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Canon EF lens releases

The extensive line of high quality lenses has been at the core of Canon's DSLR system. EF-mount glass caters to the whole spectrum of photographers, from the casual shooter to the professional, and Canon has been developing its lens offerings and updating existing optics on a regular basis. Unlike some other camera manufacturers, the company does not publish a roadmap of upcoming lens releases, but based on industry news and rumors, we can expect a number of new DSLR lenses for the EF-mount over the coming months.

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So what is in the pipeline or rumored in terms of lens releases? Given that the EF lens catalog is rather complete, the focus of Canon has been on updating and modernizing existing lenses. Focusing motors that are fast and provide smooth and quiet AF for video applications, more effective optical image stabilization, and better lens coatings to reduce flare have thereby been at the forefront of the innovations. Some recently released optics have, however, also seen a fundamental re-design of their optical formulas or are, indeed, entirely new lenses. The listing below acts as a roadmap of recent and upcoming lens launches, and the subsequent table-listing makes it possible to compare the headline specifications of the new optics with existing lenses in the EF-lineup.

New Canon lenses

New 2017

Canon EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM

canon ef 200 600mm is patent
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  • Rumored super-tele zoom for full-frame format
  • Patent (pictured) registered in 2014
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Affordable and lightweight lens for action and sports photographers
  • Priced to compete with 150-600mm lenses from Sigma and Tamron
29 Aug

Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM

canon ef 85mm 14 is
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  • Full-Frame Format Portrait Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/32
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • One GMo Aspherical Element
  • Air Sphere and Fluorine Coatings
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Dust- and Water-Resistant Construction
  • In stock at major vendors from Nov 2017
  • Launch Price: $1,599
  • Street Price: check availability at Amazon
29 Aug

Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift

canon tse 50mm 28 macro
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  • Full-Frame Tilt-Shift Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Two Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Air Sphere and Subwavelength Coatings
  • Maximum Tilt: +/- 8.5°
  • Maximum Shift: +/- 12mm
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.5x
  • In stock at major vendors from Dec 2017
  • Launch Price: $2,199
  • Street Price: check availability at Amazon
29 Aug

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift

canon tse 90mm 28 macro
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  • Full-Frame Tilt-Shift Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/45
  • One Aspherical Element
  • One Ultra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Air Sphere Coatings
  • Maximum Tilt: +/- 10°
  • Maximum Shift: +/- 12mm
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.5x
  • In stock at major vendors from Dec 2017
  • Launch Price: $2,199
  • Street Price: check availability at Amazon
29 Aug

Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro Tilt-Shift

canon tse 135mm 40 macro
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  • Full-Frame Tilt-Shift Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/45
  • Two Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Subwavelength Coatings
  • Maximum Tilt: +/- 10°
  • Maximum Shift: +/- 12mm
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.5x
  • In stock at major vendors from Dec 2017
  • Launch Price: $2,199
  • Street Price: check availability at Amazon
6 Apr

Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM

canon efs 35mm 28 macro is stm
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  • Compact Macro Lens for APS-C Format
  • Integrated Macro LED light
  • Field of view corresponding to a 56mm lens on full frame
  • One Glass-Molded Aspherical Element
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Life-size 1:1 Maximum Magnification
  • Front filter: 49mm
  • Weight: 190g / 6.7 oz
  • Size: 69 x 56mm / 2.72 x 2.2"
  • Launch Price: $349
  • Street Price: check availability at Amazon
15 Feb

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 STM

canon efs 18 55mm 40 56 stm
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  • Compact Standard-Zoom Lens for APS-C Format
  • 20% smaller than its f/3.5-5.6 predecessor
  • Field of view corresponding to a 19-88mm zoom on full frame
  • Lead Screw-Type STM Autofocus System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Front filter: 58mm
  • Weight: 215g
  • Size: 67 x 62mm
  • Launch Price: $249
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon

Canon EF-mount lenses

The table below provides a listing of Canon EF and EF-S lenses with their main specifications and prices at the time of their launch. The list covers Canon's current lens catalog, as well as discontinued optics. The listed prices are not adjusted for inflation, so that older lenses may appear relatively cheap in nominal terms and might have been subject to subsequent price increases.

