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Canon 6D MK II: Zoom Lens Recommendation?

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Shampoo, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. Shampoo

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 28, 2009

    Posts: 648

    Brother has this camera and has instructed me to garner advice on the best lens for his needs. I've been told that the focus will be architecture/city shooting and something around 135~300mm telephoto.

    Can some folk chime in with a good recommendation. Thanks.
     
  2. Columbo

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 26, 2007

    Posts: 8,087

    Location: Nottinghamshire

    Focal range seems strange for architecture and city work but the easiest suggestion is obligatory 70-200mm lens.

    Canon do either an f2.8 or f4 both of which are excellent with the f4 being quite a bit cheaper and lighter, Sigma and Tamron also do their own versions which are good but have some trade offs.
    He could also look at the Sigma 100-400mm C or the Canon 100-400mm which are both superb but I believe the Sigma is really quite a piece of glass.
     
  3. Steeps

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 8, 2003

    Posts: 4,682

    Location: Bedfordshire

    I love the photos from my 100-400mk2 on full frame but it's not exactly a small lens, last time I used my Sigma 70-200 in London I was using it more on the 70mm side than the 200, again at f2.8 it's not small but second hand is cheap.
     
  4. Shampoo

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 28, 2009

    Posts: 648

    Can you do me a favour and link me to that specific Sigma 100-400mm c on the rainforest. Not PC-related so shouldn't be an issue for the forum mods. I just don't want to forward him the wrong link by mistake!

    It'll work with his EOS 6D Mark II out the box no worries?
     
  5. Columbo

    Sgarrista

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    Posts: 8,087

    Location: Nottinghamshire

  6. Steeps

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 8, 2003

    Posts: 4,682

    Location: Bedfordshire

    Sigma "DG" lenses will work on full frame and crop cameras so it will work fine, Sigma "DC" lenses will only work on crop.
     
  7. Shampoo

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 28, 2009

    Posts: 648

    Thanks, gents. Bought.