Best lenses for Canon and Nikon
Looking for a new lens for your DSLR but not sure what to get? Our definitive round-up for both Canon and Nikon users reveals the best buys
an in-depth round-up to help you choose the next lens for your Canon and nikon dslr
One of the great benefits of choosing a DSLR ahead of a fixed-lens camera is the versatility it offers when it comes to choosing the best lens for any given subject or shooting situation. For the majority, the kit lens you buy with your first DSLR will be adequate for general shots and is likely to serve you well as you get to grips with how the camera operates. Give it a few months, though, and you’ll almost certainly feel like you’ve outgrown it and will want to explore other possibilities.
If you’re a more experienced photographer who’s progressed from an entry-level DSLR to an enthusiast or semi-professional model, chances are you’ve already invested in a lens that’s better suited to the subjects or images you like to take. With so many lens choices out there, though, it can be difficult to know if you’ve bought the best you can, or whether there’s a superior optic that will serve you better in the long run.
With hundreds of lenses passing through our hands here at AP, we know exactly what to look for when it comes to choosing the best optics, whether it be for an APS- C DSLR or a full-frame model.
In this round-up, our focus has been on gathering together great examples of Canon and Nikon lenses for novices, enthusiasts and those who are prepared to pay a little more.
Each of the lenses listed gets our approval and they’re all worth closer inspection.
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