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Old December 27th, 2013, 12:46 PM   #1
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6D with 24-105 f/4

Any wedding shooters here using a 6D with 24-105L f4? Looking to upgrade from a 60d and would like feedback on whether this f4 lens with the high ISO capabilities of the full frame 6D, would be more than ok to use specially during bridal and groom preps...also how high do you go on the ISO for the 6D before noticing any noise? Thanks!

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Old December 27th, 2013, 04:40 PM   #2
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Re: 6D with 24-105 f/4

Hi Kren,

We shot weddings with 60Ds before upgrading to a couple of 5D Mk3s and a 6D. The low light performance of the Mk3 and 6D is just about identical. Maybe a very slight edge to the 6D.

My wife shoots most of the bride prep. With the 60D, she mainly used a Tamron 17-50 2.8 VC. Now with the Mk3, she primarily uses the Canon 24-105 f/4. It's a great lens for prep and really all through the day. On a full frame camera, 24-105 is a very nice range and the IS is great.

When we were considering making the move to the Mk3/6D, I was a little worried about an f/4 lens because with the 60Ds we used a few 2.8 zooms and primarily fast primes. I was very pleased to be able to shoot at f/4 in all but the darkest of scenes.

I have not shot any side by side noise level tests, but I would say the noise level at 1600 ISO on the 60D is about the same of the noise level at 10,000- 12,800 on the Mk3/6D. That may be hard to believe, but it's true. For weddings with the Mk3/6D, we don't worry at all about shooting 6400 ISO, and really 8000 isn't that bad either.

Let me know if you have any additional questions that I can help with.
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Old December 28th, 2013, 02:25 PM   #3
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Re: 6D with 24-105 f/4

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The low light performance of the Mk3 and 60D is just about identical. Maybe a very slight edge to the 6D.
I'm assuming there's a typo in there, the 60D and the 5dmk3 are no where close as far as low light performance and noise goes.. The 6D and the 5mk3 are, the 5dmk3 in my opinion has the slight advantage.

However, I prefer the 6D over the 5dmk3, especially for wedding videography. If you're shooting with a slower lens on the 6D, the low light performance will indeed make up for it. You'll also have a deeper DOF at f4 rather than shooting on a standard prime @ 2.0 or 2.8. The 6D is easily useable at 10,000 iso, the 60D isn't useable past 3200.
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Old December 28th, 2013, 02:42 PM   #4
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Re: 6D with 24-105 f/4

Hi Chris,

Thanks for pointing that out. My mistake. It should have said 6D instead of 60D. I just changed it.

Why do you prefer the 6D of the Mk3 for weddings? I actually prefer the Mk3 for weddings because of the lack of moire, being able to adjust the audio levels while recording as well as the dedicated WB button on the Mk3.
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Old December 30th, 2013, 12:22 PM   #5
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Re: 6D with 24-105 f/4

Thanks for your input Mark...btw do you still use manual lenses with your MarkIII or 6d? my mf collection has dwindled down to 2, the nikkor 50 1.4 and Helios m-44 f2.

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Old December 30th, 2013, 01:01 PM   #6
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Hi Kren,

You are welcome. Since making the switch I do use more Canon L glass, but I still use several vintage lenses from time to time with the Mk3/6D. Primarily a Nikon 35mm 1.4, a Zeiss 50mm 1.4 and Zeiss 85mm 1.4.
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