Best Wide Angle Lenses for Canon DSLRs

Best Wide Angle Lenses for Canon Digital SLRs. Looking for recommended wide-angle lenses for Canon DSLRs? Now here is the guide for you to find the right wide-angle lenses for your Canon Digital SLR Cameras. You know, A wide-angle lens is a lens whose focal length is smaller than the focal length of a standard lens. And 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.

LensPriceDxOMarkBuy Now
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A$89934Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A$849Amazon | B&H | Adorama
EF 35mm f/2 IS USM$54933Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Ultra Wide Tilt-Shift Lens$1,899Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZE$1,11731Amazon | B&H | Adorama
EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM$1,54931Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZE$1,84331Amazon
EF 35mm f/1.4L USM$1,32930Amazon
Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC$45929Amazon
EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM$64929Amazon
EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM$69929Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 28mm f/2 ZE$1,28327Amazon
Super Widge-angle Prime
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical$37925Amazon
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L UD Aspherical Ultra Wide Tilt-Shift lens$2,149Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZE$2,95024Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 21mm f/2.8 ZE$1,84322Amazon
EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM$2,15921Amazon
EF 20mm f/2.8 USM$48919Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 18mm f/3.5 ZE$1,39518Amazon

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 lens, Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2. Pro FX lens and EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens are great choices.

LensPriceDxOMarkBuy Now
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens$2,999Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD$1,199Amazon | B&H | Adorama
EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM$1,09922Amazon | B&H | Adorama
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM$1,59922Amazon | B&H | Adorama
EF 17-40mm f/4L USM$79921Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX$62922Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Tokina AT-X 17-35mm f/4 PRO FX$449Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 AF II DG HSM$94915Amazon | B&H | Adorama

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 lens. Canon 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.

LensPriceDxOMarkBuy Now
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A$89922Amazon
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Ultra Wide Tilt-Shift Lens$1,899Amazon
Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A$849Amazon | B&H | Adorama
EF 35mm f/2 IS USM$59922Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZE$1,84321Amazon
EF 35mm f/1.4L USM$1,32920Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZE$1,11720Amazon
EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM$1,54919Amazon
Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC$45919Amazon
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM$49919Amazon
EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM$69919Amazon
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake$149Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f/2.0 ZE$1,69919Amazon
EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM$64918Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 28mm f/2 ZE$1,28318Amazon
Super Widge-angle Prime
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L UD Aspherical Ultra Wide Tilt-Shift lens$2,149Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZE$2,95015Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 21mm f/2.8 ZE$1,84315Amazon
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical$37915Amazon
EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM$2,15913Amazon
EF 20mm f/2.8 USM$48913Amazon
Zeiss Distagon T 18mm f/3.5 ZE$1,39512Amazon

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.
LensPriceDxOMarkBuy Now
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM$79924Amazon
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM$299Amazon
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM$599Amazon
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens$2,999Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD$1,199Amazon | B&H | Adorama
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM$1,05915Amazon
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX$56915Amazon
Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124 AF Pro DX II$44914Amazon
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM$1,34914Amazon
Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM$64914Amazon
Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM$69911Amazon