The best Canon wide-angle lenses in 2024: wide-angle for EOS DSLRs, EOS M and EOS R

Welcome to our guide to the best Canon wide-angle lenses for all systems. We've focused in on wide-angle zoom lenses, both Canon-made and from third-party manufacturers, and have picked out the best options for Canon DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, including both EOS R and EOS M. These are the wide-angle lenses that have most impressed our reviewers, and any of them would make for a fantastic buy for a Canon shooter.

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and he's not easy to impress. A photographer and journalist with many years' experience using and reviewing photo gear, he is ideally placed to recommend the best Canon wide-angles. 

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 

In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.