My vacation camera
I decided to force myself to put down the familiar and start using a camera and lens I wouldn't normally pick up. I am down in Jaco, Costa Rica for a couple of weeks with the EOS 6D and EF 24-70 f/2.8L II. I plan to do a full review of the 6D in the next couple of months, as I may also be bringing it to Vietnam and Laos at the end of January. For now I will do an update every few days with my feelings about the camera.

So far I have found the combination to be quite nice. The EOS 6D does not feel like a “budget” camera at all. It's a hefty little thing with great image quality and ergonomics. I do wish I had the new EF 24-70 f/4L IS, as I think it will be far better balanced on the camera. Don't get me wrong, having an EF 24-70 f/2.8L II attached to the camera is not a bad thing.

I am getting used to it not having a joystick to move focus points like on the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 1D X, the control pad inside the scrollwheel works quite well.

Below is an image of my son playing in the waves. The 6D got soaked with salt water by mistake and seems to have survived the ordeal unscathed.

The image quality is top notch, the color and dynamic range of the new 20mp sensor is quite good. I plan to head out in the evenings and test out the high ISO performance.

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EOS 6D & EF 24-70 f/2.8L II – My son in the waves at Jaco Beach, Costa Rica

EOS 6D Video
I have yet to do any testing of the video capabilities of the EOS 6D, as that is not a strength of mine. I may get into it a bit later in the trip.

Canon EOS 6D for $2099 at B&H Photo | Amazon | Norman | Adorama


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