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.
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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.

  • Macro Lenses

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

  • Telephoto Lenses

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

  • Wide-angle Lenses

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

  • Fisheye Lenses

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

  • L-series Lenses

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • EF-M

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

  • Canon EOS R Adapters

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

  • Canon Extenders

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

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

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