Find the perfect portrait lens
Capture people's emotions and expressions in your shots with these lenses.
ⓘ Will it work on my Camera
The easiest way to check lens compatibility with your camera is to search for the indicators on your lens mount, located on the front of your camera:
Red dot indicates your camera accepts EF lenses
Red dot and white square indicates your camera will accept EF-S lenses as well
White circle indicates your camera will only accept EF-M lenses
EF-S These lenses are specifically designed for APS-C DSLR models with a more compact sensor. They’re lightweight, versatile and supremely portable.
EF-S APS-C Models: EOS 200D Mark II, EOS 1500D, EOS 3000D, EOS 90D, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 80D, EOS 70D, EOS 60D, EOS 50D, EOS 40D, EOS 30D, EOS 20D, EOS 10D, EOS 760D/Rebel T6s, EOS 750D/Rebel T6i, EOS 700D/Rebel T5i, EOS 650D/Rebel T4i, EOS 600D/Rebel T3i, EOS 550D/Rebel T2i, EOS 500D/Rebel T1i, EOS 450D/Rebel XSi, EOS 400D/Rebel XTi, EOS, 350D/Rebel XT, EOS 300D/Rebel, EOS 100D/Rebel SL1, EOS 1300D/Rebel T6, EOS 1200D/Rebel T5, EOS 1100D/Rebel T3, EOS 1000D/Rebel XS, EOS D60, EOS D30.
EF offer a blend of image quality, compact size and wide maximum apertures. These lenses are compatible with every EOS camera, including the new EOS M series, when used with the EF to EOS M Mount adapter.
EF-M These lenses are even more compact than the EF and EF-S range, and are designed specifically for our Mirrorless range. Offering a range from ultra-wide to telephoto to macro, they’re portable enough to take everywhere and they’re lightweight.
Mirrorless Range includes: Canon EOS M50, Canon EOS M100, Canon EOS M5, Canon EOS M6, Canon EOS M3 & EOS R series cameras
RF The EOS R system is born from our determination to create faster, sharper lenses for unrivaled detailed image quality. The RF lens mount allows flexibility to engineer lenses that were previously not possible. Offering higher quality and speed with a performance system optimised for EOS R cameras, say hello to new levels of intuitive control.
Pricing is an indication of the regular retail price in New Zealand, with the maximum value being $4000+ = ◉◉◉◉◉. Pricing will vary from retailer to retailer.
L SERIES EF LENSES are unrivalled for optical performance in challenging light conditions and environments.
STM This shoots great photos and outstanding videos. Named after a Stepping Motor, it lets the lens focus smoothly and quietly, two great characteristics to have when capturing video.
USM (Ultrasonic Motor) (Ultrasonic Motor) is the most widely used AF motor type in the Canon EF range. USMs work by converting ultrasonic vibration energy into rotational force to move the lens at high speed, making it the fastest focusing motor in our range. Also, it still allows you to manually fine-tune focus without having to switch off auto-focus.
FOCAL LENGTH refers to the field of view of a lens. 50mm is considered to be similar to what we see with our own eyes. Smaller focal lengths than this are wider (wide angle) than what we can see with our eyes. And larger lengths will be more zoomed in than what we can see (this is called telephoto).
APERTURE controls the amount of blur or sharpness around your subject. Similar to a human eye, the larger the lens can open, the more light it lets in. This also reduces the area that is in focus (depth of field) allowing for isolated portraits with blurred backgrounds.