14 Budget Friendly Lenses for Canon Photographers (Under $500)

Canon Lenses for Under $500

Crop Sensor (EF-S)

EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM $149.99

A great starter for someone looking for a budget wide angle lens that also allows for 'brighter' shots. Ideal for someone who wants a compact lens.

EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM $299.99

A great starter wide-angle lens for someone who wants to photograph more of the scenery around them! Perfect for someone seeking a lens to travel.

EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM $349.99

Excellent for someone interested in macro photography! Allows for the photographer to use the lens as a macro lens as well as a 'standard' lens. Perfect for photographing macros of products when unable to photograph farther back (limited studio space). Comes with LED lights that are attached to the lens.

EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM $469.99

Perfect for someone interested in macro photography! Allows for the photographer to be further back from the subject. Perfect for photographing macros of living subjects that are difficult to get close to.

Full Frame (EF)



EF 50mm f/1.8 $125.99

A great starting portrait lens for a beginner at a great price!

EF 40mm f/2.8 STM $199.99

One of the most compact lenses on the market at less than 1" thick! This lens will give you a bit more range than the 50mm, and you will still be able to achieve shots with a bit of bokeh.

EF 50mm f/1.4 USM $399.99

A portrait lens for an intermediate photographer at a great price!

EF 85mm f/1.8 USM $419.99

An excellent portrait lens for an intermediate photographer at a great price! This lens is preferred over the 50mm as your bokeh will be smoother.


Full Frame Mirrorless (RF)

RF 50mm f/1.8 $199.99

A great starting portrait lens for someone dipping their toes into the EOS R series! This lens is native to the R series, no adapter needed!

RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM $399.99

A decent starting lens for overall shooting! Covers a decent focal range, and it is lightweight!

RF 35mm Macro f/1.8 IS STM $499.99

The native macro lens for the EOS R series! Excellent for shooting macros of subjects when you are in a confined space.


Crop Sensor Mirrorless (EF-M)

EF-M 22mm f/2 STM $249.99

A perfect lens for someone needing a simple walk-around lens, with the versatility of shooting in low-light.

EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM $299.99

Shooting macro? This lens, just like the EF-S 35mm, has a LED ring light built around the lens to help light up your macros.

EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM $399.99

Need a lens to shoot wide? This is the lens for you if you're shooting with an EF-M mount system.




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