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| p.13 #16 · the 6D "Shut Up and Shoot" Thread |
Ralph Conway wrote:
A nice collection of shots, however, most of them do not say much about the 6D AF capability, or lack of it. I'd like to see some sports, car racing, dogs running and bird flying shots.
Here you go... 6D with a 70-200mm f2.8L non-IS. Used center focus point AI Servo. Did a pretty good job, especially considering the color of the dog's coat and bright sunlight.
Sweet doggie, nice shot Mike.
How many shots did you take, how many where in focus?
That's a good question... I did a test with a friend, his 7D against my 6D for focus tracking using his 70-200 f/4 non IS. The test was simple, we would run towards the camera while the other fired off some frames.
Guess which camera won, well it's not a hard one to get right, that said the 6D did okay and while not every shot out of the 6D was in focus it was better than 50%
If I wanted a camera for sports/action (not really my thing) I'd probably take a look at a used 1dmkIII.
Understanding that the 6D AF is not on par with the 7D (which I sold to buy the 6D) or my 1DIII I thought it did a very respectable job. The center point was very sensitive and if I kept the square on the subject it did pretty well. Move off the subject and it falls apart pretty fast. That may be improved somewhat with the limited AF settings. I'm shooting some JV basketball tonight and I'll bring the 6D to shoot alongside my 1DIII. The gym is a dungeon (no strobes allowed) and it will be interesting how the 6D will do with superior ISO vs. 1DIII superior AF.