Best Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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The Canon EOS 5D Mark II is one of the best full frame DSLR released in 2008. 5D Mark II was replaced by 5D Mark III in 2012, but there are still a lot of 5D Mark II users in the world today. Today, we are showing you top rated Canon EOS 5D Mark II lenses, tested by DxOMark.

50mm Standard Prime | 85mm, 90mm, 105mm, 135mm Portrait | 24-70mm Standard Zoom | 70-200mm Telephoto Zoom | 70-300mm Telephoto Zoom | Super Telephoto Zoom | 300mm, 400mm, 500mm, 600mm Telephoto Prime | 14mm, 15mm, 18mm, 20mm Ultra-Wide Prime | 24mm, 25mm, 28mm, 35mm Wide-Angle Prime | Wide-Angle Zoom | Macro

Best 50mm Standard Prime (Portrait) lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark II

50mm portrait lenses are most used lenses for 5D Mark II. There are a lot of great prime lenses. The best one is of course the Zeiss Otus 1.4/55, but the price is too expensive. The new announced Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM art lens is one of the best 50mm lens you should consider. If you need a cheap lens, the best choice is EF 40mm f/2.8 STM and Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG lens.

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Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 34 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art 31 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZE 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 40mm f/2.8 STM 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 50mm f/1.2L USM 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 50mm f/1.8 II 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM 24 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Planar T 50mm f/1.4 ZE 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best 85mm, 100mm, 105mm, 135mm prime lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Beside the 50mm lenses, the 85mm, 100mm, 105mm, 135mm lenses are also popular. This time, the new released Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 lens and Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* has the highest DxOMark score. The Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM lens took the second position. The cheap EF 100mm f/2 USM lens is also a good lens. If you are find some really cheap lenses for 5D Mark II, you may take a look at Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF.

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Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO Planar T* 38 B&H/Adorama/eBay/Rent
Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE 33 B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM 31 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 100mm f/2 USM 30 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZE 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF 27 Amazon/B&H/ebay
EF 135mm f/2.0L USM 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Planar T 85mm f/1.4 ZE 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Standard Zoom Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark II

The 24-70mm Standard Zoom lenses are must own lenses. It is clear that the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is the best choice for image quality. For a lower price, you may also consider the Tamron SP 24-70mm, which is just one point below the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM. And the new released Sigma 24-105mm f/4L DG OS HSM Art lens is another great lens.

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EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD 24 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM Art 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best 70-200mm Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark II

If you are considering some telephoto zoom lenses for 5D Mark II, people usually try the 70-200mm lenses. This focal range covers a lot of requirements and is used regularly by photographers in most genres. The new Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 lens tests well, this lens is even one point better than EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM. If you want a lens around $1,000, you may also try EF 70-200mm f/4L, and Sigma 70-200mm lens.

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Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di VC USD 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 24 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best 70-300mm Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark II

The 70-300mm lenses are often seen as “kit lenses”. They are effectively cheap lenses that offer a decent focal length, but generally the compromises made in achieving the large focal range mean image quality suffers. Of the four lenses, EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM is the best choice for 5D Mark II.

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EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD 16 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM 16 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS 15 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Super Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark II

If you are looking for some super telephoto lenses, below are best lenses for you to choose. The best lens in this range is the new Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM lens, and the new announced EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x is also a great lens, but the price is too expensive. There are two new super telephoto zoom lenses yet not tested, but should be great lenses: EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens and Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens.

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EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD 15 B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM APO 15 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM 15 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical IF Macro 12 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Telephoto Prime Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark II

If you are looking for some super telephoto prime lenses, below are best lenses for you to choose. The EF 300mm f/2.8L is one of the best super telephoto prime lenses, even 2 points better than the 400mm f/2.8L.

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EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 24 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM 23 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM 17 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di LD IF Macro 17 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Ultra-Wide Prime Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark II

The cheap Samyang 14mm f/2.8 lens has the highest DxOMark score, even better than the Zeiss 15mm f/2.8.

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Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical 23 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZE 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 21mm f/2.8 ZE 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 20mm f/2.8 USM 17 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 18mm f/3.5 ZE 16 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Wide-angle Prime Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Within the wide-angle prime lenses, the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A lens is the best. Second best lens is EF 35mm f/2.0 IS USM lens. The third lens is the Carl Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 but as with the previous Carl Zeiss lens, this is a manual model with no AF. The EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM is another good wide-angle prime lens except the price.

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Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A 30 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 35mm f/2 IS USM 29 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZE 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZE 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 35mm f/1.4L USM 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC 26 Amazon/B&H/ebay
EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 28mm f/2 ZE 24 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark II

If you are planing to buy a wide-angle zoom lens for 5D Mark II, the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM is one of the sharpness lenses from the list. The Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX lens is also good ones for 5D Mark II with a low price than EF 16-35mm f/4L.

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EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay/Rent
Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 17-40mm f/4L USM 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM II 13 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

 Best Macro Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark II

For Macro lenses, the best macro lens tested on Canon 5D Mark II is Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2, this is a great lens but very expensive. So one of the best choice is EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens at the price for $1,049. If you need cheap one, the Sigma 70mm f/2.8 and Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 are both good macro lenses.

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Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZE 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZE 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 28mm f/1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro 23 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 AF APO EX DG OS HSM Macro 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 180mm f3.5L Macro USM 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

via: DxOMark