The list contains both EF lenses, which can be used on both full frame and APS-C cameras, and EF-S lenses, which are especially designed for APS-C. The EF-S optics have a format factor of 1.6, so that a 50mm focal length will give the same angle of view as an 80mm lens on full frame. EF-S lenses do not cover the entire area of a full frame sensor and have rear elements that are closer to the camera's sensor to make more compact lens design possible. In order to prevent damage to the lens or the camera's mirror, EF-S lenses have a tab on the lens mount that prevents them from being mounted on full frame bodies. If you are not interested in information on EF-S lenses in the listing below, you can hide the respective rows by un-selecting the checkbox in the table header.

Headline Specifications of Canon DSLR Lenses
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Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM USM rear YES 79 x 83 mm 540 g 2010 1249 latest check
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM USM 67 no 75 x 72 mm 240 g 2014 299 latest check
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM USM 77 no 84 x 90 mm 385 g 2004 799 latest check
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM USM rear YES 108 x 132 mm 1180 g 2015 2999 latest check
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM USM 77 YES 84 x 103 mm 600 g 2001 1499 discont. check
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM USM 82 YES 89 x 112 mm 635 g 2007 1599 discont. check
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM USM 82 YES 89 x 128 mm 790 g 2007 2199 latest check
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM USM 77 YES 83 x 113 mm 615 g 2014 1199 latest check
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM USM 77 YES 84 x 97 mm 500 g 2003 799 latest check
Canon EF 20-35mm f/2.8L AF 72 no 89 x 79 mm 570 g 1989 1199 discont. check
Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM USM 77 no 83 x 69 mm 340 g 1993 449 discont. check
Wideangle Primes Focus
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Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM USM rear YES 77 x 89 mm 560 g 1991 2199 discont. check
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM USM rear YES 80 x 94 mm 645 g 2007 2199 latest check
Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye AF no no 73 x 62 mm 330 g 1987 699 discont. check
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L MF no YES 89 x 107 mm 820 g 2009 2149 latest check
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM USM 72 no 77 x 71 mm 405 g 1992 539 latest check
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM USM 77 YES 83 x 77 mm 550 g 1997 1349 discont. check
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM USM 77 YES 94 x 87 mm 650 g 2008 1549 latest check
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 AF 58 no 67 x 48 mm 270 g 1988 349 discont. check
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM USM 58 no 68 x 56 mm 280 g 2012 599 latest check
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM STM 52 no 68 x 23 mm 125 g 2014 149 latest check
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L MF 72 YES 86 x 78 mm 570 g 1991 1349 discont. check
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II MF 82 YES 89 x 106 mm 790 g 2009 1899 latest check
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM USM 58 no 74 x 56 mm 310 g 1995 449 latest check
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 AF 52 no 67 x 42 mm 185 g 1987 249 discont. check
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM USM 58 no 68 x 52 mm 260 g 2012 549 latest check
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM USM 72 YES 79 x 86 mm 580 g 1998 1399 discont. check
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM USM 72 YES 80 x 106 mm 760 g 2015 1799 latest check
Canon EF 35mm f/2.0 AF 52 no 67 x 42 mm 210 g 1990 299 discont. check
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM USM 67 no 78 x 63 mm 335 g 2012 849 latest check
Standard Zooms Focus
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Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM USM 72 no 82 x 88 mm 575 g 2009 799 latest check
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM USM 77 no 84 x 111 mm 645 g 2006 1149 latest check
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM USM 67 no 79 x 92 mm 475 g 2004 599 latest check
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF 58 no 69 x 80 mm 190 g 2003 199 discont. check
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II AF 58 no 69 x 80 mm 190 g 2005 199 discont. check
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS AF 58 no 69 x 70 mm 200 g 2007 199 discont. check
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II AF 58 no 69 x 70 mm 200 g 2011 249 discont. check
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM STM 58 no 69 x 75 mm 205 g 2013 249 discont. check
