Canon lens types

Built to the highest optical standards, Canon lenses expand your creative potential. Explore by Canon lens type and level up with Canon.
A lens being fitted to Canon EOS R6 Mark II.

Our Lenses

We have types of Canon lenses for every genre and camera model. Find your Canon lens type today, covering everything from wide-angle to telephoto, and DSLR to mirrorless.

Browse by Lens Type

Browse by types of Canon lenses. Enjoy lenses for macro, telephoto and wide-angle, specialise with versatile zooms or fixed primes, and create your vision with fisheye and tilt-shift lenses.

  • A close-up image of a butterfly taken by Oliver Wright with Canon EOS R5 and RF 100mm F2.8L MACRO IS USM.

    Macro Lenses

    Designed to reveal intricate details – perfect for shooting flowers and insects.

  • An eagle mid-flight. taken with EOS R5 and RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM.

    Telephoto Lenses

    Capture wildlife, sports and events from a distance and see where your creativity takes you.

  • Sunset seascape with a rainbow taken on Canon EOS R6 and Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM.

    Wide-angle Lenses

    Squeeze more of the scene into frame - ideal for street and landscape photography.

  • Four bicycle riders standing on their back wheels. Taken with a Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens.

    Fisheye Lenses

    For fun, creativity and experimentation, a Canon fisheye lens is enjoyed across subjects, from landscapes and astrophotography to wildlife and architecture.

  • A night starry sky with silhouettes of trees. Taken on a Canon RF 28-70mm F2L USM lens.

    L-series Lenses

    Find out why Canon L-series is the benchmark in professional photography.

  • A portrait of a woman wearing pink dress with bokeh in the background. Taken by Félicia Sisco - Canon Ambassador with Canon EOS R and Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS.

    Prime Lenses

    Canon prime lenses produce sharp photos that are usually unobtainable with other lenses by giving you more flexibility with light. Be at your best with prime lenses.

  • An upcoming train with cherry blossomed trees in the background, taken with Canon EOS RP and Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM.

    Zoom Lenses

    Enjoy the flexibility and versatility of a Canon zoom lens. Covering all focal lengths, including wide-angle for landscapes and telephoto for flattering portraits.

  • A wide view of a building in the evening. Taken with Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III and TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II.

    Tilt – Shift Lenses

    Offer an edge your competitors can’t with the innovative versatility of a Canon tilt-shift lens. Perfect for architecture and standing out with creative video effects.

  • Browse by Lens Mount

    Find the right Canon lens type for your camera body by mount. From RF and RF-S lenses for EOS R-series mirrorless cameras to EF and EF-S lenses for DSLR's, find the right lens for you.

  • Lens RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM standing on the wooden table with a butterfly sitting on it.

    RF and RF-S

    RF and RF-S lenses, created for EOS R System cameras, offer higher quality, speed, and operation thanks to outstanding optical technology and design.

  • Canon lens EF 24-105mm f4L IS II USM placed amongst the snow with blue sky in the background.

    EF, TS-E, MP-E

    Discover high-quality, fast and reliable EF lenses for our Canon DSLR cameras. EF-mount lenses are compatible with every EOS camera ever produced, including the new EOS R System and EOS M series when used with the appropriate lens adapter.

  • Somebody taking a macro picture with a Canon camera and lens EF-S 35MM F2.8 IS STM MACRO with a macro lite on.

    EF-S

    Lightweight, delivering superb images for DSLR cameras with APS-C sensors, EF-S lenses are also compatible with EOS R System and EOS M series cameras when used with the appropriate lens adapter.

  • A hand holding lens EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM in the street showing the same street upside down through the lens.

    EF-M

    Portable and lightweight, EF-M lenses are designed exclusively for EOS M series cameras.

  • Mount Adapter EF-EOS R on a patch of grass.

    Canon EOS R Adapters

    Use your existing EF and EF-S lenses with the EOS R System camera and discover new levels of creativity.

  • A Canon EF extender being used with EF lens.

    Canon Extenders

    Increase the reach of your lens and get closer to your subject.

  • Get Inspired

    Learn more about the genres and categories you love with our buying guides and learning hub. Get advice, tips and recommendations from our Canon ambassadors and experts.

  • Three Canon RF lenses – RF 35mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM, RF 50mm F1.8 STM and RF 85mm F2 MACRO IS STM – on a wooden surface with an orange wall behind.

    PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS

    How to choose a lens

    All you need to know about lenses, from lens types to features to look for.

  • A hand pulling a Canon camera with a Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens attached out of a handbag.

    TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

    The best cameras and lenses for travel

    Whether you're exploring city streets or rugged rural terrain, or even jetting off to the other side of the world, it pays to travel light. Here's the most ideal Canon kit for capturing the experience, without blowing your budget.

  • A close-up of a dragonfly sitting on a blade of grass, captured with a Canon RF 24mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM lens.

    MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY

    Best starter kit for macro

    Choosing cameras, lenses and accessories for detailed macro photography.

  • A photographer taking a picture of a model who is bathed in purple light and holding the stem of a plant.

    PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

    The perfect lens for portraits

    What to consider when choosing a lens for portrait photography.

  • A wooden jetty over a lake surrounded by mountains. The clouds overhead are reflected on the lake's surface.

    LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

    Best lenses for landscapes

    All the information you need to help you select affordable primes and zooms.

  • WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

    Best lenses for wildlife

    Capture stunning images of wild animals and birds with these prime and zoom lenses.

  • A figure in silhouette leaning against a building illuminated with yellow light. Taken by Canon Ambassador Lorenz Holder on a Canon EOS R6.

    NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

    Best entry-level kit for night shots

    Cameras and lenses for stellar night photography.

  • Best lenses for action

    ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY

    Best lenses for action

    Our guide to the best lenses for action photography.

  • A hollow chocolate ball filled with ice cream and garnished with petals and chocolate sprinkles.

    FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

    Best food photography lenses

    Serve up food photos worth savouring with our selection of must-have Canon lenses.

  • A young woman wearing a winter hat photographs autumnal leaves with a Canon camera and large lens.

    BUYER'S GUIDE

    Best kit for aspiring pros

    Three Canon Ambassadors discuss the best cameras and lenses for those starting out in the industry.

  • A row of Canon EOS R System cameras displayed in front of a row of RF lenses.

    ARTICLE

    Expert view: RF primes or zooms – which is better?

    Canon expert Mike Burnhill explores what the best zoom and prime RF lenses have to offer, and how to choose what's right for your needs.

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  • Canon lenses by camera range

    Explore Canon’s extensive range of interchangeable lenses and accessories for EOS DSLR and mirrorless cameras.

    Not sure which lens is compatible with your camera?

    It’s important to know what type of lens works with your camera, if you want to find out more about lens compatibility, please click the link below.
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    A woman fitting in an RF lens on an R System camera.