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Best choice for first/only prime on 6D FF?

Started Jan 13, 2013 | Questions thread
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Best choice for first/only prime on 6D FF?
Jan 13, 2013

Hello all,

I'll probably buy a 6D soon, with the kit 24-105. I'd like to have one fast prime for (a) a lightweight walkabout, (b) low light shooting of music events, perhaps video.

I can't afford more than one. Obvious choices are Canon 50mm 1.4, or 85mm 1.8. I tried the latter the other day in the store: fantastic. But perhaps too telephoto for a walkabout?

I'm keen on the Sigma 35 1.4, but it's expensive. Perhaps too wide also? (I also tried the 135mm f/2 -- wow! Out of price range, unless  perhaps I skip the kit lens, but even then.... And the kit lens seems useful because of IS, good for video). I do already own a 24-70 f/2.8 Mk I.


I tried the 6D in the store and I did notice that the outside AF points don't seem to be as good as the center one as people mention. But it seems perfect for a first FF. 5d3 out of price range for the time being.

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