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Re: Just bought a 6D
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2013, 02:03:13 PM »
The 6D has fantastic high-ISO noise performance. Even at 12800, the noise that is there actually looks good (almost film-like) once you apply a bit of color noise reduction in lightroom.

I don't hesitate to use 12800 when the lighting is poor.

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Re: Just bought a 6D
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2013, 02:03:13 PM »

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Re: Just bought a 6D
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2013, 03:07:34 PM »
Hi to everyone , i am also the owner of a 7d who bought just two days a go a 6d. IMO i wouldn't say that the limit for the 7d is iso 800 , my personal limit is 3200 but exposured correctly but comparing it with the 6d it's not even a fight.
I use Av mode with minimum speed at 1/125 and auto iso and just forget everything. Amazing performance

Here is my shot iso 25600 f4 1/20th processed in LR 4

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Re: Just bought a 6D
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2013, 03:19:27 PM »
I've been using my 7D for a couple years, but have been dying to get a full frame for a while.  I debated selling the 7D and getting a 5DIII, but decided to keep the 7D and pick up a 6D.  I can use them both with my 24-105L and 70-300L lenses.  I love the reach and speed of the 7D for birds/sports.

On my 7D I've used auto ISO with a maximum of 800.  What would you suggest is a comparable maximum ISO for the 6D?

Thanks.

I own a 5d3, and have rented a 6d.  ISO on both are very close.  Everyone has their own threshold for noise/usable ISO - so that really depends on what you shoot.  I do know that on either a 6d or a 5d3, I don't worry if I have to use 6400 and up...  (the quality of shots I see at 8000, and 10,000, even 12,800 are quite frankly outstanding).

I used a 7d for about 3 years prior to snagging the mk3 and I'd push the 7d ISO to 4000 in a pinch.  More times than not though upon first look i would get worried that the focus was off, or, that I was not steady in the shot...then I'd zoom in on faces...focus was fine, it just looked like the focus was off because of the noise - also the images just looked so soft, again, due to noise.  After getting the mk3, I tried using both bodies and found that I would only use the 7d if I could run below ISO 1600, which meant it was only useful for a small portion of weddings (either outdoor ceremonies or the parts of the wedding that occurred outside.   So I sold the 7d and am now looking at a 6d as a very viable backup body.

I'd say play around, shoot in as many lighting conditions as you can and find your threshold for whats usable and whats not.
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Re: Just bought a 6D
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2013, 03:36:44 PM »
I've been using my 7D for a couple years, but have been dying to get a full frame for a while.  I debated selling the 7D and getting a 5DIII, but decided to keep the 7D and pick up a 6D.  I can use them both with my 24-105L and 70-300L lenses.  I love the reach and speed of the 7D for birds/sports.

On my 7D I've used auto ISO with a maximum of 800.  What would you suggest is a comparable maximum ISO for the 6D?

Thanks.

Of course this depends on what you find acceptable. On my 1ds III I hardly go over 800, and on my 5D II I have gotten great shots on 3200. After playing with the 6D for a fem days I would be comfortable to go to 6400.
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Re: Just bought a 6D
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2013, 08:03:44 AM »
I set my auto iso to 12800. Grain management is so good on that camera.

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Re: Just bought a 6D
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