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM STM 58 no 67 x 62 mm 215 g 2017 249 latest check
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM USM 77 YES 83 x 124 mm 950 g 2002 2099 discont. check
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM USM 82 YES 89 x 113 mm 805 g 2012 1899 latest check
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM USM 77 YES 83 x 93 mm 600 g 2012 1499 latest check
Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM USM 67 no 73 x 69 mm 380 g 1996 399 discont. check
Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM STM 77 no 83 x 104 mm 525 g 2014 599 latest check
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM USM 77 YES 84 x 107 mm 670 g 2005 999 discont. check
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM II USM 77 YES 84 x 118 mm 795 g 2005 1099 latest check
Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8L USM USM 77 YES 84 x 117 mm 862 g 1993 1299 discont. check
Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 USM USM 58 no 72 x 77 mm 330 g 1991 149 discont. check
Canon EF 28-90mm F4-5.6 USM USM 58 no 70 x 71 mm 201 g 2000 249 discont. check
Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM USM 58 no 72 x 75 mm 375 g 2000 539 discont. check
Canon EF 28-105mm f/4.0-5.6 USM USM 58 no 72 x 75 mm 375 g 1992 499 discont. check
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM USM 72 no 78 x 97 mm 540 g 1998 499 latest check
Canon EF 35-80mm f/4.0-5.6 AF 52 no 69 x 61 mm 180 g 1990 129 discont. check
Super Zooms Focus
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Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS AF 67 no 75 x 101 mm 455 g 2009 499 discont. check
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM STM 67 no 77 x 96 mm 480 g 2012 549 discont. check
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM USM 67 no 77 x 96 mm 515 g 2016 599 latest check
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS AF 72 no 79 x 102 mm 595 g 2008 699 latest check
Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM USM 72 no 78 x 90 mm 500 g 2000 799 latest check
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM USM 77 YES 92 x 184 mm 1670 g 2004 2499 latest check
Canon EF 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6L USM USM 72 YES 85 x 167 mm 1385 g 1993 1799 discont. check
Standard Primes Focus
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Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM STM 49 no 69 x 56 mm 190 g 2017 349 latest check
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM STM 52 no 68 x 22 mm 130 g 2012 199 latest check
Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 MF 72 no 90 x 81 mm 645 g 1991 1349 latest check
Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L USM USM 72 YES 91 x 81 mm 985 g 1989 2599 discont. check
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM USM 72 YES 86 x 66 mm 580 g 2006 1599 latest check
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM USM 58 no 74 x 50 mm 290 g 1993 349 latest check
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 AF 52 no 67 x 42 mm 190 g 1987 149 discont. check
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II AF 52 no 68 x 41 mm 130 g 1990 99 discont. check
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM STM 49 no 69 x 39 mm 159 g 2015 129 latest check
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro AF 58 no 74 x 50 mm 290 g 1993 329 latest check
Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift MF 77 no 87 x 115 mm 945 g 2017 2199 latest check
Tele Zooms Focus
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Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 USM USM 52 no 70 x 97 mm 310 g 1998 179 discont. check
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS AF 58 no 70 x 108 mm 390 g 2007 349 discont. check
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II AF 58 no 70 x 108 mm 390 g 2011 349 discont. check
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM STM 58 no 70 x 111 mm 375 g 2013 349 latest check
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM USM 77 YES 85 x 194 mm 1310 g 1995 1349 latest check
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM USM 77 YES 86 x 197 mm 1570 g 2001 1699 discont. check
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM USM 77 YES 89 x 199 mm 1490 g 2010 1999 latest check
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM USM 67 YES 76 x 172 mm 710 g 1999 799 latest check
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM USM 67 YES 76 x 172 mm 760 g 2006 1249 latest check
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM USM 67 no 79 x 145 mm 708 g 2005 549 latest check
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM USM 58 no 77 x 143 mm 630 g 2005 649 discont. check
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM USM 67 YES 89 x 143 mm 1050 g 2010 1349 latest check
