 04, 2013, 10:38:12 PM

I like all your barns...whether green, blue, aqua or accurate. ;)

How about one with stars over it?  That's coming tomorrow :)
[/quote]

Looking forward to it. Here is one I found, but it is not really a photo but one with stars over some buildings. 8)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 05, 2013, 08:58:56 AM
Here is is:

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2850/10099087404_0d48409f68_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10099087404/)
Leaning into the Milky Way (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10099087404/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 05, 2013, 11:03:00 AM

I like all your barns...whether green, blue, aqua or accurate. ;)

How about one with stars over it?  That's coming tomorrow :)

Looking forward to it. Here is one I found, but it is not really a photo but one with stars over some buildings. 8)
[/quote]

I somewhat doubt that mine will reach the popularity of the one you posted :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Sporgon on October 05, 2013, 11:11:55 AM
Here is is:

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2850/10099087404_0d48409f68_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10099087404/)
Leaning into the Milky Way (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10099087404/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Another winning image Dustin.

Yours and the other night scenes posted on CR is encouraging me to make more effort with night shots.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 05, 2013, 11:45:48 AM
Here is is:

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2850/10099087404_0d48409f68_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10099087404/)
Leaning into the Milky Way (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10099087404/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Another winning image Dustin.

Yours and the other night scenes posted on CR is encouraging me to make more effort with night shots.

Thank you.  I am a relative newcomer to doing this kind of shot, but I have a photographer friend named Royce Bair who is somewhat of a master in the genre, so I have absorbed a bit of his vision.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on October 05, 2013, 03:47:49 PM
Here is is:

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2850/10099087404_0d48409f68_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10099087404/)
Leaning into the Milky Way (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10099087404/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Beautiful image, Dustin. I'd say it has all the qualities of a masterpiece. 8)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on October 05, 2013, 04:00:44 PM
Here is is:



Beautiful image, Dustin. I'd say it has all the qualities of a masterpiece. 8)


+1 Awesome. Well done Dustin.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: wsheldon on October 05, 2013, 05:37:02 PM
Here is is:



Beautiful image, Dustin. I'd say it has all the qualities of a masterpiece. 8)


+1 Awesome. Well done Dustin.

Agreed. Very inspiring.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 05, 2013, 07:03:23 PM
Here is is:



Beautiful image, Dustin. I'd say it has all the qualities of a masterpiece. 8)


+1 Awesome. Well done Dustin.

Agreed. Very inspiring.

Thanks, all.  I really appreciate the kind words.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: andy on October 05, 2013, 07:39:55 PM
Awesome Dustin. Stars make a great subject. Your image has really attractive colours.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 06, 2013, 08:40:21 AM
Here's another - a little more heavily processed because I really wanted to add canvas-like texture (Snap Art 3) along with a more dreamy effect:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3703/10116200555_d2efbf8bbf_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10116200555/)
Autumn Canvas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10116200555/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on October 07, 2013, 11:05:59 AM
here's a few more
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Mort on October 07, 2013, 01:15:50 PM
So people say you can't use ISO 25600. Last night I shot this photo at that ISO and a shutter of 6 seconds just to test location before I dropped the ISO to 6400 for the real shots. When I checked the shot out on the computer, I really liked it and the noise wasn't so much that I couldn't clean it up a bit in LR. Granted night skies are a little easier to deal with and the photo isn't perfect, but this is about as much noise as I would get with my T2i at ISO 1600!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 08, 2013, 08:07:20 AM
So people say you can't use ISO 25600. Last night I shot this photo at that ISO and a shutter of 6 seconds just to test location before I dropped the ISO to 6400 for the real shots. When I checked the shot out on the computer, I really liked it and the noise wasn't so much that I couldn't clean it up a bit in LR. Granted night skies are a little easier to deal with and the photo isn't perfect, but this is about as much noise as I would get with my T2i at ISO 1600!

The 6D is really impressive with high ISO.  I have quite a few perfectly usable shots at ISO 25,600 and don't hesitate to use it.  I just sold a fine art print last week that I shot at 25,600.

Here's another from the 6D-vintage Helios 44-2 combo.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2837/10136858396_7cde4a45db_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10136858396/)
A Fungus Amongst Us (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10136858396/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: amoore00357 on October 10, 2013, 09:21:44 PM
How do you link a picture from Smugmug into this post and being able to see the picture.
I am new to this posting stuff.     
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: wsheldon on October 10, 2013, 10:36:43 PM
How do you link a picture from Smugmug into this post and being able to see the picture.
I am new to this posting stuff.   

You click on the picture in your Smugmug site, select a decent size image (like X2 or X3), then right click on the picture and select "Copy Image Location" or something similar, depending on your browser. Then when you create your CR post, click on the "Insert Image" button in the toolbar (little framed Mona Lisa) and paste the photo URL in between the img brackets. If you want to add a link to your gallery page below that, copy the address of the SmugMug web page from the browser address bar and then use the "Insert Hyperlink" button in your CR post. The same process should work for Flicker and other photo sharing sites.

I have tried attaching images to posts here, but I've never been happy with the color of the rendered jpegs, whereas embedding a SmugMug link preserves my color management settings.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: amoore00357 on October 11, 2013, 08:15:02 AM
This is from the latest trip to the Black Hills in South Dakota with the 6D

(http://moorephotos.smugmug.com/Photography/Fine-Art/i-dS5xsKK/0/XL/Black%20Hills%202013%20267_8_9_tonemapped_stitch%202-2-XL.jpg)


Also the first 12 in this folder were all 6D pictures with the 24-105 or 70-200 2.8 IS
http://moorephotos.smugmug.com/Photography/Fine-Art (http://moorephotos.smugmug.com/Photography/Fine-Art)
And the whole folder were all 6D pictures with a rented 400 mm 5.6 and there is a few 70-200 pics in there also
http://moorephotos.smugmug.com/Photography/Wildlife (http://moorephotos.smugmug.com/Photography/Wildlife)

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 11, 2013, 09:06:57 AM
Here's another "painterly style" shot with the Helios 44-2 and using an "Impasto" style

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2885/10187787356_1a00db4f64_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10187787356/)
Impasto in Autumn (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10187787356/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 12, 2013, 09:32:22 AM
Another Rokinon beauty:

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2880/10206853236_a5df419518_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10206853236/)
Morning's Shroud (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10206853236/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Actionpix on October 12, 2013, 10:18:05 AM
DoF
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: BoneDoc on October 13, 2013, 04:45:28 AM
Something a little different :).  Shot on our recent snorkeling trip to Gili Meno

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8253/10233896774_682cf778ef_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10233896774/)
Ready to Go (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10233896774/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7393/10233918924_9d3ed32978_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10233918924/)
Garden Beauty (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10233918924/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3823/10234055935_cebb8efd66_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10234055935/)
Hi (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10234055935/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: SummerAutism on October 13, 2013, 05:08:32 AM
Hello. My name is Emil and I'm new to photography. I mostly take pictures of my niece and such. Nevermind the date on the dog picture, it should be 2013 but I missed setting the wrong year for a long time. I've kind of been a long time lurker but now I figured I should share some of my photos.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3755/10228277995_5d81eaeda3_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10228277995/)
IMG_3090 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10228277995/#) by SummerAutism (http://www.flickr.com/people/97989763@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5534/10085556236_89e5c75115_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10085556236/)
IMG_2902 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10085556236/#) by SummerAutism (http://www.flickr.com/people/97989763@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3689/10085562896_f36fc6cb39_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10085562896/)
IMG_2884 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10085562896/#) by SummerAutism (http://www.flickr.com/people/97989763@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3818/10241898304_8a707a5077_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10241898304/)
BWKobe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10241898304/#) by SummerAutism (http://www.flickr.com/people/97989763@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: captainkanji on October 20, 2013, 12:17:35 AM
EF 70-200 f/4L USM
1/200, f/4, ISO 100, 176mm
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2874/10373783584_cb5eac87b6_c.jpg)

EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
1/500, f/5.6, ISO 100, 40mm
Shot out of a speeding truck
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3813/10373927373_4d047a25ef_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 20, 2013, 08:17:28 AM
Here's another nightscape - 6D is a great body for this!

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2832/10327171074_8e610a461e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10327171074/)
Just Another Night (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10327171074/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 20, 2013, 08:18:41 AM
Hello. My name is Emil and I'm new to photography. I mostly take pictures of my niece and such. Nevermind the date on the dog picture, it should be 2013 but I missed setting the wrong year for a long time. I've kind of been a long time lurker but now I figured I should share some of my photos.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3755/10228277995_5d81eaeda3_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10228277995/)
IMG_3090 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10228277995/#) by SummerAutism (http://www.flickr.com/people/97989763@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5534/10085556236_89e5c75115_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10085556236/)
IMG_2902 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10085556236/#) by SummerAutism (http://www.flickr.com/people/97989763@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3689/10085562896_f36fc6cb39_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10085562896/)
IMG_2884 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10085562896/#) by SummerAutism (http://www.flickr.com/people/97989763@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3818/10241898304_8a707a5077_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10241898304/)
BWKobe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10241898304/#) by SummerAutism (http://www.flickr.com/people/97989763@N07/), on Flickr

Welcome, Emil.  These are nice!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Sporgon on October 20, 2013, 08:26:45 AM
Here's another nightscape - 6D is a great body for this!

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2832/10327171074_8e610a461e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10327171074/)
Just Another Night (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10327171074/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Another good image Dustin. Had a look at your pal Blair's work. It's good and interesting, not overly keen on repeated use of fill in flash. I think yours are more subtle.

I'm working on my own night shots now to see what I can produce. Not as easy as it looks !!


Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 20, 2013, 08:32:29 AM
Here's another nightscape - 6D is a great body for this!

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2832/10327171074_8e610a461e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10327171074/)
Just Another Night (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10327171074/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Another good image Dustin. Had a look at your pal Blair's work. It's good and interesting, not overly keen on repeated use of fill in flash. I think yours are more subtle.

I'm working on my own night shots now to see what I can produce. Not as easy as it looks !!

He has a very recognizable style, to be sure.  But you can't help but be impressed by the amazing job he does executing his vision.  He often puts a ton of work into those shots.

My approach is more subtle in part by necessity.  I don't have access to those grand vistas that he does, and have to choose spots where the trees don't close in.  I am looking forward to shooting some winter ones here (no lack of night in winter!), even though I will freeze my rear off getting them.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: SummerAutism on October 20, 2013, 06:50:44 PM
Thank you Dustin. Your review of the Tamron 70-200 VC amoung other reviews helped me to decide to get it. Here are some pictures I took with it during the first 2 days. Hopefully the dad and his daughter didn't mind that I took a few pictures of them.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3803/10380131174_dee617f9df_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10380131174/)
IMG_3288 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10380131174/#) by SummerAutism (http://www.flickr.com/people/97989763@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7377/10364525993_ae70016eac_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10364525993/)
IMG_3230 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10364525993/#) by SummerAutism (http://www.flickr.com/people/97989763@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2836/10364339706_5c32d26c27_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10364339706/)
IMG_3218 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10364339706/#) by SummerAutism (http://www.flickr.com/people/97989763@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7336/10380138155_0e9a5d14d0_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10380138155/)
IMG_3335 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10380138155/#) by SummerAutism (http://www.flickr.com/people/97989763@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3692/10364341114_224ea97fa3_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10364341114/)
IMG_3203 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10364341114/#) by SummerAutism (http://www.flickr.com/people/97989763@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 20, 2013, 09:00:05 PM
Thank you Dustin. Your review of the Tamron 70-200 VC amoung other reviews helped me to decide to get it. Here are some pictures I took with it during the first 2 days. Hopefully the dad and his daughter didn't mind that I took a few pictures of them.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3803/10380131174_dee617f9df_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10380131174/)
IMG_3288 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10380131174/#) by SummerAutism (http://www.flickr.com/people/97989763@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7377/10364525993_ae70016eac_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10364525993/)
IMG_3230 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10364525993/#) by SummerAutism (http://www.flickr.com/people/97989763@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2836/10364339706_5c32d26c27_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10364339706/)
IMG_3218 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10364339706/#) by SummerAutism (http://www.flickr.com/people/97989763@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7336/10380138155_0e9a5d14d0_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10380138155/)
IMG_3335 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10380138155/#) by SummerAutism (http://www.flickr.com/people/97989763@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3692/10364341114_224ea97fa3_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10364341114/)
IMG_3203 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97989763@N07/10364341114/#) by SummerAutism (http://www.flickr.com/people/97989763@N07/), on Flickr

Those are some great images.  The sharpness and DOF on that first one is fabulous!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on October 21, 2013, 04:43:18 AM
Finally, I was able to shoot some with my 6D.  I really love this camera.  I just miss that little joystick.

Road-testing 101...  I'll try to do some landscapes next weekend as it's almost always raining these past few days here in Kuala Lumpur.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3738/10399204916_0113aa97a6_c.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3788/10399101813_84360e5884_c.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3834/10399965433_4f38203f83_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on October 21, 2013, 04:54:19 AM
Some more road tests...


(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3698/10399890023_d6971e3c82_c.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7352/10399744536_ea0501c1d2_c.jpg)

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 21, 2013, 09:07:25 AM
Finally, I was able to shoot some with my 6D.  I really love this camera.  I just miss that little joystick.

Road-testing 101...  I'll try to do some landscapes next weekend as it's almost always raining these past few days here in Kuala Lumpur.


These have nice sharpness, Jason.  What lens are you using for these?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on October 21, 2013, 08:56:06 PM
Finally, I was able to shoot some with my 6D.  I really love this camera.  I just miss that little joystick.

Road-testing 101...  I'll try to do some landscapes next weekend as it's almost always raining these past few days here in Kuala Lumpur.


These have nice sharpness, Jason.  What lens are you using for these?

I've used 50mm F1.8II on the first two and the 100mm F2.8 macro USM non-L on the last 3.  I really fell in love with these two lenses more when I tried it with 6D.  Even at 1600, files are clean.  I love your flickr images.  What the PP tool are you using?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 22, 2013, 08:34:25 AM
Finally, I was able to shoot some with my 6D.  I really love this camera.  I just miss that little joystick.

Road-testing 101...  I'll try to do some landscapes next weekend as it's almost always raining these past few days here in Kuala Lumpur.


These have nice sharpness, Jason.  What lens are you using for these?

I've used 50mm F1.8II on the first two and the 100mm F2.8 macro USM non-L on the last 3.  I really fell in love with these two lenses more when I tried it with 6D.  Even at 1600, files are clean.  I love your flickr images.  What the PP tool are you using?  Thanks.

It is typically some combination of Lightroom, Photoshop, and Alien Skin Exposure.  Occasionally I add Snap Art and/or one of the programs in the OnOne Perfect Photo Suite.

Here's another one from the 6D/Roki 14mm combo:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3782/10402498525_eca3b36955_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10402498525/)
The Road through the Woods (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10402498525/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on October 22, 2013, 04:40:14 PM
a few new ones for ya.

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 23, 2013, 08:36:37 AM
Recent portrait with 6D/135L - bit of fill flash from 580EXII:

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5513/10420911993_105b048d77_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10420911993/)
Paris on Her Mind (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10420911993/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 24, 2013, 08:29:38 AM
Here's a simple subject but I wanted to play with night "light" with a heavy overcast.  The result is interesting, I believe:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3747/10438888154_b19fb0a555_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10438888154/)
Jacob's Ladder (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10438888154/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on October 24, 2013, 09:39:40 PM
Here's a simple subject but I wanted to play with night "light" with a heavy overcast.  The result is interesting, I believe:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3747/10438888154_b19fb0a555_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10438888154/)
Jacob's Ladder (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10438888154/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

In my opinion you're getting a tad carried away here, it's not your best work.  The light on the clouds looks like just city light...the more I see it the uglier it looks to me (kind of like "pepto bismal" or something...a dirty pink color).  The easiest thing in the world to shoot at night is this sort of light, since most people live near a city.

I do like the leaves in the foreground though.  Looks like you used some kind of yellow fill light, which at least goes along with the other light in the background.  Glad to see you enjoy that lens so much, Dustin.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on October 25, 2013, 12:18:58 AM
Public Bank @ KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

6D + 17-40mm hand-held.  Just road-testing my 6D.  I'm amazed at how clean the files even at high ISO.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5548/10469380105_a44cc77fc1_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 25, 2013, 09:00:32 AM
70-300L:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3670/10456851004_a3ce7594d3_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10456851004/)
Multiplicity (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10456851004/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 25, 2013, 09:12:32 AM
Here's a simple subject but I wanted to play with night "light" with a heavy overcast.  The result is interesting, I believe:


In my opinion you're getting a tad carried away here, it's not your best work.  The light on the clouds looks like just city light...the more I see it the uglier it looks to me (kind of like "pepto bismal" or something...a dirty pink color).  The easiest thing in the world to shoot at night is this sort of light, since most people live near a city.

I do like the leaves in the foreground though.  Looks like you used some kind of yellow fill light, which at least goes along with the other light in the background.  Glad to see you enjoy that lens so much, Dustin.

Carl, with all due respect (and you and I have interacted in many positive ways), it seems that you are often far more likely to share your criticisms than you are your own work.  It's not that being critical is wrong; we all grow as artists through constructive criticism and rarely through "rah-rah" kind of praise.  The problem is that your criticism is rarely constructive; it tends towards abuse and disdain.

