Which One?: Canon 6D Mk II vs Canon 6D Original Comparison

Be sure to check out our Canon 6D Mk II first impressions.

When you ask the question of Canon 6D Mk II vs Canon 6D there are bound to be a lot of other questions that come up. With today’s announcement of the new Canon 6D Mk II, lots of photographers are wondering whether or not they should upgrade. I personally own the Canon 6D original; and it’s been one of my favorite Canon DSLRs for many years now. Some of the biggest updates to the line include a vari-angle LCD screen and a new 26MP full frame sensor. But there are a number of other differences too.

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The Canon 6D Mk II Sports a Vari-Angle LCD Screen With No 4K Video

Be sure to also check out our Canon 6D Mk II hands on first impressions.

Rumors about the Canon 6D Mk II have been circulating the web for a while now; and today the camera is getting officially announced. The new Canon 6D Mk II is in many ways an incremental upgrade from the original Canon 6D in that it’s not doing a whole lot to reinvent the wheel. Canon is using a brand new 26MP full frame sensor at the heart with the ability to go from ISO 100 to 40,000. It can shoot at up to 6.5 fps and when using the 45 autofocus points near the center of the frame you’ll be able to photograph birds and other animals with relative ease. One of the biggest changes to the Canon 6D Mk II is the new Vari-Angle LCD touchscreen. The touchscreen works when trying to take photos in Live View and when you’re trying to navigate the menus. Despite all the improvements to the screen though, there isn’t 4K video present in the camera despite there being 4K timelapse abilities.

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First Impressions: Canon 6D Mk II

Yup, the Canon 6D Mk II is real–and I had the chance to play with it a while back. The new camera is an interesting upgrade that is bound to be a hit with Canon die hard fanatics and those who love DSLRs. But those of us who have moved onto mirrorless cameras or have been considering them may be just a bit disappointed. In many ways, the Canon 6D Mk II feels like the Canon 5D Mk III. The original Canon 6D, which I own, feels like a true update to the Canon 5D Mk II–and so this evolution only makes sense. Like the original before it, the Canon 6D Mk II isn’t really designed to be a workhorse camera the way that the 5D series have always been. However, there are a lot of features that will surely make it an appropriate secondary camera.

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Photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders Talks About His Portrait Process

All images in this post are screenshots from the video by Epson.

Photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders has created photo series’ that have been exhibited at the Sundance Film Festival amongst other places. He’s a celebrity portrait photographer who started out, admittedly, not know what he was doing. But later on he learned and eventually networked with a number of celebrities–which translates into him eventually photographing them. Since he’s been doing this for a while and on large format, he’s still very tied to the print. Until a few years ago, there weren’t any fine art matte papers that got the image perfect. But Epson’s new(ish) Legacy Fibre paper is exactly what he wants.

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The Top 6 Professional Printers for Photographers With Not a Lot of Space

What’s old is new, and similarly to how film photography has started to become more popular again among photography enthusiasts, the idea of printing photographs is a thing finding new life with the younger generation of photographers. This means that as a photographer you will need to consider the choice between printing on your own and sending out to a lab – the latter of which is obviously the more common approach these days.

That said, there is a really good case to be made these days for taking on the printing of your images on your own – the ability to really fine tune your prints to look perfect and choosing your own paper to name a few. But should you decide that printing your images in-house is something you want to consider, what printers should you be looking at?

We aren’t talking about multi-purpose fax/scanner/copier printers here, and the semi-professional and professional level printer industry, despite shrinking, has come a long way. So in this post we will be sharing with you our top picks for those of you looking into high quality photo printing at your home or business. Continue reading…

Pierre Melion’s Documentary Photography of a Vanishing Japanese Fish Market

All images by Pierre Melion. Used with permission.

Photographer Pierre Melion is on a mission to relate the tale of a piece of Japanese culture that’s going to disappear in one way or another. The project is called the The Tsukiji Compromise and focuses on a Japanese fish market that’s being levelled to make room for an Olympic Town. Pierre’s cinematic images do a wonderful job of telling the story.

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CineStill 50D is Finally Here in the 120 Film Format (Lots of Sample Photos)

The folks over at CineStill have finally got CineStill 50D in the 120 format ready. CineStill 50D, for the uninitiated, the a low ISO, fine grain color negative emulsion. It is Kodak Vision film repackaged for 35mm and now 120 use. The difference is the removal of the remjet layer which lets it be processed C41 typically. We’ve reviewed the film in 35mm format and we’ve also used it in some of our review.

CineStill’s press release, which we have early access to and they’re allowing us to distribute early, is after the jump. Plus there are tech specs and sample images.

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Review: Tamron 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD (Canon EF-S)

The Tamron 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD is a lens that has been sorely needed for a while: it delivers a wide angle zoom option to APS-C DSLRs while putting in weather sealing, good autofocus performance, light weight, and overall great image quality. It’s a fantastic option for the photographer that has been looking for a way to shoot wide landscapes and cities with their APS-C DSLR while on vacation–or even just for fun. When you consider the weather sealing abilities built into the lens along with the relatively recent major improvements that Tamron has been making to their lenses, there is almost no reason to not consider the Tamron 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD lens.

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