The joys of full frame

Thought it was about time to trade up to a full frame body… after a lot of research I settled on the Canon 6D…

The 6D has 95% of the features of the 5D range (plus a few other bits it doesn’t) and is substantially cheaper (especially secondhand)… main thing for me though is the 6D sensor compared to that of the 5D… the 6D has a higher pixel pitch and larger photosite area than the 5D which means its a little better at handling low light, high ISO’s and has better dynamic range…. this means it should perform a little better for starry night pics etc 🙂

It was a full moon Wednesday night so seemed a good idea to try for a pic… first problem… it wasn’t 100% clear… there were wispy clouds in front of the moon all evening so had to make do… took a few shots and the first obvious thing is how much smaller the moon was in frame… this of course is the ‘advantage’ of crop sensor cameras… with the 100-400 and 2x extender on a crop sensor gives an effective focal length of 1230mm… on full frame its back to ye olde 800mm… booo

Just to put that into perspective here are a couple of unedited full moon shots… first one is from my 50D crop sensor body taken on Feb 23rd 2016…

Raw moon shot from the 50D (crop sensor)

…and this one is one from the 6D taken on March 23th 2016

Raw moon shot from the 6D (full frame sensor)

Means a heavier crop on the final image so here is the result of that… first the final image from the 50D

Full moon - Canon 50d

..and the final image from the 6D…

Full moon - Canon 6D

Resolution wise the 50D comes in at 2,616 x 1,744 while the 6D cropped to 1,821 x 1,214…

Interestingly the 6D image appears more detailed than the 50D image despite the 50D image being taken on a perfectly clear night while the 6D image had a haze over it… in fact if you look at the unedited 6D image you will notice the ‘halo’ from the clouds being lit by the moon…

I have also taken a few other images with the 6D… loving how it handles tbh…

Ebby being naughty…
ebby being naughty

Couple of shots from near where I live

And thought I would revisit the bridge… unfortunately it was the wrong time of day and the sun was in the wrong place but I grabbed a couple of shots anyway…

If the sun still appears to be out later I will venture up to Coaley Peak and see if I can have another go at a sunset…

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