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Best Lenses for Canon 80D Camera

Best lenses for Canon 80DBest Lenses for Canon 80D camera, so you are here to see recommended lenses of Canon 80D, but before that I think you already know that Canon 80D is one of the best DSLRs that Canon Ever made. The sensor is developed on new architecture to maintain more dynamic range compared to previous generation of Canon sensors. The 45 Point AF module and the Dual-Pixel CMOS AF Technology will help you to get crystal clear images without a doubt. You can also directly jump to Quick lens buying guide or Lenses and usable AF Points.

A Quick Canon EOS 80D Lens Cheat Sheet

Best Lenses Category
Best Canon Portrait Lenses Sigma 50mm F1.4 ART [Highly recommended]
 Best Pro Kit-Lens Sigma 18-35mm F1.8
 Best Tele-photo Zoom Lens Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6L IS USM Lens
 Best Sports and Wild-Life Shooting Lens Canon EF 70-200 F2.8L IS II USM Lens
 Best Wide angle Prime Lens Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro Lens
Best Macro Lens for Canon 80D camera Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM


1. Best Canon Lenses for Canon 80D

Starting from good and affordable Portrait Lens


Buy Canon 50mm STM Lens from Amazon | B&H

Canon 50mm F1.8 STM

The recently announced Canon STM lens uses STM stepping motor  that makes the lens perfect for Still and Video shooting from Canon 80D camera.  The Lens supports Movie Servo Function of the Canon 80D camera and will give you near silent shooting experience without adding the AF noise of the lens in your videos.

The Good: Affordable, Works very well in still or video mode

Bad: None

2. Best Canon Professional Portrait Lens

Sigma 50mm F1.4 ART

Canon 80D best Portrait lens imageBuy this Lens from Amazon and B&H

The Best portrait Lens for Professional still work, yes even better than Canon 50mm F1.2 L and cost less. The lens gives you super sharp images even when used at wide maximum aperture range. Believe me if you use this lens on 5DSR camera will get perfect sharpness at maximum resolution.   The sharpness is incredible in the corners and lack of chromatic aberrations makes it perfect for professional work.

The Good: Best of class image quality

The Bad: Price is bit high


3. Recommended Pro Kit-Lens for Canon 80D

Canon 17-55mm F2.8

Canon 80D best event shooting lens imageBuy this Lens from Amazon | B&H

Canon 17-55mm F2.8 need no introduction, the lens features constant F2.8 aperture and built in image stabilization. The lens generates excellent bokeh at F2.8 and gives you sharp images throughout the zoom range, keep in mind that lens is not too expensive for the quality you receive.

The Good: Covers a wide range, Fixed F2.8 aperture and gives sharp images

The Bad: Price

World Best low-light Zoom Lens for Canon 80D Camera, Highly recommended for shooting event, wedding and

Better alternative of Canon 17-55mm Lens is Sigma 18-35mm F1.8


4. Best Kit Lens for Canon 80D

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8

Sigma 17-35 F1.8 lens imageSigma 17-35mm F1.8 Lens from Amazon | B&H

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Lens is world only lens zoom lens that features constant F1.8 aperture throughout the zoom range. The lens is low-light friendly and gives out excellent images with creamy bokeh. This lens is now on top of my Canon 7D Mk II camera all the time.

The Good: Constant F1.8 Aperture, Sharp images and creamy bokeh.

The Bad: None

5. Best Tele-photo Zoom Lens for Canon 80D

Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6L IS USM Lens

Canon 80D best zoom lens Canon 70-300mm L Lens Buy Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6LUSM Amazon || B&H |||| Amazon UK

We recommend you to get 70-300mm L IS USM lens if you want pro output from your images. The 70-300mm L IS USM is undoubtedly the best zoom lens for Canon 80D DSLR, the lens produces tack sharp images even at the 300mm end. The Lens is also very good at street shooting due to its Two mode optical Image Stabilization System increases usability by approximately four stops.

The Good: Excellent Image Quality, Solid build and Image Stabilization.

