Best Lenses for Canon EOS 7D

Recommended Best Lenses for Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D is the flagship APS-C DSLR announced in 2009. 7D is one of the best DSLR from Canon, and it is scheduled to be replaced by 7D Mark II in late 2013 to early 2014. Here are several recommended lenses for Canon EOS 7D according to DxOMark.

50mm Standard Prime | 85mm, 90mm, 105mm, 135mm Portrait | 24-70mm Standard Zoom | 70-200mm Telephoto Zoom | 70-300mm Telephoto Zoom | Super Telephoto Zoom | 200mm, 300mm, 400mm, 500mm, 600mm Telephoto Prime | 14mm, 15mm, 20mm Ultra-Wide | 24mm, 28mm, 35mm Wide-Angle Prime | Wide-Angle Zoom | Macro

Best 50mm Standard Prime (Portrait) lenses for Canon EOS 7D

50mm standard prime lenses are very popular, a must be lens for Canon EOS 7D. Of course, the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens is the best 50mm lens, and the price is not very expensive too.Other recommended lenses for 7D are Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, EF 50mm f/1.8 II.

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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art 23 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZE 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 50mm f/1.8 II 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 50mm f/1.2L USM 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 40mm f/2.8 STM 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Planar T 50mm f/1.4 ZE 17 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best 85mm, 100mm, 105mm, 135mm lenses for Canon EOS 7D

For the 85mm, 100mm, 105mm, 135mm lenses, besides two Zeiss high price lenses, the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens is your best choice for Canon EOS 7D. Other lenses such as EF 85mm, 100mm Macro are also great lenses for Canon 7D.

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Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO Planar T* 24 B&H/Adorama/eBay/Rent
Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE 24 B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 100mm f/2 USM 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Lens Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZE 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 135mm f/2.0L USM 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Planar T 85mm f/1.4 ZE 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF 19 Amazon/B&H/ebay
Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 85mm f/1.8 USM 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 17 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Standard Zoom Lenses for Canon EOS 7D

If you are choosing a standard zoom lens for Canon 7D, it is clear that the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is the best choice for image quality. Note, the new released Tamron SP 24-70mm is scored same on Canon EOS 7D, yet with a much cheap price.

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EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM APO 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM 16 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM 15 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM 14 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM 13 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM 13 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM 12 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] 13 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best 70-200mm Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Canon EOS 7D

According to DxOMark, The best 70-200mm lens for Canon EOS 7D is Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. Even EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II is scored 2 points lower than this lens.

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Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di VC USD 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 17 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM 15 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF 15 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM 14 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best 70-300mm Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Canon EOS 7D

The 70-300mm lenses are often seen as “kit lenses”. They are effectively cheap lenses that offer a decent focal length, but generally the compromises made in achieving the large focal range mean image quality suffers. The best 70-300mm lens is EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens. Of the four lenses, EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM is really cheap.

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EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM 13 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM 12 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro 11 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD 11 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Super Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Canon EOS 7D

If you are looking for some super telephoto lenses for 7D, below are several best lenses for you to choose.

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EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM APO 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x 15 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM 12 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II 11 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM 11 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD 10 B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM APO 10 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Telephoto Prime Lenses for Canon EOS 7D

If you are looking for some super telephoto prime lenses, below are best lenses for you to choose. The EF 300mm f/2.8L is one of the best super telephoto prime lenses, even 1 point better than the 400mm f/2.8L. And if you looking for cheap one, the EF 200mm f/2.8L is one of best choice.

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EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM 17 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM 16 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro 15 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM 14 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM 11 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di LD IF Macro 11 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Ultra-Wide Lenses for Canon EOS 7D

The best Ultra Wide lens is from Zeiss. The Zeiss 15mm and 21mm Digstagon T* lenses are both great lenses for 7D. If you are looking for a cheap choice, the Samyang 14mm is the best choice. The newly released Tokina 12-28mm lens is another great wide angle lens for 7D.

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Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZE 15 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 21mm f/2.8 ZE 15 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical 15 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM 13 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 20mm f/2.8 USM 13 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 18mm f/3.5 ZE 12 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Wide-angle Prime Lenses for Canon EOS 7D

Within the wide-angle prime lenses, the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A lens and EF 35mm f/2 IS lens are the best. The third lens is the Carl Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 but as with the previous Carl Zeiss lens, this is a manual model with no AF. The EF 35mm f/1.4L USM is another good wide-angle prime lens except the price. At 24mm range, the new released Sigma 24mm f/1.4 is another great wide-angle prime lens for Canon EOS 7D.

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Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 35mm f/2 IS USM 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZE 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
EF 35mm f/1.4L USM 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZE 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC 19 Amazon/B&H/ebay
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f/2.0 ZE 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 28mm f/2 ZE 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for Canon EOS 7D

Of course, the new released Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens is the best zoom lens for Canon 7D. This lens is even better than most prime lenses for Canon APS-C cameras. Other recommended wide-angle zoom lenses are from Tokina. The EF 11-24mm f/4L and Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 are both good lenses release in 2015.

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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM 24 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM 14 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay/Rent
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM 15 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX 15 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124 AF Pro DX II 14 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM 14 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM 14 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Macro Lenses for Canon EOS 7D

The best macro lens for Canon EOS 7D is Zeiss 100mm f/2 ZE, but as you know, the pirce is very expensive. The Sigma 70mm and Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 is one of best choice for 7D at a very cheap price.

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Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZE 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZE 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 17 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay