Canon Community Canon Community

Posts: 11,530
Registered: ‎08-13-2015

Re: Problem with two different Canon 85mm f/1.8 Lenses... Power Diaphragm

@Plankowner110 wrote:
Thank you. I will pass on the 85mm lens.
D6, 35mm f2 IS USM, 50mm f1,8 STM

That is the start of a pretty decent FF camera kit.  I own the same gear.  Those two lenses are true gems for their costs.  I would recommend saving up a little more and buying a constant f/4 aperture, zoom “L” lens next.  

I recommend going wider or longer.  You can do either for under $1000.  You could get either an EF 17-40mm f/4L IS USM zoom,  which is currently selling for $300 off.  Or, you could get the EF 70-200mm f/4L USM zoom, which is also on sale this weekend.  Another choice is the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM.


Or, save up even more for one of the f/2.8 constant aperture zooms in the same ranges.  I think one of the most versatile lenses I own is the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM zoom lens, which has been recently superseded by a Mark III model.




I believe that the above photo was shot at 100mm f/5.6, using the 70-200mm lens.  The camera body was a 6D Mark II.  I used Continuous Drive mode, and AI Servo with all AF points active.

Canon’s L lenses will take your photography to a whole new level, most especially if you can get your hands on one of the f/2.8 zooms or primes.


"Doctor told me to get out and walk, so I bought a Canon."
powered by Lithium

LIKE US on Facebook FOLLOW US on Twitter WATCH US on YouTube CONNECT WITH US on Linkedin WATCH US on Vimeo FOLLOW US on Instagram SHOP CANON at the Canon Online Store
© Canon U.S.A., Inc.   |    Terms of Use   |    Privacy Statement