Help with choosing the best lens

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Robsie71 New Member • Posts: 11
Help with choosing the best lens

Hi...after some advice...I am looking to move from Canon to Fujifilm....my 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

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Wezre Contributing Member • Posts: 771
Re: Help with choosing the best lens

Robsie71 wrote:

Hi...after some advice...I am looking to move from Canon to Fujifilm....my 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

Just curious, but why are you looking at Fuji instead of the Canon mirrorless system?

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Morris0
Morris0 Forum Pro • Posts: 17,751
Re: Help with choosing the best lens

Robsie71 wrote:

Hi...after some advice...I am looking to move from Canon to Fujifilm....my 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

Is is great till your subject moves.  The 18-135 is my travel lens and I'm fond of it.  It requires a touch more sharpening than Fuji's other lenses yet for a lens of it's type has surprisingly nice renderings.  I have not tried the 16-80.

Are you aware that there are adapters that will allow you to use your canon lenses on the Fuji body and maintain full AF and IS?  I use the Fringer Pro II adapter and it works well.

Morris

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fujiian
fujiian Regular Member • Posts: 403
Re: Help with choosing the best lens

Robsie71 wrote:

Hi...after some advice...I am looking to move from Canon to Fujifilm....my 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

The 16-55 is excellent. Many will agree.

Some prefer the 18-55 for stabilization, but it’s variable aperture and the IQ can’t match either red badge lens.

I'm planning on getting the 50-140 f2.8 to replace the 70-200 but which other would be best to add.

Consider the F2 primes, (23 + 50 or 16 + 35 will make a great set). Otherwise, I think a 35mm 1.4 paired with a 16mm 1.4 is an outstanding travel set. Either are quite versatile and light.

The Sigma is my travel lens when I want to travel light.

Personally I prefer to travel with primes but everyone’s different.

Perhaps start with the super zoom 18-135 and go from there?

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Meetmer
Meetmer Contributing Member • Posts: 904
Re: Help with choosing the best lens
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Robsie71 wrote:

Hi...after some advice...I am looking to move from Canon to Fujifilm....my 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.

Doug

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

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

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OP Robsie71 New Member • Posts: 11
Re: Help with choosing the best lens

Many thanks for the replies...given me a few things to think about...like wanting to go back to Yosemite! Only spent a day there and it was not enough!

To answer some earlier questions there is nothing at Canon attracting me right now and I have seen such great things about Fujifilm glass. Never really contemplated prime lenses other than a nifty fifty that I rarely used but will certainly have a look.

The 50-140 is a no brainer as with the X-T3 it's 600g lighter than my current kit. Just need to test out the options of what to pair with it to get a nice balance.

Thanks again.

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Tom Schum
Tom Schum Forum Pro • Posts: 10,282
Re: Help with choosing the best lens

Robsie71 wrote:

Hi...after some advice...I am looking to move from Canon to Fujifilm....my 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

I have the Sigma 18-250. Great lens.

Have you considered the Canon adapter? With it, you could use all your lenses on the Fuji. Here is a link. It's not cheap at $299 but might be worth it. I don't have Canon lenses but have heard good things about the Fringers on this forum. Nothing is perfect though.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1486631-REG/venus_optics_fr_fx2_canon_ef_lens_to.html

Another issue: was your Canon full-frame or APS-C?  If it was full frame, you would want a 35mm lens to replace your 50mm Canon prime.

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Tom Schum
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Re: Help with choosing the best lens

Robsie71 wrote:

Many thanks for the replies...given me a few things to think about...like wanting to go back to Yosemite! Only spent a day there and it was not enough!

I have no desire to return to Yosemite.  The biting flies in the valley were just terrible.

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