The first ultra-wide angle zoom for Canon’s EF-S cameras. Gives a zoom range equal to a 16-35 on a full frame camera with surprisingly good image quality.
A pro quality ultra-wide angle zoom that delivers reasonable image quality with a constant f/2.8 aperture. That said, the 2007 design is dated and more modern designs (e.g. EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM III) significantly out perform it.
A very solid ultra-wide angle zoom that delivers very good image quality with solid features including, a 4 stop IS unit and weather resistant construction (with a front filter).
The classic general purpose zoom that delivers great image quality, but at the expense of weight and focal range. This lens also uses a novel reverse zoom design combined with a large hood that provides optimal shading at all focal lengths.
A very versatile general purpose zoom that delivers sold image quality in a weather resistant package with a constant f/4 aperture and a 3-stop IS system.
A versatile general purpose zoom that delivers more flexibility than its L counter parts, but at the cost of image quality, a constant aperture, and weather resistance. The 1998 design isn’t as good as more modern lenses, and the first generation IS system is limited to 2-stops.
Canon’s least expensive lens, and also one I can’t recommend. The image quality isn’t bad, but the AF system has trouble delivering focus. It’s successor the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM is a much better built and preforming lens.
Canon’s EF 50mm f/1.8 STM is a decently preforming normal prime that’s reasonably well built and priced very affordably.
The 70-200 for the weight conscious photographer. This lens provides the same range, and most of the image quality of it’s f/2.8 counterpart for half the weight and an inch less length.
A major overhaul of Canon’s vernerable 100-400 L zoom that’s better across the board. Better image quality, better weather sealing, better IS and faster AF. A go to lens for many wildlife and action photographers.
A venerable workhorse for many bird and wildlife photographers, the original 100-400 is a story of compromises. It’s decent optical quality is countered by a fragile zoom mechanism and 2-stop IS system.
Note: The lens in this review was rented from Lens Rentals.com. It was rented on my own dime for a trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, and not for the purpose of writing a review. However, since I had a bit more than a week with the lens, I couldn’t help myself for […]
A reasonably good preforming macro lens at a slightly unusual focal length (150mm), though it still provides an f/2.8 aperture. Now supplanted by a newer design.
The standard zoom for the EOS M and M2, this lens provides reasonably good image quality in a small EF-M mount package designed for the EOS M platform.
One of my favorite lenses for the EOS M cameras. Image quality is excellent, and the small package makes handling on the small M cameras great.
Have old FD manual focus lenses? Want to mount them on an EOS M? This is an inexpensive way to do that.
Canon’s Extender EF 1.4x III offers improved image quality and extended AF capabilities over it’s predecessor.
Canon’s second generation of 1.4x teleconverter provides an improvement in image quality and AF performance over it’s predecessor. Increases the focal length of the lens it’s mounted to by 40%, and reduces the aperture by a stop.
A look at a classic Canon lens from the 70s, made usable again on modern mirrorless cameras (like the EOS M). The venerable Gauss design still holds up well in spite of it’s age.
Kenko’s Canon EF/EF-S extension tubes are an easy and inexpensive way to improve your macro capabilities, see how I think they stack up in this review.