I understand that you probably didn't click through and look at the image on Flickr.  If you had, you would have discovered from my description that the whole point of this image was to try to execute a concept in suboptimal conditions (rainy, overcast sky) and try to make something creative using the light pollution from the city as well as some light painting in the foreground.  You're right in that this kind of night scene is one of the easiest for many to have access to, which is exactly the point.  I'm trying to inspire some people that look to me for inspiration to get out and shoot in the environment they have, even if it isn't the Grand Tetons.  The response I've had from the image in multiple venues tells me that I have accomplished my goal.

But that leads me to my final point, and the real reason that I am writing a response.  Because you didn't bother to do any further research and just spouted criticism, your criticism lacks any validity because it is, frankly, uninformed.

Keep criticizing (I have no problem with that), but if you are going to use phrases like, "...the more I see it, the uglier it gets...", you probably should expect that 1) you aren't going to make many friends and 2) you had better have the creative and artistic chops to back it up with your own work.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 25, 2013, 09:14:44 AM
Public Bank @ KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

6D + 17-40mm hand-held.  Just road-testing my 6D.  I'm amazed at how clean the files even at high ISO.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5548/10469380105_a44cc77fc1_c.jpg)

That is an excellent image, Jason.  The high ISO performance of the 6D is a revelation.  I went back and was processing some images shot for a client back when I using the 5DII and was shocked at how much color noise there was at ISO 1250.  It reminded me of how much of an improvement the 6D is in that area.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on October 25, 2013, 12:50:58 PM
Public Bank @ KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

6D + 17-40mm hand-held.  Just road-testing my 6D.  I'm amazed at how clean the files even at high ISO.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5548/10469380105_a44cc77fc1_c.jpg)

That is an excellent image, Jason.  The high ISO performance of the 6D is a revelation.  I went back and was processing some images shot for a client back when I using the 5DII and was shocked at how much color noise there was at ISO 1250.  It reminded me of how much of an improvement the 6D is in that area.

Thanks Dustin.  Coming from a 500D, 6D is really a revelation and a luxury.  Anyway, I'll be going to Langkawi, Malaysia next week for a Deepavali vacation.  Hopefully I can share better pictures.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on October 25, 2013, 01:07:15 PM
Here's a simple subject but I wanted to play with night "light" with a heavy overcast.  The result is interesting, I believe:


In my opinion you're getting a tad carried away here, it's not your best work.  The light on the clouds looks like just city light...the more I see it the uglier it looks to me (kind of like "pepto bismal" or something...a dirty pink color).  The easiest thing in the world to shoot at night is this sort of light, since most people live near a city.

I do like the leaves in the foreground though.  Looks like you used some kind of yellow fill light, which at least goes along with the other light in the background.  Glad to see you enjoy that lens so much, Dustin.

Carl, with all due respect (and you and I have interacted in many positive ways), it seems that you are often far more likely to share your criticisms than you are your own work.  It's not that being critical is wrong; we all grow as artists through constructive criticism and rarely through "rah-rah" kind of praise.  The problem is that your criticism is rarely constructive; it tends towards abuse and disdain.

I understand that you probably didn't click through and look at the image on Flickr.  If you had, you would have discovered from my description that the whole point of this image was to try to execute a concept in suboptimal conditions (rainy, overcast sky) and try to make something creative using the light pollution from the city as well as some light painting in the foreground.  You're right in that this kind of night scene is one of the easiest for many to have access to, which is exactly the point.  I'm trying to inspire some people that look to me for inspiration to get out and shoot in the environment they have, even if it isn't the Grand Tetons.  The response I've had from the image in multiple venues tells me that I have accomplished my goal.

But that leads me to my final point, and the real reason that I am writing a response.  Because you didn't bother to do any further research and just spouted criticism, your criticism lacks any validity because it is, frankly, uninformed.

Keep criticizing (I have no problem with that), but if you are going to use phrases like, "...the more I see it, the uglier it gets...", you probably should expect that 1) you aren't going to make many friends and 2) you had better have the creative and artistic chops to back it up with your own work.

What did you use for the light painting?  An incandescent, or something whiter with a yellow filter on it?  That part certainly worked.  I'm not trying to ruffle your feathers Dustin, and I did try to be constructive.  You are very much in error when you say my criticism is "rarely constructive".  That's just the way you are taking it.  I think you're a talented photographer, especially much of your portraiture (not that I'm an expert on portraiture obviously).  That's why this one bothered me a bit.  I really don't see it, as one of your more serious works, yet you are acting like it is.  I mean, it's just a ladder by itself...perhaps it was supposed to be more humorous than I took it?  It's stark out there by itself, not really humorous, not really serious either.  So it just doesn't work as well as an image.  It just seemed like it wasn't really worthy of posting for others to look at, as much as a lot of your others are...which are usually quite good.  And I do post my own work.  I may not be as interested in posting selfies as some people, but that's not really my thing.  I'm not so narcissistic, perhaps I should be though...I don't know.  Do you have to love yourself a lot to be a creative and productive artist?  Do you have to incessantly and shamelessly pat yourself on the back a lot, in order to be a success?  I just don't feel the need to toot my own horn so much, where my photo work is concerned.  And admittedly I'm not a nationally known photographer, I'm not a bigshot...but that doesn't invalidate my criticisms.  I have life experience and education as an artist, at least to a degree.  I'm sorry I didn't do further research on your image, but again, this particular one does not inspire me at all, and I stand by that.  If it is being found inspirational by others, I question their own artistic perspective.  We all can see things differently, and I'm sure your friends would be happy to tell me how invalid my criticism is, but it's valid...and the sky is rather grotesque.  Because light pollution is grotesque.  If you don't think it is, that's your opinion.  Doesn't invalidate mine, though.  If making friends with you means I have to be one of your yes men, then I guess we can't be friends.  But yes men aren't real friends anyway.  Bottom line, this shot we are discussing, is not worthy to stand with your other work.  I have plenty of shots that aren't worthy of my better shots, but I don't post those, nor do I even waste time looking at them much.  For this image Dustin, the emperor has no clothes...If an image needs to be explained, then by its very nature (and by even the name of your photo company), it fails.  If you had simply explained this briefly when you posted the picture, then I would have taken it for what it is.  But instead you implied that it was a serious work.  I call them like I see them, as do you.  Not going to your flickr for further explanation, is not my fault though.  I come to canonrumors to learn and to share, not to be redirected elsewhere to for long-winded philosophical indoctrinations...(no offense, not trying to be harsh with that, it just came out that way, and I like the way it sounds.)   
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on October 26, 2013, 01:25:03 AM
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Art is subjective. Different strokes for different folks. Many great artists died penniless and obscure.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on October 26, 2013, 01:39:51 AM
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Art is subjective. Different strokes for different folks. Many great artists died penniless and obscure.

Of course.  And last week I sat through a lecture from a pro photographer big shot, who was hawking his stuff, and selling photo tours of a park at $475 a pop.  He also was keen to brag that he had over 400,000 images, and was listed with 11 different stock agencies...and showed about 100 images in a slideshow.  Some were pretty good, but I wasn't bowled over.  I've seen much better on here, as well as other places.  One he was happy to point out, had sold $35k worth of prints.  It was a very simple, uninspiring shallow DOF closeup of a bush.  And then he told the key to his success.  His wife was a very good salesperson.  Why was that the key?  Because with his personality, he would be nowhere without her!  I need a wife like that, myself!  He also said he never shoots anything without using a cable release, shutter delay, mirror lock, a tripod, and always leaves a polarizing filter on every lens he shoots...while simultaneously still managing (somehow) to shoot 1500 pictures a day.  Such folly!  Then he said he was going to buy a Nikon D800 because he was a sharpness freak, and that he needed to produce some images that would be blown up to 60 feet wide, or something...to be displayed permanently in some public building.  I asked "why not the D800E, rather than the 800?"  He said, "well, I studied it and got advice from friends, and decided it wasn't enough of an improvement".  Then someone else in the audience asked "where do you buy polarizer filters?"  His answer was "camera stores and places like that".  Needless to say I didn't get much out of this meeting, but I saw some nice people and some great photos (from other attendees and members).  Photography itself is very subjective, and often times makes no sense...not because of the equipment, but because of the loose screw behind the steering wheel!

The weekend before, was a day long lecture from Art Morris and his assistant.  That would have been more interesting!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 26, 2013, 09:07:10 AM
Here's a moody piece that keys on the swirly bokeh effect from the old Helios 44-2:

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5487/10474802466_03baeacf92_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10474802466/)
Tunnel Vision (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10474802466/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 26, 2013, 09:11:27 AM
Here's a simple subject but I wanted to play with night "light" with a heavy overcast.  The result is interesting, I believe:


In my opinion you're getting a tad carried away here, it's not your best work.  The light on the clouds looks like just city light...the more I see it the uglier it looks to me (kind of like "pepto bismal" or something...a dirty pink color).  The easiest thing in the world to shoot at night is this sort of light, since most people live near a city.

I do like the leaves in the foreground though.  Looks like you used some kind of yellow fill light, which at least goes along with the other light in the background.  Glad to see you enjoy that lens so much, Dustin.

Carl, with all due respect (and you and I have interacted in many positive ways), it seems that you are often far more likely to share your criticisms than you are your own work.  It's not that being critical is wrong; we all grow as artists through constructive criticism and rarely through "rah-rah" kind of praise.  The problem is that your criticism is rarely constructive; it tends towards abuse and disdain.

I understand that you probably didn't click through and look at the image on Flickr.  If you had, you would have discovered from my description that the whole point of this image was to try to execute a concept in suboptimal conditions (rainy, overcast sky) and try to make something creative using the light pollution from the city as well as some light painting in the foreground.  You're right in that this kind of night scene is one of the easiest for many to have access to, which is exactly the point.  I'm trying to inspire some people that look to me for inspiration to get out and shoot in the environment they have, even if it isn't the Grand Tetons.  The response I've had from the image in multiple venues tells me that I have accomplished my goal.

But that leads me to my final point, and the real reason that I am writing a response.  Because you didn't bother to do any further research and just spouted criticism, your criticism lacks any validity because it is, frankly, uninformed.

Keep criticizing (I have no problem with that), but if you are going to use phrases like, "...the more I see it, the uglier it gets...", you probably should expect that 1) you aren't going to make many friends and 2) you had better have the creative and artistic chops to back it up with your own work.

What did you use for the light painting?  An incandescent, or something whiter with a yellow filter on it?  That part certainly worked.  I'm not trying to ruffle your feathers Dustin, and I did try to be constructive.  You are very much in error when you say my criticism is "rarely constructive".  That's just the way you are taking it.  I think you're a talented photographer, especially much of your portraiture (not that I'm an expert on portraiture obviously).  That's why this one bothered me a bit.  I really don't see it, as one of your more serious works, yet you are acting like it is.  I mean, it's just a ladder by itself...perhaps it was supposed to be more humorous than I took it?  It's stark out there by itself, not really humorous, not really serious either.  So it just doesn't work as well as an image.  It just seemed like it wasn't really worthy of posting for others to look at, as much as a lot of your others are...which are usually quite good.  And I do post my own work.  I may not be as interested in posting selfies as some people, but that's not really my thing.  I'm not so narcissistic, perhaps I should be though...I don't know.  Do you have to love yourself a lot to be a creative and productive artist?  Do you have to incessantly and shamelessly pat yourself on the back a lot, in order to be a success?  I just don't feel the need to toot my own horn so much, where my photo work is concerned.  And admittedly I'm not a nationally known photographer, I'm not a bigshot...but that doesn't invalidate my criticisms.  I have life experience and education as an artist, at least to a degree.  I'm sorry I didn't do further research on your image, but again, this particular one does not inspire me at all, and I stand by that.  If it is being found inspirational by others, I question their own artistic perspective.  We all can see things differently, and I'm sure your friends would be happy to tell me how invalid my criticism is, but it's valid...and the sky is rather grotesque.  Because light pollution is grotesque.  If you don't think it is, that's your opinion.  Doesn't invalidate mine, though.  If making friends with you means I have to be one of your yes men, then I guess we can't be friends.  But yes men aren't real friends anyway.  Bottom line, this shot we are discussing, is not worthy to stand with your other work.  I have plenty of shots that aren't worthy of my better shots, but I don't post those, nor do I even waste time looking at them much.  For this image Dustin, the emperor has no clothes...If an image needs to be explained, then by its very nature (and by even the name of your photo company), it fails.  If you had simply explained this briefly when you posted the picture, then I would have taken it for what it is.  But instead you implied that it was a serious work.  I call them like I see them, as do you.  Not going to your flickr for further explanation, is not my fault though.  I come to canonrumors to learn and to share, not to be redirected elsewhere to for long-winded philosophical indoctrinations...(no offense, not trying to be harsh with that, it just came out that way, and I like the way it sounds.)   

Carl, I like you.  I don't always agree with you.  I stand by my statements, as you obviously do yours.  OK.  Done.  Moving on.

To answer your question:  I have a small but powerful "tactical" LED flashlight that I carry in a pocket.  The light itself is far too powerful and direct for a close subject like the foreground, so I shine the light upward into my other hand cupped around it, and then very slightly lift my hand like a reflector and carefully shape and direct the light for only a portion of the exposure.  I count it off in relation to the length of the exposure and how much light I want produced.  It took some practice, but I feel like I have a fair handle on the technique at this stage.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: DKN on October 27, 2013, 11:28:09 AM
Latest shot with 6D + 24-105. In the next month I will try the same shot with a wider 14mm lens, I'm curious about the result.

http://500px.com/photo/50340684 (http://500px.com/photo/50340684)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 27, 2013, 05:11:21 PM
Latest shot with 6D + 24-105. In the next month I will try the same shot with a wider 14mm lens, I'm curious about the result.

http://500px.com/photo/50340684 (http://500px.com/photo/50340684)

Very cool reflections and nice color.  Here is one taken with the Helios 44-4 lens.  I don't like it as well as the 44-2, but I got a few shots with it recently that I really like...like this one.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7303/10492241033_bfe4f60f1f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10492241033/)
Hung Out to Dry (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10492241033/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on October 28, 2013, 06:46:06 AM
Here's a moody piece that keys on the swirly bokeh effect from the old Helios 44-2:

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5487/10474802466_03baeacf92_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10474802466/)
Tunnel Vision (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10474802466/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Nice dramatic effect though I would have preferred a little bit on the lighter side but this is an excellent use of bokeh. 
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 28, 2013, 08:33:42 AM
Here's a moody piece that keys on the swirly bokeh effect from the old Helios 44-2:


Nice dramatic effect though I would have preferred a little bit on the lighter side but this is an excellent use of bokeh.

Ironic, as I processed this darker than shot purposefully to go for a certain mood.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 28, 2013, 08:35:18 AM
Here is (for me) an unusual shot from the Helios/6D combo.  I actually stopped the Helios down (it is a preset design, so no fixed aperture, but I would guess somewhere around f/6.3).  The Helios has so many artistic optical defects wide open, but its character changes completely when stopped down.  It basically just becomes a sharp prime.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7300/10510741893_8a274ab655_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10510741893/)
Duality (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10510741893/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Tonywintn on October 28, 2013, 12:32:42 PM
Here is a fun picture with our cat.  See his eyes?  Manually focused. 
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on October 28, 2013, 01:45:08 PM
Here's a moody piece that keys on the swirly bokeh effect from the old Helios 44-2:

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5487/10474802466_03baeacf92_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10474802466/)
Tunnel Vision (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10474802466/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Interesting shot.  You're saying the "swirly bokeh effect" is kind of a circular phenomenon that follows the vignette?  If that's what it is, I certainly see it in this shot.  Can see why you like using this lens!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on October 28, 2013, 02:03:03 PM
Here's a simple subject but I wanted to play with night "light" with a heavy overcast.  The result is interesting, I believe:


In my opinion you're getting a tad carried away here, it's not your best work.  The light on the clouds looks like just city light...the more I see it the uglier it looks to me (kind of like "pepto bismal" or something...a dirty pink color).  The easiest thing in the world to shoot at night is this sort of light, since most people live near a city.

I do like the leaves in the foreground though.  Looks like you used some kind of yellow fill light, which at least goes along with the other light in the background.  Glad to see you enjoy that lens so much, Dustin.

Carl, with all due respect (and you and I have interacted in many positive ways), it seems that you are often far more likely to share your criticisms than you are your own work.  It's not that being critical is wrong; we all grow as artists through constructive criticism and rarely through "rah-rah" kind of praise.  The problem is that your criticism is rarely constructive; it tends towards abuse and disdain.

I understand that you probably didn't click through and look at the image on Flickr.  If you had, you would have discovered from my description that the whole point of this image was to try to execute a concept in suboptimal conditions (rainy, overcast sky) and try to make something creative using the light pollution from the city as well as some light painting in the foreground.  You're right in that this kind of night scene is one of the easiest for many to have access to, which is exactly the point.  I'm trying to inspire some people that look to me for inspiration to get out and shoot in the environment they have, even if it isn't the Grand Tetons.  The response I've had from the image in multiple venues tells me that I have accomplished my goal.

But that leads me to my final point, and the real reason that I am writing a response.  Because you didn't bother to do any further research and just spouted criticism, your criticism lacks any validity because it is, frankly, uninformed.

Keep criticizing (I have no problem with that), but if you are going to use phrases like, "...the more I see it, the uglier it gets...", you probably should expect that 1) you aren't going to make many friends and 2) you had better have the creative and artistic chops to back it up with your own work.

