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.