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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Fun with a 6D


On a whim I decided to take a break from mirrorless and go back the DSLR experience for awhile. I picked up an old 6D and a 50mm f1.8 just to have a "beater" camera to shoot with. I'm liking it a lot. I never used Canon before and love the ergos and the feeling of a camera that fits my large hands. Not as efficient as my Sony A7III but a nice diversion. The 6D puts out great images. Geez...I could save a lot of money using this old gear.



























Sep 15, 2023 at 07:28 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Fun with a 6D


I bought another 6D couple yrs back after I bought an RP and gave my brother my original 6D. I had the EF 35 2.0, 50 1.8 & 85 1.8 and was using them on the RP. I gave my son the RP and went back to the 6D, then I picked up an R6 later. Both systems are very good and are capable of taking excellent pictures
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Sep 16, 2023 at 01:30 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Fun with a 6D


A decade ago I bought a 6D and it was the first camera I owned with decent low light quality image quality. I could shoot freely during twilight or in building interiors. The center point rarely missed, even in dim light, albeit outer AF points weren't very good. My R6 MK II is only a notch better in terms of IQ but, of course, modern AF tracking and video dance circles around the old 6D. However, if you mainly shoot static images like landscapes, travel, macro, etc., a newer camera won't improve on the 6D much. One thing I miss with mirrorless is the always on optical VF. Modern EVF have a slight hesitation before illuminating, just enough of a delay to miss the moment for an off the hip shot.


Sep 16, 2023 at 06:30 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Fun with a 6D


I really appreciate the love for the 6d
Still have mine, picked up another mint boxed with Shutter count of 510!!
The main downside for me is being spoilt by the 5d3 AF system (got 3 😂👍🏻 ) but regardless I donít envisage selling any of them any time soon. Such robust and dependable bodies.



Sep 18, 2023 at 06:26 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Fun with a 6D


Still have mine. Comparing with the R6 it is a simple easy to use machine. Just have to devise methods to overcome the AF limitations. Usually resorted to focus - recompose and prefocussing on a predicted spot. Image wise I think it is still up there with the R6, especially when the light is good but the R6 is way ahead on AF and Manual exposure with Auto ISO, (Fv setting). It took me a day or so to love the 6D, has taken me a year to appreciate the R6. The 6D joins my Pentax Spotmatic as one of the two cameras I have kept after getting newer models.


Sep 18, 2023 at 07:04 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Fun with a 6D


6D seems to have quite good high iso. Not sure how much better the latest are, probably not too much


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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Fun with a 6D


I still reckon that an optical viewfinder is superior to an EVF, although I no longer have any DSLRs.


Sep 19, 2023 at 09:26 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Fun with a 6D


Gochugogi wrote:
However, if you mainly shoot static images like landscapes, travel, macro, etc., a newer camera won't improve on the 6D much.

This.

And what's even better, all that full frame goodness is available at aps-c prices. It also has that very valuable beginners feature: the ability to set a minimum shutter speed, which Canon is always holding back from lower end bodies.

There's also Build In GPS!
Or an unbeatable battery life (not at the same time, o.k.). For a long weekend you don't even have to bring a charger. Who cares a bout in camera charging?

28mm f/2.8 IS USM (Stabilized!), Tamron 85mm f/1.8 XP VC (Stabilized!), and maybe a 40mm pancake or 50mm nifty fifty or the Tamron 45mm f/1.8 XP VC (Stabilized!) for in between emergencies and you're good to go. 24-70mm f/4.0 is another nice option. Or a Tamron 35-150mm combined with 24mm f/2.8 IS USM. Lot's of great options.



Sep 20, 2023 at 04:44 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Fun with a 6D


Lovely camera. AF dead-on with the central point and slow moving subjects, no matter how dark. Great colors, insane battery life, easy to use, but still comfortable. Sold mine after I got the 5D4, but should have kept it for back up. One downside was not great moisture resistance (almost killed it on a foggy week-end).


Sep 20, 2023 at 05:10 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Fun with a 6D


I had a 6D for a while and loved it. I think the era of cameras from 2012-2016 will be fantastic bargains for years because of how well they hold up to the latest models. Unlike digital cameras from 2005-2010, we have quality, resolution, and battery life in an economical price point.


Sep 20, 2023 at 05:00 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Fun with a 6D


mcoons wrote:
I think the era of cameras from 2012-2016 will be fantastic bargains for years because of how well they hold up to the latest models. Unlike digital cameras from 2005-2010, we have quality, resolution, and battery life in an economical price point.


And the lenses are basically being given away now. Often 1/2 or even 1/4 the price of RF mount versions. You can often get a whole lens kit of EF lenses for less than the price of a single RF L zoom.



Sep 21, 2023 at 11:06 AM







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