What did you use for the light painting?  An incandescent, or something whiter with a yellow filter on it?  That part certainly worked.  I'm not trying to ruffle your feathers Dustin, and I did try to be constructive.  You are very much in error when you say my criticism is "rarely constructive".  That's just the way you are taking it.  I think you're a talented photographer, especially much of your portraiture (not that I'm an expert on portraiture obviously).  That's why this one bothered me a bit.  I really don't see it, as one of your more serious works, yet you are acting like it is.  I mean, it's just a ladder by itself...perhaps it was supposed to be more humorous than I took it?  It's stark out there by itself, not really humorous, not really serious either.  So it just doesn't work as well as an image.  It just seemed like it wasn't really worthy of posting for others to look at, as much as a lot of your others are...which are usually quite good.  And I do post my own work.  I may not be as interested in posting selfies as some people, but that's not really my thing.  I'm not so narcissistic, perhaps I should be though...I don't know.  Do you have to love yourself a lot to be a creative and productive artist?  Do you have to incessantly and shamelessly pat yourself on the back a lot, in order to be a success?  I just don't feel the need to toot my own horn so much, where my photo work is concerned.  And admittedly I'm not a nationally known photographer, I'm not a bigshot...but that doesn't invalidate my criticisms.  I have life experience and education as an artist, at least to a degree.  I'm sorry I didn't do further research on your image, but again, this particular one does not inspire me at all, and I stand by that.  If it is being found inspirational by others, I question their own artistic perspective.  We all can see things differently, and I'm sure your friends would be happy to tell me how invalid my criticism is, but it's valid...and the sky is rather grotesque.  Because light pollution is grotesque.  If you don't think it is, that's your opinion.  Doesn't invalidate mine, though.  If making friends with you means I have to be one of your yes men, then I guess we can't be friends.  But yes men aren't real friends anyway.  Bottom line, this shot we are discussing, is not worthy to stand with your other work.  I have plenty of shots that aren't worthy of my better shots, but I don't post those, nor do I even waste time looking at them much.  For this image Dustin, the emperor has no clothes...If an image needs to be explained, then by its very nature (and by even the name of your photo company), it fails.  If you had simply explained this briefly when you posted the picture, then I would have taken it for what it is.  But instead you implied that it was a serious work.  I call them like I see them, as do you.  Not going to your flickr for further explanation, is not my fault though.  I come to canonrumors to learn and to share, not to be redirected elsewhere to for long-winded philosophical indoctrinations...(no offense, not trying to be harsh with that, it just came out that way, and I like the way it sounds.)   

Carl, I like you.  I don't always agree with you.  I stand by my statements, as you obviously do yours.  OK.  Done.  Moving on.

To answer your question:  I have a small but powerful "tactical" LED flashlight that I carry in a pocket.  The light itself is far too powerful and direct for a close subject like the foreground, so I shine the light upward into my other hand cupped around it, and then very slightly lift my hand like a reflector and carefully shape and direct the light for only a portion of the exposure.  I count it off in relation to the length of the exposure and how much light I want produced.  It took some practice, but I feel like I have a fair handle on the technique at this stage.

So you use your hand as a bounce card of sorts, and because it is flesh colored, that gives a warming effect to the tactical light.  Good idea.  I have a few LED flashlights, one is a Fenix E35, the other a cheaper Ultrafire.  Both have a lot of light output for their size, and use the 18650 battery, which I prefer over AA rechargables...because this battery is both lithium and rechargeable.  It's also the same battery used in the 1 series Canon battery pack (they use 3 cells).

Regarding my criticism of your shot...it is kind of clear to me that you don't feel I can offer valid criticism of your images.  There could be any number of reasons for this.  It's also possible that you just don't take criticism well.  As far as I can recall, I am the only one on this forum who has said anything critical of the photos you post, so it might not just be all on me.  In any case, I will continue to speak my mind and offer criticism if I feel strongly enough about it (to anyone's photos...and I do try to emphasize the positive most of the time, despite your claim to the opposite).  As for my own photo postings on here, most got criticized harshly, some were praised.  Depends on how good the image was, and who is looking at it (or comments on it), I guess.  The harsh comments were toward some of my bird images at higher ISO, done with a more compromised camera than the 6D...and also those were shot through a glass window, so they were not my best work.  I liked them anyway though, or I wouldn't have posted.  In that regard, I think you and I have a similar attitude toward our own work.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 28, 2013, 03:18:58 PM


So you use your hand as a bounce card of sorts, and because it is flesh colored, that gives a warming effect to the tactical light.  Good idea.  I have a few LED flashlights, one is a Fenix E35, the other a cheaper Ultrafire.  Both have a lot of light output for their size, and use the 18650 battery, which I prefer over AA rechargables...because this battery is both lithium and rechargeable.  It's also the same battery used in the 1 series Canon battery pack (they use 3 cells).

Regarding my criticism of your shot...it is kind of clear to me that you don't feel I can offer valid criticism of your images.  There could be any number of reasons for this.  It's also possible that you just don't take criticism well.  As far as I can recall, I am the only one on this forum who has said anything critical of the photos you post, so it might not just be all on me.  In any case, I will continue to speak my mind and offer criticism if I feel strongly enough about it (to anyone's photos...and I do try to emphasize the positive most of the time, despite your claim to the opposite).  As for my own photo postings on here, most got criticized harshly, some were praised.  Depends on how good the image was, and who is looking at it (or comments on it), I guess.  The harsh comments were toward some of my bird images at higher ISO, done with a more compromised camera than the 6D...and also those were shot through a glass window, so they were not my best work.  I liked them anyway though, or I wouldn't have posted.  In that regard, I think you and I have a similar attitude toward our own work.

I think you might be overselling my response.  I don't think I ever stated or implied that you are unqualified to offer criticism; my point is that if you intentionally use abrasive or even abusive language to make your criticism you are never going to get a favorable response.  I (and my work) do periodically get criticized; I've been aggressively attacked in this space.  Some of that criticism was (in my mind and in others that defended me) unwarranted; some of it had a lot of truth.  While I am initially defensive of my work, I believe I am capable of seeing reason.  But when someone is abusive in stating their opinion, I lose respect for both them and their line of reasoning.  That is and will be true if it is you or anyone else.

I don't mind if you criticize if you do it professionally.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 28, 2013, 03:20:12 PM
Here's a moody piece that keys on the swirly bokeh effect from the old Helios 44-2:

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5487/10474802466_03baeacf92_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10474802466/)
Tunnel Vision (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10474802466/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Interesting shot.  You're saying the "swirly bokeh effect" is kind of a circular phenomenon that follows the vignette?  If that's what it is, I certainly see it in this shot.  Can see why you like using this lens!

It's optical imperfections create the swirly bokeh.  It is particularly evident at certain distances.  It is a unique effect, but one I am very fond of when properly used.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on October 28, 2013, 11:23:58 PM
Here's a combined 3 exposure photo of the Petronas Twin Towers.  I've tried to increase the DR a little bit more through HDR method using DPP (@20% strength) but I noticed some magenta cast on some buildings so I decided to convert it to black and white using LR.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2830/10548810553_decda519e2_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on October 29, 2013, 04:09:33 AM


So you use your hand as a bounce card of sorts, and because it is flesh colored, that gives a warming effect to the tactical light.  Good idea.  I have a few LED flashlights, one is a Fenix E35, the other a cheaper Ultrafire.  Both have a lot of light output for their size, and use the 18650 battery, which I prefer over AA rechargables...because this battery is both lithium and rechargeable.  It's also the same battery used in the 1 series Canon battery pack (they use 3 cells).

Regarding my criticism of your shot...it is kind of clear to me that you don't feel I can offer valid criticism of your images.  There could be any number of reasons for this.  It's also possible that you just don't take criticism well.  As far as I can recall, I am the only one on this forum who has said anything critical of the photos you post, so it might not just be all on me.  In any case, I will continue to speak my mind and offer criticism if I feel strongly enough about it (to anyone's photos...and I do try to emphasize the positive most of the time, despite your claim to the opposite).  As for my own photo postings on here, most got criticized harshly, some were praised.  Depends on how good the image was, and who is looking at it (or comments on it), I guess.  The harsh comments were toward some of my bird images at higher ISO, done with a more compromised camera than the 6D...and also those were shot through a glass window, so they were not my best work.  I liked them anyway though, or I wouldn't have posted.  In that regard, I think you and I have a similar attitude toward our own work.

I think you might be overselling my response.  I don't think I ever stated or implied that you are unqualified to offer criticism; my point is that if you intentionally use abrasive or even abusive language to make your criticism you are never going to get a favorable response.  I (and my work) do periodically get criticized; I've been aggressively attacked in this space.  Some of that criticism was (in my mind and in others that defended me) unwarranted; some of it had a lot of truth.  While I am initially defensive of my work, I believe I am capable of seeing reason.  But when someone is abusive in stating their opinion, I lose respect for both them and their line of reasoning.  That is and will be true if it is you or anyone else.

I don't mind if you criticize if you do it professionally.

No problem, if I did it professionally I would have to be paid, haha!  I didn't see my comments as abusive.  I presume you're referring to when I said the sky was an ugly color, or something?  Is that really 'abusive'?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on October 29, 2013, 05:08:54 AM
Here's a moody piece that keys on the swirly bokeh effect from the old Helios 44-2:


Nice dramatic effect though I would have preferred a little bit on the lighter side but this is an excellent use of bokeh.

Ironic, as I processed this darker than shot purposefully to go for a certain mood.

:)  It's a matter of preference actually.  That's why photography is so subjective. 
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 29, 2013, 08:57:20 AM


So you use your hand as a bounce card of sorts, and because it is flesh colored, that gives a warming effect to the tactical light.  Good idea.  I have a few LED flashlights, one is a Fenix E35, the other a cheaper Ultrafire.  Both have a lot of light output for their size, and use the 18650 battery, which I prefer over AA rechargables...because this battery is both lithium and rechargeable.  It's also the same battery used in the 1 series Canon battery pack (they use 3 cells).

Regarding my criticism of your shot...it is kind of clear to me that you don't feel I can offer valid criticism of your images.  There could be any number of reasons for this.  It's also possible that you just don't take criticism well.  As far as I can recall, I am the only one on this forum who has said anything critical of the photos you post, so it might not just be all on me.  In any case, I will continue to speak my mind and offer criticism if I feel strongly enough about it (to anyone's photos...and I do try to emphasize the positive most of the time, despite your claim to the opposite).  As for my own photo postings on here, most got criticized harshly, some were praised.  Depends on how good the image was, and who is looking at it (or comments on it), I guess.  The harsh comments were toward some of my bird images at higher ISO, done with a more compromised camera than the 6D...and also those were shot through a glass window, so they were not my best work.  I liked them anyway though, or I wouldn't have posted.  In that regard, I think you and I have a similar attitude toward our own work.

I think you might be overselling my response.  I don't think I ever stated or implied that you are unqualified to offer criticism; my point is that if you intentionally use abrasive or even abusive language to make your criticism you are never going to get a favorable response.  I (and my work) do periodically get criticized; I've been aggressively attacked in this space.  Some of that criticism was (in my mind and in others that defended me) unwarranted; some of it had a lot of truth.  While I am initially defensive of my work, I believe I am capable of seeing reason.  But when someone is abusive in stating their opinion, I lose respect for both them and their line of reasoning.  That is and will be true if it is you or anyone else.

I don't mind if you criticize if you do it professionally.

No problem, if I did it professionally I would have to be paid, haha!  I didn't see my comments as abusive.  I presume you're referring to when I said the sky was an ugly color, or something?  Is that really 'abusive'?

Do I think you could have found a more diplomat approach than saying, "The more I look at it, the uglier it gets"?  Umm, yeah.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 29, 2013, 08:57:54 AM
Here's a combined 3 exposure photo of the Petronas Twin Towers.  I've tried to increase the DR a little bit more through HDR method using DPP (@20% strength) but I noticed some magenta cast on some buildings so I decided to convert it to black and white using LR.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2830/10548810553_decda519e2_c.jpg)

That's a stunning image, Jason.  Excellent work!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 29, 2013, 08:58:28 AM
Here's another with the old school Helios 44-4 58mm f/2

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5524/10534374665_908c74fb79_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10534374665/)
The Parchment of Autumn (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10534374665/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on October 30, 2013, 02:03:35 AM
Here's another with the old school Helios 44-4 58mm f/2

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5524/10534374665_908c74fb79_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10534374665/)
The Parchment of Autumn (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10534374665/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

I really love how you played with ambient light and bokeh.  I hope to try at least some things like this...
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on October 30, 2013, 02:06:47 AM
While playing with my daughter, an image struck me and invited her to go and look through some railings.  Here's the output.


Ang Bilanggo... (The Prisoner)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3780/10569174505_468d71b1d8_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: matts on October 30, 2013, 03:36:13 AM
Hi folks!

I am new here (but have been a reader since quite some time). I really enjoy seeing all these pictures and I thought it was about time to share some of mine to get feedback and to improve my skills. Made the switch to a 6D (from a 550D) this year - and I don't regret it at all! But for now:


"The stalk"





Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Janbo Makimbo on October 30, 2013, 03:38:53 AM
Nice pic Matts!!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 31, 2013, 08:27:38 AM
Here's another nightscape.  The 6D is a fabulous camera for this kind of shot because higher ISO production is so clean.  This is all shot with ambient light on the scene.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7414/10573090385_976b5fd370_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10573090385/)
Autumn by Night (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10573090385/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on October 31, 2013, 09:21:34 AM
Here's another nightscape.  The 6D is a fabulous camera for this kind of shot because higher ISO production is so clean.  This is all shot with ambient light on the scene.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7414/10573090385_976b5fd370_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10573090385/)
Autumn by Night (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10573090385/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Seen in this in your flickr.  Nice work sir.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Dukinald on October 31, 2013, 10:48:34 AM
Here's a combined 3 exposure photo of the Petronas Twin Towers.  I've tried to increase the DR a little bit more through HDR method using DPP (@20% strength) but I noticed some magenta cast on some buildings so I decided to convert it to black and white using LR.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2830/10548810553_decda519e2_c.jpg)

Hanep Parekoy   ;)

Brings back memories when I used to work in KL. These 2 buildings were just 3 stories high back then. I would like to go back there (KL) and Singapore to do some photography.

My 6D is arriving today so I'm very excited.  ::) ::)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on October 31, 2013, 10:54:55 AM
Here's a combined 3 exposure photo of the Petronas Twin Towers.  I've tried to increase the DR a little bit more through HDR method using DPP (@20% strength) but I noticed some magenta cast on some buildings so I decided to convert it to black and white using LR.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2830/10548810553_decda519e2_c.jpg)

Hanep Parekoy   ;)

Brings back memories when I used to work in KL. These 2 buildings were just 3 stories high back then. I would like to go back there (KL) and Singapore to do some photography.

My 6D is arriving today so I'm very excited.  ::) ::)

Hahaha.  Another noypi.  Salamat ser.  Here's a Pinoy group of photographers here in KL.  You can contact them if you want somebody to go with though I haven't joined them yet in their shoots.  No time pa kasi.  6D is such a very good cam.  It's a lot better than my old 500D.  The only problem is I tend not to watch my ISO that much anymore.  :)  Good luck sir.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/214809431873221/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/214809431873221/)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on October 31, 2013, 10:56:36 AM
Here's another nightscape.  The 6D is a fabulous camera for this kind of shot because higher ISO production is so clean.  This is all shot with ambient light on the scene.


Lovely. Well done Dustin.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on October 31, 2013, 10:58:07 AM
Hi folks!

I am new here (but have been a reader since quite some time). I really enjoy seeing all these pictures and I thought it was about time to share some of mine to get feedback and to improve my skills. Made the switch to a 6D (from a 550D) this year - and I don't regret it at all! But for now:


"The stalk"

Very nice Matts

...And welcome to cr.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 31, 2013, 11:58:56 AM
Here's another nightscape.  The 6D is a fabulous camera for this kind of shot because higher ISO production is so clean.  This is all shot with ambient light on the scene.


Lovely. Well done Dustin.

Thanks, mate!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on October 31, 2013, 04:45:06 PM
Here's another nightscape.  The 6D is a fabulous camera for this kind of shot because higher ISO production is so clean.  This is all shot with ambient light on the scene.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7414/10573090385_976b5fd370_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10573090385/)
Autumn by Night (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10573090385/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

This holds up better with your other work, Dustin!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on October 31, 2013, 04:45:43 PM
Hi folks!

I am new here (but have been a reader since quite some time). I really enjoy seeing all these pictures and I thought it was about time to share some of mine to get feedback and to improve my skills. Made the switch to a 6D (from a 550D) this year - and I don't regret it at all! But for now:


"The stalk"

Nice image and welcome to CR forum!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on October 31, 2013, 04:52:49 PM

Do I think you could have found a more diplomat approach than saying, "The more I look at it, the uglier it gets"?  Umm, yeah.

Well with that sentence, I was referring to the sky only (and seeing such a sky in photographs in general, not just yours)...and I was not referring to your photographic ability.  My apologies Dustin!  You have to admit, quoting me out of context is not exactly all that nice either.  Just remember the definition of a diplomat, is somebody who travels to foreign countries to lie to them in order to help out their own country ;-D.  Lying to you is not going to help anyone out, but I admit I should have been more polite!  I hope you can do the same if you ever bother to comment on my images :P.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 31, 2013, 05:20:45 PM

Do I think you could have found a more diplomat approach than saying, "The more I look at it, the uglier it gets"?  Umm, yeah.

Well with that sentence, I was referring to the sky only (and seeing such a sky in photographs in general, not just yours)...and I was not referring to your photographic ability.  My apologies Dustin!  You have to admit, quoting me out of context is not exactly all that nice either.  Just remember the definition of a diplomat, is somebody who travels to foreign countries to lie to them in order to help out their own country ;-D.  Lying to you is not going to help anyone out, but I admit I should have been more polite!  I hope you can do the same if you ever bother to comment on my images :P.

