Should you get the Canon Travel Lens Kit for your DSLR? Read on for our travel lens kit review.
I was fortunate enough to receive the Canon Travel Lens Kit for Christmas and I’ve been playing around with the two lenses for our vlogs and pics.
Canon Lens Kit
The Canon Travel Lens Kit comes with two lenses for your Canon DSLR. A “Nifty Fifty” 50mm portrait lens and a 10-18mm wide angle travel lens.
Amazon also has Canon lens kit kits. Huh? Well, they include UV filters, lens pouches, and a lens cleaning kit with the Canon Travel Lens Kit for just a few dollars more. If I’d had it to do over (or purchased it, myself, I would have gone with this option).
Canon Travel Lens Kit Review
So, after a few months of using the Canon lens kit, what do I think?
Well, the 10-18mm lens offers vloggers a great wide-angle lens to vlog yourself with. With it’s range only being 10-18mm, you will not be able to zoom in, much.
Vlog, above taken almost entirely on the 10-18mm
However, the improvement to glass and image quality becomes apparent, right away in the video and pictures. Definitely an upgrade from the original kit lens and the bonus that you don’t have to hold the lens a mile from your face to vlog.
Just be prepared to get very close to your subject for landscape video or pictures.
The Nifty Fifty, on the other hand, is spectacular! Amazing pics from this little lens.
The Nifty Fifty probably wouldn’t be the best for vlogging, but we don’t really use it for that, either.
The Nifty Fifty also performs well in low light, but again, you have to be pretty far from your subject to get it all in at 50mm.
Travel Lens Kit Review: Conclusions
Given the chance to do it, again, I’d probably just buy the Nifty Fifty, alone and find a different wide-angle travel lens with a bit more range.
I am happy, though, with the improved vlog quality from the 10-18mm. Easier composition and better quality than the kit lens make it worth the cost of the kit.