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Re: Canon 6D Review: 1+ Year Hands-On [video review]
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2014, 12:56:31 PM »
Thanks for sharing. The pictures are awesome and the review is excellent. I also have a 6D for a year now and the IQ of the pictures are still amazing me.

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Re: Canon 6D Review: 1+ Year Hands-On [video review]
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2014, 01:23:07 PM »
These are stunning pictures and I like the very practical review too. I really cant see any harsh tonal transitions, color shifts or lacking DR. The files look gorgeous to my eyes.

Apart from that I would like a smaller body with better live view implementation too...

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Re: Canon 6D Review: 1+ Year Hands-On [video review]
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2014, 01:29:39 PM »
Graham, just wanted to check in again to say that I just watched the whole video review.  Great stuff.  I don't agree on your degree of vehemence on the lack of usefulness of the Wi-fi (I have found quite a few very practical uses), but overall I agree with just about all of your other conclusions and appreciate the effort put into it.
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Re: Canon 6D Review: 1+ Year Hands-On [video review]
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2014, 01:40:17 PM »
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Thanks. Nicely done.

Your experience confirms my first comments about the WIFI and GPS. Outside of marketing hype, it seems essentially pointless.

This body is an option I continue to consider as a second to by 5D3. With the recent 7D2 news, this may be the year I can decide to go wholly FF or else choose to keep one foot in the APS-C realm.

Anyway, thanks for a great contribution to the photographic community with your work.
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Re: Canon 6D Review: 1+ Year Hands-On [video review]
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2014, 03:39:04 AM »
... more accurate sensor based CDAF, which does not require AF micro adjustment...

Dual pixel AF on 70D does not require AF micro adjustment either.

the D800E can never touch the Sony in terms of sheer resolution...

Either something is wrong with your D800E or you are not using equivalent lenses on the D800E and A7R for comparison.

with the dated OVF , we cannnot see anything in real darkness , but with the EVF we can actually see through what we are actually shooting even in complete darkness...

Nonsense. When it's TOTAL darkness, the EVF won't show anything either.

I think once they try it they will love it or at lest accept it...

I used to own the OMD EM5 for a year. Gave me some great images. But I sold the camera after 1 year. Why? Because I totally hated the EVF and ergonomics.

So, I have tried the EM5 and could never accept the EVF.

Very happy I replaced the EM5 with 6D. A FAR superior user experience.

I also want tocuh screen AF of the EM1 in my next Canon FF...

The 70D has superb touch screen AF too.

I believe in 3 years the D-SLRs will die out.

Try to convince the American and European markets where DSLRs outsell EVIL cameras by a factor of 9:1.

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Re: Canon 6D Review: 1+ Year Hands-On [video review]
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2014, 05:37:13 AM »
These are stunning pictures and I like the very practical review too. I really cant see any harsh tonal transitions, color shifts or lacking DR. The files look gorgeous to my eyes.

Apart from that I would like a smaller body with better live view implementation too...

It's a great camera. I've been using a 5DIII for sevel years and seeing simular results. I'm not a great fan of ND grads...I really don't see the point in the post digital world. They rarely can captur the correct dynamic range and some of these images illustrate my point. A 2 -3 shot merge in Photoshop with images shot at different exposures for specific parts of the scene are generally a better way to go. Using the histogram to meter for different ends of the contrast scale.

There's several highlight blow outs in some of the sky images and why is the sky darker than the land / foreground...looks like to strong grad filters too me. Nice colours, but some of the scenes look like there's false colours added from the ND grads colour casts. The scenes are nice and dramatic, but many of these would fail RPS judging (or degree level photography portfolio judging) due to the exposure issues I've just mentioned. There's bad flare in one shot and another has split boulders in the fore ground, it's important not to split any in half at the edges of the frame. These are very nice and colourfull images, i'm sure they sell well to punters. Especially to the framed print crowds, but really wouldn't impress anyone with a qualification in photography.   
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Re: Canon 6D Review: 1+ Year Hands-On [video review]
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2014, 07:50:06 AM »
Good review and inspiring work, but surely the 6D sensor is different to that of the 5D III?
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Re: Canon 6D Review: 1+ Year Hands-On [video review]
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2014, 09:03:31 AM »
Graham, excellent review! Excellent photographs too!

I am glad to see someone else finds the 17-40L a great landscape lens. It is my goto long exposure landscape lens along with the Lee filter system.

