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Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« on: December 02, 2012, 03:34:13 PM »
   I think I'm gonna leap to the 6D (from a T1i).  I already have a 100 2.0 and 200 2.8 so I'm good for indoor sports.  I'll likely eventually get a 100-400 for outdoor sports. 
   There's a good chance that the upcoming 35 1.4 II will be the "best" normal lens.  Any recommendations on what to get in the mean-time (just for general all-around non-sports use)?  Maybe something that would be a good value for now and/or something that'll coexist well with a 35 prime.  40 2.8, 17-40, 50 1.4 or 24-70 4.0 IS maybe?
   Thanks for any suggestions.
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Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« on: December 02, 2012, 03:34:13 PM »

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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012, 04:53:19 PM »
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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2012, 05:02:00 PM »
Latest sigma 35mm f1.4 received good feedbacks.

But...on a 6D, that's a wide angle lens, not a normal lens.
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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012, 05:35:16 PM »
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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2012, 05:39:02 PM »
EF 50mm f1.4 is a decent normal for a midrange ff like 6D ... All things including price, build, ftm, and IQ considered. It is a good performer from f/2.0 on up.. Not bad for the price.
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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2012, 05:59:47 PM »
For a general use, the best "value" would be the 50mm f/1.4 or the 24-70mm f/2.8L or f/4L.  The zooms would give you some more versatility on the wide end and are not too far apart in price.
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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2012, 06:05:08 PM »
50 1.4, same as for the 5D3

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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2012, 06:28:29 PM »
Best money/IQ value is 50mm 1.8 II.

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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2012, 06:38:54 PM »
No votes for the 40mm f/2.8? Talk about "best value", that lens is awesome.
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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2012, 06:40:41 PM »
I am a beginner but the BEST VALUE I think would be the 24-105 F4 L.  It is cheaper as a kit lens on the 6D and if you don't like it you can probably sell it without losing any money.
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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2012, 07:16:38 PM »
I am a beginner but the BEST VALUE I think would be the 24-105 F4 L.  It is cheaper as a kit lens on the 6D and if you don't like it you can probably sell it without losing any money.

+1.  Good value as a kit, but really lowly priced with the 6D in some instances.  Primes would complement the 24-105 nicely.

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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2012, 07:44:16 PM »
I agree with eh 24-105.  It is a great walk around lens.  It's "kit" price is usually $800, and i sold my 3 year old well worn copy of this lens for $800 when I sold my 5DII and bought a III (as kit with a new 24-105)

Although "normal" in FF is considered 50mm only by some, that always seemed silly to me.  Why would "telephoto" and "wide" cover a huge range, and "normal" is only a single focal length?  I'd say 35 to 80mm is normal. 


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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2012, 08:01:13 PM »
+1 for 24-105 f4 and/or 50mm 1.8

With 'value' being the keyword...  the 24-70 has marginally better IQ and larger aperture than the 24-105, but its also way more expensive and doesnt have IS.  Especially considering you get it for a fraction of the price if you're buying the kit.

the 50 1.4 is also only marginally better than the 1.8, in my opinion.  It does not warrant spending 3x as much if you're on any kind of budget.  And if you are willing to spend that high, check out the slightly more expensive but more noticeably better Sigma 50mm 1.4.  With that sigma available, and rumors of a new canon 1.4 coming soon, I wouldnt consider buying the current 1.4...
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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2012, 08:01:13 PM »

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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2012, 08:19:06 PM »
No votes for the 40mm f/2.8? Talk about "best value", that lens is awesome.

Gets my vote - at $200 it was the easiest decision I've made. incredibly light, great focus, sharp images, and a metal mount.

The 50mm 1.4 is also great and about the same price, really. It's brighter, but the 40mm has a newer "STM" drive, which is supposedly nearly silent when paired with newer Canons. I'm assuming it will work for near silent focusing with the 6D as well.

Depends on your needs really - do you think you'll be taking a lot of videos? Is size and weight a consideration? Do you need silent focusing?

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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2012, 09:08:34 PM »
24-105 L
best all around lens

and 50 f/1.4 for the USM moter and build quality over the 1.8 which moter doesn't focus accurately in dark environments

the 85 1.8 USM or the 100mm f/2 are quite handy too!

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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2012, 09:08:34 PM »