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Sep 22, 2014 11:16 |  #1

What would you purchase next? A Canon 6D (I currently have a Canon Rebel t2i) or Sigma 50mm Art. I can't buy them both now. I mainly shoot my family portraits.




  
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Sep 22, 2014 11:57 |  #2

With your current lenses I would go FF with a nice 6D. The 35 and 85 will be great on a 6D. And I think you don't need three primes which are all close together. I do have a 35 and 85 and I don't have a big need for a 50mm.


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Sep 22, 2014 13:39 |  #3

definitely the 6D


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Sep 22, 2014 15:13 |  #4

A 50mm on your current body will have a similar focal length "feel" as the 85mm on a FF body. Normally I'd recommend glass over a body, but if you got the 6D, between the 2 bodies you'd have an effective FL of 35, 56, 85, & 136. They might not be as nice as say the Sigma 50, but you have 4 focal lengths vs just 2.

The main argument I'd say in favor of the 50mm is it's a great lens, and later if you upgrade to another body, you'll have the 3 lenses to use. It's a tough call.


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Sep 22, 2014 16:44 |  #5

6D + 50mm 1.8


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Sep 22, 2014 17:41 |  #6

6D.


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Sep 22, 2014 17:49 |  #7

Yah, the 6D. But keep in mind the new 55-250 STM ... it's cheap, and will open a new area for you.


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Sep 22, 2014 18:37 |  #8
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Sell everything but the 35IS. Get the 6D and 100L/135L.




  
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Sep 23, 2014 01:07 |  #9

carpenter wrote in post #17171257 (external link)
definitely the 6D

I agree.




  
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Sep 23, 2014 01:14 |  #10

brian4646 wrote in post #17170980 (external link)
What would you purchase next? A Canon 6D (I currently have a Canon Rebel t2i) or Sigma 50mm Art. I can't buy them both now. I mainly shoot my family portraits.

Heya,

The 35 F2 IS is very sharp, so you're good with glass at that focal length.
The 85 is pretty good for portrait too.

Getting a new camera will benefit both of these lenses.
Getting a 50 ART will just give you another perspective, when using it.

I'd get the 6D in this case.

(Or get a 5D classic and the 50 ART ;))

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Sep 23, 2014 02:18 |  #11

definitely go for the 6d classic before 6d mark 2 comes out.



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Sep 23, 2014 08:34 |  #12

6D, wait for a rebate as it is almost all 2 weeks a few hundreds off..


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Sep 24, 2014 10:09 |  #13

6D....Especially seeing you say you shoot portraits.


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Sep 24, 2014 12:34 |  #14

Definitely 6D :)


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Sep 24, 2014 14:43 |  #15

6D for sure. it will be a HUGE improvement from your current body. IMO, this body upgrade would benefit your portraits more than the glass would.


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