Best Canon standard zoom lenses in 2024: for Canon DSLRs, EOS R and EOS M

best Canon standard zoom lenses
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Looking to replace your kit lens? This guide to the best Canon standard zoom lenses will help choose the right lens for you and allow you to take your photography to the next level.

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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.