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Reddit mentions of Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens

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Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens
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  • Wide angle lens for Canon APS C cameras (equivalent to 38 millimeter on a full frame camera)
  • Focal length & maximum aperture: 24 millimeter 1:2.8, maximum magnification of x0.27
  • Slimmest and lightest lens of the EF S series
  • Circular aperture (7 blades) delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds
  • Full time manual focus allows manual focus adjustment while in One Shot AF mode
  • Minimum focusing distance of 0.16 meters /0.5 feet
  • This product is compatible with all non full frame Canon EOS digital SLRs
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Release dateNovember 2014
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Found 58 comments on Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens:

u/strack94 · 7 pointsr/canon


Simple cheap and good all around focal length that will challenge you to move closer to your subject.

EDIT: Alternatively, you can go wide angle for a little bit more with the 24mm

u/Specken_zee_Doitch · 6 pointsr/videography

Canon 24mm 2.8 STM is only $150, turns into a 35mm equivalent focal length lens, small and cheap, great for indoor natural light and handheld.

u/wanakoworks · 5 pointsr/canon

This is understandable because 50mm on an APSC camera is actually about 80mm, which is short-telephoto portrait lens territory. 24mm, 28mm 30mm and 35mm, is the golden focal ranges on APSC for general use, imo.

I personally shoot much more prime lenses and can fully recommend a Canon 35mm f/2 IS USM. This lens is equivalent to 56mm on APSC, and when I had it on my 80D, it was the perfect lens for me, for taking pics of the baby and capturing the environment. It has very fast AF, it's built quite well and has great image quality.

If you want something a bit wider, another excellent prime for APSC is the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM, "the pancake". Damn what a great lens this is for the price! Also highly-recommended. I owned this one as well and the only reason it wasn't my always-on lens is because the 35mm was more useful for my style. Great image quality, quick and quiet AF, and very low-profile and lightweight. It's a great complimentary lens to the SL2.

I've heard many good things about the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 as well, but cannot provide any personal feedback on that one.

For zoom, I can recommend the Sigma 17-55 2.8. I've used it for a short while and it was a fantastic lens for the price. Light, fast aperture, and inexpensive.

The Sigma 18-35 is a ridiculously good lens, with unreal sharpness, even wide open. Unbelievable piece of equipment. ALTHOUGH, i did have lots of AF issues with it when I had it. An additional Sigma dock may be required to manually calibrate it and update firmware. That will cost another $60. I've heard the latest firmware does solve a lot of issues with newer Canons but don't quote me on it. But these are things that can be fixed. One thing that can't, and probably the biggest issue I would have with it, is that this lens is MASSIVE. The f/1.8 aperture across the entire focal range makes for a big and heavy lens. To put it in perspective, it's twice the weight of the SL2 and using it as a primary lens may make the entire camera feel very unbalanced.

u/fryfrog · 5 pointsr/canon

The [24mm f2.8 EF-S] (https://www.amazon.com/Canon-EF-S-24mm-2-8-Lens/dp/B00NI3BZ5K/) lens is just a really good, fairly fast prime lens for really cheap.

Get the [T7i] (https://www.amazon.com/Canon-EOS-REBEL-T7i-Body/dp/B06W2GT5FT) w/ the kit lens, it should be much newer than what came w/ the other body if it is 8 years old. If you can afford the 18-135mm version and the 24mm pancake, go that route. If not, snag the 18-55mm version and the 24mm pancake.

Mission accomplished. :)

Edit: All that said, maybe instead of surprising her w/ an actual camera... how about surprising her w/ a rental of both the T7i and a good mirrorless camera, let her decide and then buy the one she likes? Mirrorless cameras are a ton smaller, so if the size of the DSLR stops it from getting used quite as much... a mirrorless might be just the ticket. :)

u/theriehldale · 5 pointsr/photography

I also have the 77D with the 50mm 1.8. I bought the 24mm 2.8 pancake lens and love it. Great cheap lens for all sorts of shooting. Love using it to take landscape shots but is also great for portrait shooting a subject up close.

u/inverse_squared · 4 pointsr/AskPhotography

What lens does she have with the camera? I wouldn't really call lenses "accessories". What does she like to photograph?

