Best Lenses for Canon EOS 6D

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Canon EOS 6D is an entry-level full frame DSLR announced in 2012. Compared to 5D Mark III, 6D is much cheaper. Here are several recommended lenses for this new EOS 6D.

DxOMark has tested around 100 lenses for Canon EOS 6D, now the best chocies are below:

Standard Prime | Medium Telephoto Portrait | Standard Zoom | 70-200mm Telephoto Zoom | 70-300mm Telephoto Zoom | Super Telephoto Zoom | Super Telephoto Prime | Ultra-Wide Prime | Wide-Angle Prime | Wide-Angle Zoom | Macro

Best 50mm Standard Prime (Portrait) lenses for Canon EOS 6D

50mm standard prime lenses are one of most popular lenses for Canon EOS 6D. From the list, the new announced Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM art lens is the best 50mm lens for Canon EOS 6D you should try. If you need a cheap lens, the best choice is EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens.

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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art 33 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZE 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 40mm f/2.8 STM 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 50mm f/1.2L USM 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 50mm f/1.8 II 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Planar T 50mm f/1.4 ZE 23 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best 85mm, 100mm, 105mm, 135mm lenses for Canon EOS 6D

For the 85mm, 100mm, 105mm, 135mm lenses, besides world’s best 85mm lens Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4, the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens is your best choice, with the highest score of 34 point. The EF 100mm f/2 and EF 135mm f/2L are also great portrait lenses for 6D. And the new released Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* also the good choice for Canon EOS 6D.

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Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO Planar T* 36 B&H/Adorama/eBay/Rent
Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE 36 B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM 34 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 100mm f/2 USM 31 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 135mm f/2.0L USM 30 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZE 30 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM 29 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF 29 Amazon/B&H/ebay
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 85mm f/1.8 USM 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Lens Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Zeiss Planar T 85mm f/1.4 ZE 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Standard Zoom Lenses for Canon EOS 6D

If you are choosing a standard zoom lens, it is clear that the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is the best choice for image quality. And new release EF 24-70mm f/4L is not bad. For a cheap price, you may also consider the Sigma 24-70 and Tamron SP 24-70mm. Tamron SP 24-70mm is scored same as EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II with the half price tag.

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EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best 70-200mm Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Canon EOS 6D

The 70-200mm lenses are also very popular for 6D. This focal range covers a lot of requirements and is used regularly by photographers in most genres.The best choice for 6D is Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. Compared to EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, it is $1,000 cheaper, and 2 points better.

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Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di VC USD 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best 70-300mm Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Canon EOS 6D

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 one for 6D.

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EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM 17 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro 17 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS 16 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Super Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Canon EOS 6D

If you are looking for some super telephoto lenses, below are four best lenses for you to choose. The best lens is Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM lens.The new released EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x is another good lens for 6D, expect the price. 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 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x 24 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD 17 B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM APO 17 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM 16 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical IF Macro 14 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Telephoto Prime Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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 30 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM 24 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro 23 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di LD IF Macro 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Ultra-Wide Lenses for Canon EOS 6D

Best ultra-wide angle lens for Canon EOS 6D is Samyang 14mm f/2.8, a very cheap lens beats all other high price lenses.

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Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical 24 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZE 23 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 21mm f/2.8 ZE 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 20mm f/2.8 USM 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 18mm f/3.5 ZE 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Wide-angle Prime Lenses for Canon EOS 6D

Within the wide-angle prime lenses, the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A lens is the best. The new released Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens is another great wide-angle lens for Canon EOS 6D. The EF 35mm f/2 is another good lens with a lower price than EF 24mm f/1.4L and EF 35mm f/1.4L.

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Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A 33 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A 31 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
EF 35mm f/2 IS USM 31 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM 30 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 35mm f/1.4L USM 29 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZE 29 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZE 29 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC 27 Amazon/B&H/ebay
EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 28mm f/2 ZE 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for Canon EOS 6D

Below are top wide-angle zoom lenses for Canon EOS 6D. Of course, the best one is the new released EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens, but the price is not cheap. Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens is one of the best choice. See below for more wide-angle zoom lenses ranked by DxOMark.

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EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay/Rent
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 17-40mm f/4L USM 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM II 15 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

 Best Macro Lenses for Canon EOS 6D

According to DxOMark, the best macro lens tested on Canon 6D 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 30 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZE 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 28mm f/1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro 24 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 AF APO EX DG OS HSM Macro 23 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 180mm f3.5L Macro USM 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
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