The Canon 80D has a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor. Now that’s a big upgrade coming from the Canon 70D which had a 20-megapixel sensor with Canon’s Digic 5+ Image Processor.
This camera shoots extremely good video. It can shoot 1080p at 60 frames per second. It has much improved dynamic range. The autofocusing on the Canon 80D is amazing it almost nails the critical focus on every single shot.
This camera feels great in hand and has a very comfortable in the ergonomic grip. The Canon 80D shoots 7 frames per second. Of course, because it is a DSLR when looking down the mirror you’re looking at your subject in live time with absolutely no lag which is great for sports photography.
The Canon 80D has built-in Wi-Fi and NFC and that means we can download Canon’s Camera Connect App and connect remotely to the Canon 80D. From here we can pull images and easily post them to social networks. My favorite thing is remote shooting and while remote shooting we can see a wide representation of what the camera is shooting. From the Camera Connect App, we can control shutter speed, ISO, aperture and the focus.
The Canon 80D has a touchscreen and my favorite thing about it is being able to easily pinch to zoom to check your key focus.
Something that I don’t like about the Canon 80D is its small aperture wheel. Personally, I love the aperture wheel on the Canon 60D. It’s the same type of aperture wheel that you would find on a 5D Mark 3 or a Canon 1dx. However, the Canon 80D has a small aperture wheel which feels more of a toy than anything else.
The Canon 80D is amazing and if you have the money I definitely recommend picking it up. In this post, we’re going to be taking a look at the top ten lenses for the Canon 80D.
Overview: Best 10 Lenses for Canon 80D
10. Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Telephoto Zoom Lens
9. Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens
8. Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens
7. Samyang SY85M-C 85mm F1.4 Fixed Lens
6. Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
5. Samyang SY14M-C 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Fixed Angle Lens
4. Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens
3. Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens
2. Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
1. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
Starting off with number ten is the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Telephoto Zoom Lens. This is a monster lens you can get some shots from very far away and look like you’re very close to your subject. The great thing about this lens is it has image stabilization which you definitely need if you’re gonna be shooting that long and the price is very reasonable at just under $140. You honestly can’t get any better telephoto zoom lens for less than that price
Moving on to number nine is the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens. Now, this lens may look like it’s pretty similar to the kit lens that you may have gotten with your Canon 80D which usually the kit lens is 18-55mm. So this is right in that range accept it has a constant f/2.8 aperture. That means you can get nice and blurred out backgrounds. If you’re shooting in manual mode you won’t need to constantly change your shutter speed or ISO when you’re changing your aperture when you zoom in. The only downside with this lens is it’s a little on the high-end at $829.
Moving on to number eight is the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens. The reason I put this in here is that it is a nice, sharp, prime at 85mm and the aperture is f/1.8 which is super wide open. That means you are going to get awesome blurry backgrounds. This is really a great portrait lens and when paired with Canon 80D you can make some fabulous images.
Number seven is the Samyang SY85M-C 85mm F1.4 Fixed Lens. So this is very similar to the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens except the aperture is one stop lower. The price of this one is $259 compared to the Canon we have just looked at $369. So if you want to save a couple bucks I definitely recommend this Samyang lens.
Number six is the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens. This one came out at the same time as the Canon 80D. It’s actually one of the options for the kit lens but by no means as it the quality that you normally would get on a kit lens. The autofocus on this is phenomenal and when you pair it with the Canon 80D it’s just incredible for video and photos. This massive zoom range that you have here is unlike any other lens you can start off really wide but then get some awesome telephoto shots just with the same lens. The best part about this lens is you only lose one stop of the aperture when you go from 18 to 135 which usually is going to be 2 or 3. This is just an all-around great lens.
Coming in at number five is the Samyang SY14M-C 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Fixed Angle Lens. So this is a very interesting lens because it is classified as a fisheye. We are going to get quite a bit of distortion but with that said it’s an f/2.8 so you’re actually going to get a little bit of depth of field to work with. Even though with that wide which usually doesn’t happen. This lens is really great for vlogging when you want a nice wide angle lens for that. Also for landscapes when you want to show a whole city or town or something, this lens is great for that.
Number four is the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens. So just talked about how that Samyang SY14M-C 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Fixed Angle Lens is great for vlogging this is the lens that I’d say a majority of vloggers who vlog with a DSLR like The Canon 80D most of them are using this 10-22mm lens. The reason is it’s decently sharp but also 10-22mm you can get the super wide-angle at 10mm but also zoom in to a more standard range of 22mm.
Number three is the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Prime Lens. So just picked up this lens and I totally understand why people call it pancake lens. It is the flattest lens I have ever seen. Which makes this lens great for travel because it takes practically no space. 24mm is a great focal length to have a prime because it is standard and good for almost anything.
Number two is the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens. I picked this up because the specs on this look pretty awesome. 10-18mm super wide angle and it has image stabilization. I can tell you that wide angle is really nice to have and that image stabilization is super handy. The only downside of this lens is it’s not quite as sharp of a lens as some of the previous ones. The aperture is a little on the higher end and it changes when you zoom in. Which is not super great but it’s manageable for that awesome wide-angle lens.
Alright, here we are. Number one it’s the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens. Coming in at $125 is awesome for prime ones. If you want to get a little more creative than what you can do with your kit lens I’d say this is the lens to start out with. 50mm is a nice medium to telephoto length and it’s right in that range. Since its f/1.8 you can get some super blurred backgrounds that look like they were shots on a thousand-dollar lens.
If you’re looking for something a little bit better in the same range you can actually get a Canon 50mm f/1.4 which is the one that I have. I’ve absolutely loved it great for tech reviews, portraits, all that good stuff. If you want to get even better, this one like $350 somewhere in that price range. Also, there’s actually another one there’s like 50mm f/1.2 so that one’s like over a $1000.
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