You're sinking your teeth into photography with your DLSR or mirrorless camera, and now you feel it's time to power up your game with a full-frame shooter.
Whether you love capturing breathtaking landscapes or prefer detailed portraits with a beautitful shallow depth-of-field, there are many reasons why getting a full-frame camera can help you take the next step.
Of course, you don't want to break the bank while you're at it. So here's why we believe the Canon EOS 6D Mark II is the perfect entry point for any photographer looking to explore the benefits of full-frame photography.
1. He ain’t heavy, he’s my camera
Whether you're used to handling a mirrorless crop sensor shooter or a simple point-and-shoot like your smartphone, you won't have to worry about paying the price for better photos with an ultra heavy load if you switch over to DSLR. After all, the Canon EOS 6D Mark II is the lightest full-frame DSLR camera ever produced.
Pack it for a weekend shoot or simply take to the street with it - this 756g baby will travel with you easier than your laptop. And even with the affordable Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM lens or the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom lens attached, you'll find the Canon EOS 6D Mark II can still easily be wielded in one hand.
2. Bells and whistles, buttons and wheels
Admit it - you may be balding from all the times you pulled your hair out because of the restricted functions your current camera possesses. And even when what you wanted was available, how many times was it buried deep within a menu?
The Canon EOS 6D MKII is a semi-professional grade DSLR that allows you total control of the kind of shots you want to take. With the various buttons, wheels and a dial, you can easily access and change settings for ISO, AF mode, Drive mode, light metering and other functions - all with just a press of a button or a shift of the dial or wheel.
Nailing a shot without lifting your eye away from the viewfinder has never been easier. Which leads us to…
3. So much more to see
There’s so much more to see from the viewfinder as compared to that of a crop sensor camera. You essentially get exactly what you’re seeing: for example, for wide landscape shots, when you plug a wide-angle 17mm lens in, you get precisely 17mm focal length.
Try attaching a Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens (like in the photo above) and shooting at 20mm focal length - you're practically guaranteed to capture the minutest of nuances, from the tonal range within shadows and highlights, to the faithfully reproduced details and colours from end-to-end.
4. And see even in the dark
You're a creature of the night but your current camera only delivers grainy, blurry photos that don't match up to your adventures. The Canon EOS 6D Mark II’s 26.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor is able to gather much more light and shoot incredibly clearly in the dark, giving you better low-light photos even when the ISO's pushed up to 5000.
5. Delicious, creamy bokeh
Going full-frame with the Canon EOS 6D Mark II (with its larger sensor) allows you to isolate and make your subject pop from the background. A full-frame DSLR gives you smaller depth-of-field, which in turn results in a photograph with deliciously smooth bokeh. Check out the portrait of the blushing bride above, shot with a Canon EF85mm f/1.2L II USM lens - it should please even the most terrifying of bridezillas.
This is a camera that would be great if you're striking it out as a wedding photographer, or even for hobbyists who love shooting toys and other cool collectibles - you get photos that transport the viewer into another world.
6. Go large
Looking to make large prints of the amazing landscape photos you took on your trip to picturesque Iceland, the mountains of Patagonia or New Zealand's breathtaking South Island? Full-frame sensors like on the Canon EOS 6D Mark II naturally have a larger pixel size to capture more light and details in your shot, resulting in sharper images great for making 8x10 prints (you can go even larger with image enhancement software).
Pair the camera with a professional photo printer like Canon ImageProGraf Pro-500, made for advanced photographers and artists to achieve archival-quality A2 prints reproduced with the highest sharpness and quality.
7. Not too painful on your wallet
Upgrading to the Canon EOS 6D Mark II will set you back S$2899 (body only), which is surprisingly affordable compared to most full-frame cameras available in the market today.
Plus, if you’ve invested in the Canon family of lenses (you should always arm yourself with more lenses first before deciding to upgrade your camera body), you’re already ready to embrace this full-frame camera - with so many options to shoot for just about any photography niche in mind.