Worth getting the Canon R6 for just the f1.8 and f2.0 lenses?

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Re: Worth getting the Canon R6 for just the f1.8 and f2.0 lenses?

Smiller4128 wrote:

Hello all,

I’ve been debating switching systems from my Sony A7III for awhile now. Before that, I was completely invested into Fujifilm and absolutely loved it. But, I got lured into the Full Frame market with Sony, but just simply haven’t been as happy with it. It definitely has better the better AF, but to me, the Fuji was just a lot more fun to use.

With this in mind, I’ve been trying to decide if I want to switch to either a Nikon Z6II or a Canon R6. In either case, I’m not looking to get any of the PRO glass (f1.2-f1.4 primes of f2.8 zooms) right away, if at all. I was happy with the f1.2-f1.4 primes on my Fuji and don’t see why the f1.8-f2.0 primes and f4 zooms on full frame would be any different to me. I just can’t see spending $2000+ on a lens when I just do photography for fun.

With this in mind, I’ve been looking at the various prime lenses for both Nikon and Canon. Nikon has very excellent f1.8 lens selection to choose from wether it’s the 35mm, 50mm, or 85mm. The 50mm f1.8 S from Nikon is even DPreview’s highest rated lens right now. Subjective I know, but impressive none the less. But, Canon’s lenses in that range seem a bit odd to me. The 35mm f1.8 is a Macro lens...I’m curious if this affects its use as a environmental portrait lens? The newly announced 50mm f1.8 is a mere $199...how good is that going to actually be for such a cheap price? And the 85mm f2.0 is an odd aperture choice over a f1.8 isn’t it?

The 35mm, 50mm, & 85mm lenses are my “go-to” lenses. I use that range for about 95% of my portraits and other things I shoot. I’d like to add a 24mm as well, but I don’t think Canon will have a cheap f1.8 version of that for some time. Based upon their current lineup, they’re more likely to go with a 24mm f1.2 pro lens first. Anyways, I’m curious if anyone has any experience with these lenses and can you recommend them?

The RF 50 1.8 canon lens, will not be as good as the Nikon, but it's lighter smaller and cheaper. It's a nifty fifty.

The difference in term of DOF between 1.8 and F2 is minimal, and grated the close up facilities, it allow to have nice blurred backgrounds.

The 35 mm F1.8 is not restricted to macro shots. It behave like any others 35 mm lenses.

According to the rumors, the next lens, will be consumer grade 24 mm

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