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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2012, 09:37:19 PM »
40/2.8STM is a good value lens for general all-around non-sports use and it seems like this lens will be one of the kit options for 6D.
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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2012, 09:37:19 PM »

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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2012, 09:42:27 PM »
Canon 50mm 1.4

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It's your best bang for the buck regardless of the FF body you're putting it on.
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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2012, 02:48:28 AM »
Canon 50mm 1.4

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It's your best bang for the buck regardless of the FF body you're putting it on.

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That and a 24-105 F4L.

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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2012, 04:37:03 AM »
I've had a 40 f/2.8 for a little over a month.  I'm liking it a lot.  Its on sale for $149.  I've also got a 50 f/1.8.  Although they both sell for a similar price, I'd lean towards the 40mm.  It focuses more smoothly (in AI Servo mode, the 50mm seems to jump all over the place).  Its also quieter and makes less of an annoying "ZZZZZZZ" sound.  Although IQ wise, its hard to say if one is significantly better than the other, the 40mm is a nicer lens to use.

Oh, and it looks cooler too.  Except they should have designed it to take a 58mm lens cap and filters - 52mm filters just don't look right.  Luckily this issue doesn't affect image quality.
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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2012, 09:17:55 PM »
I've had a 40 f/2.8 for a little over a month.  I'm liking it a lot.  Its on sale for $149.  I've also got a 50 f/1.8.  Although they both sell for a similar price, I'd lean towards the 40mm.  It focuses more smoothly (in AI Servo mode, the 50mm seems to jump all over the place).  Its also quieter and makes less of an annoying "ZZZZZZZ" sound.  Although IQ wise, its hard to say if one is significantly better than the other, the 40mm is a nicer lens to use.

Oh, and it looks cooler too.  Except they should have designed it to take a 58mm lens cap and filters - 52mm filters just don't look right.  Luckily this issue doesn't affect image quality.
value for money nothing comes close to the shorty forty
I think with a 6D it will be a pretty nice light easy to handle combo that makes stunning images
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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2012, 04:56:15 PM »
My choices, any will do but they are in my preferable order

-40mm 2.8
-canon 24-105
-canon 24/28 2.8 is


Any of these with a 50mm 1.8 would be great.

-zooms for travel/walk around depending on your shooting style, f4 with the 6d's iso is ok

-primes for fun... The BEST lenses to improve your photography.

But I think the sigma 35mm 14 would suit your needs. It is hard to invest in such an expensive lens such as the 35mm 1.4 ii and then have your ok 100 f2 and 200 2.8, because you always say... "oh I need to use my better lens. "

The sigma 35mm 1.4, along with the canon 40mm would be a good 1000 dollar buy, but any combo of the primes would be good.

But even just get one of the zooms I mentioned, and test what range is your favorite. Although primes make you think abou the image and make you better, sometimes you could actually do better with a different focal length. Be mindful of how wide you want to go for a prime. And also, canon made the 24mm is, 28mm is, and 35mm is specifically for the 6d really, there for the one handed enthusiast, who likes to shoot from the hip.

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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2012, 05:49:17 PM »
If you shoot in good light, or use strobes, I'd strongly consider the 40mm!

It's a great deal, and impressively sharp.  It is also a great size on the 6D.  It's been on my 6D almost non-stop since I received the 6D.
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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2012, 06:46:43 PM »
No votes for the 40mm f/2.8? Talk about "best value", that lens is awesome.
One more vote for the 40/2.8 STM.  It is the BEST value, currently $149.

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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2012, 06:53:55 PM »
Another vote for the 24-105L  I don't actually own the lens because I haven't used a DSLR as a walk-around camera since getting my hands on a Fuji XPRO1.  I have borrowed a friend's copy on a few occasions and it is generally a very versatile/sharp lens, a perfect street sweeper.  If you like primes the current 35 1.4L is a beauty, but if you feel inclined to wait for the new version, check out the 40 2.8 pancake like some have suggested. 

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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2012, 08:19:25 PM »
As regards 'normal', if you mean what the human eye sees (in terms of focal length) w/out moving then normal is about 43mm to 44mm (on a 35mm FF sensor DSLR), so the 40mm Pancake is optimal, plus the 6D can fully use this STM lens (check out website below) and it will be an extremely lightweight combo (and cheaper than the nifty-fifty 1.4 so better 'value')

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/cameras-vs-human-eye.htm

But less versatile than nifty-fifty.  I had the 1.8 version and I can go to at least F2.2 without worrying about IQ.  On second thoughts, 6D is such a low-light performer that you'd probably won't miss shooting that wide open.

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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2012, 04:25:02 AM »
50 1.8! can't go wrong with the thrify-fifty.

i used the 50 1.8 for a couple of years when i started my career.  great lens...until i got it killed...

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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2012, 02:36:54 AM »
50 1.8! can't go wrong with the thrify-fifty.

i used the 50 1.8 for a couple of years when i started my career.  great lens...until i got it killed...

This is one really, really good lens.  If I'm to start all over again and I don't have lots of money to spend (even now, I'm still that way... :D), I'd gladly start with a 5D + 50mm F1.8 II + some external flash.

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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #27 on: December 13, 2012, 05:52:36 AM »
After thinking about the 6d for a long time (jumping from a T1 with a 15-85, Pancake 40mm and 50 1.8 II), Yesterday I finally bought it here in Austria  :D
 
I really like to shoot wide so I didn't wanted the 24-105 so I just bought the Body plus the EF 17-40... What a change, specially the ISO perfomance!!

I would highly recommend the 40mm STM, if you want something lighter and smaller with good IQ (and cheap  ::)

It seems that I don't like the nifty-fifty anymore, I'll wait or maybe i'll just get the 50mm 1.4

Greetings from a really happy guy with his new camera  ;D !!

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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #28 on: December 13, 2012, 07:05:16 AM »
24-105 f4. Or, an ancient 28-80 you can get on ebay for about 30 bucks...
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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2012, 08:11:52 AM »
I got frightened and didn't get anything.  I'm gonna hold off and then maybe go with a 6D/24-70 f4 IS kit one day (and maybe a 35 or 50 prime and long zoom of some sort).  I'll likely do a 6D/7D II comparison when the time comes and see what happens.

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Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2012, 08:11:52 AM »