After using the 6D for a few days, I'm pretty sure I will be buying it in the future as an upgrade from my 500D. The controls are very intuitive and easy to learn, and having two dials makes changing settings a snap. My two biggest factors I was looking for high ISO noise and autofocus since those are weak points on my current camera. The high ISO performance on the 6D is amazing. ISO 1600 is very clean and ISO 10000 is still usable. The autofocus is pretty reliable even in low light, especially on the center point. I did run into some white balance issues though. In some incandescent lighting situations, the photo has a strong yellow hue that cannot be fixed in camera adjustments. When I tried to fix this is post by turning the color temperature way down, it caused all the areas without incandescent light to be too blue, so this is clearly not a simple matter of adjusting color temperature. I also wish the 6D had a built-in autofocus assist light like the Nikon D600. The GPS did seem to work for me but I did not try to fix it, but I did try out the wifi tethering. I installed the Android app and was able to shoot and view photos from my tablet, which was pretty cool. The remote shooting was limited though compared to some tethered apps I've tried before, and did not support autofocus. All in all, I plan on buying this camera in the future, but I hope that I do not see the color temperature bug again. Pros: -low noise at high ISO settings -reliable autofocus even in low light -intuitive controls -wifi tethering is neat Cons: -color temperature bug ruins incandescent lighting -no AF assist light
Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR
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Notes: This rental is for the camera body only. A lens or SD/SDHC/SDXC card is not included. This camera body accepts EF lenses. Also, we will make every attempt to have a fully charged battery for you, but we can't guarantee it 100%. If you ABSOLUTELY need a fully charged camera body, please request it via order notes.
Weight: 1.79 lbs
Rental Package Includes: Body cap, strap, battery, and charger.
DescriptionThe 6D is the new entry into the full-frame DSLR from Canon. Featuring a striking 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor and the new DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, this makes the perfect entry into the DSLR market for a full-frame camera. The high ISO range (maxing out at 25600) gives this camera an edge in low light situations. Also featured is the built in Wi-Fi capabilities which allow you to wirelessly transfer your shots with an iOS or Android phone.
I've used Canon full frame cameras int he past, and I was eagerly looking forward to trying this. It seems like it'd be a great body. The ISO settings are just amazing, and I loved the live view grid. That's no on the 5D Mk II. The only thing that surprised me when I rented this was that it didn't use CF cards. If you're OK with that, go for it. I'll be trying the 5D Mk III next. I haven't made up my mind just yet.
I've been wanting to try a full-frame DSLR after using my Rebel T3i for a year, so I gave the 6D a try with a two week rental, and was not disappointed. I could definitely see an improvement in the quality of the photos I was taking, and tried several lenses out with it: the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM II, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro USM, and Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM. The only lens I wasn't as impressed with was the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, but the others were all wonderful with this camera. The 6D coupled with the 24-70mm and the 70-200mm made for a significantly heavier load to carry around that what I'm used to with the Rebel and my own lenses, but I was so thrilled with the results I didn't really mind all that much, and was able to wander for 5 or 6 hours at a stretch without any issues. The camera itself was great, and it took next to no time to learn the controls and menus on this vs. the Rebel. I just watched a few YouTube videos that others have made discussing the menus and buttons, and I was good to go! I had no troublesome issues whatsoever during the entire time period. It was very easy to use, and I was able to change my settings much more quickly than I'm able to on my Rebel. I have to say, it was VERY tough forcing myself to have to pack it up and send it back; those two weeks went by so quickly! I plan to give the 5D Mark III a try one of these days to compare the differences between that and the 6D; I really want to see for myself what all the fuss is about, which I'm pretty sure is justified based on the quality of images I've seen photographed by others. So glad I was able to have the opportunity to rent the 6D - Thank you, BorrowLenses.com!
I rented the 6D in an effort to make a decision about my next camera body. I currently shoot on a T2i which has controls different enough to make the transition to the 6D obnoxious but not difficult. The preset modes on the 6D made it so much easier to transition from shooting indoor to outdoor (there are no presets on my T2i). As far as image quality is concerned I wasn't blown away by the images the 6D took over the images my T2i takes until it got dark. The low light shooting on the 6D is incredible. I typically use a speedlight for indoor photos on my T2i this was not necessary for the 6D. The images taken at these higher ISO levels had very little noise. My only complaint is the lack of auto focus points it only has 11 the T2i has 9 and the Mark III has 61. The camera spent a little more time hunting for focus than I would have liked. But for the money you cannot really beat the 6D it will be my way of transitioning into the full-frame club.
I rented this item for the purpose of trying a Canon full-frame camera prior to making a buying decision. I added a Canon 24-105mm f/4 L IS and a Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens to the basic body rental. I have been using Olympus DSLRs since May 2008. My interest in upgrading to Canon has to do with wanting improved low-light performance, higher ISO capabilities, improved image quality (IQ) and a wider range of lens choices. I was very satisfied with my experience with the 6D. I will probably not buy the 24-105mm f/4 L for my walking around lens. It takes very acceptable images but is a little softer at 100% than I expected. Picture IQ with the 50mm f/1.8 was very sharp but it hunted a lot while in the AF mode. However it is very easy to manual focus. My experience with BorrowLenses.com was A-1. I may well buy the 6D but am also considering the 5D MkIII. Bottom line, the 6D is easy to use, very intuitive even for an Olympus user to get excellent results with right away. I also found a user's manual for it online in .pdf format and was able to link to it via my IPhone anytime I had a question.