I was pretty pumped with the Canon 6D Mark II was announced. It wasn’t announced with a lot of fanfare for its video quality and there was no 4K video under the hood. However, it looked like THE full frame camera to have if you were a serious photographer on a budget. Unfortunately, early tests are starting to show that the dynamic range is rather lackluster for a full frame camera in 2017.
Check out DP Review’s examination of what happens when we push the shadows in the 6D Mark II at lower ISO settings. Also, Photons to Photos gives us a nice DxO Mark comparison chart to examine the results wit the Canon 80D beating it out at lower ISO settings.
Of course, most of this is still just charts and testing environment images; however, a real world limitation that’s obvious is the limited ability to push the shadows when processing RAW images. I’m still looking forward to trying the 6D Mark II out to see just how well it can perform across the board. Obviously, there is a lot more to a camera than just one spec result but it is still disheartening to hear these early reports on it.