The 8 Best Wide Angle Lenses For Canon Cameras

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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Whether you're looking to capture the entirety of an indoor scene for real estate photos or a family reunion, or you want to shoot impressive landscapes that include everything your eye can see, you'll need a good wide-angle lens. These options, designed specifically for Canon cameras, are some of the finest on the market, and are made to work with a truly professional system. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best wide angle lenss for canon camera on Amazon.

8. Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8

7. EF 14mm f/2.8L

6. Sigma 20mm F1.4 ART HSM

5. EF 8-15mm f/4L USM

4. EF 16-35mm f/4L USM

3. EF 11-24mm f/4L USM

2. Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM

1. EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

Editor's Notes

April 29, 2019:

In the lead up to the release of their new mirrorless line, Canon doesn't seem to have come out with anything new on the wide angle end of the spectrum in the past few years. Most releases in the last two years have been telephoto, mid-range, and zoom lenses that barely clip the wider focal lengths. There is a promised 15-35mm 2.8L lens that's intended to be the wide member of the holy trinity being developed for that mirrorless system, but as of this writing it doesn't even have a release date.

Among the models left to discuss, the 24mm hopped up to the top of our list thanks in large part to the consistency with which it renders such sharp images. We're not just talking about autofocus accuracy, here, though that is quite admirable; we're talking about ultimate sharpness, whether dialed in manually or achieved automatically. Sigma's 12-24mm Art model moved up to number two for similar reasons, but it also offers a different look at skin tones than you might be used to if you've stuck with Canon your whole career, and many find this creaminess in the flesh of their subjects to be rather nice.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on April 30, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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