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Which lenses will be best for me?

I'm looking into buying a Canon 7D very soon and I'm looking for advice to find the best lenses for me. I want lenses which are built to last and I won't grow out of them - so don't be afraid to suggest high end professional lenses as this is exactly what I am looking for. If you have any other suggestions for a good camera body, let me know.

The main photography I do is wildlife photography so I'm looking into buying a good quality Macro lens for around 1500GBP.. Can anyone suggest one or what specifications to look for in a lens for this purpose?

I'm also venturing into creative portraiture so I'm wanting a separate lens for this for a similar price as the Macro lens. I've heard telephoto lenses are good for photographing people but can anyone link me to images taken with a telephoto lens to have a look? Would it be worth getting a Normal lens as well?

Thanks, any extra advice will be perfect - thank you!

3 Answers

  • sagara
    Lv 6
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    anything from canon's "L" range will be perfect for you.

    This website has a very nice range of review and information for you to read.

    For wildlife, I suggest the

    Canon 200-400mm f/4

    or a prime lens depending on the focal length you need. But the 200-400 will provide a little more versatility

    The 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II L

    is one of Canon's most popular lenses. It is also one of their best. if the focal length is good for your style of wildlife, it is good. For some wild-life, it might be too short. It is also very good for portrait work.

    Canon 135mm f/2 is the ideal lens for portrait work. But there are some compromises. the 70-200 offers more versatility with 99% of the quality.

    Canon 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM Macro is one of Canon's best macro lenses. It can also be used for great portraits in a pinch.

    For a more general purpose lens, i.e. environmental portraits.

    Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L

    Each of these lenses has sample pictures on the website i mentioned above (and I'll mention bellow) they also have some iso charts to quanitfy the optical performance of each lens.

  • 9 years ago

    i guess it would be an "L" lens . . .

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