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Shooting With the EOS 6D Part 2: Costa Rica

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.

San Jose, Costa Rica | EOS 6D, 24-70 f/2.8L II - 50mm ISO:100 30s f/6.3
The Skyline of San Jose, Costa Rica | EOS 6D, 24-70 f/2.8L II | 50mm ISO: 100 30s f/6.3
Security at Museo Nacional – San Jose, Costa Rica | EOS 6D, 24-70 f/2.8L II | 70mm ISO:1600 1/60 f/2.8
Streets of San Jose | EOS 6D, 24-70 f/2.8L II | 24mm ISO:400 1/200 f/5.6

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