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Re: What lens to buy for my EOS 1300D?

ebiggs1 -> "The truth is a 50mm lens is a limited use lens on a Rebel."

What's a "Rebel"?

 

Waddizle -> "The package that I posted includes the EF 50m f/1.8 STM lens, plus an ultra wide angle,, 10-18mm, for landscapes."

I know but the lens for the landscape is only f/4.5-5.6 and the problem I had with the pictures of landscapes with my EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 III seemed to be partly coming from the low aperture opening. What do you think?

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Re: What lens to buy for my EOS 1300D?

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I know but the lens for the landscape is only f/4.5-5.6 and the problem I had with the pictures of landscapes with my EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 III seemed to be partly coming from the low aperture opening. What do you think?


For landscapes you'll want a large depth of field, so you'll want to stop that lens down to f/8 anyway. That lens has very good image for an ultra-wide angle lens.

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Re: What lens to buy for my EOS 1300D?


@Robin4321 wrote:

ebiggs1 -> "The truth is a 50mm lens is a limited use lens on a Rebel."

What's a "Rebel"?

 

Waddizle -> "The package that I posted includes the EF 50m f/1.8 STM lens, plus an ultra wide angle,, 10-18mm, for landscapes."

I know but the lens for the landscape is only f/4.5-5.6 and the problem I had with the pictures of landscapes with my EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 III seemed to be partly coming from the low aperture opening. What do you think?


I'm not Ernie or Waddizzle, but I may be the first one up this morning, and I think I know the answers.

 

"Rebel" is the term Canon uses in the USA for DSLRs that they identify by three- or four-digit model numbers in most of the rest of the world. I guess it's a reference to our supposedly rebellious nature, but I don't think anybody knows whether it's intended to be complimentary or pejorative. Rebels are "crop frame" cameras, so a 50mm lens is a mild telephoto, at the high end of the customary "walkaround" lens range of about 17 to 55 mm.

 

With landscapes, the best way to avoid wide apertures (I assume that's what you meant by "low") or deal with slow shutter speeds is to use a tripod. Then you can use Av mode with a reasonable aperture, and you don't really care if the shutter speed is low.

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Re: What lens to buy for my EOS 1300D?


@Robin4321 wrote:

ebiggs1 -> "The truth is a 50mm lens is a limited use lens on a Rebel."

What's a "Rebel"?

 

Waddizle -> "The package that I posted includes the EF 50m f/1.8 STM lens, plus an ultra wide angle,, 10-18mm, for landscapes."

I know but the lens for the landscape is only f/4.5-5.6 and the problem I had with the pictures of landscapes with my EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 III seemed to be partly coming from the low aperture opening. What do you think?


The 1300D (called Rebel T6 in the US) is nearly identical to my 1200D (called Rebel T5 in the US).  The only difference that I know about is the 1300D adds a limited built-in Wi-Fi capability.  They seem to use the same image sensor, and have identical specs and features.

 

You will get your best results shooting landscapes with aperture set at f/6.3 to f/11.  As noted, the sweet spot for most lenses is around f/8.  The narrow aperture gives you greater Depth Of Field, getting more foreground and background in focus.  A wider aperture will give you a smaller DOF, which will either blur the background or the foreground, depending upon where you focus.

I use my T5 only at ISO 100, on bright sunny days.  For me, too much noise begins to creep into the images by ISO 400.  I use the T5 mostly for landscapes, and I shoot them at f/6.3 to f/8, depending upon available light to keep shutter speed at least 1/250.

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I used the EF-S 10-22mm, but the EF-S 10-18mm is capable of similar shots.  Your camera really shines at ISO 100.

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Re: What lens to buy for my EOS 1300D?

"... the problem I had with the pictures of landscapes with my EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 III seemed to be partly coming from the low aperture opening. What do you think?"

 

I think you need to stop paying attention to pixel peepers.  Most of what they tell you and advise you does not have much to do with real world photography.  All lens aberrations, such as diffraction, have to be enlarged to a point to become a problem.  It was not your problem!

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"If you are interested in landscapes, then I would suggest this package.

https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/portrait-and-travel-two-lens-kit"

 

I have no problem with you buying this package.  I think you will find you use the 50mil very little but experience is the best teacher.  Lord knows I have several, I mean many, lenses I use very little.  This package is a good buy price wise.  And, if you are truly in to photography it will not likely be your last one!

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@ebiggs1 wrote:

"If you are interested in landscapes, then I would suggest this package.

https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/portrait-and-travel-two-lens-kit"

 

I have no problem with you buying this package.  I think you will find you use the 50mil very little but experience is the best teacher.  Lord knows I have several, I mean many, lenses I use very little.  This package is a good buy price wise.  And, if you are truly in to photography it will not likely be your last one!


Excellent suggestion, but the OP lives in France, I think she said.

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Re: What lens to buy for my EOS 1300D?

TTMartin -> "For landscapes you'll want a large depth of field, so you'll want to stop that lens down to f/8 anyway."

That's actually something I didn't think about, maybe I got some blurness because of the aperture that was too wide? (if I keep it like 5 or 6 something it can get blur?)

 

RobertTheFat -> Thanks for the explanation Smiley Very Happy

 

Waddizzle -> "Excellent suggestion, but the OP lives in France, I think she said."

I'm actually a he ahah, in France Robin is a guy name, I know it's not in america Smiley Wink

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Quote,

"All lens aberrations, such as diffraction, have to be enlarged to a point to become a problem.  It was not your problem!"

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Re: What lens to buy for my EOS 1300D?


@ebiggs1 wrote:

Quote,

"All lens aberrations, such as diffraction, have to be enlarged to a point to become a problem.  It was not your problem!"


Repeating wrong information over and over doesn't make it right. 

 

First diffraction isn't a 'lens aberration' it is a physical property of light that occurs even in a theoretically 'perfect' lens.

 

Second the loss of sharpness due to diffraction doesn't require enlargement to be seen. 

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