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Is there a lens you can buy for the cannon that you won't have to switch back and forth between different lenses?

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closed as unclear what you're asking by dpollitt, Itai, MikeW, Matt Grum, Mike Aug 20 '13 at 8:15

Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it’s hard to tell exactly what you're asking. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

I voted this down for quite a few reasons, first and foremost because it is too vague to be useful or to ever get a best answer. Secondly because it was written poorly enough to not even use the proper spelling for the brand name. – dpollitt Aug 20 '13 at 2:20
If you don't want to switch lenses, why are you looking at a DSLR? Using a lens that covers a super huge range is going to cost you a lot of quality. You would be better off to get lenses that would cover whatever range you need for the particular task you are working on and that way you can minimize the changes. – AJ Henderson Aug 20 '13 at 2:24
What are your needs? Some people can work with just a 35mm prime. The question is: Is there a lens you can buy that you won't have to switch back and forth? Only you know what you need. – Caleb Aug 20 '13 at 3:03

Since you don't specific price, camera mount, weight, quality, or any other requirements, I have two suggestions:

  • On APS-C: Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
  • On Full Frame: Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens

They both have significant trade-offs, such as variable maximum apertures, but both can basically be used in the widest range of focal lengths available. Unfortunately you just can't get anything like this with a very large aperture such as f/2. Another option would be to simply use a nice prime lens such as the 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens, and use it creatively without switching lenses.

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