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Moofy Feb 11, 2019 6:48 PM

I Need a good first lens for my 77D - I am new at this.
 
I purchased a Canon 77D body only. I need a good everyday lens without breaking the bank. I am not a professional photographer but like to take pictures of the family, vacations and nature (landscapes and birds). I think I regret not having bought the camera with a kit lens (18-55mm). My friend suggests a 50mm only (prime?) lens but my thought is that may be too limiting. I like Canon and I am reluctant to purchase a lens by any other maker - although that is only because I don't know any better - I have nothing to base that opinion upon. I have been online and know that a lens can be quite expensive. The cost of a "kit lens" is appealing - your thoughts and opinions would be greatly appreciated. Price is a big factor for me - if price were not a factor then I would have purchased a pro lens with the camera - thank you! Dan in Florida

SIMON40 Feb 12, 2019 6:36 PM

You're in the wrong "section" here (point and shoots)- but as you're here... you could do a great deal worse than go with the stabilized 18-55 STM kit lens.... cheap as chips and a useful "standard" range to get you going....
There are 2 variants- one is f/3.5-5.6 max aperture- and the other f/4-5.6 max aperture.
By all accounts the latter is slightly better in IQ- whereas the former gathers a wee bit more light.

Moofy Feb 19, 2019 2:54 PM

Thank you simon - i realized after i posted the question that i was in the wrong section but for the life of me i could not find a way to delete my post - can you help? Thanks


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