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  • I've gone mirrorless

    The minister of finance gave me the nod to spend up on a FF body last week so didn't hesitate to start researching available candidates. I quickly narrowed it down to a choice of 5D Mark IV and R6. There wasn't much difference price-wise, with the catch being JBHIFI and Digital Camera Warehouse had no stock of the R6. I ended up getting the R6 + Converter + 2 x 64 GB 300/200MB/s SD cards at digiDirect for $3,800.
    The 5D had better resolution and more Megapixels, but the R6 has exactly the same resolution and MP as my 7DII and I've printed images as big as 4200mm on the longest side without any issues. What sold me on the R6 is the advanced focusing system.
    I've been fiddling around since last Friday watching youtube and reading the manual and taking lots of photo's in the back yard. It's going a rather steep learning curve, luckily I'm familiar with the menu system on the Canon's.
    Does the focusing match up to the hype, You be the judge. I went out today with the Siggy 150-600 mounted on the R6 not sure how an EF lens would work on the Mirrorless even with the R-EF converter.

    I had Subject to detect set to animal and eye detection enabled.
    The first image in each series is a screenshot from DPP showing the focus point, the second image is a cropped version with minimal PP.

    #1
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    #1
    Camera Model Canon EOS R6
    Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
    Tv(Shutter Speed) 1/800
    Av(Aperture Value) 5.6
    Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
    ISO Speed 100
    Auto ISO Speed ON
    Lens Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary 015
    Focal Length 275.0mm
    Image Quality CRAW
    White Balance Mode Auto: Ambience priority
    AF Mode Servo AF
    Servo AF Case 1
    Subject to detect Animals
    Subject switching Enable (slow)
    AF area select mode Face detection + Tracking AF
    Drive Mode Single shooting

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    #2
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    #2
    Camera Model Canon EOS R6
    Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
    Tv(Shutter Speed) 1/1000
    Av(Aperture Value) 6.3
    Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
    Exposure Compensation 0
    ISO Speed 100
    Auto ISO Speed ON
    Lens Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary 015
    Focal Length 421.0mm
    Image Quality CRAW
    AF Mode Servo AF
    Servo AF Case 1
    Tracking sensitivity 0
    Accel./decel. tracking 0
    Subject to detect Animals
    Subject switching Enable (slow)
    AF area select mode Face detection + Tracking AF
    Drive Mode Single shooting

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    #3 I was very impressed with the camera being able to separate the bird from similar coloured background.
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    #3
    Camera Model Canon EOS R6
    Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
    Tv(Shutter Speed) 1/400
    Av(Aperture Value) 6.3
    Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
    Exposure Compensation 0
    ISO Speed 100
    Auto ISO Speed ON
    Lens Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary 015
    Focal Length 388.0mm
    Image Quality CRAW
    AF Mode Servo AF
    Servo AF Case 1
    Tracking sensitivity 0
    Accel./decel. tracking 0
    Subject to detect Animals
    Subject switching Enable (slow)
    AF area select mode Face detection + Tracking AF
    Drive Mode Single shooting

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    #4
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    #4
    Camera Model Canon EOS R6
    Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
    Tv(Shutter Speed) 1/1250
    Av(Aperture Value) 6.3
    Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
    Exposure Compensation 0
    ISO Speed 100
    Auto ISO Speed ON
    Lens Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary 015
    Focal Length 388.0mm
    Image Quality CRAW
    AF Mode Servo AF
    Servo AF Case 1
    Tracking sensitivity 0
    Accel./decel. tracking 0
    Subject to detect Animals
    Subject switching Enable (slow)
    AF area select mode Face detection + Tracking AF
    Drive Mode Single shooting

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    And now a test with the subject set to human with eye detection set to enabled.
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    #5
    Camera Model Canon EOS R6
    Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
    Tv(Shutter Speed) 1/640
    Av(Aperture Value) 5.6
    Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
    Exposure Compensation 0
    ISO Speed 100
    Auto ISO Speed ON
    Lens Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary 015
    Focal Length 232.0mm
    Image Size 5472x3648
    Image Quality CRAW
    AF Mode Servo AF
    Servo AF Case 1
    Tracking sensitivity 0
    Accel./decel. tracking 0
    Subject to detect People
    Subject switching Enable (slow)
    AF area select mode Face detection + Tracking AF
    Drive Mode Single shooting

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    Here is a PDF of my spreadsheet, I have left out the video specs as video is not a priority for me. If, however, I do start to do some video with this camera the specs are quite impressive.

    5D Mark IV Vs R6 - R.pdf


    Last edited by Grumpy John; 14-02-2022, 06:09 PM.
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  • #2
    You've got a winner there John. I think I'll put my old 7Dii in the cupboard and just watch your pics.
    I Shoot A Canon

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    I dusted once and it came back. I'm not falling for that again!
    I never make the same mistake twice. I do it like, five or six times, you know, to make sure.

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    • #3
      Just one more. A screenshot from DPP.

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      Camera Model Canon EOS R6
      Firmware Firmware Version 1.5.0
      Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
      Tv(Shutter Speed) 1/800
      Av(Aperture Value) 5.6
      Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
      Exposure Compensation 0
      ISO Speed 100
      Auto ISO Speed ON
      Lens Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary 015
      Focal Length 302.0mm
      Image Quality CRAW
      AF Mode Servo AF
      Servo AF Case 1
      Tracking sensitivity 0
      Accel./decel. tracking 0
      Subject to detect Animals
      Subject switching Enable (slow)
      AF area select mode Face detection + Tracking AF
      Drive Mode Single shooting
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      • #4
        Looking good John. The new focusing systems are amazing. The pelican and the pacific gull, in particular, look really good.
        Alan W

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        • Grumpy John
          Grumpy John commented
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          Thanks for the kind words Alan, I agree the Pelly and gull are the standouts. I would say the adult Pacific Gull is the pick of the bunch.
          I was pretty impressed however that the camera managed such a good job of the juvenile PC considering it blended in pretty well with the rocks.

      • #5
        It's a whole new world. That lot looks impressive and I presume you are happy with the choice you have made.
        Better a full bottle in front of me
        than a full frontal lobotomy.
        Hans

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        • Grumpy John
          Grumpy John commented
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          Very impressed Hans. I've been taking a few shots of a few of our current litter of pups and with the eye detect and tracking enabled it's a lot easier than before.

      • #6
        G'day GJ

        Beaut pics - beaut camera too
        As I have been saying here and elsewhere for the last year or more - mirrorless focussing systems are not to be sneezed at for their speed and overall accuracy - going on my Panny FZ cameras (of which you also have one)

        Phil
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