Sigma does what Canon can't (or won't)

Two Sigma RF-mount lenses pictured with a Canon EOS R7 camera, against a white background
(Image credit: Sigma)

Canon makes some pretty compelling APS-C cameras. The only problem is, it doesn't make any compelling lenses for them. But why

I recommend the Canon EOS R7 to people all the time, because it's an absolute powerhouse of a camera. But when they ask me what glass to get for it, I invariably have to recommend the oversized Canon RF lenses designed for full-frame cameras, because its APS-C optics are so utilitarian. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.