Canon Lens reviews are based on real world shooting, not test charts. I have discovered that test charts do not tell the whole story about a lens since it is really only practical to test lenses at a single focal length and distance. By basing my tests on actually taking pictures I get to know the lens a lot better and can offer a more rounded opinion. Sample images will be supplied for your viewing along with my commentary. In addition, I will also offer my advice on how each lens compares to similar lenses within it’s class, both to other Canon lenses as well as third party offerings.

Wide Zoom Lenses

Lenses that start at 8mm for APS-C (EF-S) format or 11mm in Full Frame (EF) format.

Standard Zoom Lenses

Lenses that start at 15mm for APS-C (EF-S) format or 24mm in Full Frame (EF) Format.

Telephoto Zoom Lenses

Lenses that start at 55mm for APS-C (EF-S) format or 70mm in Full Frame (EF) format.

  • EF70-200f28LIS
    EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
  • EF70-200f28
    EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
  • EF70-200f4IS
    EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
  • EF70-200f4L
    EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
  • EF70-300mmDO
    EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
  • EF70-300IS
    EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
  • EF70-300mmL
    EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
  • EF75-300USM
    EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM
  • EF75-300mm
    EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III
  • EF100-400mmII
    EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
  • EF200-400mm
    EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
  • EFS55-250mmSTM
    EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
  • EFExtender14
    EF Extender 1.4 III
  • EFExtender20
    EF Extender 2.0 III

Wide Angle Prime Lenses

Lenses wider than 16mm in APS-C (EF-S) format and 24mm in Full Frame (EF) format.

  • EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
  • EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
  • EF 20mm f/2.8 USM
  • EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
  • EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
  • EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
  • EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
  • EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM
  • EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
  • EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
  • EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM
  • TS-E 17mm f/4L
  • TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
  • TS-E 45mm f/2.8

Standard Prime Lenses

30-35mm lenses in APS-C (EF-S) format and 50mm in Full Frame (EF) formnat.

Telephoto Prime Lenses

Lenses greater than 35mm in APS-C (EF-S) format and 70mm in Full Frame (EF) format.

  • EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
  • EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
  • EF 100mm f/2 USM
  • EF 135mm f/2L USM
  • EF 135mm f/2.8 with Softfocus
  • EF 200mm f/2L IS USM
  • EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM
  • EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
  • EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
  • EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
  • EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM
  • EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
  • EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM
  • EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
  • EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
  • Extender EF 1.4x III $429.99
  • Extender EF 2x III $429.99
  • TS-E 90mm f/2.8

Macro Lenses

Lenses designed to focus at 1:2 or greater magnification

  • EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
  • EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
  • EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
  • EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
  • EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
  • MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo