Fantastic entry to full frame
Moved up to the 6D from a T4i; very happy with the move. I think it's a great balance of features/performance for the price. I didn't have the budget for a 5D MkIII, but there are also things about the 6D that I like better (e.g. inclusion of WiFi and better low-light sensitiviy in the center auto-focus point).
For me, the vast majority of the shortcomings really didn't apply (e.g. lack of headphone jack) since I don't shoot video with DSLRs. I also don't shoot wildlife or sports, so having a more robust auto-focus system like the 5D MkIII wasn't something I needed.
I thought I was going to miss the touch-screen of the T4i, but turned out not to be the case. There are definitely more physical buttons and setting up a 'My Menu' gives you quick access to top-used features. On the T4i, I found myself always switching between the physical buttons and touchscreen anyhow. So I find it arguably better to just interact with the physical buttons/dials for all tasks.
Goes without saying, but love all the benefits of full frame; especially the larger viewfinder.
Almost 90% of my images with the T4i with 18-135mm EF-S lens were at 20 to 35mm (~30 to 56mm field-of-view equivalent), so I opted to settle on a 50mm prime (f/1.2) as my first EF lens.
The camera/lens combo does very well. I ended up moving to a single focus point though as it tended to struggle a bit when lens wide open. But definitely not horrible. Using a single point greatly improved auto-focusing performance.
As with other reviews on the web, I find the center focusing point the most sensitive and thus the most useful in certain situations.
Really love the WiFi feature and the amount of control from the free EOS Remote app.
In summary, I was very pleased when the 6D came out; its price was at the sweet spot I needed to move up. But as I just got my T4i a few months before the 6D was introduced, I held off to gain more experience in DSLRs first.
The T4i as with many other crop-sensor cameras are really not bad. For me though, I found that certain images I wanted to create just weren't possible (mainly due to lens not being fast enough). The faster lens I have plus the better ISO performance is giving me almost a full 7 stops to play with.
One last thing; love the quieter shutter.
March 10, 2014
Best Camera yet!
I havn't put this in my work yet due to getting use to the settings. I've shot at 10,000 ISO and printed a cropped 8x10 with no noticeable noise! This camera shoots very accurate in the AI setting. I've yet to find any flaws with it at this time, I'm still trying to get use to the setup which seems very convenient but different from my previous cameras. Looking at the reviews this Camera is rated very high! I bought this as a backup for my MK ll cameras which are getting alot of use. It seems like this might take over as my main camera due to the incredible high ISO quality shots that I need.
February 28, 2014
LOVE this camera!
This is my fourth Canon SLR. Started with Canon in film and stayed with them into digital. I started with a Rebel (since converted to in fared) and moved up to a 7D a few years ago. The 7D - on paper - had all the bells and whistles I was looking for, but somehow I just never really developed a relationship with it. I'd considered moving down to the 60D but held on and my wishes were granted. The 6D is everything I'd hoped for and more. I absolutely love this camera. Yes - it doesn't have the same burst rate, but as a landscape photographer - I don't care! It SO makes up for the everything I didn't like about the 7D…though I do miss not being able to use my EfS lenses…this is a purchase I will never regret.
February 23, 2014
I purchased this camera to move up to and augment my 7d I have fallen in love with the images that I am getting especially low light city shots coupled with 24-70 2.8l and this camera is wonderful the single cross type auto focus is ok for what I use it for for fast action I use my 7d. The gps and wifi features are a plus mating a iPhone or iPad takes some work and the canon app is primitive and needs further enhancements but image quality is superb .
February 12, 2014
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