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


  • 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.


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:


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


  • 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.


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:


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



  • 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,


Canon EF-S only

 Sample photos captured by Canon 10-18 mm:

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


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

You can get the lens from here:


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

 canon 55-250 mm



  • 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.


Canon EF-S only

Sample photos captured by Canon 55-250 mm:

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:


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


  • 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.


Canon EF-S

 Sample photos captured by Canon 18-135 mm:

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


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


You can get the lens from here:

Check here the review of best canon lenses for landscape.

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  • 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 !:)


  • 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.

  • I am not a professional or semi-pro photographer but I am drawn with the items you explained here.

    Is it just me or it’s a norm that lens which you state for the beginners are expensive? That’s what I notice as I look at the price.

    Honestly, all the photos are great I must say. It makes me deduced that all lens are on par and difficult to separate in terms of quality.

    • Actually, Tar those are the cheapest, for the starter(beginner) photographer he can continue using the kit lens that comes with the camera body till he knows some rules about photography & then he can upgrade his lens.

  • I can’t believe how far cameras have come! Looking at those photos is better than seeing them in real life. Its alot like those 4k tv’s they got now. I remember when I first saw one, I was stuck on stupid for like I just wish I could buy one just for personal use for when I go hiking or something. Are there any hard cases to protect the equipment?

  • Hey..loved the post, the way you have covered the details about lenses and the sample photos are pretty awesome for all.
    I loved the ‘EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM’ and that Vegas photo is just fantastic. Can you do a comparison of some camera models which these lenses are supported with, that will be really helpful in understanding the overall cost!

  • Hi Ehab, this is a cool site, showing image samples related to each lens is a must. Lenses are expensive and I would need to be sure before investing. I have a Nikon camera, I wanted a different lens with a nice zoom and finally went for a Sigma lens which was more affordable for a beginner like me. Luckily I had done some research before. By the way, there is a small spelling mistake in your second menu where the “H” between the “G” & “R” should be removed. Keep up the good work Ehab 🙂

    • Hello Fred , glad that you liked the website yeah because lenses are the most important part in a camera they are expensive, also i have sigma lens (Canon mount) in my gear, and i will make reviews soon about sigma lenses :), thanks for your feedback & for correcting the spelling mistake i just edited it now.

  • Hey there Ehab,
    Its so hard to find cheap camera lenses, they all cost a bundle! Glad I came across your site, I learned a lot on camera lens than I could have learned by my own. Do you have plans on making video tutorials? I think that would really help give you visibility and I would definitely follow your updates. Cheers!

  • Hi, I’ve been looking into switchng to a more professional lens recently ( other than the factory supplied option ) but I’m a little stuck on the price overall. What is your opinion on second hand or maybe reconditioned lenses? Do you feel it is a risk to purchase one? Also, do you know of any places online that provide this service?

    • Hi Chris, No problem you can get third party lenses like sigma or tamron, & all can be found on, i already have Sigma 24-70 mm Canon mount, & soon i will make a review for best sigma lenses (canon mount), thanks for passing by.

  • Nice site with lots of good information about lenses. You would be able to give people a better experience if you added the price that amazon quotes – for example: $299.00 with free shipping. Let them know the pricing so they can know if it fits their budget.

    Of course, this is technical point. The information you give is first class so take it to the next level!

  • First of all, I wanna say that your website is really clean and crisp, straight to the point and no beating about the bush.

    It was straight to the point. Perhaps you could consider adding a star rating to it. Listing down the pros & cons of the products really helps in your audience’s decision

    All the categories are well-thought out & well-described.

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