Does she have a nice camera bag? Does she need any memory cards? Lens cleaning cloths or a rocket blower? Circular polarizing filter? Extra batteries?

Note, for the Rebel t7, the "nifty fifty" would actually be ~30mm. There is no Canon 30mm lens in your price range, but you could get the 24mm or 40mm instead. Each are $130. I would lean towards the 24mm.

u/hallflukai · 4 pointsr/photography

It will get the job done! You might want to go for The 24mm for a really 'all purpose' lens though.

I really wish Canon had a 35mm in that price range

u/3nvygreen · 3 pointsr/videography

Seconding the kit 18mm as probably wide enough, but if you're wanting really wide at that price range - here's a Samyang 10mm 2.8 or if you don't mind not having as fast a lens (less DoF options and need more light) a Canon 10-18.

My advice since I own the same camera - if you don't have it already get magic lantern installed. If you have trouble PM me and I'll walk you through. It gives you new options with your camera. Second, if you don't have a fast lens, get the nifty fifty - canon 50mm 1.8 and consider getting the new canon 24mm 2.8. These are fast prime lenses that will 1, challenge you to work on framing your shots since you can't just adjust the zoom, and 2, let you open up for more light, practice things like pulling focus, get some 'cinematic' shots with subject in focus and the blurry background (bokeh). Then invest in audio. At the very least a dslr shotgun mic like the Rode VMP or if you have a smartphone you can use, something like a Rode Smartlav. Better yet, spend next to nothing and make one out of a headphone/microphone combo for cell phones like this one. Tons of DIY projects on the web. Buy a really cheap cam stabilizer or make one. Same for jibs. Make a skateboard dolly shot rig.

u/literallyanonion · 3 pointsr/canon

From what you're planning on using it for I think the t6i is probably going to be your best option. Some people seem to just be anti-Rebel, but honestly they boast a lot of features as long as you don't need a top lcd or lots of external controls. I still have my old t3i that is honestly one of my favorite cameras, especially for video. It's not the most advanced and is missing a lot of features that higher up canon dslr's have, but it's still a great camera.

I would definitely recommend putting more into your lenses than your body, and if you're considering upgrading to a FF sometime in the next couple years, it might be worth it to look for EF lenses rather than EF-S, since EF lenses are compatible with both crop sensors and full frame sensor bodies.

A favorite lens of many photographers is the 24-70mm f/2.8 L II because it has a nice range of focal lengths and is part of the canon 'L' series. However, it's priced accordingly and if it's not in your price range, that's completely understandable.

A very inexpensive lens that will give you much better results than the kit lens is the 50mm f/1.8 STM EF, which, at $120, is quite the deal. It's also featured on Ken Rockwell's Best Canon Lenses. It is a prime, meaning you can't zoom in or out, but I find 50mm to be a nice general focal length, especially for portraits and street photography. You might also consider the 24mm f/2.8 STM EF-S($150) for slightly wider angle, which can be nice on a crop sensor body. It's not compatible with FF cameras, but at $150, it's probably worth getting just for your t6i, especially if you aren't sure if you'll go FF anytime soon.

Check out Ken Rockwell's guide and maybe compare it to other guides online, there's a lot of people that have posted their favorite lenses or what they find to be the "best" lenses

Good luck!

u/DSD-3 · 3 pointsr/guitarpedals

I have an 80D, same sort of deal. The current 24mm pancake lens from Canon does decently wide angles and has decent specs for the price (f2.8). It's like just over $100, like the nifty fifty. It's also great because of the low profile. A drawback for video is lack of image stabilization but I find it manageable at such wide angles.

