harryv wrote in post #18816159
Hi all, Hope this is the right place to ask this question. I've been wanting a 7D Mark II for at least two years, well tomorrows' my lucky day!! My current camera is a Rebel 5T that came with two kit lenses, 18-55 and a 75-300 Zoom, plus I've purchased a Canon 85mm and a 50mm. So here's the question, If you were in my position which lens would you buy next. I'm asking this because I think I'm in for a huge learning curve. Please let me know if I posted this in the wrong place.
Thank you, Harry
Hi Harry - Similar to you, I upgraded from a 60D to the 7D Mark II. While owning the 60D, I upgraded from the kit lens to a 15-85 which I ultimately used as my general purpose lens on the 7D Mark II and that combo worked out really well for me. I had also acquired the 100-400 I while owning the 60D, but once I got my 7D Mark II, I upgraded to the 100-400 II. As another poster mentioned, the 7D Mark II and 100-400 II are a really good match, much much better IMO than the 100-400 I. I also added a Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 with my 7D Mark II and I absolutely loved that lens. Very sharp, but it does not have any image stabilization if that is a concern for you. The lack of IS did cause some hesitation for me, but once I shot with it I realized that I shouldn't have been hesitant at all as I had really great results with it. I have since added a 24-70 2.8 II because I wanted to venture into full frame. I have used that lens with the 7D Mark II with great results as well...better than the 15-85, but the 15-85 is still a really great lens for a lot less money. I had also considered the 17-55 f/2.8 as that was a highly recommended lens for a crop sensor and was f/2.8 throughout the focal range, but opted for the 15-85 as at the time, I valued the 15-85 focal range more.
As someone else mentioned or asked, it all depends on what you shoot and of course budget. But hopefully some of the above will help at least give you some options to consider.