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Just ordered a 6D...
« on: November 30, 2012, 03:08:55 PM »
Just ordered a 6D from B&H (using our host's link), will post my findings as to IQ, AF, etc as soon as it shows up...
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Just ordered a 6D...
« on: November 30, 2012, 03:08:55 PM »

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Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2012, 03:25:05 PM »
I also just ordered it.

Are they going to ship it today?

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Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2012, 03:49:03 PM »
Hope so, all we can do is wait for them to email a tracking number.
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Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2012, 06:56:12 AM »
got mine a couple of days ago, massive upgrade from my 600D

The thing focuses like crazy in low light - I'm primarily a nightclub/social photographer

not a pixel peeper, but the IQ, even at 12800 easily fits my needs

Yet to test the GPS, however the wi-fi feature is pretty handy. Unlike the Eye-fi cards, when connected to a phone via wifi/app, doesn't transfer the photos automatically, instead you have to "pull" the photos from the camera - suits my needs better than the eye-fi method, but when connected to a computer will transfer everything.

Operation is very similar to working with the 60D, with a few elements of the 7D (I work in a camera store, so I get a chance to play with pretty much anything)

still haven't had it long enough to fully understand the way the camera work - but I'm quite happy with it
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Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2012, 08:00:09 AM »
The thing focuses like crazy in low light - I'm primarily a nightclub/social photographer

1. Can you say anything about the af *precision* yet, not just the speed? And if you've got a 5d3 handy it would be interesting to compare the af speed/precision (center point, single point af) to the 6d, because that's what'll matter most to many people.

2. Did you try the non-center af points and are they really as crappy as the specs predict?

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Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2012, 08:57:20 AM »
the outside points have a little trouble in low light as predicted, no problem with the AF Assist on my flash turned on though, and no worries under normal lighting, roughly on par with the centre point of my 600D I had over my other shoulder

Don't have a 5D3 to compare other than in store, which won't really tell me much.

As for the portrait shoot I did the day I got the camera, accuracy was spot on when focusing on the eye, even with a non canon 70-200 2.8
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Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2012, 09:09:19 AM »
the outside points have a little trouble in low light as predicted, no problem with the AF Assist on my flash turned on though, and no worries under normal lighting, roughly on par with the centre point of my 600D I had over my other shoulder

Don't have a 5D3 to compare other than in store, which won't really tell me much.

As for the portrait shoot I did the day I got the camera, accuracy was spot on when focusing on the eye, even with a non canon 70-200 2.8


Sounds good to me!
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Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2012, 09:09:19 AM »

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Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2012, 09:29:35 AM »
The thing focuses like crazy in low light - I'm primarily a nightclub/social photographer

1. Can you say anything about the af *precision* yet, not just the speed? And if you've got a 5d3 handy it would be interesting to compare the af speed/precision (center point, single point af) to the 6d, because that's what'll matter most to many people.

2. Did you try the non-center af points and are they really as crappy as the specs predict?

Lensrental did quick AF test:
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/11/a-quick-6d-af-test
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Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2012, 09:32:15 AM »
Any chance of some low and high ISO Raws to have a look at....... pretty please :D

Are you all using DPP that came with camers to convert or is the format the same as the 5D3?


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Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2012, 09:33:15 AM »
Ooops just saw the other post with Raws 8)

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Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2012, 09:40:46 AM »
Ok just read through that....

Any chance of some low and high ISO production Raws to have a look at....... pretty please please

and what's the version number of DPP thats in the box?

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Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2012, 10:02:30 AM »
Lensrental did quick AF test:
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/11/a-quick-6d-af-test

Thanks for the link - and it's a letdown, but not unexpected :-(

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Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2012, 10:32:30 AM »
Lensrental did quick AF test:
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/11/a-quick-6d-af-test

Thanks for the link - and it's a letdown, but not unexpected :-(
I guess I didn't have that high of expectation, because it doesn't seem like a letdown to me. It *should* still be an improvement over the 5D2 by allowing it to be precise in much lower light.

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Re: Just ordered a 6D...
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Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2012, 01:26:47 PM »
Would like to know how well the GPS and WiFi work. I'd love these on my 5D III.

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Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2012, 02:51:37 PM »
Just ordered a 6D from B&H (using our host's link), will post my findings as to IQ, AF, etc as soon as it shows up...
Congrats!  I hope you love it!
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Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2012, 02:51:37 PM »