Will do.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on November 01, 2013, 01:51:05 AM
here's a few more
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 01, 2013, 08:50:13 AM
here's a few more

some nice perspectives on these, Chuck.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 01, 2013, 08:53:49 AM
Here's another with the Helios 44-4.  This shot/effect was done in camera.  I stopped down the lens so that I could get a low shutter speed and then moved the camera up on the vertical axis through the exposure (and even after the shutter closed; follow through is important here just as it is in a golf swing).

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5515/10590374465_936ae6945c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10590374465/)
Delirium (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10590374465/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: captainkanji on November 02, 2013, 08:37:22 PM
Fort De Chartres Fall Rendezvous 2013
Canon 6D, EF 70-200 f/4L USM
1/4000, f/4, 200mm, ISO 400
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5531/10635564413_6a9dd56a68_c.jpg)

1/4000, f/4, 200mm, ISO 400
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7306/10635342326_0edc9af903_c.jpg)

1/800, f/8, 109mm, ISO 400
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3756/10635334846_9cc6c58b38_c.jpg)

EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/250, f/4, 50mm, ISO 200
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2827/10635296075_c889d41253_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 03, 2013, 08:22:43 AM
This shot is purposefully rather dark for mood, but I personally love the color palette captured in the predawn light and the overall mood of the shot.  This is with the Rokinon (on a tripod) - one exposure for the foreground, one for the sky.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5491/10607782606_8a1b5ea425_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10607782606/)
Farewell to October (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10607782606/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 03, 2013, 09:34:27 AM
Here's another:  this is where the railroad tracks were recently ripped out...but the clouds are still zooming along the spot :)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7425/10624639925_8a6c77bbb7_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10624639925/)
Sky in Motion (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10624639925/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 04, 2013, 10:06:15 AM
Still loving my 6D bodies.  If Canon had put a decent AF in this camera it would just about perfect for my applications.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3668/10646714556_78bafb4f04_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10646714556/)
Barren Beauty (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10646714556/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Pugshot on November 04, 2013, 11:37:38 AM
Some barn shots made with a 6D and a 24-105.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 04, 2013, 11:53:10 AM
Some barn shots made with a 6D and a 24-105.

Really like that first shot.  Nicely framed, and the dried grasses on the bottom compliment the textures of the aged wood.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Pugshot on November 04, 2013, 07:18:44 PM
Thanks, Dustin! Coming from you that means a lot. Needless to say, I always welcome constructive criticism.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 05, 2013, 11:03:51 PM
I could have framed this a little bit better but I really couldn't see a thing since it's so dark.  This is taken after sunset while strolling by the beach after our flight.  I wasn't able to bring my tripod since it's still stuck in my luggage so I had to take this handheld @12800 ISO @ F5.6.

around 8PM, Pantai Cenang Beach, Langkawi, Malaysia
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3829/10701861983_736a176539_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 06, 2013, 09:00:29 AM
I could have framed this a little bit better but I really couldn't see a thing since it's so dark.  This is taken after sunset while strolling by the beach after our flight.  I wasn't able to bring my tripod since it's still stuck in my luggage so I had to take this handheld @12800 ISO @ F5.6.

around 8PM, Pantai Cenang Beach, Langkawi, Malaysia
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3829/10701861983_736a176539_c.jpg)

Looks very clean for SO 12800, but then again, I would expect nothing less :)  Pretty image, Jason
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 06, 2013, 09:00:53 AM
6D + Tamron 24-70 VC:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3762/10689218835_2d322e1b79_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10689218835/)
Land of the Larches (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10689218835/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: matts on November 06, 2013, 07:13:45 PM
another one with the 6D and the f/4 24-105:

October/November down here in south France close to the alps is what I call "fire in the sky season" - at least that holds true for the sunrise in the morning...

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 06, 2013, 10:34:22 PM
This shot is purposefully rather dark for mood, but I personally love the color palette captured in the predawn light and the overall mood of the shot.  This is with the Rokinon (on a tripod) - one exposure for the foreground, one for the sky.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5491/10607782606_8a1b5ea425_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10607782606/)
Farewell to October (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10607782606/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Love the mood and colors sir.  Keep it up.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 06, 2013, 10:35:23 PM
I could have framed this a little bit better but I really couldn't see a thing since it's so dark.  This is taken after sunset while strolling by the beach after our flight.  I wasn't able to bring my tripod since it's still stuck in my luggage so I had to take this handheld @12800 ISO @ F5.6.

around 8PM, Pantai Cenang Beach, Langkawi, Malaysia
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3829/10701861983_736a176539_c.jpg)

Looks very clean for SO 12800, but then again, I would expect nothing less :)  Pretty image, Jason

Thanks sir!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 07, 2013, 09:30:20 AM
This whole series (our family photos for Christmas cards) I shot with the EOS Remote functionality.  I had a whole elaborate lighting set-up, so to be able to do focus and make minor adjustments remotely and everything else WORK is pretty great.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7392/10708051103_b6c532a2e6_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10708051103/)
Sweet Kisses (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10708051103/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 08, 2013, 08:33:11 AM
Here's another nightscape:

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2866/10725484764_54b90e3292_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10725484764/)
A Million Points of Light (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10725484764/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 08, 2013, 09:33:43 AM
Here's another nightscape:

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2866/10725484764_54b90e3292_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10725484764/)
A Million Points of Light (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10725484764/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Very nice sir.  Hopefully I can shoot something like this once I go back to my province.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on November 08, 2013, 09:35:08 AM
Here's another nightscape:

Another great shot. Well done Dustin.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 10, 2013, 08:19:08 AM
ISO 12,800:  this is one area of unquestioned strength on the 6D.  It's high ISO performance may be the best in Canon's lineup.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7450/10758065195_21009236a0_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10758065195/)
The Moose of Algonquin Park (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10758065195/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: ecka on November 10, 2013, 06:03:11 PM
ISO 12,800:  this is one area of unquestioned strength on the 6D.  It's high ISO performance may be the best in Canon's lineup.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7450/10758065195_21009236a0_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10758065195/)
The Moose of Algonquin Park (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10758065195/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Beautiful shot. I have not tried all the cameras in Canon's lineup, but 6D does a much better job at ISO 1600+, than the 5D2 (remember those purple shadows and stuff? :) ).
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 11, 2013, 03:32:00 AM
Bokehlicious summer flare... Just having fun with my 6D and 50mm F1.8 II.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7393/10791852465_5fa2f78ae1_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 11, 2013, 08:36:52 AM
Bokehlicious summer flare... Just having fun with my 6D and 50mm F1.8 II.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7393/10791852465_5fa2f78ae1_c.jpg)

Pretty color tones, Jason
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 11, 2013, 09:31:22 PM
Pretty color tones, Jason

Thanks sir.

Here's a shot as we ride the Langkawi cable car.  I love the panoramic view up there.  If you want sun, this is one of the places that's cheap on the pocket but offers so much more.  This is in Langkawi, Malaysia.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5516/10791863825_3ff7ec4c36_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 11, 2013, 10:49:39 PM
Strolling by the beach before the sun rises...

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5506/10791972734_4f2965c747_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TLau74 on November 11, 2013, 11:00:38 PM
Hello Everyone!

I have been following CR for over 1 year now and never really had the courage to post my pictures...until now.  I'm not a professional, just someone who really enjoys taking pictures on their spare time.  I picked up my first FF DSLR, the Canon EOS 6D in March 2013 with the 24~105mm kit lens. I also have the 100mm F2.8L IS Macro.  Additional gear includes 430EXII Canon Speedlite and a remote trigger.  My previous cameras were all point-and-shoot and super zooms (Canon SX1IS) so this is quite a step up for me.  I was really frustrated with the quality of night (or low light) shots the p&s gave, so I made the jump directly to FF.

The pictures posted in this site are really amazing and I thought I should share some of mine to get some feedback and to improve my skills.

Please go to my Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31505768@N08/sets (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31505768@N08/sets)

I would love to hear your feedback, good or bad (as long as it is constructive).  I also understand this can be very subjective.  I hope you will enjoy them.

Thank you.
TLau74
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on November 12, 2013, 01:10:36 AM
Hello Everyone!

I have been following CR for over 1 year now and never really had the courage to post my pictures...until now.  I'm not a professional, just someone who really enjoys taking pictures on their spare time.  I picked up my first FF DSLR, the Canon EOS 6D in March 2013 with the 24~105mm kit lens. I also have the 100mm F2.8L IS Macro.  Additional gear includes 430EXII Canon Speedlite and a remote trigger.  My previous cameras were all point-and-shoot and super zooms (Canon SX1IS) so this is quite a step up for me.  I was really frustrated with the quality of night (or low light) shots the p&s gave, so I made the jump directly to FF.

The pictures posted in this site are really amazing and I thought I should share some of mine to get some feedback and to improve my skills.

Please go to my Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31505768@N08/sets (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31505768@N08/sets)

I would love to hear your feedback, good or bad (as long as it is constructive).  I also understand this can be very subjective.  I hope you will enjoy them.

Thank you.
TLau74

Hi Thomas,

Welcome to CR. I am a hobbyist too and have been here about a year. It's a great place to share and learn.
I looked at all your Flickr photos. They are really really good. I have been to London, Paris and Germany and I have to say, those shots are fantastic! Hope to see more in the future.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TSchoeman on November 12, 2013, 01:26:14 AM
A Little Egret shot with Canon EOS 6D and 400 f5.6 L USM.
Aperture priority
ISO 640
f/6.3
1/2500
Metering mode : Pattern
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 12, 2013, 01:32:13 AM
Hello Everyone!

I have been following CR for over 1 year now and never really had the courage to post my pictures...until now.  I'm not a professional, just someone who really enjoys taking pictures on their spare time.  I picked up my first FF DSLR, the Canon EOS 6D in March 2013 with the 24~105mm kit lens. I also have the 100mm F2.8L IS Macro.  Additional gear includes 430EXII Canon Speedlite and a remote trigger.  My previous cameras were all point-and-shoot and super zooms (Canon SX1IS) so this is quite a step up for me.  I was really frustrated with the quality of night (or low light) shots the p&s gave, so I made the jump directly to FF.

The pictures posted in this site are really amazing and I thought I should share some of mine to get some feedback and to improve my skills.

Please go to my Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31505768@N08/sets (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31505768@N08/sets)

I would love to hear your feedback, good or bad (as long as it is constructive).  I also understand this can be very subjective.  I hope you will enjoy them.

Thank you.
TLau74

Hi Thomas,

Welcome to CR. I am a hobbyist too and have been here about a year. It's a great place to share and learn.
I looked at all your Flickr photos. They are really really good. I have been to London, Paris and Germany and I have to say, those shots are fantastic! Hope to see more in the future.

+1.  Very nice pics sir.  Continue taking them.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 12, 2013, 01:33:12 AM
A Little Egret shot with Canon EOS 6D and 400 f5.6 L USM.
Aperture priority
ISO 640
f/6.3
1/2500
Metering mode : Pattern

Nice one sir...
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on November 12, 2013, 06:27:33 AM
Hello Everyone!

I have been following CR for over 1 year now and never really had the courage to post my pictures...until now.  I'm not a professional, just someone who really enjoys taking pictures on their spare time.  I picked up my first FF DSLR, the Canon EOS 6D in March 2013 with the 24~105mm kit lens. I also have the 100mm F2.8L IS Macro.  Additional gear includes 430EXII Canon Speedlite and a remote trigger.  My previous cameras were all point-and-shoot and super zooms (Canon SX1IS) so this is quite a step up for me.  I was really frustrated with the quality of night (or low light) shots the p&s gave, so I made the jump directly to FF.

The pictures posted in this site are really amazing and I thought I should share some of mine to get some feedback and to improve my skills.

Please go to my Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31505768@N08/sets (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31505768@N08/sets)

I would love to hear your feedback, good or bad (as long as it is constructive).  I also understand this can be very subjective.  I hope you will enjoy them.

Thank you.
TLau74

Hi Thomas,

Welcome to CR. I am a hobbyist too and have been here about a year. It's a great place to share and learn.
I looked at all your Flickr photos. They are really really good. I have been to London, Paris and Germany and I have to say, those shots are fantastic! Hope to see more in the future.

+1 Very nice shots Thomas.

Welcome to cr  :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on November 12, 2013, 06:28:34 AM
A Little Egret shot with Canon EOS 6D and 400 f5.6 L USM.
Aperture priority
ISO 640
f/6.3
1/2500
Metering mode : Pattern

Well done Sir... and Welcome to cr  :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: anthonyd on November 12, 2013, 09:55:47 AM
A wedding in France.  I don't own the 6D, I rented it for this wedding after reading Dustin's review of it.  I'm so glad I made this choice, it's such a wonderful camera.

(http://ppcdn.500px.org/51844038/957b84313f695bd2b00f3ef36af10d49821e3dd5/4.jpg) (http://500px.com/photo/51844038)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Pugshot on November 12, 2013, 11:06:32 AM
Here's a sunrise over Glen Lake, Glen Arbor, Michigan, shot with a 6D and a Zeiss Distagon 21mm lens.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 12, 2013, 11:28:11 AM
A wedding in France.  I don't own the 6D, I rented it for this wedding after reading Dustin's review of it.  I'm so glad I made this choice, it's such a wonderful camera.

(http://ppcdn.500px.org/51844038/957b84313f695bd2b00f3ef36af10d49821e3dd5/4.jpg) (http://500px.com/photo/51844038)

That's a very elegant shot.  Very rich and warm.  Glad to hear that the 6D served you well for the wedding.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 12, 2013, 11:28:39 AM
Here's a sunrise over Glen Lake, Glen Arbor, Michigan, shot with a 6D and a Zeiss Distagon 21mm lens.

Great colors.  I'd love to give the Zeiss a test drive :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Pugshot on November 12, 2013, 12:18:04 PM
Quote
Great colors.  I'd love to give the Zeiss a test drive
Well, Dustin, anytime you're in the Brighton, Michigan, area, you're welcome to borrow it!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 12, 2013, 01:58:33 PM
Quote
Great colors.  I'd love to give the Zeiss a test drive
Well, Dustin, anytime you're in the Brighton, Michigan, area, you're welcome to borrow it!

That's very kind :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: toodamnice on November 12, 2013, 08:57:02 PM
Taken with my 6D and EF 85 f1.8.

I am just an amateur...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7364/10663125645_36fb4d874f_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 12, 2013, 09:04:58 PM
Taken with my 6D and EF 85 f1.8.

I am just an amateur...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7364/10663125645_36fb4d874f_c.jpg)

Lovely atmosphere.  That is a pretty shot!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: toodamnice on November 12, 2013, 09:10:46 PM
Taken with my 6D and EF 85 f1.8.

I am just an amateur...


Lovely atmosphere.  That is a pretty shot!

Thanks Dustin... this mean a lot coming from you. You are a very talented photographer.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TLau74 on November 12, 2013, 10:21:28 PM
@serendipidy, @Click and @verysimplejason

Thank you for your kind words and encouragement.


Thomas
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 12, 2013, 10:45:13 PM
Who wants some summer fun? 8)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7434/10830866625_761ce6d9ac_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 12, 2013, 10:45:45 PM
Taken with my 6D and EF 85 f1.8.

I am just an amateur...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7364/10663125645_36fb4d874f_c.jpg)

Nice dreamy shot sir...
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 12, 2013, 10:46:28 PM
Here's a sunrise over Glen Lake, Glen Arbor, Michigan, shot with a 6D and a Zeiss Distagon 21mm lens.

Beautiful!  I love the water...
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: webphoto on November 12, 2013, 10:52:58 PM
Hello,

This is the "Whales: Giants of the Deep" exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History, New York City.

I took this picture with my Canon 6D and EF 24-105 L lens. I was surprised, the 6D takes amazing pictures.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5493/10830775164_4f21b01cbe_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 13, 2013, 11:05:05 PM
It's really fun to be near the beach.  It takes all your problems away.  Here's an early morning run...

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2849/10848459294_a7bf4ba929_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: privatebydesign on November 14, 2013, 12:17:31 AM
A wedding in France.  I don't own the 6D, I rented it for this wedding after reading Dustin's review of it.  I'm so glad I made this choice, it's such a wonderful camera.

(http://ppcdn.500px.org/51844038/957b84313f695bd2b00f3ef36af10d49821e3dd5/4.jpg) (http://500px.com/photo/51844038)

I really like this image. I hope you don't mind but I did a little rework.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 14, 2013, 03:07:12 AM
Water fun ride!

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2830/10850524966_574c0529ee_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on November 14, 2013, 03:10:08 AM
Water fun ride!

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2830/10850524966_574c0529ee_c.jpg)

Simply beautiful 8)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: DKN on November 14, 2013, 03:34:38 AM
For this shot I used an old Contax 50/1.9. It was quite hard to take because I had to focus before taking the shot and the camera was almost touching the water, so I couldn't see where I was focusing nor where was I framing. What do you guys think?

The full version is here http://500px.com/photo/52039064 (http://500px.com/photo/52039064)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 14, 2013, 08:42:15 AM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3665/10836811724_7372eaaebe_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10836811724/)
Epic (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10836811724/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 14, 2013, 08:47:46 AM
For this shot I used an old Contax 50/1.9. It was quite hard to take because I had to focus before taking the shot and the camera was almost touching the water, so I couldn't see where I was focusing nor where was I framing. What do you guys think?

The full version is here http://500px.com/photo/52039064 (http://500px.com/photo/52039064)

Nicely done.  I find some of the vintage glass (Helios and Takumars are mostly what I use) have really beautiful color rendering.  Less clinical than modern lenses.  Focus looks pretty good for the scenario that were describing (which is, by the way, why I wish that Canon had included the articulating screen with the 6D).
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 14, 2013, 08:48:25 AM
Water fun ride!

