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Searching through various websites with the equipment, I am thinking about buying a new lens for my Canon 750D and here the question to you. Which lenses you recommend? If you are no longer the beginning of the road, and you see the difference between STM lens and fixed focal length and the image quality they give. What lenses do you recommend, without ruin your home budget?

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Łukasz Brożek I can tell you that if you don't know what lens you want to use, you don't need new one at all. ;)

Magda Ko so true

Rafal Canon 70-200 mm f/2.8L EF USM

Gogi Golzman You will kill your budget with the 70-200. Yes its perfect but very expensive... i would go for the sigma art lenses. They are perfect as well

Rafal @Gogi but there are two versions - cheaper and more expensive. The first one is without IS (image stabilisation) which cost about 1000 euros and with IS for 2000 euros about. I have cheaper one. Another super lens to spend money is Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM which i would recommend for the start as a first lens.

Rafal @wkaleniecki You should start with the idea - what the lens is for?

Lauren Huston I agree with the others, don't go down the road of getting a new lens "just because" - decide what you would use it for.

Also, what is your definition of budget? Mine may be different to yours. :)

That said, my most commonly used lens for both Sony and Canon is the 24-105 f4 lens (for both Sony and Canon)... generally that covers the majority of the focal lengths I want to shoot at, although it would be nice if it were that little bit wider. The Canon 24-105 lenses can be generally obtained second hand for a reasonably cheap price, at least here in Australia.

Erine Cat Canon 70-300mm

wkaleniecki my budget is 300-400$ and I focus on the lens to take landscape photos. I found a nice lens samyang 12mm f2.0 e mount unfortunately without AF and Tokina AT-X 11-16mm f / 2.8 Pro DX II a little more expensive but you can find it at a reasonable price from second hand.
what do you think about them? maybe you have better candidates? :)
@Łukasz @Magda @Rafal @Gogi @Lauren @Erine

Viola Qniej what about canon 24mm f2.8? nice, cheap pancake :)

Magda Ko For Wide angle AF is less important, so do not worry about it. I personalny love wide angle and use it more for atchitecture than for landscape. Can't tell You anything about those lense as sold my Canon some time ago. Still I have Sigma 75-200 mm f 2.8 APO DX DG Macro, in perfect conditions for sale. If You think this might be something for You just let me know.

Kamil Kaczor 75-200 or 70-200? And is it EF mount?

Magda Ko You are right 70-200 f2.8 big and heavy lens :)

Magda Ko Dedicated for Canon body. I used it with EOS 550D

Erine Cat What about buying a CANON EF-S 10-18 MM F/4,5-5,6 IS STM? it cost not so much and it's stabilised

Kamil Kaczor Yay, i'm looking for this lens for future, but i've got Nikon body :(

Magda Ko You can find some offer in allegro

Michał I use this samyang and really like it. But such a wide angle is sometimes too wide. It just not always work out. Check this tag #samyang-12mm for samples :) And as already mentioned, don't bother with lack of AF here.

Kazziz highly recommended. it's a wonderful amateur ultra-wide-angle lens (107 degrees field of view, while the standard kit lens is about 74 deg), cheap, light and even stabilised.

alternatives: Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 or f/3.5, but while the second one is twice as expensive as Canon 10-18, the first one used to be the best cheap wide angle before 10-18 was announced; therefore there are LOTS of those lenses second-hand

wkaleniecki after all we decide to buy wide angle lens, he lens was finally chosen by my wife as a present for me on my forthcoming thirtieth birthday, so that it would be a surprise in that I gave her a list of lenses that I would like to have. the choice fell on Canon10-18. I can not wait to go out with this beast :) Thank you all :) "Wcześniejszy prezent 📸📸"

Kamil Kaczor I haven't got nothing better than Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 :D But i love this lens. Good image and not bad light. My desire is Tamron G2 70-200 2.8 but it's expensive a bit, and UWA, i'm looking for Irix 14mm or Sigma 14mm in the future, but this second is expensive too.

Kazziz 50/1.8 STM, 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 STM, 24/2.8 STM. You won't regret buying any of them, and all three of them together would cost about 500 euro ;-)

Maciej Korsan Sigma 35 ART 1.4 ;)

Dave Fritz There are so many things to consider with a lens solution. I have had this same issue in the past. For my tookapic journey I choose to do the one camera, one lens for the 365 project. I am using a 35mm, 2.0 lens. I want to get to know one lens and how to see the world with it. I am a little more than half way through the project as I type this. I have found this to be a very versatile lens. No I am not taking pictures under very low light situations with out increasing the iso, but I am learning what this focal length is about, it suits my present needs. I think if I were to get another lens it would be a 50mm, I find that this would also fit my shooting style and allow me to be a bit further away from my subjects and maybe let me make the background a bit more blurry. My point is this, it took me over 6 months of shooting daily to think about another lens. Before you purchase a new to you different lens know what you want to accomplish with it and that will lead you to the correct choice for YOU. We all have different styles and needs, we will all have favorite lenses, hope this rambling helps.

Erine Cat My Canon 70-300 mm IS USM

Kazziz the new one? It's great :)

Erine Cat I don't know if is a new one but the resolution is amazing especially with details of bird feather for exemple. I made a good choice buying it i guess ;-)

vera I use a lot and I love the M.Zuiko 40-150mm 1:2.8 PRO for Olympus. It is unexpected for me, because it's big and heavy, compared to other lenses for Olympus. But I really love the results with it and I use it a lot! The distance you need for portraits is so comfortable, it allows to stay at a non-intrusive distance (very important for animals too!), and it seems to me that photographed people feel more comfortable and natural ! Sometimes, they even don't see that I'm shooting them ;) . Good light and nice DOF!
For the landscapes, it is also interesting to focus on a thing that is far and to frame on what interests me. It's a little bit like a binoculars to better see what I don't see with the naked eye!
I'm absolutly in love with the M. Zuiko 45mm 1:1.8! It stays an incredible lens for the price... and even if you don't look at the price! the light is great! At beginning I had to used to the fixed focal length that was not always very nice. I have to move a lot to be able to frame as I want, especially at a party with friends and the world, we get a little more noticeable, but I got used to ! I shoot also flowers, landscapes with it, and for a good price I added a lens to make the macro. For the moment I can't understand how it is possible to make better with the new 45mm PRO 1:1.2, and if the price justify the difference? but maybe I should test it one day!
I hope that my opinion is usefull, though I've never tested Canon or other cameras. I can only compare for Olympus. But that's my little experience!