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Essential Lenses?

I’m curious as to what people would consider an “essential lens”. I currently have the 70-200 4.0 and the 18-55. I mainly shoot wildlife and landscapes but want to open up what i can shoot with different lenses. What are some suggestions?

 
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Re: Essential Lenses?

A Macro is always good, you don't say which camera, but for EF-S the 60 mm Macro is a good buy.

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" I currently have the 70-200 4.0 and the 18-55."

 

You've got what might be called "essential".  Unless your definition of essential has specific requirements. However, there are better lenses than what you have that do what you do.

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I'm a wildlife photographer.

 

I mainly focus on general wildlife photography and I'm using Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR.

 

If you are planning to buy one now is the right time because of the ongoing [Link Removed Per FORUM GUIDELINES] Cyber Monday.

 

 

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@DomnickLolas wrote:

I’m curious as to what people would consider an “essential lens”. I currently have the 70-200 4.0 and the 18-55. I mainly shoot wildlife and landscapes but want to open up what i can shoot with different lenses. What are some suggestions?

 

What camera body are you using?  I would suggest Canon's "Portraut & Travel" two lens kit.   

 

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

 

The 70-200mm f/4L is a very good lens.  There are different versions of the 18-55mm kit lens.  The STM version of 18-55mm kit lens is also a pretty good lens.   It just does not have a wide aperture.

 

Another good investment would be a professional grade tripod or a high quality camera bag.

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That kit might not work, we don't know if his camera can handle EF-S lenses

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@kvbarkley wrote:

That kit might not work, we don't know if his camera can handle EF-S lenses


He has one of the 18-55's. They're all EF-S, aren't they?

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"I'm using Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR."

 

I'm sorry.  Smiley Sad

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@ebiggs1 wrote:

"I'm using Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR."

 

I'm sorry.  Smiley Sad


Um ... The OP who asked the question isn't the person who mentioned the Nikon lens.

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"The OP who asked the question isn't the person who mentioned the Nikon lens."

 

Your point, Robert?  I am still sorry for that individual.

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