Lens Compatibility

A woman fitting in an RF lens on an R System camera.

Canon Lens Mounts

The easiest way to find out which lenses your camera will accept is to look at the lens mount index on the front of your EOS camera. Simply remove the lens from your camera by pressing the lens release button and twisting the lens anti-clockwise. Canon cameras have four mount types.

  • A picture of EOS R camera with a close-up on the red line at the centre-top of the mount.

    RF and RF-S

    If you see a red line on the lens mount, your camera is an R System mirrorless and is fully compatible with RF and RF-S lenses. EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses can also be used with any of the EF-EOS R Adapters.

  • A picture of EOS 6D Mark II camera with a close-up on the red circle at the centre-top of the mount.

    EF

    If you see only a red circle on the lens mount, your camera is a full-frame DSLR and is compatible with EF and specialist TS-E and MP-E lenses.

  • A picture of EOS 200D camera with a close-up on the red circle at the centre-top of the mount and a white square at the top-right of the mount.

    EF-S

    If you see a red circle and a white square on the lens mount, your camera is an APS-C DSLR and is compatible with EF-S, EF, TS-E and MP-E lenses.

  • A picture of EOS M50 camera with a close-up on the white circle at the top-left of the mount.

    EF-M

    If you see a white circle on the lens mount, your camera is an EOS M series APS-C mirrorless and is fully compatible with EF-M lenses. EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses can also be used with an EF-EOS M Adapter.

  • Canon lens compatibility chart

    There are five different types of lenses for Canon consumer interchangeable lens cameras, these include RF, RF-S, EF, EF-S and EF-M. When it comes to choosing your lens, you need to ensure that you are selecting a lens that will work with your camera.

    Lens \ Camera

    EOS APS-C R System

    EOS Full-frame R System

    EOS APS-C DSLR

    EOS Full-Frame DSLR

    EOS M Series

    RF


    Fully compatible1


    Fully compatible


    Not compatible


    Not compatible


    Not compatible

    RF-S


    Fully compatible1


    Compatible1 2


    Not compatible


    Not compatible


    Not compatible

    EF, TS-E, MP-E


    Compatible with EF-EOS R Adapter1


    Compatible with EF-EOS R Adapter


    Fully compatible1


    Fully compatible


    Compatible with EF-EOS M Adapter1

    EF-S


    Compatible with EF-EOS R Adapter1


    Compatible with EF-EOS R Adapter1 2


    Fully compatible1


    Not compatible


    Compatible with EF-EOS M Adapter1

    EF-M


    Not compatible


    Not compatible


    Not compatible


    Not compatible


    Fully compatible1

    1. The lens and camera combination will have a 1.6 crop factor.
    2. Using dedicated APS-C lenses on Full-frame EOS R cameras may have additional limitations, for further details please refer to your camera’s User's Manual.

    Canon Lens Adapters

    Canon lens adapters offer full compatibility with Canon EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses giving Canon EOS R System and EOS M series camera owners complete integration with their existing lenses.*

  • Lens mount adapter-EF-EOS R shown from the side angle.

    Mount Adapter EF-EOS R

    The standard Mount Adapter EF-EOS R allows EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses to be used on EOS R System cameras.

  • Control ring lens mount adapter-EF-EOS R shown from the side angle.

    Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R

    Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R offers the same lens mount conversion as Mount Adapter EF-EOS R, but also adds a Lens Control Ring.

  • Drop-in filter lens mount adapter-EF-EOS R shown from the side angle.

    Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R

    Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R takes the functionality of Mount Adapter EF-EOS R and adds the ability to use drop-in filters.

  • Lens mount adapter-EF-EOS M shown from the side angle.

    Mount Adapter EF-EOS M

    Attach any lens from Canon’s huge range of EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses to the EOS M series camera using this small, lightweight EF-M mount adapter.

  • What are all the different lens types that are available?

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

    RF and RF-S

    Created for R System cameras, RF lenses offer higher quality, speed, and operation thanks to outstanding optical technology and design. The EOS R System's unique 12-pin connection radically improves communication between the camera’s lens and body, making it faster than was previously possible. The RF lens mount is 54mm wide with a shallow depth from the mount to the sensor. The design allows lenses to be closer to the sensor, enabling the creation of faster, brighter, higher-quality optics with unsurpassed performance. RF lenses have improved video capabilities, plus neat touches like the control ring and more compact size.

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

    EF, TS-E, MP-E

    The original EOS camera system was introduced in 1987. At its heart was the Canon EF lens mount, connecting lenses to the camera body in a fully electronic way for the first time. Apart from the physical connection between these two components all communication is electronic, allowing for highly accurate, real-time data transfer. Canon became the first to build the motor that drives the focus inside each lens, rather than using a motor inside the camera body. Even with continued development and evolution of focusing systems, Image Stabilizer technologies, specialist lens elements and weather sealing, the original EF mount design remains unchanged. TS-E and MP-E specialist lenses have an EF mount. All 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.

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

    EF-S

    EF–S lenses are specifically designed for EOS DSLR models with a more compact sized sensor – delivering lenses that are lightweight, versatile and supremely portable. With the EF–S range, Canon’s engineers took advantage of the APS–C sensor size to produce lenses that are not only lighter and smaller, but also offer photographers far greater wide-angle choice. Lightweight EF–S lenses are available in a wide range of focal lengths, extending from 10mm to 250mm (16mm to 400mm with 1.6 crop factor taken into account).

    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-M

    EF-M mount lenses were introduced with the original EOS M range of cameras in 2012. Even more compact compared to the EF and EF-S range they are designed exclusively for use with EOS M series cameras. Offering a range from ultra-wide to telephoto to macro they’re portable enough to take everywhere, they’re a great choice for those taking a more creative approach to everyday photography. Compact EF–M lenses are available in focal lengths extending from 11mm to 200mm (17.6mm to 320mm with 1.6 crop factor taken into account).

    A hand holding lens EF-M 32MM F1.4 STM in the street showing the same street upside down through the lens.

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