Canon EOS 6D Mark II dynamic range

Everyone Says the Canon EOS 6D Mark II Dynamic Range is Crap… But Is It?

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Does the Canon EOS 6D Mark II dynamic range suck?

There's a lot of chatter about the dynamic range on the Canon EOS 6D Mark II but I thought I'd go do a bit of research and see what some of the folks I respect who do camera reviews have had to say about the Canon EOS 6D Mark II dynamic range.

And surprisingly (or maybe not), in real world usage, there's not a lot to complain about.

What you're free to complain about is that we're even talking about it and that the Canon EOS 6D Mark II doesn't have a compelling reason to upgrade over the previous version (other than the flippy dippy screen).

Of course, the Canon EOS 6D Mark II has the Dual Pixel AF for video, but they also chose not to include a headphone jack (lame).

Ok, so what do the reviewers say? I'll start with the most detailed dynamic range review I could find of folks I watch and that'd be Dustin Abbott:

Canon EOS 6D Mark II | Dynamic Range Examination | Photographer Dustin Abbott takes a detailed look at the real world dynamic range and high ISO performance from the new Canon 6D Mark II.

Check out the image gallery:


An earlier video from Fro about the dynamic range

The Canon 6D Mark II Has Terrible “Dynamic Range” Right? Well…. not exactly. All of this Dynamic Range talk is a little out of hand in my opinion. The reports are that at 100 ISO the dynamic range of the cropped sensor 80D is better than the full frame sensor of the 6D Mark II at the base ISO.

Some full reviews that cover dynamic range:

Canon 6D Mark II Real World Review: The camera so many people complained about before actually using it. Are some of the complaints warranted, absolutely, but is the camera usable to get great results? Download RAW files here


(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


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  1. “Everyone Says the Canon EOS 6D Mark II Dynamic Range is Crap… But Is It?”

    No, it’s not! It is beyond crap, it’s an embarrassment for 2017!

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