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Best Lenses for the Canon EOS 70D of 2018

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Canon 50mm f1.8 II

Canon 50mm f1.8 II

With good high-grade quality and an F1.8 aperture, this contemporary lens is the crown jewel of Canon’s arsenal. The bokeh-balls in the lens are a bit more ovular in shape than I’m used to seeing with some of my other lenses. Generally, the maximum aperture of these lenses isn’t too large, which helps to keep their cost down, but they aren’t always of the highest optical quality. The 6-element-in-5-group stylish visual design is here to deliver extraordinary, consistent peripheral brightness and sharpness, even when working at the F1.8 maximum aperture. AF speed is mostly dependent on the camera itself but paired with any modern 35mm FF camera (like yours), I’m confident that you won’t be disappointed. As we’ve observed in reviews of other Canon lenses, the material and construction upgrades are very friendly. This Canon lens has been designed using an advanced optical structure to achieve both important resolution and versatile details. We found the Canon 50mm f1.8 II to be an excellent value, with its fast F1.8 maximum aperture, solid construction and affordable price.

Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM

Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM

The Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM from Canon is a stunning, amazing, fascinating and impressive Zoom well-suited to a variety of shooting applications. Additionally, Canon's super multi-layer lens top-grade coating reduces flare and ghosting, a common problem with digital cameras. One of the convincing advantages of the Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM is its superior build quality. The lens’s minimum focusing distance is just over 0.85m, and it offers up to five stops of Vibration Compensation. As we’ve observed in reviews of other Canon lenses, the material and construction upgrades are very helpful. Generally, the maximum aperture of these lenses isn’t too large, which helps to keep their cost down, but they aren’t always of the highest optical quality. By carrying only one glass, you don’t have to switch between different lenses to capture a shot, thus saving a lot of time for one-time situations. Colors and sharpness are also really detailed, stunning and astonishing for a lens this price. Naturally, the bokeh of this lens is supreme, outstanding and noticeably better than my older (and equally detailed) Canon lenses. It does get softer at 55-250mm as expected, but stopping down to ~f/8 dramatically improves sharpness. The superb Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM lenses are naturally manufactured with entry-level users in mind, so are reasonably priced.

Sigma 18-300 F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM

Sigma 18-300 F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM

With the sun at your back, images out of the Sigma 18-300 F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM are stunning, lifelike, eye-popping and remarkably colorful. It is very suitable for all-purpose shooting and it’s very compact for its focal range. The glass is a high-grade choice if you want to shoot dreamy traveling, wedding and astonishing portraits photos. Most notably, Sigma 18-300 F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM lenses also feature a strong frosted, enhanced anodized metal lens barrel surface along with an ultimate weather-sealed construction to protect against dust and moisture. It can focus on subjects as close as 0.39m throughout the zoom range. Generally, the maximum aperture of these lenses isn’t too large, which helps to keep their cost down, but they aren’t always of the highest optical quality. While this lens does produce some moderate barrel distortion, this can be almost entirely corrected in post-processing.

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC OS HSM C

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC OS HSM C

This lens is probably one of the most famous, marvelous and fantastic working Canon EF mount landscapes lenses. The Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4, DC OS HSM C lens, has Sigma anti-reflective coatings to cut down on glare and ghosting. The Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC OS HSM C is a superior choice if you want to shoot vivid portraits, wedding, and astonishing family photos. Sigma has a reputation for superb, outstanding and reputable quality and construction at a fraction of the price of other lenses. It is very suitable for all-purpose shooting, and it’s very compact for its focal range. A rounded 7-blade diaphragm helps to produce an attractive out-of-focus, extraordinary photos quality. This solidly built metal-barreled lens has a quiet motor and smoothly turning focus rings which make shooting both photos and video a breeze. As we’ve observed in reviews of other Sigma lenses, the material and construction upgrades are beneficial. You can use this for traveling, landscapes photos, or just as your only lens if you want a do-it-all lens.

