The Canon EOS 70D is an advanced DSLR camera that’s suited for all different types of photography, from still images (landscapes, portraits) to fast-paced movements, such as sports and races. The 7fps burst mode and 19 all cross-type AF system makes life easier when it comes to shot capturing in even more difficult situations. Since the 70D is such an amazing camera, it shouldn’t be put on just any lens. Otherwise, the full potential will never be realized. With over 60+ Canon lenses to choose from, and that doesn’t even include third-party choices, choosing one is not an easy endeavor, especially if you’re looking to buy a lens to shoot something you’ve never done before. The two best lenses for the Canon 70D are:
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
The lens is good for almost all photography types, and it excels at portraits, weddings, low light and general photography. As compared to most zooms, the lens has far better quality and thanks to aperture f/1.8, it allows for background blurring and picture taking in darker places. It’s so easy and simple to get a blurry background when you’ve got a lens that can go f/2.8, f/2 or even lower which means you can do that in a fraction of a second on the 70D. It’s one of the best lenses for Canon 70D and also features STM for silent video focusing (most lenses pick up noise from the focusing which can be annoying at times, it sounds like you have an animal trapped in the camera).
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM
The lens lets in a little bit more light and is sharper and wider. While the difference is rarely seen between f/1.8 and f/1.4, you’ll appreciate the f/1.4 if you want to achieve the super shallow depth of field and often shoot in dark places. The extra third-stop allows for faster shutter speeds at night, and it can make a difference when photographing moving subjects. It does cost more so if you’re
trying to stay low, the 50mm f/1.8 is the better overall deal. However, the 30mm is noticeably wider on the Canon 70D bundle and allows for capturing of a little bit more in scenery (good for street photography). You’ll have to use your zoom and see the difference for yourself or decide which focal length you prefer. Many people have both 50mm and 30mm primes, so if your budget allows you, this is also a good way to go.