Many EOS cameras come bundled with an 18-55mm zoom lens, a great little performer that is suited to a range of subjects. But it's not the only option. The EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lets you zoom in further so distant objects appear closer and fill the frame.
Sometimes, you just need to get closer, but you can't. So if a subject is likely to be scared off by your presence, or when you just want to be discreet while capturing a special moment, this is when a telephoto zoom lens, like the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM comes into its own.
It makes distant objects appear much nearer, so you can get closer to the action. Ideal for photographing wildlife or sports, when you physically cannot get near your subject.
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Sometimes you just can't step back any further! That's when an ultra-wide angle lens like the EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM comes in handy. With an angle of view that is much wider than that of a standard 18-55mm zoom lens, it lets you get more in the frame without moving your feet.
The EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM offers the same widest angle of view as the EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM but is more affordable and features an Image Stabilizer to help keep your pictures sharp.
To really make your subject stand out, try isolating it against a blurred background. A lens like the EF 50mm f/1.8 II can help you do this.
It's a tiny lens that you can stick in your bag and take anywhere. Blurring the background in a picture is a good approach when shooting portraits of family and friends. It places most of the attention on the most important thing in the frame - the person whose picture you are taking!
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