- Choosing your perfect beginner all-rounder lens
There’s a lot to consider when choosing a new lens – It can be quite daunting especially if you are new to the photography scene evaluating between the many lenses to choose from. Here are some tips on picking your perfect beginner all-rounder lens.
E.g., 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
• RF - Mount system
• 24-105mm - Focal length
• f/4 - Aperture
• IS - Stabilization
• USM - Motor type
An all-rounder lens is your Swiss army knife of lenses, one tool does it all from wide-angle to telephoto. These are great value lenses commonly known as a 'travel lens’ for photographers who like to bring only one lens which can go wide to take photos of scenery or zoom if needed.
When travelling you want a lens that can capture amazing scenery on your travels, and portraits of your travelling party. This lens is a great option when you need an affordable, versatile, lightweight, and a compact solution!
Here are some beginner all-rounder lens suggestions for the different Canon systems:
RF System: Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Lens
EF System: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens
EF-S System: Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
EF-M System: Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
Here is a video to give you a bit of an insight on an all-rounder lens
Canon Photographer Jay Collier has been working as a wildlife photographer in Africa since 2004. In this insightful guide Jay shares his favourite photography locations in Madagascar, along with advice on how to master the art of wildlife photography. Learn all about the 'Great Red Island' and its abundance of rare and beautifully bizarre wildlife.
Elaine shares her favourite photography locations in Helsinki and Lapland. From snow-white fields to ethereal pine forests, Finland sure has a lot to offer.
Liz Carlson, of Young Adventuress, talks about her time in Svalbard and shares her tips for capturing some impressive Polar Bear images.