But are they any good? The short answer is that, yes, in some cases, third-party lenses are well worth buying. They can offer features that Canon or Nikon doesn’t offer, such as longer zoom lenses, faster apertures, or better bang for your buck. However, third-party lenses are not universally a good deal..
What is a third-party lens?
A third-party lens is any lens with the same mount as your camera, but manufactured by a different brand. An example being an RF mount lens made by a brand other than Canon. Some of the leading third-party lens brands include Sigma, Tamron, ZEISS, Rokinon, Samyang, Tokina, and TTArtisan.
Is Sigma going to make RF lenses?
Sigma’s CEO Kazuto Yamaki (pictured above) has revealed the company is likely to launch ‘at least one’ new, third-party lens mount option during 2022. This means we are likely to see Sigma lenses for Canon’s RF mount, Nikon’s Z mount and/or Fuji’s X mount before the end of 2022.
Who is making Z mount lenses?
Nikon Z-Mount Prime Lenses
These are the best f1. 8 lenses we’re seeing made by anyone so far. Some of the S-line lenses like the 85mm have a dual focus system to help with close focus.
What does EF stand for Canon?
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens) EF stands for Electronic Focus and is Canon’s longest established lens mount. It also has the widest compatibility and works with a wide range of Canon cameras. These lenses fit the entire EOS DSLR (Digital SLR) range including: • Full-frame sensor DSLRs.
What is difference between USM and STM lens?
An STM lens uses one type of autofocus system, while a USM lens uses another type of autofocus system. These designations have nothing to do with optics, and the image quality of an STM lens vs a USM lens will be completely unaffected.
What does STM mean Canon?
STM stands for Stepper Motor.
In June 2012 Canon introduced a new lens motor design to address the issue of lens noise when shooting movies with an EOS DSLR camera. Called a Stepper Motor, it converts digital pulses into mechanical rotation.
What does the L stand for in Canon lenses?
Canon’s series of L lenses (Luxury lenses) are a professional line of photography lenses made by Canon.
Can I use EF lens on EF-S? You can use EF lenses on a crop camera, but not vice versa, i.e. EF-S are not compatible with fill-format cameras. The effective focal distance on a crop camera should be multiplied by 1.6, when using EF lenses.
Can you use other brand lenses on a Canon?
While lenses are interchangeable – in that a camera can use different kinds of lenses (standard, wide angle, macro, etc), they aren’t completely interchangeable, across brands and types of cameras.
What is the difference between EF and EF-S lenses?
Put simply, Canon EF-S lenses are designed solely for use on Canon APS-C DSLRs. Canon EF lenses are designed to work with full frame and APS-C DSLRs from Canon. Canon EF-S lenses have a smaller image circle that is only big enough to cover the smaller sensor found on Canon APS-C cameras.
Can I use a EF-S lens on Canon 5D?
The 5D is not a 1.6x crop body, so it cannot take EF-s lenses.
Is Tamron better than Sigma lenses?
The results for both the Tamron and Sigma models are very similar, with the Sigma only very slightly better than the Tamron over the entire focal range. Of greater note is that both lenses are exceptionally good when compared to the Nikon 17-55mm and the Canon 17-55mm f/2.8, which are twice as expensive!
Do all Canon lenses fit all Canon cameras?
No, crop sensor cameras (all Rebel cameras, 40/50/60D, and the 7D) can take EF or EF-S lenses. Full frame cameras (all 1D, 5D and 6D) only take EF lenses. The mirrorless camera (EOS-M) use EF-M lenses, but can use EF and EF-S with an adapter. You posted to a rather old thread, but
Is Canon 5D EF or EF-S? No. This lens is an EFS lens, which is designed for Canon’s DSLR cameras that have a “cropped frame” sensor, such as the Rebel series, the 70D, 80D and 7D. The 5D (and 6D) cameras have “full frame” sensors, which are larger.
What mount is the Canon 5D Mark IV? A multimedia maestro: the 5D Mark IV
|EOS 5D Mark IV||EOS 5DS / 5DS R|
|Lens Mount||Canon EF||Canon EF|
|Image Sensor||Full-Frame CMOS (36 x 24mm)||Full-Frame CMOS (36 x 24mm)|
|Effective Pixels||30.4 MP||50.6 MP|
|Image Processor||DIGIC 6+||Dual DIGIC 6|
• Aug 25, 2016
What lenses are compatible with Canon 5D? Canon 5D Mark III Lens Comparison Table
|Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L||$1,749||Walk around/portrait|
|Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art||$899||Walk around|
|Canon 50mm f/1.4||$329||Walk around/portrait|
|Canon 70-200mm f/4 L IS||$1,099||Telephoto|
• May 19, 2016
Is Sigma a third party lens?
Sigma, Tamron, Tokina, Samyang and Zeiss are some of the more popular third party lens manufacturers.
Is Tamron making Z mount lenses?
Tamron has been rumored to introduce a new line of mirrorless lenses for Nikon Z-mount for a while – the last video where a Tamron rep confirmed the Z-mount lenses got removed from YouTube a few hours after my post was published. Here is another concept from a reader for a Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 mirrorless […]
Which is better Tokina or Sigma?
Tokina creates awesome well-built wide-angle and zoom lenses, whilst Sigma is good at fixed 35mm and fish-eye optics. However, if you use a variety of lenses produced by each brand, you will start to understand its pros and cons. Let’s see what the main differences between Tokina, Sigma, and Tamron are.
Is Tamron going to make RF lenses?
In other mounts, Sigma and Tamron have been offering “more affordable” and sometimes “better” alternatives. Rumors since 2019 indicate Tamron and Sigma are both developing RF-mount lenses.
What cameras use RF lenses?
What cameras can use RF mount lenses? As of writing, the EOS R, EOS RP, EOS R6, EOS R5, and EOS R3 are the only stills cameras that use RF mount. In addition to those the Cinema EOS C70, and Red Komodo 6k are also able to use the new RF mount lenses.
Why are Z mount lenses so expensive?
Re: why are the Z mount S line lens 50% more expensive than their F peers? They are designed new at higher standard: to match the higher MP sensor and bigger mount called Z. Of course Nikon will ask for much more than the real cost, even though they are easier to design and made in Thailand.
Can you use Z lens on F mount?
With Mount Adapter FTZ, Z series cameras are fully compatible with over 90 F-Mount Nikkor lenses.
Are RF lenses sharper than EF? The RF version is also slightly sharper wide open, but not significantly, and still less sharp than the slightly slower EF Sigma 50mm f/1.4. In short, the differences are there if you’re looking for them, but they’re not as immediately noticeable as the differences between the RF and EF versions of the 24-70 or 70-200.