Canon 6d Mark Ii Focus Points

By | 15/11/2022

6d Mark II owners: is the AF points spread limiting you?

Otto Sporteman

6d Mark II owners: is the AF points spread limiting you?

Long story brusk: am because a motion to FF from my 80d.

Biggest drawback of the 6d MkII to me is the AF points spread just I’d like to hear from actual users of the photographic camera how is the spread affecting your composition and how reliable information technology is.

Thanks!



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Re: 6d Mark II owners: is the AF points spread limiting yous?


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Information technology’due south non bothering  to me, All the same use the focus –>recompose technique on all our systems.

Once in a while i’ll select an other focus indicate or section, but 97% of the time heart point is used.

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Otto Sporteman

Re: 6d Mark Two owners: is the AF points spread limiting you?


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I try to avoid focus and recompose, especially when dealing with broad Apertures.

I estimate that if I’d use the technique I’d rather take the original 6d then :/



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The Aussie Viking

Re: No, it isn’t. However…


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Otto Sporteman wrote:

Long story short: am considering a motility to FF from my 80d.

Biggest drawback of the 6d MkII to me is the AF points spread simply I’d like to hear from actual users of the camera how is the spread affecting your composition and how reliable it is.

Cheers!

…my previous camera was the 6D, and the outer AF points were not very useful, and so I never used them, whereas the outer AF points work smashingly well with the 6D2. So, while the spread is non equally large as I would like, it’s a lot bigger than just using the center AF signal on the 6D.

Since y’all’re coming from the 80D, however, you may find it something of an issue, as the AF points embrace only 2/three as much of the width and top of the viewfinder on the 6D2 equally they practice on the 80D.

I’ve always fix my Camera’southward to shoot centre Signal in Mural mode, and to the right of Middle for Portrait (Camera in portrait mode the point is about 2/3rds upward). The 6D MkII has plenty of a spread to do that nicely, and a bit more choice of sweet spot over the 6D. Just other than those as default, I’m finding the flippy screen touch and focus damn handy, and I’ll normally do that than recollect how to change focus points, as it’s unlike to my 7D MkII.



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Otto Sporteman

Re: No, it isn’t. Nevertheless…


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I desire to avert focus and recompose the more that I can, especially on events/weddings.

The 1.5 to 2 stops of iso performance may not exist able to bring me to FF as of at present, I guess :/



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Otto Sporteman wrote:

Long story brusque: am considering a move to FF from my 80d.

Biggest drawback of the 6d MkII to me is the AF points spread only I’d like to hear from actual users of the camera how is the spread affecting your limerick and how reliable it is.

Thanks!

I have both cameras. The AF coverage of the 6DII leaves you doing the focus and recompose thing in a lot of situations. And on a FF photographic camera that technique is less forgiving.

On the plus side, Single-Point Spot AF is something I find very useful and defective in the 80D. And having an articulating bear upon display on a FF camera is a astonishing – as you would await having the 80D. Then when you are using alive view for low angle shots and such, the AF bespeak spread issue goes away, only yous lose the precision of Single-Point Spot AF. Personally, I would say that the articulating bear on display has opened up more composition possibilities than the smaller AF coverage has limited me.

On residuum, I don’t think the 6D2 is a FF replacement for the 80D. I don’t feel like I could give up the 80D for video, travel, sports and wildlife. If Catechism had but fabricated a FF 80D it would be my ideal.

That said, I have no regrets about buying the 6D2 (with all of its limitations). I view the 6D2 as a improve camera than the 80D with most of the weighting going to the fact that information technology’southward FF.

The most important thing to await at with the 6D2 is the price. If yous can get it for <$1400, it volition be worth it. Simply go on the 80D until yous have used both for a niggling while.

Just my $0.02.