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Re: Canon 6D Review: 1+ Year Hands-On [video review]
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2014, 07:17:27 PM »
Thanks for posting. Just watched the video. Great job. Will check out the site soon.

Thanks Badger! : )

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Re: Canon 6D Review: 1+ Year Hands-On [video review]
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2014, 07:18:04 PM »
Awesome . Beautiful series. Great work Sir.

Thanks!
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Re: Canon 6D Review: 1+ Year Hands-On [video review]
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2014, 07:18:26 PM »
Hey Graham!, great images and fantastic review!  You put a lot of work into this review, thanks for your time and effort!  I just picked up 6D as a second body and so far have enjoyed it. Again, thanks for your work!

Thank you! : )
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Re: Canon 6D Review: 1+ Year Hands-On [video review]
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2014, 07:18:44 PM »
Fantastic photo's and review. I'm loving my 6d more and more each day.   I'd love to learn how to take landscapes like you do.

Thanks! Glad you found it informative and useful.
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Re: Canon 6D Review: 1+ Year Hands-On [video review]
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2014, 07:22:05 PM »
great practical review with lots of great images, but the image quality(not photo quality) exactly shows what Canon sensor lacks.
the tonal transition is harsh , the color shift is always visible and DR seems very limited.
especially after shooting the A7R for a couple of months , I feel all current DSLRs are dated and doomed in manyways.

honestly, if I only shoot stills , I do not use Canon or Nikon ,I just go Sony A7R + Fuji XE2.

I initially hated the A7R but as I shot it a lot with my D800E or 6D in the same night sites with a solid tripod , I changed my mind, it has better sensor and its sheer resolution is simply amazing , it may easily match the Pentax 645D or Leica S class of lowend  cropped MF bodies, it cannot rival Phase or Hassy but easily match or even surpass the Leica S class of fake MF, isn't it amazing?
so , despite of all its annoying quirks , the A7R might be the best 35mm format camera for many non-action shooters.
I think it just needs a supr wide zoom or fisheye zoom to completely replace all my Nikon Canon bulky so-called digital camera with a lot of annoying analogue mechanical parts.
seriously, the future is hybrid and the annoying slapping mirror AF must be replaced with the quiet and more accurate sensor based CDAF, which does not require AF micro adjustment.
the D800E can never touch the Sony in terms of sheer resolution, usability in really bad low light (shooting milky way for example) because of the annoying mirror and the OVF, which is quickly becoming a thing of the last century.

honestly, after the 70D announcement, I have been hoping next 5D4 gets the dual pixel AF + EVF for serious video and hybrid work.
with the dated OVF , we cannnot see anything in real darkness , but with the EVF we can actually see through what we are actually shooting even in complete darkness.
I know there are a lot of EVF haters here and Nikon side of the world , but they are just nostalgic or sentimental over the old film era technology , not even trying it yet hating it.
 I think once they try it they will love it or at lest accept it.
Imagine what if the 6D got the dualpixel AF of the C100, tiltable LCD of the Sony A7R and amazing high quality EVF of the Fuji XE2, how much better would it be than the current boring cameras like the 6D,the 5D3 or the D800E?
I also want tocuh screen AF of the EM1 in my next Canon FF.
I know many here think the touch AF as gimmick , but it is not, it is very very handy in video or super lowlight scenes.

I believe in 3 years the D-SLRs will die out.

Thanks for your response! The image quality when exported at 80/100 does produce some lateral banding on the images above which have a very gradual and delicate gradient, however the original images do not and print out quite nicely.

I agree with you regarding the DSLR and the a7R. In fact, I'll probably buy one within the next couple of days with the metabones EF adapter to check it out. Any experience or knowledge of the Metabones adapter and if it renders focal lengths down to 16 and 17mm correctly?

For lightness and smallness I think the a7R looks like a compelling camera, and with Canon lenses it could be a strong setup. But only one way to find out...

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Re: Canon 6D Review: 1+ Year Hands-On [video review]
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2014, 07:24:38 PM »
ML, looking forward to your 1 year review of the A7R with your pictures.

Thanks for the hard work Graham. Just downloaded your iBooks PDF to iPad. Stunned that its free. Thanks again, I am motivated and inspired.

Thank you! : )
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Re: Canon 6D Review: 1+ Year Hands-On [video review]
« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2014, 07:24:56 PM »
Thanks for sharing. The pictures are awesome and the review is excellent. I also have a 6D for a year now and the IQ of the pictures are still amazing me.

Thanks, glad you could find it useful.
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