The 5 Best Cameras and Lenses of 2018

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The 5 Best Cameras and Lenses of 2018

What camera should you buy for 2019? What are the best camera lenses? In this post, we’ve chosen some of our favorite items that stood out to us in 2018 and we’d like to share them with you. Without further ado let’s get to our top picks for 2018.



Overview: The 5 Best Cameras and Lenses of 2018

1. Altura Photo 8mm f/3.0 Professional Ultra Wide Angle Lens
2. Canon EOS 77D
3. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens
4. Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di II RXD Lens for Sony E
5. Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

1. Altura Photo 8mm f/3.0 Professional Ultra Wide Angle Lens

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If you’re looking to have fun with your photography and take some attention-grabbing photos the Altura Photo 8mm f/3.0 Professional Ultra Wide Angle Lens is going to be your top pick for 2019. Now this lens is designed for Nikon and Canon APS-C DSLR cameras. With the proper mount adapter you can even fit it on your APS-C Sony Mirrorless Camera. Now this lens gives you a 180 degree field of view so it gives you an expansive view of the world around you. Now the Altura Photo 8mm f/3.0 Professional Ultra Wide Angle Lens gives you a look that no other lens can give you.

Features:

  • Metal lens construction with hybrid aspherical element for exceptional, sharply defined images.
  • Multi-layered lens coating to reduce flare and ghosting.
  • Lens features multi-layer coating to reduce flare and ghosting.
  • Manual focus and aperture control.
  • Includes a custom designed lens protective case for safe storage.
  • Lens features a 6-blade aperture with clickable stops from a f/3.0-f/22.
  • Removable petal lens hood.

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2. Canon EOS 77D

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Next, we have the Canon EOS 77D. This is a camera that is often overlooked in the Canon lineup. But it’s packed with some advanced features and it comes in at an entry-level price. Now this camera has great ISO performance it is 24 megapixel, it has 45 all cross-type phase detect auto focusing points which is great for tracking subject matter. Of course, it has the dual pixel CMOS autofocus system which is the perfect autofocus system for video shooters.

What makes this different from the Canon EOS Rebel T7i is the fact that Canon EOS 77D has two really important features that a lot of advanced shooters are looking for. It has a top LCD panel this allows you to see your information really quickly and make adjustments without having to rely on the back LCD panel. It also has a quick control dial this allows you to change settings like your aperture without having a press a button. If you’re looking for a compact lightweight DSLR camera that gives you advanced features take a look at the Canon EOS 77D.

Features:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Up to 6 fps Shooting and ISO 51200
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
  • Top LCD and Rear Quick Control Dial
  • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens

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3. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens

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Next, our top picks is the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens. Now this lens was updated in 2018 by Canon. They added all new coatings to the elements and this is going to help reduce flare and ghosting especially when shooting subject matter that’s backlit. This lens has been a go-to lens for professional photographers for a long time and they’ve made it even better. Now there’s not much more we can say about this Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens. It is an incredible lens to have in your camera arsenal. I definitely recommend picking it up.

Features:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • One Fluorite Element & Five UD Elements
  • Air Sphere Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Internal Focus, Focus Range Limiter
  • Weather-Sealed Design, Fluorine Coating
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 8-Blade Diaphragm

4. Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di II RXD Lens for Sony E

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Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di II RXD Lens for Sony E mirrorless cameras have been one of our most popular lenses of 2018. Sony shooters have taken to this lens because of its high image quality, its compact size and its affordable price. This lens has a great range, it is perfect for a walk-around lens you could shoot wide but you can also shoot portraits with it as well. Now it has a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout the zoom lens. So this is a perfect lens for shooting in low-light situations. If you’re looking for a fast all-around zoom lens I really don’t think there’s anything better than the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di II RXD Lens. I’m looking forward to seeing what Tamron comes out with next.

Features:

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Constant f/2.8 Maximum Aperture
  • RXD Stepping AF Motor
  • Fluorine-Coated Front Element
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction

READ: Sony a6500 Mirrorless Camera Review


5. Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

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Last but not least one in this post is a mammoth of a lens. It is the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Series Lens. Now the short telephoto prime lens has a fast maximum aperture of f/1.4. It’s great for shooting portraits and it’s compatible for your full-frame DSLR camera from Canon and Nikon. You can even purchase this lens also in the Sony full-frame EF mount as well. If you are looking for a lens that is going to give you that creamy bokeh effect, that is going to give you high resolving power for shooting portrait really nice portraits there is really in my mind no better lens in the Sigma 105 millimeter RF 1.4 DG Art Series lens.

Features:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Three FLD Elements, Two SLD Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Weather-Sealed, Protective Front Coating
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Removable Rotating Arca-Type Tripod Foot
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

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