« on: October 02, 2013, 06:32:07 PM »
Well Tee, if you had stayed with your 300D and the kit lens that came with it, that tele would probably have satisfied you. But your intention to buy a 6D w/24-105 is going to ruin you for lower quality lenses. If you pick up one of those modestly priced telephotos, you will surely be upgrading it in the near future after you compare the images from it to the images from your 24-105, and the resale value of such lenses is rather low. We really are trying to save you money, even if it doesn't seem like it.
Since one of your main photographic intentions is to shoot sports and that frequently requires longer lenses, I wanted to be sure that you understand the difference between a "crop sensor" camera (your Rebel) and a full frame camera (6D). Your Rebel will give you an apparent increase in the magnification of your images by a factor of 1.6x. In other words, a 100mm lens on a 6D will be 100mm. That same lens attached to your Rebel will give the equivalent field of view of a 160mm lens. So not only are full frame cameras more expensive than "crop" cameras, they also require longer (more expensive) lenses to achieve the same magnification. Of course the differences are far more complicated that just this aspect, but it's something to consider. I mention this because if you are trying to keep expenses down, you might be better off picking up a 70D (crop). It would still be quite an upgrade from your Rebel, and would leave you with more money for lenses. My apologies if you already knew this. Good luck with your purchase!