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What wide lens to buy for Canon 6D?

 
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Mar 05, 2013 15:16 |  #16

memo90061 wrote in post #15679943 (external link)
I found it. It says the lens has haze, dust, and fungus. Is it worth it? :O

http://www.ebay.com …enses&hash=item​43b975e792 (external link)

Guess I didn't look closely enough, sorry. :o If there is even a question of fungus or haze, I'd stay away. Dust is rarely an issue.


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Mar 07, 2013 21:13 as a reply to  @ tkbslc's post |  #17

I got the 17-35 for around 300. Very much up to my standards, and love the fact you can squeeze some bokeh from a UWA. Very easy call when the 17-40L is going used for $600 or so. That's a whole 35mm f2 in difference!
I took some night shots in Jamaica last week and was plenty pleased.
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Mar 08, 2013 11:15 |  #18

It's ok tkbslc. :D

Nice image revluke! I love wide angle shots. It gives an interesting perspective. :D




  
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Mar 08, 2013 14:16 |  #19

Blown budget on a body, and no cash for lenses...mistake.


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Mar 08, 2013 20:53 |  #20

It's what I'm wondering now. I'd be able to buy a Canon 50mm F1.4 now, but would rather spend that money on a flight to Mexico. I'm now thinking about selling the 6D to buy a Canon T4i + Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 + Sigma 30mm. I'd have extra money for a MacBook Pro!




  
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Mar 08, 2013 21:09 |  #21

memo90061 wrote in post #15693687 (external link)
It's what I'm wondering now. I'd be able to buy a Canon 50mm F1.4 now, but would rather spend that money on a flight to Mexico. I'm now thinking about selling the 6D to buy a Canon T4i + Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 + Sigma 30mm. I'd have extra money for a MacBook Pro!

To be fair, I did use a $1000 body with a $100 lens the first year of owning a DSLR and learning, and then the next year upgraded to a $4000+ kit, but I hate to have a such a capable body but only have crap lenses to put on it.


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Mar 08, 2013 21:49 |  #22

Tony_Stark wrote in post #15692514 (external link)
Blown budget on a body, and no cash for lenses...mistake.

This has always been the common wisdom, from the days when you loaded a new "sensor" into your camera every 36 shots. Now there's an argument for getting the best sensor you can by spending money on the body. Lower noise, more crop flexibility, even though you may exceed the capabilities of the lens from time to time.


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Mar 09, 2013 02:02 |  #23

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This has always been the common wisdom, from the days when you loaded a new "sensor" into your camera every 36 shots. Now there's an argument for getting the best sensor you can by spending money on the body. Lower noise, more crop flexibility, even though you may exceed the capabilities of the lens from time to time.

Agree. I would say don't go from 6D to T4i right now. Because in a few of months you will save up a few more hundred dollars, and you will have the money to buy the lens that you wanted. But it will probably be a lot harder to make yourself switch from the t4i to a better camera later.
And if you do go for a cheaper body right now, you will probably spend less overall, and not really gain anything (1800$ body and a 200$ lens, switch to a 700-800$ body plus a 200-300$ lens, instead of a 700-800$ body and a 1200-1300$ lens).
Because sure, a high quality lens will do quite well on a cheaper body, but a really good body will do much better things with a medium-priced lens than a cheaper body will do with that same medium priced lens.
Hope that ramble makes sense :)


Edit: Also, when I bought my T2i, i spent 800$ on the camera, 450$ on the Sigma lens, and 100$ on the 50 1.8. Had I been just starting fresh now, depending on the budget, I would go for either 5Dc, or 5Dmk2, or 6D, basically whatever I can afford plus a cheaper lens, even if it is the 50 1.8, because then later on it would be a lot easier to spend 300-400 bucks on something like 50 1.4, or 85 1.8, or what else I'd need.
Keep in mind, I mostly shoot family stuff (events/gatherings), so a lot of lower light situations with wide to medium tele . Had I been into exclusively sports/wildlife or landscapes, I might've thought differently, and actually gone with a really good long focal length lens, or a really high quality UWA lens and a cheaper body.


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Mar 09, 2013 02:36 |  #24

memo90061 wrote in post #15693687 (external link)
It's what I'm wondering now. I'd be able to buy a Canon 50mm F1.4 now, but would rather spend that money on a flight to Mexico. I'm now thinking about selling the 6D to buy a Canon T4i + Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 + Sigma 30mm. I'd have extra money for a MacBook Pro!