Your beach and water pictures are very nice, Jason.  Bright, happy images with nice exposure.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on November 14, 2013, 08:53:09 AM
Water fun ride!

Beautiful picture.  8) Very nice shot Jason.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: anthonyd on November 14, 2013, 09:34:12 PM
I really like this image. I hope you don't mind but I did a little rework.


I always welcome constructive criticism.  The original picture was actually a bit darker/richer.  Not quite your version (and certainly not the falloff at the corners), but I lifted the colors a bit so the couple can print it and get a nice result for their album, as I don't trust that they will use a print shop that can deliver accuracy in dark colors.  Regarding the tone change, I like the floor/wall and the bride's skin, in your version, but I'm not sure about the dress.
I will be posting more pictures from this wedding, so come back for more suggestions if you feel like it.

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on November 14, 2013, 09:38:52 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3665/10836811724_7372eaaebe_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10836811724/)
Epic (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10836811724/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Very nice, Dustin. Beautiful clouds and sunset. What is that bluish-green aquamarine ;) stuff in the foreground?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Pugshot on November 14, 2013, 09:45:09 PM
Here's a recent fall landscape shot with my 6D and the 24-105mm lens. I gave it an HDR treatment to bring out the colors - hopefully it's not too over-the-top!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on November 14, 2013, 10:02:02 PM
Here's a recent fall landscape shot with my 6D and the 24-105mm lens. I gave it an HDR treatment to bring out the colors - hopefully it's not too over-the-top!

Looks natural to me. I don't think I would have guessed HDR. Wish we had pretty fall colors like that here in Hawaii (leaves are either green or dead brown).
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Pugshot on November 14, 2013, 10:11:48 PM
Quote
Looks natural to me. I don't think I would have guessed HDR. Wish we had pretty fall colors like that here in Hawaii (leaves are either green or dead brown).

But on the other hand, in January you'll be Hawaii - and I'll be in Michigan looking at snow and bare trees, and freezing!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 14, 2013, 11:29:57 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3665/10836811724_7372eaaebe_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10836811724/)
Epic (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10836811724/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Very nice, Dustin. Beautiful clouds and sunset. What is that bluish-green aquamarine ;) stuff in the foreground?

+1.  As always, his PP is top-notch.  One of these days, you've got to show it to me Dustin... I'm just waiting for my family's visa to go to Canada.  :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 14, 2013, 11:41:08 PM
Hair services...  Just found this shot colorful and funny.  Shot with my trusty fun lens 50mm F1.8 II.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7319/10792108613_3050486dc4_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on November 15, 2013, 01:47:04 AM
Quote
Looks natural to me. I don't think I would have guessed HDR. Wish we had pretty fall colors like that here in Hawaii (leaves are either green or dead brown).

But on the other hand, in January you'll be Hawaii - and I'll be in Michigan looking at snow and bare trees, and freezing!

Good point ;D
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 15, 2013, 04:29:38 AM
Good morning walk by the beach...  I must have been too early.  I can't find that "foreground interest" to make sunrise look better.  Then I remembered I was wearing my slippers.  :)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2817/10792053073_50963ebfc7_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 15, 2013, 09:35:58 AM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3665/10836811724_7372eaaebe_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10836811724/)
Epic (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10836811724/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Very nice, Dustin. Beautiful clouds and sunset. What is that bluish-green aquamarine ;) stuff in the foreground?

That was part of what caught my eye, too.  I think it was some kind of foam from the water.  It looks like bits of ice, but it wasn't yet that cold when I took the shot.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: anthonyd on November 15, 2013, 04:34:52 PM
As promised, more wedding shots.


(http://ppcdn.500px.org/52258962/6a093fb608b1ca264918721220f4706dfcea8927/4.jpg)
500px
 (http://500px.com/photo/52258962)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: matts on November 15, 2013, 07:49:40 PM
Awesome shot, Anthony! Love the idea of bringing "light to the bride"  :)


Here is a BW one taken with the 85 f/1.8:


Title: Red Squirrel
Post by: Too_Many_Hobbies on November 17, 2013, 01:04:57 PM
I just got this camera last week refurbished from Canon - couldn't pass it up at ~$1,200 US dollars.

Haven't had a lot of opportunity to work with it yet, but here is a red squirrel in my front yard.

Cropped down to 2012x2206, ISO 1600, pushed up 2/3 of a stop in LR 5.  Shot with the Sigma 120-300 (the new 'sport' one) with Canon 1.4 teleconverter version II attached.  1/250 at F8.
Title: Re: Red Squirrel
Post by: Click on November 17, 2013, 01:11:00 PM
I just got this camera last week refurbished from Canon - couldn't pass it up at ~$1,200 US dollars.

Haven't had a lot of opportunity to work with it yet, but here is a red squirrel in my front yard.

Cropped down to 2012x2206, ISO 1600, pushed up 2/3 of a stop in LR 5.  Shot with the Sigma 120-300 (the new 'sport' one) with Canon 1.4 teleconverter version II attached.  1/250 at F8.

So cute. Well done Too_Many_Hobbies ...And welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 18, 2013, 03:55:36 AM
Awesome shot, Anthony! Love the idea of bringing "light to the bride"  :)


Here is a BW one taken with the 85 f/1.8:

I like this sir...
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 18, 2013, 04:31:49 AM
Shot my very first prenup of a Muslim couple.  It's a different experience with a lot of conservatism.  Bad weather forced us to shot indoors but in the end, the couple are quite happy on how it turned out given the limitations.  I've edited this using Lightroom.  The second one used 2 off-camera speedlights.  Vignetting is added through LR.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2877/10922094715_7277cd86e3_c.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7319/10922238764_3e09398241_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on November 18, 2013, 08:16:00 AM
Shot my very first prenup of a Muslim couple.  It's a different experience with a lot of conservatism.  Bad weather forced us to shot indoors but in the end, the couple are quite happy on how it turned out given the limitations.  I've edited this using Lightroom.  The second one used 2 off-camera speedlights.  Vignetting is added through LR.


Lovely pictures. I especially like the first one. Well done.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 18, 2013, 10:07:34 AM
Shot my very first prenup of a Muslim couple.  It's a different experience with a lot of conservatism.  Bad weather forced us to shot indoors but in the end, the couple are quite happy on how it turned out given the limitations.  I've edited this using Lightroom.  The second one used 2 off-camera speedlights.  Vignetting is added through LR.


Lovely pictures. I especially like the first one. Well done.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: jmontessuis on November 18, 2013, 01:25:21 PM
Hi guys, my first post on this forum:
"Little Toy Seller", Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
That's a photo I took yesterday in low light with my 6D, 85mm f1.8, ISO 6400.
I love taking photos in low light and this camera is just perfect!
Cheers.
J.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: anthonyd on November 18, 2013, 05:59:40 PM
Shot my very first prenup of a Muslim couple.  It's a different experience with a lot of conservatism.  Bad weather forced us to shot indoors but in the end, the couple are quite happy on how it turned out given the limitations.  I've edited this using Lightroom.  The second one used 2 off-camera speedlights.  Vignetting is added through LR.
Very nice work.

Here is one more of mine, with heavy pp:


(http://ppcdn.500px.org/52543020/4396d5fcca60fe4965f093475c57f10782297aa2/4.jpg)
500px
 (http://500px.com/photo/52543020)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 18, 2013, 06:42:00 PM
Hi guys, my first post on this forum:
"Little Toy Seller", Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
That's a photo I took yesterday in low light with my 6D, 85mm f1.8, ISO 6400.
I love taking photos in low light and this camera is just perfect!
Cheers.
J.

Beautiful!!! Yes... There's also almost no problem lifting shadows.  Nice use of the toy ball with light.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 18, 2013, 06:44:56 PM
Shot my very first prenup of a Muslim couple.  It's a different experience with a lot of conservatism.  Bad weather forced us to shot indoors but in the end, the couple are quite happy on how it turned out given the limitations.  I've edited this using Lightroom.  The second one used 2 off-camera speedlights.  Vignetting is added through LR.
Very nice work.

Here is one more of mine, with heavy pp:


(http://ppcdn.500px.org/52543020/4396d5fcca60fe4965f093475c57f10782297aa2/4.jpg)
500px
 (http://500px.com/photo/52543020)

Nice pp and perspective sir.  This gave me some more ideas.  Hopefully some more members will post photos like these.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 19, 2013, 04:43:58 AM
Ring shot...  ;)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5542/10941482896_22de039ed3_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Red Squirrel
Post by: Too_Many_Hobbies on November 19, 2013, 09:03:07 AM
Thanks! 

I've been stalking this forum for quite a long time but have refrained from posting for fear of it only fueling my upgrade desires  :)  Speaking of which, passing up the B&H deal on the 70-200 II hurt.


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So cute. Well done Too_Many_Hobbies ...And welcome to CR  :)
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Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 19, 2013, 10:34:22 PM
Homer...

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2877/10955316436_e2c3222f18_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 19, 2013, 10:35:14 PM
Ready to sail...

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3705/10955456303_fa7c429179_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 19, 2013, 10:36:52 PM
Smirk...

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3791/10955418214_b4163fa099_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: J.R. on November 21, 2013, 08:18:48 AM
Homer...

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2877/10955316436_e2c3222f18_c.jpg)

Nice shot!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 21, 2013, 10:32:27 PM
Who would like to swim?  Payar Island, Langkawi, Malaysia   8)  This is what you call a paradise...

Snorkeling...
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3681/10988066715_6276842336_c.jpg)

Swimming with fishes and a black-fin shark...
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3695/10988169506_fe1b7c32c6_c.jpg)

My daughter among some fishes...
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3751/10988286383_a6a004eed3_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on November 21, 2013, 10:36:37 PM
Who would like to swim?  Payar Island, Langkawi, Malaysia   8)  This is what you call a paradise...

Snorkeling...
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3681/10988066715_6276842336_c.jpg)

Swimming with fishes and a black-fin shark...
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3695/10988169506_fe1b7c32c6_c.jpg)

My daughter among some fishes...
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3751/10988286383_a6a004eed3_c.jpg)

Nice, these done with the 24-105 and a polarizer?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 22, 2013, 03:01:12 AM
Who would like to swim?  Payar Island, Langkawi, Malaysia   8)  This is what you call a paradise...

Snorkeling...
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3681/10988066715_6276842336_c.jpg)

Swimming with fishes and a black-fin shark...
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3695/10988169506_fe1b7c32c6_c.jpg)

My daughter among some fishes...
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3751/10988286383_a6a004eed3_c.jpg)

Nice, these done with the 24-105 and a polarizer?

No sir.  the first 2 are with 17-40L with CPL.  The third one is with 100mm F2.8 USM macro non-L, no CPL.  I forgot to carry a step-up ring (58-82) for the 100mm.  I've just raised the contrast in LR a little bit.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 22, 2013, 03:14:21 AM
Here's a wildflower that grew near the place we stay in Langkawi.  Shot with a 100mm F2.8 macro USM non-L.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7334/10988359294_8089d01b6e_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: BoneDoc on November 23, 2013, 04:09:25 AM
From the other side of the water :)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7393/10233918924_9d3ed32978_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10233918924/)
Garden Beauty (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10233918924/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3681/10241806393_924e8bc32e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241806393/)
In the Garden (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241806393/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7445/10241730935_aaf0f3a788_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241730935/)
Hi There Gill (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241730935/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5517/10241840183_722c2913d4_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241840183/)
Come With Me? (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241840183/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Red Squirrel
Post by: zim on November 23, 2013, 05:51:29 AM
I just got this camera last week refurbished from Canon - couldn't pass it up at ~$1,200 US dollars.

That's £740!!!! What a buy. love the pic
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 23, 2013, 07:40:34 PM
From the other side of the water :)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7393/10233918924_9d3ed32978_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10233918924/)
Garden Beauty (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10233918924/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3681/10241806393_924e8bc32e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241806393/)
In the Garden (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241806393/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7445/10241730935_aaf0f3a788_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241730935/)
Hi There Gill (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241730935/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5517/10241840183_722c2913d4_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241840183/)
Come With Me? (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241840183/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

wow.  this is very nice.  Did you use an underwater casing?  It's very expensive that I've just bought my G11 an underwater case instead.  We plan on doing some snorkeling this December in Puerto Galera, Philippines.  I want to use my 6D but I can't afford its underwater casing.  :(
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on November 24, 2013, 08:27:06 AM
Here's a wildflower that grew near the place we stay in Langkawi.  Shot with a 100mm F2.8 macro USM non-L.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7334/10988359294_8089d01b6e_c.jpg)
Absolutely fantastic!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on November 24, 2013, 04:18:30 PM
Here's a wildflower that grew near the place we stay in Langkawi.  Shot with a 100mm F2.8 macro USM non-L.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7334/10988359294_8089d01b6e_c.jpg)
Absolutely fantastic!

+1...nice work. :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: BoneDoc on November 24, 2013, 05:01:56 PM
From the other side of the water :)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7393/10233918924_9d3ed32978_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10233918924/)
Garden Beauty (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10233918924/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3681/10241806393_924e8bc32e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241806393/)
In the Garden (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241806393/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7445/10241730935_aaf0f3a788_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241730935/)
Hi There Gill (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241730935/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5517/10241840183_722c2913d4_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241840183/)
Come With Me? (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241840183/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

wow.  this is very nice.  Did you use an underwater casing?  It's very expensive that I've just bought my G11 an underwater case instead.  We plan on doing some snorkeling this December in Puerto Galera, Philippines.  I want to use my 6D but I can't afford its underwater casing.  :(

I got one of the Dicapac SLR Case. If you look at Amazon review, most of them are rather positive, other than the fact that you don't have as much flexibility and making changes to your camera.  I tried it out on the cheap camera I had, and once I find that it holds well, I use my Canon on it.

Either way, make sure that you shoot RAW since you need quite a bit of postprocessing to be able to pull the red out of all the blueness in the picture.  :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 24, 2013, 08:07:54 PM
From the other side of the water :)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7393/10233918924_9d3ed32978_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10233918924/)
Garden Beauty (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10233918924/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3681/10241806393_924e8bc32e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241806393/)
In the Garden (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241806393/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7445/10241730935_aaf0f3a788_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241730935/)
Hi There Gill (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241730935/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5517/10241840183_722c2913d4_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241840183/)
Come With Me? (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241840183/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

wow.  this is very nice.  Did you use an underwater casing?  It's very expensive that I've just bought my G11 an underwater case instead.  We plan on doing some snorkeling this December in Puerto Galera, Philippines.  I want to use my 6D but I can't afford its underwater casing.  :(

I got one of the Dicapac SLR Case. If you look at Amazon review, most of them are rather positive, other than the fact that you don't have as much flexibility and making changes to your camera.  I tried it out on the cheap camera I had, and once I find that it holds well, I use my Canon on it.

Either way, make sure that you shoot RAW since you need quite a bit of postprocessing to be able to pull the red out of all the blueness in the picture.  :)

You are so brave man...  I've seen Dicapac and might have used it on a point-and-shoot but would think more than twice using it on my 6D.  :)  I'll try first my G11 with the underwater casing.  I expect it to be good since there's a lot of light.  Anyway, nice pics again.  :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 25, 2013, 03:26:35 AM
Some weekend snapshots with my daughter with 50mm F1.8 II, no flash...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7367/11045254913_7bc5a2dd4f_c.jpg)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5487/11045157826_6d7a3702d1_c.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3760/11045351146_c2d4006f94_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: jreach11 on November 25, 2013, 02:52:55 PM
Couple zoo pics from Fort Worth Zoo this past weekend - shot with 70-300L.  Trying to embed from flickr but don't really know how - if the pics don't show up, someone please help me!  Haha

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/109760173@N07/11050950763/" title="1311_untitled_073 by jesse.reach, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2877/11050950763_d1f577b49e_c.jpg" width="800" height="534" alt="1311_untitled_073"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/109760173@N07/11050856106/" title="1311_untitled_081 by jesse.reach, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3791/11050856106_097f8876d1_c.jpg" width="800" height="534" alt="1311_untitled_081"></a>
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: BoneDoc on November 25, 2013, 04:57:32 PM
From the other side of the water :)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7393/10233918924_9d3ed32978_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10233918924/)
Garden Beauty (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10233918924/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3681/10241806393_924e8bc32e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241806393/)
In the Garden (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241806393/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7445/10241730935_aaf0f3a788_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241730935/)
Hi There Gill (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241730935/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5517/10241840183_722c2913d4_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241840183/)
Come With Me? (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/10241840183/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

wow.  this is very nice.  Did you use an underwater casing?  It's very expensive that I've just bought my G11 an underwater case instead.  We plan on doing some snorkeling this December in Puerto Galera, Philippines.  I want to use my 6D but I can't afford its underwater casing.  :(

I got one of the Dicapac SLR Case. If you look at Amazon review, most of them are rather positive, other than the fact that you don't have as much flexibility and making changes to your camera.  I tried it out on the cheap camera I had, and once I find that it holds well, I use my Canon on it.

