Canon 6D BIF is it capable enough?

Started Jun 19, 2014 | Questions thread
TTMartin Veteran Member • Posts: 7,304
Re: Canon 6D BIF is capable enough

fpix wrote:

TTMartin wrote:

The biggest disadvantage of the 6D is the same as the 5D Mk III and the 1D X (hint it's not the focus system), it's the full frame sensor requires longer focal lengths than a crop sensor camera would.

The disadvantage crop sensor cameras have is they don't have as good of low light performance as full frame sensor cameras do.


Well, putting above 2 sentences in ballance - one may land on the fact that...

____ Cropping a 6D/5D3 image with a factor of 1,6 to reach perspective of an crop camera
____ like 7D she/he may get same image quality as with 7D.

I have done my homework before switching from 7D to 5D3 to check the above statement and, to my eyes, the 5D3 image was even better than the same scene shot with 7D. Comparison on monitor screen, looking at "fit screen", 50% and 100%; although the cropped 5D3 image had only some 8.6MP. Test repeated with several ISO values, same conclusion. I assume this test would have cvasi-similar results when comparing 6D as FF camera vs. 7D, 60D, 70D as crop camera.

The nice thing with FF cameras is that actually you may learn techniques to aproach the WL subject (which brings a lot of fun!) and thus you may not always need huge crops for the final photo. And so you get a nice IQ in the end. Anyhow, as far as I am concerned, and maybe other collegues may confirm, I came back home from field with better photos with 5D3 compared to what I had from 7D, using same old 300f/4L, sometimes with TC1.4xII.

I don't disagree with anything you are saying. In fact it reinforces that the 6D should not be summarily dismissed.

The 6D is more than capable of taking photos of static wildlife and occasional birds in flight.

The 5D Mk III would be a better suited camera. But, if the cost of the 5D Mk III meant compromising on the lens, I'd rather have the better lens and the 6D or the 70D for that matter.

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