What lenses do you use/enjoy using with your Canon 6D?

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cybersimba
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What lenses do you use/enjoy using with your Canon 6D?

The purpose of this thread is to get a poll of some common lenses people use with Canon 6D. The objective is not to gather just the list of lenses people use but if they have any comments about some of those lenses as to why they are more appropriate for 6D or how 6D makes those lenses shine in a new light

thanks,

CyberSimba

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whvick Veteran Member • Posts: 5,586
Re: What lenses do you use/enjoy using with your Canon 6D?

I do not have a 6D but the same question would work well for me and my 5D

I like to take portraits of my grand kids and the 85/1.8 works great.

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JRET Regular Member • Posts: 187
Re: What lenses do you use/enjoy using with your Canon 6D?

Have used the 24-105 and the f/4 70-200 IS more than anything else ... so far.  The 24-105 on the 6D is much better than on the 50D and using the 6D/70-200 for a low light concert event was very nice.  I've also used it with the 85, the 40mm pancake, and the 28mm f/2.8 IS and was very pleased with the results.  Still need to try it with some other lenses and expect to enjoy it with each of my lenses.

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riknash Veteran Member • Posts: 6,414
Re: What lenses do you use/enjoy using with your Canon 6D?

The purpose of this thread is to get a poll of some common lenses people use with Canon 6D. The objective is not to gather just the list of lenses people use but if they have any comments about some of those lenses as to why they are more appropriate for 6D or how 6D makes those lenses shine in a new light

thanks,

CyberSimba

I'm puzzled. Is there something specific with the 6D and not other full frame Canon cameras? Is the image sensor or the AF different and therefore how it focuses or captures the image from each lens unique with the 6D? For instance, I understand lenses on the Sony A7R work differently

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gipper51 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,480
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I don't use it enough mainly because of lack of free time lately, but the lens that probably gives me the most joy is my 20+ year old 80-200L (magic drain pipe) and the pictures I take of my kids with it. I don't get it out as much as I should, but when I do it always gives lovely results.

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Re: What lenses do you use/enjoy using with your Canon 6D?

Canon 6D in DSLR line up is the best low light performing camera.

http://www.canonwatch.com/canon-eos-6d-king-low-light-photography/

So naturally that makes choice of lenses different and creative so to speak. I was just wondering to get poll on this so we all learn from how different photographers benefit from the low light advantages 6D has to offer.

thanks,

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24-105L & 70-300L IS USM lens which is on 99% of the time.  

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I have continued to use my 400/5.6 heavily. When I had the 40D I used the 17-40L a lot, but now that rarely gets used, the 24-70/f4 is so much more useful (and better). The 24-70/f4 is a fantastic piece of work, it replaces two lens, the wide-angle and the macro, and takes lovely photos, it’s a perfect match for the 6D.

/Neil

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Damoo Senior Member • Posts: 1,006
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I enjoy all the EF lenses I have when used with my 6D. Except that I feel the 100mm f2.8L IS USM lens performs almost the same or better on my 7D. (pixel density perhaps)

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Re: What lenses do you use/enjoy using with your Canon 6D?

cybersimba wrote:

The purpose of this thread is to get a poll of some common lenses people use with Canon 6D. The objective is not to gather just the list of lenses people use but if they have any comments about some of those lenses as to why they are more appropriate for 6D or how 6D makes those lenses shine in a new light

thanks,

CyberSimba

I use:

EF 40/2.8 STM ( when I want small package and good quality)

EF 70-200 f4 IS (very good IQ and isn't as big as the 2.8 versions )

Tamron 150-600 (when I want to get close to objects )

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Andy Dan Regular Member • Posts: 160
Re: What lenses do you use/enjoy using with your Canon 6D?

My most used lens is the 24-70 f4L IS which sports the classic standard full-frame zoom range. It has very good IQ, the 24mm barrel distortion is low, it's light and compact and ballances very well with the 6D. Add the IS and you have a great walk around lens. The cherry on top is the macro mode (1:2 magnification) which is a good plus if you don't want to invest in a real, more specialized marcro lens or you don't want to carry the real macro prime with you when weight is an important factor (flights, hiking etc)

My second lens is the 100 f2.8L Macro ISthat offers me 1:1 macro (I love macro ). It's a great lens that has very good IQ. Apart from macro use, it's great for portraits so I won't invest in a135 f2L because it won't offer me the same polyvalence and I shoot more macro than portraiture.

My wish list includes the new 16-35 f4L IS and I look forward to the 70-200 f4L IS replacement that will correct the focus problem of the USM. Also the rumored 50 f1.8 IS is a tasty perspective as far as I'm concerned.

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Dustonian Regular Member • Posts: 131
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I can't get enough of the Canon 50mm 1.4 on my 6D. My jaw has dropped at some of the portraits of taken of my 3 year old nephew, and as a side note I'm impressed at some shots I've nailed of him playing outside because I was worried the 6D's AF wouldnt cut it, but it's been keeping up just fine.

The 50mm has also been my go to lens for street photography, landscape, and family gatherings. Switching to a FF has been a real eye opener.

I plan on getting an ultra wide within the next year so it'll be interesting to see if my walk around kit changes.

Kasper FC Regular Member • Posts: 238
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For sure of all the lenses i've had the 135L beats them all.. I just seem to get a lot better pictures when i use that lens.. I also think its one of the best Canon deals when talking of price vs quality!

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Agree about the 24-70/f4, its a terrific lens, for some reason a bit under-rated, I can't see why. It's the perfect all-in-one lens.
/Neil

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Lovely photo!
/Neil

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Re: What lenses do you use/enjoy using with your Canon 6D?

How does 24-70 compare to 24-105? Any thoughts?

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Re: What lenses do you use/enjoy using with your Canon 6D?

Great shot!

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Andy Dan Regular Member • Posts: 160
Re: What lenses do you use/enjoy using with your Canon 6D?

Less than half barrel distortion @24mm (it's even better than one of the 24-70 f2.8L II), one stop better IS and sharper across the zoom range.

http://digital.photorecommendations.com/recs/2013/01/canon-24-70-f2-8-mark-ii-vs-canon-24-70-f4-is-vs-canon-24-105-f4-is/

And here is my review of the lens:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3672375

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streeteyes Regular Member • Posts: 207
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The Sigma 35mm Art. Absolutely killer combo. My sample had no focusing issues unlike others who've reported problems. I also have the Canon 40mm pancake when I want to go light. Next lens will hopefully be the rumored Sigma 85mm Art. I'd also like the Canon 50mm L. --
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George Spencer Senior Member • Posts: 1,079
Re: What lenses do you use/enjoy using with your Canon 6D?

I use my 24-105 95% of the time.  The prime lens that gives me the most satisfaction is my 50MM L but I don't use it as much as I should.

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