Title: Coffee Table.
So my beloved Canon 5D Mark III has been out for service and look for a post very soon on how impressed I am with Canon Professional Services. But this post is not about the service, this post is about me taking the time to cozy up with my new backup body - the Canon EOS 6D.
My Impression/Review of the Canon 6D:
1. For the price it’s an amazing deal for an entry level “full frame” DSLR, like $1,500 cheaper than the Canon EOS Mark III.
2. The 6D’s image quality is equal to my Mark III. Same sensor, same look and feel.
3. I hate to say it, but I loved how the 6D felt in my hand. The Mark III with all its bells and whistles means more weight on the body, as well as more buttons and a slightly different layout.
4. The built-in WiFi is pretty awesome, I really wish my 5D Mark III had this option!
5. At the end of the day, solid camera - no image loss from using this body over the Mark III. They are pretty much equal, the 6D is the little brother of the Mark III if you want to look at it that way.
So will the Canon EOS 6D replace my Canon EOS Mark III?
No, the 6D doe not handle strobes and off-camera lighting like the Mark III. For that reason I see myself primarily using the Mark III in studio settings or on location shoots that require special lighting circumstances and/or off camera lighting. I see myself using BOTH cameras and my thinking leads to me having a wide-angle lens on the 6D and a zoom lens on the Mark III. Last but not least, I can also see lending the 6D out to my assistant/second shooter when needed.
If I’m laying low or tooling around town/a city I see myself making the trek out with my 6D. Great camera, needed purchase, and a welcome bit of new gear in Terryland.
Image above shot with a Canon EOS 6D and a EF 35mm f/1.4L USM lens.