Choosing the best Canon lenses for video can be tricky. Some of it depends on your camera. For example, the best prime lens for Canon 70d is going to be different than the best lenses for Canon 5d mark iii video. But don’t worry. We did the research to try to help you sort through all the technicalities so you can find the right lens for you. Before we get to the reviews, here are some key features to keep in mind.
Zoom Type: Our top picks offer a few different types of zoom. As you go through our list, you’ll see vari-focal, motorized, and digital zooms. There are quite a few lenses that are fixed and don’t have any zoom at all!
Size: Some of these items are kits so if you see 2 sizes listed, the kit contains one of each. Generally, these lenses cover a wide range of sizes. We included lenses from 10-18mm all the way to 300 mm.
Lens Type:There are so many types of lenses available and we wanted to give you some options. So, we included a variety: zoom lenses, prime lenses, telephoto lenses, wide-angle lenses, and standard zoom lenses.
Weight: There are 2 things to consider when it comes to the weight of a lens. Is it light enough that you’ll be comfortable shooting video with it on your camera? And, how easy will it be to transport?
Max Aperture: Simply, aperture is the hole in the lens where light enters the camera. The larger the number, the smaller the hole, the opposite of what you would think. The faster light can come in, the faster the lens is.
Warranty: Warranties are always important, but for a camera lens, it’s a good idea to pay close attention. Know what’s covered and what isn’t. Because these are all Canon lens, the warranties are basically the same and last for 1 year.
Now that you know a little more about the features of these lenses, let’s get into our Canon video lens review. If you’re short on time, make sure you check out our top pick and budget pick first. We made it super easy for you by putting them both right at the top of our list. Keep reading if you can because the rest of our list is pretty great, too. All right, let's get on with our reviews!