Lets talk camera’s. I have added the Canon 6d Mark ii to my collection and felt after having it for a few weeks it might be nice to give it a mini review. You can read about the other camera’s I have here. To be clear this isn’t going to be a particularly technical review because YAWN and I am in no way a professional photographer. Once I have spent more time with my camera I may revisit and give a more in-depth review.
The 6D Mark ii is a leap into a much more professional camera compared to the others I have. She is less forgiving and would be completely a waste of money should you choose to play it safe in auto mode. The price is eye watering make no mistake about that. (Around £1500) However as I take photographs every single day for both instagram, my blog and for personal use, I wanted to take the plunge and invest some time gaining more knowledge about photography and the capabilities of my camera. (Hi 374485 hours spent on youtube working out what button to press) It obviously isn’t necessary to have such a high end camera for creating content for social media platforms. I don’t want anyone to feel that way.
Predominantly I use my cameras for portrait photography and some lifestyle/interiors content too. After some research I decided to buy the 50mm lens knowing this would be capable of capturing amazing background blur on portraits. I only had enough money to purchase one lens and I had to make a choice between an all rounder or one that absolutely smashed one style of photography. So I felt the 50mm would be the best investment.
Photo taken with Canon 6D mark ii
I have noticed a huge difference in the quality of the image and I feel that others may have noticed too as I am getting questions sent over daily asking what camera I am using. The images feel really crisp and the camera is fast to focus, capture and send the images over to my phone using the built in Wifi.
It isn’t a handbag camera like my Olympus Pen so I will still revert back to that camera if I am just popping out places. The Canon is reassuringly weighty and looks chuffing cool too. I actually feel less embarrassed having my photo taken in public with it for some reason.
- The images are notably better quality.
- The built in Wifi means I can transfer images to my smart phone with ease.
- The Canon app allows me to use my phone as a remote to take images with. (This is true for most models of Canon and for my Olympus too)
- The flip screen allows me to photograph high and low angles with ease and for any portraits of myself.
- Using manual modes to create amazing background blur and giving me more creative control over the image has been amazing.
- There is a more diverse range of lenses.
- I feel the Canon picks up better colours/depth of colour than the Olympus Penn (which often captures very flat light images)
- The price has to be mentioned. However I do believe you get what you pay for.
- There doesn’t seem to be a function to take multiple images on self timer.
- It is complicated to use and I have had to watch some tutorials to start getting used to it.
- It isn’t a camera you can just pop in your handbag and so taking it out with me has to be a little more thought out.
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