Better than Expected

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watson076 Forum Member • Posts: 76
Better than Expected
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So like many other people who have spent enough time on the web, you kinda get the impression that the 6D Mark II is some horrible dud. A majority of the reviews are not very positive as is the countless videos on YouTube.  I myself have alsways been skeptical of reviews, maybe because photography it’s a very subjective and personal thing and to be honest every since DXO became a thing we kinda quit enjoying photography and became measurebeaters.  A good friend of mine shoots professionally and doesn’t spend time on forums or reading reviews.  He bought the Mark II a few months back completed unaware of all the bad press and when I asked him his opinion he said aside from the spread of focusing point the camera was now one of his favorites.

i decided to take a chance and picked up the Mark II a little while back.  Here is my thoughts

pros

  • Excellant Detail, very nice even at the pixel
  • level.
  • Fantastic Color (better than my 6D classic)
  • Love Love the Flip Out Screen
  • Touch screen controls are top notch
  • WiFi / Bluetooth works flawlessly
  • Focusing is very fast and better in low light than my mirrorless bodies.
  • Menu is very organized, easy to navigate 
  • Feels great in the hand, controls are logically placed.
  • All week battery life (im coming from mirrorless)
  • Live View focusing and movies work well
  • Good Metering
  • High ISO performance is pretty amazing
  • Face Detection works well
  • Dual Pixel AF makes it is easy to focus with super shallow DoF

Cons

  • White Balance inconsistent ( I shoot raw so not an issue)
  • JPEGs are decent, but you really need to shoot raw to get the most of it this body.
  • Focusing point crammed together make portraits challenging (vertical orientation)

I do not see any issues with dynamic range, but I don’t often do extreme lifting of shadows either.

 watson076's gear list:watson076's gear list
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Fujifilm X-T10
Canon EOS 6D Mark II
26 megapixels • 3 screen • Full frame sensor
Announced: Jun 29, 2017
watson076's score
4.5
Average community score
3.9
bad for good for
Kids / pets
excellent
Action / sports
unrated
Landscapes / scenery
excellent
Portraits
excellent
Low light (without flash)
excellent
Flash photography (social)
unrated
Studio / still life
unrated
= community average
Canon 6D Mark II Canon EOS 6D
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