canon m50 lenses

Lenses for Canon m50

Canon EOS M50 (aka Canon EOS Kiss M) - a very popular camera both here and in Japan. This is a compact camera with an APS-C sensor that allows you to shoot in various conditions. This article will discuss the choice of optics for this tiny carcass.

One of the advantages of Canon cameras is the widest choice of optics at very affordable prices.

Cameras Canon M50, M6 Mark II, M100, M200 and others from the M series have an EF-M mount. This mount is designed to work with mirrorless crop optics. For other lenses you will need adapters.

canon m50 lenses

The "native" lenses for these cameras will be the following models:

  • Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Wide-angle lens for landscape/interior photography. In low light you need tripod.

  • Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM

Compact full-time (whale) lens. Suitable for a wide range of tasks. In low light, again, a tripod will be required.

  • Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Whale lens, similar to the previous one. But a little less wide (18mm versus 15mm) and a little closer (55mm versus 45mm). I would settle for 15-45mm, plus it's more compact.

  • Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM

Universal super zoom. Very close/far away. Traveling will be an interesting option. Please note that this is one of the "dark" lenses with low aperture. Will work well in bright sunny weather. Practically unsuitable for evening shooting.

  • Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM

Compact TV. With such a lens, you can shoot birds, bring distant objects closer. Also dark.

  • Canon EF-M 22mm f / 2 STM

Super-compact high-aperture standard prime lens. With this lens, you can shoot handheld even in the evening. Aperture f2 is very good. But there is no zoom, that's how physics works.

  • Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM

Macro lens with built-in illumination. With it, it will be possible to take interesting shots in very close-up.

  • Canon EF-M 32MM F/1.4 STM

Standard Super Fast fixed lens. Almost analogue 50mm f1.8 at full frame. With f1.4, you can shoot in almost any light. 32mm f1.4 will allow you to shoot half-length portraits with some background blur.

I also recommend Hoya protective filters for your optics:

It is worth saying that all these lenses are optically very worthy. The choice depends on the nature of the use.

But keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list of lenses that can be used on Canon M cameras.

You can also purchase any of Viltrox lenses (available for various mounts, including Canon EF-M). Or adapt Canon EF SLR lenses via simple adapter or speedbooster. At the same time, all functionality and autofocus will be preserved.

Watch my videos on this topic:

Canon EF 24mm f2.8 IS USM vs Canon EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM

Which one to choose - Canon EF 24mm f / 2.8 IS USM vs Canon EF-S 24mm f / 2.8 STM?

I am often asked questions about these two lenses at my Youtube channel... Both lenses are good, but in their own way.

Canon EF 24mm f / 2.8 IS USM - Canon full frame lens that can be used with both full frame cameras and crop cameras

Canon EF-S 24mm f / 2.8 STM - Canon crop lens, which on SLR models will be mounted ONLY on crop cameras. You can put on mirrorless carcasses through an adapter and on full-frame cameras (RP, R, R6, R5), but they will take pictures only in crop mode and with a reduced resolution. It can also be mounted via an adapter to mirrorless crop cameras on the EOS M. But only with adapter.

Outwardly, both lenses are very compact and lightweight, you will not feel their presence in terms of weight and size. But the pancake EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM is even smaller.

Optically, both lenses are virtually flawless. They are sharp from edge to edge starting at f2.8. That is, you only need to close the aperture on such optics to control the depth of field. Detail is excellent at any aperture setting (as long as the aperture does not separate you from detail).

An important point. No other lens will give you tangible background blur... Forget about portraits with these focal lengths and apertures.

Why is the Canon EF 24mm f / 2.8 IS USM more expensive than the Canon EF-S 24mm f / 2.8 STM?

