06-25-2020 10:37 AM
Hello all! So I've been wondering what kind of lenses I should start off with on a Canon. If it matters, my DSLR is a crop sensor (APS-C). I've borrowed my friend's 50mm 1.8 before and I liked it a lot but, I have a bit more money now and I want something better than the 1.8. Also, to be more specific, the price range would be around $300 to $500. If you have a number of lenses to list, please list the lens that you'd recommend over the others as the first lens. Thank you!
06-25-2020 10:47 AM
"I want something better than the 1.8" "... the price range would be around $300 to $500."
There is no lens in this price range that I would recommend that has an aperture less than f1.8. The biggest problem with the 50mil f1.8 on a cropper is, it is not a friendly, usable focal range. It is a more specialized lens like a portrait lens for instance.
However, with due respect, I don't believe you know what you are asking for. So, if you could offer some more reasons and why you want a different lens it will help. Like, what are you shooting and what are the conditions. We already know $300 to $500 but what other requirements?
06-25-2020 02:21 PM
The tiny EF-S 24/2.8 STM is a great lens for a crop sensor. Sharp, compact, light and with a very usable field of view - a mild wide angle. The perfect everyday lens for family, street and holiday photos. And it's cheap!
But it also helps if you tell us a bit more about what kind of photography you're into. Street? Birds? Landscape? Portrait? Sports?
06-25-2020 03:50 PM
06-26-2020 10:07 AM
Perhaps but don't you think it odd they mentioned 1.8 and don't mean it? A very specific number? Who knows, I don't see any further response.
06-26-2020 11:04 AM
Yes, I interpreted it like that as well. "The 1.8" is specifically the 50/1.8, so a better lens would be a better lens, not any lens with a wider aperture. But only the OP knows!