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Nov 16, 2018 14:07 |  #1

I have a post in the EOS camera forum on the 7Ti and 77D. My wife wants to move up from her iPhone. https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1502140

Having decided on the 77D now I have to pick 2 lenses for her since I won't be buying a 7Ti kit. I have been scouring through lens reviews and the DXOMARK scores for overall ratings and more importantly the sharpness ratings. To get her some reach I think I am considering the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM. It was released in just 2013 and scores better than similar reach Canon lenses. I'm having trouble choosing something shorter, something that starts around 17-18mm out to 55-75-85 or even out to 135mm. At the preferred price point we are working with The Canon choices are pretty much the:

EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Any opinions and experience with the image quality of these lenses?

Any suggestions on other brands for any of this?


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Nov 16, 2018 14:31 |  #2

I have both the 18-135 STM and the 18-135 USM. I like both lenses quite well. I think the USM version is a bit faster and I use it with a 7D and 7D Mk II for sports. The STM version lives on my T3i as a "all around" lens




  
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Nov 16, 2018 14:57 |  #3

Sigma 17-70mm Contemporary. You can get it with the Sigma dock for about $450 (Adorama). Absolutely stellar lens.




  
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Nov 19, 2018 09:54 |  #5

You don't have to limit yourself to just EF-S lenses. The whole EF line will fit on crop bodies.


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Nov 19, 2018 13:56 |  #6

wyntastr wrote in post #18754352 (external link)
You don't have to limit yourself to just EF-S lenses. The whole EF line will fit on crop bodies.

Very true.


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Nov 19, 2018 14:24 |  #7

chuckmiller wrote in post #18752467 (external link)
I have a post in the EOS camera forum on the 7Ti and 77D. My wife wants to move up from her iPhone. https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1502140

Having decided on the 77D now I have to pick 2 lenses for her since I won't be buying a 7Ti kit. I have been scouring through lens reviews and the DXOMARK scores for overall ratings and more importantly the sharpness ratings. To get her some reach I think I am considering the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM. It was released in just 2013 and scores better than similar reach Canon lenses. I'm having trouble choosing something shorter, something that starts around 17-18mm out to 55-75-85 or even out to 135mm. At the preferred price point we are working with The Canon choices are pretty much the:

EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Any opinions and experience with the image quality of these lenses?

Any suggestions on other brands for any of this?

EF-S 15-85


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Nov 19, 2018 15:37 |  #8

I have used the Canon 17-55 f2.8 on a trip to Africa and found it to be a great little lens




  
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Nov 19, 2018 15:42 |  #9

wyntastr wrote in post #18754352 (external link)
You don't have to limit yourself to just EF-S lenses. The whole EF line will fit on crop bodies.

There is EFS lenses with ranges and IS that there is no equivalent EF, or expensive EF alternatives. That is the strength of EFS.


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Nov 19, 2018 15:45 |  #10

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I have used the Canon 17-55 f2.8 on a trip to Africa and found it to be a great little lens

I owned this lens and it was razor sharp.


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Nov 19, 2018 15:50 |  #11

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Nov 19, 2018 16:11 |  #12

I also have used the EF-S 17-55 mm f/2.8 IS USM quite a lot, when my 7D cameras were my main bodies. It's still in use by my daughter.


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Nov 19, 2018 17:18 |  #13

John from PA wrote in post #18752496 (external link)
Sigma 17-70mm Contemporary. You can get it with the Sigma dock for about $450 (Adorama). Absolutely stellar lens.

Second that!

And the Canon 55-250 STM. A great pairing.


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Nov 19, 2018 18:53 |  #14

Have you considered an M series body? The M50 has the same sensor as the 77D but in a smaller body, and it can take 4K video. I have the EF-M 18-150 STM lens, and I am very impressed with its sharpness, but I don't think the M50 is available in a kit with that lens. The 18-150 is available in a kit with the M5 (which is what I have), also a good camera with the same sensor, but it doesn't do 4K video.

If you (or she) think 4K video might be good to have, you could get an M50 with the 15-45 kit lens, and then either the EF-M 55-200 STM or the EF-S 55-250 with the $40 Fotodiox Pro adapter. The EF-M lenses are compact and solidly built, but the max apertures of the longer zooms (18-150 and 55-200) are f/6.3.

I saw in the other thread that you said she would occasionally want to use your L glass. The Fotodiox adapter allows that.

Just a thought. :)

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Nov 19, 2018 19:11 |  #15

M50 with fotodiox adapter and 24-70II, then with a 1.4x and Sigma 150-600, the M series will AF even with a 2x on a long slow zoom. Another plus for the mirrorless!


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