Cheapest Canon lenses – Going Long On Budget

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To all photography lovers especially canon fans here is the cheapest Canon lenses with reviews & pictures:

1-Canon EF 50 mm F/1.8:


canon 50mmf1.8

Specifications:

  • EF Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Maximum Aperture: f/1.8
  • Optimized Lens Coatings
  • STM AF Motor Supports Movie Servo AF
  • Manual Focus Override
  • Metal Lens Mount
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 14″

This lens one of my favorite lenses for shooting portrait & night photography because of it’s wide aperture F/1.8 & it’s lightweight, this lens is very cheap although you will get amazed by the results.

Compatibility:

35 mm Film & Full-Frame Digital Sensor Canon (APS-C)


Sample photos captured by Canon 50 mm:

 

Garden watering
50 mm, 1/1000 s, f/2.8, ISO 200

 

A glass of beer
50 mm, 1/1000 s, f/1.8, ISO 100

You can get the lens from here: Amazon.com

 

2-CANON EF 75-300 mm f/4.0-5.6 III USM

Canon Tele zoom lens EF 75-300mm f:4-5.6 III

Specifications:

  • EF Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/4-45
  • DC Autofocus Motor
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 4.9′
  • 58 mm Filter Thread Diameter

If you are new to photography & you want to start capturing good shots, this lens is considered as an entry-level photography, with the extra zooming it can be used in sports photography, so if you are a beginner this lens is made for you.

Compatibility:

35 mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor Canon (APS-C)


Sample photos captured by Canon 75-300 mm:

NASA plane
150 mm, 1/500 s, f/8, ISO 100

 

A bird in India
300 mm, 1/400 s, f/5.6, ISO 400

 You can get the lens from here: Amazon.com

 

3CANON EF-S 10-18 mm f/4.5-5.6 IS:

 

Specifications:

  • EF-S Mount Lens
  • 16-28.8mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5-5.6 to f/22-29
  • One UD Element & One Aspherical Element
  • Enhanced Lens Coatings
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • STM Stepping Motor for Quiet AF
  • Four-Group Optical Zoom System
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Override
  • Seven-Blade Circular Aperture

This lens is also very cheap it can be used for telephoto purposes & it includes image stabilization (IS), you will love the lens if you are always using normal angle lenses because this is ultra widely angle lens & you will be impressed by its results, actually if you want to capture some portrait photos or you want to blur the background this lens will not be your choice as the maximum aperture is 4.5 at 10 mm & 5.6 at 18 mm,

Compatibility:

Canon EF-S only


 Sample photos captured by Canon 10-18 mm:

waterfall
18 mm, 30 s, f/5.6, ISO 400

 

building
10 mm, 1/30 s, f/5.6, ISO 100

You can get the lens from here: Amazon.com

 

4-CANON EF-S 55-250 mm f/4-5.6 STM IS


 canon 55-250 mm

 

Specifications:

  • EF-S Mount Lens
  • 88-400mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4-32
  • Ultra-low Dispersion Lens Element
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Constant Minimum Focus Distance: 3.6′
  • Wide Rubberized Zoom Ring
  • Truly Circular Diaphragm
  • 58mm Filter Thread Diameter

This is a lightweight telephoto zoom lens if you want to capture birds, nature, trees, animals & also moon shots this lens is your choice, Actually, It is a very good choice for a small budget.

Compatibility:

Canon EF-S only


Sample photos captured by Canon 55-250 mm:

flower
96 mm, 1/200 s, f/6.3, ISO 100

 

The Moon
250 mm, 1/160 s, f/5.6, ISO 100

 

You can get the lens from here: Amazon.com

 

5-CANON EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM


Specifications:

  • EF-S Mount Lens
  • 29-216mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5-36
  • PMO Aspherical and One UD Lens Elements
  • Optical Image Stabilization & Dynamic IS
  • Stepping Motor and Inner Focusing System
  • Supports Movie Servo AF Feature
  • Manual Focus Override
  • Zoom Ring Lock Lever
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 15.4″

It’s a wide-angle to a telephoto zoom lens, is good for the beginners also as a starter lens, it can be used for walk around photos & it’s much better than kit lens, one of its advantages that you can capture wide varieties of photos without changing the lens, it’s inexpensive lens too.

Compatibility:

Canon EF-S


 Sample photos captured by Canon 18-135 mm:

las Vegas
18 mm, 1/30 s, f/3.5, ISO 1000

 

telephoto
120 mm, 1/50 s, f/5.6, ISO 400

 

You can get the lens from here: Amazon.com

Check here the review of best canon lenses for landscape.

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22 Comments

  • Ehab, what a great article and review of some of Canon’s most popular and less expensive lenses. The image examples are excellent. We are looking for a small lens like the 50mm f/1.8 but they seem to be around £900 in the UK where we live.
    Considering the one your reviewed at just over a hundred dollars, you’ve taken a fine picture of water with it!
    The 75-300 shows a bit of chromatic aberration but for the price shown, that can be forgiven.
    This is a very useful review of some of the cheaper Canon lenses and we thank you for taking the trouble to go through them all. Ches

  • Hey Ehab

    Great review on the canon lenses! I love the pictures by the way, very clear! Although i’m not a professional photographer but i would like to invest in a camera some day because i just love taking pictures! I will keep in touch with your site when the day comes !:)

    Samuel

  • I am not a professional photographer but I really enjoy taking pictures. I have a Canon camera and have been looking into expanding my lenses collection. Thanks for the detail of each lenses, it was helpful so I know which lens I might get next. I have been wanting to get a lens to take photos of the moon and now I know Canon 55-250 mm is the right one to get. Thanks for the info, great website.