04-22-2021 05:32 AM
Hi all! Long time lurker on this sub. I just recently “upgraded” from my m6 mkii (awesome camera). I do mostly car photography and some nature/landscape. I figured the 24-105mm would cover a lot of my car needs (though a telephoto would be nice).
I wasn’t sure what direction I should go for my next lens. My budget isn’t crazy so I can only afford one more lens for now. Should I go for a prime lens? Or would something like a 70-200 be more versatile for my needs? Any other lenses I should consider? Open to both EF and RF glass.
04-22-2021 06:43 AM - edited 04-22-2021 05:06 PM
If I just recently purchased an R6, then I would not invest in any EF lenses. I would stick to RF lenses. If you already have EF lenses, then invest in the mount adapter. But, I would not [buy any more] of them, not for an RF mount camera body.
You have a pretty good starter lens. Without knowing what other lenses you have, I would say that lens is fine for car photography. Many people purchase M bodies, and then invest in EF glass. If you still have the M6 Mark II, then I would highly recommend the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM.
04-22-2021 07:49 AM - edited 04-22-2021 07:49 AM
Excellent advice above.
I would personally wait on purchasing a second lens until you figure out what the 24-105 f/4 won't allow you to do. It may very well be adequate.
On a side note, if you don't have one already, look into getting a nice circular polarizer for your lens (I can highly recommend the B+W brand; especially their XS-Pro line CP filters which limits the light loss). This will help reduce glare and things like reflections in windshields.
04-22-2021 10:10 AM
"My budget isn’t crazy so I can only afford one more lens for now. Should I go for a prime lens?"
If your budget is "limited" a prime is not a good idea. Primes are a single purpose lens. Zooms are so much more usable.
"Or would something like a 70-200 be more versatile for my needs?"
Almost everybody that has a 70-200mm zoom is happy with it. It is probably the second most common FL zoom there is. It is probably not going to help you in car photography unless you can't get very close to the cars.
It sounds like you are firmly involved with mirrorless cameras M6 Mk II and R6 so why in the world would you even consider any more or any at all EF lenses. Stay in your R series format lenses.