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lens for beginner with rebel t7 cruising to alaska


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

already have kit lens and 50mm f1.8




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


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


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.

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Conway, NH

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thank you for suggestions


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.

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



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

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

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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.

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