Why do you want full frame? Just for the wider angles? I was considering this too not too long ago, and honestly, it's a whole boatload more money for something that composition and lenses can really help bridge the gap with and would be important for consideration no matter what gear you're using. Full frame is one of those things that I'd love to have down the line, but absolutely cannot justify given how amateur I am and expensive they get. Plus, pros use APS-C all the time. And M4/3 cameras are getting more and more popular and those are super cropped down compared to full frame and APS-C. I think there's a ton you can accomplish with something like a 70D... two people that I know who are actually making careers on this still swear by their 60D and use it all the time.

Another thing to consider for video is older manual lenses. I don't know how much you use autofocus, but older Canon, Nikon, Tamron/Vivitar, and other lenses can really be great buys on eBay, and I have to say that manual focus for video is a pretty useful thing to get down with and looks really great/artsy/whatever. These lenses can be really high spec for what they are and can be like $20, plus the cost of a converter for the EOS mount (like $9 I think).

I love this Veep clip, it perfectly summarizes how I feel when people with high end photo gear are condescending. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paJqHPHLExo

Obviously go for what you want, but really consider the practicality of it first. I definitely considered full frame at first because of the exact notion that people who use crop are amateurish, and then I realized (a) I am amateurish lol and that's fine and (b) no they're not and they can capture great photo and video.

If you are looking at wide angle stuff for crop, here's two more I know are good:



Just not super fast.

/u/HopefulUtopian helped me get some footing with video production basics so idk maybe he'll have more to add (he's one of those pro people, but not who I was referencing earlier about the 60D).

u/Simplyrowbear · 3 pointsr/canon

I’d say look at a Rebel t7i or 80D, and invest in some glass. You can pick up a 80D refurbished, 50mm, 24mm stm, a used Tamron 70-200 2.8 VC for under $2000 and that will be a solid base!

Refurb 80D Kit $779.20

50mm $125

24mm $149.

Tamron 70-200 used $799

$1853 Enough for some accessories

u/Bossman1086 · 3 pointsr/AskPhotography

I have a Rebel T3i. I got my lens kit with it and was soon looking for more lenses, too. For cheap next lenses, two that I would highly recommend are the Nifty Fifty or the EF-S 24mm f/2.8.

The nifty fifty is a great lens and one that many pros even recommend. It's a good focal length to have to portraits and such and will work on even full frame cameras if she gets one in the future. The 24mm lens only works on crop sensor cameras (like the T5 your girlfriend has). But it's still a great cheap addition to her kit. I just used mine recently for a photoshoot with a model and the shots came out great. The focal length is good for portraits on a crop sensor. With the 50mm, I sometimes have to back away further than I'd like to frame the shot right. But the 24mm in the same situation doesn't limit me.

The 50mm also has the advantage of having a f/1.8. This allows some great shallow depth of field in the images she can take (blurry backgrounds) if she so chooses. It makes the subject pop more. Both are lenses I'm very happy to have in my bag. I don't think you can go wrong with either.

u/word_up_yo · 2 pointsr/shootingcars

50mm f/1.8


I really love this lens. It takes fantastically sharp pictures and has a wonderfully shallow DOF. You have to be rather far away though to capture entire cars within the frame so it can be a pain in the ass for shooting car meets or shows where lots of people are present and cars are packed in close together. For situations like that, I'd recommend this:

24mm f/2.8


u/bastiano-precioso · 2 pointsr/photography

This is an equipment question:

I'm planning on buying my second lens (I only have the kit 18-55) for my Canon t3i.
M budget is around $160 since it was a present (gift card on Amazon).

I am a film student, so buying a lens that will also be good for video would be definitely a plus but not limitative.

I've been looking at the nifty fifty 1.8, of course, but also the 24mm 2.8 and the 40mm 2.8.

The Sigma 70-300 also falls in the price range, I know it is a different kind of lens, but I'm still unsure on what to get.

