The just announced Canon EOS M6 Mark II is the company's best EOS M mirrorless camera yet. With its 14fps burst rate, uncropped 4K video and optional EVF, it's impressed us both with its specifications and with its handling in our hands on review. In fact, we think the EOS M6 Mark II may be better than the Canon EOS R, and cheaper too.
But where are the lenses? Canon's been busy pushing the EOS M series as 'storytelling' cameras, and many of its EOS M lenses are aimed at the entry level end of the market, so there's this perception that it's not a 'serious' camera. Indeed, Canon only lists eight native EOS M lenses.
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Lens support is an important factor in the success of any camera range. It's also a major factor for us when we update our list of the best mirrorless cameras to buy. Canon's RF lens roadmap is filling up nicely, but its plans for the EF-M lens range seem to be in the doldrums.
But hang on. Some of these lenses are actually quite interesting, such as the Canon EF-M 32MM F/1.4 STM fast 'standard' lens, and the pocket-sized Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM ultra-wide zoom.
And Canon is not the only company making EF-M mount lenses. Samyang is the biggest independent producer (it makes more EF-M fit lenses than Canon!), but Tamron, Laowa and even Lensbaby are in on it too.
So here's a list of the 31 native EF-M lenses we've counted that you can get right now. Who says the EOS M has no lens support!
|Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM||Ultra-wide zoom|
|Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM||Retracting standard zoom|
|Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM||Regular standard zoom|
|Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM||8.3x superzoom|
|Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM||Compact moderate wideangle prime|
|Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM||Macro lens with its own light!|
|Canon EF-M 32MM F/1.4 STM||Fast standard prime lens|
|Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM||Telephoto zoom|
|Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC||11x superzoom lens|
|Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D||Ultrawide prime lens|
|Lensbaby Trio 28||Three 'art' lenses on a rotating turret|
|Samyang 8mm F3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II||Fisheye lens|
|Samyang 8mm F2.8 UMC Fish-eye II||Fisheye lens|
|Samyang 10mm F2.8 ED AS NCS CS||Ultrawide prime lens|
|Samyang 12mm F2.8 ED AS NCS FISH-EYE||Fisheye lens|
|Samyang 12mm F2.0 NCS CS||Ultrawide prime lens|
|Samyang 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC||Ultrawide prime lens|
|Samyang 16mm F2.0 ED AS UMC CS||Wideangle prime|
|Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC||Wideangle prime|
|Samyang 21mm F1.4 ED AS UMC CS||Wideangle prime|
|Samyang 24mm F1.4 ED AS IF UMC||Wideangle prime|
|Samyang TILT/SHIFT LENS 24mm F3.5 ED AS UMC||Tilt shift perspective control lens|
|Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC||Fast standard prime|
|Samyang 35mm F1.2 ED AS UMC CS||Fast standard prime|
|Samyang 50mm F1.4 AS UMC||Short 'portrait' lens|
|Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS||Faster short 'portrait' lens|
|Samyang 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS||Portrait lens|
|Samyang 85mm F1.4 AS IF UMC||Portrait lens|
|Samyang 100mm F2.8 ED UMC MACRO||Telephoto/macro lens|
|Samyang 135mm F2.0 ED UMC||Telephoto prime|
|Samyang 300mm F6.3 ED UMC CS||Supertelephoto 'mirror' lens|