6d too much detail

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GHwell
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6d too much detail
Apr 25, 2013

after comparing the close ups of my wedding couple  the old 5d gives a better smoother skin than the 6d.   The 6d has too much detail showing every fine hair on the womans face.   I am sure that is not going to please her.   Male skin looked very rough and the skin pores were hugh.

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In reply to GHwell, Apr 25, 2013

GHwell wrote:

after comparing the close ups of my wedding couple  the old 5d gives a better smoother skin than the 6d.   The 6d has too much detail showing every fine hair on the womans face.   I am sure that is not going to please her.   Male skin looked very rough and the skin pores were hugh.

Have you been thinking to get the original rebel film camera to fix the issue you have its much cheaper than the 6D! 

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Apply a lot of NR (noise reduction)...
In reply to GHwell, Apr 25, 2013

GHwell wrote:

after comparing the close ups of my wedding couple  the old 5d gives a better smoother skin than the 6d.   The 6d has too much detail showing every fine hair on the womans face.   I am sure that is not going to please her.   Male skin looked very rough and the skin pores were hugh.

...or use the 5D.

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In reply to GHwell, Apr 25, 2013

Export smaller files.

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Your lenses are too clean.

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In reply to GHwell, Apr 25, 2013

Easy to solve problem...

Use a bit of negative Clarity in Lightroom or ACR. You'll then create more flattering portraits...

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In reply to GHwell, Apr 26, 2013

These effects are likely to be morea result of the size and placement of the light source than the tech specifics of the camera. You can get super smooth skin with a D800 when using light correctly.

The sun on a sunny day often produces terrible skin, but the same sun on an overcast day produces nice soft skin as the whole sky then acts like a giant softbox.

For extremely good reading on the subject I recommend the book "Photographic lighting, science and magic".

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GHwell wrote:

after comparing the close ups of my wedding couple  the old 5d gives a better smoother skin than the 6d.   The 6d has too much detail showing every fine hair on the womans face.   I am sure that is not going to please her.   Male skin looked very rough and the skin pores were hugh.

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Brad Evans wrote:

Easy to solve problem...

Use a bit of negative Clarity in Lightroom or ACR. You'll then create more flattering portraits...

Brad

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Agree, or alternately, any good wedding/portrait photographer should have one of the below.

http://imagenomic.com/pt.aspx

http://www.portraitprofessional.com/?gclid=CKLyx8mU57YCFUNgMgodY10APA

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As the saying goes the Camera never lies LOl  

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In reply to GHwell, Apr 26, 2013

Perhaps you just need to learn to process the images or light the subject better? Saying a camera captures too much detail is almost the dumbest thing I've ever read on this gear obsessed forum.

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In reply to GHwell, Apr 26, 2013

GHwell wrote:

after comparing the close ups of my wedding couple  the old 5d gives a better smoother skin than the 6d.   The 6d has too much detail showing every fine hair on the womans face.   I am sure that is not going to please her.   Male skin looked very rough and the skin pores were hugh.

I'm sure you don't want a camera that smoothes skin simply because it isn't capturing enough detail.

Plus, at normal print sizes for wedding albums, I can't imagine the issue.

However you resolve this issue and you will, having the ability to capture more detail is good to have for those times when you need to capture more detail.

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GHwell wrote:

after comparing the close ups of my wedding couple  the old 5d gives a better smoother skin than the 6d.   The 6d has too much detail showing every fine hair on the womans face.   I am sure that is not going to please her.   Male skin looked very rough and the skin pores were hugh.

Try Nik Software 'Sharpener' or any other app that includes a 'Structure' control. Turn down the Structure characteristic and paint that adjustment on skin where you want less detail.

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GHwell wrote:

after comparing the close ups of my wedding couple  the old 5d gives a better smoother skin than the 6d.   The 6d has too much detail showing every fine hair on the womans face.   I am sure that is not going to please her.   Male skin looked very rough and the skin pores were hugh.

This is a first.  I have never heard anyone complain about a camera being too sharp.

You were complaining about the 6D manual earlier.  Did you read it? You could shoot in JPEG and put the camera in portrait mode.

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I feel that my 6D handling and ergonomics are so user friendly that I have problem with it.

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Smear some Vasoline on your lens. /s

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I know how to do post.   Been doing it for 12 years. Built my company on doing restoration and touch up.    I like to get it right in camera with as little post as possible.   I will stick with the 5d for portraits and the 6d for low light and video.  That is why I purchased anyway.   PS I just did a dog breeder and got the same complaint that the pictures were too sharp.     I shot them with the 5d in raw.  I had to soften every shot to make the sale.

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I was not pleased with the skin

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GHwell wrote:

I know how to do post.   Been doing it for 12 years. Built my company on doing restoration and touch up.    I like to get it right in camera with as little post as possible.   I will stick with the 5d for portraits and the 6d for low light and video.  That is why I purchased anyway.   PS I just did a dog breeder and got the same complaint that the pictures were too sharp.     I shot them with the 5d in raw.  I had to soften every shot to make the sale.

I was operating under the assumption that the first post was a joke. Now I realize it wasn't.

Since PP is out of the picture, perhaps you could buy a cheap, used, 3rd party zoom lens and I assure you that you'll get less sharp images.

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In reply to GHwell, Apr 26, 2013

It's all in the post-processing. Still, if the 5D saves you time, that's the camera for you!

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