From Digital Photography School's survey.
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens - fast, great for portraits, weddings, sports, versatile focal length. Quite a heavy lens and not cheap.
- Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens - for its price perhaps the best value lens in terms of the quality of output.
- Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens - a step up from the f/1.8 in terms of build quality and results but more expensive.
- Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens - a great walk around lens. Faster than the 24-105 but no image stabilization.
- Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens - often compared with the 24-70mm this lens is not as fast but has image stabilization and an extra 35mm reach. A worthy contender for a great walk around lens.
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens - not as fast as the 70-200mm f2.8 and without image stabilization but still a very sharp lens, a considerably cheaper option and lighter too. Note: between these two lenses is also a 70-200 f2.8 lens without image stabilization.
- Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens - another alternative for a walk around lens if you take wide angle shots. A fast lens and loved by many.
- Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Telephoto Lens - a prime lens that gets great reviews. Also check out the f/1.2 version which is super fast but pricey.
- Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens - I love this lens. It’s not as fast as some but has been great for landscapes.
- Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens - another of my personal favorites. If you want to take Macro shots this is well worth considering. Interestingly it also takes great portraits.
The nuthatch is one of the most skittish birds of all. They grab their food and fly away. I con'tinue to try to get a good shot, just once. This one really doesn't make the cut but it is the best I have done so far.