Lenses For Canon SL2
The Rebel 200D (England)

by Ant Croydon
(England )

Canon Rebel SL2<br>Rebel 200D (England)

Canon Rebel SL2
Rebel 200D (England)

Hi there i own a Canon 200d (rebel sl2) and I'm after a non expensive wide angle lens with auto focus and a little zoom as I'm new to dslr cameras I don't know the best one that'll be compatible or suited for my need I really could do with your help thanks

Hi Ant,

I'd be glad to give you a little direction in choosing the best lens for your Canon SL2 (Rebel 200D in England). The good news is that your SL2 is an APS-C crop sensor camera and will take both EF and EF-S lenses. That gives you a lot of choices.

Best Wide Angle Lens For Canon SL2

Here's my quick answer without hesitation or too much deep thought.
The EF-S 10-18mm lens is a good choice for your SL2 because

1. AFFORDABLE. The EF-S 10-18 won't cost a lot, even if you buy a brand new one. I'm quire happy with mine-I use it on my 90D-and they're small ight and cheap to buy.
2. AUTO-FOCUS. The 10-18 lens has auto focus and will give you sharp images throughout its focal lengths. You can switch to manual focusing if you wish and it also has image stabilization.
3. ZOOM RANGE. Like many other wide angle zoom lenses, the 10-18 has about a 2x zoom range. That's not super exciting, but it hasn't evoked much grumbling from Canon shooters like me and you. Fortunately, the Canon SL2 has plenty of pixels if you need to crop a little tighter post capture.


Canon 10-18mm Lens
Me and my Canon 10-18mm f/4.5-f/5.6 Lens


The 10-18 isn't particularly fast either, with a maximum aperture of f/4.5-f/5.6. If you're like me and use it for landscape photography and vlogging, the maximum aperture is irrelevant anyway. If you'll be using your lens for street photography, you might want something a little faster with a larger maximum aperture.

The 10-18mm focal length gives you a nice range of super wide angle to moderate wide angle with the angle of view equivalent on a full frame as a 16-29mm lens. That's because the Canon Rebel SL2 has a Crop Factor of 1.6x. This EF-S 10-18mm lens gives you the same benefit on the older SL1 and newer SL3 Canons.

Alternative wide angle lens for SL2

If you want a lens that is a little faster (by about 1/3 stop) you can consider the 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
It is a little bit pricier because of the added glass diameter, but also has a little more reach as it zooms from 10 to 22mm. That range gives you the equivalent view on your SL2 of a 16 to 35mm lens.

New or Used SL2 Lens


I'd encourage you (and other readers) to consider buying a used lens in order to save even more money. You can get perfectly functional used Canon lenses for your Rebel SL2 and save lots of money. There are many retailers who have good return policies if you're not satisfied with your lens purchase. I've used ebay with only a single disappointment one time and now I use KEH-see their adv. on this page-when I buy used gear.

If you don't mind a used lens, you could even consider getting one of the larger EF lenses in case you ever want to upgrade your Canon SL2 to a full frame Canon.


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Thanks again for asking about the best lens for your Canon Rebel SL2. Ant, let me know if this was helpful and what lens you end up getting for your Rebel SL2.

Bruce

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