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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 6D Auto-Exposures are ALL OVER the Place?!?
« on: September 24, 2013, 02:16:19 PM »
I took advantage of the 6D package deal on B&H a few months ago, and have since moved the 6D into regular rotation as my primary backup/second body.  This was a position that was held by my 7D (now since sold) for three years, and it did a very good job at auto-exposing in the shutter/aperture priority modes.  However, I'm finding that the 6D is INCREDIBLY inconsistent in these modes, giving me images that vary +/- 2 stops or so, even in the vary same scene/composition!!  I can also see the metering indicator bouncing ALL OVER the meter between exposure checks, even without moving the camera or recomposing!!  WTF??

As a result, this requires a ton of extra tweaking time in post to get images to look right, and limits my ability to bulk-sync settings, since each image is always different from the next.  I've since resorted to using my 6D in manual mode only, but it kind of defeats the purpose of having a second body to grab and shoot with in certain instances when I just need a quick shot.  Basically, the aperture/shutter priority modes are completely unreliable.  This approach has me rethinking the versatility of the 6D in the field, especially since my 5D3 and 7D never experienced such irregularities between shots in these modes.

Has anyone else experienced this issue?  Will a trip to Canon Irvine solve it, or is this common across the body?  Is Canon aware of it, and is a firmware update planned?

I love the quality of the 6D images - when it works.  But spending needless hours to compensate for wonky exposures is quickly becoming infuriating.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D Under-Exposing?
« on: August 14, 2013, 12:27:29 PM »
FWIW, I found the 6D to underexpose a significant amount compared to 5D2 and 50D. That was part of the reason it got sent back in favor of a 5D3. Of course jmo, ymmv, etc...

I know this is an old thread, but...

I just ran my 6D through the paces this past weekend on a few event gigs, and found (with identical settings to my 5D3) that it indeed underexposes... by quite a bit!  To get things in line, I had to run my exposure compensation between +1 and +1.6 EV.  This gave me results that were consistent with my 5D3.

Is there any update on this from Canon?  Firmware update, etc.?

I find it curious that this is appearing to be a repeatable issue out there amongst 6D users.

Just got my $400 rebate card back from Canon, and I have to say that is the fastest rebate turnaround time EVER!  I ordered the 6D package from BandH on July 9, mailed the rebate forms on July 16, and just got the $400 prepaid Visa card in the mail today (August 5).  That's under three weeks total!

And with the rebate in hand, the printer and 24-105 lens already sold, that puts my total out-of-pocket on the 6D body at $1,093.  Wootsy!


Software & Accessories / Re: Name This Photo Editing Software
« on: July 28, 2013, 01:09:39 PM »
Kick ass!  Thanks for the info!!

Software & Accessories / Re: Name This Photo Editing Software
« on: July 27, 2013, 12:52:42 PM »
C1 Pro, also now known as Capture One Pro. It comes with Phase One digital medium format backs.

That's interesting! Especially since he's shooting Canon bodies and lenses.  Do they sell that software separately?  Do they have a demo?

Software & Accessories / Name This Photo Editing Software
« on: July 26, 2013, 11:42:31 PM »
While watching the behind-the-scenes of Jenny McCarthy's Playboy shoot, I was a little stumped by the software suite they were using on location.  It's certainly not Lightroom, and I'm not familiar with Aperture... does anyone know what this software is? 

censored to be work safe - click for fullsize

I'm sure curious as to what they are using.

EOS Bodies / Re: 'Revolutionary' Dual Pixel AF Explained
« on: July 26, 2013, 02:01:40 PM »
I think the Dual Pixel AF is indeed revolutionary, and posted up my opinions on this a couple of weeks ago when the 70D was launched.

On a side note, it's nice to see Canon back at innovating new technology and pushing the industry forward.  I was a little worried after the 5D3-vs.-d800 forum angst last year, but clearly Canon is responding.  Next up... the 75mp body everyone's itching to see!

Thanks, Canon, for getting back on track!

EOS Bodies / Re: A Canon 44.7MP DSLR at the End of August? [CR1]
« on: July 25, 2013, 12:27:41 PM »

Would be a big coup for PhotographyBay on the rumor front if it pans out to be true.

EOS Bodies / Re: How good is 70D AF system compared to 50D?
« on: July 13, 2013, 04:23:32 PM »
The 7Dmkii will likely be out of my price range.. But if the 70D has the same sensor as original 7D I assume it'll still be really good

I think the 70D will have a better sensor than the 7D, at least based on the specs:

  • 18MP
  • 100-6400 ISO (standard)
  • 12,800 ISO (expanded)
  • WiFi: NO
  • 3" fixed screen
  • 920,000 dot LCD
  • 8 fps burst

  • 20.2MP
  • 100-12800 ISO (standard)
  • 25,600 ISO (expanded)
  • WiFi: BUILT IN
  • 3" fixed screen
  • 1,040,000 dot LCD
  • 7 fps burst

Based on these specs, I think your 70D is a better by.  And not wanting to start a holy war, I will say that I've never been impressed with the 7D (you can look back to some of my first posts here on this forum), and truly believe it is a lemon

I'm one of the few (probably <5% of users) who never got a sharp photo from a 7D; and started hating photography because of it.  Yes, I'm a pixel-peeper, and yes, I'm an OCD photographer.  I want my images to be tacky sharp.  So maybe I'm not a fair example of the average 7D shooter.

But in my limited experience with only three 7D bodies, each one failed me with its poor AF.  Pretty much every shot I got from a 7D body resembled the infamous Darwin Wiggett "melted-hay" photos at 100% view.  After months of swapping bodies with Canon Irvine, I finally parted ways with my 7D.  Since that moment I felt as if the heavens opened, and I became a sane photographer once again!  :P

However, I am excited about the prospects of a 7D MKII based on recent rumors posted here on CR, and anxiously await its announcement.  I'm sure any AF issues have been resolved in the 4 years since the original 7D launched. 

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 6D Body $1499 or $1589
« on: July 13, 2013, 04:08:05 PM »
For you deal diehards, don't forget the crazy package on BHphoto linked from the CR homepage...

$2,599 which drops to $2,399 when you add to cart and checkout.  With a $400 mail-in rebate, that's only $1999 out of pocket (so long as you are diligent and submit the rebate).

If you are crafty, you can unload the 24-105mm lens and the Pro-100 printer for about $850-$900 combined.  That gives you a 6D body at around $1,099-$1,149 out of pocket, with a 16GB SD card to boot.

My package arrives Monday; I'll let everyone know how the resale of the printer and lens goes. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: July 09, 2013, 06:52:46 PM »
I'm curious about the 2 "pro" bodies - one of will be the high megapixel camera but the other will be?.....

Yes, interesting.  Some sort of advanced mirrorless option?  FF Foveon?  An RX1-like camera?

Did some one say FOVEON???


nom.   :P

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 09, 2013, 01:44:27 PM »
Actually, I just don't understand all of the projecting that takes place on these forums.   I state my opinion that I think the current EOS-M is a bad buy...

At a guess, I'd say it was because the word you used was 'silly'...being called silly (and yes, I know that's not what you stated, but that's a natural interpretation) tends to piss people off.

Seriously?  I mean... REALLY?

I think a LOT of things are silly purchases.  But now you want me to temper an opinion because you're essentially saying the entire photography community is thin-skinned, can't handle dissent, and has poor (or absolutely zero) anger management skills?

That's quite an assessment!!!

"Piss people off"????  Is this the 4th grade?  Where am I?????????????

I'm just completely baffled by your post.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 08, 2013, 02:38:37 PM »
The dual-pixel AF system launched on the 70D single-handedly restructured Canon's line that is based around Live-View focusing.  And, in case you are unaware, the EOS-M line is the only one based around Live-View focusing.

You're using the past tense.  I do not think the restructuring you think has happened has actually happened.  In fact, if you read the rumor that 'dropped just hours after a fire sale' you'll see that, according to that rumor, Canon intends to release another M camera before dual pixel CMOS 'restructures' anything about the M series. 

And, in case you are unaware, the EOS-M line is the only one based around Live-View focusing.

So apparently, you are unaware of the PowerShot G1 X, not to mention the other PowerShots with CMOS sensors.

I'm also unaware of my stinky feet... but my girlfriend continues to complain about them.  :P

Actually, I just don't understand all of the projecting that takes place on these forums.  I state my opinion that I think the current EOS-M is a bad buy, and you'd think I just insulted some one's mother... at her funeral.

Why does everyone care so much about what others think of how they choose to spend their money?

I still think the EOS-M is a bad buy.  And no amount of sarcastic responses, or jabs at my knowledge of the word "obsolete" will change that fact.  Cripes.  Take the camera out and have fun... really... WHO CARES????????

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 08, 2013, 12:17:51 PM »

In my opinion the EOS-M is not worthy of its price tag due to its poor AF, even at $299.  Opinions vary.  And people can buy in to first generation gear; it's their money - their choice.  They know the risks going in.  And when there's a fire sale, it's pretty telling that the new technology (ie, dual-pixel AF) just made the previous generation obsolete.

You are spot on.  I picked up my M last night and realised that it didn't have dual pixel AF.  I cried.  I gave it a viking burial.  I think my 7D and 600D are going to get it next. 

Obsolete is in the dictionary.  Look it up.

Are you being cute?  I can't tell.

Obsolete:  Out of date.  No longer current.

The dual-pixel AF system launched on the 70D single-handedly restructured Canon's line that is based around Live-View focusing.  And, in case you are unaware, the EOS-M line is the only one based around Live-View focusing.

Do you really not find it curious that there's a $299 fire sale on the EOS-M, and then hours later rumors drop of a replacement in the works? 

You may want to look up naive... it's in the dictionary too. 


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