Lenses that are good for group photos plus landscape

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what lens should i get for landscape+ a lens that is capable of taking group photos in short space.

  1. 1. Canon 18-135mm

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  2. 2. Canon 10-18mm

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  3. 3. Tamron 17-50mm (non-vc)

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  1. Salman Rashid Eon

    Salman Rashid Eon New Member

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    Hi,

    I'm a newbie in photography. I own a canon 700D and Yongnuo 85mm f1.8 lens. i bought 85mm for better portraits and bokeh. but its quite difficult to take group photos or better framed portrait as it is a cropped sensor camera.

    so im thinking about getting a new lens...what lens should i get for landscape+ a lens that is capable of taking group photos in short space.

    im confused between 3 lenses.
    1. Canon 18-135mm
    2. Canon 10-18mm
    3. Tamron 17-50mm (non-vc)

    I'm a student. so im prefer a budget lens.

    so which one will be better ?
     
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  2. johnsey

    johnsey Site Moderator Staff Member Site Supporter

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    Not sure which 18-135 your thinking of, but i would toss it out of the running either way since you have an 85mm.
    The canon 10-18 stm would probably be your best performer with focus and optical quality, and best fits the definition of landscape.
    The 17-50, won't feel as wide for landscape but will give you better range for group shots. This one is closer to the choice i made back in 2004 when i bought the 17-40L and a 20D.

    1. If you like having faster primes get the 10-18 and grab a 35mm and 50mm as you feel the need.
    2. Otherwise the 17-50 would probably make a better walk around lens.

    * I would definitely read reviews on all of them before buying if you have not already, as they may help sway your decision.
     
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  3. Craig Sherriff

    Craig Sherriff Well-Known Member Site Supporter

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    I have would suggest that you take your camera along with you to a camera store and try the lenses on it and see the results before you buy one, plus they might have some-thing else that suits your needs and price range.
     
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  4. Salman Rashid Eon

    Salman Rashid Eon New Member

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    thank you sir for your suggestions.

    first of all, i was talking about 18-135mm stm kit lens. i saw all over the internet everyone was suggesting it is a fantastic lens. i don't know about it thou i have seen some reviews in youtube.

    to be honest, i was expecting a lens that i can use for landscape and at wedding events (it's quite difficult to take group photos in short space using primes, as i already have an 85mm. I'm regretting for buying this lens for my APS-C Camera).

    so yes, I want a lens that can be used for landscape and for wedding events. I'm really on tight budget. So I can't afford a couple of lenses.
    thats why i was wondering about having one. As i have a normal dslr, so i don't expect to have a high quality lens for my cam. a low budget lens would be enough for me.

    thank you sir.
     
  5. Salman Rashid Eon

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    Thank You Sir.

    but i was expecting someone who has used those lenses i've mentioned above could give me some better suggestion. i mean i am expecting a lens that i can use for landscape and at wedding events (group shots).

    thanks again.
     
  6. pcake

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    me, i'd grab a used sigma 17-70 2.8. nice lens, sharp and contrasty, with enough reach for weddings when you can't be right up in front.
     
  7. Salman Rashid Eon

    Salman Rashid Eon New Member

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    will it be good for a crop sensor body ?

    thank you btw
     
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    I'll second pcake, I almost never use other lenses than that one on my 60D for most 'near field' occations!
    It's made for crop sensor cameras.
     
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    Any of the EF Lenses will be suitable for the crop sensor camera. A good performing lens will be a good performing lens regardless of the camera.
    As you found the image sensor is smaller and will not use as much of the glass hence the feeling that the 85mm was cropped too tight because it is using a smaller part of the view-able image circle of the lens as compared to a full frame camera. So as you found, if you want to be able to shoot wide you will need to get a bit wider lens to account for that.
    The EF-S lenses however are not suitable for non crop-sensor bodies, they are designed specifically for smaller sensors and have a smaller image circle and a shorted flange distance to remedy the issue I described.
     
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    yup. ours has been used on a variety of canon crop sensor DSLRs.
     
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    Your description of how the crop sensor works with the lens is a excellent one and I would like to use it in my photography class, that I teach.
     
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    Sure, by all means.
     
  13. Salman Rashid Eon

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    thank you so much sir , for your helpful information :)
     

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