Best Wide Angle Lenses for Canon DSLRs

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Looking for recommended wide-angle lenses for Canon DSLRs ? A wide-angle lens is a lens whose focal length is smaller than the focal length of a standard lens. Wide-angle lenses allow more of the scene to be included in the photograph, which is useful in architectural, interior and landscape photography. There are two type of wide-angle lenses: Wide-angle prime lens and wide-angle zoom lens.

Here is the list of best wide-angle lenses for Canon DSLRs (Both full frame and APS-C). According to the DxOMark, below is suggestion of best wide-angle lenses for Canon.

Wide-angle Prime Lenses for Full Frame DSLRs | Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for Full Frame DSLRsWide-angle Prime Lenses for APS-C DSLRs | Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for APS-C DSLRs

Best Wide-angle Prime Lenses for Canon 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, 6D, 1D X Full Frame DSLRs

Below is most recommended wide-angle prime lenses for Canon full frame DSLRs. Tested on 5D Mark III, the best lens is Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens. This lens is not very expensive as some Zeiss lenses, but very fast and sharp. At super wide-angle lens range, the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 lens has the highest DxOMark score with a very cheap price, even better than Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZE lens. The new released Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens is another great wide-angle prime lens for Canon DSLR cameras at a very cheap price.

Lens DxOMark Check Price at
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A 34 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 35mm f/2 IS USM 33 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZE 31 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A 31 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM 31 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZE 31 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 35mm f/1.4L USM 30 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC 29 Amazon/B&H/ebay
EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM 29 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM 29 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 28mm f/2 ZE 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Super Wide-angle Prime
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZE 24 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 21mm f/2.8 ZE 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 20mm f/2.8 USM 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 18mm f/3.5 ZE 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for Canon 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, 6D, 1D X Full Frame DSLRs

If you are looking for a wide-angle zoom lens for Canon full frame DSLRs, the new released EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens and Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens are both great lenses. If you looking for a cheap one, the Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX lens could be a good choice.

Lens DxOMark Check Price at
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
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 17-40mm f/4L USM 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM II 15 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Wide-angle Prime Lenses for Canon 7D Mark II, 7D, 70D, 60D, Rebel APS-C DSLRs

As for Canon full frame DSLRs, the best wide-angle lens for Canon APS-C cameras is same: the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM art lens and 24mm f/1.4 Art. Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM lens is also a good lens for APS-C DSLRs. The best super wide-angle lens for APS-C cameras is Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZE lens.

Lens DxOMark Check Price at
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
EF 35mm f/2 IS USM 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZE 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 35mm f/1.4L USM 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZE 20 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC 19 Amazon/B&H/ebay
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/Rent
Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f/2.0 ZE 19 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 28mm f/2 ZE 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Super Wide-angle Prime
Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZE 15 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 21mm f/2.8 ZE 15 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical 15 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM 13 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 20mm f/2.8 USM 13 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Zeiss Distagon T 18mm f/3.5 ZE 12 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for Canon 7D Mark II, 7D, 70D, 60D, Rebel APS-C DSLRs

As we all know, The king lens of APS-C cameras Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 is the best for architectural, interior and landscape photography. This lens is even better than wide-angle prime lenses according to DxOMark.

Lens DxOMark Check Price at
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM 24 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
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
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM 15 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM 14 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM 14 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM 12 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM 11 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay