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Old May 29, 2013, 3:32 AM   #11
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here my take, out of the 2 camera the 5d has a better focus system i would look at zoom 24-70 you dont want to crowd a new born or any baby. get an external flash with a diffuser and that can be used off or on camera. if you dont like flash then use a reflector.
you could save a bundle of money and not go FF then you could get a 17-70os sigma. new borns are great dont move much but once they move then you have ther problems. good luck
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Old Jun 3, 2013, 12:00 PM   #12
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If you are getting a 6D or 5D MKIII, any lens with f/4 or better is quite sufficient indoors because of the new Digic 5 sensor. If you buy the camera, it probably comes with a 24-105mm f/4 L which is a good piece of glass. Don't be afraid of using high ISO which is very good in low light application and produces very low noise. Depending when the baby will be borne, you may have time to try out the camera with the 24-105mm to see if it is workable before you decide to get a lens with large aperture.

If you really want to buy another lens, the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 is a good one if you can swing it. Otherwise, you can't beat the 40mm f/2.8 pancake for it is price and performance.

If you decide not to buy a second lens, save the money for an external flash.
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Old Jun 6, 2013, 6:10 AM   #13
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Thanks guys.

Its a 6D for i dont mind about the AF. To me 6D is plenty enough and the difference i can actually put on a good lens or even a light set up. Actually redoing my room to make it a little brighter and help with pictures . Moved out of lust based camera buying to making use of available money properly.
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Old Jun 25, 2013, 5:48 AM   #14
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Suddenly my lust for a fujifilm may take over 6d that i am contemplating getting a fuji X-e1 with a 35mmF1.4 lens. I love the compact camera and the output from wherever i have seen matches 6D and i want to try a new system for a change.

Planning to get an adaptor to use my EF lenses on that beautiful sensor.

What do you guys think?
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Old Jun 27, 2013, 7:25 AM   #15
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Several of my friends went that way already...
-> Much more affordable than a Leica way
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 4:42 AM   #16
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@NHL.

The X1 Kit and the canon adapter are on the way. And now going to start looking at M mount lenses.
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Old Aug 5, 2013, 2:10 PM   #17
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Guys,

X-E1 and 18-55 Kit basically took care of all the needs for my new born. My Canon set up is changing a lot after selling of some of my favorite lenses including 16-35, 70-200 and mostly my 1d mark III as well.

Replacing them most probably are a FF Canon camera with 2-3 primes. My days with Zoom lenses are over and i am interested in specific primes now. Either i am foolish or i am growing in confidence to use minimal set up.

My current list has a sigma 150mm macro in plan. But time will decide the primes. Very happy with 18-55 from Fuji at this point.

Staying with me from canon is the ever so lovable 85mm F1.2.

The 85mm on the Fuji just beats every inch out of 1d mark III though they are not comparable. But that lens on a Fuji camera with a mount converter just creates wonderful images.

I am guessing the 6D or 5D mark III to complement my fuji now. If you guys are looking at a great, light camera that can also make use of your existing canon lenses and make it a reliable 2nd body which your wife can also use in your absence not worrying about complex camera settings, then think not twice about Fuji.
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