So I've been saving $$$ for a December purchase of a Canon 6D from B&H. I've been planning all along to go with the kit:
Canon 6D Camera
Canon 24-105mm F/4L IS USM
I know that many lenses are sharper, but the versatility of this seemed like a good deal at the $2099.00 price point on B&H.
Here's my quandary. The new Canon 24-105mm f/4L II IS USM has come out, and reports are that it is a much better lens. I've e-mailed and called B&H about which lens will be included in the future kit with the 6D.
And I've learned that it is the old lens, the 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM.
I'm extremely disappointed that they are not including the updated, new lens.
I guess I'm looking for feedback on the old, or places that sell the new as a kit with the 6D. What I have decided at this time is to go NEW, and to try to stay at the $2K price tag. I know that I can buy them separately, but that gets into the $2500 range.
Thoughts? I know that I can just get the 6D body for $1499, but I'll need some lens, and then my price point is still around $2K. Is that old lens worth going for?
Thanks for your wisdom!
I would like to share with you, Scotty P, Waddizzle, Robert, Ernie, that since my last correspondence with you, I have made the leap on two amazing lenses. I guess that may have been evident with my initial post.
But the Canon 16-35mm F/4L IS and the Canon 70-200mm F/4L IS have been amazing :)!
The "step up" to L Series lenses has changed my photography. I'm still currently shooting with my Canon 40D. Soon I plan to add the 6D and the 24-105mm F/4 to my bag. Lots of research, lots of reading on this forum, Fred Miranda, B&H, DP Review, and more, has taught me much. I've talked with quite a few photographers on blogs and forums, and have learned much. I'm excited to continue my passion for photography with this new gear.
I do thank you four, especially, for sharing your wisdom with me. Early on, when I was posting my first question on gear, you've given me valuable support and suggestions.
Thanks for that!
Scott S 🙂
Congratulations! Good glass you have there, and all ready to put to use on full frame too.
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