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    6D for a "Reportage" Camera

    I'm thinking the 6D would make a great "reportage" camera. It isn't a great big camera. You could put it in the extra quiet shutter mode and shoot with the 40mm pancake lens. The 6D is a heck of a lot quieter than my old M8 and unlike the M8 the 6D is full frame and works great in low light.

    What do you think?

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    Re: 6D for a "Reportage" Camera

    I use a Pentax 645D for reportage, so I think the 6D would fit the bill as well.

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    Re: 6D for a "Reportage" Camera

    I would think the 6D is ideal for reportage. It's relatively compact, will give you excellent image quality under most lighting conditions, there are tons of fantastic lenses available for it, Canon as well as other brands, it has built in GPS with tagging, it has built in WiFi, it has exchangeable focusing screens if you prefer manual focus.... etc.

    If I was sure I needed a 35mm digital camera for travel photography, I would seriously consider one in spite of being a Nikon user. Must be good

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    Re: 6D for a "Reportage" Camera

    What about the RX-1? FF, 24MP, Zeiss 35mm f2.0 lens, AF, EVF accessory, small size, nearly silent leaf shutter, sounds pretty adept at street reportage. Many say the images are right up there with the D800.

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    Re: 6D for a "Reportage" Camera

    My first outing with my 6D and 40 STM. Minimal touch-up in ACR. AWB untouched.
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    Re: 6D for a "Reportage" Camera

    What ISO Eduardo?

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    Re: 6D for a "Reportage" Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    What ISO Eduardo?
    ISO 16000 (auto iso)
    1/160
    f2.8

    ACR
    Noise Red.: Luminance 28. Color 31
    WB: "As shot" AWB in camera.

    I can fit this combo in a standard Nike waist pouch. It feels at times a little heavy but I can carry the camera all the day hands free and totally stealthy. People usually are surprised when I produce a FF camera like magic.

    Best
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    Re: 6D for a "Reportage" Camera

    Thanks Eduardo for all the info.
    It looks like a very attractive FF kit to me.

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    Re: 6D for a "Reportage" Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by gfspencer View Post
    I'm thinking the 6D would make a great "reportage" camera. It isn't a great big camera. You could put it in the extra quiet shutter mode and shoot with the 40mm pancake lens. The 6D is a heck of a lot quieter than my old M8 and unlike the M8 the 6D is full frame and works great in low light.

    What do you think?
    I opted for the 5dIII instead because I have 2 small fast kids and wanted max. AF. I am quite happy with the camera. The quiet shutter is nice.
    However I never found the shutter sound of M8/M9 to be a problem.
    And a 6d is still considerable bigger than a M8.
    If you compare the M8 with the 6d I would say:
    6d advantage:
    +much better IQ when shooting ISO 1000 and higher
    +AF
    + more MP - advantage for big prints

    M8 advantages:
    + IMO up to ISO 640 more "pop" IQ
    + smaller (specially the lenses) (the Canon 40 is maybe very small, but its an exception and I doubt you can compare its optical quality to the Leica/Zeiss/CV lenses)

    I still use both systems - the Canon I use when I want long reach or need fast AF or in low low light. However I would prefer a fast 50mm or 35mm over the 40mm pancake.

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    Question How does the 6D IQ compare to a D600 in RAW?

    I am Trying to decide if I want a 6D or a D600... just wondering how the IQ compares?

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    Re: How does the 6D IQ compare to a D600 in RAW?

    Quote Originally Posted by hassiman View Post
    I am Trying to decide if I want a 6D or a D600... just wondering how the IQ compares?
    You can't beat the 6D in low light.

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    Re: 6D for a "Reportage" Camera

    Believe it or not I get clean iso 6400 on the 6D.

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    Re: 6D for a "Reportage" Camera

    After much deliberation (and vacillation) among the myriad of fantastic camera choices today I've decided to move away from mfT where I had been for a good while and Foveon APS-C (which I find too limiting at times) and opt for FF.

    The photography I like is generally random people shots (which I suppose could be considered 'street' photography) and landscape. I've rarely used flash and prefer available light. (In studio portrait conditions where I do use flash it's just a single large light bank and a white card reflector for fill.) So I guess that qualifies for 'reportage'.

    Like many, a choice has boiled down to two candidates: Canon's 6D and Nikon's D600 (which may soon become supplanted by a rumored D610).
    I've concluded that the features of the 6D, for me, make it an ideal choice for available light work that I prefer.

    The thing is there are two lenses that have caught my eye. The Sigma 35mm f1.4 and the Samyang 85mm f1.4 (for Brenizer style images).

    Has anyone had any experience using this camera (or any other Canon FF) with these optics? Just curious about your impressions of the way these lenses render images.

    Thanks!
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    Re: 6D for a "Reportage" Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by gfspencer View Post
    I'm thinking the 6D would make a great "reportage" camera. It isn't a great big camera. You could put it in the extra quiet shutter mode and shoot with the 40mm pancake lens. The 6D is a heck of a lot quieter than my old M8 and unlike the M8 the 6D is full frame and works great in low light.

    What do you think?
    My question to you is what makes you think it wouldn't be good?
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