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| p.4 #4 · 6D - hands on & first experience |
Robert, just go to Ralph's website galleries and you should be able to see right away that Ralph is no forumographer, although Ralph has been seen engaged in some forumography topics ........here and there.
I see it as a very nice compliment, Peter. Thank you. Even more if it comes from somebody who uses his extraordinary gear to shoot BiF, BiS and SBs only and always hides his fantastic images directly after showing them to two or three persons.
To tell youa and all here the truth: most images on the site where done with EOS D60, 350D, 30D, 50D, 5D II. Some with Minolta, Olympus, Eos 650 (all three manual focused) and Eos5 film cameras (manual and eye controlled focus. Except of the digital pictures shot with D60 wich where done manually focused in I guess 90% all the others where done using the center AF point only (if).
This was more accurate, better to controll and (important to catch the right moment) much faster than any choise of any other focus point. Of course I shoot people only and usually they do not run away (most time). I still feel sports or fast moving items will have to wait for me and any center AF point will do it for me very well in the future, too. If more acurate, so better. All bodies I used where better in IQ at even higher ISO than the former ones. With 5D II I reached the point where I realized that with clean(er) ISO 6.400/12.800 I will have anything I need for now (needs of course sometimes grow). 25k and even more is nice. But here it starts (for me) where I do not really see any longer, what I shoot even if the camera handels it well.
So I am pretty sure that - if IQ is next to 5D III/1D X in high ISO - 6D will serve me well for my kind of photography. Next to that: When I held this smart (in both: size and feeling) new body in my hands, it felt like when I got the 5D II in my hands 3.5 years ago. It feels great. 5D III feels nice. 1D MK IV and D3x look great but do not feel in any way comfortable (again: for me!) And their interfaces are imo far away from beeing intuitive, too.