Help with choosing the best lens

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Re: Help with choosing the best lens

Robsie71 wrote:

Hi...after some advice...I am looking to move from Canon to current Lens that I will be swapping are :-
Canon 70-200 ii f2.8
Canon 17-55 f2.8
Sigma 18-250
Canon 50mm F1.8

I'm planning on getting the 50-140 f2.8 to replace the 70-200 but which other would be best to add. The Sigma is my travel lens when I want to travel light.

I am looking likely at the X-T3 so is the 16-55 an issue not having IS as all my Canon lens have IS so I am used to shooting with that. I would love to get the X-T4 for IS and the screen but it's really pushing my budget.

Would I be better with the 16-55 f2.8 or getting something more like the 16-80 f4 or 18-135 to give me more range for travelling with a single lens. Would either of these be better indoors/low light compared to the non IS f2.8?

Many thanks

Why not the 18-55 F2.8-4 which has IS ? I know there are people who really love that 16-55 but it’s true it’s not a stabilized lens so then you are looking at the XT4 or what about the brand new X-S10 which has the latest sensor and processor plus IBIS which is $999 same price as XT3?

maybe the IQ of the 16-55 is a little better than the 18-55 but I have taken some outstanding photos with that 18-55. You probably won’t notice any difference with landscapes, and unless you were looking at side by side comparison photos my guess is you would be pleased with the output of the 18-55. Then you could buy one fast prime for the magic shots.


SOOC jpeg, Yosemite Falls with the 18-55 at F8, 18 mm

Tunnel View, Yosemite 18-55, F10, 23mm

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