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In the first part of our comprehensive lens recommendations for the new entry-level Canon EOS Rebel T5 / 1200D, we’ve assessed a raft of primes from both the maker and third parties to see how well they perform on the camera. As well as highlighting the best performers we’ve also taken a closer look at the best on a budget.
In the lead up to Photokina 2012, Canon announced the new Canon EOS 6D full-frame entry-point model within days of Nikon publicizing their most-affordable full-frame camera to date, the 24-Mpix D600. While the EOS 6D boasted some attention grabbing features including built-in WiFi and GPS and slightly undercut the Nikon on price, it couldn’t match its rival in one or two key areas, namely the less populated AF system and lower resolution sensor.
Canon’s EF 100mm f/2 USM dates back to the early 1990s, making it one of the camera maker’s more veteran lenses. But don’t let its age fool you, the lens’ continuing popularity among professional and amateur photographers alike proves a classic never dies.
This new Sony “easy choice lens” is fully built in plastic, which means it’s quite light (175g). Manufactured in China, it has a pretty affordable price tag at about 249 USD. It’s safe to assume that its lower price means lower quality, and with its plastic shell, people who prefer metal bodies may want to skip this one. Those who don’t mind plastic camera lenses may be interested in the image quality results....