This page may contain affiliate links that pay me a small commission. There is no cost to you. You can review the affiliate statement at the very bottom of this page if you want more information. As an Amazon affiliate Canon Camera Geek may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases, at NO added cost to you.


Fast Lens for Canon Rebel T3 EOS 1100D

by Subi
(Murrieta, CA, USA)

Canon Rebel t3 1100D

Canon Rebel t3 1100D

"I am beginner photographer used 1100D for some years. Visiting Washing DC and gearing up for taking many photographs, especially at dusk.
Looking for an affordable lens that will capture photos at night/moonlight (low light) with minimum zoom at DC. Will use the 1100D for daytime.
Please recommend lens(es) that will enable me to take photos of monuments at night (compatible with EOS 1100D).
Thank you!"


Hi Subi.

Thanks for asking about a fast lens for your Rebel t3 (1100D). The t3 is an oldie but goodie and Canon sold a bazillion of the t3 and t3i cameras back in the day. The t3 has an APS-C sized "crop sensor" and so any of the Canon EF-S or EF lenses will work on your t3. Here's more on Ef versus EF-S Lenses.

If you are looking for a lens that will perform well at dusk (or other low light situations) you want a "fast" lens. A fast lens is given that name because it has a larger maximum aperture, giving it the ability to allow more light into the camera and enabling you to use faster shutter speeds that you would be able to with a "slower" lens.

Fast Canon Lense

I wrote a complete article on this topic and here's my complete guide to Fast Canon Lenses

Here's a table of fast Canon lenses.
fast Canon lenses

You can see that the list of fast lenses only has one Canon EF-S lens. The big factors for you in choosing the best fast Canon lens will be what focal lengths will you want and how much you're willing to spend.

1. FAST LENS PRICE: Fast lenses are more expensive because they require much larger lens elements. Also, generally speaking, fast lenses are designed for more serious photographers who put a higher demand for image quality on their photography. Faster lenses tend to be made of higher quality optics.

2. FOCAL LENGTH:You'll probably want to be able to shoot wide angle photos if you're visiting Washington DC and its monuments. There are some really affordable Nifty Fifty (50mm) prime lenses, but on your t3 these lenses will give you the equivalent angle of view as a short 80mm telephoto lens because of the 1.6x Crop Factor.

Here is a link to the only smaller EF-S fast lens that Canon makes on Amazon.

I hope this answer, and the articles I linked to, help you find what you're looking for. Please get back to me with any other questions or what you eventually choose. Have a blast in DC! Shoot a Canon.

Bruce
As an Amazon affiliate Canon Camera Geek receives a small commission from qualifying purchases, at NO added cost to you.



Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask The Canon Geek.


Author Bruce Lovelace
Bruce Lovelace Signature

Bruce Lovelace is the publisher of Canon Camera Geek. Read more about him on the About Page. He also publishes how to articles and camera gear reviews at the Photography Tips website.

View some of Bruce's photos on Instagram  and Flickr  Join the tribe of followers on YouTube. Bruce also runs photo workshops and provides 1 on 1 digital photography coaching.

Canon Geek on Google My Business


You might like these






Search for articles on this Site:


Recent Articles

  1. Canon T3i Accessories-The Must Have T3i Gadgets And The Like To Have

    Apr 02, 24 02:02 PM

    The Canon t3i-Canon 70D-same accessories
    Great accessories for your Rebel Camera? Here are some ideas for Canon T3i Accessories that will help you improve your photography with your Rebel camera

    Read More

  2. Power Up Your Photography-Top Alternatives to the Canon 270EX II Flash

    Apr 02, 24 12:13 PM

    270EX II Alternative
    Unleash Your Flash Potential: Better, Cheaper Options Than the Canon 270EX II. Exploring Powerful Canon 270EX II Alternatives

    Read More

  3. Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 vs f/2.8: Focal Face-Off! Which Wide-Angle Wins?

    Mar 26, 24 01:37 PM

    Canon EF 16-35mm f/4.0 IS Lens
    There are 3 modern versions but which Canon 16-35mm lens is best. Helpful side by side comparison of the specs that matter. Helpful Canon EF 16-35mm lens guide

    Read More

  4. Is The Canon 50mm f/1.4 Lens Any Good. First Impression and How to Use

    Mar 26, 24 09:45 AM

    Bruce and 50mm f/1.4 lens
    Canon's Nifty Fifty: Friend or Foe? A Photographer's First Impressions of the 50mm f/1.4 My review with sample images. Is the Canon 50mm f/1.4 Lens Any Good

    Read More

  5. Best PowerShot Accessories And Why They Are Essential For Beginners

    Mar 23, 24 12:22 PM

    Canon Powershot accessories header
    You've got your Canon Powershot camera, but now you need to know what are the best Powershot accessories to start with for beginners. Helpful guide.l

    Read More



Sign up for a monthly update

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Canon Geek Newsletter.