Choosing of lenses for Canon Full-Frame


For thefull-frame Full-Frame cameras should buy only EF lenses. Despite the fact thatEF lenses can be placed on full-frame and APS-C on the camera, set EF-S lens ona full frame camera is physically impossible. Compatible Canon systems oftwo-sided.


The best lenses for Canon Full-Frame


In thearticle "How much lenses?" Describes the basic classes of lenses,which theoretically should be present in a balanced photographic system. CanonFull-Frame - a mature system, and lack of lenses here.


Standard Zoom


I myself amnot too liking mid-range zoom lenses, preferring a combination of twoindependent lenses - wide-angle and telephoto, but as the only objectivestandard zooms quite practical.


One of thebest candidates for the standard lens - Canon EF 24-105mm f / 4L IS USM ($ 620, 670 g, 77 mm).


Canon EF 24-70mm f / 4L IS USM ($ 1,100, 600 g, 77 mm) has a more user-friendlyergonomics and even has a special mode for macro, but the range of focallengths he is not as wide as that of 24-105.


Professional CanonEF 24-70mm f / 2.8L II USM ($ 1,700, 805 g, 82 mm) characterized by large(for zoom) aperture, the highest mechanical reliability and the absence of astabilizer.


Standard fixed-aperture


The cheapestkenonovsky Lens - Canon EF 50mm f / 1.8 II ($ 110, 130 g, 52 mm), is atthe same time and one of the sharpest lenses. The build quality it resembles aplastic toy, but its optical characteristics are impeccable. Updated version -Canon EF 50mm f / 1.8 STM ($ 160, 159 g, 49 mm), made noticeable soundly, althoughthe photographs will not be affected.


Undeservedpopularity of more expensive, but less dramatic Canon EF 50mm f / 1.4 USM ($ 320, 290 g, 58 mm) can only be explained by human snobbery.


Anyone who isreally looking for the perfect fifty dollars, you should aim higher: CanonEF 50mm f / 1.2L USM ($ 1350, 545 g, 72 mm) - luxury real, truly devoid ofdrawbacks (unless, of course except for his lack of weight and price).


Miniature CanonEF 40mm f / 2.8 STM ($ 150, 130 g, 52 mm), has a size comparable to thesize of the lens cap. With a maximum aperture of f / 2,8 it can hardly becalled a truly high-aperture, but as a compact standard lens is pretty good.


Wide Zoom


Today's bestwide-angle zoom lens General purpose - Canon EF 16-35mm f / 4L IS USM ($1,100, 615 g, 77 mm).


The oldermodel - Canon EF 16-35mm f / 2.8L II USM ($ 1300, 640 g, 82 mm) has onlythe objective advantage that allows you to shoot with the aperture f / 2,8. Isit necessary? Keep in mind that the apertures from f / 4 and less than 16-35mmf / 4L IS provides better sharpness.


Canon EF 17-40mm f / 4L USM ($ 720, 500 g, 77 mm) has a more humane and cost ofthe image quality is not inferior 16-35mm f / 4L IS.


Wide Fixed


The mostpractical wide-Fix should recognize the Canon EF 24mm f / 2.8 IS USM ($590, 280 g, 58 mm) - a small, quiet, wonderful sharp lens with opticalstabilizer.


Canon EF 20mm f / 2.8 USM ($ 490, 405 g, 72 mm) has a stabilizer, but itcovers a little more wide-angle and is cheaper.


Canon EF 24mm f / 1.4L II USM ($ 1300, 650 g, 77 mm) professional fast lens withconventional optics of this class price. If you desperately need a wide anglelens with a large aperture, and overpay for an L in its name I do not want youto take a look at a much more democratic Canon EF 28mm f / 1.8 USM ($450, 310 g, 58 mm).


Telephoto zoom


Canon EF 70-300mm f / 4-5.6 IS USM ($ 430, 630 g, 58 mm) - the most decent ofinexpensive telezumov. Excellent optics in a cheap plastic case.


Canon EF 70-200mm f / 4L IS USM ($ 1,150, 760 g, 67 mm) assembled much moresoundly, but the price he is three times higher.


Massive CanonEF 70-200mm f / 2.8L IS II USM ($ 2100, 1490 g, 77 mm) is a professionalstandard among zooms reportage and the hallmark of seasoned photojournalist.


Canon EF 100-400mm f / 4.5-5.6L IS IIUSM ($ 2400,1570, 77 mm) has a moderate aperture, but a wide range of focal lengths makesit one of the best lenses for wildlife photography.


Portrait Lens


Canon EF 85mm f / 1.8 USM ($ 360, 425 g, 58 mm) - the best lens forportraits. Perhaps I would argue that the best of the best considered to be theCanon EF 85mm f / 1.2L II USM ($ 1900 1025 g, 72 mm), but pushing issuesof prestige aside, it's hard not to notice the fact that in practice the 85mm f/1.8 provides the photographer about the same features as the huge 85mm f /1.2L II, over a fifth of the price of the latter.




Canon EF 180mm f / 3.5L Macro USM ($ 1250, 1090 g, 72 mm) - the best lens for seriousmacro. This is perhaps the most dramatic ever issued lenses Canon.


Budget option- Canon EF 100mm f / 2.8 Macro USM ($ 540, 600 g, 58 mm), is not soconvenient, but the image quality you will be satisfied.


Other lenses


In thisreview, we will not dwell on super telephoto, tilt-shift lenses, and lenses ofthe "fish-eye". Those who really need them, can not do withoutmy advice, and someone who without my advice do not think about this exoticismis not worth it. If desired, any unconventional lens can be rented, and todetermine the order you want it or not.


Typical sets of lenses


As anexample, I will try to pick up a few minimalist sets of optics for camerasCanon EOS Full-Frame. My opinion is not a peremptory and should serve only as aguide in the preparation of your own system.


Universal kit


Below setwill deal with the majority of photographic tasks.


EF 17-40mm f / 4L USM

EF 70-300mm f / 4-5.6 IS USM

EF 50mm f / 1.8 STM

Wide Zoom17-40mm f / 4L can optionally replace Fix EF 20mm f / 2.8 USM and EF24mm f / 2.8 IS USM.


Obviously,any mid-range zoom for this company would be superfluous.


Professional Package


Classic photocorrespondent set includes two zoom - wide angle and telephoto:


EF 16-35mm f / 2.8L II USM

EF 70-200mm f / 2.8L IS II USM

Typically, aprofessional photographer holds the lenses in two separate cameras, which saveshim from having to take the time to replace the optics.


If there isno urgent need for wide angle, it can be replaced in the 16-35 on EF 24-70mmf / 2.8L II USM, but take them with you at the same time it is notnecessary, or part of the range of focal lengths will be replicated. A goodidea would be in addition to the 16-35 and 70-200 to capture any aperture fiftydollars, which will be able, if necessary, act as a standard lens and allowshooting in twilight.


Note that theobjective necessity to aperture ratio f / 2,8 is extremely rare, and in mostcases we can restrict more easy and practical set of lenses with aperture f /4.


EF 16-35mm f / 4L IS USM or EF 24-70mm f / 4L IS USM

EF 70-200mm f / 4L IS USM

The qualityof the image f / 4 lenses do not concede to f / 2,8 analogues, and a decreasein luminosity by one notch, to some extent compensated by the presence of anoptical stabilizer.

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