The Bad: Price

Alternative: If you are on budget you can get 70-300mm Non L Lens [Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS USM], captures stunning images when used at F7 aperture

6. Best Sports and Wild-Life Shooting Lens

Canon EF 70-200 F2.8L IS II USM Lens

Canon 80D best sports lens imageBuy Canon 70-200mm F2.8 Lens from Amazon | B&H

On of the best lenses ever made by Canon, the 70-200mm is a multi-purpose lens can be used for sports, wildlife photography or you can also use this lens to capture stunning portraits with super creamy bokeh. The ultrasonic AF motor of this Lens Lock AF in no time, it produces extremely sharp images with enormous amount of details. The IS II Optical Image Stabilizer provides up to 4 stops of correction at all focal lengths. One of the best lenses Canon ever made.

The Good: A Prime example of performance, speed and Quality

The Bad: Price

7. Best Wide angle Prime Lens for Canon 80D

Before we begin you must know that two ultra wide zoom lens for Canon 80D available

  1. Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens ($649) Amazon and B&H (announced on 2004, Canon should announce its new version)
  2. Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens ($279) Amazon and B&H (we recommend 10-18mm IS STM)

Best Wide-angle Lens

. Canon EF-S 10-22mm USM VS Canon EF-S 10-18mm IS STM

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens was introduced back on 2004, the lens and waiting to be replaced by a new version, the lens does offers bit sharp images when compared to Canon 10-18mm lens when used at Max aperture, but when you use them at standard aperture settings used for capturing Landscape or Architecture, you won’t going to notice any difference. Canon 10-18mm lens is the best choice for you if you want best wide-angle zoom lens made by Canon.

If you are a DXO Mark Lab fan than you must know that the DXOMark score of Canon 10-22mm USM Lens is 13 and Canon 10-18mm STM IS Lens score is 12. Very minor difference in optics quality of both the lenses.

Recommended Wide-angle zoom Lens

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

Canon 10-18mm Lens imageBuy Canon 10-18mm Lens from B&H and Amazon

The Canon 10-18mm Lens is the most affordable and best wide angle lens that you could find. The picture quality is good and STM motors inside the lens offers silent and fast autofocusing.  The lens also features built-in image stabilization that 10-22mm lens is actually missing/ Also recommended for still as well as video purpose.

 The Good: Affordable, sharp, Image Stabilization and STM

The Bad: None


If you are strictly looking for quality in your Wide-angle shots than you must get Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro Lens

8. Best Wide angle Lens for Canon 80D

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro Lens

Canon Tokina LensesBuy this lens from Amazon | Amazon UK | B&H Store

One of the best third party lens available for Canon 80D camera is Tokina 11-16mm lens, the lens will give you outstanding image quality and sharp images, yep even better than Canon made 10-18mm Lens, for this lens only I have included the MTF chart of the lens so you can see the lens produces super sharp images even when used at wide aperture setting .



 Best Macro Lens for Canon 80D camera

9. Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM

Canon best macro lens imageBuy Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM form Amazon

The best macro lenses for Canon 80D camera is 100mm F2.8 Lens, the 100mm lens can also be used to take stunning close-up portrait shots. The features Canon’s Hybrid Image Stabilization Technology that helps you to capture hand-held shots without the use of tripods all the time.  It’s near-silent Ultrasonic focusing and high quality optics that delivers excellent color and contrast and the lens also features dust and moist resistance body, highly recommended for canon 80D DSLR.

Canon 80D Buying Advice

Creating a perfect Bag and selecting best lenses by keeping eye on budget and your need


Canon 80D – 18-35mm F1.8 – View Full Size

The best all in one Lens available for Canon 80D camera is undoubtedly Canon 17-55mm F2.8 Lens but once I have used the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Lens it changed my mind. The Canon 17-55mm F2.8 lens will cost you approx same as Sigma lens but by losing some focal length you get a F1.8 Zoom Lens. With Sigam F1.8 you get super creamy Bokeh, excellent low light performance and sharpness is unmatched. It’s a perfect PRO lens for a camera like EOS 80D.