I checked the 35mm but apparently the difference in price from the Nikon to the Canon one is overwhelming, no clue why...even when the Nikon one is f/1.8 and the Canon f/2.

TL;DR: I want a $150 lens from Amazon and why the fuck is Canon's 35mm way more expensive than Nikon's?

u/Chexjc · 2 pointsr/photography

Check out the Canon EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM. It's only $175, sharp, has STM (which means quiet focusing for video purposes), and it's a convenient focal length for video.

u/kake14 · 2 pointsr/canon

This could be a good pick. Wide enough for landscapes and group shots. Light, cheap, and sharp too. Only it doesn't have IS which could be a deal breaker if you're doing filming.

u/xiongchiamiov · 2 pointsr/photography

Step back! Generally lenses are made with the same equivalent field of view for different sensor sizes (for instance, m43 is a 2x crop factor, and we have 17mm, 25mm, 40mm lenses instead of 35mm, 50mm, 80mm); the only time you should be running into field of view issues that using a more appropriate lens won't help with are when you get into super-wide angle. And if you're looking at doing portraits, you should be far away from that territory, since wide angle lenses will produce unflattering photos.

Since you're on an APS-C sensor, your 50mm lens will be more equivalent to an 85mm lens on a full frame, which is a pretty good focal length for portraits. If you want more environmental portraits, you might try something like the 24mm f2.8 (some photos on flickr here and here).

u/HybridCamRev · 2 pointsr/videography

Assuming you have a Canon T6i (?), you might want to consider the [$129 Canon EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM] (http://www.amazon.com/Canon-EF-S-24mm-2-8-Lens/dp/B00NI3BZ5K/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=battleforthew-20).

Here are a few examples shot with this lens and Canon cameras:

  • [How I Film YouTube Videos | MsGoldgirl
    Marnie Goldberg] (https://youtu.be/IgK9S8NQwfw) (shot with the T6i, the 24mm STM and the 50mm STM)

  • [Purple Ambition Makeup♡♡(talk+thru) by Kirra Lorenz] (https://youtu.be/7aJVv0MHfLM) (shot with T3i and 24mm lens)

  • [Haul / Horse Vlog : Tom Ford Summer 2015 w/ swatches by Tarababyz] (https://youtu.be/2_azRpqy4ro) (shot with a Canon 70D and 24mm lens)

    This lens has a nice, wide focal length, is relatively fast, very compact and relatively inexpensive. It also has a fairly quiet autofocus motor.

    Hope this is helpful and good luck with your vlog!
u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/videography

Primes are excellent for Canon DSLR video. There's the 50mm 1.8 for $125, 40mm 2.8 pancake for $200, the new 24mm 2.8 for $150, and one wide-angle zoom would be the 10-18mm for $299

u/schming_ding · 2 pointsr/canon

Hmm, we'll I'd buy the 24mm lens new, which is $130, then get the best Rebel kit you can afford, which would be the T6i it sounds like. The kit would come with a basic zoom lens as well. Consider buying an even cheaper, older Rebel used (such as T3i) if you're not sure about photography as a hobby. Also consider the Rebel SL1 for it's tiny size with the 24mm attached.

u/Richthe1 · 1 pointr/canon

Thanks for your feedback!

Is this the lens you're talking about?

In ELI5 terms, what does that lens do? And I assume the lens would be compatible(I don't know much about EF-S)?

Should I skip the kit lens?

u/TheCannonMan · 1 pointr/Cameras

So I don't know anything apart from what I just looked up, so take everything with a grain of salt


It was announced in 2008, somewhat old, 12MP is plenty of resolution so I'm sure you could take great images with it still.

Does it have a lens? Something like a 18-55 kit lens?

If you need a lens something like

Would be solid, inexpensive options that would produce great image quality, plus you could use them with newer Canon APS-C cameras if you upgraded to something like a 7D in the future.

