Best EF-M Mount Lenses for Canon EOS M6II, M50 II and M200 Cameras

In October 2012, Canon introduced the Canon EOS M as its first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, which featured an APS-C sensor and a new lens mount, called the EF-M mount. Despite its name, it’s mechanically different from the EF and EF-S mounts for SLR cameras, but uses the same digital communications such that the SLR lenses can be used with an adapter. It is however not compatible to the new Canon RF-mount lenses. Current camera models include the compact Canon EOS M200, the mainstream EOS M50 II, and the enthusiast EOS M6 II. 

This page provides an overview of the still somewhat limited catalog of native EF-M mount lenses. The lenses are mostly autofocus lenses, but selected manual focus lenses may also be included.

For every lens, the following major characteristics are given:

  • Focal length.
  • Maximum aperture. It has a strong influence on the light conditions in which the lens can be used, and how shallow the depth of field can be. Fast lenses also tend to be much more expensive. Green labels indicate fast lenses (> f/2), red labels indicate slow lenses (< f/4).
  • Filter size. It serves as a representative of the length, diameter and weight of the lens. Green labels indicate compact lenses (filter size < 60 mm), red labels indicate big lenses (> 70 mm).
  • Minimum focus distance (MFD). It has a major influence on the magnification that can be achieved, as well as the depth of field.
  • Another interesting point is of course the price, but it is different in every market and currency. Instead, links to independent reviews are given which will help you to find the best lens for your needs.

Note that additional designations such as IS, STM USM and VC which are not necessary to identify a lens are omitted.

*Manual focus lens with digital coupling between lens and camera.

**Manual focus lens without digital coupling between lens and camera.

1 Prime lenses

Lenses with a fixed focal length.

1.1 Fisheye lenses

Ultra wide angle lenses with purposeful strong distortions.

lens   focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
    mm   mm m  

1.2 Wide angle lenses

lens   focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
    mm   mm m  
Sigma DC DN | Contem­porary 16 1.4 67 0.25  
Canon EF-M 22 2 43 0.15 CL, OL
Viltrox AF M 23 1.4 52 0.30  

1.3 Standard lenses

Lenses with a focal length similar to the image sensor diagonal of 27 mm. Images created with these lenses are generally perceived as looking natural.

lens   focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
    mm   mm m  
Sigma DC DN | Contem­porary 30 1.4 52 0.30  
Canon EF-M 32 1.4 43 0.23 CL
Viltrox AF M 33 1.4 52 0.40  

1.4 Telephoto lenses

lens   focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
    mm   mm m  
Sigma DC DN | Contem­porary 56 1.4 55 0.50  
Viltrox AF M 56 1.4 52 0.60  

1.5 Macro lenses

Lenses with a high magnification.

lens   focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
    mm   mm m  
Canon EF-M 28 3.5 43 0.097  

2 Zoom lenses

Lenses with a variable focal length.

2.1 Wide angle zoom lenses

lens   focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
    mm   mm m  
Canon EF-M 11-22 4-5.6 55 0.15 CL, OL

2.2 Standard zoom lenses

Zoom range from moderate wide angle to moderate telephoto.

lens   focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
    mm   mm m  
Canon EF-M 15-45 3.5-6.3 49 0.25 OL
Canon EF-M 18-55 3.5-5.6 52 0.25 OL

2.3 Superzoom lenses

Like standard zooms, but with an approximately 10x zoom range.

lens   focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
    mm   mm m  
Canon EF-M 18-150 3.5-6.3 55 0.25-0.45  
Tamron Di III 18-200 3.5-6.3 62 0.50  

2.4 Telephoto zoom lenses

lens   focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws
    mm   mm m  
Canon EF-M 55-200 4.5-6.3 52 1.00 OL

3 Teleconverters

Teleconverters extend the focal length of matching telephoto lenses by a certain factor.

lens   focal length max aper­ture filter size MFD rvws

References

The linked reviews are by CameraLabs (CL), LensTip (LT), MirrorLessons (ML) and OpticalLimits (OL). LT and OL focus on laboratory testing, CL and ML on real world photography. Links in brackets refer to tests of earlier models.