« on: November 12, 2013, 10:52:46 PM »
Will the 6D require somewhat more skill and planning to get the shots you want compared to a 5D MKIII? Yes.
You're talking of focus & recompose skill with thin dof, I guess?
One thing I'm experiencing with my 100L and the 6D and I have "learned" to circumvent by taking more frames is that the 6D sometimes produces actual af misses, i.e. the focus is completely elsewhere even though the camera did an af confirm (red dot) - I practically never experience this with my 6d af, though the 60d more often has "micro misses" while the 6d is either spot-on or lost in the woods.
I've been testing a refurb 6d for a week now. The AF is abominable. AF misses plenty. This is both after focal calibration - twice - and tuning by hand.
I'm now deciding whether to keep the body and get it repaired, or to return it entirely. Still not sure what to do.
Lastly, I'm pretty disappointed at the 6ds sharpness. Images - when accurate- are pretty soft out of camera. Not one image has any of the clarity from my t2i files. I'm not so sure it's the AF entirely, as I've been viewing raw files from around the net and they all show the same soft, oily looking effects.
Perhaps you could look in the 6D Gallery, lots of lovely in focus pictures...either you have a bad copy, bad lens or user error!!
I'm sure the AF problems are working for some out there...but for me it's been a week of WTFs. I always love when canon snds equipment that they barely check...it's happened to me many times before. You don't want to endure what I did with a 7d.
Good lenses, good user, so it's the body. I'll decide by morning, after reviewing some more unprocessed raw files. I'm leaning to send it back.