You should be able to mount any EF/EF-S lenses on it, and in general the glass is more important than the camera. But I'd probably buy a more modern version before dropping big $$ on like an 70-200 2.8 L lens or something, if only just for the improvements in usability that come with 9 years of software changes.

But you can start making great images on basically anything.

Hope that helps

u/ZeroSerenity · 1 pointr/photography

Here's a 24mm, do you think it would be okay? All the 20s I see are in excess of $500 (more than I hope for).

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u/AnoiaDearheart · 1 pointr/photography

So, the old kit lens on my T1i has officially crapped out (it was 7 years old, rip little guy) I've mostly self-taught the absolute basics and just dabbled and had fun on road trips and vacations. However, now I'm starting to take an interest in getting back into basic photography. I've started visiting friends around the US and gone on hiking and backpacking trips and really want some memorable shots.

I just ordered myself a nifty 50mm lens for $125 off Amazon, as well as a tiny tripod and a lens hood and polarizer. However, now that I'm going hiking more often I'd also like to invest in a decent wide angle lens for some beautiful landscape shots.

For the kinds of shots I want to take (mountain shots, landscape, scenery) is it worth it for me to get the 10-18mm or just stick with the basic 24mm? Any advice is welcome :)

Edit: a couple words

u/notaneggspert · 1 pointr/Cameras

One more lens to think about the 24mm f/2.8 EF-S $130.

Like the 10-18 or 10-22 it's EF-S so if you upgrade to full frame later the lens won't be very useful but since it's soo cheap I would still consider it.

The 17-55mm f/2.8 is a pretty good lens but it's $1,000 and EF-S so I wouldn't recommend buying it due to the price and possibility that you could "upgrade" to full frame later.

The Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 is a good EF-S option that would be worth buying.

But you don't need everything right now Start with 2 or 3 of the 3 lenses I initially recommended and grow from there. Watch Reviews on youtube, go to the-digital-picture.com and read reviews.

u/kevinaz137 · 1 pointr/photography

So I have had my T4i DSLR for a while now, and I am looking to get a new lens. I got it with the 18-135mm STM lens.

I want to get more into photography, specifically landscape shots, a lot of cool night scenes, and some timelaspes. I am also going to Europe for several months and am looking for something a bit smaller than the 18-135 that will be more comfortable to carry around.

Two lenses I have came up with are the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens and the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens.

Now in terms of price I am definitely more comfortable with the 24mm as I am just getting into photography more.

One thing I am worried about with the 10-18 lens is it being too wide for a lens that will act as my primary one. While it may be nice for those landscape shots, would it work photographing places in European Cities like London? Also, I have read the 10-18mm takes sharper photos, is this true?

Let me know what you think I should pull the trigger on.

u/roguereversal · 1 pointr/astrophotography

I am trying to choose between the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM prime lens ($150):


or the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM prime lens ($125):


I just want to take just some general night sky shots (when I get the opportunity). I am leaning towards the 24mm lens because I would like a wider field of view. Which lens would you recommend I get? Thank you very much!

Edit: I'm a college student on a tight budget so I really can't afford to spend more than $150

u/Terryfrankkratos2 · 1 pointr/photography

Most people will recommend a 50mm 1.8 but honestly its too long for a crop sensor camera like the t6i in my opinion, I recommend a 24mm or 40mm instead.

u/zacsxe · 1 pointr/canon

I'm not sure how wide your dad wants to go, but you could check out the 24mm f2.8 for $150.

If you think he would want to go wider, maybe spend a hundred more than you want to and get the 10-18mm.

u/eskachig · 1 pointr/Cameras

Way back when I first started, my fingers liked Canons more too - which is why I have them now. This is the biggest decision really, you can easily get a new body, but switching systems is tough. That said, there is really no wrong choice here. Certainly, I have no regrets.

