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Nov 21, 2013 13:46 |  #1

I'm starting to get hired to shoot weddings here and there even though this wasn't my main goal. I've been wanting to upgrade to a 6D for some time, as my 60D's ISO are maxing out at 3200 quality-wise.

I'm thinking there'll be some great deals on the 6D next weekend so I'd like to find out that, since the 6D's ISO capabilities are so excellent, if I could use the 24-105 for the time being until I could upgrade to one of the 24-70 2.8's? I'm figuring that the extra stop to f4 is somewhat moot since I could push the 6D to 6400 or even further. I'll be borrowing my sister-in-law's 70-200 II, I'll already have the 17-40 and I have a few primes as well so I'm specifically curious about the 24-105. What say you?


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Nov 21, 2013 13:47 |  #2

Would likely be fine; though I'd get a flash also. (Even with an f/2.8)


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Nov 21, 2013 13:49 |  #3

w0m wrote in post #16469800 (external link)
Would likely be fine; though I'd get a flash also. (Even with an f/2.8)

Thanks, I have three ;).


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Nov 21, 2013 13:49 |  #4

Even though I could comment on this, I won't (for now) because I know how this thread going to turn out. :)
I'll just lean back and observe what happens... (I expect the usual stuff anytime a 6D question is posted.)


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Nov 21, 2013 14:12 |  #5

gabebalazs wrote in post #16469807 (external link)
Even though I could comment on this, I won't (for now) because I know how this thread going to turn out. :)
I'll just lean back and observe what happens... (I expect the usual stuff anytime a 6D question is posted.)

I don't care about AF, sync speed or anything else on the 6D. I've already made my mind up on the body. My only question is if I'll miss that extra stop with the 24-105.


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Nov 21, 2013 14:27 |  #6

It sounds like a reasonable choice, especially considering it's only a one stop difference from f/4 to f/2.8, easily made up for by the 6D's reputedly excellent higher-ISO image quality, but you might want to post in the Weddings and Other Family Events talk forum https://photography-on-the.net/forum/forumdis​play.php?f=113 to get input from the wedding pros who hang out there. I'm not a pro and certainly don't shoot weddings, but I find a lot of good info. in the threads there and a lot of posters who are willing to help others.


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Nov 21, 2013 14:34 as a reply to  @ gabebalazs's post |  #7

stsva wrote in post #16469893 (external link)
It sounds like a reasonable choice, especially considering it's only a one stop difference from f/4 to f/2.8, easily made up for by the 6D's reputedly excellent higher-ISO image quality, but you might want to post in the Weddings and Other Family Events talk forum https://photography-on-the.net/forum/forumdis​play.php?f=113 to get input from the wedding pros who hang out there. I'm not a pro and certainly don't shoot weddings, but I find a lot of good info. in the threads there and a lot of posters who are willing to help others.

Great call, thanks!


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Nov 21, 2013 14:36 |  #8

dandingo wrote in post #16469864 (external link)
I don't care about AF, sync speed or anything else on the 6D. I've already made my mind up on the body. My only question is if I'll miss that extra stop with the 24-105.

I see, that's good to hear.
I've researched this too in the past and I've found a surprisingly high number of people who do weddings with a FF camera and the 24-105L lens. I think it's doable, especially if they allow flash at the ceremony (like in a church.)


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Nov 21, 2013 14:38 |  #9

you can use the 24-105 if flash is available, and primes if you need low light ambient shots. Even with a 2.8 lens, you'll be flashing.


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Nov 21, 2013 14:49 |  #10

Go for 28 f/1.8 USM, 35 f/2 IS and 85 f/1.8 and you will have outstanding combo for low light portraits and documentary.


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Nov 21, 2013 15:06 |  #11

I think the 24-105 will be just fine with a 6d :)
You will also find that you will go pretty seamlessly from the 60d to the 6d. There are very similar, not just size and weight wise.


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Nov 21, 2013 17:22 as a reply to  @ BrickR's post |  #12

I don't shoot weddings. (I'm usually officiating.) But I have used a 6D and a 24-105 in several sanctuaries without a flash. The results were very good.


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Nov 21, 2013 19:17 |  #13

I shoot weddings all the time with a 24-105 on a 5d3; it will be just fine. It's a real workhorse for me; paired with a 70-200/2.8 IS you don't need anything else (except maybe an extension tube for macro and of course your flashes). I have other crap in my bag, but I could shoot the whole thing with those 2 lenses


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Nov 21, 2013 19:20 |  #14

I found the range of the 24-105 to be very functional for a wedding, but WAY too slow at f/4. I had a 70-200 f/2.8 glued to my camera when I shot.


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Nov 21, 2013 19:32 |  #15

I've shot a couple of weddings with a Tamron 24-70 VC, Tamron 70-200 II, and Canon 85 1.8 with really good results, using a 7D. The 24-70 is what I use the most. With a 6D, that combination would be lethal :-)


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