Best Lenses for the Canon Rebel T5/T6 DSLR Cameras

Refurbished Canon Rebel T5 $209.99

I am frequently asked what are the best lenses for the Canon Rebel T5/T6 DSLR cameras. Here you will find a list of my favorite lenses for that camera. The reasons for purchasing specific lenses is very much like the reasons for selecting specific tools – make sure you select the right lens for the job. I have seen many photographers purchase lenses because they were highly recommended or tested “the best” only to become frustrated because the lens does not fit their photographic style.

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Canon Announces New EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM II Lens

Along with the new Canon EOS M5 announcement, Canon also announced a new version of the popular 70-300mm IS lens. This new Mark II version of the lens fixes a few of the complaints that I had about the old lens, namely the Autofocus performance and lack of internal focus design. Read more Canon Announces New EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM II Lens

Canon Announces New Mirrorless M5 Camera and Lenses

Canon announced the much anticipated new mirrorless body, the EOS M5 camera and lenses. I have been shooting with a Sony A6000 for almost 2 years as my travel and point and shoot body for when I want to go small and light. I have overall enjoyed the Sony aside from a few issues that I hope Canon has addressed in the new M5. Read more Canon Announces New Mirrorless M5 Camera and Lenses

Canon DSLR & Speedlight Instant Rebates through 10/01/2016

Canon has some new/higher instant rebates on Canon EOS 5D Mark III’s, the Canon EOS 7D Mark II and the 430 EX III-RT and the 270EX II Speedlights. All Canon products below ship free and rebates are good through 10/01. Links below are to Adorama.com and include the instant rebate applied when you check out. Read more Canon DSLR & Speedlight Instant Rebates through 10/01/2016

Canon 70-300mm Replacement coming for Photokina 2016?

I am hearing rumblings of a Canon 70-300mm replacement lens coming for Photokina later this month (September 20-25) . The rumors that are currently circulating indicate the lens will be a little larger and heavier than the current 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, will feature Canon’s newest Nano USM focusing motor and a digital distance scale. I am intrigued by the digital distance scale as this is a feature that we have seen on some of the newer Zeiss lenses. I would love to see this feature incorporated as long as it can provide more accurate distances than the traditional analog scales, and especially if it finds it’s way into wide angle lenses, indicate Depth of Field scales. This has always been a challenge for zoom lenses, but with a digital display, this could be done. Read more Canon 70-300mm Replacement coming for Photokina 2016?

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Lens Review


For filmmakers and photographers who want the look and feel only possible with extreme wide angle and fisheye photography, the new Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM is a world-class choice. It delivers 180° diagonal angle of view images for all EOS SLR cameras with imaging formats ranging from full-frame to APS-C, and provides 180° circular fisheye images for full-frame EOS models. It features UD glass for suppression of chromatic aberration, a Subwavelength coating for reduced ghosting, a newly developed Fluorine coating that keeps soiling, smears and fingerprints to a minimum, has full-time manual focus for instant switching from AF to Manual operation, and is built to the standards of the amazing Canon L-series of lenses. This means the finest optics, the best construction and the best performance available, all in a lens designed to stimulate creativity and deliver stunning images every time. Read more Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Lens Review

Canon 70-300mm IS vs Tamron 70-300mm VC

One question I am frequently asked is how does the Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 VC USD compare with the Canon EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM. The answer is “extremely well”. But don’t take my word for it, look at these purely non-scientific examples for yourself. Read more Canon 70-300mm IS vs Tamron 70-300mm VC

Canon Announces New Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens

Today Canon announced the new Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens. This lens replaces the curren “L” series 35mm f/1.4 lens with a new version that incorporates a new lens formula called “Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics” and a stronger build quality. The lens will be available in October for around $1800. Read more Canon Announces New Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens

Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Camera Coming to the US

Canon USA announced today that the Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Camera Coming to the US. It will be interesting to see how it does in a market that is dominated by Sony and Olympus/Panasonic. I currently own a Canon EOS 6D and a Sony A6000, and the thought of having a single system that can share lenses is appealing. Read more Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Camera Coming to the US