10-23-2019 02:45 PM
10-23-2019 04:17 PM - edited 10-24-2019 10:30 AM
I don't want to sound harsh because I truly want to see you succeed at the lowest possible cost. So right off you are going at it wrong. You are going to buy everything two or three times. That is not the way to keep costs down. I would say stop buying and start thinking.
If I found myself in your shoes today I would sell all the lenses you have and start a new. My first choice for a goto lens is the outstanding Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens. I doubt you will ever, to very little anyway, use the so-called nifty-fifty once you get this lens. And certainly never even pick up the kit lens again so sell'em.
Now stop! Again, think what is the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens not doing for me? Oh, I need a more tele lens or perhaps I need an ultra wide angle (UAW) lens. Then find the best high quality lens possible to fill that requirement.
An all purpose lens doesn't get any better than the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens. The best part, it is a one time purchase because it will stick with you as up upgrade your T6 to a T7i or T8i or even a 90D.
You say you have checked out the 70-200mm zoom lens. The Canon is the best lens made, period. Expensive, yes, but there is always the used market. It is a tough lens and one that can be repaired if need be so a good candidate used.
If you want to consider third party lenses check out the Tamron G2 version.
Whatever you do don't buy anymore until you think this out.
My thoughts about 50mm lenses. Any prime lens is a special purpose lens. Zooms are far more useful. Most guys recommend 50mil for one reason, it is cheap. Yes, it has a very open aperture of f1.8 but that is not a deal breaker or maker if you are comparing it to a fixed aperture f2.8 zoom. Compared to the kit lens, yeah, that's a big deal.
Check out the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens.
10-24-2019 08:34 AM
Thanks for the advise
I actually did look into the 17-55mm lens as an option and thanks for the recommendation as this is why I asked the forum before I started dumping money into wasted lenses
I've looked into used lenses for the 70-200mm and even the Tamron version but even used right now that's simply not financially possible. This will have to be on my wish list to save for the next 6+ months
10-24-2019 10:36 AM
The good thing about the Canon ef 70-200mm f2.8L is, it is also a one time purchase and even better than the 17-55mm f2.8, it can be used on any new camera even a FF camera. It is built strong. Buy it once and forget it, you will have it forever,
If you go Tamron make sure it is a G2 version. The G2 is better than the original. Keep in mind the Tammy is not as well built but it is half the price. Service is not as strong as Canon but it is getting better.
10-25-2019 11:00 AM
Recently purchased the 70 200mm f2.8L ii which works great on my 7D Mark ii. Tryed it on my T5i and on TV mode(taking football pic) the auto focus did not function. I'm a hobby photographer and can't seem to find the solution. Please help.
10-25-2019 11:39 AM
"...works great on my 7D Mark ii. Tryed it on my T5i and on TV mode..."
First off reset both cameras to defaults. Menus, tools clear all settings and all custom settings. Ok we are now back to square one.
"Recently purchased the 70 200mm f2.8L ii "
This was a brand new lens or a used one?
The test is to now put the T5i in "P" mode. ISO 400, auto WB. Select and choose just the center focus point with One shot. Do not use Ai-servo. Lens set to AF, 1.2m, stabilizer on, mode 1. On a nice sunny day go outside to a nice park or someplace with interesting subjects and try it. Try something with good contrast and vertical lines. It it works, there is nothing wrong with the lens and camera. You had something set wrong.
If you don't know how to do these suggestions check your manual.
If you truly want to get top notch photos forget using 'Sport' mode or any of the other ones. Use P, Av, or Tv. There will be little times where M mode helps if you learn these. Even if you are a beginner, you can take some clues form the pros. Their cameras do not have sport mode or mountain mode or flower mode at all. So you shouldn't use them either.
Do the test and get back.