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


@Plankowner110 wrote:
Thank you. I will pass on the 85mm lens.
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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 I think one of the most versatile lenses I own is the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM zoom lens, which has been recently superseded by a Mark III model.

 

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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.

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