6D Owners' Longer-term Impressions?
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godfreyz
Registered: Feb 04, 2005
Total Posts: 1011
Country: United States

I keep reading where the 6D is not for sports. I currently shoot a lot of college basketball games and I use the 7D for the shots and have been happy with it, but not with the high ISO pics from some dark gyms. Does anyone have experience shooting basketball games with the 6D? Am thinking about getting one for sports and for wildlife shooting. Thanks!



PeakPhoto
Registered: Sep 21, 2012
Total Posts: 236
Country: United States

godfreyz wrote:
I keep reading where the 6D is not for sports. I currently shoot a lot of college basketball games and I use the 7D for the shots and have been happy with it, but not with the high ISO pics from some dark gyms. Does anyone have experience shooting basketball games with the 6D? Am thinking about getting one for sports and for wildlife shooting. Thanks!

I shot a hockey game in a dingy lit arena and it performed great. Yeah the lack of super fast fps wasn't the greatest. But the high ISO performance made up for it. And I didn't really run into any main issues with the focus either. Most are tack sharp (thanks as well to my 70-200 f/2.8 IS II).

I can upload some samples for you if you'd like.



Rickuz
Registered: May 22, 2012
Total Posts: 460
Country: Sweden

PeakPhoto wrote:
godfreyz wrote:
I keep reading where the 6D is not for sports. I currently shoot a lot of college basketball games and I use the 7D for the shots and have been happy with it, but not with the high ISO pics from some dark gyms. Does anyone have experience shooting basketball games with the 6D? Am thinking about getting one for sports and for wildlife shooting. Thanks!

I shot a hockey game in a dingy lit arena and it performed great. Yeah the lack of super fast fps wasn't the greatest. But the high ISO performance made up for it. And I didn't really run into any main issues with the focus either. Most are tack sharp (thanks as well to my 70-200 f/2.8 IS II).

I can upload some samples for you if you'd like.


What is your opinion on the accuracy of the outer focus points, when compared to your old 5D2 and 60D?



Ralph Conway
Registered: Jul 31, 2008
Total Posts: 3833
Country: Germany

Nice Rickuz! You ignore other posters opinion (like mine) as "random forum posts" and ask "Peakphoto" about his "experience".



ISO1600
Registered: Jul 06, 2005
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Country: Korea, South

haha exactly my thoughts, Ralph.



Ralph Conway
Registered: Jul 31, 2008
Total Posts: 3833
Country: Germany

Maybe shooting 5D II for 4 years and comparing its outer points against 6D is not "pro" enough ...



snapsy
Registered: Feb 24, 2008
Total Posts: 4652
Country: United States

Ralph Conway wrote:
Maybe shooting 5D II for 4 years and comparing its outer points against 6D is not "pro" enough ...


You finally got around to buying a 6D?



Ralph Conway
Registered: Jul 31, 2008
Total Posts: 3833
Country: Germany

snapsy wrote:
Ralph Conway wrote:
Maybe shooting 5D II for 4 years and comparing its outer points against 6D is not "pro" enough ...


You finally got around to buying a 6D?


Based on finances I guess it will be April this year:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1150348/34#11346885



godfreyz
Registered: Feb 04, 2005
Total Posts: 1011
Country: United States

PeakPhoto wrote:
godfreyz wrote:
I keep reading where the 6D is not for sports. I currently shoot a lot of college basketball games and I use the 7D for the shots and have been happy with it, but not with the high ISO pics from some dark gyms. Does anyone have experience shooting basketball games with the 6D? Am thinking about getting one for sports and for wildlife shooting. Thanks!

I shot a hockey game in a dingy lit arena and it performed great. Yeah the lack of super fast fps wasn't the greatest. But the high ISO performance made up for it. And I didn't really run into any main issues with the focus either. Most are tack sharp (thanks as well to my 70-200 f/2.8 IS II).

I can upload some samples for you if you'd like.


Would appreciate it.



Ralph Conway
Registered: Jul 31, 2008
Total Posts: 3833
Country: Germany

same here



snapsy
Registered: Feb 24, 2008
Total Posts: 4652
Country: United States

Ralph Conway wrote:
snapsy wrote:
Ralph Conway wrote:
Maybe shooting 5D II for 4 years and comparing its outer points against 6D is not "pro" enough ...


You finally got around to buying a 6D?


Based on finances I guess it will be April this year:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1150348/34#11346885


It's about time That was the longest evaluation cycle in the history of camera buying, even if driven by finances



Paul Mo
Registered: Dec 12, 2012
Total Posts: 3100
Country: Thailand

As a 5D3 owner I'm waiting for 5D2 prices to take another drop - I'd like to buy one new at the lowest possible price. Why not a 6D? Nostalgia, ownership of a classic model... but the lure of the 6D's lowlight performance remain.



outlawyer
Registered: Feb 27, 2008
Total Posts: 1404
Country: United States

Paul Mo wrote:
As a 5D3 owner I'm waiting for 5D2 prices to take another drop - I'd like to buy one new at the lowest possible price. Why not a 6D? Nostalgia, ownership of a classic model... but the lure of the 6D's lowlight performance remain.



Is this a word puzzle?



PeakPhoto
Registered: Sep 21, 2012
Total Posts: 236
Country: United States

Here are the shots I took (sorry it took me a few days, been out of town)... just don't judge the shots too hard.. I'm a landscape photographer doing a favor for a friend

http://www.peakphotographymt.com/p506466357

I really didn't throw to many out for being out of focus, which was nice. Shot with a 70-200 F/2.8 IS II, which helped too though.



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