Canon EF versus EF-S lenses
Budget Video Rentals only rents Canon EF Series lenses. These lenses will work on ALL Canon camera bodies. The EF-S lens mount is a derivative of the EF lens mount created for a subset of Canon cameras with APS-C sized image sensors.
EF-S lenses will NOT FIT cameras like the EOS 1D or EOS 5D. For more details and a list of compatible cameras, see this tech article.
The Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM Autofocus Lens is a bright lens that provides an ultra wide-angle view, and has the shortest focal length in the line-up of L series lenses. Its diagonal angle of view is an impressive 114 - anything larger would be a fisheye lens.
Fisheye lens with a 180 angle of view for unique and intriguing effects. The wide depth of field makes it even more interesting. The short minimum focusing distance of 8 in. (20 cm) gives new meaning to close-up shots. The lens has a fixed petal-type hood and a gelatin filter holder at the rear.
The Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L lens expands shooting possibilities exponentially on EOS Digital cameras. Designed with UD glass to minimize and compensate for chromatic aberrations, with specially coated aspherical elements for the highest possible glare-free image quality, this tilt-shift lens offers an angle of view of 93. New TS revolving lets users freely combine tilting and shifting within the range of +/- 90 in the direction of movement.
Ultra-wide-angle lens for serious applications. Easy to hold and carry at 0.89 lb. Floating rear focusing system gives sharp images at all subject distances.
The Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM lens is a venerable wide-angle prime lens that provides sharpness and impressive performance at all settings. Its large maximum aperture of f/1.4 allows for superb low-light photographs, and its circular aperture and narrow depth of field provide pleasing background blur. It is the ideal tool for photojournalists, landscape and event photographers, and anyone who enjoys taking images from a wider perspective.
Highly popular wide angle lens featuring a large aperture. Good for casual snapshots as well as perspective shots. Floating rear focusing system corrects astigmatism and gives high contrast and sharp delineation.
For discerning architectural photographers, there is great need for wide angle lenses. Tilt and shift movements, features normally found on large format cameras, can be bestowed upon a smaller format of camera with a lens such as this wide Canon 24mm f/3.5L TS-E Lens.
This is the brand new version of Canon's 24mm tilt/shift lens. This is a manual focus lens and everyone is saying this is one of Canon's sharpest lenses ever.
With the large maximum aperture, excellent background blur is possible with fast shutter speeds. The aspherical lens element makes the lens compact and corrects spherical aberrations. The image is sharp even at the edges.
This highly portable wide-angle lens has a good price-to-performance ratio. Its light weight of 185g makes it ideal as your standard wide-angle lens. The high-precision aspherical lens minimizes distortion and other aberrations for sharp images with high contrast.
The superior-quality Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Wide-Angle Autofocus Lens features a brilliant maximum aperture of f/1.4, the largest in its class, along with the superior natural image quality of Canon L-series lenses. An advanced floating mechanism and a ground and polished aspherical lens element achieve extremely sharp, distortion free pictures from infinity to its closest shooting distance of 1.0'/0.3 m. With ring USM-powered rear focus, autofocus is stealthy and swift. A wide focusing ring provides comfortable manual focus, and the filter ring remains stationary for ease of use with polarizers and other special effects filters.
This fast wide angle lens with a minimum focusing distance of only 0.8' allows you to approach the subject closer and still obtain a more natural wide angle effect. Excellent background blur for portraits is obtainable.
The Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Manual Focus Lens is a normal lens featuring tilt and shift movements. The floating system and rear focusing give sharp and stable delineation from throughout the focus range of 1.3' to infinity. Ideal for obtaining a natural-looking perspective in a distortion-free architectural image.
The EF 50mm f/1.2L USM is a peerless new standard lens featuring an ultra-large aperture for a narrow depth of field and soft background blur so loved by photographers everywhere. The EF 50mm f/1.2L USM is suitable for any shooting situation; its lens coating and construction are optimized to minimize the ghosting and flare that frequently occurs when lenses are used with digital cameras.
Standard lens featuring superb quality and portability. Two high-refraction lens elements and new Gaussian optics eliminate astigmatism and suppress astigmatic difference. Crisp images with little flare are obtained even at the maximum aperture. Comes with Hood.
Lightweight and compact macro lens for close-ups up to half lifesize. Floating system for superior delineation at all focusing distances. With a large f/2.5 aperture for beautiful background blur. A good multi-purpose lens for portraiture and normal perspective applications.
The Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM Autofocus Lens is a fast lens that delivers superb optical performance. A maximum aperture of f/1.2 makes it the professional's choice for shooting without flash in low light conditions. The large aperture also provides fine control over depth of field for compelling portrait photography.
The Canon 85mm f/1.8 EF USM Autofocus Lens is a highly practical medium telephoto lens with superb delineation and portability. Images are sharp and clear at all apertures. Through computer simulations, the lens has been designed to give beautiful background blur. Since the front lens group does not rotate during focusing, special filter effects are not affected.
The Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens is a very sharp lens with excellent contrast/saturation. The TS-E 90 is very sharp wide open - among the sharpest of Canon's lenses. Corner sharpness is very good even wide open. Full shift decreases sharpness (and creates autoexposure issues). The Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens is slightly-moderately sharper than the Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt Shift-Lens, especially wide open in the corners on a full frame body.
This is the older style macro lens. It does not have image stabilization.
The EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens could very well be the essential multipurpose lens for every camera bag due to its ability to capture sharp close-up images of small objects as well as beautiful portrait-length telephoto shots. The incorporation of Canon's new Hybrid IS in this L-series macro lens allows it to compensate more effectively for camera shake during close-up shooting and marks a significant improvement for professionals and advanced amateurs utilizing macro photography for portrait, nature or wedding shoots.
The Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of advanced amateurs and professionals. A ten element optical formula with two UD-glass elements serves to correct residual aberrations, resulting in superb sharpness and high image quality. It is also able to obtain superior background blur with the f/2 wide aperture. The EF 135mm f/2L USM is fully compatible for AF with Extenders 1.4x and 2x. A stellar portrait and available light lens.
The world's fastest 200mm telephoto lens. Three UD-glass elements eliminate secondary spectrum for sharp images at all apertures. The optics have been designed to give excellent background blur. Try it with the maximum aperture's shallow depth of field.
Zoom in on a favorite subject from a distance with the Canon EF 200mm telephoto lens. Offering a long focal length that lets you effectively compress the distance between the subject and camera, the lens lets you easily capture the details and feeling of a far-off scene. The lens is distinguished by two ultra-low-dispersion (UD) glass elements and a rear focusing system to correct aberrations, producing extremely sharp images. The lens also offers a natural-looking background blur and comes with a dedicated, detachable hood.
This is the older, very sharp, Non IS (Image Stabilization) lens.
The high-performance L-series EF 300mm super-telephoto lens is a terrific choice for sports photographers and other long-distance users. Sports action requires a fast shutter speed and a long focal length. This lens easily complies thanks to its large maximum aperture-- which supports a faster shutter speed-- and its 300mm length.
The EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM sets new standards in performance and versatility with its lighter weight, better balance, and particularly its new Image Stabilization. In addition, the tripod collar can be removed for even more weight reduction and hand-holding comfort.
The standard lens for many professional sports and nature photographers. The latest image-stabilized version of the 400mm f/2.8L is the best yet, with better handling, lighter weight and the world's fastest AF speed among 400mm f/2.8 lenses. Durability and weather resistance are world class. A complete redesign of optics has resulted in Canon's best image quality ever in a 400mm lens.
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The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM Autofocus Lens is a high performance, water-resistant, and ultra wide-angle L-series lens. The optical design has been improved to offer better edge-to-edge image quality. In addition, it features 3 high-precision aspherical lens elements, each of a different type: ground, replica and GMo. Improved AF algorithms will help the lens to focus faster and quieter.
While an excellent ultra-wide zoom lens for film SLR cameras, the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens is especially well suited for use with EOS digital SLR cameras, which usually have an imaging sensor size smaller than the 35mm format. When used with such digital SLR cameras, the 17-40mm focal length range gives an angle of view approximately equivalent to that of a 27-64mm lens upon 35mm cameras, making it an ideal medium-aperture standard zoom lens.
Highly portable lens with high optical performance and light weight of 12 oz. (340 g). A very practical ultra-wide-angle zoom. The large front lens group minimizes peripheral darkening, and the flare-blocking diaphragm minimizes flare. Also, with lens group 2 being the zoom group, distortion is corrected.
This lens replaces the previous high quality L-series 28-70mm f/2.8 lens, with a lens of even greater caliber. The range has been extended to cover an ultra-wide angle of 24mm, which makes it ideal for digital as well as film shooters, and the optics are even better than before with two Aspherical elements and a totally new UD glass element. It's now sealed and gasketed against dust and moisture, and a new processing unit makes the AF faster than ever.
The Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens is an easy-to-use standard zoom lens that can cover a large zoom area ranging from 24mm wide-angle to 105mm portrait-length telephoto.
This lens retains the optical capability of the highly popular Canon EF lens series, with a refined exterior design, including ring-type USM drive for silent, high-speed auto focusing plus full-time manual focusing. It is an excellent zoom lens for everyday use.
The Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens is a compact and lightweight standard zoom lens that offers superior optical performance, plus a built-in Image Stabilizer. The IS system reduces the possibility of blurred photographs caused by camera shake, which allows for handheld photography in comparatively dim light without a flash or tripod. At the wide angle end of the zoom range, the equivalent shutter speed gain is approximately 1.5 stops while at the telephoto end, it is approximately 2 stops.
One of the finest telephoto zoom lenses in the EF line, comparable to a single focal length lens. It has four UD-glass elements to correct chromatic aberrations. The newly-designed multiple zoom groups for inner focusing bring high image quality throughout the entire zooming range.
The pinnacle in Canon's constant-aperture telephoto zoom lenses, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens is an incredible optic with robust design and tack sharp results. Second-generation Image Stabilization responds in as little as 0.5 seconds, while providing up to three stops stabilization that as hand-holdable as a normal lens. IS now automatically deactivates when on a tripod by sensing non-movement of the camera and lens, also conserving battery power. An entirely new optical formula produces images that are superior to even its highly regarded predecessor, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L, despite having more reflective surfaces within the lens.
Older, Non IS, Non USM lens.
This compact and lightweight EF 75-300mm telephoto zoom lens is ideal for shooting sports, portraits, and wildlife. The lens is distinguished by a newly developed micro ultrasonic motor (USM) that makes autofocusing quicker and quieter, along with an improved zoom mechanism that includes a silver ring on the front for a luxurious touch. The micro USM makes this version of the lens particularly suitable for applications that require a fast autofocus, such as sporting events or wildlife shoots. Best of all, the USM version shares many of the same features that makes the non-USM lens so popular, such as a compact size, a close focusing range, and accessory compatibility.
The first EF lens with a zoom range from 100mm to 400mm, the EF 100-400mm f/4.5- 5.6L IS USM lens offers high resolution, superb contrast, neutral color balance, and Canon's original built-in Image Stabilizer function. High zoom magnification is achieved by means of a 6-group configuration with 5 movable groups. Fluorite and Super UD glass completely eliminate secondary spectrum for superb color rendition. Autofocusing is fast and silent with Canon's ring USM, and AF speed is further enhanced through an advanced, lightweight rear focusing design that incorporates a floating element for consistent image quality at all focusing distances from 5.9' to infinity. This lens is also equipped with a dual-mode Image Stabilizer suitable for panning as well as stationary subjects. With full-time manual focus, one-touch zooming with a wide grip, and a special ring that permits adjustment of zooming friction, this is a lens that's extremely easy to use, and ideal for a wide variety of applications including nature, wildlife, sports, and documentary photography.
Despite being a super telephoto zoom lens, it boasts excellent operability such as zooming and focusing performed using a single knob, a handle as the role of focusing distant objects while also being useful for handling, and a one-touch revolving mechanism.
The Canon EF 1.4x II Extender is a high-quality teleconverter that preserves the image quality of the lens it's mounted to and multiplies its focal length by 1.4x. When combined with pro level EOS cameras & EF supertelephoto lenses with image stabilization, near imperviousness to weather extremes is achieved thanks to rubber gasket seals. Improved anti-reflective internal coatings also increase transmissivity and performance in backlit conditions.
The first version of Canon's 2x converter doubles focal length of most Canon telephoto lenses but 2 f-stops are lost. For example, f/2 becomes f/4, f2.8 becomes f/5.6, and f/4 becomes f/8.
The Zeiss Distagon T* 18mm f/3.5 ZE Wide Angle Lens is designed floating lens elements that deliver consistent high-quality over the entire distance range from 0.98'(0.3 m) to infinity. The Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating yields images with depth, contrast and brilliance even under a difficult lighting situations. Optimal color correction yields images with contrasting edges, delivered without color fringing.
The Zeiss Distagon T* f/2.8 21mm ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount EOS DSLR cameras is a precision wide angle lens built with a Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflection coating that yields accurate color and professional-quality, high contrast images without any color fringes. It delivers exceptional results under all lighting conditions. With close focusing of only 8.64" (0.22 m) it is useful for landscape photography and other subjects with dramatic perspectives. The Distagon T* f/2.8 21mm comes with an EF bayonet (ZE) mount for Canon film and digital full-frame SLRs. The large front filter diameter (82mm) allows for the use of standard screw-in filters when combined with a standard lens shade (included).
