10 Popular Cameras and Lenses in 2016 - 2017


It is that time of the year when we take a look at what DSLRs, Lenses and Digital Camera Accessories have been popular with our readers over the last few months. The following is a compilation of the most purchased gear.

Popular DSLRs
As usual over the last quarter we see Canon and Nikon battling it out in this category with sales between the two brands almost equally split between the two. As usual we see entry level DSLRs at the top of the list with the more serious (and expensive) cameras lower down.





1. Nikon D3300
2. Canon EOS Rebel T5
3. Nikon D750
4. Nikon D5500
5. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
6. Nikon D3400
7. Canon EOS Rebel SL1
8. Canon EOS 80D
9. Nikon D810
10. Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Popular Canon DSLR Lenses
As usual the f1.8 50mm lens wins in the Canon range – a huge seller. It’s a great quality lens and considering its price and how fast it is – it is almost a no brainer to have one in your camera bag.

1.   Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
2.   Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens
3.   Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
4.   Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens
5.   Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens
6.   Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens
7.   Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens
8.   Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
9.   Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
10. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens


Popular Nikon DSLR Lenses
As with Canon – the 50mm lens is king here – doubling the sales of its nearest rival in the Nikon range – again its to do with quality of the lens and the value for money!

1.   Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens
2.   Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens
3.   Nikon AF FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens
4.   Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200MM f/4-5.6G ED Vibration Reduction II Zoom Lens
5.   Nikon AF FX NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Fixed Lens
6.   Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G Vibration Reduction II Zoom Lens
7.   Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens
8.   Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens
9.   Nikon 70-300 mm f/4-5.6G Zoom Lens
10. Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens



Other Brands of Popular DSLR Lenses
Many of these lenses from third party suppliers like Signma and Tamron can be used on different brands of cameras (just make sure you’re buying one with the appropriate mount for your DSLR.

1.   Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM FLD Large Aperture Standard Zoom Lens
2.   Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Art DC HSM Lens for Canon
3.   YONGNUO YN50mm F1.8 Standard Prime Lens
4.   Tamron Auto Focus 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro Zoom Lens
5.   Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM ELD SLD Aspherical Super Wide Angle Lens
6.   Rokinon FE14M-C 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Lens
7.   Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro DX II Digital Zoom Lens
8.   Sigma 35mm F1.4 ART DG HSM Lens
9.   Rokinon HD8M-C 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens
10. Tamron SP 70-200MM F/2.8 DI VC USD Telephoto Zoom Lens


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