The Best Lens For Canon 70d

The best lens for Canon 70d is also preferably used for the Canon 7D MK2. These cameras are the top models regarding the Canon cameras with an APS-C sensor. These advanced SLR cameras are designed for the professional photographer and advanced amateur. They lay high quality requirements which relate to the used lenses, and are, of course, a lot more expensive, larger in size and heavier in weight. We have selected the best lenses of the 42 tested lenses, which we have tested on an APS-C camera. We assume that the maximum price to spend on most Canon 70 d lenses is about 1000 euro. But for the Canon 7 d users, we have sometimes used a higher price limit.

best lens for canon 70d

There are of course many more lenses for sale, outside the lenses that we have tested for you. We are testing a new lens every week, so that you are always informed. Should the best lens for canon 70d 2015 prove to be too expensive for you, then we ask you to send us an email or to leave a message at the bottom of this page, or the contact page of this website.

Best lens for Canon 70D 2015 vs  Canon 6D

Maybe you have chosen for the Canon 6D because of the higher dynamic range of this camera compared to Canon cameras equipped with an APS-C sensor like the Canon 7 d mk2 or the Canon 70D. Or maybe because of the better signal-to-noise ratio or the higher sharpness. Almost certainly you were surprised by the relatively low weight and compact dimensions for a camera with such a large sensor. And most likely you were charmed by the possibility to photograph images with a beautiful bouquet on an affordable camera with a full frame sensor.

Best lens for Canon 70d

But with the purchase of a good camera you not there yet. You need at least a good lens on it. With an attractive price/quality ratio, which almost certainly has been an important consideration for the Canon 6D. It is an art choosing a lens for the lowest possible price, which still have a higher image quality. And if you’re not careful, will empty your bank account when purchasing a set of beautiful lenses for a full-frame camera. Soon we will bring that into practice with the best lens for a Canon 5 d mk3, 5Ds or 5DsR, with emphasis on the highest possible image quality. Here we will give opinions without us worrying about the price of a lens.

The best lens for Canon 70D or attractive price

This article was intended to handle the best lens for canon 70d. But in this article we will assume that you have chosen for a Canon 6D because of the attractive price/quality ratio of this full frame camera. We have with this in view adjusted our lens opinions on. Almost all lenses come with a retail price under one thousand euros, with an exception of a little over 200 euros.

The best 6 d kit lens: Canon 24-105 mm L, Canon 24-105 mm STM or Sigma 24-105 mm? Sigma24105

The Canon 6 d is along with the Canon 24-105 mm STM lens for sale as kit for less than 2,000 euros. The zoom range of this lens runs from standard to wide angle, via reportage and portrait lens. This is a 24-105 mm zoom an ideal type of lens to be the first (and only) lens to start with if you’re moving to your first Canon with a full frame sensor.

Best lens for Canon 70D 2015- Telelens

Are you sure you in addition to the standard zoom (24-70 or 24-105 mm) also want to have a telephoto zoom (70-200 mm), consider a more compact and often slightly better 24-70 zoom lens instead of the 24-105 mm kit lens. And are you looking for the highest possible quality at an affordable price, consider to start with a fixed focal point. Especially in cameras with a full frame sensor supply most lenses with a fixed focal point and a higher picture quality than zoom lenses.

The Canon 6 d body will cost around 1,600 euro and the Canon EF 24-105 mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM around 450 euro. If you have a camera body yet, Canon has also a little bit (50 euros on the 2,000) more attractive  camera including kit lens. We did not test the STM version yet, but the more expensive, professional L version (Canon EF 24-105 mm 1:4 l IS USM). The level of finishing of the L version is of a higher level than of the STM version. So is the L version, for example, which is extra sealed against dust and splash. Last year, Sigma, made the choice even more difficult, when they released the Sigma 24-105 mm Art zoom lens, which quality can rival the professional Canon L version, but that trumps the Canon 24-105 mm L regards image quality.

