Best Lenses for the Canon Rebel T3i, T4i, SL1, T5i, T6i & T6s

Canon Rebel SL1 with 40mm f/2.8 Lens next to the  Rebel T5i and 18-135mm IS Lens

The Canon Digital Rebel Series has been around since 2003 and has been the most popular DSLR over the past decade. Before the Digital Rebel, the Canon Rebel brand was already very strong with several film cameras a part of the product line. There are so many lenses in Canon’s product line. And then, when you consider all the lenses offered by third party manufacturers like Sigma, Tamron and Tokina, knowing which lens to purchase can get confusing.

My goal is to identify the lenses that meet your needs and wants, while keeping them in a budget range to match the camera that you use. [Read more…]


Canon Rebel Kits at Amazon as Good as Most Black Friday “Doorbusters”

Canon Rebel T3

As I have been perusing through the Black Friday ads this week, the one thing I’ve noticed is how underwhelming most of the DSLR “doorbuster” deals have been.  And how Amazon’s ordinary prices are inline with these Black Friday deals.

For instance, almost every major brick & mortar retailer is selling the Canon Rebel T3 at $479 as some kind of huge deal.  It was $478 on Amazon earlier this week and is $468 at the time of this post.

Amazon is offering a free basic backpack and an 8GB memory card with several Canon Rebel kits (e.g., T3, T2i, T3i), most of which are already cheaper than what’s you’ll find if you happen to make it into a store at 4AM and find them in stock.  Throw in the Transcend 8GB card and basic camera backpack, and you’ve got all the more reason to stay inside on Black Friday.

Stay on top of all the photo gear Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals here.