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Best Pro Canon Lens To Buy

I mostly shoot street, cars and planning to get into portrait photography.

i just ordered a canon 6d mkii with the 24-70 f4 which i find for my style will be good starting lens. but for my next lens i don't know what to get, i wouldn't mind a 70-200 but i also wouldn't mind something like an 85 prime since they're very sharp. what lens have you guys bought and you would suggest.

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Re: Best Pro Canon Lens To Buy

"... planning to get into portrait photography."


The overwhelming best choice here is the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens.  Not that the 85mm isn't a good choice, I have the f1.2L, but it is a single purpose lens. And, you sound ambiguous on exactly what you want as a next lens purchase.  The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens is far more versatile and is a darn good portrait lens. Perhaps the best portrait lens,

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Re: Best Pro Canon Lens To Buy

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I agree with Ernie that for most Canon users, the 24-70 and 70-200 pair is the first better set of lenses to own and is extremely versatile.  I prefer them in the f2.8 flavor but for a lot of people the lower cost f4 may serve their purposes. 


I have several L series primes that I use frequently and heavily for sports and some other work but none are as versatile and practical as the 24-70 / 70-200 pair.  And if I were going somewhere that I could only take a single lens, there is a 99.9% probability I would take the 70-200.



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