I need lenses

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Robert Norway
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I need lenses
Nov 7, 2013

I have owned a superzoom (S5IS) for years, and constantly wanted a DSLR for low-light, shallow DOF and IQ. After much consideration I finally ordered a Canon 6D

What would you recommend as the minimum set of lenses for a new Canon full frame user?
The subjects I have loved the most is wide colorful night time cityscapes, portraits and wildlife (from very close to quite distant). I hope to acquire a reasonable lens set for
not much more than the camera.

Is these lenses a nice and frugal introduction to the world of full-frame?

  • Canon EF 85mm f_1.8 USM as a portrait, normal, nice Bokeh and low-light lens
  • Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 USM L as a wide lens
  • Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM as a compact unobtrusive lens

A tele would be nice though. And Image Stabilisation.
In time, it would be nice with brighter lenses, and a circular fish eye.
I can manage without a normal zoom, and might continue to use the S5IS for macro.
I fear the cost of the body is just the beginning. There is a lot of nice lenses and accessories.

Your experience and advise is greatly appreciated

Canon EOS 6D
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