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CANON LEN'S

Discussion in 'Help Team' started by alan belfast, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. alan belfast

    alan belfast Member

    Hi
    looking for some advice/tips or other considerations if possible towards my list of canon len's that i'm thinking of purchasing in the next 1-2 months.I'm a older(not saying age lol) newbie to digital photography having sort of messed about with the old film cameras back in school in the early 80's.due to a friend having canon gear ..its made my decision abit easier as i can have a "lend" of gear so decided to go with canon...eos760d..this is the camera i have already settled on..now i've £800-£1000 left from my budget to get afew len's...some of which maybe used by my 11yo son too..as he wants to join my travels into photography as well,he's already into making youtube videos but like me wants to really get into stills.having talked to afew friends i've decided on the list below of various lens..i will be taking pictures of anything lol landscapes/wildlife/family etc ..the samyang is only on the list as afew friends take alot of nighttime star shots and would be good if i could get one and tag along as such...the macro lens is included as my young son wants to take shots of insects etc..

    Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
    CANON EF 50 mm f/1.8 STM Standard Prime Lens
    Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens
    SAMYANG 14 mm f / 2.8 IF ED UMC Wide-angle Lens - for Canon

    at a rough guess..ie amazon uk..the cost is around £960.i'm wondering if the good readers/members here can recommend these or have any others in mind (that are either cheaper or around the same price)...just to give me an idea .also bear in mind that the camera i've choosen(right or wrongly) is a crop sensor camera. i have read that the canon 10-18 is a good wide angle lens for landscapes but i dont know what its like for stars etc..any comments etc would be gratefull and very much appreciated.
    alan
     
  2. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    So you are around fifty then:).

    You have selected decent lenses here, be aware that Amazon is not necessarily the best source, often prices are the same or very close to the High Street. The Tamron 70-300 with VC (vibration control) is worth considering, it's iirc around £250 new now or sub-£200 used. The Tamron 90mm Macro is also worth considering as an alternative as is a longer focal length macro lens since you are considering photographing insects.
     
  3. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Best thing is to get some experience with the camera before deciding what lenses you will use. It is a waste to buy a bag full of kit then find you don't use it !
     
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  4. alan belfast

    alan belfast Member

    lol @nimbus yes very close i'm in between 50 and 55 lol
    and thanks for the info above..i have indeed looked at both of the len's you mentioned.the tamron 7-300 im not sure i would need that each reach...maybe i do lol...tho does this come with the ring to attach to a tripod...as for the tamron 90 macro...hmm..that looks like the lens i could actually end up with afterall.
    as for getting things of amazon..bit worried that the cheaper prices maybe grey imports..tho some are ok..think i will probably end up getting them from jessops and/or calumet..both of which are very close to me ..then there's also currys.
     
  5. alan belfast

    alan belfast Member

    hi pete
    hmmm so true..tho at the minute i will use all the lens ..tho the first lens on my list maybe left off that for awhile as i see myself and my son using the others.that first lens was maybe going to be my walkabout lens as such..but to be honest i think i will be taking more shots with the others..but a very good point..another to think about...i guess its these kinds of comments that i need ..so i can have a think about..also try to keep my cost down abit..till they are really needed.
     
  6. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Personally, I'd find a 55-250mm too long for a walkabout lens. 55mm on a crop sensor camera (which the 760 is) gives you the equivalent 35mm focal length of 88mm. If you want a walkabout lens, something low cost like the
    Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM might be better. The EF-S 55-250mm is a lot of lens for the price, but it's not wide enough in my view to be a walkabout lens. The EF-S 18-55 is also a good lens for the price, but again, it's short if you want something longer.

    I echo the view that you should buy a general purpose lens early on and then see what you can't achieve, before buying more specialist focal lengths / lenses. However, that advice doesn't hold true if you know you're going to want to shoot certain things and you have camera experience to back up the requirement.
     
  7. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Just for the record there is no apostrophe in lens and the plural is lenses.
     
  8. alan belfast

    alan belfast Member

    lol thanks andrew..wondered why my spell checker was always underlined when i typed .
     
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  9. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    I would second the suggestion of the EF-S 18-135mm IS STM. It's a really good lens and is available as a kit bundle with the 760D, which would probably be more economic than buying separately.
     
  10. alan belfast

    alan belfast Member

    have to give some serious thought to that canon EF-S 18-55...and reading your comment..i think i will agree that maybe my choice for walkabout maybe was a bit to hasty...it would also fit into covering the lower end of the range abit better.many thanks for that.
     
  11. alan belfast

    alan belfast Member

    have to give some serious thought to that canon EF-S 18-55...and reading your comment..i think i will agree that maybe my choice for walkabout maybe was a bit to hasty...it would also fit into covering the lower end of the range abit better.many thanks for that.
     
  12. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I don't know the EFS lenses but check out the 15-85. I think it is well thought of and for a walkabout lens this is a good range of focal lengths.
     
  13. alan belfast

    alan belfast Member

    thanks for all the replies and comments on here..very much appreciated .however,after visiting a few local camera shops and actually using a few of the lenses mentioned above i've come to the conclusion that things might start to get abit to heavy for my liking,especially when i would probably take the tripod with me the odd day ...now as im in my 50's climbing the odd hill or small mountain with that sort of gear,well,might be healthy for some,not me lol..plus ,costs wise,this is starting to add up..now i know i dont need alot to start with but i was trying to think ahead lol....this is just a hobby to me and hopefully teach my young son too...so ,after much soul searching,google searches/shop visits etc i've finally decided that maybe i need a different camera all together..so have also looked at the sony rx10 m3...this has all the lenses( as one)..tho more expensive,i dont need to buy extra lenses (weight saving as well)...so should end up with bag,camera,tripod and odds and ends...at the end of the day,this setup is very close cash wise..to what i would be spending on the canon setup..but with much less weight.also,if i do need to upgrade and fancy a canon later on ,i can always sell the sony etc...i think maybe i was thinking to much and about to take on too much with the canon and lens setup...at least this way i can get to know how to take digital pictures ..then see where this journey takes me .would like to thank anyone that has commented on here as they have helped me with visiting shops and actually seeing and holding different lenses etc and seeing what weight was involved.
     
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  14. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    You could consider going for a CSC. They are rather lighter than a DSLR with more compact lenses, I have a Fujifilm CSC and take it when I don't want to carry a lot of weight, in other words when going a distance on foot. The 18-55 f2.8-4 lens is a good performer and has stabilisation, there are also some good lightweight primes.
     
  15. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    We have just bought an Rx10 mk iii for my wife and she is very happy with it. I would not advocate carrying a complete DSLR outfit around, I max take 2 lenses and usually just one for the day the choice depending in what I am doing.
     

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