Shooting With the EOS 6D Part 2: Costa Rica
By| December 29, 2012
More time with the EOS 6D
When I brought the EOS 6D to Costa Rica as my only camera body, I honestly didn’t think I’d like the camera all that much. I’ve had the luxury of using some great cameras like the EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III. However, after a little over a week with it, I must say that I’m very impressed.
The Good (So far)
- The image quality is top notch, I find colour rendition and dynamic range to be terrific.
- Build quality, the camera doesn’t feel cheap.
- The ergonomics are better than I thought they’d be.
- The center AF point is quite good.
The Bad (So far)
- Battery life is terrible if GPS and WiFi are on.
- There was the odd time 1/8000 would have been nice.
- The outer AF points, while better than the 5D2, aren’t as accurate as the center point.
- I have big hands and the control pad inside the dial can be inaccurate if not pressed perfectly.
I still don’t like the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II on the EOS 6D. Mainly because of the bulk of the lens compared to the body. The results are terrific, it just doesn’t balance well. I wouldn’t use a battery grip on a small camera, however it may feel better if you do.
I will continue to evaluate the camera during my stay in Costa Rica and work towards a full review of the EOS 6D.
Below are some images from San Jose, Costa Rica taken yesterday.