The 70D is seriously sweet. It's a little cheaper on Amazon but not by much. If you want to go with a cheaper body that is also awesome try looking at a 7D - it's about half the price on Amazon. You go back a generation in sensor tech (not a huge deal at all imo) and lose the fold out screen - but you keep the great AF system and get a magnesium and weather sealed body with a bigger viewfinder. If your hands liked the 70D, they just might like 7D even more, and you'd save enough money to get a couple of primes.


I am a little hesitant about the superzoom. It's an enormous range, and not especially fast. But that seems like a decent price, and certainly a good way to test out a lot of focal lengths. A whole lot of focal lengths. It's not a good lens for someone like me who likes a lot of bokeh and tends to shoot indoors - for boudoir, portraiture, etc I'd recommend something faster without the super-tele end, perhaps like my Tamron. But if you're shooting outdoors in strong light, I suspect it would do really well with obviously enormous focal flexibility. And hell, you're buying it used, can always resell for roughly the same.

An awesome EF-S lens is the pancake 35mm equivalent, turns your DSLR into a great portable X100-sorta :) Awesome for street photography, shooting people indoors, hiking, etc. This one's a Canon luxury, Nikon doesn't seem to have any good pancakes available.


It's so cheap you actually don't save any money buying it used - one of the only times I'll say that :)

In general, I'd get EF lenses where possible over EF-S, in case you want to jump to full frame later - but the cheap superzoom and the pancake are good EF-S lenses to have.

u/johnnyricogothisgun · 1 pointr/Cameras

I would get a uv filter for the time being, a lens pen, a rocket blower, a sturdy enough tripod that has a handle you could use for panning (preferably one that allows for the three legs to collapse down to make the tripod low). And hold back on the 75-300 lens. If you were getting the 75-300 USM version, which costs about $230, you could get a 50mm 1.8 prime for just above $100 and if you could wait, a 24mm 2.8 pancake lens is coming out around thanksgiving time. Only drawback on the 24mm is that it is an ef-s so you can't use it if you upgrade to full frame. [Check it out here] (http://www.amazon.com/Canon-EF-S-24mm-2-8-Lens/dp/B00NI3BZ5K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415036702&sr=8-1&keywords=24mm+2.8)

u/Lambaline · 1 pointr/astrophotography

I'm looking for a new lens for my Canon Rebel t5 for astrophotograhy. I was looking at this lens and was wondering what you guys think about it.

u/Lefaucheux · 1 pointr/productphotography

Check out this lens. I picked up one recently and actually really like it. It’s going to be all the stuff that everybody said about the 50mm lens but for a crop frame sensor like yours.

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NI3BZ5K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_OdiaCbGEFZ8MT

u/Neuromante · 1 pointr/photoclass2017

I thought I got all of this, but after reading the lesson I have two points I don't really get:

  1. When purchasing lenses for a DSLR, I've seen there are some lenses specifically designed for crop sensor cameras. What I don't get here is what "desinged for ASP-c (crop) sensor" actually means.

    I mean, you can mount that lens on a full frame canon and still getting shots, although I guess you will get really wide shots with that, right? Also, there is a 10-18mm Canon lens but it says that is only for APS-C bodies.

    So, there are lenses only compatible with non-full frame bodies, or it just a recommendation (like in "if you go 10mm with a full frame you will get some trippy stuff)?

  2. The second question is related with the sensor size and its relation with the focal length. If you get a mobile phone camera sensor (which for my question it's going to be "the smallest"), its crop factor will be huge, so to get wide photos you would need "lenses" with small focal length, right? So if I could mount using magic a DLSR lens on a mobile phone, I would get HUGE zooms due having a bigger crop factor.
u/Piano_Man7 · 1 pointr/videography

I would be recording with one camera from an angle similar to the one you see in the video. Unless I drop another 800$ on another DSLR to get a second camera angle I won't be doing any close-up shots for video. Would this be a good suggestion?


u/AngrySquirrel · 1 pointr/photography

Like someone else said, they seldom do. There's one example that comes to mind, though: the EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM, a full-frame lens, is twice as long, twice as heavy, and four times more expensive than the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM. While the IS in the EF lens is a factor, look at the size of the optics. The crop lens can use a much smaller optical design because it doesn't need to project as large an image circle as the full-frame lens.

