Canon Lenses

Canon RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM review - preview

09 Jul 2019 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM is the first super-zoom lens for Canon’s full-frame EOS R mirrorless system. It sports the longest zoom range in the system so far while also becoming one of the more affordable models to date. Both make it an ideal ‘kit-zoom’ for the lower cost bodies like the EOS RP. Find out more in…

Canon RF 28-70mm f2L USM review so far

09 May 2019 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 28-70mm f2L USM is a general-purpose zoom for Canon’s EOS R full-frame mirrorless system boasting an industry-leading f2 focal ratio. It may miss out on the wider 24mm coverage of typical 24-70mm f2.8 zooms, but uniquely boasts an extra stop of aperture. Ahead of my full review, check out my sample images and videos!

Canon RF 85mm f1.2L USM review - preview

08 May 2019 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 85mm f1.2L USM is a short telephoto lens designed for the full-frame mirrorless EOS R system. The fifth native lens for the EOS R system, it’s primarily aimed at portraiture where the focal length delivers a flattering perspective and the fast f1.2 focal ratio allows very shallow depth-of-field effects. Find out more in my preview.

Canon EF-M 32mm f1.4 STM review

04 Mar 2019 Gordon Laing

The Canon EF-M 32mm f1.4 STM is a standard prime lens for the EOS M mirrorless system, delivering 51mm equivalent coverage coupled with a fast focal ratio that’s ideal for shallow depth-of-field effects. It's the lens the EOS M faithful have waited seven years for. Find out if it was worth the wait in my in-depth review!

Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS Macro STM review so far

18 Jan 2019 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS Macro STM is a mild wide-angle lens for the EOS R full-frame mirrorless system. It’s the smallest, lightest and cheapest lens for the system to date, and a flexible all-rounder with 1:2 close-up capabilities. Ahead of my full review, check out my sample images and videos!

Canon RF 24-105mm f4L IS USM review so far

29 Oct 2018 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 24-105mm f4L IS USM is a general-purpose zoom for Canon’s EOS R mirrorless system. It delivers a popular range that takes you from wide-angle to short telephoto, with a constant f4 focal ratio, optical stabilisation and Nano USM focusing. Ahead of my full review, check out my sample images!

Canon RF 50mm f1.2L USM review

25 Oct 2018 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 50mm f1.2L USM is a standard prime lens for Canon’s EOS R full-frame mirrorless system. One of the first four native RF lenses, Canon claims it’s their ultimate 50mm in terms of quality. To find out I compared it against the classic EF 50mm f1.2L USM in my in-depth review!

Canon EF-M 11-22mm review so far

22 May 2018 Gordon Laing

Canon's EF-M 11-22mm is an ultra-wide zoom lens for EOS mirrorless cameras with APSC sensors, upon which it delivers an 18-35mm equivalent range, making it ideal for landscape, architecture, large group shots or vlogging at arm's length. Find out more in my review-so-far.

Canon EF-M 22mm f2 review so far

18 Apr 2018 Gordon Laing

Canon's EF-M 22mm f2 is a compact prime lens for EOS mirrorless cameras, upon which it delivers classic 35mm equivalent coverage. The f2 focal ratio can introduce a little blurring and the focusing is smooth, but the key selling point is the size and walk-around flexibility. Find out more in my review-so-far.

Canon EF 24-105mm STM review so far

26 Sep 2017 Gordon Laing

The Canon EF 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM is a general-purpose 4.4x zoom designed for full-frame DSLRs. It's Canon's third 24-105mm, but the first with STM motors for smooth and quiet focusing in live view and movies. With great quality at half the price of the L version, it's a bargain!

Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS USM review-so-far

08 Sep 2017 Gordon Laing

Canon's EF-S 18-135mm IS USM is a general-purpose zoom for cropped-sensor DSLRs It sports a flexible 7.5x / 29-216mm range taking you from wide to tele - ideal for travel and general use - and a new AF system that's fast for action but smooth and quiet for movies. Check out my samples!

Canon EF-S 10-18mm IS STM review-so-far

29 Aug 2017 Gordon Laing

The Canon EF-S 10-18mm IS STM is a compact and light-weight ultra-wide zoom for Canon's cropped-frame DSLRs with APSC sensors. It's smaller and more affordable than the EF-S 10-22mm USM, bringing ultra-wide photography to a wider audience. Check out my review-so-far!

Canon EF 11-24mm f4L USM review

20 Feb 2017 Gordon Laing

The Canon EF 11-24mm f4L USM is a high-end ultra-wide zoom lens designed for Canon's full-frame EOS DSLRs. It's the World's widest rectilinear zoom lens, boasting minimal geometric distortion despite the extreme coverage. Ideal for shooting large buildings inside and out, expansive landscapes or simply very large group shots, find out how it performs in my Canon 11-24mm review!

Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM review

06 Feb 2017 Gordon Laing

Canon's EF 50mm f1.8 STM is a low-priced standard prime lens for EOS cameras. It's the long-awaited replacement for the EF 50mm f1.8 II, Canon's most successful lens, yet one that's 24 years old. The latest version promises smoother out-of-focus effects and a closer focusing distance. Find out why it's a no-brainer in my Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM review!

Canon EF 50mm f1.2L USM review

13 Jun 2013 Gordon Laing

The Canon EF 50mm f1.2L USM is a prime lens with a standard focal length of 50mm and the joint-fastest focal ratio in the Canon lens catalogue - a position shared with the EF 85mm f1.2L USM. Announced in August 2006, the EF 50mm f1.2L USM is one of the most aspirational and exotic mass-produced lenses around, although it's actually…

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 STM review-so-far

16 May 2013 Gordon Laing

 Canon’s EF-S 18-135mm may not have the reach of the EF-S 18-200mm, but still delivers a respectable general-purpose range of 29-216mm on cropped-frame bodies (again it’s not compatible with full-frame models). It’s a more affordable model, often supplied as an optional kit lens on some newer bodies, and like the EF-S 18-200mm, includes Image Stabilisation to iron-out any wobbles. 

Canon EF 16-35mm f4L IS USM

15 May 2013 Gordon Laing

Canon's EF 16-35mm f4L IS USM is an ultra-wide zoom that's compatible with full-frame DSLRs. It's the successor to the EF 17-40mm f4L USM, losing a little on the long-end, but gaining a tad on the important wide-end, while also adding the benefit of image stabilization. Crucially it matches the coverage of the EF 16-35mm f2.8 USM models, at a…

Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L II USM

15 May 2013 Gordon Laing

 Canon’s EF 16-35mm f2.8L II USM is the second version of its professional ultra-wide lens. It delivers huge views on a full-frame body and is so wide it’s also usable as a standard zoom on a cropped body. It’s pricey, but features a constant, bright f2.8 aperture, quick and quiet USM focusing, and as an ‘L’ lens the build quality and…

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