In this article, we will be taking a look at a number of different compatible lenses for Canon 550d cameras available on the market today. Although you can find a ton of lenses to use with your 550d, we will be focusing on lenses that will natively fit your camera body without the need for an adapter or additional lens mount.
Additionally, we will be focusing on a portrait lens, a wide angle lens, and a zoom lens that will fit the 550d. Each of the lenses are budget friendly as we want to include as many of our readers as possible and on top of that each of the lenses has earned an excellent reputation within the community. That said, you can click here if you want to see a full range of compatible lenses for the Canon 550d across all price range and lens types.
We would like to quickly point out that we have chosen lenses that we feel will fit the budgets of the majority of our readers while also offering them the best overall mix of functionality, performance, build quality, and price. You can click here if you would like to see a full list of lenses that will fit your Canon 550D.
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The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
Although it is a prime lens with a fixed focal length ideal for portrait photography, it also excels at action photography as well as various types of low light and nighttime photography too while still producing some excellent image quality photography in other niches too.
The lens comes with a very good stepping motor considering its price that is very quiet while also being very fast to adjust the autofocus to help keep your subject in focus with minimal effort on your part.
As many photographers like to further customize the performance of their lenses with lens filters we would like to say that the Canon EF 50mm has a 49mm filter thread size. If you are looking to pick up some high-quality budget friendly filters then we would highly recommend that you check out the Gobe 49mm filter range (Click here to check for product prices and availability).
All in all, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 is a very good lens for its price and will serve your Canon 550D well. Its budget-friendly price tag keeps it well within the price tag of the vast majority of our readers whereas more expensive 550d lenses with additional functionality are available if you have the budget.
The Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Canon EF
The lens provides excellent image quality throughout its whole zoom range allowing you to capture great photographs through a number of situations with a single lens. The lens also fits to your Canon 550D natively without the need for a third-party adaptor and its low price tag has helped the lens become very popular and earn a great reputation.
Both the manual focus and manual zoom rings on the lens are smooth to turn, responsive, and easy to reach while still keeping your camera in the aim position. On top of that, the rings are coated in a texturized rubber ring to help make it easier for you to adjust your focus or zoom manual when outdoors in cold or wet conditions.
Due to the massive amount of use you are able to get out of this lens, we would highly recommend you consider picking up a CPL filter and an ND filter (77mm thread size) to allow you to experiment with longer exposures and water features in your images. This will allow you to get the absolute most out of your lens with minimal additional investment.
The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6
Although the lens has a massive zoom range, it offers great image quality from its low end all the way through to its higher-end zoom. On top of that, the Image Stabilizer helps improve overall quality with no additional effort required on your part.
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