The best 10 Canon camera lenses in comparison

Which are the best Canon camera lenses of 2019?

Best Canon camera lenses of 2019 (1 - 5)
Canon camera lens comparison
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Canon camera lens comparison
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Canon EF 24mm F/1.4L II USM
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Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II USM
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Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM
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Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM
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Canon EF 35mm F1.4 II USM
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Canon EF 300mm F2.8L IS II USM
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Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM
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Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM
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Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM
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Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM
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Summary
Summary
  • General info (89)
  • Optics (32)
  • Aperture (74)
  • Focus (100)
  • Benchmarks (64)
  • General info (89)
  • Optics (70)
  • Aperture (77)
  • Focus (100)
  • Benchmarks (73)
  • General info (89)
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  • Aperture (56)
  • Focus (100)
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  • General info (88)
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  • Optics (61)
  • Aperture (81)
  • Focus (100)
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  • Focus (100)
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  • Focus (100)
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  • General info (67)
  • Optics (61)
  • Aperture (71)
  • Focus (93)
  • Benchmarks (75)
Pros
Pros
  • Wider aperture at minimum focal length
  • Less chromatic aberration
  • Shorter minimum focus distance
  • Wider aperture at maximum focal length
  • More transmission
  • Wide angle lens
  • Longer maximum focal length
  • Less chromatic aberration
  • Built-in optical image stabilization
  • Smaller aperture at maximum focal length
  • Greater zoom range
  • Narrower minimum angle of view
  • Wider aperture at minimum focal length
  • Higher sharpness result
  • Shorter minimum focus distance
  • Wider aperture at maximum focal length
  • Higher DxOMark score
  • More transmission
  • Wider aperture at minimum focal length
  • Longer maximum focal length
  • Higher sharpness result
  • Less chromatic aberration
  • Higher DxOMark score
  • More transmission
  • Wider aperture at minimum focal length
  • Shorter minimum focus distance
  • Wider aperture at maximum focal length
  • Wide angle lens
  • Longer maximum focal length
  • Higher sharpness result
  • Less chromatic aberration
  • Built-in optical image stabilization
  • Smaller aperture at maximum focal length
  • Narrower minimum angle of view
  • Wider aperture at minimum focal length
  • Longer maximum focal length
  • Built-in optical image stabilization
  • Wider aperture at maximum focal length
  • Narrower minimum angle of view
  • Shorter minimum focus distance
  • Wide angle lens
  • Shorter minimum focal length
  • Greater zoom range
  • Better magnification factor
  • Wider maximum angle of view
  • Longer maximum focal length
  • Less chromatic aberration
  • Shorter minimum focus distance
  • Shorter minimum focal length
  • Greater zoom range
  • Wider maximum angle of view
  • Less chromatic aberration
  • Built-in optical image stabilization
  • Higher DxOMark score
  • Shorter minimum focal length
  • Better magnification factor
Cons
Cons
  • Maximum focal length
  • Magnification
  • Minimum angle of view
  • Aperture blades
  • DxOMark score
  • Sharpness result
  • DxOMark score
  • Transmission
  • Minimum focal length
  • Widest aperture
  • Widest aperture at maximum focal length
  • Aperture blades
  • Aperture blades
  • Magnification
  • Distortion
  • Rounded aperture blades
  • Water-resistant
  • Minimum focal length
  • Aperture blades
  • Maximum angle of view
  • Smallest aperture at maximum focal length
  • Magnification
  • Minimum focus distance
    • Widest aperture
    • Widest aperture at maximum focal length
    • Minimum focal length
    • Magnification
    • Maximum angle of view
    • Minimum focus distance
    • Maximum angle of view
    • Magnification
    • Minimum focal length
    • Widest aperture
    • Widest aperture at maximum focal length
    • Widest aperture
    • Widest aperture at maximum focal length
    • DxOMark score
    • Transmission
    • Sharpness result
    • Sharpness result
    • Minimum focus distance
    • Aperture blades
    • Water-resistant
    • Lens hood included
    General info
    Lens hood includedIt comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.
    Lens hood includedIt comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.
    Maximum focal lengthA longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
    Maximum focal lengthA longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.24mm200mm35mm85mm35mm300mm85mm35mm70mm35mm
    Minimum focal lengthA shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
    Minimum focal lengthA shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.24mm70mm35mm85mm35mm300mm85mm16mm24mm0.24mm
    Water-resistantDevice is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
    Water-resistantDevice is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
    Wide angle lensA wide angle lens is great for capturing larger areas of a scene, such as when doing architectural or landscape photography.
