Inexpensive lens on 6D - KR was right

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miked58 Senior Member • Posts: 1,482
Inexpensive lens on 6D - KR was right

I read on Ken Rockwells' site that the 6D can give old lenses a new lease of life.

As I have upgraded to full frame and had no EF telephoto I thought I would pickup a used , old telephoto lens I saw cheap online. I paid $80US for a 20 year old ef 100-300 f4.5-5.6 USM lens before launching into a much more expensive option that I might not use much..we'll see.

Here are my test shots taken today on the way home. The birdie shot is so far away at 300mm it is almost 100% crop but not too bad for a lens most reviews say not to use beyond 135mm

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Ricoh GR Canon EOS 60D Olympus PEN E-PM1 Canon EOS 6D Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM +7 more
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24Peter
24Peter Veteran Member • Posts: 3,047
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That's kool Mike. Sounds like you found a little treasure. But I'm wondering why you'd need a 6D to "breathe life" into that lens? Wouldn't your 650D work with it too? And you'd get even more telephoto reach.

And as for KR "being right" on anything, well I'll others chime in on that...

Abu Mahendra Senior Member • Posts: 4,014
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You should see the output with a modern prime lens.

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miked58 OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,482
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Abu Mahendra wrote:

You should see the output with a modern prime lens.

I intend to..I am saving up for something like the 100 macro IS. I seldom shoot telephoto but sometimes you need one in the bag.

My favourite EF=S lenses is the 60 macro..a real gem

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Canon 6D, 650D, 60D, Oly E-pm1, Ricoh GR, EFS 15-85mm IS, ef-s 60 f2.8, 24-105L, EFS 18-200, Tokina 50-135 f2.8, EF 40mm STM, 580EX, 430EX, Hensel and Elinchrom studio lights, Canon Ixus 80IS

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miked58 OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,482
Re: Inexpensive lens on 6D - KR was right

24Peter wrote:

That's kool Mike. Sounds like you found a little treasure. But I'm wondering why you'd need a 6D to "breathe life" into that lens? Wouldn't your 650D work with it too? And you'd get even more telephoto reach.

And as for KR "being right" on anything, well I'll others chime in on that...

I will test on my 60D but I don't use telephotos much. I had a 100-400L a short while ago but it was rather heavy and I am getting older and lazier! Maybe the lighter 100-300mm will get me interested again. For me not having many EF lenses means my 6D might see more use as the crop cameras do give the cropped reach with the reast of my lenses..

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Canon 6D, 650D, 60D, Oly E-pm1, Ricoh GR, EFS 15-85mm IS, ef-s 60 f2.8, 24-105L, EFS 18-200, Tokina 50-135 f2.8, EF 40mm STM, 580EX, 430EX, Hensel and Elinchrom studio lights, Canon Ixus 80IS

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miked58 OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,482
Good as a macro too

with a Sigma close up filter

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Canon 6D, 650D, 60D, Oly E-pm1, Ricoh GR, EFS 15-85mm IS, ef-s 60 f2.8, 24-105L, EFS 18-200, Tokina 50-135 f2.8, EF 40mm STM, 580EX, 430EX, Hensel and Elinchrom studio lights, Canon Ixus 80IS

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Ricoh GR Canon EOS 60D Olympus PEN E-PM1 Canon EOS 6D Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM +7 more
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