I was surprised this afternoon to find an unexpected box at my door. I opened it up to find a brand new Canon 6D
! I wasn't expecting it until much later in the week, but rest assured, a Canon 6D Crash Course Training Tutorial Video production is officially now underway.
A few quick notes:
1. It feels small in my hands, like a Rebel, but much more sturdy and extremely comfortable. It is svelte compared to the Canon 5Diii
. After shooting with it, it felt more and more like a Canon EOS 60D
2. Ive played around with the WiFi connection and App. It is officially ridiculous! (This means AWESOME!!)
Holy Cow....kiss tethered shooting goodbye forever! Come back tomorrow for a run down on this. Hopefully we will have some video for you.
3. The ISO noise tests are impressive (see below).
Literally moments after getting it, I noticed it was going to be a pretty amazing sunset, so I had to try to run down and grab a few shots.
Most of these are Straight Out of the Camera shots (SOOC). On the 2nd & 3rd shots, I've included both SOOC and edited for comparison, I need to admit I used a very dark grad filter to bring the exposure of the sky down, this is something I normally do.
The High ISO Noise shots are all Straight Out of the Camera, and I included the 100% size image of the boat for comparison.
One of my first shots with the 6D! This is SOOC, no filter!
For these first three shots, I was using a Canon 24-70 2.8L
, but if you look carefully, you will see a teeny, tiny sailboat on the horizon.
I slapped the Canon 100-400 f4.5-5.6 L IS
on. I would estimate the boat was 2-3 miles away, and handholding, I wanted a super fast shutter speed to reduce blur. I noticed it was getting darker, so I started bumping up my ISO.
1/800, 5.6 ISO 3200:
I haven't compared the Canon 6D
head to head with any other camera, but from experience I can tell you right now...this is impressive. Yes, I am shooting JPEGs, so Standard ISO noise reduction was applied, but holy cow....@ 25600 it's looking pretty dang good.
Ill try to get some more tests in tomorrow. Standby!