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Which Lens should I buy?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi guys, I have bought a canon EOS 750D and I am not sure which lens to buy for it, I know that I should be looking for a EF-s lens .

I mostly shoot picture of still cars and products like phones etc.....

What lens would you recommend to me as I am on a budget and need to get a lens for the camera to work? 

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Personally, I'd go for a prime lens, around a 50mm equivalent.

 

I've usually shot pictures of your described subjects with a 30mm APS-C prime lens (45mm equivalent field-of-view) and it performs wonderfully.

 

The advantage of the EF/EF-S mount is that there's an abundance of affordable prime glass out there.

 

One question though. You didn't get it with an 18-55 kit?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I didn't buy it with a lens as I just bought just the body and thanks for your reply, I will try and find a lens like that.

 

Also would a lens like this work, although it is EF not EF-S?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Canon-EF-75-300mm-F4-5-6-Autofocus-Zoom-Lens-III-Sold-With-Both-Lens-Caps/303140815100?epid=21003304532&hash=item469499c0fc:g:xNYAAOSwh99cybHO

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An EF lens will mount just fine to an EF-S body. 

 

Note that the lens you chose is a telephoto zoom. It can get you closer to a subject but you'll often have to position the camera further back. They're also comparatively larger and have slower apertures.

 

The latter is not an issue in good light but can be a limitation in non-ideal lighting 


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Both EF and EF-S lenses will work on your camera, the difference is, EF-S lenses are made with the crop factor into account, giving a FF equivalent focal length that is more manageable (multiply focal length by 1.6).

 

Don't bother with a tele yet, buy an 18-55mm or if you want to spend a bit more for more quality a used tamron or sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 or even a Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 if you are willing to spend more for better quality. 


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The standard 18-55mm kit lens would be more than sufficient for you needs, plus the 55-250mm kit telephoto as well. Both are cheap, focus fast, and are reasonably sharp compared to the other options at that price. A 50mm f/1.8 prime would round out the kit just nicely for a cheap, beginner kit.

 

Once you delve a little into photography some more, you can start looking at the focal lengths you tend to use a lot and buy the high quality stuff for those roles. I started out with the same camera you have, but I've since moved on to a higher end setup with the EOS R, plus my selection of Canon L series glass.

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On 5/1/2019 at 11:55 AM, TH Gamer said:

Hi guys, I have bought a canon EOS 750D and I am not sure which lens to buy for it, I know that I should be looking for a EF-s lens .

I mostly shoot picture of still cars and products like phones etc.....

What lens would you recommend to me as I am on a budget and need to get a lens for the camera to work? 

 

That's an entry level camera.

 

What is your budget?

 

Glass is VERY important.

 

 


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If you want to future proof your gear, stay away from EF-S lenses, as those won't fit on full frame bodies. EF lenses however will fit both crop factor and full frame bodies.

 

Having said that, a prime (ie, fixed focal length) lens is a great place to start. You can't go wrong with the one Teradore recommends.

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A used lens designed for aps-c of considerable quality will cost up to $300 depending on what you  are looking for. A used 17-55mm 2.8 or 10-22 3.5-4.5 will be around $250 for instance, while a used tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 will cost well under $200. With the exception of the EF 40mm 2.8 panny and 50mm 1.8, there's a very small amount of EF glass that will cost similar money, and its damn near impossible to get equivalent FOVs given the crop factor or even a constant aperture. In short, a 17-50mm and 11-22mm, both very good lenses btw, will run you considerably less than even a used 16-35mm f/4, and will depreciate very little if at all over your ownership of them. In short, if you are buying good primes, it often makes sense to go for the FF glass, but FF zooms are not s practical for aps-c users, except the longer glass. So just buy a used 17-50mm or what not and if you ever do upgrade to a FF body, you can deal with it at that point. So long as you don't go crazy and buy 5-10 aps-c lenses you'll end up better in both the long and short run. 


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