For those who want a perfect zoom lens for your Canon 80D camera we recommend you to get 70-300mm L IS USM lens, it’s one of the prefect zoom lens Canon ever made. But sadly it’s cost more than the camera body itself.


Canon 80D + 10-18mm IS STM Lens – View Full Size

For those who want to get perfect landscape and architecture shot we recommend you to get 10-18mm STM lens, of course many old photographers will recommend you to go and buy 10-22mm USM but don’t listen to them. I do agree that 10-22mm s slightly sharper which is visible during lab test. Otherwise the 10-18mm lens is affordable  ($599 vs $279) and STM lens will allow you to record noise free video (lens is optimized for video recording) and feature built-in optical image stabilization (OIS absent in 10-22mm). Hence we highly recommend you to get 10-18mm STM if you are interested in landscapes and other wide-angle photos.

Lenses and Usable AF Points

Canon 80d AF system is based on two different architecture. The first one is DualPixel CMOS AF system that works perfectly in all Canon native lenses as well as third party lenses. The Dual Pixel AF system is completely an different approach and it doesn’t affected by the type of lenses being used. But for the 45 points phase AF module we do have some limitations in certain category of lenses. And for that Canon further divided all these lenses lenses into 8 groups that begin from A and ends on H.

But, discussing all lens list isn’t possible here, so we are discussing those lenses which are present in recommendation list.

Lens Name Category
Canon 50mm STM Lens

Group A

All 45 AF points work flawlessly, including the Dual cross-type center AF point

Canon 17-55mm F2.8 Group A
Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6L IS USM Lens

Group B

All 45 AF points work flawlessly. Dual cross-type center AF point gets deactivated.

Canon 10-18mm Lens

Group D

In group D, only 15 AF points work as cross type AF points. But, 30 AF points (on the side) remains sensitive to horizontal lines only.

Canon 100mm F2.8L Group B

Canon 80D AF poins and lenses

The image above shows you the pattern of AF points available while using the set of recommended lenses, However I repeat again while you use the Live view or video mode the DPAF (Dual Pixel CMOS AF sensor) AF system  gets activated and it work flawlessly in all lenses.

Canon 80D Floating Over the Web

Canon 80D lots of question and answers floating over the Canon support page, take a look at the snapshot below.

Canon-80D-support-page-imagWe have already posted a article that Canon 80D, Canon G7X Mark II and Canon SX750HS coming soon, you can also take a look at the G7X Mark II specification here.

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Why Sony Is ignoring A-mount Series ?


Will it be fair to believe that Sony is overlooking the production of A-Mount cameras? We’ll find it a much true upto a certain point. By the way, No need to describe the position of Sony in the imaging world, a royal corporate, better known for providing innovative and latest new products. But one thing we find hard to swallow is why Sony constantly keeps on ignoring the SLT series or A-mount cameras? And this very thing has forced us to write something to find out the cause of their ignorance.


Announcement date SLT/A-mount Mirrorless FE/E-mount cameras
Sep 2012 Sony A99
No A99 update arrive till now after its announcement
May 2014 Sony A77 II Sony A5100
The Sony A77 II was the SLT camera announced on May 2014
Aug 2014 Sony A7 II( full frame)
 Nov 2014  Sony A7 R II
Sep 2015 Sony A7s II

If you remember, Sony A77 II, may be the last camera built with SLT/A-mount, which was announced in May 2014. After A77 II, Sony brought one after one cameras but these all were mirrorless.

Sony A99 II update is due and users are waiting it for a long time. We do have lots of rumors related to A99 II but no confirmed information from Sony.

Recently, the back to back hit of Sony are its A7S II and Sony A7R II, but the one which influenced more is Sony A7R ii, sketched over complete and much more innovative specifications having the 399 AF system along with amazing 42.4 mp of resolution but at last it’s also full-frame mirrorless camera.

You know, thousands and thousands of users are searching answers about the putting a full stop to the A-mount production but Sony feel better to keep their mouth shut.

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