Best lens for Canon 70D portrait – EF 100 mm

In this category, the choice is simple for us. The Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM is the only macro that we tested on a Canon with a full frame sensor, and both the construction and image quality are good. Maybe next year we can say something about the construction and image quality of cheaper alternatives like the Sigma 105 mm f/2.8 or Tamron 90 mm macro. The Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8 L IS USM that is part of Canon’s prestigious L series offers Image Stabilizer with angle and offset detection, which is effective at close focus distances. The robust construction is equipped with dust and moisture resistant seals for protection from harsh weather conditions.

Best lens for Canon 70D UK – Fish-eye lens

Canon 8-15 mm or Tokina 10-17 mm?

Do you think regarding best lens for canon 70d UK about a Fisheye lens, then do you should go for the Canon 8-15 mm. The build quality of the Canon 8-15 mm is flawless and you can make beautiful, characteristic Fisheye images. This lens is not cheap and at the shortest focal lengths you can have using the Canon 6 d to deal with black corners. The same applies in worse extent-for the much cheaper Tokina 10-17 mm, which is sold for use on cameras with an APS-C sensor.

Best lens for Canon 70d

I know photographers who aren’t worried about a black edge, but more attention to the unique Fish-eye character and therefore choose this attractively priced Tokina Fisheye on a full frame camera. Most Canon 6D owners will initially focus their attention on less specialized lenses. By the time you are ready for a Tokina 10-17 mm, I would definitely try this at a camera store. Do you find it disturbing to crop the black edges, then you should save up  for the Canon 8-15 mm Fish-eye.

What is the best lens for Canon 70D – Canon 100 mm macro 210

A good portrait lens is bright (f/2.8 or lower) and has a focal length between the 85 mm and 135 mm. Frankly, I think that we also have a vacancy here, because we have not tested true portrait lenses on a Canon camera with a full frame sensor. But not for nothing so popular by the Canon 100 mm f/2.8 macro lens as well as portrait lens, the purchase price of around 800 euros which is better to digest.

The Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM is a macro lens with a high image quality, which in addition is good to use as a portrait lens. Any resistance against the price of this macro lens and are you surely not going to go shoot macro images, then you can always still go for a Tamron SP AF 28-75 mm/2.8 XR Di, the price of which almost 50% less.

Best lens for Canon 70D dxomark- Telephoto lenses for Canon 6 d

Tele EF 70 300 mm L IS USM

The Canon 70-200 mm f/2.8 IS L II is a lens with a perfect image quality, but also has a price tag far above the range (to about one thousand euros) in which we select for the best lens for canon 70d dxomark and Canon 6 d. In addition, a focal length of 200 mm is for many a little short on a camera with a full frame sensor. At the best telephoto lens (with a focal length of at least 300 mm) for the Canon 6 d we have in regards to image quality, a couple suitable candidates.

Best lens for canon 70d  video and 6d

Canon EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM

Sigma 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 DG HSM OS Sports

Sigma 120-300 mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports

Canon EF 200-400 mm f/4 l IS USM Extender 1.4 X

The Canon EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM seems to us a good choice for the Canon 6D and the best lens for canon 70d, because the zoom range is greater and the price significantly lower than the 70-200 mm IS from Canon. There is also a cheaper version of the Canon 70-200 mm f/2.8, without built-in image stabilization.

Don’t choose that one. Go for the highest level of sharpness, choose-especially in regards to a telephoto lens always for a version with built-in image stabilization. The extra investment pays itself back for years to come in higher image quality. In the Netherlands using a 600 mm is not a useless luxury. A lion is bigger than a blue tit. In Africa you can come surprisingly close to your topic with a car, making use of a 200 mm or 300 mm focal length on a Canon 6 d is usually sufficient for a beautiful shot. Would you like to practice in Netherlands wildlife photography with a Canon 6 d, then even a 300 mm on a camera with a full frame sensor is not sufficient.

Best lens for Canon 70D for video converter

Without shelter, it is not so easy to get sufficiently close to your subject (practice book bird photography). Instead of using a tele converter to use with the Canon 70-300 mm L, with light loss, a little bit of Visual quality loss and the loss of AF as a result, we prefer the Sigma 150-600 mm Sports. The AF is fast and accurate and the picture quality of this super zoom with a extremely large zoom range is surprisingly good. Especially in relation to its price, which is much higher than the Canon EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM.

