Feedback: 5DMKIII or 6D? (longish)

Started 11 months ago | Discussions thread
David Grandy
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Re: Feedback: 5DMKIII or 6D? (longish)
In reply to DtEW, 11 months ago

I'll make one point about the 6D and flash.  I use a 5D and a 50D for commercial and wedding jobs and I play the Flash Exposure Compensation button on those cameras like a piano. ETTL-2 flash automation is barely OK, and clicking in a bias with the FEC is absolutely necessary.

The 6D has an FEC but you have to access it through the menu on the camera (like the digital Rebels), and although the FEC can also be accessed on the flash directly. If the flash is in the hotshoe that's probably not that big a deal but my flash is almost always mounted on a bracket.  It's very awkward to change (or even see) the FEC with my flash mounted that high up.  And you certainly don't have time to cycle through the menu looking for the FEC when the bride in her white dress is starting down the aisle.

If you count on FEC and shoot like I do then the 6D is not appropriate as a camera choice.

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