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I like to get some advice. I sold my Sigma 70-200 f2.8 non IS and I'm having a hard time on what to buy to fit my 6D. 

I currently have a Canon 24-105mm f/4,  I also have a 50mm that's attached to my T3i.

Option 1: Buy a Canon 70-200mm IS f/4 and a Canon 85mm f1.8  to capture those low light shoots.

Option 2: Buy a Canon 70-200mm IS f2.8. 

I like to shoot portraits, strobies and beach scenes.

Once I get whatever I choose, I'll probably sell the 24-105 for a Canon 24-70 or Tamron 24-70 with vc.

I would appreciate your suggestions.

Thank you
Cameras:  5D MK III, 6D,   Lenses: Canon EF 70-200mm MK II f/2.8| Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 | Canon EF 50mm f/1.4, Tamron 24-70 VC

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Re: Canon 70-200mm f4 IS with a 85mm f1.8 or Canon 70-200 2.8 IS
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2013, 09:30:51 PM »
If you mean the 2.8 IS II, get that. If you mean the MkI, get the f/4 IS and the 85/1.8 instead.
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Re: Canon 70-200mm f4 IS with a 85mm f1.8 or Canon 70-200 2.8 IS
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2013, 09:39:15 PM »
If you mean the 2.8 IS II, get that. If you mean the MkI, get the f/4 IS and the 85/1.8 instead.

Thank you, I was referring to the 2.8 IS II, sorry for not being clear.
Cameras:  5D MK III, 6D,   Lenses: Canon EF 70-200mm MK II f/2.8| Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 | Canon EF 50mm f/1.4, Tamron 24-70 VC

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Re: Canon 70-200mm f4 IS with a 85mm f1.8 or Canon 70-200 2.8 IS
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2013, 07:32:15 AM »
+ 1 for option 2, 70-200 II.

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Re: Canon 70-200mm f4 IS with a 85mm f1.8 or Canon 70-200 2.8 IS
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2013, 10:33:10 AM »
Definitely go with the 70-200 f2.8 II
Also, I would definitely go with the Tamron 24-70 VC because the VC is amazing, it's very very sharp (although not as sharp as the canon II wide open) and costs like $1000 less - you won't regret it!

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Re: Canon 70-200mm f4 IS with a 85mm f1.8 or Canon 70-200 2.8 IS
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2013, 11:58:27 AM »
I have all three of the lenses you refer to. Definitely go for the f/2.8 II.

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Re: Canon 70-200mm f4 IS with a 85mm f1.8 or Canon 70-200 2.8 IS
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2013, 12:47:30 AM »
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Re: Canon 70-200mm f4 IS with a 85mm f1.8 or Canon 70-200 2.8 IS
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2013, 12:47:30 AM »

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Re: Canon 70-200mm f4 IS with a 85mm f1.8 or Canon 70-200 2.8 IS
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2013, 11:33:23 AM »
I sold my 85 1.8 yesterday. Don't bother with it. Stick with the 70-200L II if you need to have both zoom and shallow dof. My 70-200 f/4 IS is quite shallow enough on full frame for portraits but sometimes you can really use that extra stop of light without having to change lens.

Though the 135L and 70-200 f/4 IS is pretty good combo!
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Re: Canon 70-200mm f4 IS with a 85mm f1.8 or Canon 70-200 2.8 IS
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2013, 06:39:57 PM »
I have all three of the lenses you refer to. Definitely go for the f/2.8 II.

Agreed. The 70-200 2.8 ii is heavy but awesome. Go for it.

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Re: Canon 70-200mm f4 IS with a 85mm f1.8 or Canon 70-200 2.8 IS
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2013, 06:39:57 PM »