Getting the best out of your 6D

Started May 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
sean lancaster
sean lancaster Veteran Member • Posts: 7,259
Re: Getting the best out of your 6D

ianbrown wrote:

bigdaddave wrote:

ianbrown wrote:

Having had the 6D for a couple of months and taken about 4000 images I can say (for me) its a good but not great camera. Now to make it a great camera it may need better lenses and a better technique, tripod, mirror up etc.

I went to Vegas and Grand Canyon with 6D and 24-70 F4 and Tamron 70-300 VC. I got some pleasing images but to be honest maybe no better than a high end APS would have got.

I know that RAW may produce better images, but in the real world when you visit places of interest you are limited to almost snap shot techniques. Yes you can do the best of a bad job, ensure composition etc is good but when it comes to maximising the FF sensor  I guess you really need the prime lenses, RAW and tripod, mirror up etc. By this time your family have moved on and you are in the bad books!

I suppose this is where compromise and a second camera comes in?

I always like to think I have the best camera with me at all times but ensuring you get the best image is a different matter.


God what nonsense.

You need a second camera even though you don't know how to use the first one properly?

Why are you limited to 'snapshot techniques'? Because to get the most out of our camera you need time and spot otechniques, something you dont always have time for .Why can't you shoot RAW and get the best quality out of the camera?


If you read what I said you may understand a bit more.

shooting RAW takes more PP, and FYI I do know to use a camera as the photo's in the link below will show!!!

I have a Sony NEX 5N and the Zeiss 24/1.8 lens. In good light, I can be hard pressed to tell the difference between that combo and my 6D with the Sigma 35/1.4, but I can tell the difference. And, as the available light gets lesser, the differences grow more quickly. If I was shooting in good light and landscape type shots then I wouldn't have considered the 6D. If I knew I didn't have time for shooting RAW and using PP then I probably wouldn't have stuck with my NEX 5N and Zeiss 24. But for available light shooting and maximizing the quality of out of focus areas (e.g., shooting wide open with various fast primes) then the upgrade was easy for me to justify. I have little sympathy for you given that you failed to do your research. I rented a 6D for a week to better ensure I was making the right decision.

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