Canon 50mm f1.4 USM

Canon 50mm f1.4 USM

Superb, fantastic, top-tier Prime incredible lens with F1.4 brightness at maximum aperture, this lens incorporates eight optical elements in 6 groups. This sharp lens is very sharp around f/4 and, for the affordable price, generates very stunning and surprising bokeh. Colors and sharpness are also really vivid, stunning and unexpected for a lens this price. This modern lens produces images that are reasonably sharp in the center at F1.4 and remarkable sharp by the time you hit f/5.6. While this lens does produce some moderate barrel distortion, this can be almost entirely corrected in post-processing. This is spurious, excellent 50mm/F1.4 Prime you can buy for your convincing camera. This solidly built metal-barreled lens has a quiet motor and smoothly turning focus rings which make shooting both photos and video a breeze. As we’ve observed in reviews of other Canon lenses, the material and construction upgrades are very helpful. F1.4 on the Canon 50mm f1.4 USM seems to be the sweet spot regarding center sharpness and combined with the spurious bokeh. This lens gets the job done and does it without breaking the bank.

Canon 85mm f1.8 USM

Canon 85mm f1.8 USM

A rounded 8-blade diaphragm helps to produce an attractive out-of-focus, admirable photos quality. Obviously AF speed is mainly dependent on the camera itself but paired with any modern 35mm FF camera (like yours), I’m confident that you won’t be disappointed. A very minimal amount of barrel distortion is present near the edges of photos shot with this lens. This lens produces sharp images with only a hint of softening near the corners when shot wide open. The Canon 85mm f1.8 USM shows some softness at a very close range and or at the largest apertures, so is best-suited to subjects over a meter away. The focus gradient from these razor sharp in-focus elements to creamy bokeh is steady and subtle, and the bokeh itself is beautifully smooth. Colors and sharpness are also really detailed, expressive and stellar for a lens this price. First of all, the metallic barrel, rubber grip focus ring, and generously sized switches add up to an ergonomic experience that’s satisfying and feels creative. Overall, this Canon 85mm f1.8 USM lens is one of the most impeccable, surprising and versatile pieces of glass that will fit your.

Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM

Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM

I love this high-quality, reputable lens and use it very often on my camera. This Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM lens has been designed using an advanced optical structure to achieve both important resolution and high-quality details. A rounded 8-blade diaphragm helps to produce an attractive out-of-focus, surprising photos quality. If you are coming from a kit lens, you’ll appreciate Gadgetine pick’s F2.8 maximum aperture - because most kit zooms stop at f/3.5 or f5.6. It also offers Vibration Compensation for tripod-free photography. Canon lenses have an upstanding reputation for quality and reliability, and this elegant lens is no exception.

If budget isn’t a concern, or you only want the best for your camera, the Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM is the way to go. Obviously, AF speed is mostly dependent on the camera itself but paired with any contemporary 35mm FF camera (like yours), I’m confident that you won’t be disappointed. As we’ve observed in reviews of other Canon lenses, the material and construction upgrades are very nice. This lens is tack-sharp in the middle, and the sides of the glass have very soft finishing. The bokeh-balls in the Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM is a bit more ovular in shape than I’m used to seeing with some of my other lenses. Bokeh produced by the high-quality Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM is merely stunning and spurious. It does get softer at 70-200mm as expected, but stopping down to ~f/8 dramatically improves sharpness. In short, if you can buy only one lens, Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM is the one to get.

Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM

Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM

As with all Canon lenses, build quality on the Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM is versatile, with a metal barrel and a solid, remarkable quality and top-grade feel. Generally, the maximum aperture of these lenses isn’t too large, which helps to keep their cost down, but they aren’t always of the highest optical quality. Obviously, AF speed is largely dependent on the camera itself but paired with any state-of-the-art APS-C / DX camera (like yours), I’m confident that you won’t be disappointed. As we’ve observed in reviews of other Canon lenses, the material and construction upgrades are very nice. Thanks to protective coating the level of distortion has been kept very minimum for such a lens. The lens price is very affordable, so this is a great choice for beginners. Remember when everyone started using prime lenses because they were sharper and better quality than zoom lenses? Well, those days are no more – the Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM is just as sharp as a prime lens. This momentous lens is marvelous. The feeling, razor-sharp details, and style of the versatile images are incomparable. The contrast and saturation are impressive. I’m interested to hear if you agree or disagree with any of my choices, so please feel free to leave a comment below to continue the discussion.

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