Get a windows Ultrabook and you'll have $800+ more to spend on lenses, too.


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Mar 09, 2013 09:25 |  #25

memo90061 wrote in post #15675738 (external link)
I mostly take travel/random/concerts pictures.
Based on these pictures I've taken what lens would you recommend?
Here are some I've taken: http://www.flickriver.​com …0061/popular-interesting/ (external link)

Looking at your flickr pics looks like you hang out quite a bit at 18mm on your T2i, so ~30mm for your 6d should fit your style. I see you also have pics with an Olympus OM-D. If strapped for cash I'd continue with your current setup with the 6d + 35mm and the Olympus OM-D until you had the money for new EF lens(es). If you really want a cheap, versatile lens I like the 28-105 F3.5-4.5 USM mk II , and on the 6d it would feel similar to the 18mm-xxmm you had with the T2i crop. Note only the mk II is descent, avoid the f/4-5.6.

Personally for these sorts of pics I would shoot a little tighter and with a longer lens, 40mm to 50mm on FF, but I see you like wide. I hope you don't mind an additional comment- many of the people pics are at an angle pointing downwards. Bending a little to level them out would look a little nicer. Just my opinion for what it's worth.




  
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Mar 09, 2013 12:07 |  #26

Thank you very much. :D I'm so impressed with the image/video quality from the 6D that I don't know what I want to do anymore. The video at high ISO looks so good. I only miss stabilization and weight from the OM-D.

What was pushing me to sell the 6D was guilty, and weight. I'm not sure if I said this, but the 6D is not heavy. I didn't like the feeling on my neck after carrying the camera all day though.

I might end up buying a refurbished laptop with Windows. I just want it to work when I'm away from my house.

Yeah I mostly stay on the wide side. :D I had to sell my OM-D to buy the 6D. It's such a nice camera for the sensor. The size of it was perfect to carry everywhere. Thank you for the tip. :D I did notice I was doing that with people when they looked so short because I took the picture from a higher angle. haha. That lens is cheap. I just missed someone selling it for 80 dollars.




  
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Mar 09, 2013 13:43 |  #27

memo90061 wrote in post #15695277 (external link)
Thank you very much. :D I'm so impressed with the image/video quality from the 6D that I don't know what I want to do anymore. The video at high ISO looks so good. I only miss stabilization and weight from the OM-D.

What was pushing me to sell the 6D was guilty, and weight. I'm not sure if I said this, but the 6D is not heavy. I didn't like the feeling on my neck after carrying the camera all day though.

I might end up buying a refurbished laptop with Windows. I just want it to work when I'm away from my house.

Yeah I mostly stay on the wide side. :D I had to sell my OM-D to buy the 6D. It's such a nice camera for the sensor. The size of it was perfect to carry everywhere. Thank you for the tip. :D I did notice I was doing that with people when they looked so short because I took the picture from a higher angle. haha. That lens is cheap. I just missed someone selling it for 80 dollars.

Don't go back to t4i if you already bought 6d, you will regrets for sure. And in 6 months or so, trying to sell your t4i and buy back a 6D, you might end up with the same cash but you lost 6 months of better pictures and learning curve towards a FF feel. 6D is the new entry level of FF now, if you want FF, it would be it. Some might say you can get a 5d2 as well, but for me, AF is quite a concern, so based on research i did so far, 6d beats 5d2 especially in low light using center point.


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Mar 09, 2013 18:46 |  #28

My best advice, try to find a used 24-105L or 17-40L in the marketplace here on POTN. You can get these lenses for a really great price. I would suggest the 24-105L more so, as it covers a great range, great IQ, and had IS which is useful for videos. You can get one in the $600 range. Once you put a proper lens on your camera its a totally new experience.


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Mar 09, 2013 23:18 |  #29

Although i didn't have a T4i, i had a T3i before. Then i got the 6D.

I don't think I'll ever go back. Been slowly building up my glass arsenal and i think I'm where i want to be.

The 24-105 is a great lens. Very versatile and great images from it. Many sell them for a much discounted price as new.

As for carrying the 6D all day with a heavier glass, invest on a strap like the RS-Sport. Your neck will thank you.


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