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Canon 6D or Canon 5D mark iii + which lenses?
« on: December 06, 2012, 11:36:05 AM »
So i've only had one dslr in my life which was the nikon d3100.  Which was back when I was 16 years old. I'm 18 now and just shoot around with my old canon canonet film camera.  What I wanted to ask is which camera do you guys recommend ? I'm going to rent either one on borrowlenses.com i'll be shooting photos in santa cruz california with my girlfriend.  I wanted to know if the canon 6D af is alright. Plus which walk around lenses do you recommend?  I was thinking of the 24-70 mark 1 or 24-105 or even the 135 f.2
I love how the canon 6D has built in wifi so my girlfriend can post the pictures we take on instagram.  I have one but i'm not too big about it since I mostly shoot around with my film camera and go to the local walgreens to process my pictures.
Plus should I insure the camera body?
I take very good care of my camera gear.  But maybe I should insure the lens?
I need advice from pros,am's and enthusiasts please :)

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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2012, 03:13:36 PM »
Probably because your question is too vague?  Have you narrowed down your choice between two cameras?  How much money do you want to spend?  What is most important to you when shooting?  Fast moving, sports, landscape, people?  You said Santa Cruz, so I'm thinking landscape, beaches and people?  Also, 2 years ago, I considered my 28-135mm my walk around lens, now I consider my 70-200mm my new walk around lens, Though if I had the extra money, I would pick up the 24-70 II.  I mostly shoot landscapes and people.  I am considering upgrading to the 6D from a 7D mostly for higher ISO usage.  BTW, I don't have the technical knowledge that most of the people have on this site, but I know what feels right :)  7D is a really nice camera minus the unusable photos past ISO 800.  I'm almost wondering if it's worth the upgrade to the 6D.  I know I'll miss the 1.6x zoom of the crop sensor.

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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2012, 03:18:29 PM »
Oops sorry everyone!
I just wanted to know in simple terms what equipment to rent. I don't have money to buy a dslr so I'm renting.
Canon 6D or Canon 5D mark iii?
It's for walking around, street photography & portraits!
I've seen the 70-200 and that seems like a very good lens to rent out thanks :)
Yeah I would upgrade from the 7D to 6D for the Iso since the 7D has the same sensor as the t3i. But the burst rate is really useful for wild life and sports!

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Re: Canon 6D or Canon 5D mark iii + which lenses?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012, 04:11:32 PM »
rafaelsynths, I would advise against renting the 70-200mm if you are only going to have one lens. It can't zoom out far enough for the general uses you're talking about. The 24-105mm would be a much better choice.

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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2012, 04:37:54 PM »
rafaelsynths, I would advise against renting the 70-200mm if you are only going to have one lens. It can't zoom out far enough for the general uses you're talking about. The 24-105mm would be a much better choice.
So I shouldn't get the 70-200?
I was thinking of the 24-105mm
It's pretty cheap to rent, if I can have another lens which would you recommend (Prime L lens)
50mm 1.2 , 85mm 1.2, or the 135 mm 2.0?
Sorry for asking so much questions I just wanted some creamy bokeh shots too

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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2012, 05:18:56 PM »

So I shouldn't get the 70-200?
I was thinking of the 24-105mm
It's pretty cheap to rent, if I can have another lens which would you recommend (Prime L lens)
50mm 1.2 , 85mm 1.2, or the 135 mm 2.0?
Sorry for asking so much questions I just wanted some creamy bokeh shots too

Perhaps you know from the film camera you've been using what focal lengths you'll want; only you can tell whether you need a wider angle than a 70-200 provides.  If you do get a 70-200, especially if it's a 2.8, you'll be able to do the creamy bokeh thing if you use it at 200mm and get the proportions right between the distances from you to the subject and the subject to the background.  But if 70-200 won't do, rent 24-105 for general purpose + 135/2 or 200/2.8 for creaminess (or one of the 1.2s - I prefer longer, but that's me; you may not...).

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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2012, 05:22:00 PM »
for walking around, street photography & portraits in and around Santa Cruz, especially with the stated value of Wifi, and with a budget of two lenses I would pick

6D
24-105

for a first timer, that will keep you busy learning what these can do.  But, depending on the size of that budget I would suggest in addition:
70-200  f/2.8 IS
or
135 f/2 

These two have different purposes, strengths and weaknesess.  the zoom will get you head shots at a greater distance, and more reach and more flexibility in combination with the 24-105, and will  give you a taste for the the longer focal lengths.  Overall a much better vacation type choice in combination with the 24-105.  On the other hand, the 135 will get you another stop of light, and softer bokah compared to the zoom, but its focal lengh is not that much longer than from the 24-105, so it will be more of a botique lens, reserved for specific effects that you want, rather than focal length flexibility. 

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Re: Canon 6D or Canon 5D mark iii + which lenses?
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2012, 05:37:22 PM »
Don't expect lots replies in a short time, and you have a lot of unknowns for folks to consider.

Do you still have the 3100 or the lens?  A particular reason you're going away from it?

Do you have unlimited funds or are you trying to stay within a budget?

Is the look you are going for needing a shallow depth of field?

Are you needing a zoom or a prime lens?

What is the final use of said photos?  Modeling or portfolio or ???

Will you be shooting film at the same time??

What level of light are you working with and do you need to incorporate things like a flash or reflector?

5D mk3 is an amazing camera, with a much better 'known' quantity, while the 6D has a more unknown feel. 

A 5D mk3 with a 24-70 mark2 and a 70-200 2.8IS mark2 will cover 90% of what you could possibly want, but that remaining 10% is different for everyone...
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Re: Canon 6D or Canon 5D mark iii + which lenses?
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2012, 05:43:57 PM »
This isn't Reddit man, this forum moves at a much slower pace than some, definitely too slow to warrant "bumping" twice in 10 minutes. 

As for your question, I think the 6D would be adequate for what you're trying to do.  Try out that with the 24-105 or 24-70 and just go from there, should be more than enough to keep you busy for a while.
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