So it's not just about cheaper lenses, it's about smaller and lighter as well.

u/beep41 · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

I have used on, yes. I understand that diagram, but here's what's throwing me off in understanding it fully: You have the 24mm and 40mm which look the same from the outside. What is determining the focal length with these lenses? What's so different between the two in such a small space? Then you have a 10 - 18mm which is bigger than the two, but has a wider FOV.

u/what_a_cat_astrophe · 1 pointr/photography

Those pancake lenses are great for travel if you think you'll be walking around quite a bit and want something a bit more compact. There's a 24mm f/2.8 and a 40mm f/2.8. Both affordable and pretty darn great quality.

Might not do you justice in the wildlife department, but the 24 wouldn't be too shabby for landscapes.

u/JoshuaJBaker · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

Thanks for the suggestion. Yes this camera will be used for top down shots. I was thinking about these 2:

Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Canon-700D-EF-S-18-55mm-3-5-5-6/dp/B00BYPW00I

Lens: https://www.amazon.ca/Canon-EF-S-24mm-2-8-Lens/dp/B00NI3BZ5K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1550953260&sr=8-1&keywords=24mm+pancake

Will that lens fit on the camera? Don't know too much about this lol :)

u/CDNChaoZ · 1 pointr/photography

Personally speaking, I avoid all kit lenses. They are competent, but they do not wow and do not let in enough light.

The bundles you listed are a waste of money and full of filler goods. If you're willing to challenge yourself a bit, get your self the T3i, get the Canon 50mm f/1.8. You will step back a lot with that lens, but you will also learn a lot. Shoot with that lens in December and most of January, then move on to the next lens you should buy.

My recommendation for your second lens would be the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 non-VC. It's sharp, good value and has a decent working range.

An alternative to the first lens that just came on the market is the Canon 24mm 2.8. It's not quite as fast as the 50mm 1.8, but it's more all-purpose. Better for landscape, not as good for portraiture.

u/sunofsomething · 1 pointr/photography

Could you folks recommend a lens for astrophotography? I'm new to any type of photography and I've been shooting with a Canon 20D and a sigma 18-55 kit lens. I've arranged to pick up a 60D used. I'm thinking I'd like a dedicated astro/landscape lens.

I've been doing landscapes and trying my hand at astro landscapes. So I'm wanting something with a fast f-ratio and a small focal length.

I've heard some good reviews about the Rokinon 14mm, but how would something like a 24mm canon prime lens work for me?

I'd say my budget is anywhere from CAD $ 200-400, +/- $100.

u/azivo · 1 pointr/DSLR

First, you say you want to 'upgrade', what do you mean by that exactly? What do you want to do that you can't currently do with your kit lens? Is it to achieve a 'bokeh' blurred background? Then you won't find anything like that that can also zoom in your budget.

You say the nifty fifty doesn't zoom, but your current lens does, can you not use that? Yes I agree a 50mm will probably be too tight on a crop sensor camera for a smaller apt.

The other zoom lens you mention is wider than your kit lens yes, but's it's slower and not too different from your kit lens. Do you want an even wider shot than 18mm? The kit lens is actually a pretty good range for indoor shooting, and probably suits your needs more.

