Best EF-M Lenses for Canon EOS M6 II, M50 II and M200 Cameras

In October 2012, Canon introduced the Canon EOS M, its first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sensor and a new lens mount, called the EF-M mount. Despite its name, this lens mount is mechanically different from the EF and EF-S mounts for SLR cameras, but uses the same digital communications, allowing classic SLR lenses to be used with an adapter. The latest camera models include the compact Canon EOS M200, the mid-range EOS M50 II, and the enthusiast EOS M6 II. In October 2023, Canon announced that all EOS M cameras would be discontinued.

This page provides an overview of the still rather limited catalog of EF-M mount lenses. These are mostly autofocus lenses, but selected manual focus lenses may also be included. Manual focus lenses are marked by an asterisk (*), purely mechanical lenses with no digital coupling to the camera by a double asterisk (**).

For every lens, the following major characteristics are given:

  • Focal length.
  • Maximum aperture. It has a strong influence on the lighting conditions under which the lens can be used, and how shallow the depth of field can be. Fast lenses also tend to be much bigger, heavier, and 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, which are important features for a system which was designed to be compact and portable. 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 important point is of course the price, but it is different in every market and currency. Instead, plenty of links to independent reviews are provided to help you find the best lens for your needs.

1 Prime lenses

Lenses with a fixed focal length.

1.1 Fisheye lenses

Ultra wide angle lenses with purposeful strong distortions.

Lens         Filter ⌀ MFD Reviews

1.2 Wide angle lenses

Lens         Filter ⌀ MFD Reviews
Sigma Contem­porary 16 mm 1.4 DC DN 67 mm 0.25 m  
Canon EF-M 22 mm 2   43 mm 0.15 m CL, PZ
Viltrox AF 23 mm 1.4 M 52 mm 0.30 m  

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         Filter ⌀ MFD Reviews
Sigma Contem­porary 30 mm 1.4 DC DN 52 mm 0.30 m  
Canon EF-M 32 mm 1.4   43 mm 0.23 m CL
Viltrox AF 33 mm 1.4 M 52 mm 0.40 m  

1.4 Telephoto lenses

Lens         Filter ⌀ MFD Reviews
Sigma Contem­porary 56 mm 1.4 DC DN 55 mm 0.50 m  
Viltrox AF 56 mm 1.4 M 52 mm 0.60 m  

1.5 Macro lenses

Lenses with a high magnification.

Lens         Filter ⌀ MFD Reviews
Canon EF-M 28 mm 3.5 Macro IS 43 mm 0.097 m AP

2 Zoom lenses

Lenses with a variable focal length.

2.1 Wide angle zoom lenses

Lens         Filter ⌀ MFD Reviews
Canon EF-M 11-22 mm 4-5.6   55 mm 0.15 m CL, PZ

2.2 Standard zoom lenses

Zoom range from moderate wide angle to moderate telephoto.

Lens         Filter ⌀ MFD Reviews
Canon EF-M 15-45 mm 3.5-6.3   49 mm 0.25 m PZ
Canon EF-M 18-55 mm 3.5-5.6   52 mm 0.25 m PZ

2.3 Superzoom lenses

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

Lens         Filter ⌀ MFD Reviews
Canon EF-M 18-150 mm 3.5-6.3   55 mm 0.25-0.45 m  
Tamron Di III 18-200 mm 3.5-6.3   62 mm 0.50 m  

2.4 Telephoto zoom lenses

Lens         Filter ⌀ MFD Reviews
Canon EF-M 55-200 mm 4.5-6.3   52 mm 1.00 m PZ

3 Teleconverters

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

Lens         Filter ⌀ MFD Reviews


The linked reviews are by Amateur Photographer (AP), CameraLabs (CL), DPReview (DP), LensTip (LT), OpticalLimits (OL), The Phoblographer (TP), and others. LensTip and OpticalLimits focus on laboratory testing, the others on real-world photography.