Either way, make sure that you shoot RAW since you need quite a bit of postprocessing to be able to pull the red out of all the blueness in the picture.  :)

You are so brave man...  I've seen Dicapac and might have used it on a point-and-shoot but would think more than twice using it on my 6D.  :)  I'll try first my G11 with the underwater casing.  I expect it to be good since there's a lot of light.  Anyway, nice pics again.  :)

Well, it was the end of our trip so I got a little brave.  I tried it on my Nikon D40 first.  Keep the shutter at 500-1000 to prevent camera shake from ruining your shot.  You'll be surprised how quickly it changes color even at 10-15 feet or so. 
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 25, 2013, 11:15:52 PM
Couple zoo pics from Fort Worth Zoo this past weekend - shot with 70-300L.  Trying to embed from flickr but don't really know how - if the pics don't show up, someone please help me!  Haha

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/109760173@N07/11050950763/" title="1311_untitled_073 by jesse.reach, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2877/11050950763_d1f577b49e_c.jpg" width="800" height="534" alt="1311_untitled_073"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/109760173@N07/11050856106/" title="1311_untitled_081 by jesse.reach, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3791/11050856106_097f8876d1_c.jpg" width="800" height="534" alt="1311_untitled_081"></a>

Just click on the "insert image" icon (the one with the mona lisa portrait) then in between, you embed the "img src" value.  Here's a sample.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3791/11050856106_097f8876d1_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 25, 2013, 11:17:32 PM

Well, it was the end of our trip so I got a little brave.  I tried it on my Nikon D40 first.  Keep the shutter at 500-1000 to prevent camera shake from ruining your shot.  You'll be surprised how quickly it changes color even at 10-15 feet or so.

Thanks for the advice.  I'd try it for sure this coming December.  I hope the water's not too cold. :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 26, 2013, 03:10:36 AM
Ignored Beauty... Shot with 6D and 50mm F1.8 II.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5501/11063507165_a8cdff7b9d_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on November 26, 2013, 03:11:39 AM
Who would like to swim?  Payar Island, Langkawi, Malaysia   8)  This is what you call a paradise...

Snorkeling...
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3681/10988066715_6276842336_c.jpg)

Swimming with fishes and a black-fin shark...
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3695/10988169506_fe1b7c32c6_c.jpg)

My daughter among some fishes...
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3751/10988286383_a6a004eed3_c.jpg)

Nice, these done with the 24-105 and a polarizer?

No sir.  the first 2 are with 17-40L with CPL.  The third one is with 100mm F2.8 USM macro non-L, no CPL.  I forgot to carry a step-up ring (58-82) for the 100mm.  I've just raised the contrast in LR a little bit.

Ok, I knew the water with the snorkeling image, was done with a CPL.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on November 26, 2013, 10:50:31 AM
Ignored Beauty... Shot with 6D and 50mm F1.8 II.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5501/11063507165_a8cdff7b9d_c.jpg)
Nice! I like it.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: jreach11 on November 26, 2013, 10:58:32 AM
Ignored Beauty... Shot with 6D and 50mm F1.8 II.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5501/11063507165_a8cdff7b9d_c.jpg)

Thanks for the tip on posting from Flickr and love this pic!  Great job!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: jreach11 on November 26, 2013, 11:11:53 AM
Trying again with a couple zoo pics from Flickr - hope these show up this time.  Thanks again to verysimplejason for the help.  Tried a HDR-like preset in Lightroom on the baby elephant pic, but kinda like how it turned out.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2877/11050950763_d1f577b49e_c.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2879/11051000113_3a444043fc_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on November 26, 2013, 12:03:01 PM
my 6d and jamaica.....  :)  more to come...
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on November 26, 2013, 02:20:20 PM
More Jamaica...
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on November 26, 2013, 02:40:52 PM
More Jamaica...

I thought you didn't like the 6D?  Looks like it seems to work ok...
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on November 26, 2013, 02:49:53 PM
More Jamaica...

I thought you didn't like the 6D?  Looks like it seems to work ok...

I like my 6d!  .... It even did well shooting the cliff divers at ricks cafe! (of course, this is not the cliff divers).
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on November 26, 2013, 02:52:49 PM
More Jamaica...

I thought you didn't like the 6D?  Looks like it seems to work ok...

I like my 6d!  .... It even did well shooting the cliff divers at ricks cafe!

Oh ok, nice bird shot...So you weren't afraid of fellow vacationers in Jamaica asking why you weren't quite up to the level of using a 5D3 yet, and that maybe you would improve over time?  :P  You know Beyoncé was so adept with her 5D3 that she used it as a tap drum while she marched in a hatred of America parade in cooobaahhh....
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on November 26, 2013, 03:40:55 PM
Cliff divers at Ricks Cafe Jamaica
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on November 26, 2013, 04:35:07 PM
Cliff divers at Ricks Cafe Jamaica

Great shot Chuck. Perfect timing.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Janbo Makimbo on November 26, 2013, 05:15:47 PM
Cliff divers at Ricks Cafe Jamaica

Great shot...the 6D is not supposed to be able to do shots like that!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on November 26, 2013, 05:21:11 PM
Cliff divers at Ricks Cafe Jamaica

Great shot...the 6D is not supposed to be able to do shots like that!

Shot in good light of course, servo mode, center point.  I opted to bring the 6d on the trip because it was my honeymoon and I didn't want to go on gear overload...so the 6d + 24mm 1.4 and 85mm 1.8.  Here's one from the cliffs with the 24mm, and a landscape and a sunset
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 26, 2013, 10:47:15 PM
Trying again with a couple zoo pics from Flickr - hope these show up this time.  Thanks again to verysimplejason for the help.  Tried a HDR-like preset in Lightroom on the baby elephant pic, but kinda like how it turned out.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2877/11050950763_d1f577b49e_c.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2879/11051000113_3a444043fc_c.jpg)

Beautiful.  Lots of details!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 26, 2013, 10:48:12 PM
Cliff divers at Ricks Cafe Jamaica

This rocks!  Nice capture sir.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 26, 2013, 10:49:22 PM
Some more.

"Remembrance"

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5515/11063770465_59aab9fa4f_c.jpg)

"Waiting for sunset"

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5513/11063656994_b3f95f4193_c.jpg)

"Till forever"

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7305/11064397824_4f4f554639_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on November 27, 2013, 04:59:25 AM
6D+24-105 @ 105mm, handheld, ISO 5000, f/4, 1/10 second, cropped only to 16:10 aspect and downsized a bit.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Matthew19 on November 27, 2013, 06:19:41 AM
I like the video feature  :) http://www.thefilmpoets.com/projects/alabama-wedding-video/ (http://www.thefilmpoets.com/projects/alabama-wedding-video/)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 27, 2013, 10:13:06 AM
6D+24-105 @ 105mm, handheld, ISO 5000, f/4, 1/10 second, cropped only to 16:10 aspect and downsized a bit.

Nice shot Carl...
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 27, 2013, 10:23:17 AM
My friend as he run on the beach...  ;D
"Run Samson run"

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7382/11081538805_96f02a1bb1_c.jpg)

Strobist stuff... Taken with 2 speedlights, full manual
"Her Offering"

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3681/11081836804_902b644725_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on November 27, 2013, 02:11:54 PM
a few more from jamaica
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on November 28, 2013, 03:01:12 AM
6D+24-105 @ 105mm, handheld, ISO 5000, f/4, 1/10 second, cropped only to 16:10 aspect and downsized a bit.

Nice shot Carl...

Thank you very kindly, Jason!  It was so dark I couldn't see the deer or much else through the finder (or even with my bare eyes) as I was shooting these.  This was one of the better ones.  The AF worked well...of course there were no birthday party children running toward or away from me in this field, and I wasn't in servo mode...didn't have to worry about not having enough AF points, etc...!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on November 28, 2013, 12:01:50 PM
here's another sunset from ricks cafe, jamaica
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 29, 2013, 12:49:58 AM
here's another sunset from ricks cafe, jamaica

Nice party shot!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 29, 2013, 12:51:28 AM
Noon-gazing...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7320/11063625864_f7395b19b8_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 29, 2013, 10:12:34 AM
here's another sunset from ricks cafe, jamaica

Very cool shot, Chuck.  Nicely done!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 29, 2013, 10:13:06 AM
Noon-gazing...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7320/11063625864_f7395b19b8_c.jpg)

Beautiful light, Jason.  Nicely toned, too
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on November 29, 2013, 11:00:51 AM
Noon-gazing...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7320/11063625864_f7395b19b8_c.jpg)

Beautiful light, Jason.  Nicely toned, too

You're back!  :D  Thanks!  Can't wait for the Israel and Italy pics...
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 02, 2013, 08:37:49 AM
Here's one from Israel: 

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5509/11150802755_5aca73ff3c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11150802755)

Tamron 24-70 VC
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on December 02, 2013, 08:46:42 AM
Noon-gazing...


Beautiful shot. Well done Sir.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: matts on December 02, 2013, 06:47:29 PM
Here's one from Israel: 


Nice one, Dustin!



Here is another one for the thread:

Basel, Switzerland - blue hour.




(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3671/11180244016_4415b75d4b_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/107106226@N06/11180244016)



and Grenoble, France - an afternoon in autumn (this is an HDR)

 (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3666/11180242316_3913901845_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/107106226@N06/11180242316)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on December 03, 2013, 02:08:56 AM
Noon-gazing...


Beautiful shot. Well done Sir.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on December 03, 2013, 02:09:34 AM
Here's one from Israel: 


Nice one, Dustin!



Here is another one for the thread:

Basel, Switzerland - blue hour.




(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3671/11180244016_4415b75d4b_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/107106226@N06/11180244016)



and Grenoble, France - an afternoon in autumn (this is an HDR)

 (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3666/11180242316_3913901845_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/107106226@N06/11180242316)

First one is so beautiful.  I like it sir.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 03, 2013, 08:07:11 AM
The carousel shot is fabulous.  Nice work!

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2865/11171631243_163aea5072_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11171631243)

Another shot from Israel.  This one is from Akko (Acre) looking over the old wall into the Med.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on December 04, 2013, 12:05:45 AM
Noon-gazing...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7320/11063625864_f7395b19b8_c.jpg)

Interesting color, Jason!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on December 04, 2013, 04:05:15 AM
The carousel shot is fabulous.  Nice work!

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2865/11171631243_163aea5072_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11171631243)

Another shot from Israel.  This one is from Akko (Acre) looking over the old wall into the Med.

I like this sir.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on December 04, 2013, 04:11:45 AM
Thanks Carl.  Just recently, I've been asked to cover the concert/school graduation of my daughter (though my daughter is just one of the performers).  Here are some shots from it.  Low-light, moving kids, lots of shadows... Still no problem with my 6D.  It's a real high-ISO performer.

"Sayang Malaysia"

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2835/11199576925_df1da20444_c.jpg)

"JaiHo"

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3728/11199712433_e889bcc14b_c.jpg)

"Falling down"

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3687/11199564776_5ace0f16f2_c.jpg)

"Pearly shells"

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5477/11199574456_5631cf938c_c.jpg)



Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: captainkanji on December 04, 2013, 07:52:06 AM
Chicago TARDIS 2013

430exII with Flashbender XL Pro fired with Phottix Odin hand held.  I puts out great light, but it is huge.  It's cumbersome and attracts a lot of attention.

50 1.4, ISO 800, f/2.8, 1/100
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3829/11165868543_ac1b09f60c_c.jpg)

50 1.4, ISO 3200, f/4, 1/125
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3818/11165634354_a354bc20d6_c.jpg)

50 1.4, ISO 800, f/2.8, 1/100
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2816/11165696073_5fb0edb319_c.jpg)

70-200 f/4 USM, ISO 16000, f/4, 1/200 (no flash, cropped a bit in lightroom 4.4, NR at about 25)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7412/11174631673_56360a7067_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on December 04, 2013, 02:33:37 PM
Thanks Carl.  Just recently, I've been asked to cover the concert/school graduation of my daughter (though my daughter is just one of the performers).  Here are some shots from it.  Low-light, moving kids, lots of shadows... Still no problem with my 6D.  It's a real high-ISO performer.

"Sayang Malaysia"

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2835/11199576925_df1da20444_c.jpg)

"JaiHo"

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3728/11199712433_e889bcc14b_c.jpg)

"Falling down"

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3687/11199564776_5ace0f16f2_c.jpg)

"Pearly shells"

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5477/11199574456_5631cf938c_c.jpg)

You're welcome, and indeed it is!  Your colors here are superb, and especially the color balance/ temperature.  Fantastic job!!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: yokaew on December 05, 2013, 07:08:51 AM
Shot for local plays.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 05, 2013, 08:07:08 AM
Thanks Carl.  Just recently, I've been asked to cover the concert/school graduation of my daughter (though my daughter is just one of the performers).  Here are some shots from it.  Low-light, moving kids, lots of shadows... Still no problem with my 6D.  It's a real high-ISO performer.


Nice color in these images.  The 6D works just fine for event work, particularly when paired with a faster focusing lens.

This shot was taken with the 6D/Tamron 24-70 VC combo that I use a LOT while traveling.  Nice thing about the Tamron is that I shot this at 70mm and 1/13th of a second.  I don't fear doing that at all with a static subject.  It's VC is great!  This is a door that caught my eye leaving the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and heading out into the Arab Quarter.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3690/11206221253_482c2421d3_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11206221253)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 05, 2013, 08:07:37 AM
Shot for local plays.

These are both nicely done.  Good mood lighting which suits the subject.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on December 05, 2013, 10:37:51 AM
Thanks Carl and Dustin.  I'm going back to Philippines for the holidays starting next week.  I hope I'll be able to shoot better pictures.  Merry Christmas!   :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: verysimplejason on December 05, 2013, 10:38:48 AM
Thanks Carl.  Just recently, I've been asked to cover the concert/school graduation of my daughter (though my daughter is just one of the performers).  Here are some shots from it.  Low-light, moving kids, lots of shadows... Still no problem with my 6D.  It's a real high-ISO performer.


Nice color in these images.  The 6D works just fine for event work, particularly when paired with a faster focusing lens.

This shot was taken with the 6D/Tamron 24-70 VC combo that I use a LOT while traveling.  Nice thing about the Tamron is that I shot this at 70mm and 1/13th of a second.  I don't fear doing that at all with a static subject.  It's VC is great!  This is a door that caught my eye leaving the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and heading out into the Arab Quarter.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3690/11206221253_482c2421d3_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11206221253)

Nice one sir.  You really got a good eye in finding interesting things.  Keep it up.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 06, 2013, 08:34:58 AM
"Vatican Secrets" - a roped off hall descending into the Vatican...

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5530/11220691435_240473febc_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11220691435)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on December 06, 2013, 09:33:33 AM
"Vatican Secrets" - a roped off hall descending into the Vatican...

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5530/11220691435_240473febc_c.jpg)[/url]

Lovely shot. I really like it. Well done Dustin.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on December 06, 2013, 12:20:33 PM
"Vatican Secrets" - a roped off hall descending into the Vatican...

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5530/11220691435_240473febc_c.jpg)[/url]

Lovely shot. I really like it. Well done Dustin.
+1
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Eldar on December 06, 2013, 12:25:46 PM
"Vatican Secrets" - a roped off hall descending into the Vatican...

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5530/11220691435_240473febc_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11220691435)
Very nice shot indeed. What´s the exif on this image?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 06, 2013, 02:55:28 PM
"Vatican Secrets" - a roped off hall descending into the Vatican...


Very nice shot indeed. What´s the exif on this image?

ISO 200, 40mm, f/3.5, 1/40th.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on December 06, 2013, 02:59:52 PM
Thanks Carl and Dustin.  I'm going back to Philippines for the holidays starting next week.  I hope I'll be able to shoot better pictures.  Merry Christmas!   :)

Merry Christmas to you too!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Eldar on December 06, 2013, 03:30:48 PM
"Vatican Secrets" - a roped off hall descending into the Vatican...


Very nice shot indeed. What´s the exif on this image?

ISO 200, 40mm, f/3.5, 1/40th.
Really?? How can you get that DOF at f/3.5? It´s sharp from front to back.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: BoneDoc on December 06, 2013, 03:57:51 PM
at 40mm, it's probably close to infinity focus.  My guess is that if you pixel peep at 100%, you'll be able to see areas that are just slightly out of focus.

Great capture Justin.  I've been practicing my "zoom" guessing, and my first inclination was 35mm... not bad :p.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 06, 2013, 05:15:57 PM
at 40mm, it's probably close to infinity focus.  My guess is that if you pixel peep at 100%, you'll be able to see areas that are just slightly out of focus.

Great capture Justin.  I've been practicing my "zoom" guessing, and my first inclination was 35mm... not bad :p.

You've pretty much nailed it.  It's all about where you focus.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 07, 2013, 08:25:52 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7432/11236429993_0fc0eaf9c5_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11236429993)

Here's another from Israel.  This is the ancient city of Tiberius by night.  The body of water is the Sea of Galilee, or Lake Kenneret.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: BoneDoc on December 07, 2013, 12:16:56 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7432/11236429993_0fc0eaf9c5_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11236429993)

Here's another from Israel.  This is the ancient city of Tiberius by night.  The body of water is the Sea of Galilee, or Lake Kenneret.

Beautiful
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rogerb on December 07, 2013, 05:40:10 PM
starting the holiday season
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Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on December 07, 2013, 05:42:15 PM
Here's another from Israel.  This is the ancient city of Tiberius by night.  The body of water is the Sea of Galilee, or Lake Kenneret.

Another great shot Dustin. Nicely done.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rogerb on December 07, 2013, 09:36:50 PM
waiting for santa
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: jhcoo on December 07, 2013, 10:04:31 PM
Helping with the lights.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: emag on December 07, 2013, 11:55:24 PM
The weather has been most uncooperative, this is from a timelapse that was shortened by heavy dew.

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: emag on December 07, 2013, 11:57:37 PM
Took a walk by the river this afternoon.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on December 08, 2013, 03:51:16 AM
Lovely pictures emag. What were the settings and lens for the Orion shot? Where did you shoot it from? I liked the river shot too.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 08, 2013, 08:05:43 AM


Here's another from Israel.  This is the ancient city of Tiberius by night.  The body of water is the Sea of Galilee, or Lake Kenneret.

