I have always wanted to get into photography and soon I will be purchasing my first DSLR.
I need help on choosing my second lens to go with the kit lens that already comes with the camera
I am looking to purchase the Canon 77D with the EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens (kit). I chose this DSLR, since after reading a few reviews and watching a few videos, this appeared to be a good DSLR to start and grow into. I was also looking at the Canon Rebel T7i, and I am still going back and forth on the choice, so any help on that choice, 77D vs. T7i, would be greatly appreciated too.
My plan is to try to focus on a range of different types of shots using more of the manual setting/priority setting opposed to the automatic. I am a beginner, but I want to eventually learn more and grow. I want to start out with trying to get my photos accepted by ShutterStock, but then move into more aspects. I do like the Bokeh effect of photos, so I would probable do a lot of that. I also enjoy landscapes and nature shots, but this would not exclude other types of shots.
My budget it limited, so I cannot go out and buy a $600+ lens now, eventually, in the future as I progress, but not now. I am not sure if I want to wait and save up for a better telephoto lens in the future or go for a cheaper, kit, one now (the one listed below).
After reading a few sites and watching a few videos, here are the choices I have come too which would complement the kit lens:
Choice 1: EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens – This would by my first telephoto lens, but I know there are better at higher prices.
Choice 2: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens – I know this will be good to achieve the Bokeh effect and portraits, but the question is can the kit lens achieve the same thing or close to it?
Choice 3: Stick with just the kit lens, EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens, until later.
Thank you in advance for the assistance!