Allround lense to accompany EOS 7D prefferably USM

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Initial post: 21 Jul 2010 17:33:44 BDT
Dr. Johnson says:
Can anyone suggest a lense to gwith EOS 7d

Posted on 26 Jul 2010 13:54:03 BDT
N. Tyler says:
You don't say what type of photography you're interested in so it's difficult to be specific. However, as you've spent over £1,000 on a camera body it's worth spending some serious money on the lens(es) - go for the Canon L-series glass and you won't go wrong.

If you want one general lens then the 24-105mm f/4 is a good starting point (this is USM and Image Stabilised (IS)); the 24-70mm f2.8 USM is supposedly sharper but is not Image Stabilised.

If you want a longer zoom then the 70-200 f/4 is excellent (this is USM but the "basic version" is not Image Stabilised). Finally the 17-40mm f/4 USM is a good wide-angle lens.

I've not used any but a number of people recommend the more expensive Sigma lenses as a good alternative. Final point: remember to budget for a good UV Filter to protect your investment.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2010 19:09:29 BDT
Neil Bailey says:
In addition to the points made by N.Tyler (below), I would recommend a fixed lens - either the 28mm/f2.8 Canon or the Sigma EX 30mm/f1.4, both of which equate to roughly 50mm in a 35mm format. I have a 7D, with a couple of Canon Zooms covering most everyday requirements, but a top quality fixed lens is desirable, especially for indoor shots without flash. I have the Sigma 30mm which is superb, and my son has the Canon 28mm which also gives superb results - but for me the extra speed of the Sigma is worth the extra money.

Posted on 5 Dec 2010 18:40:43 GMT
Try Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS II USM. It's a serious price but you'll not be disappointed. Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS II USM Lens

However, the earlier model is available at less than a grand Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM Lens

Posted on 25 Apr 2011 10:53:01 BDT
If you only want to have one lens, then you'd better buy the EF-S 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 IS. When you start buying L lenses then there is not really one single lens that covers the whole range. You will find yourself using it at 18mm as well as 200mm so I would definitely go for that one. However, once you become accustomed to the 7D I am sure you will want to upgrade to L lenses, and probably find yourself buying a 17-40mm, 24-105mm and 70-200mm f4. The 24-105mm is often sold as a kit lens with the 5D MkII and is a great lens for travelling and all round shooting.

Posted on 8 Jul 2011 10:35:02 BDT
15-85 Canon

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Nov 2011 23:38:56 GMT
I have the 18-200mm and the 10-22mm both of these lenses are superb.

Posted on 8 Dec 2011 20:53:50 GMT
I have a 7D
50mm f1.4
24-105 L
70-200 f4 L
100 mm L series macro f2.8

All lovely

the 24-105 seems most of the use
the 50mm and 100mm I use for portraits and the 100mm is a great 1:1 macro lens but, I do have soft focus filter to be kind as it is very sharp and unless you want to achieve brutal accuracy it can show a lot that people go to great lengths to disguise

If you really want a sigle lense 24-105 is the one I would go with
70-200 for whatever I fancy that needs a bit more reach

Posted on 24 Aug 2012 02:17:34 BDT
David Burns says:
Why are you spending that ammount of money on a body when you dont have a clue about lenses? You would be better off with a 60D or something even cheaper till you know what your doing

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Sep 2012 20:01:51 BDT
P. French says:
Totally agree, but the second lens you mention isn't the IS model - you can still get this model - I have the 70-200mm F/2.8 IS version and I love it - I never dreamed I'd get photo's as good as I do - and i'm no pro ;o)

Posted on 14 Nov 2013 19:51:00 GMT
Over many years i have had many lenses,but now have only 3 all CANON USM /EFS a 10-22mm a 18-200mm and 70-300mm that covers me for all i need .also they fit into a LOWEPRO Rezo 180aw shoulder bag with ease .Just bought the EOS 7D an up grade from the EOS 50D.
M Dickinson.
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