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM USM 58 no 82 x 100 mm 720 g 2004 1299 latest check
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM USM 58 no 78 x 138 mm 650 g 1995 479 discont. check
Canon EF 80-200mm f2.8 L AF 72 YES 84 x 186 mm 1330 g 1989 1299 discont. check
Canon EF 90-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM USM 58 no 71 x 115 mm 420 g 2002 199 discont. check
Canon EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM USM 58 no 73 x 121 mm 540 g 1990 299 discont. check
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM USM 77 no 92 x 189 mm 1360 g 1998 1699 discont. check
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM USM 77 YES 94 x 193 mm 1570 g 2014 2199 latest check
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM 1.4x USM rear YES 128 x 366 mm 3620 g 2013 11999 latest check
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Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM USM 52 no 73 x 70 mm 335 g 2005 469 latest check
Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.5 1-5x Macro MF 58 no 81 x 98 mm 710 g 1999 1099 latest check
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM USM 72 YES 91 x 84 mm 1025 g 1987 1849 discont. check
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM USM 72 YES 91 x 84 mm 1025 g 2006 1999 latest check
Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM USM 77 YES 89 x 105 mm 950 g 2017 1599 latest check
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM USM 58 no 75 x 71 mm 425 g 1992 399 latest check
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 MF 58 no 88 x 74 mm 565 g 1991 1299 latest check
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift MF 77 no 87 x 117 mm 915 g 2017 2199 latest check
Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM USM 58 no 75 x 73 mm 460 g 1991 449 latest check
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM USM 58 no 79 x 119 mm 600 g 2000 599 discont. check
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM USM 67 YES 78 x 123 mm 625 g 2009 1049 latest check
Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM USM 72 YES 83 x 112 mm 750 g 1996 999 latest check
Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 SF AF 52 no 69 x 98 mm 390 g 1987 399 latest check
Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro Tilt-Shift MF 82 no 89 x 139 mm 1100 g 2017 2199 latest check
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM USM 72 YES 82 x 187 mm 1090 g 1996 1399 latest check
Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM USM rear YES 128 x 208 mm 2520 g 2008 5699 latest check
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L USM USM 72 YES 83 x 136 mm 790 g 1991 699 discont. check
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM USM 72 YES 83 x 136 mm 765 g 1996 749 latest check
Super-tele Primes Focus
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Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM USM rear YES 128 x 252 mm 2550 g 1999 5399 discont. check
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM USM rear YES 128 x 249 mm 2400 g 2010 6099 latest check
Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM USM 77 YES 90 x 221 mm 1190 g 35431 1499 latest check
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM USM rear YES 163 x 343 mm 3850 g 2010 9999 latest check
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM USM rear YES 163 x 349 mm 5370 g 36161 7999 discont. check
Canon EF 400mm f/4.0 DO IS USM USM rear YES 128 x 233 mm 1940 g 2000 5999 discont. check
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM USM rear YES 128 x 233 mm 1200 g 2014 6899 latest check
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM USM 77 YES 90 x 257 mm 1250 g 1993 1349 latest check
Canon EF 500mm f/4.0L IS USM USM rear YES 146 x 387 mm 3870 g 1999 7599 discont. check
Canon EF 500mm f/4.0L IS II USM USM rear YES 146 x 383 mm 3190 g 2011 9499 latest check
Canon EF 600mm f/4.0L IS USM USM rear YES 168 x 456 mm 5360 g 1999 8849 discont. check
Canon EF 600mm f/4.0L IS II USM USM rear YES 168 x 449 mm 3920 g 2011 11999 latest check
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM USM rear YES 163 x 461 mm 4500 g 2008 12999 latest check
Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM USM rear YES 228 x 836 mm 16500 g 1993 89999 discont. check

Further Reading

The EF-mount is well supported by third party lens producers also, and you can find an overview of the offers of Sigma and Tamron for Canon DSLR on separate pages. Moreover, if the existing catalog of native EF lenses does not contain what you are looking for, what about using some legacy lenses on your EOS via an adapter? Admittedly one loses autofocus and aperture coupling, but there are some truly excellent lenses that were originally designed for Leica-R or Contax cameras and work very well on a modern digital camera. Or if you are looking for a bargain, what about some legacy third party optics from Soligor, Tamron Adaptall or Vivitar?