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What Canon lens for Panasonic G7 with Viltrox EF-M2 adapter? Best all-around?


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Hi all. I recently received my Viltrox EF-M2 adapter (like Metabones Speedbooster Ultra 0.71x but i got mine for like $150 new) and was wondering what lens to pair with it? I can only really afford one right now, and I was wondering what would be the best all-around lens? I shoot youtube tech/hardware/gaming content (product reviews, computer builds, etc) so a good middle ground for a-roll and b-roll would be ideal. I shoot at 1080p currently as well. I need to go with a canon full frame lens right? (EF mount, not EF-S). Ebay currently has a 20% off everything deal for today only so im trying to take advantage of that. 


Thanks in advance!

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For pure image quality and speed, the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 is the obvious choice. If you'll be shooting entirely off of a tripod or similarly stable support system (slider, etc), the lack of IS in the Sigma won't be an issue. If you'll be shooting on a monopod or a flying stabilizer  you can get away with no IS if you're careful, but it'll be nice to have.

For handheld you definitely want a lens with IS, which rules out the Sigma. I would look at the Canon 17-55mm f2.8, or if you want to save a few bucks, there are third-party 17-50 f2.8 alternatives from Sigma and Tamron, which are decent, but personally the Canon is so cheap now used that I would go for that.

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I tried the Canon-fit Tamron 17-50mm (f2.8 constant) on the Viltrox EF-M2 and it worked on that first occasion. But thereafter, it did not (ie. I could not change aperture). I have emailed Viltrox about this several weeks ago but never received a reply. So right now, I'd say don't consider the Tamron. 

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