Best lenses for the Canon EOS Rebel T5 / 1200D: Best performing zooms on a budgetBy Kevin Carter - Wednesday June 04 2014 Lens Recommendations
Best performing zooms
Anyone that has been following our reviews will likely not be surprised to learn that the best performing zoom on the Canon EOS Rebel T5 is Sigma’s Art series 18-35mm f1.8 DG HSM A. It achieves a high DxOMark score for image quality and aberration correction but it also has high sharpness levels. As a model designed specifically to replace the kit zooms supplied with APS-C models it’s perhaps all the lens you’ll ever need, but as the equivalent to a 28-56mm it’s a conservative range. And, although not exactly pricey compared to some models intended for enthusiasts, at $799 it may be at odds with the accessible pricing of the camera.
Sigma’s recently introduced 17-70mm f2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM C has a more modest variable aperture but it’s stabilized and has a sonic type AF motor. It’s also modestly priced.