Are Canon's EF lenses good enough for modern mirrorless cameras?

Canon EOS R6
(Image credit: Brian Worley)

It’s clear that Canon has moved on from DSLRs with a focus on mirrorless models. If you are planning on upgrading, then the best mirrorless camera is likely to be what you’ll choose, and that means a new lens mount. Don’t be too concerned, though, as the mount adapter lets you use all your existing EF and EF-S lenses on a mirrorless EOS camera. 

Many of you will look at your bag of lenses and wonder how you can afford a complete system change when, in reality, a mirrorless camera works fine with your existing lenses. RF lenses are often shorter in length, and cheaper RF options are lighter than equivalent EF lenses, but there are many more EF lenses than RF to choose from. The best Canon lenses guide has some of the best options.

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Brian Worley

Brian is a freelance photographer and photo tutor, based in Oxfordshire. He has unrivaled EOS DSLR knowledge, after working for Canon for over 15 years, and is on hand to answer all the EOS and photographic queries in Canon-centric magazine PhotoPlus.

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