08-30-2018 09:47 AM
08-30-2018 11:11 AM
OK, the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens is what you want. It may be all you ever need as it is a keeper. Don't buy twice if money is tight.
08-30-2018 08:12 PM
Thanks. The money I save from not getting one of the L series allows me to get the 55-250 too
“Buy it right the first time, and you only buy it once.”
One really good lens is a better purchase than two pretty decent lenses. The best focal length, or focal range, to buy depends upon how you would want to use it.
The 80D comes with a pretty good 18-55mm lens. If that lens is in working order, It might be better to expand your range of focal lengths, instead of duplicating it with the17-55mm f/2.8 lens.
What is your budget for a lens? How do you plan to use it?
09-02-2018 10:53 AM
I actually bought it body only, and then got a Kit with 50mm f/1.8 and 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Lenses.
Okay. Those are good lenses. I think a 24mm or 35mm prime could fill that gap nicely between those two lenses. So, which EF “L” lenses would make a good workhorse for the 80D? I will assume you mean a good walk around “standard zoom” lens.
Seeing EF lenses are designed for full frame sensor bodies, not APS-C bodies like the 80D, I suppose the most correct answer would be none of them, except for primes. The focal lengths of the zooms are good fits for a full frame sensor.
Your EF-S 10-18mm has an equivalent focal range that is close to EF 16-35mm family of lenses. The EF-S 10-22mm is nearly an exact match when it comes to field of view.
The popular standard “L” zoom lenses for a full frame are 24-70mm and 24-105mm. The EF 17-40mm f/4L USM will get you close to the range of a 24-70mm. It will also fit nicely with your existing lenses. I cannot think of anything that would be a close equivalent to a 24-105mm.
One of my favorite walk around lenses is the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM. A similar focal range on an APS-C body would come from a zoom lens that with approximately a 50-150mm range, and there is currently not a Canon lens close to that range. But, the lens is VERY good, so I would recommend it just the same. If there was ever a thing such as an general, all purpose lens for sports photography, then a 70-200mm zoom would be it.
For the most part, just about any of the “L” lenses would serve as “workhorse” lens. Which one to get FIRST depends upon your needs. I think select a medium telephoto zoom is easier to select than choosing a lens to use as a “standard zoom”.