10 best canon lenses in 2021

     

Writing a post about the best Canon lenses suitable for most photographers was never going to lớn be an easy task.

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Canon has always been a step ahead of its competitors when it comes lớn offering a wide selection of world-class glass.

At A Glance: Our Top 5 Picks for Best Canon Lenses


The unmistakable white-barrelled L-series zoom lenses side-line sporting events around the world; super-fast f/1.2 primes line wedding photographers’ camera bags; every YouTube vlogger has a wide-angle zoom attached to the front of their DSLR… Canon lenses are literally everywhere.

To make matters worse for its competitors, Canon’s best lenses are often available for cheaper than counterparts, sometimes by as much as a few hundred dollars.

In this lens comparison, I’ve sầu included Canon crop sensor (EF-S) và full frame (EF) options, as well as excellent 3rd các buổi party lenses compatible with the Canon mount.

So if you own a Canon camera, read on!


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Top 10 Canon Lenses in 2021How lớn Read a Canon Lens

Best Canon Lenses in 2021

Image Product Features
Canon 50mm f/1.8BEST VALUE PRIME (EF or EF-S)Great Value for MoneySmall và LightweightGreat BokehFast AutoFocusView Price →
Canon EF-S 24milimet f/2.8BEST VALUE PRIME (EF-S)Lightest EF-S LensSlimmest EF-S LensVersatile (38milimet Equivalent)Great BokehView Price →
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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 IIBEST ALL ROUND PRIME (EF or EF-S)Beautiful BokehVersatile Focal LengthRazor SharpGreat Build QualityView Price →
Sigma 30mm f/1.4BEST ALL ROUND PRIME (EF-S)Great Value for MoneyBeautiful BokehGreat in Low LightGreat Build QualityView Price →
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Tamron 10-24milimet f/3.5-4.5BEST VALUE WIDE ANGLE ZOOM (EF-S)Great Value for MoneyVersatile Focal RangeGreat Image QualityGreat Build QualityView Price →
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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 IIBEST MID-RANGE ZOOM (EF or EF-S)Most Versatile Focal RangeRazor SharpFast Aulớn FocusExcellent ContrastView Price →
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4BEST VALUE LONG RANGE ZOOM (EF or EF-S)Super Fast Aulớn FocusGreat Value for MoneyGreat Image StabilizationRazor SharpView Price →
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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 IIBEST ALL PURPOSE ZOOM (EF or EF-S)Versatile Focal RangeFast AutoFocusGreat Value for MoneyGreat Image StabilizationView Price →
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Canon EF 40milimet f/2.8BEST FOR TRAVEL (EF or EF-S)Feather LightSuper CompactGreat Value for MoneyGreat BokehView Price →
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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8BEST FOR PORTRAIT (EF or EF-S)Great Value for MoneyExtremely SharpLightweightFast AutoFocusView Price →

Think of this nhận xét as something you could give khổng lồ any Canon camera owner and say with confidence, “Pick a lens from this danh mục & you’ll be happy!”

Make sure you check if the lenses are EF-S or EF – the EF lenses can all be used on an EF-S camera toàn thân, but not the other way around.

So what are the best Canon lenses right now?

Top 10 Canon Lenses in 2021

1. Canon EF 50milimet f/1.8 STM


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Just like on the best Nikon lenses post I published recently, this ‘nifty-fifty’ from Canon is first out the gate in this list (If you’re a Fuji shooter, be sure to check out the best Fuji lenses too).

Spoiler alert: I’m not going khổng lồ recommover the other 50mm lens that practically every Canon shooter on phitienkiem.com owns, i.e. the Canon 50mm f/1.2L. Even though the f/1.2L is an incredible lens, it’s a bit too specialist for this roundup.

f/1.2 can be useful, but for the majority of applications, the depth of field is just too shallow. Sorry, Canon wedding photographers!

I’d also recommkết thúc this lens over the now discontinued 50mm f/1.8 II version, since it’s faster to lớn focus và has 2 extra diaphragm blades, meaning smoother bokeh.

OK, with that out of the way, what makes the Canon EF 50milimet f/1.8 STM worthy of a spot here? Why does it have over 600 positive Review on Amazon, and why is it Canon’s number one best selling lens?

First big reason – the price. Or rather, the value for money.

There are cheap Canon lenses, & these are ones that are cheap và awesome too! The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM is in the latter category, exhibiting stellar image quality whilst being the cheapest Canon EF lens ever made!


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For around a hundred bucks, you’re getting a lens that works perfectly with every Canon EOS camera ever made, i.e. every Canon DSLR and every Canon autofocus 35mm camera made since 1987.

50mm is a favourite focal length of everyone from portrait photographers all the way through to lớn landscape photographers (that’s right – landscapes aren’t just about wide angle lenses – see these landscape photography tips to learn more about this).

Having a wide angle lens that’s this light & fast lớn acquire focus is just a joy khổng lồ use.

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On a cropped sensor Canon (EF-S), 50milimet translates to around 80mm, meaning the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM becomes one of the top Canon lenses for portrait photography, at least at this price point.

(For this reason it’s one of these top lenses we recommkết thúc for the crop sensor Canon 80D.)

If you can st& back far enough khổng lồ fit your subject in the frame, 80milimet can be equally used for any genre of photography of course.

The ‘STM’ in the name refers khổng lồ Canon’s Stepper Motor công nghệ, which provides a quieter and smoother focus system. Whilst it’s nice lớn have virtually silent operation for stills-photography, STM is more beneficial for Clip recording.

Auto-focus is fast và accurate, as is typical with lightweight Canon lenses. Compare this khổng lồ the f/1.4, và to lớn a greater extent the f/1.2 lenses và you’ll see a huge difference in AF capabilities.

f/1.8 allows enough light inkhổng lồ the camera for low light photography, and if you’ve got a Canon dSLR with high ISO capabilities (such as the Canon 5D Mark IV, reviewed here), f/1.8 will be more than enough for most situations.

It’s only wedding photographers or those who shoot professionally in very dark locations who really have sầu any need for wider apertures than this.

The size of the aperture isn’t just about low light though, of course – larger apertures can also produce more exaggerated bokeh.


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The bokeh from the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM when compared lớn the f/1.2 version is admittedly less creamy (when both are shot at f/1.8), but it’s doubtful that anyone will notice.

There’s no cheaper way khổng lồ get a nicely blurred background with sharp foreground than the dinky little Canon 50milimet f/1.8 lens.

An additional bonus with the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM is that it can focus closer than any other non-macro Canon 50mm lens, at just 1.15 ft. (35 cm) away from the image plane.

Since this lens is incredibly sharp, you can use a relatively high mega-px Canon dSLR (i.e. pretty much any modern one) to crop inlớn the image & still retain this impressive sầu sharpness.

At this price point, you can’t expect bomb-proof build, but at least the plastic housing feels solid enough lớn take a few knocks.

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM is a lens that’s small and light enough that you can do what a lot of photojournalists vì chưng và keep it in a jacket pocket to lớn be used when the light drops.

At this price point, it’s also a perfect backup lens for anyone using Canon to lớn shoot professionally. 100-ish bucks could be the most important insurance you ever get!


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