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Registered: ‎08-08-2018

T6 Lens recommendations?

Hi all,

 

I had no idea this forum existed but it looks awesome! I do have a question: I recently purchased the Rebel T6/1300D package that comes with the 18-55 and 75-300 lenses. I'm still on the learning curve with this camera (previously I was using point-and-shoot pocket cameras, and/or video cameras).  

 

My question is, I'll be going back over to Disney World soon and wondered what might be the best lens to take to the parks? I only want to take one lens.  Is the 18-55 sufficient, or is there a much better lens that I'd have better luck with? I doubt I'll be taking any telephoto shots, but rather standard and wide-angle shots, as well as action shots.

 

Any help appreciated! Thanks......

 

 

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@Radman17 wrote:

Hi all,

 

I had no idea this forum existed but it looks awesome! I do have a question: I recently purchased the Rebel T6/1300D package that comes with the 18-55 and 75-300 lenses. I'm still on the learning curve with this camera (previously I was using point-and-shoot pocket cameras, and/or video cameras).  

 

My question is, I'll be going back over to Disney World soon and wondered what might be the best lens to take to the parks? I only want to take one lens.  Is the 18-55 sufficient, or is there a much better lens that I'd have better luck with? I doubt I'll be taking any telephoto shots, but rather standard and wide-angle shots, as well as action shots.

 

Any help appreciated! Thanks......

 

 


I had a T5, which almost identical to a T6.  The T5 simply lacks Wi-Fi.  

 

The first lenses I bought to expand my arsenal were the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, EF-S 18-135 IS STM, and the EF-S 10-22mm USM.  The 50mm taught me the most about photography.  The 18-135mm initially became my favorite “walk around” lens, which every photographer should have.  

But, the 10-22mm became my favorite lens to use on the T5.  It has a focal range that is approximately equivalent to 16-35mm on a full frame DSLR, and Canon makes a professional grade “L” lens with that exact range.  In fact, the 10-22mm and the 16-35mm share the same lens hood.

 

The EF-S 10-18mm is comparable to the EF-S 10-22mm in image quality, but the similarities end there.  While the 10-18mm costs half the pride, 10-22mm has a wider aperture and internal focusing, as well as a metal body, instead of plastic.

 

The very wide aperture EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens is far and away the best bang for the buck lens in the Canon EF lens lineup.  It can teach you a lot about photography.

 

My advice is the 10-22mm, or the two lens 10-18mm and 50mm lens kit.

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Re: T6 Lens recommendations?

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Your current kit should be fine, though the 75-300 is not one of Canon's best.

 

The only place you will need the extra reach of the 75-300 is at Animal Kingdom.

 

If you are staying at the Animal kingdom lodge you need both the tele and wide angle.

 

Make sure to go to Pandora at night.

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Re: T6 Lens recommendations?

The best all around lens is the 18-135, which is a great walking around lens.

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"Is the 18-55 sufficient,..."

 

Yes, if you want just one lens, this is it. A better choice than the other lens you have is the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens.  Continuous coverage from 18mm to 250mm is pretty nice in my book.

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
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" I only want to take one lens."

 

My last trip, I was working not on a pleasure trip, I took five lenses. Two 1 series bodies and a bunch of other stuff.

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EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
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Re: T6 Lens recommendations?

Wow, nice shot of the castle!

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Re: T6 Lens recommendations?


@kvbarkley wrote:

The best all around lens is the 18-135, which is a great walking around lens.


I agree with you. For the money, it's hard to beat.

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This was taken with my T6S and 18-135 @ 22mm:

 

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Nice!

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