Lenses with a fixed focal length?

The Best lens for Canon 70D 2015 – Bench Sigma35mmv2

Experienced photographers work from creative considerations like with a fixed focal point. Because you can zoom in or out-not, forcing a fixed focal point, you can concentrate better on the composition of a picture. But on a camera with a big full frame sensor it is the lens with a fixed focal point, that will set the tone, if you go for an affordable lens with a very good image quality.

We have tested 8 lenses on a Canon camera with a fixed focus (and 17 zoom lenses)  and a full frame sensor:

Sigma 24 mm f/1.4 Art

Sigma 35 mm f/1.4 Art

Sigma 50 mm f/1.4 Art

Canon 24 mm f/1.4 L

Canon 50 mm f/1.2 L

Canon EF 40 mm f/2.8 STM

Canon EF 35 mm f/2 IS

Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8 L Macro IS US

Most of these lenses regarding the best lens for canon 70d 2015, are absolutely suggested to buy when it comes to image quality.

Most photographers choose a bright 50 mm lens with a fixed focal point. In that case you can in our view choose the Sigma 50 mm f/1.4 Art, which is better (but also more expensive) than the older f/1.8 and f/1.4 lenses from Canon. The Sigma 50 mm f/1.4 is also exceptionally well when it comes to low-light performance and the quality of the bokeh. Hopefully Canon will soon come with a new version of the Nifty Fifty (50 mm f/1.8).

The Best lens for Canon 70D 2015- Low Light

Canon Full Frame 50mm

Concert photography and night photography have much heavier demand on lenses, especially when it comes to brightness, sharpness at maximum aperture and to prevent internal reflections. Because a picture has often much darker areas and a single bright light source falls beside the images, and reduced contrast due to internal reflections comes with concert photography or night shots.

The Sigma 50 mm f/1.4 Art scores very well on this point. This lens provides a very good image quality from full aperture, which is an additional plus, if you are shooting in low light. The build quality of this lens is fantastic.

And the bokeh………

TIP: There is also a wide range of second hand lenses to be found on our website.

The best lens for Canon 70D video- Beautiful bokeh with the Canon 6D?

Sigma 50mm Art Bokeh is not only depending on sensor size and aperture. Of course, a small depth of field helps to isolate a subject from the background. But rounded aperture blades (preferably, as much as possible) and the quality of the applied (achromatic) lens elements will also be important for the quality of the bokeh.

The Canon 70-200 mm f/2.8 IS L II supplies a fantastic nice bokeh at 200 mm f/2.8, but is beyond our budget. The Sigma 50 mm 1.4 Art surprised us with its beautiful bokeh at direct comparison with photos made with the more light sensitive Canon 50 mm f/1.2 L. The Sigma lens, moreover, has surprisingly much higher sharpness at maximum aperture and less longitudinal chromatic aberration/color bokeh.

What is the best lens for canon 70d?

We only recommend lenses that we have tested and we believe that the number of lenses that we tested on a camera with a full frame sensor, is still modest in size. Even though it has taken us many months to test 25 lenses. In particular the zoom lenses, in which we depend on the zoom range and also the individual test results with focal lengths 24, 28, 35, 50, 85, 135, 200, 300 and 400 mm publishing (useful for a fair compensation of the image quality of a zoom lens with a fixed focal point!), take up a lot of time to complete.

What is best lens for canon 70d review

There are of course many more lenses regarding best lens for canon 70d for sale. And there surely a few gems to be found. We have since the start of the Cameras Stuff Review focused our attention more on lenses like Canon 70 d 700 d, Canon, Canon 7 d mk2, than on lenses for cameras with a full-frame sensor.

This choice is motivated by the simple fact that there are many more photographers with a camera with a smaller APS-C sensor, which allows us to serve more readers by APS-C lens test. The steady growth of compact system cameras means that we need to divide our test attention even further. If there is a lens that you absolutely would like to read (we promise nothing, because we are here to get the best lens for canon 70d 2016 in the cameras and lenses), then send us a mail with a lens review suggestion.

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