Purchasing a R6 and very confused about cards and lenses

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Eddie Rizk Contributing Member • Posts: 778
Re: Purchasing a R6 and very confused about cards and lenses

RogerZoul wrote:

Eddie Rizk wrote:

Sarah Is Confused wrote:

Hello everyone,

First post here. I have been photographing on my second hand, very beat up, 7D for years and have decided to take the plunge and buy a R6. I'm not very technology minded and having been using the equipment for so long I'm a bit confused about all the different options for cards. Google is telling me I should buy 2 "SanDisk 128GB Extreme Pro 300MB/s UHS-II SDXC Card", would you all agree with this?

I'm hoping to purchase a 70-200mm lens later in the year and wasn't sure if I should go for a secondhand (but like new) EF or a new (but with cash back) RF. Does anyone have an opinion on this?

I mostly photograph my children but I'm also taking a video course and plan to use the camera for family films. I also have a set of studio lights that I use for "photoshoots" with my children.

Thank you all so much, all advice is welcome.

I don't shoot video and shoot very little action, but I understand that faster cards are very helpful for video and somewhat helpful for burst shooting of stills. If your kids are in sports, that can matter.

EF lenses are just as good on R type cameras as they are on EF type cameras.

Where the RF lenses will help you is with the high speed display that improves your view in the view finder and the speed of burst shooting for sports. They are also typically smaller and lighter. The image quality is going to be better, but not that much.

I have a combination of EF and RF lenses that I use in my R5. I have not noticed any differences at all with the high speed display and the view in the view finder. I would like to know more.

That's my opinion, and it's worth what you paid for it.

In reading some other accounts of R5 and R6, what I described may only be a problem with the original R and RP.

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