Beautiful
Here's another from Israel.  This is the ancient city of Tiberius by night.  The body of water is the Sea of Galilee, or Lake Kenneret.

Another great shot Dustin. Nicely done.

Thanks, guys.  Here's another - a dawn shot over the Sea of Galilee:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3823/11251190084_e500f37730_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11251190084)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 08, 2013, 08:06:39 AM
Helping with the lights.

Very cute shot!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: emag on December 08, 2013, 12:35:59 PM
.....settings and lens for the Orion shot? Where did you shoot it from?.......

Thanks!  I used the 28-135 @28mm/f5.6, 15 seconds at ISO6400.  Big Lagoon state park in Pensacola, aimed over the intracoastal waterway / Gulf of Mexico.  Wonderful spot in winter, a horrible gnat and mosquito feed in warmer weather.  Had the Tokina 11-16 on my 60D at the same time, pointing east.  That was the last shoot with that lens, it sold on ebay as I was shooting with it that night.  Now I'm waiting for the RokSamBow 14/2.8 to arrive.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: zim on December 08, 2013, 01:29:46 PM
Thanks Carl.  Just recently, I've been asked to cover the concert/school graduation of my daughter (though my daughter is just one of the performers).  Here are some shots from it.  Low-light, moving kids, lots of shadows... Still no problem with my 6D.  It's a real high-ISO performer.

"Sayang Malaysia

Lovely photos, lovely kids, brought a smile to my face good stuff
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: zim on December 08, 2013, 01:36:33 PM
[quote auth or=captainkanji link=topic=11600.msg343062#msg343062 date=1386161526]
Chicago TARDIS 2013

430exII with Flashbender XL Pro fired with Phottix Odin hand held.  I puts out great light, but it is huge.  It's cumbersome and attracts a lot of attention.
[/quote]

Am I the only one that finds the thought of a camera setup attracting attention at a Dr who convension hilarious  ;D
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on December 08, 2013, 04:13:20 PM
Thanks, guys.  Here's another - a dawn shot over the Sea of Galilee:

Very nice shot Dustin. Beautiful light and colors.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: BoneDoc on December 08, 2013, 06:28:23 PM


Here's another from Israel.  This is the ancient city of Tiberius by night.  The body of water is the Sea of Galilee, or Lake Kenneret.

Beautiful
Here's another from Israel.  This is the ancient city of Tiberius by night.  The body of water is the Sea of Galilee, or Lake Kenneret.

Another great shot Dustin. Nicely done.

Thanks, guys.  Here's another - a dawn shot over the Sea of Galilee:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3823/11251190084_e500f37730_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11251190084)

Did you try walking on the water? :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 08, 2013, 08:44:57 PM


Here's another from Israel.  This is the ancient city of Tiberius by night.  The body of water is the Sea of Galilee, or Lake Kenneret.

Beautiful
Here's another from Israel.  This is the ancient city of Tiberius by night.  The body of water is the Sea of Galilee, or Lake Kenneret.

Another great shot Dustin. Nicely done.

Thanks, guys.  Here's another - a dawn shot over the Sea of Galilee:


Did you try walking on the water? :)

Yes, but I'm afraid I was more Peter than Jesus  ;D
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on December 08, 2013, 10:32:19 PM


Here's another from Israel.  This is the ancient city of Tiberius by night.  The body of water is the Sea of Galilee, or Lake Kenneret.

Beautiful
Here's another from Israel.  This is the ancient city of Tiberius by night.  The body of water is the Sea of Galilee, or Lake Kenneret.

Another great shot Dustin. Nicely done.

Thanks, guys.  Here's another - a dawn shot over the Sea of Galilee:


Did you try walking on the water? :)

Yes, but I'm afraid I was more Peter than Jesus  ;D

These might have helped. ;D

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on December 09, 2013, 07:06:40 AM
These might have helped. ;D

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 09, 2013, 09:12:11 AM
These might have helped. ;D

 ;D ;D ;D
That just might have helped.

Here's another - this is from the Roman ruins at Beit She'an in Israel:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7325/11268973974_ef7d43769b_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11268973974)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 10, 2013, 08:53:40 AM
Dome of the Rock - love the fact that the photographer I captured is shooting the opposite direction.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5492/11289847176_d84d9a8153_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11289847176)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on December 10, 2013, 02:54:23 PM
Dome of the Rock - love the fact that the photographer I captured is shooting the opposite direction.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5492/11289847176_d84d9a8153_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11289847176)

Maybe he or she had already gotten their shot of the dome...
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on December 10, 2013, 02:57:01 PM
Dome of the Rock - love the fact that the photographer I captured is shooting the opposite direction.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5492/11289847176_d84d9a8153_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11289847176)

Gorgeous shot...I love it. Well done.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on December 10, 2013, 03:00:41 PM

Gorgeous shot...I love it. Well done.

+1 Lovely shot Dustin.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 10, 2013, 04:59:03 PM
Dome of the Rock - love the fact that the photographer I captured is shooting the opposite direction.


Maybe he or she had already gotten their shot of the dome...

LOL.  That is very possible, but it doesn't make for a very fun story, does it?   ;D
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 10, 2013, 04:59:30 PM

Gorgeous shot...I love it. Well done.

+1 Lovely shot Dustin.

Thanks, guys.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on December 11, 2013, 02:41:13 AM
Dome of the Rock - love the fact that the photographer I captured is shooting the opposite direction.


Maybe he or she had already gotten their shot of the dome...

LOL.  That is very possible, but it doesn't make for a very fun story, does it?   ;D

Depends on the theme of the story I guess, haha.  Didn't you take a shot of the dome at sunset?  If so, let me see that??
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 11, 2013, 08:36:53 AM
This one is of one of the world's oldest synagogues in the town of Capernaum:

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5506/11307538716_8ae5823ffa_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11307538716)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 12, 2013, 08:54:56 AM
ISO 6400 (which is truly nothing on the 6D), shot with only ambient light in a very, very dim olive press room where the donkey was working.  Nazareth, Israel.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5471/11323441334_e4f6e7f6be_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11323441334)

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on December 12, 2013, 10:09:47 AM
Dustin, your pictures are lovely!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Pugshot on December 12, 2013, 12:44:57 PM
As always, Dustin, very well done photos! I particularly like the one of the old synagogue and the one of the donkey. Looks like you had a great trip to Israel and put the 6D to good use. What lens(ses) were you using?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 12, 2013, 02:24:05 PM
Dustin, your pictures are lovely!

That is very kind.  Thank you!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 12, 2013, 04:32:48 PM
As always, Dustin, very well done photos! I particularly like the one of the old synagogue and the one of the donkey. Looks like you had a great trip to Israel and put the 6D to good use. What lens(ses) were you using?

I carried the 6D (obviously) with the Tamron 24-70 VC (that combo used for about 75% of my shots) along with the Canon 70-300L.  I used the tele sparingly, but the donkey photo is one of those shot with it.  I also carried the M with the 22mm f/2 lens mounted on it which I carried into settings where heavier gear wouldn't work.  That is a great alternative when I need small and light (it is actually pocketable in my jacket) but still want good image quality, and I can shoot that focal length (35mm equiv)all day.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Krob78 on December 13, 2013, 01:26:12 AM
ISO 6400 (which is truly nothing on the 6D), shot with only ambient light in a very, very dim olive press room where the donkey was working.  Nazareth, Israel.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5471/11323441334_e4f6e7f6be_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11323441334)

Wow, I love it Dustin.  Great image...
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Krob78 on December 13, 2013, 01:27:32 AM
These might have helped. ;D

 ;D ;D ;D
That just might have helped.

Here's another - this is from the Roman ruins at Beit She'an in Israel:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7325/11268973974_ef7d43769b_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11268973974)

Beautiful!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Krob78 on December 13, 2013, 01:29:34 AM
waiting for santa
Great portrait of your pooch Roger!  :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Krob78 on December 13, 2013, 01:32:17 AM
"Vatican Secrets" - a roped off hall descending into the Vatican...

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5530/11220691435_240473febc_c.jpg)[/url]

Lovely shot. I really like it. Well done Dustin.
+1
NICE!!   :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Matthew19 on December 13, 2013, 04:39:26 AM
This is a framegrab from video. I was a little hesitant that the 6d couldn't achieve that magic look like my 5D ii but it assurd me that the 6d is very capable.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 13, 2013, 09:15:01 AM
This is a framegrab from video. I was a little hesitant that the 6d couldn't achieve that magic look like my 5D ii but it assurd me that the 6d is very capable.

Truthfully, I personally feel that the video thing has been overblown about the 6D.  I have been very pleased with the video I have personally gotten from the 6D, and it is SO much better implemented than on the 5DII I used previously.  I have seen great video from other people as well.  Moire is an issue, but I have personally only seen it one time in my personal use.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 13, 2013, 11:42:59 AM
"Vatican Secrets" - a roped off hall descending into the Vatican...


Lovely shot. I really like it. Well done Dustin.
+1
NICE!!   :)

Thanks for the nice comments.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 14, 2013, 09:05:58 AM
Here's another - this one from the souq in Old City Jerusalem.  The Tamron is a great travel choice, in part because I can shoot shots like this @70mm and 1/15th shutter speed without even worrying for a moment about sharpness.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3669/11352390233_72cf8c7f01_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11352390233)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Sporgon on December 14, 2013, 06:33:30 PM
6D + 24-70 f4 IS.

Shot on the Sussex coast at Adlebrough. A three frame stitch hand held, ISO 320.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on December 14, 2013, 06:45:49 PM
Very nice Sporgon. Well done.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: eml58 on December 14, 2013, 08:42:13 PM
6D + 24-70 f4 IS.

Shot on the Sussex coast at Adlebrough. A three frame stitch hand held, ISO 320.

Agree with Click, Lovely Image, perfect reflection.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 15, 2013, 08:28:07 AM
6D + 24-70 f4 IS.

Shot on the Sussex coast at Adlebrough. A three frame stitch hand held, ISO 320.

Nice image.  I haven't seen much from the 24-70 f/4.  How do you like it?
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 15, 2013, 08:31:35 AM
This is the entrance from the Solomonic period in Tel Megiddo.  They have uncovered 26 layers of human civilization here.  Amazing to walk on stones laid by King Solomon's workers more than 3000 years ago...and the history in Megido goes back much earlier!

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3732/11366851844_2e09e2d8e1_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11366851844)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Sporgon on December 15, 2013, 01:19:59 PM
6D + 24-70 f4 IS.

Shot on the Sussex coast at Adlebrough. A three frame stitch hand held, ISO 320.

Nice image.  I haven't seen much from the 24-70 f/4.  How do you like it?

Many thanks Click, Edward and Dustin.

The only thing that makes the 24-70 IS difficult to assess is the cheaper price and even cheaper availability of the 24-105. The 24-70 IS is the better lens, especially mid frame and in the corners; it is really prime quality most of the way, whereas when you take the average of the 24-105 across the frame it lags behind the primes. The lens is very compact, in practice significantly shorter than the 24-105, and the manual focus quality is a little better. The IS is meant to be more effective but I haven't enough evidence to come to a decision yet.

Reviewers of the lens have stated it is not as good at 50mm. We haven't found this.

In summary I would say if you want prime quality in a zoom but also need IS get the 24-70 f4L IS.

Here's a picture of the pool at Flatford Mill and 'Willie Lott's cottage made famous throughout the world by the most famous of English landscape artists John Constable with his "The Haywain" oil painting finished in 1821. Now owned by The National Trust the area has been preserved pretty well since then, but the pool is deeper now because the Eastern part of England has sunk one foot lower over the last two hundred years !

Shot with the 6D and 24-70 f4L IS @ 50mm. I'll put an example of this lens at 50mm @ 100% in the 24-70 IS image gallery.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 15, 2013, 04:04:50 PM
6D + 24-70 f4 IS.

Shot on the Sussex coast at Adlebrough. A three frame stitch hand held, ISO 320.

Nice image.  I haven't seen much from the 24-70 f/4.  How do you like it?

Many thanks Click, Edward and Dustin.

The only thing that makes the 24-70 IS difficult to assess is the cheaper price and even cheaper availability of the 24-105. The 24-70 IS is the better lens, especially mid frame and in the corners; it is really prime quality most of the way, whereas when you take the average of the 24-105 across the frame it lags behind the primes. The lens is very compact, in practice significantly shorter than the 24-105, and the manual focus quality is a little better. The IS is meant to be more effective but I haven't enough evidence to come to a decision yet.

Reviewers of the lens have stated it is not as good at 50mm. We haven't found this.

In summary I would say if you want prime quality in a zoom but also need IS get the 24-70 f4L IS.

Here's a picture of the pool at Flatford Mill and 'Willie Lott's cottage made famous throughout the world by the most famous of English landscape artists John Constable with his "The Haywain" oil painting finished in 1821. Now owned by The National Trust the area has been preserved pretty well since then, but the pool is deeper now because the Eastern part of England has sunk one foot lower over the last two hundred years !

Shot with the 6D and 24-70 f4L IS @ 50mm. I'll put an example of this lens at 50mm @ 100% in the 24-70 IS image gallery.

The color here is really, really nice!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 16, 2013, 09:12:27 AM
The Dead Sea - the mountains on the far shore are in Jordan.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7320/11383196263_30919643eb_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11383196263)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on December 16, 2013, 09:24:35 AM
Lovely. Well done Dustin.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: jerome2710 on December 16, 2013, 10:20:00 AM
From my trip through Florida earlier this year.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5515/11403634583_6a7cfa4052_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on December 16, 2013, 10:26:31 AM
Very nice shot jerome2710.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 16, 2013, 10:41:51 AM
From my trip through Florida earlier this year.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5515/11403634583_6a7cfa4052_b.jpg)

Nicely done!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on December 16, 2013, 03:59:21 PM
6D + 24-70 f4 IS.

Shot on the Sussex coast at Adlebrough. A three frame stitch hand held, ISO 320.

Nice image.  I haven't seen much from the 24-70 f/4.  How do you like it?

Many thanks Click, Edward and Dustin.

The only thing that makes the 24-70 IS difficult to assess is the cheaper price and even cheaper availability of the 24-105. The 24-70 IS is the better lens, especially mid frame and in the corners; it is really prime quality most of the way, whereas when you take the average of the 24-105 across the frame it lags behind the primes. The lens is very compact, in practice significantly shorter than the 24-105, and the manual focus quality is a little better. The IS is meant to be more effective but I haven't enough evidence to come to a decision yet.

Reviewers of the lens have stated it is not as good at 50mm. We haven't found this.

In summary I would say if you want prime quality in a zoom but also need IS get the 24-70 f4L IS.

Here's a picture of the pool at Flatford Mill and 'Willie Lott's cottage made famous throughout the world by the most famous of English landscape artists John Constable with his "The Haywain" oil painting finished in 1821. Now owned by The National Trust the area has been preserved pretty well since then, but the pool is deeper now because the Eastern part of England has sunk one foot lower over the last two hundred years !

Shot with the 6D and 24-70 f4L IS @ 50mm. I'll put an example of this lens at 50mm @ 100% in the 24-70 IS image gallery.

Nice shot and I like the wide horizontal aspect!  However, such a small sample does not do anything to prove the 24-70 f/4 is better than the 24-105.  I know it's probably technically better as you say, but it also has less zoom range, and costs more.  I love being able to zoom from 24-105...For similar money, most people would probably by the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8, it has stabilization also...and is the only f/2.8 full frame wide zoom that currently has it.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Sporgon on December 16, 2013, 05:31:23 PM
6D + 24-70 f4 IS.

Shot on the Sussex coast at Adlebrough. A three frame stitch hand held, ISO 320.

Nice image.  I haven't seen much from the 24-70 f/4.  How do you like it?

Many thanks Click, Edward and Dustin.

The only thing that makes the 24-70 IS difficult to assess is the cheaper price and even cheaper availability of the 24-105. The 24-70 IS is the better lens, especially mid frame and in the corners; it is really prime quality most of the way, whereas when you take the average of the 24-105 across the frame it lags behind the primes. The lens is very compact, in practice significantly shorter than the 24-105, and the manual focus quality is a little better. The IS is meant to be more effective but I haven't enough evidence to come to a decision yet.

Reviewers of the lens have stated it is not as good at 50mm. We haven't found this.

In summary I would say if you want prime quality in a zoom but also need IS get the 24-70 f4L IS.

Here's a picture of the pool at Flatford Mill and 'Willie Lott's cottage made famous throughout the world by the most famous of English landscape artists John Constable with his "The Haywain" oil painting finished in 1821. Now owned by The National Trust the area has been preserved pretty well since then, but the pool is deeper now because the Eastern part of England has sunk one foot lower over the last two hundred years !

Shot with the 6D and 24-70 f4L IS @ 50mm. I'll put an example of this lens at 50mm @ 100% in the 24-70 IS image gallery.

Nice shot and I like the wide horizontal aspect!  However, such a small sample does not do anything to prove the 24-70 f/4 is better than the 24-105.  I know it's probably technically better as you say, but it also has less zoom range, and costs more.  I love being able to zoom from 24-105...For similar money, most people would probably by the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8, it has stabilization also...and is the only f/2.8 full frame wide zoom that currently has it.

Thanks Dustin , Carl. We were lucky with the light. I'm sure Constable would have approved.

Carl, you are quite right. No picture on here would show any difference between any lenses in sharpness, unless showing 100% crops. I will put one on the 24-70 IS gallery. The Hay Wain picture is a four frame stitch, hence the format. When we are stitching in this way I can assure you there would be absolutely no difference between the 24-105 and the  24-70 IS in the end result. In fact when used in this way the 24-105 is as good as anything.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: tat3406 on December 17, 2013, 12:29:28 AM
6D + 24-70 f4 IS.

