Help on buying a new lens

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Grietjie New Member • Posts: 10
Help on buying a new lens

I bought me a Canon 7D camera.  I need a lens that is tack sharp with stabilizer (I do have a little bit of hand shake when I took photo's out of hand and not with a tripod)  I did some wedding photography as well as landscape.  Wide angle as well as portrait.  What would you suggest me to buy.  I am not good at comparing the lenses in your review. (My home language is not english)  Can you help me.

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ARShutterbug
ARShutterbug Veteran Member • Posts: 8,835
17-55 and 70-200
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I would suggest these lenses:

Canon 17-55 mm f/2.8

Canon 70-200 mm f/2.8 IS II

Guidenet
Guidenet Forum Pro • Posts: 15,748
Re: Help on buying a new lens

Grietjie wrote:

I bought me a Canon 7D camera.  I need a lens that is tack sharp with stabilizer (I do have a little bit of hand shake when I took photo's out of hand and not with a tripod)  I did some wedding photography as well as landscape.  Wide angle as well as portrait.  What would you suggest me to buy.  I am not good at comparing the lenses in your review. (My home language is not english)  Can you help me.

What lenses do you have now? Do you have a tripod and/or a monopod?

I would guess the lens that came with your camera has stabilization build in so any blurriness is probably not that so much as technique. Maybe put some images up with EXIF attached so we can help you with this.

There are just too many lenses that match what you're asking for, and you have to spend a good bit of money to exceed what might have come with the camera, so more information is needed to really figure this out for you.

Have fun.

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Bjorn_L
Bjorn_L Veteran Member • Posts: 5,770
Re: Help on buying a new lens

I agree with Arshutterbug.

Canon has no stabilized wide angle lens.  The closest you will get is the Canon 17-55 f2.8 IS or the Tamron or Sigma equivalent.

The Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS is a very nice lens.  It would make a very nice portrait zoom.

The Macro lenses are sharper, but might be too sharp to make the best portrait lens for shooting adults.  Examples of stabilized macro lenses would include the Canon 100mm f2.8 IS, Sigma 150mm OS and 105mm OS.

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Grietjie OP New Member • Posts: 10
Re: Help on buying a new lens

Help ?EXIF  what is that?

Grietjie OP New Member • Posts: 10
Re: Help on buying a new lens

Thanks for your help.  I am really in darkness and appreciate your advise.

Grietjie OP New Member • Posts: 10
Re: 17-55 and 70-200

Thanks for your help.  I am really in darkness and appreciate your advise.

Grietjie OP New Member • Posts: 10
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I only buy the body of the 7D and my friend borrow me one of his lenses.

Grietjie OP New Member • Posts: 10
Re: Help on buying a new lens

Sorry in answering such way (as I told you my english is not that good) so I read each question seperate.  I do have a canon 50mm ultrasonic lens and the one of my friend is one of the first 28 - 105mm (without IS).  He dropped the lens once (so I don't know if that could cause the blurriness)  Thanks for your help. I do appreciate.

Grietjie OP New Member • Posts: 10
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I use a tripod.

beagle1 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,358
Re: Help on buying a new lens

Grietjie wrote:

I bought me a Canon 7D camera.  I need a lens that is tack sharp with stabilizer (I do have a little bit of hand shake when I took photo's out of hand and not with a tripod)  I did some wedding photography as well as landscape.  Wide angle as well as portrait.  What would you suggest me to buy.  I am not good at comparing the lenses in your review. (My home language is not english)  Can you help me.

for crop model zooms look at the Canon Canon 15-85IS, Canon 17-50IS, Sigma 17-50

garrywatson
garrywatson Junior Member • Posts: 39
Re: Help on buying a new lens

I would advise you to buy a zoom lens. This is usually a 3 in one lens that can be widened, standardized, or zoomed as required. This lens will allow you to shoot a wide variety of shots without the need of changing lens frequently. Choose any brand as almost all renowned brands are good to go with.

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