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Registered: ‎03-21-2013


I purchased a new Canon 7D to shoot mostly wildlife and now I want to try some new subjects for my photography and I was wondering what lens anyone would recommend that can shoot landscape, cityscapes and inner city subjects like parks, streets scenes, waterways that have a more close up view. Is there one lens that can handle all that or will I have to purchase 2 different lenses??? I currently own one EF-S 60mm macro lens, an ES 100-400mm IS, EFS 18-135 IS, and an EF 70-300 IS lens, and one lens that came with my old rebel which is an EFS 18-55 but has no image stabilizer. Will any of those be fine for my new subjects or should I look for one lens that can handle what I want?

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Registered: ‎03-06-2013

Re: Lenses

You have all the lens cover from 18-400mm; no need to buy anything, just go out and shoot.

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Re: Lenses

I could only suggest that maybe the EF-S 17-55 would be what you might need for street scenes, etc. the f/2.8 will be very helpfull with low llight, isolating backgrounds, etc.


You might have everything covered focal length wise but perhaps not quality or aperture wise.


For me, the ideal two lens combination on a crop sensor would be the 17-55 f/2.8 and the 70-200 f/2.8.

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Registered: ‎10-03-2013

Re: Lenses

Depends how wide you wish to shoot, the 10-22 made for a crop camera like the 7D will work nice for landscape. Also now Canon has a rebate on a long list of lenses.

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