New to Canon EOS R, seeking advice on gear

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OP canonfan1 New Member • Posts: 18
Re: New to Canon EOS R, seeking advice on gear

Thanks for advising!

Master619 wrote:

Would like to know your budget also.

I am fortunate to be flexible with my budget. However of course, I will want to be prudent.

The R6 is likely a must.

Why do you say this?

If you can get 2 lenses, get the 24-70 and the 85 1.2. They will serve all your purposes well, the 24-70 is no macro but for hobby-ish food photography it would usually be more than enough, not to mention you can crop in a bit more in post. 24mm is fantastic for landscapes. The 85 will handle both your portrait and dog needs. 70-200 can be upgraded to / bought later when you can, it has much better range that would be nice at events or capturing your dog from real far, but I don't see the immediate benefits.

If you can only get one, competition boils down to the 85 f2

Did you mean the 85 f1.2 or 85 f2? I am not sure as you mentioned 1.2 in the previous paragraph but 2 over here.

or 24-70. I personally would take the 24-70 here, as you get a bit less macro range but very useful 24mm view. Portraits at 70mm is not too bad compared to 85mm.

At f2.8, is the 24-70 really sufficient for portrait? My understanding is one wants 1.2 to 2.0 for bokeh?

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