Buying a Canon full-frame DSLR is a very exciting prospect, but deciding on the right EF-format lenses can be downright challenging. To help you wade through the masses of Canon EF full frame lenses models, we’ve picked 10 favorites you’ll find a wide range of options on this list including zooms and primes from wide angle to telephoto. Canon’s lens offerings are immense, not to mention the third-party models from brands like Sigma and Tokina, but there are plenty of excellent options across the price spectrum.
Top 10 Full Frame Lens Models
- Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II – is the quintessential all-purpose lens for professionals, enthusiasts, and anyone else who prioritizes image quality and versatility. This EF lens pretty much does it all: it’s wide enough for landscape photography yet covers a healthy focal length range for portraits and travel.
- Canon 50mm f/1.2L – With this lens you get superb low light performance, bokeh, depth of field, and sharpness but very pricey for a prime lens.
- Canon 16-35mm f/4L – the 16-35mm f/4 best, which isn’t as strong in low light as the uber expensive f/2.8 III below but comparable on most other fronts. With this lens you get great sharpness, reasonable levels of distortion, and a high quality “L” series build that Canon is known for.
- Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art – Sigma currently is our favorite manufacturer of third-party lenses, offering up unique options that generally are faster and cheaper than Canon’s native offerings.
- Canon 24-70mm f/4L – this lens is not as good as the f/2.8 for portraits or indoor photography in low light, but it’s a great option for the outdoors and travel photography in normal light.
- Canon 70-200mm f/4L – is the most popular telephoto option and compliments a lens like a 24-70mm nicely.
- Canon 85mm f/1.2L – is tack sharp even when wide open and has a no-nonsense “L” build that should last as long as you take care of it.
- Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L III – This lens pretty much does it all: it’s extremely sharp all the way to the corners.
- Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art – this isn’t cheap but it is a more economical alternative that doesn’t sacrifice a ton in terms of image quality.
- Canon 24-105mm f/4L – A quality walk-around travel lens at a reasonable price.