Photography Museum Lenses: Canon EF Mount

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I purchased my first EF mount lens, the original black Canon EF 80-200 ƒ/2.8 L “magic drainpipe” in the early 1990s. That lens is a tank and still going strong. Several other lenses from the film era did not fair as well and have been retired to the gear-closet in the sky.

I’ve actually never owned a full-frame DSLR, but ironically I’ve also never owned any cropped-sensor specific EF-S mount lenses either. I know some Canon EF-S lenses are excellent value, but I guess I just never wanted to paint myself into a corner—the dream of owning a full-frame sensor body persists.

Canon EF Prime Lenses

Canon EF Zoom Lenses



  • Lensbaby 2.0 Canon EF
  • Lensbaby Composer Pro
    • Lensbaby Optics
      • Lensbaby Edge 50
      • Lensbaby Edge 80
      • Lensbaby Sweet 35