    Wide angle lensA wide angle lens is great for capturing larger areas of a scene, such as when doing architectural or landscape photography.
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    Optics
    MagnificationA true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.
    MagnificationA true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.0.17x0.21x0.18x0.11x0.21x0.18x0.12x0.25x0.21x0.24x
    Maximum angle of viewAt the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
    Maximum angle of viewAt the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).84°34°63°28°63°28.5°108.1°84°63°
    Minimum angle of viewAt the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).
    Minimum angle of viewAt the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).84°12°63°28°63°28.5°63°34°63°
    Built-in optical image stabilizationOptical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
    Built-in optical image stabilizationOptical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
    Optical zoomThe zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
    Optical zoomThe zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.1x2.85x1x1x1x1x1x2.1x3x1x
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    Aperture
    Widest aperture at maximum focal lengthWith a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
    Widest aperture at maximum focal lengthWith a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.1.4f2.8f1.4f1.2f1.4f2.8f1.4f2.8f2.8f2f
    Widest apertureWith a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
    Widest apertureWith a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.f/1.4 f/2.8 f/1.4 f/1.2 f/1.4 f/2.8 f/1.4 f/2.8 f/2.8 f/2
    Smallest aperture at maximum focal lengthA smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
    Smallest aperture at maximum focal lengthA smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.22f32f22f16fN.A.32f22f22f22f22f
    Aperture bladesThe aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.
    Aperture bladesThe aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.8888999998
    Rounded aperture bladesSimilar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.
    Rounded aperture bladesSimilar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.
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    Focus
    Full-time manual focusWith full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.
    Full-time manual focusWith full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.
    Focus motorLenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
    Focus motorLenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
    Silent focus motor built into the lensLenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.
    Silent focus motor built into the lensLenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.
    Infinity focusMany lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
    Infinity focusMany lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
    Minimum focus distanceThis is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.
    Minimum focus distanceThis is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.0.25m1.2m0.3m0.95m0.28m2m0.85m0.28m0.38m35m
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    Benchmarks
    DxOMark scoreDxOMark is a set of tests to measure the performance and quality of lenses and cameras. The DxOMark score is the overall score given to the lens. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.
    DxOMark scoreDxOMark is a set of tests to measure the performance and quality of lenses and cameras. The DxOMark score is the overall score given to the lens. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.19172728N.A.20N.A.N.A.1922
    TransmissionThe transmission result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Transmission refers to the amount of light that reaches the sensor through all of the glass elements of a lens, with a lower TStop signifying more light. This is important as less light reaching the sensor can lead to the requirement of higher ISOs or slower shutter speeds. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.
    TransmissionThe transmission result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Transmission refers to the amount of light that reaches the sensor through all of the glass elements of a lens, with a lower TStop signifying more light. This is important as less light reaching the sensor can lead to the requirement of higher ISOs or slower shutter speeds. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.1.8TStop3.4TStop1.6TStop1.4TStopN.A.3.2TStopN.A.N.A.3TStop2TStop
    Sharpness resultThe sharpness result from the DxOMark set of metrics. This result is based on the MTF (modulation transfer function) measurement, and gives an overall indication of the sharpness of images produced by the lens. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.
    Sharpness resultThe sharpness result from the DxOMark set of metrics. This result is based on the MTF (modulation transfer function) measurement, and gives an overall indication of the sharpness of images produced by the lens. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.11P-MPix12P-MPix14P-MPix15P-MPixN.A.14P-MPixN.A.N.A.11P-MPix11P-MPix
    DistortionThe distortion result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Distortion in the lens refers to the variation of magnification throughout the image. More distortion will result in straight lines being recorded incorrectly in the image. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.
    DistortionThe distortion result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Distortion in the lens refers to the variation of magnification throughout the image. More distortion will result in straight lines being recorded incorrectly in the image. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.0.3%0.1%0.4%0.2%N.A.0%N.A.N.A.0.1%0.2%
    Chromatic aberrationThe lateral chromatic aberration result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Chromatic aberration is a type of distortion which results in color fringing along edges within the image. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.
    Chromatic aberrationThe lateral chromatic aberration result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Chromatic aberration is a type of distortion which results in color fringing along edges within the image. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.11µm3µm16µm10µmN.A.3µmN.A.N.A.10µm5µm
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