Best Wide Angle Lenses for Canon DSLRs

Best Wide Angle Lenses for Canon Digital SLRs. Looking for recommended wide-angle lenses for Canon DSLRs? Check out our recommendations below to find the right wide-angle lenses for your Canon Digital SLR Cameras.

A wide-angle lens is a lens whose focal length is smaller than the focal length of a standard lens. As you know wide-angle lenses allow more of the scene to be included in the photograph, which is useful in architectural, interior and landscape photography.

There are two types of wide-angle lenses: Wide-angle prime lens and wide-angle zoom lens. Check the list of best wide-angle lenses for Canon DSLRs (Both full frame and APS-C) below to find the best wide-angle lenses for Canon DSLRs.

Best Wide-angle Prime Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, 5D Mark III, 5DS & 5DS R, 6D Mark II, 1D X Mark II

Below is most recommended wide-angle prime lenses for Canon full frame DSLRs. Tested on 5D Mark III, the best lens is Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens. This lens is not very expensive as some Zeiss lenses, but very fast and sharp. At super wide-angle lens range, the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 lens has the highest DxOMark score with a very cheap price, even better than Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZE lens.

Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A $899 34 Amazon
Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A $849 Amazon
EF 35mm f/2 IS USM $549 33 Amazon
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Ultra Wide Tilt-Shift Lens $1,899 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZE $1,117 31 Amazon
EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM $1,549 31 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZE $1,843 31 Amazon
EF 35mm f/1.4L USM $1,329 30 Amazon
Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC $459 29 Amazon
EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM $649 29 Amazon
EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM $699 29 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 28mm f/2 ZE $1,283 27 Amazon
Super Widge-angle Prime
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical $379 25 Amazon
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L UD Aspherical Ultra Wide Tilt-Shift lens $2,149 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZE $2,950 24 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 21mm f/2.8 ZE $1,843 22 Amazon
EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM $2,159 21 Amazon
EF 20mm f/2.8 USM $489 19 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 18mm f/3.5 ZE $1,395 18 Amazon

Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, 5D Mark III, 5DS & 5DS R, 6D Mark II, 1D X Mark II

Below are top recommended wide angle zoom lenses for Canon full frame DSLRs. Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens is one of the best Canon Lenses, and EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens wins “Best Professional DSLR Lens“ award at TIPA awards 2015. The new annouced Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD is a great lens too. The Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L is sharp all the way to the corners for landscapes and other wide-angle shots. And EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lensTokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2. Pro FXlens and EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens are great choices.

Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens $2,999 Amazon
Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD $1,199 Amazon
EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM $1,099 22 Amazon
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM $1,599 22 Amazon
EF 17-40mm f/4L USM $799 21 Amazon
Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX $629 22 Amazon
Tokina AT-X 17-35mm f/4 PRO FX $449 Amazon
Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 AF II DG HSM $949 15 Amazon

Best Wide-angle Prime Lenses for Canon EOS 80D, 77D, 7D Mark II, Rebel APS-C DSLRs

As for Canon full frame DSLRs, the best wide-angle lens for Canon APS-C cameras is same: the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM art lensCanon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM lens is also a good lens for APS-C DSLRs. The best super wide-angle lens for APS-C cameras is Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZE lens.

Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A $899 22 Amazon
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Ultra Wide Tilt-Shift Lens $1,899 Amazon
Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A $849 Amazon
EF 35mm f/2 IS USM $599 22 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZE $1,843 21 Amazon
EF 35mm f/1.4L USM $1,329 20 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZE $1,117 20 Amazon
EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM $1,549 19 Amazon
Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC $459 19 Amazon
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM $499 19 Amazon
EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM $699 19 Amazon
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake $149 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f/2.0 ZE $1,699 19 Amazon
EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM $649 18 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 28mm f/2 ZE $1,283 18 Amazon
Super Widge-angle Prime
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L UD Aspherical Ultra Wide Tilt-Shift lens $2,149 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZE $2,950 15 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 21mm f/2.8 ZE $1,843 15 Amazon
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical $379 15 Amazon
EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM $2,159 13 Amazon
EF 20mm f/2.8 USM $489 13 Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 18mm f/3.5 ZE $1,395 12 Amazon

Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for Canon EOS 80D, 77D, 7D Mark II, Rebel APS-C DSLRs

  • Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8: As we all know, The king lens of APS-C cameras Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 is the best for architectural, interior and landscape photography. This lens is even better than wide-angle prime lenses according to DxOMark.
  • Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM ($299): Currently unbeatable in price-to-quality ratio. The 10-18mm is a terrific option—it’s sharp, lightweight, has minimal distortion except when wide open at 10mm, and is exceptionally cheap for a wide-angle zoom.
  • Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR ($599): This is an awesome lens if you are into landscape or architectural photography.
  • Tokina AT-X 11-16 PRO: Fast f/2.8 constant maximum aperture is a clear advantage for low light shooting over slower models and yet possess very good sharpness levels.
Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM $799 24 Amazon
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM $299 Amazon
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM $599 Amazon
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens $2,999 Amazon
Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD $1,199 Amazon
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM $1,059 15 Amazon
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX $569 15 Amazon
Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124 AF Pro DX II $449 14 Amazon
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM $1,349 14 Amazon
Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM $649 14 Amazon
Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM $699 11 Amazon
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