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Best Lens for FF 6D
« on: May 05, 2013, 02:57:04 PM »
Went from a 60D which i sold along with the lenes expect the 50 1.8 and pancake 40mm
what other lens so i get. My wife order me a 70-200mm sigma for my birthday as a surprise

What am i missing
My 6D is amazing wanted a 5d mark 3 but could get to paying so much just so early with me starting out

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Best Lens for FF 6D
« on: May 05, 2013, 02:57:04 PM »

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Re: Best Lens for FF 6D
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2013, 03:01:21 PM »
Some normal range zoom, 24-70mm or 24-105mm.  24-105mm is always a good choice on a budget, great range, IS, and with the high ISO capabilities of the 5D3 the f/4 isn't too limiting.
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Re: Best Lens for FF 6D
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2013, 03:17:11 PM »
Are you wanting the best lens or the cheapest lens?  The Best will be expensive.

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Re: Best Lens for FF 6D
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2013, 05:56:52 PM »
what the heck do you want to photograph?   ???

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Re: Best Lens for FF 6D
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2013, 06:21:28 PM »
600mm f4
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Re: Best Lens for FF 6D
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2013, 06:21:50 PM »
best lens would probably be the 14-300 f2.0

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Re: Best Lens for FF 6D
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2013, 06:24:47 PM »
Best all-around lens for walkaround use - probably the 24-105.

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Re: Best Lens for FF 6D
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2013, 07:10:16 PM »
Best all-around lens for walkaround use - probably the 24-105. the Sigma 200-500mm F2.8 APO EX DG

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Re: Best Lens for FF 6D
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2013, 09:00:05 PM »
To Stinger: since you are starting out, the lenses you have plus the one you're getting give you an excellent start. Use those until it becomes clear what you might need or want next.

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Re: Best Lens for FF 6D
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2013, 09:12:21 PM »
Best all-around lens for walkaround use - probably the 24-105.

+1

The 24-70 f2,8 might be an alternative also.

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Re: Best Lens for FF 6D
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2013, 09:47:14 PM »
To Stinger: since you are starting out, the lenses you have plus the one you're getting give you an excellent start. Use those until it becomes clear what you might need or want next.

+1

This is a pretty good starter kit.  Shoot with these for a few months and see what you like to shoot and what you feel you are missing.
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Re: Best Lens for FF 6D
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2013, 11:01:20 PM »
best lens would probably be the 14-300 f2.0

+1  Oh, but wait, that was only mkI.  8)
vII of the 14-300mm is also f/2.0, but adds a 4.0x built in tele-converter, and has 10 stops IS and USDSM (Ultra-super-duper-supersonic-motor) AF.  ;D

Naturally the mkII retains its status as a Canon EF lens; is a L, weighing in at 300gr, and uses a 58mm filter (because I asked Canon nicely with a 'pretty please' as I already have 2 Hoya filters of that size: CPL and ND).  ;)

Understandably, we all want to know when the mkII will be available. Well, mkII is said to be released along with the Canon 200-400mm f/4 1.4x IS USM, at 20% of the latter's cost. This is again possible, because I asked with a 'please' and said 'thank you for the realisation of a lens of this nature' in my email correspondence with Canon's CEO.  :P

Ok... enough fun from my end! Seriously now... probably the 'best' lens (as a general purpose) is the 24-70mm f/2.8 USM vII - if you can afford that and need / want f/2.8. I use primes for true 'fast glass' so I don't use 'fast glass' zooms. The 24-105mm f/4 IS USM is a good & affordable alternative for the 6D. Or the 24-70mm f/4 IS USM if you want some decent close-up capability. The Tamron 24-70mm VR has also a large fan base.

I have the 15-85mm IS USM on my 7D, and love that lens. It's my go to lens for most all-round situations & travel. If I had a FF, I would probably go for the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 vII on a 5DmkIII, or 24-105mm on a 6D. There are some great package deals going with 6D and 24-105mm at the moment.  I do find 70mm at the tele-end limiting in a FF zoom.

Let us know what you decide, and enjoy taking some photos and sharing! :)

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Re: Best Lens for FF 6D
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2013, 11:28:39 PM »
Start with a 50mm F1.4 (Sigma/Canon or a 40mm pancake though I like the F1.4 more than F2.8).  You can acquire later whatever you think you need.  You can also sell it if you find out later that you don't need it.  A 24-105 F4 L is also a good start.  You can sell it later if you don't need it also without losing much (maybe gain a little bit more if you purchase it as a kit lens).

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Re: Best Lens for FF 6D
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2013, 11:48:33 PM »
Start with a 50mm F1.4 (Sigma/Canon or a 40mm pancake though I like the F1.4 more than F2.8).  You can acquire later whatever you think you need.  You can also sell it if you find out later that you don't need it.  A 24-105 F4 L is also a good start.  You can sell it later if you don't need it also without losing much (maybe gain a little bit more if you purchase it as a kit lens).

The OP has already stated they have a 50mm 1.8 and 40mm pancake... I'm sure expect is supposed to be except as it would make more sense anyway, hehe.
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Re: Best Lens for FF 6D
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2013, 11:53:59 PM »
Best all-around lens for walkaround use - probably the 24-105.

+1

I don't have a 6D, but it performs awesome on my 5DM3 as a walkaround.

What kind of stuff are you planning on shooting?  Landscapes?  Sports?  Weddings?  etc?  That makes a huge difference.

I have the following lenses which I use for Weddings and events, and I can't imagine doing what I do without any of them:

EF 24-105
EF 70-200 2.8 IS II USM (freakin' amazing lens)
EF 50 1.4
Sigma 12-24

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Re: Best Lens for FF 6D
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2013, 11:53:59 PM »