The Zeiss 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens with a ZE Mount for Canon EF mount SLRS is a moderate wide-angle lens based on the renowned Distagon design of the 1980s for the Contax system. The modern Distagon T* has been optimized with current, higher performing and eco-friendly glass and incorporates a floating lens element design to optimize image quality across the entire focusing range.
The Zeiss Distagon f/2 35mm ZE Lens classic focal length with a moderate wide-angle perspective, that is perfectly suited for commercial, location and nature photography. This Distagon T* lens is designed to provide very high image quality over a wide range of apertures and focusing ranges. The fast f/2 aperture enables hand-held photography under difficult lighting conditions and the short focus rotation is well-suited for fast action photography.
The Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar T* Lens is a high-speed standard lens for the exacting 35mm SLR photographer. Considered by professional photographers to be one of the world's best SLR lenses (if not the best), this "ZE" lens is now available for the Canon EF (EOS) bayonet SLR system.
The Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 ZE Planar T* lens is a short, high speed telephoto lens built for the exacting SLR photographer. It provides an unusually bright and clear image in the finder. Even at full aperture, it delivers top image quality. Its angle of view and exceptional performance make the Planar T* 1.4/85 ZF the lens of choice for portraiture on location or in the studio.
The Zeiss 50mm f/2.0 Makro-Planar ZE Macro Lens is designed for analog and digital Canon SLR cameras. The manual focus lens provides a normal perspective and has a minimum focus distance of 9.45" with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2. The lens is designed with floating elements to ensure high performance across a wide focusing range. As a result, the lens can be used for macro and non-macro applications, making it a versatile standard lens when used with a full frame camera. The high quality performance even at f/2 aperture allows you to throw the background out of focus without compromising the image quality.
The Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZE Macro Lens for Canon EF Mount EOS DSLR cameras has superior quality optics, combining sharp macro performance and a very fast maximum aperture. A 'floating element' optical system enables the Makro-Planar T* to deliver superior quality images even at f/2, from infinity to the close-focus (1.4', 0.44 m) distance. Users can employ selective focusing on important details with the clarity required for close-up photography, effectively isolating the subject from distracting surroundings. Applications for this lens making this lens is ideal for use in a wide variety of shooting scenarios including, but not limited to, industrial, scientific, nature, and product photography applications. Its superior and unique image quality also makes it a great choice for portraits.
This 20mm is a Super wide-angle lens with a large aperture of f/1.8 and angle of view 94.5 degrees. It has Macro focusing capability with a minimum focusing distance of just 7.9", for a reproduction ratio of 1:4. The 9-bladed iris diaphragm obtains beautiful out of focus image characteristics. Aspherical lens elements in the front and rear lens groups minimize distortion, spherical aberration and astigmatisms. The lens has non-vignetting optical construction in order to obtain adequate peripheral brightness with wide apertures-especially desirable for digital cameras. The lens incorporates a rear focus system eliminating front lens rotation. The focusing ring does not rotate during autofocus yet provides adequate focusing torque of the focusing ring during manual focusing of the lens. The lens materials used in this new lens are lead and arsenic free ecological glass.
The EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Lens from Canon delivers 180 diagonal angle of view images for all EOS SLR cameras with imaging formats ranging from full-frame to APS-C. When the lens is used with full-frame cameras you can choose between a circular fisheye image or full-frame image by using the zoom.
35mm, Canon EF Mount
The Optimo Style 16-40mm T2.8 is designed specifically for Super35 / crop-sensor formats. It offers a focal length roughly equivalent to 24-60mm / 26-64mm respectively. Its standard Canon EF mount makes the Optimo Style 16-40mm compatible with a wide variety of cameras ranging from the Super35 EOS C100 Mark II / C300 / C300 Mark II / C500 to APS-C 7D Mark II
The Optimo Style 30-76mm T2.8 is designed specifically for Super35 / crop-sensor formats. It offers a focal length roughly equivalent to 45-114mm / 48-122mm respectively. Its standard Canon EF mount makes the Optimo Style 30-76mm compatible with a wide variety of cameras ranging from the Super35 EOS C100 Mark II / C300 / C300 Mark II / C500 to APS-C 7D Mark II