But if by upgrade you do mean a faster lens, i.e. achieve a deeper depth of field (blurred background), the check out the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens. You can't zoom with it, but has an f stop of 2.8 (not as fast as the nifty fifty, but still good) and is a good standard focal length for a crop sensor of 24mm. If you need to zoom, use your zoom lens. Or move the camera closer.

u/trefur · 1 pointr/photographs

50 1.8

Great starter lens, will give you some bokeh to play with without the crazy price tag. 35 is also a great focal length. Closest you will get on a crop us this 24 (38 ish with the crop factor)

24 2.8 pancake

u/ars4l4n · 1 pointr/canon

on amazon it says that the sensor sizes of the sl2,t6i and t5i are all the same (22,3 x 14,9 mm) aps c cmos so I assume that I can just buy one of them and couple them with this lense https://www.amazon.com/Canon-EF-S-24mm-2-8-Lens/dp/B00NI3BZ5K/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1519841703&sr=8-3&keywords=2.8+lense+canon

I'm asking because the body only price for the t5i has more value than that of the 2 other cams (in germany). Also, I believe a power adapter (to let it run for an unlimited amount of time) for the t5i is cheaper (though I'm not sure yet)

I will have a more detailed look on the prices and low light performance later


it seems as if the a6000 even has a better price and more reviews (equally as good) than the sl2 etc. Can I plug it into power and use it nonstop from the box or do I have to buy a power adapter for it?

should I take any special lense or is the standard "SEL-P1650 (16-50 mm)" good too?

u/baaalk · 1 pointr/photography

So your saying that both the 18-55mm and 55-250mm will provide the same effect as a reversed wide-angle lens?

Edit: When you say "wide-angle lens," do you mean something like this? Would this one fair well when reversed?

u/hstabley · 1 pointr/photography


Wide-Angle Prime
EF-S 24mm
f/2.8 STM

This is what I'm looking at currently. Anyone here use this lens?

u/ralph-ey · 1 pointr/videography

T3i is what got me started, loved it. The 24mm prime makes it almost as portable as any other gopro rig would be. The mic isn't wonderful but definitely usable. You will want a couple of extra batteries.

u/headbanger1547 · 1 pointr/photography

I'm looking into a good general-purpose prime lens for my Canon APS-C camera, something that I can keep on by default for hikes, parties, etc. I've narrowed it down to three:

24mm f/2.8 pancake: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NI3BZ5K/
28mm f/2.8 IS: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0076BNKU8/
35mm f/2 IS: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A2BVBTG/

28mm is probably the ideal focal length for me out of the three, but I'm not sure if IS is really necessary at that focal length.

If I don't need IS, I'm tempted to save a few hundred bucks and go for the pancake lens. I can handle 4mm wider and the small/light form factor would be nice. If I ever upgrade to full frame I'll lose the lens, but at $150 it's not a huge loss.

On the other hand, if IS is useful, I could add 7mm and get another full stop. 35mm is pushing it though since I already have a 50mm prime.

Any thoughts?

u/im2slick4u · 1 pointr/photomarket

I have a Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 I'll give to you for $100.

Amazon New Link

u/Ekthe3rd · 1 pointr/canon

This lens is also cheaper on Amazon

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NI3BZ5K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_wAmAyb7SGSE9S

u/code_and_coffee · 1 pointr/photography

If I were you I'd go out and try to shoot some landscape photography with your 18-55mm lens and take a look at the shots afterwards to determine if the wide-angle is necessary. 18mm is pretty wide and would work well for a lot of landscape shots but you go shooting with it and if you think you need a bit wider then go for it!

Getting a telephoto lens would, like you said, give you a wider range of shots and would be great for wildlife photography when you're out shooting landscapes and spot a deer, or other animal.

Another lens you might want to consider is the Canon 50mm f/1.8 which is great for portraits and it's only $110.

There's this bundle here for $350 it includes the 10-18mm lens you mentioned as well as the 50mm lens I mentioned.

Some other options:

Canon 24mm f/2.8 which is a lot of people on this sub recommend as a good general purpose lens. ($150)

Samyang 14mm f/2.8 is another highly recommend wide-angle lens mentioned on this sub, manual focus only but it's cheap! ($300)


Also, check out this thread from yesterday! It was basically asking people from this sub what their favorite relatively cheap lens were and I found it extremely helpful.