  • As stated above, the Canon EF 24mm f / 2.8 IS USM is a full frame lens. Canon EF-S 24mm f / 2.8 STM will not work full frame even if you turn it on full frame mirrorless.
  • Further, the Canon EF 24mm f / 2.8 IS USM has good OIS. With this lens, you can handheld evening / night landscapes with discretion (although tripod for such things is preferable). With the Canon EF-S 24mm f / 2.8 STM, you don't shoot much handheld at night, despite the f2.8.
  • Canon EF 24mm f / 2.8 IS USM, due to the built-in stub, will also do a good job of shooting video without a tripod / monopod.
  • The Canon EF 24mm f / 2.8 IS USM has an ultrasonic focusing motor, which in almost every respect outperforms the stepper motor in the Canon EF-S 24mm f / 2.8 STM. This is not to say that STM lenses are poorly focused. This is also a valid option. But the EF 24mm f / 2.8 IS USM focuses almost instantly and silently.
  • Although both lenses are extremely sharp, in terms of color reproduction, I would go for the more expensive Canon EF 24mm f / 2.8 IS USM. It gives a rich and contrasting picture. This is not to say that the EF-S 24mm f / 2.8 STM is bad in this regard. He shoots much better than any cropped whales like EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 or EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6. But in comparison of the two fixes, the EF 24mm f / 2.8 IS USM wins in terms of color rendition.

Among the differences described above, the most important is that Canon EF-S 24mm f / 2.8 STM designed for crop cameras... In fact, according to the field of view, this is a standard lens. It has an equivalent focal length of about 39mm, which cannot be called a very wide angle.

Lens Canon EF 24mm f / 2.8 IS USM on a full-frame camera it will give full-frame 24mm - this is already the territory of wide-angle cameras. I personally find this focal point boring, but nevertheless, it is suitable for landscape photography and many other tasks.

Which lens should you buy?

For crop cameras, you can safely buy the Canon EF-S 24mm f / 2.8 STM, which I advised in the article “Best lenses for Canon crop cameras". The EF-S 24mm f / 2.8 STM will shoot much better than a kit lens, while being ultra-compact, inexpensive and offering a comfortable field of view. It turns out to be a good standard crop stick.

I don't see much point in buying a Canon EF 24mm f / 2.8 IS USM with a crop camera. But in the full frame, you get a very high quality compact wide-angle lens.

Historical reference.

In 2012, Canon released the Canon EF 24mm f / 2.8 IS USM, Canon EF 28mm f / 2.8 IS USM and Canon EF 35mm f / 2 IS USM series. Lenses were produced specifically for digital cameras, taking into account the large number of megapixels and the increased requirements of amateur photographers. They have older counterparts, but today I would recommend choosing from this series. Believe me new RF optics no better (except marketing) compared to these "oldies".

All of these lenses are excellent optically. The only question is in the choice of the parameters of aperture and focal length. I have used for a long time Canon EF 35mm f / 2 IS USM and I think it is the most interesting of this line (and he gives bokeshku, unlike the heroes of the review). But if you want a compact, lightweight and super-sharp full-frame width, the Canon EF 24mm f / 2.8 IS USM is a great option.

The cost of lenses from the review

Also read the review at Canon EF 40mm f2.8 STMwith the same field of view as the Canon EF-S 24mm f / 2.8 STM.

canon rf 14-35 f4l vs rf 15-35 f2.8l

New Canon RF 14-35mm f / 4L IS USM

At the end of June 2021, information was published on Canon RF 14-35mm f / 4L IS USM in addition to the previous Canon RF 15-35mm f / 2.8L IS USM.

Price $ 1700.

Weight (about 500 grams) and dimensions are comparable to RF 85mm f2 IS... This is great because similar lenses weigh 800 grams on average. The lens has elements and coatings to control all kinds of aberrations. In general, before us is an elka with an excellent picture.

The lens has been on sale since August 2021.

For the price, Canon EF 16-35mm f4 is still much more attractive, because it is much cheaper, but without 14mm at wide angle or Sigma 14-24mm f2.8, but without 35mm at a long angle ... so the lens is interesting and unique in its own way. 

Here Canon RF 14-35mm f4L IS review in comparison with higher aperture Canon RF 15-35mm f2.8L IS: