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Re: Best lenses for canon 5D mark iii or 6D
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2012, 12:50:05 AM »
If I had such a budget I'd go all prime other than the kit lens:
5DIII plus kit $ 3700
24 L II $ 1500
50 L $ 1400
135 L $ 1000
Alternatively, 35L + 85L along with the 135L
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Re: Best lenses for canon 5D mark iii or 6D
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2012, 12:50:05 AM »

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Re: Best lenses for canon 5D mark iii or 6D
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2012, 02:00:45 AM »
If I had such a budget I'd go all prime other than the kit lens:
5DIII plus kit $ 3700
24 L II $ 1500
50 L $ 1400
135 L $ 1000
Alternatively, 35L + 85L along with the 135L
Happy shooting!

Hey that would be a pretty damn nice kit though.


Best lenses for a 5D3 or a 6D? Thats a highly subjective question.

What I'd do? A 16-35mm f2.8L ii, 70-200mm f2.8L is ii and if I could swing it, a 50L f1.2. I'd also try to get a 1.4x tele converter for the 70-200 too. - If you can't quite manage that, I know the 70-300mm f4-5.6L is also extremely good, in fact in my opinion very extremely good. Or of course the other 70-200's instead.

That would bring you probably close to your budget limit. But it would be an extremely useful piece of kit. My opinion - the new 24-70 isn't worth it but then again your not me so I can't judge that.
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Re: Best lenses for canon 5D mark iii or 6D
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2012, 10:02:05 AM »
Why don't you begin with buying a kit with the excellent EF 24-105 mm? Take say 1000 photographs in different situations, indoors and outdoors, then produce a statistical overview of the focal distances you have used in practice.

Best advice so far.

You will very quickly be able to discern whether you need more speed, longer reach (telephoto), or wider angle. Unless you are rebuilding a previous kit of lenses where you know exactly what you want, buying everyting at once will likely lead to an unnecessary or inappropriate selection.

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Re: Best lenses for canon 5D mark iii or 6D
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2012, 10:42:09 AM »
I am very happy with my lenses and my 5D3 but if I had to repurchase all of it and kept it at a reasonable budget (NO lenses over $1200) I'd do this:

14mm Samyang-$399
40 Pancake-$199
50 1.4-$369
24-105-$919
100 Macro-$659
135 L-$969
70-200 2.8-$1200
1.4 Mkiii Extender-$429


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Re: Best lenses for canon 5D mark iii or 6D
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2012, 11:00:13 AM »
so $8k to upload photos to instagram?  an iPhone would do that better than a dslr.  I am all for getting the best possible, but that seems a little overkill to me.  I think that begs the question of what else do you plan to do with the camera? Family? vacations?  I assume a little all of the above, in which case a 5diii is a great option.   

Personally I like the suggestion of buying the 5diii plus kit lens then see where you spend most of your time FL wise and fill in from there.  Obviously money isn't an object so you shouldn't need to rush out and spend it all at once. 

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Re: Best lenses for canon 5D mark iii or 6D
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2012, 03:18:19 PM »
so $8k to upload photos to instagram?  an iPhone would do that better than a dslr.  I am all for getting the best possible, but that seems a little overkill to me.  I think that begs the question of what else do you plan to do with the camera? Family? vacations?  I assume a little all of the above, in which case a 5diii is a great option.   

Personally I like the suggestion of buying the 5diii plus kit lens then see where you spend most of your time FL wise and fill in from there.  Obviously money isn't an object so you shouldn't need to rush out and spend it all at once. 
The point isn't instagram.  My girlfriend loves instagram, she's not to into my photography talk so I thought might as well get her a feature she would love and try getting into photography through the canon 6D.

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Re: Best lenses for canon 5D mark iii or 6D
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2012, 01:46:26 AM »
I have a $8000 budget of getting a body and some lenses.
I love how the canon 6D has wifi so I can upload pictures directly to Instagram .
But the 5D mark iii has surpurb auto focus.
I'm mostly looking into carrying this camera through the city shooting street photography and portraits.
Help?
Just these two cameras please do not recommend me any other one.

You wrote elsewhere you don't have money to rent a dSLR so you are renting. Here you say you have a budget of 8k. What's going on here
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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: Best lenses for canon 5D mark iii or 6D
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Re: Best lenses for canon 5D mark iii or 6D
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2012, 03:15:15 AM »
About 8 months ago he posted that he was going to fix up and sell for $20,000 a GMC truck that his father was giving him for HS graduation. They were to split the profit. Maybe that is the $8,000 budget and the truck hasn't sold yet.

OTOH, maybe he is dreaming and posts in his sleep ;D
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Re: Best lenses for canon 5D mark iii or 6D
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2012, 04:25:43 AM »
About 8 months ago he posted that he was going to fix up and sell for $20,000 a GMC truck that his father was giving him for HS graduation. They were to split the profit. Maybe that is the $8,000 budget and the truck hasn't sold yet.

OTOH, maybe he is dreaming and posts in his sleep ;D

Let him dream...  I myself I'm dreaming I have a Nikon D800E.  Oh well, but reality is I'm stuck with Canon and I don't have the money yet to buy an FF.  So I just keep on dreaming while taking pictures with my 500D.   ;D

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Re: Best lenses for canon 5D mark iii or 6D
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2012, 05:13:46 AM »
My first DSLR was a Rebel XSi and my only lenses were the kit 18-55 and 55-250. I was in heaven and took tons of what I thought were great photos (only shot jpg and pp in Canon Image Browser).
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Re: Best lenses for canon 5D mark iii or 6D
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2012, 07:06:07 AM »
I have a Mark II and Mark III.  I am not a professional photographer and I shoot pics around town similar to what you describe that you intend to do.  My main set up for most of my picture taking is 5DMkII or III with EF 135 f2 L.  That lens is awesome for run and gun shooting which is what I do most of the time.

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Re: Best lenses for canon 5D mark iii or 6D
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2012, 07:06:07 AM »