What lens to get for your Canon 77D?
Released in April 2017, the Canon EOS 77D is a mid-range SLR for experienced amateur photographers or beginners who want to start with a camera with good technical specifications. Points to remember: it has a 24.3 MP APS-C CMOS sensor, Dual Pixel AF technology, a DIGIC 7 processor that gives it a very fast processing capacity, and 5-axis digital stabilization that is very useful in video to avoid jerky movements.
Concerning video, it does not shoot in 4K but only in Full HD at 1080p/60 frames per second. On the positive side, it has inputs for microphones and headphones. Ergonomically speaking, the grip is excellent thanks to a well-marked handle. It also has a touch screen and swivel screen, as well as a small LCD screen on the top of the case that allows you to see at a glance the settings of the device. The most common negative point in the tests is the plastic of the case, which appears to be of medium quality. Overall, it’s a very pleasant to use, powerful and versatile SLR camera.
Here is a selection of the best lenses compatible with the Canon EOS 77D for travel, portrait and landscape photography.
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Abbreviations to know:
EF (Electronic Focus): means that the lens is equipped with an EF mount compatible with all Canon SLR cameras, both those with an APS-C sensor (such as the Canon EOS 77D) and those with a full-format 24x36mm sensor (such as the Canon 6D). Warning, when you use an EF lens on an APS-C camera, the focal length will be different: you will have to multiply by 1.6 to obtain the equivalent focal length (a 50mm EF lens will be equivalent to 80mm on APS-C).
EF-S (Short Back Focus): Designed exclusively for Canon EOS SLR cameras equipped with an APS-C sensor, EF-S-mount lenses cannot be used on a full-size SLR. However, since they are optimized for APS-C sensors, they are generally lighter, more compact and less expensive than those in the EF range.
IS (Image Stabilizer): means that the lens incorporates an optical image stabilizer that corrects unwanted camera shake, allowing you to get sharp pictures even when you handheld, without the need for a tripod.
STM (Stepping Motor): a special motor integrated into the lens, optimized for video and allowing a smooth and silent autofocus.
- Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STMG
- Canon EF STM 50 mm f/1.8
- Canon EF-S 10-18 mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
- Sigma 17-50 mm F2,8 DC OS HSM EXM
- Canon EF-S 55-250 mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
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A surprisingly discreet lens: only 2 cm thick for 125g! Its focal length allows it to be useful in many situations, whether for reportage or landscape photography.
Even if it does not include an image stabilizer, its performance is quite good and for less than 200$ it’s a very good complement to travel light. Its f/2.8 aperture allows you to take pictures in low light conditions as well as have a pretty blurry background, and its STM engine makes it almost silent.
Excellent fixed focal length that is compatible with both full-format and APS-C cameras: on a Canon EOS 77D, you actually get a focal length of 80mm (ideal for portraits).
Sold at a very attractive price, this lens is easily transportable and discreet. Its f/1.8 aperture allows you to obtain superb background blur and take pictures in low light without the need for a flash. It will also be very suitable for those who want to make videos.
One of the cheapest wide angle SLR cameras on Amazon.com. It offers absolutely correct performance in a very compact and lightweight gauge (only 240g!), and it even has integrated optical stabilization.
In short, it’s an excellent ultra wide angle lens if you want to take landscape or architectural photos with your Canon 77D.
For those who only want to take one lens with them when travelling, this 17-50mm from Sigma will be very practical on your Canon EOS 77D. It offers much better performance than the 18-55mm sold in kit form, and will allow you to do both landscape and portrait work and will therefore be very flexible when travelling.
In addition, its f/2.8 aperture is fixed over the entire focal range, allowing good shots to be taken even in low light conditions. Canon also sells a 17-55mm f/2.8 but it costs twice as much and its performance is not necessarily better…
Be careful, when you buy the Sigma 17-50mm on Amazon.fr remember to select the Canon frame (Sigma offers the choice between Sony, Nikon… don’t be mistaken!).
A very good zoom that will be an ideal complement for your basic lens or a fixed focal length: among its advantages, it’s relatively light, compact and allows you to make beautiful images thanks to the integrated optical stabilization that allows you to take pictures by hand without the need for a tripod. Too bad it’s sold without a sun visor or cover.
Be careful, you will find on Amazon other Canon compatible zooms sold for a very cheap price, but they do not have integrated optical stabilization which is essential to take pictures from a distance! This 55-250mm may be a little more expensive but at least it’s stabilized. If you want to start remote photography, this is the right lens for your Canon EOS 77D.
All of the Canon EOS 77D compatible lenses mentioned above are included in this comparison chart to help you choose the right equipment. You will be able to compare them according to their price, the weight and the utility of each one to choose which will suit your budget and your style of photo.
|Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM||$$$$$||125 g||f/2.8||landscape / street photography|
|Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM||$$$$$||160 g||f/1.8||portrait|
|Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM||$$$$$||240 g||f/4.5-5.6||wide angle (architecture, landscape)|
|Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8||$$$$$||570 g||f/2.8||all-in-one|
|Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM||$$$$$||375 g||f/4-5.6||zoom|