Canon 35mm Zoom Lens Solutions

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The Canon EF lens mount was first introduced back in in 1987 and became the prevailing mount for the entire Canon EOS category for both SLR film and DSLR digital cameras. The acronym EF means "Electro-Focus": EF lens auto focusing is conducted by an in-the-lens dedicated electric motor. From a mechanical standpoint it' a bayonet-type mount, and all data transmission between lens and camera occurs by electrical contact; there is no mechanical interaction

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Later on Canon established the EF-S mount in 2003, an offshoot of the Canon EF mount created strictly for 1.6x crop factor digital EOS cameras. Although an EF lens may be mounted on an EF-S cropped image body, an EF-S lens cannot be fitted to an EF body. The EF-M mount was specifically designed for the EOS M camera released in July of 2012.  An EF-M Lens Mount Adapter from canon allows you to attach EF & EF-S Canon lenses to the digital Canon EOS-M mirrorless camera, which features a Canon EF-M lens mount. It operates fully with every lens function, including autofocus and image stabilization

STM stands for Stepper Motor and is a applied to a new range of Canon lenses which feature a new design of focus motors which, along with a new iris mechanism are designed to eliminate (auditory) noise during video recording.

 Canon Zoom Lens Collection

> The top performing lenses are prime lenses, and not zoom lenses, although there are some excellent zooms. Also rated highly are macro lenses.  Jan 31, 2011 ✓

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Canon Autofocus Zoom Lenses

Ultra Wide Angle Zooms • Wide Zooms • Standard Zooms • Telephoto Zooms
Canon EF-M Lenses
Canon has two prime lenses and four zoom lenses, specifically designed for the EOS M camera. The kit lens is the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
Canon EF-M 15-45mm IS STM Lens
Canon EF-M 15-45mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM

Announced Feb 18, 2016 Wideangle zoom lens
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Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM

Announced Sep 15, 2016 Lens • Canon EF-M
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Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM

•Announced
Jun 17,  2014
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Canon EF-M Lens Mount Adapter
EF-M Lens Mount Adapter
allows you to attach EF & EF-S Canon lenses to the digital Canon EOS-M mirrorless camera
Canon EF-S Mount Lenses Canon EF-S Mount Lenses - For 1.6 Crop Sensor Cameras - Sorted By Lens Size
An offshoot of the EF mounting system, Canon added the EF-S lens support, in 2003, designed only for EOS digital cameras featuring a 1.6x crop produced after 2003. Any other Canon EOS camera that features an EF mount only will not permit mounting of EF-S lenses.
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

Announced Mar 21, 2013 - Posted Mar 6, 2014
Canon EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens
Canon EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM
Announced Feb 18, 2016 Telephoto zoom lens • Canon EF-S $599
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

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Canon EF Mount Lenses - Fits Both Full Frame and APS-C Cameras
Canon EF 11-24mm F4L USM Lens
Canon EF 11-24mm F4L USM

Announced Feb 6, 2015
Wideangle fisheye zoom lens | Canon EF
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Canon EF 16-35mm Lens
Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM
Announced Aug 25, 2016 $2,199
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Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
 

Feb 27, 2003✓
Canon EF 24-105mm F4L IS II USM Lens
Canon EF 24-105mm F4L IS II USM
Announced Aug 25, 2016 $1,099
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Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens
Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS II USM

Announced Sep 15, 2016 Telephoto zoom lens • Canon EF
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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II Lens
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II


Announced Nov 10, 2014
Discontinued Canon Zoom Lenses
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 ISCanon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS. - for EOS digital SLR cameras. Plastic build right down to the lens mount. In fact, there's so much plastic, this lens feels looks and looks af the label should read Playskool and not Canon. but, looks can sometimes be somewhat deceiving. Just get on with using it, and quit pixel peeping already. If you have a need for a metal lens mount, perhaps you are somewhat too violent with your gear and you should look for a Hummer or Caterpillar brand camera.  Updated 01/02/2011 ✓ Discontinued
Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5   Discontinued
Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II. . Discontinued
Canon EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 III.   Discontinued
Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II   ✓ Discontinued
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6
Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Discontinued
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DO IS  USM
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM
Canon EF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II. Discontinued
CN-E14.5–60mm T2.6 L S / CN-E14.5–60mm T2.6 L SP - Announced Nov 4, 2011
CN-E30–300mm T2.95–3.7 L S / CN-E30–300mm T2.95–3.7 L SP - Announced Nov 4, 2011
CN-E24mm T1.5 L F / CN-E50mm T1.3 L F / CN-E85mm T1.3 L F  - Announced Nov 4, 2011

USM = Ultrasonic Motor. Ring USM motors are silent and manual focus (FTM = Full Time Manual) is possible without switching out of autofocus. Micro USM motors are quiet, but do not allow full time manual focus.

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