5 Best Lenses For Canon Cameras In 2019

Remember back when we used to have reel cameras? Well, some of you were never introduced to them —  it was a thing in the 90s.

Now, we have DSLRs and mirrorless cameras dominating the field of photography and the market. The rise of DSLRs have consequently resulted in the rise of many professionals and enthusiast photographers.

5 Best Lenses For Canon Cameras

When we are talking about DSLRs, we cannot help but think about the lenses. Their wide variety and distinct application for different circumstances enabled us to take great pictures in different scenarios.

Let’s discuss the top 5 lenses of 2019 for your photography kit! 

1. Canon 24 f 2.8 mm STM Lens

It’s always great to have a lightweight and compact lens in your kit, and this Canon 24mm, also known as the pancake lens, is the king in those terms!

It’s a great lens with an excellent focal length of 24mm, and its f 2.8 aperture suitable for low light photography and bokeh. At $130 this is a steal! This lens is quite suitable for video making with its dedicated smooth autofocus which has a quiet motor thanks to STM technology introduced by canon.

2. Sigma 24-105 mm F 4.0 DG OS HSM Lens 

5 Best Lenses For Canon Cameras

If we are talking about a lens packed with amazing features and this lens is one of the best!

Although, this lens is designed for full frame cameras, it works with APS-C sensors as well. Its 24-105 focus length makes it a versatile lens with a quick, silent and smooth autofocus because of its hypersonic motor.

The OS (optical stabilization) technology compensates for camera shakes and ensures high quality pictures. Furthermore, the FLD and SLD glass elements prevents various types of distortions, aberration and curvature.

It is manufactured with thermally composite material which ensures a high quality premium build which is compact and lightweight. Sigma’s mount conversion service enables you to pick the mount of your choice!

3. Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0 – 5.6 IS II Lens

 If you are looking for a decent zoom lens on a tight budget, then this lens should be your pick!

It’s highlight is its four stop optical image stabilizer which compensates for camera shakes and an ultra low dispersion element which prevents color fringing and ghosting. If you are wondering about image quality, it’s great!

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It does not come with STM (there’s an STM version which is more costly), but It’s equipped with a DC autofocus motor which ensures quick autofocus. This lens is manufactured for shooting distant objects, so, if you are wildlife or a sports photographer then it is suitable for you.  For its price this is a great zoom lens for your kit!

4. Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens

This is one of the L-series lenses that represents the best from canon.

A professional grade lens that sports three aspherical elements which considerably reduces chromatic aberration and distortion produced by a spherical lens. It’s f/2.8 aperture makes it great for low light conditions, and the 9 bladed diaphragm creates a fine bokeh effect.

It is weather sealed and its front and rear elements are fluorine-coated which makes it easy to clean and prevents dust and moisture from entering the lens’ body.

It is ideal for travel, portrait and landscape photography.

5. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens

5 Best Lenses For Canon Cameras

loved by every photographer, this lens is popular by the name ‘Nifty-Fifty’.

If you do not have this lens for some reason then get it right now! The 50mm fixed focal length and f/1.8 aperture presents great artistic shots with excellent bokeh. This lens has decent built quality for its price and features STM, a cherry on the cake.

Price? it’s Just 125 dollars so, Just get one for yourself, now!

Some tips for purchasing a lens for APS-C camera

If you are a beginner photographer, I recommend a normal kit lens and a nifty-fifty to master and learn all the photography essentials. After you do, then consider expanding your range of lenses.

You don’t need to purchase every lens out there in the market, just know your niché and pick suitable lenses. However, if the need of other lenses arrive, you can simply rent them.

Next thing to keep in mind is that you should always calculate the actual focal length and aperture.

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What do we mean by this?

You see, the marketed focal length is correct for a full frame camera. However, if you have a APS-C sensor camera then you need to calculate the lens’ focal length and aperture by the following method:

  1. First figure out your sensors’ crop factor for Canon EOS DSLRs it’s 1.6x and For Nikon DSLRs it’s 1.5.
  2. Then multiply the focal length by the crop factor to get the actual focal length. For example, if you are going to purchase a Nifty-Fifty, then its actual focal length would be 50 x 1.6 = 80mm
  3. For the aperture use this formula ( actual focal length x crop factor/ F- value). For example, the diameter (the opening of the pupil) of a Nifty-Fifty would be ( 50 x 1.6 / 1.8 ) that is 44mm, which is the diameter of your cameras’ ‘pupil’.

If you are wondering, focal length determines the zoom of the picture and aperture determines the brightness and bokeh.

To put it simply, as you increase the focal length, you zoom in the picture and vice versa. The Aperture allows a certain amount of light to enter the lens so, f/1.8 will give a brighter image and f/22 will give a dim image; also, the bokeh will be stronger at f/1.8 than f/2.8.This is because as the F-value increases the diameter of the opening decreases.

You are all set, and we you liked our picks and select the best lens for yourself!

Pranjali

Pranjali is a content specialist at SmartHonk, Pranjali is a techie by passion. She is always updated & loves to learn about the latest technologies & has a knack for buying the latest technological gadgets.

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