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Does this lens work on Canon 6D ?

 
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Mar 30, 2013 11:22 |  #16

H7O wrote in post #15770369 (external link)
Thank you so much all for the replies. that was really informative.These forums are really active!

Rocky Rhode, I'm not a photographer, just enthusiast about gadgets and the technology behind them.

I just got my first DSLR (1100D) free through some credit card reward program and got really curious about how images would look like in a quality lens like a 1.2L USM or better yet in a quality camera like the 6D.

So I thought I could either buy an 85mm 1.2L USM for my 1100D or a Canon 6D body (they're approx the same price).

However, given by what everyone is saying, it seems I have to get me some cheap 85mm prime lens if I decided to go with the 6D.

A better quality lens on your present camera will give you far more image quality improvement than swapping cameras would.

Doesn't need to be an über expensive L, such as the 85/1.2 II, either. An EF 85/1.8 is actually faster focusing, more general purpose, a lot more compact/lighter, would probably balance better on your camera, has very fine image quality potential, and costs a whole heckuvalot less.

There are various lenses that you might consider... both Canon EF and EF-S can be used on your camera, plus many lenses from third party manufacturers (Tokina, Sigma, Tamron, etc.)


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Mar 30, 2013 13:19 |  #17

amfoto1 wrote in post #15772390 (external link)
A better quality lens on your present camera will give you far more image quality improvement than swapping cameras would.

Doesn't need to be an über expensive L, such as the 85/1.2 II, either. An EF 85/1.8 is actually faster focusing, more general purpose, a lot more compact/lighter, would probably balance better on your camera, has very fine image quality potential, and costs a whole heckuvalot less.

There are various lenses that you might consider... both Canon EF and EF-S can be used on your camera, plus many lenses from third party manufacturers (Tokina, Sigma, Tamron, etc.)

Ya, I just bought today the 6D along with a EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens (really happy about the purchase so far, pic below).

I think, correct me if I'm wrong, the 6D + 85mm f/1.8 USM is an overall better setup than a 1100D + 85mm f/1.2L USM.

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Mar 30, 2013 13:57 |  #18

Rocky Rhode wrote in post #15769988 (external link)
Better question; why would you want to put a $90 lens on a $2,000.00 body???

Maybe even better question: why would want to invest $2000 in a body, while you can't even tell the difference between EF and EF-S lens? :confused:


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Mar 30, 2013 18:40 |  #19

H7O wrote in post #15771813 (external link)
Thanks everyone, I just bought the Canon 6D along with a cheap Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens.

Yes, this IS an amazing little lens!


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Mar 30, 2013 19:10 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #20

Rocky Rhode wrote in post #15769988 (external link)
Better question; why would you want to put a $90 lens on a $2,000.00 body???

Anthon wrote in post #15772774 (external link)
Maybe even better question: why would want to invest $2000 in a body, while you can't even tell the difference between EF and EF-S lens? :confused:

Peas in a pod, for sure. Go for the ridicule rather than the answer.


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Mar 30, 2013 21:47 |  #21

H7O wrote in post #15772204 (external link)
Thanks, I'm really happy with my purchase! I don't know if it's the sensor, the DIGIC 5+ chip, or the f/1.8, or maybe all combined, but the low light performance on this 6D is just insane!

Compared to the crop body with kit lens you have a huge low light upgrade.

rebel with 18-55 at 55mm is f5.6. So the 85/1.8 is 3 and a bit stops optically faster, and the 6d is near 2 stops better in low light, so thats about 5 stops better in total.

Or 32 times more sensitive!


H7O wrote in post #15772671 (external link)
I think, correct me if I'm wrong, the 6D + 85mm f/1.8 USM is an overall better setup than a 1100D + 85mm f/1.2L USM.

Yes it is. The 85L is under a stop faster than the 85/1.8 and isnt that much better a lens (actually many people own both or go for the f1.8).


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Mar 31, 2013 01:01 |  #22

My friend, enjoy that camera! It is absolutely stunning. The better the glass you place in front of that sensor the more you will be blown away...start saving up...and congrats


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Mar 31, 2013 12:10 |  #23

Thanks everyone. Loving these forums.
RobDickinson, thanks, that was very informative!




  
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Mar 31, 2013 15:00 |  #24

Rocky Rhode wrote in post #15769988 (external link)
Better question; why would you want to put a $90 lens on a $2,000.00 body???

Completely Agree, but its actually 1 $200 lens, just to be accurate.


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Mar 31, 2013 16:19 |  #25

Good bodies make great use of cheap lenses!


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