Thanks for your review back in February, as it was instrumental in my decision to buy a 6D. I'm still astounded by the results I see with high ISO performance coming from a 7D. But I wonder, what settings do you use in your 6Ds regarding long exposure NR and high ISO speed NR?
Thanks again for sharing your views, they've been quite informative!
To be honest, neither of those features mean much to me because (if I understand correctly) they are native to JPEG output (the onboard JPEG engine) and have no real bearing on RAW output, which is what I shoot exclusively. But, just for the fun of it, I looked at my settings. I have Long Exp. Noise... turned off. High ISO speed NR is currently on the middle setting.
BTW, I also keep the camera picture style set on "Faithful". It doesn't really affect my still image output (because I shoot RAW). I use the Adobe RGB color space. Why do I even bother to set it on "Faithful"? Short answer is video. I get a nice, neutral look to start with that gives me better latitude for tweaking in post.
Thanks for sharing your settings. For some reason, I thought long exp. NR affected both JPEGs and RAW files. I went to the manual, but couldn't find a direct answer. Not that it matters in your case, as you set it off in the first place.