why I like the m6ii

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ken_in_nh Senior Member • Posts: 1,581
why I like the m6ii
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Because I can easily get pictures like these, from today's hike.

Small and light is important to me, being of that certain age where weight matters, and I'm on slippery trails.

My kit is m6ii, 15-45, 55-200 and the 28mm macro for shots like this, carried with a belt.  If I had my old 70D and its lenses, I probably would have left it all at home.

Painted trillium

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JustUs7 Senior Member • Posts: 2,343
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I really like my RP and the couple lenses I have (35, 85, 24-240).  Picked up the M6II for my wife with the 18-150 and 32 f/1.4. I really like that too. It’s a fun set to reach for and super capable.  Honestly love the built in flash for easy fill on backlit shots on vacation without having to have people face the sun for decent light or haul out the speed light.

Nice shots.

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ThrillaMozilla Veteran Member • Posts: 5,723
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Nice.  It's a nice camera.

I can also suggest the SL2 or SL3 for a similarly small and light system.  Lenses are somewhat larger and sensor maybe not quite as good, but still quite excellent, easier to use in my opinion, and less expensive.

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ericch Forum Member • Posts: 66
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very nice pictures, did you have a polariser or other filter on it?

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OP ken_in_nh Senior Member • Posts: 1,581
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ericch wrote:

very nice pictures, did you have a polariser or other filter on it?

I used a 3 stop ND filter in order to get a shutter speed long enough for some motion blur.

I also used a tripod, extended to be about 3 feet high, and used the screen flipped up to see and frame the shot.

R2D2 Forum Pro • Posts: 22,907
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Nicely done.  Could use some more dynamic range in the scene tho (just IMHO).

R2

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m100 Contributing Member • Posts: 573
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Nice shots ! I love the files the M6II can create.

I run them through PhotoLab 4 and Wow, Wow, Wow !

My RP and 6D sit in the dry box.

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OP ken_in_nh Senior Member • Posts: 1,581
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But for me the real thrill, so to speak, is the weight and size.  Both matter when I'm on a trail, especially since for some trails, especially in winter, I use poles.

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ken_in_nh wrote:

But for me the real thrill, so to speak, is the weight and size. Both matter when I'm on a trail, especially since for some trails, especially in winter, I use poles.

Right ?    I am kinda scared to use my M6II on a pole.  My M100 on a pole triggered with a smart phone for me.

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Sue Anne Rush Senior Member • Posts: 2,493
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Excellent photographs.  Thank you for sharing. 

ken_in_nh wrote:

Because I can easily get pictures like these, from today's hike.

Small and light is important to me, being of that certain age where weight matters, and I'm on slippery trails.

My kit is m6ii, 15-45, 55-200 and the 28mm macro for shots like this, carried with a belt. If I had my old 70D and its lenses, I probably would have left it all at home.

Painted trillium

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Satyaa Veteran Member • Posts: 4,310
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ThrillaMozilla wrote:

Nice. It's a nice camera.

I can also suggest the SL2 or SL3 for a similarly small and light system. Lenses are somewhat larger and sensor maybe not quite as good, but still quite excellent, easier to use in my opinion, and less expensive.

I liked the SL series. I sometimes wished theSL3 had the 32MP sensor.

But I am done with DSLRs and their AF micro adjustments. So, ML is next for me.

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Satyaa Veteran Member • Posts: 4,310
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Good photos. I especially liked the colors in the first one.

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