While you are the essential ingredient to make excellent photographs, having a good team of objectives will make things much easier.
Putting together a good team that accompanies you photo by photo as you travel your way into the world of digital photography is not as simple as it seems since there are hundreds of models, brands and technical aspects to consider, and not to mention your budget.
That is why, a few weeks ago, I presented you the best lenses for Nikon cameras in photographs , but this time I have prepared a selection of Canon lenses that you can not miss within your photographic equipment.
Prepare your coach team and start putting together your ideal team right now!
1. CANON 50MM F / 1.8 II LENS
If your Canon SLR camera does not have this lens, you still have not known what it is capable of. This objective is really surprising and not only for the quality of the photographs, its luminosity, the speed at which it is able to focus and the blur (bokeh) that it is capable of achieving, but also for its price since you can get it even for about 115 euros on Amazon .
How can something so cheap be so good? While the optics of this objective is something that would really be worth spending a good money, it was in the materials for its construction where Canon has managed to offer it at such a low price: its body is completely plastic and its manual focus ring It is not very robust, but if you are careful you will not have to worry.
If you were looking for a goal to make portraits or social photography at a low cost, with a very high image quality and sharpness , and that is really light and comfortable, your search has come to an end.
Some photos taken with the Canon 50mm f / 1.8 II:
2. CANON 17-55MM F / 2.8 EF-S IS USM LENS
The Canon 17-55mm f / 2.8 IS is an objective that is worth its weight in gold or even more since, its variable focal length, makes it ideal for you to use whatever the type of photography you plan to take.
This magnificent objective offers a maximum aperture of f / 2.8 throughout its route, that is, whatever the focal length you are using, the maximum aperture will remain constant. It is designed to work perfectly in both cameras with DX sensor as well as in full-format cameras (35mm or Full Frame) so this objective will surely accompany you throughout your photographic life.
Do you want more reasons to get one? This Canon lens is stabilized and is able to identify the type of vibration to correct it automatically, which will help you make your photographs come out completely clear and it is also extremely convenient to use.
Its weight is something that could bother you since, as you can imagine it is not light at all (650 gms) and that, despite this, its construction is very good but not excellent as you might expect from such a goal Heavy like this.
While it may seem somewhat expensive, about 700 and peak euros on Amazon , this goal is really an excellent investment.
3. CANON EF 200MM F / 2.8L II USM LENS
If there is something that should not be missing in your photo backpack it is a good telephoto lens, and if it is quality, the Canon EF 200 mm f / 2.8 II USM will not disappoint you. Whether you want to take action shots, sports, nature or even capture magnificent portraits, this objective may be the ideal option for you.
This fixed focal telephoto lens is a professional quality objective at an amateur price: between 700 and 800 euros , which although it may seem somewhat excessive, if you compare it with other zoom f / 2.8 telephoto lenses of the brand, it is really a trinket.
It is an excellent option because it will allow you to achieve excellent quality photographs with a light lens (compared to similar ones) and comfortable to work with.
Its main advantages are: its luminosity, the speed of focus and the image quality that it is capable of achieving, but it has two great limitations: it has no image stabilizer (although you can compensate for its lack thanks to its large aperture of diaphragm) and its lack of “versatility” because it is a fixed focus lens, although this is not really bad at all.
Although there are slightly more versatile alternatives offered by the brand, this telephoto lens is almost unbeatable thanks to its price / quality ratio
4. CANON EF 100MM F / 2.8 USM MACRO LENS
Approach photography and Canon EF 100mm f / 2.8 USM are almost synonymous, especially if you are thinking of taking your first steps in this wonderful discipline, and you want to enter through the big door.
This “macro” objective is the first choice of many photographers who dare to venture into the new world that approach photography offers since it will allow you to portray smaller objects in a 1: 1 ratio, that is, in real size.
Thanks to its high brightness, this lens will be ideal not only for “macro” photography but also for portraits due to the soft blur that can be achieved thanks to its maximum aperture aperture of f / 2.8.
But its main advantage is undoubtedly its superior optical quality and the sharpness that you will be able to achieve not only thanks to it, but also to its precise and fast built-in focus motor.
Disadvantages? I’m sorry, I don’t think I have any worth mentioning.
You can get yours on Amazon for just under 500 euros .
5. CANON EF-S 10-18MM F / 4.5-5.6 IS STM LENS
And if you put together a “dream team”, this wide-angle lens cannot be left out of your selection.
This wide-angle “zoom” lens is really an opportunity and not only because it only costs around 300 euros , but also because of the photographic possibilities it offers.
This objective will be ideal if you want to make landscape, architecture or interior photography because, thanks to its wide viewing angle, you can capture in the same photograph, a large portion of the frame .
The Canon EF-S 10-18mm is one of the best wide-angle lenses you’ll find on the market and not only for its price, but also for its weight, its built-in image stabilizer, the speed with which it focuses, its sharpness and its comfortable size, despite only being available for APS-C format cameras .
Not bad to be so cheap!
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