40mm or 50mm or save for the 85mm

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40mm or 50mm or save for the 85mm
8 months ago

Hey all,

So I have some extra money left from Christmas that I would love to put toward a prime. I currently have a 24-105L and a 70-200 f4L with my 6d. I have enough to get either the 50mm 1.8 or the 40mm pancake as a fun little lens to carry around. Or I could save up for awhile and go for an 85mm. My first thought is the 40, but I don't know if I'm going to want more flexibility with DOF than I can get from that. I use all those focal lengths fairly often so there isn't much difference there. With the 85 I get speed, build and 1.8. With the 40mm I get size sharpness and cost and with the 50 I get cost and 1.8. What would you do and why?

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Canon EOS 6D Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
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