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lens for beginner with rebel t7 cruising to alaska

cruise77fun
Apprentice

Looking for recommendations for inexpensive lenses for beginner for cruise to alaska in June.  

already have kit lens and 50mm f1.8

 

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rs-eos
Elite
Elite

Which kit lens do you have (EF-S 18-55mm or EF-S 18-135mm)?

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Ricky

Camera: EOS 5D IV, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 135mm f/2L
Lighting: Profoto Lights & Modifiers

i have the ef-s 18-35mm f 3.5-5.6

anna

Welcome Anna.

I am guessing you meant the 18-135 lens? It is a good all-around lens.

I would suggest the 55-250 IS STM zoom lens for wildlife. If yiour budget allows consider adding the 10-18mm lens for wide angle scenics.

Canon DSLR Lenses & Camera Lens Sets: EF & TS | Canon U.S.A, Inc.

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John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, LR Classic

oops

thank you for suggestions

Tintype_18
Authority
Authority

I got lucky and got a used lens for $90. Not haven't looked at the current model or price. Specs: EF 28-135mm, 1:3.5-5.6 IS. I did a photo shoot for a couple of events and found it to be most useful. There are a number of options for viewing landscape and wildlife. Toothy critters would require a good telephoto lens. Others more experienced will chime in here with other suggestions. You realize you have committed to photo of the trip. There are some Alaska photos already posted on the section of sharing photos. Good luck and have a great trip.

John
Canon EOS T7; EF-S 18-55mm IS; EF 28-135mm IS; EF 75-300mm; Sigma 150-600mm DG

shadowsports
Legend
Legend

Greetings,

I was there last month.  Cruised from Seward to Vancouver.  Where are you visiting?

https://community.usa.canon.com/t5/Share-Your-Photos/Alaska-Inside-Passage-Seward-to-Vancouver-Days-...

https://community.usa.canon.com/t5/Share-Your-Photos/Alaska-Inside-Passage-Seward-to-Vancouver-Day-3...

https://community.usa.canon.com/t5/Share-Your-Photos/Bella-Eagle-Eye/td-p/433207

https://community.usa.canon.com/t5/Share-Your-Photos/Alaska-Inside-Passage-Seward-to-Vancouver-Eagle...

https://community.usa.canon.com/t5/Share-Your-Photos/Alaska-Inside-Passage-Seward-To-Vancouver-Wildl...

I'll try to provide whatever travel advice I can.  Anyone here can make some great lens recommendations. 

~Rick
Bay Area - CA


~R5 C (1.0.6.1) ~RF Trinity, ~RF 100 Macro, ~RF 100~400, ~RF 100~500, +RF 1.4x TC, +Canon Control Ring, BG-R10

~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~DaVinci Resolve ~Windows11 Pro ~ImageClass MF644Cdw/MF656Cdw ~Pixel 8 ~CarePaks Are Worth It

i am traveling to ketchikan,  sitka, hubbard glacier,  prince william sound, valdez, college fjord, seward, dutch harbor, nome,kodiak, anchorage, homer, glacier bay, haines, juneau, tracey arms,wrangell and prince rupert ,bc.  28 day cruise 

Tronhard
Elite
Elite

This cruise is a signiicant investment, and you don't want to miss out on images you will cherish for a lifetime.  

Can I suggest exploring  a more expensive lens to complement your 18-135, like the Sigma 150-600 Contemporary. It will be brilliant for wildlife, such as whales, or distant images of landscape. If you can't afford to buy, consider renting.


cheers, TREVOR

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