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Re: 24-105L or Sigma 35.1.4 for 6D walk-around
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2013, 01:21:41 PM »
dont think the that wide zoom will fit on the full frame
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Re: 24-105L or Sigma 35.1.4 for 6D walk-around
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2013, 01:21:41 PM »

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Re: 24-105L or Sigma 35.1.4 for 6D walk-around
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2013, 01:24:21 PM »
dont think the that wide zoom will fit on the full frame

No, you're right that it won't fit. It's an EFS so crop-only. That's why I don't think I'll use it.
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Re: 24-105L or Sigma 35.1.4 for 6D walk-around
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2013, 02:48:23 PM »
Just some followup - I went ahead and bought the 6D + 24-105L kit, and I'm really impressed with both. The distortion at 24mm is pretty extreme but Lightroom's lens profile and the 6D corrections for in-camera Jpegs are quite effective so I can live with that. Background blur isn't as easy to achieve as I'd hoped (not bad at 105/f4 up close, but not awesome), but I have a 85/1.8 and that's wonderful on this camera for blurring the background for portraits. The 24-105L corners are great compared to my 17-40L even on crop so that's a welcome change. (On the other hand the 17-40 corners on FF are really bad at 17mm - nothing like the 10-22 at 10mm on the 50D).

I'll definitely keep the 24-105 for versatility and plan to add a fast 24 or 35 down the road. Thanks for all the advice.

« Last Edit: May 04, 2013, 02:55:26 PM by wsheldon »
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Re: 24-105L or Sigma 35.1.4 for 6D walk-around
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2013, 04:02:29 PM »
Hi, i have 24-105mm, last week i make few test with new tamron 24-70mm and sigma 35mm
my decision iam stay with 24-105mm the reason the 24-105 have a better range and the  picture quality is very near to tamron. the sigma 35mm is very good but iam prefer stay with my tamron 90mm di macro for my utilization Portrait and macro. here http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/330641-USA/Tamron_AF272C700_SP_90mm_f_2_8_Di.html#

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Re: 24-105L or Sigma 35.1.4 for 6D walk-around
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2013, 05:06:14 PM »
if I may say
with a 5d3

a 24-105 is a great lens... for walkaround
24mm is actually pretty wide... and that lens is accurate and sharp too

but also you WILL have 'special needs'

super wide (I also sometimes bring a 14mm II...)
and for fast 'normal' the 35 f1.4 SIGMA...it really is better  than the 35L... used both  a lot...

then a 135 f2...
now you can do cafes'    at night... portraits with more blur...
and a 12mm ext tube... and/or a diopter lens ... ..for OCCASIONAL macros... they also work on 24-105...

and I keep a tam sp pro 1.4x TC...for some more reach ....with 135mm f2 ==> 189mm f2.8
 so now I have all the options

14mm,  24-105mm, 35 f1.4 fast, 135 f2/189mm fast... and some macro

camera and 4 lenses is a complete kit - IMO

start with the 24-105.. then .....consider a fast companion......like 35 1.4...
that pair is already almost a complete kit

maybe super wide 14m..........maybe fast tele (135mm)..

this really is a pretty complete kit...extended


I have ....70-200 (f4 and f28)  but they are bigger and heavier.... the others go out more...

back to 24-105............ the basic start point...add specialty things as you  go/grow

just my opinion

plus these are avail used..... and are medium priced lenses...

6D looks sensitive.. it will love the 35 1.4 (sigma OR Canon) and 135 f2 ...as you add them....
even from the used market...



TOM

p.s
I used to carry the hood from the 35L 1.4.... and use it on the 135 too.. saved space...handy
they are a kit in themselves..

then add 14L II
and the 24-105 is flex and quick response lens...

hope you get the 24-105 first..... then ONE specialist lens...at a time

enjoy

« Last Edit: May 04, 2013, 05:09:33 PM by TommyLee »

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Re: 24-105L or Sigma 35.1.4 for 6D walk-around
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2013, 05:16:48 PM »
I shoot with my 24-105  when I don't know what distance I'm going to be at and I have the presumption of good light.  I  take it my 50 mm  when I know it will be indoor or low light.   But the fifty is limited because it gets soft below f2.8  so it isn't a great low light lens.   the sigma 35  is sharp wide open and is on my to do list.   I'd actually suggest getting the 35 mm.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100L->85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm ->100L & 85L

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Re: 24-105L or Sigma 35.1.4 for 6D walk-around
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2013, 05:29:57 PM »
I shoot with my 24-105  when I don't know what distance I'm going to be at and I have the presumption of good light.  I  take it my 50 mm  when I know it will be indoor or low light.   But the fifty is limited because it gets soft below f2.8  so it isn't a great low light lens.   the sigma 35  is sharp wide open and is on my to do list.   I'd actually suggest getting the 35 mm.

Yes, I think this will be a great lens for outdoor events (which I shoot often) because I need to shoot at varying distances. I'll also bring my 70-200f4 for discrete close-ups. I decided to sell my 10-22, so that will net over $500 towards the 35/1.4 -- after using the 6D and 24-105 + 17-40 I don't think I'll be shooting with my 50D in that range any more. That camera will probably stay "bolted" to my 100-400 for zoo/wildlife trips.

I agree with TommyLee as well about adding specialty lenses as needs evolve.

Thanks.
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Re: 24-105L or Sigma 35.1.4 for 6D walk-around
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2013, 05:29:57 PM »