raccase wrote in post #17940045
Hello, I am looking to upgrade from my Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens. I like the focal lengths that this lens offers, but I have a little bit of trouble with the aperture; I am looking for a good walk-around lens (e.g. street photography) with a wider aperture so I can take pictures with better bokeh and in lower light/indoor situations
I've seen the Sigma 18-35mm ART lens, but that is a little out of my budget range. Does anybody have any other recommendations? Thanks.
So the 18-35 F1.8 and the 17-50* F2.8 flavors are the next step if you want up to 2 or 2 & 1/3rd stop increases (at the most narrow aperture) compared to the 18-55 STM. Can be costly, or simply be a compromise, depends on what you need.
Frankly, F2.8 is still slow for indoors. So is F1.4 honestly, if it's even remotely dim. Indoor is best combated with flash.
Bokeh is a quality of the out of focus area--not the amount of out of focus area. If you want better bokeh, that will be a lens property, unique to it. If you just want more out of focus area, due to thin depth of field, that's a combination of a few things, but mostly relative to aperture & distance to subject.
I think a zoom is simply going to be too slow to do all the jobs you're wanting to do.
I'd consider a solid semi-wide very fast aperture prime (like a 30 F1.4 or 35 F1.4).