Shot on the Sussex coast at Adlebrough. A three frame stitch hand held, ISO 320.

Nice image.  I haven't seen much from the 24-70 f/4.  How do you like it?

Many thanks Click, Edward and Dustin.

The only thing that makes the 24-70 IS difficult to assess is the cheaper price and even cheaper availability of the 24-105. The 24-70 IS is the better lens, especially mid frame and in the corners; it is really prime quality most of the way, whereas when you take the average of the 24-105 across the frame it lags behind the primes. The lens is very compact, in practice significantly shorter than the 24-105, and the manual focus quality is a little better. The IS is meant to be more effective but I haven't enough evidence to come to a decision yet.

Reviewers of the lens have stated it is not as good at 50mm. We haven't found this.

In summary I would say if you want prime quality in a zoom but also need IS get the 24-70 f4L IS.

Here's a picture of the pool at Flatford Mill and 'Willie Lott's cottage made famous throughout the world by the most famous of English landscape artists John Constable with his "The Haywain" oil painting finished in 1821. Now owned by The National Trust the area has been preserved pretty well since then, but the pool is deeper now because the Eastern part of England has sunk one foot lower over the last two hundred years !

Shot with the 6D and 24-70 f4L IS @ 50mm. I'll put an example of this lens at 50mm @ 100% in the 24-70 IS image gallery.

Nice shot and I like the wide horizontal aspect!  However, such a small sample does not do anything to prove the 24-70 f/4 is better than the 24-105.  I know it's probably technically better as you say, but it also has less zoom range, and costs more.  I love being able to zoom from 24-105...For similar money, most people would probably by the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8, it has stabilization also...and is the only f/2.8 full frame wide zoom that currently has it.

Thanks Dustin , Carl. We were lucky with the light. I'm sure Constable would have approved.

Carl, you are quite right. No picture on here would show any difference between any lenses in sharpness, unless showing 100% crops. I will put one on the 24-70 IS gallery. The Hay Wain picture is a four frame stitch, hence the format. When we are stitching in this way I can assure you there would be absolutely no difference between the 24-105 and the  24-70 IS in the end result. In fact when used in this way the 24-105 is as good as anything.

I have the 6D+24-70 F4 IS combo and post some sample on 24-70 F4 IS thread. The main reason I choose 24-70F4 is the Macro mode up to 1:0.7x. The image quality is near to the prime I have 40pancake and 100L. With this zoom lens, I no need to bring my 100L all the time.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: jerome2710 on December 17, 2013, 04:35:52 AM
Very nice shot jerome2710.
Nicely done!
Thank you both!

Here's another one.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2848/10166839353_c6420e835d_b.jpg)

Any tips and/or criticisms are always welcome!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 17, 2013, 09:21:32 AM
This is one of the many beautiful blossoms in the Galilee region of Northern Israel:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3712/11402312776_b31e952eba_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11402312776)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on December 18, 2013, 03:54:56 AM
6D + 24-70 f4 IS.

Shot on the Sussex coast at Adlebrough. A three frame stitch hand held, ISO 320.

Nice image.  I haven't seen much from the 24-70 f/4.  How do you like it?

Many thanks Click, Edward and Dustin.

The only thing that makes the 24-70 IS difficult to assess is the cheaper price and even cheaper availability of the 24-105. The 24-70 IS is the better lens, especially mid frame and in the corners; it is really prime quality most of the way, whereas when you take the average of the 24-105 across the frame it lags behind the primes. The lens is very compact, in practice significantly shorter than the 24-105, and the manual focus quality is a little better. The IS is meant to be more effective but I haven't enough evidence to come to a decision yet.

Reviewers of the lens have stated it is not as good at 50mm. We haven't found this.

In summary I would say if you want prime quality in a zoom but also need IS get the 24-70 f4L IS.

Here's a picture of the pool at Flatford Mill and 'Willie Lott's cottage made famous throughout the world by the most famous of English landscape artists John Constable with his "The Haywain" oil painting finished in 1821. Now owned by The National Trust the area has been preserved pretty well since then, but the pool is deeper now because the Eastern part of England has sunk one foot lower over the last two hundred years !

Shot with the 6D and 24-70 f4L IS @ 50mm. I'll put an example of this lens at 50mm @ 100% in the 24-70 IS image gallery.

Nice shot and I like the wide horizontal aspect!  However, such a small sample does not do anything to prove the 24-70 f/4 is better than the 24-105.  I know it's probably technically better as you say, but it also has less zoom range, and costs more.  I love being able to zoom from 24-105...For similar money, most people would probably by the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8, it has stabilization also...and is the only f/2.8 full frame wide zoom that currently has it.

Thanks Dustin , Carl. We were lucky with the light. I'm sure Constable would have approved.

Carl, you are quite right. No picture on here would show any difference between any lenses in sharpness, unless showing 100% crops. I will put one on the 24-70 IS gallery. The Hay Wain picture is a four frame stitch, hence the format. When we are stitching in this way I can assure you there would be absolutely no difference between the 24-105 and the  24-70 IS in the end result. In fact when used in this way the 24-105 is as good as anything.

Oh I was talking about the "willie lotts cottage".  I didn't notice a wide pano shot.  Not all the images load in my browser sometimes.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on December 18, 2013, 03:57:09 AM
Very nice shot jerome2710.
Nicely done!
Thank you both!

Here's another one.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2848/10166839353_c6420e835d_b.jpg)

Any tips and/or criticisms are always welcome!

I like this, but are they a wild species in Florida? 
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 18, 2013, 09:01:33 AM
Here's another Narrow DOF shot - this one in library under Wilson's Arch next to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.  These are Jewish sacred texts:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3741/11418782676_a58b30d225_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11418782676)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Sporgon on December 18, 2013, 09:27:45 AM
Here's another Narrow DOF shot - this one in library under Wilson's Arch next to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.  These are Jewish sacred texts:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3741/11418782676_a58b30d225_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11418782676)

These pictures from The Holy Land have all been beautiful and fascinating Dustin. It seems like you are having an amazing visit. I agree in the marvel of thousands of years worth of layers in civilisations, especially as you are standing where the birth of christianity took place.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Sporgon on December 18, 2013, 11:17:41 AM
Oh I was talking about the "willie lotts cottage".  I didn't notice a wide pano shot.  Not all the images load in my browser sometimes.

Sorry I meant Willie Lott's Cottage. I keep referring to it as the 'Hay Wain' as that was Constables most famous picture when he painted horses and cart ( Hay Wain ) in it.

The picture is a four frame panoramic with overlap, so effectively shot on a larger format than most DMF; it's 36 x 75 mm @ 60 mp, whereas say a Pentax 645D is (about) 30 x 44 mm @ 40mp. So it is a very wide angle shot but looks natural because of the way we have done it. To shoot this on a single frame with FF you would have to use a 20mm lens and crop out the top and bottom to give the 2x1 aspect ratio. I've attached it again so how it doesn't look like a 20mm shot.

By using the FF to create a larger format we gain nearly all the benefits of the MF; resolution, tonality, colour depth etc. I'm not sure if we gain in DR due to lower enlargement, I don't think we do.

The drawback is that it is a pain in the a**e to do compared with a single frame.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on December 19, 2013, 01:10:53 AM
Oh I was talking about the "willie lotts cottage".  I didn't notice a wide pano shot.  Not all the images load in my browser sometimes.

Sorry I meant Willie Lott's Cottage. I keep referring to it as the 'Hay Wain' as that was Constables most famous picture when he painted horses and cart ( Hay Wain ) in it.

The picture is a four frame panoramic with overlap, so effectively shot on a larger format than most DMF; it's 36 x 75 mm @ 60 mp, whereas say a Pentax 645D is (about) 30 x 44 mm @ 40mp. So it is a very wide angle shot but looks natural because of the way we have done it. To shoot this on a single frame with FF you would have to use a 20mm lens and crop out the top and bottom to give the 2x1 aspect ratio. I've attached it again so how it doesn't look like a 20mm shot.

By using the FF to create a larger format we gain nearly all the benefits of the MF; resolution, tonality, colour depth etc. I'm not sure if we gain in DR due to lower enlargement, I don't think we do.

The drawback is that it is a pain in the a**e to do compared with a single frame.

It's nice work, no doubt about it!  The reason it's a pain in the butt to do, is because technically, it's not a larger format...it's several images that are panned, and stitched...as you know.

I recently scanned and edited one of my Mom's old 120 film negatives, and it was about 60mm x 90mm!  However, the resolution was not all that high.  We scanned it at 2400 dpi, and still this was finer resolution than what was actually on the negative.  The optics may have been partly to blame...also the negative was shot in 1979, and appeared to have been processed incorrectly, besides being faded over time.  I spent quite a few hours editing it; there were probably a couple of hundred different adjustment brushes alone, besides other effects.  The end result was far inferior to what my 6D and modern lenses can do.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: jerome2710 on December 19, 2013, 06:05:29 AM
I like this, but are they a wild species in Florida?

I must admin that I'm not an wildlife/animal expert, but I thought it was just an green iguana?

And indeed, it was spotted wild in the Key West.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: tat3406 on December 19, 2013, 08:06:01 PM
with 24-70F4
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7376/11451920016_f126d36744_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tat3406/11451920016/)
cute little girl (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tat3406/11451920016/#) by kopi3406 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tat3406/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 20, 2013, 09:07:47 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7325/11450380893_85d6bda4ae_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11450380893/)
The Big Freeze (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11450380893/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Shot in -25 to -30C temperatures, but a gorgeous morning nonetheless.  6D + Rokinon 14mm
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on December 20, 2013, 09:09:42 AM
Beautiful light Dustin. Lovely.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on December 20, 2013, 12:17:42 PM
faces of jamaica
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on December 20, 2013, 02:53:43 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7325/11450380893_85d6bda4ae_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11450380893/)
The Big Freeze (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11450380893/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Shot in -25 to -30C temperatures, but a gorgeous morning nonetheless.  6D + Rokinon 14mm

Fantastic photo. I love it! :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 20, 2013, 03:01:02 PM
faces of jamaica

Cool series, Chuck
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 20, 2013, 03:02:45 PM



Shot in -25 to -30C temperatures, but a gorgeous morning nonetheless.  6D + Rokinon 14mm

Fantastic photo. I love it! :)
Beautiful light Dustin. Lovely.

Thanks, guys.  This one has had a lot of run in the three places I've shared it.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 21, 2013, 09:21:14 AM
Here's another one I took out on the ice:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3672/11464704335_1f84fd0b85_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11464704335)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: rpt on December 22, 2013, 12:56:10 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7325/11450380893_85d6bda4ae_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11450380893/)
The Big Freeze (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11450380893/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Shot in -25 to -30C temperatures, but a gorgeous morning nonetheless.  6D + Rokinon 14mm

Fantastic photo. I love it! :)
Wow! I mean WOW! Fantastic shot!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 22, 2013, 10:18:22 AM
Here's another winter scene taken with the 6D/Rokinon 14mm combo:

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5507/11479520743_6d6534e1d2_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11479520743/)
Winterflare (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11479520743/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: jreach11 on December 23, 2013, 07:24:01 PM
Fishing shot from Mississippi - liked the fall colors and reflections
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: jreach11 on December 23, 2013, 07:50:33 PM
One more fishing shot
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on December 23, 2013, 07:52:24 PM
Beautiful reflections. Well done jreach11.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on December 26, 2013, 03:07:54 PM
One more fishing shot

Nice blue saturation without quite overdoing it.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on December 26, 2013, 04:20:43 PM
Fishing shot from Mississippi - liked the fall colors and reflections

So Gorgeous! Love the colors and the reflections.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 27, 2013, 08:51:19 AM
Here's a Christmas themed nightscape (and yes, the Bethlehem Star was added in post):

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3671/11531037995_b43e4cda30_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11531037995/)
One Silent Night (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11531037995/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Click on December 27, 2013, 09:09:08 AM
It's beautiful !   Well done Dustin.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: chilakamarthi on December 27, 2013, 12:48:55 PM
My first 6D image. Per Dustin suggestion, was waiting for 6D and finally pulled the trigger and got it for $1800 (6D + 24-105). Moving from Xti to 6D and looking at the quality of pics, I am super exited.

Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on December 27, 2013, 01:37:08 PM
My first 6D image. Per Dustin suggestion, was waiting for 6D and finally pulled the trigger and got it for $1800 (6D + 24-105). Moving from Xti to 6D and looking at the quality of pics, I am super exited.

Glad you got it for a good price.  Was that $1800 including the lens?  Because that's unheard of...Amazon currently has the combo for $2048, which is the lowest I have seen for them.  Wish I could have gotten it for that price, but then I would have missed out on 9 or 10 months of shooting with it.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 27, 2013, 02:58:30 PM
My first 6D image. Per Dustin suggestion, was waiting for 6D and finally pulled the trigger and got it for $1800 (6D + 24-105). Moving from Xti to 6D and looking at the quality of pics, I am super exited.

Good for you.  I'm really glad you are enjoying the camera and got such a good price.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: serendipidy on December 27, 2013, 04:06:19 PM
It's beautiful !   Well done Dustin.

+1000...Magnificent! :)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 27, 2013, 04:14:00 PM
It's beautiful !   Well done Dustin.

+1000...Magnificent! :)

Many thanks to you both!
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: Sporgon on December 27, 2013, 05:57:01 PM
Boats moored on the River Alde, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England.

Shot with the 6D and 24-70 f4L IS @50mm. A four frame panoramic.

The IQ from the 6D is really first class and the high ISO capability is incredible. However I find the soft click stops of the two command wheels annoying. They are so soft that when working under pressure I can't feel them. I'm sure it has been done to differentiate between this camera and the 5DIII and 1Dx.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: PTT on December 27, 2013, 06:02:31 PM
Scarlet Macaw, Disney's Animal Kingdom
(6D, 24-105 @ 1/125, f8, ISO800,105,  about 1:1 crop)
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: tolusina on December 27, 2013, 06:07:37 PM
Many thanks to you both!
And here's another Thanks to you Mr. Dustin Abbot!
I'd say that about 98% of what I've seen you post here has left me in awe, almost speechless. I think you have a very impressive body of work, I'm always pleased to see a fresh post of yours.
 
I did step up to a 6D late last summer, what a delightful piece of gear to own.
While I have a few issues with it's ergonomics, I have absolutely no issues at all with the image quality it produces.
Part of my purchase decision was influenced by your posts and your review.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: chilakamarthi on December 27, 2013, 06:20:32 PM
My first 6D image. Per Dustin suggestion, was waiting for 6D and finally pulled the trigger and got it for $1800 (6D + 24-105). Moving from Xti to 6D and looking at the quality of pics, I am super exited.

Glad you got it for a good price.  Was that $1800 including the lens?  Because that's unheard of...Amazon currently has the combo for $2048, which is the lowest I have seen for them.  Wish I could have gotten it for that price, but then I would have missed out on 9 or 10 months of shooting with it.


Its from Adorama when the deal was for $2480 with $300 MIR and Pro-1 Printer. I could sell the printer for $380 and got MIR (I should appreciate Canon for processing MIR very fast. Got it in 25 days. ).
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on December 27, 2013, 08:06:01 PM
My first 6D image. Per Dustin suggestion, was waiting for 6D and finally pulled the trigger and got it for $1800 (6D + 24-105). Moving from Xti to 6D and looking at the quality of pics, I am super exited.

Glad you got it for a good price.  Was that $1800 including the lens?  Because that's unheard of...Amazon currently has the combo for $2048, which is the lowest I have seen for them.  Wish I could have gotten it for that price, but then I would have missed out on 9 or 10 months of shooting with it.


Its from Adorama when the deal was for $2480 with $300 MIR and Pro-1 Printer. I could sell the printer for $380 and got MIR (I should appreciate Canon for processing MIR very fast. Got it in 25 days. ).

I see.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: CarlTN on December 27, 2013, 08:06:38 PM
Scarlet Macaw, Disney's Animal Kingdom
(6D, 24-105 @ 1/125, f8, ISO800,105,  about 1:1 crop)

Nice shot...
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 28, 2013, 09:31:52 AM
Many thanks to you both!
And here's another Thanks to you Mr. Dustin Abbot!
I'd say that about 98% of what I've seen you post here has left me in awe, almost speechless. I think you have a very impressive body of work, I'm always pleased to see a fresh post of yours.
 
I did step up to a 6D late last summer, what a delightful piece of gear to own.
While I have a few issues with it's ergonomics, I have absolutely no issues at all with the image quality it produces.
Part of my purchase decision was influenced by your posts and your review.

That is a very kind compliment.  I'll try to work on the other 2%  ;D

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7317/11583689205_f1e9293d43_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11583689205/)
In the Stillness of Winter (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/11583689205/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

6D + Rokinon 14mm.  One exposure for sky, one for foreground.  Handblended.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 28, 2013, 09:32:51 AM
Boats moored on the River Alde, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England.

Shot with the 6D and 24-70 f4L IS @50mm. A four frame panoramic.

The IQ from the 6D is really first class and the high ISO capability is incredible. However I find the soft click stops of the two command wheels annoying. They are so soft that when working under pressure I can't feel them. I'm sure it has been done to differentiate between this camera and the 5DIII and 1Dx.

It's a lovely image.  You are absolutely right about some of the petty things done (deliberately) to cripple what would otherwise by a first class camera.
Title: Re: Anything shot with a 6D
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 28, 2013, 09:33:15 AM