Help me decide between the 135L and the 70-300L IS for a 6D

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Help me decide between the 135L and the 70-300L IS for a 6D
Apr 20, 2013

I've been reading reviews and forum threads for a couple of days now but I'm having difficulties finding opinions that are applicable to my situation..

I currently have the 60D with a 10-22, 17-50 2.8, 50 1.8, 70-200 4L IS and a kenko 1.4x teleconverter.

I shoot landscapes with the 10-22, people/indoors with the 17-50, portraits with the 50 1.8 and candids, dogs, wildlife etc. with the 70-200 (sometimes with the extender). My more serious type of shooting is in the wide angle end and I don't need any advice there.

Now. I'm going full frame (6D) within a week or two and I'm trying to find the perfect lens set up for me and my thoughts are roughly the following:

1. I'm getting rid of all lenses mentioned above and the only lens I'm sure of getting to the 6D is the 17-40 (to be upgraded the day canon releases something better)

1. I dont want to carry to many lenses

2. I like photos that stands out (this is why I'm thinking about getting the 135L), everyday photos I can take with my iphone.

3. I can live with missing a shot or two due to not having the required FL

So the question is, will a 135L and probably also an 85 1.8 cover my needs or will i miss the reach and the flexibility of a zoom to much? If I'm going 135L, it will be my longest lens for at least a couple of years ahead.

The alternative is to turn things around and get the 70-300L 4-5.6 IS. I'm sure it's more versitile and can provide me with the photo i want in most situations (specially considering the high iso performance of the 6D). I would probably get the 85 1.8 within the near future as well for those pop-out portrait shots. However, I'm afraid it would be the "boring" choice and I would get less photos that "stand out" as compared to getting the 135L...

Boring but versatile or brave but limited?

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