Best Lenses For Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

One of the best selling Canon DSLR Cameras is the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. And for that reason, many of you seek to find out the best lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark IV cameras. Well, I did some digging and these are the top 10 Canon EOS 5D Mark IV lenses and where to buy them.

10 Best Lenses For Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

When looking at the different lenses, I decided to separate them into two sections. Prime lenses and Zoom lenses. All of the lenses listed offer superb image quality while also having exceptional optics and build quality.

10 Best Lenses For Canon EOS 5D IV For Superb Image Quality
10 Best Lenses For Canon EOS 5D IV For Superb Image Quality

The lens are good for beginner photographers and professionals alike. It doesn’t matter whether you’re into landscape, portraits, studio, to action or wildlife.

Prime Lenses:

Zoom Lenses:

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

When it comes to optics, the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM is an awesome wide angle lens, great for architecture, landscape and general wide photography.

Unlike it’s predecessor, there’s less chromatic aberration and better quality, more so in the corners of your images. Although edges do not usually pose a problem on APS-C cameras, it’s much easier to see on full frame Canon cameras such as the 5D Mark IV.

It’s the best lens if you like to shoot indoor photography such as clubs, parties, or real estate. However, it is also versatile enough to do well in outdoor settings.

Where To Buy

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Undoubtedly one of the best selling lens that Canon has made over the years the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM brings a lot to the table at an affordable price.

This compact lens takes excellent shots in low-light conditions (low light photography) with high quality images every time. Moreover, with its shallow depth of field, you can make the subject of your photo standout even more with blurred backgrounds.

Other things that I like about this lens is the quick focus that is also silent and rather accurate due to the Stepping Motor. It is a good lens for basically everyone. At 50mm focal length it works nicely in for all types of photography.

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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Beautiful images? Sharp images? Clean images? I don’t know but I could go on and on about the amazing photos that you can get with the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM. It one of the few affordable prime lenses with that shoots high quality sharp images.

The Ultra Sonic Motor (USM) works great even in dark conditions with ultra fast focus. And with the f/1.8 and 85mm focal length you can really capture some amazingly beautiful shops.

If you’re into portrait, concert, street, animal photography then this is a good lens for you to have in your kit.

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Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM

This Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens offers sharper images than most prime lenses on the market. It has a Ring-type AF motor which, when coupled with the Full Time Manual Focus, delivers fast, silent and accurate focusing for some pretty decent shots in most any condition.

It may not be manufactured by Canon but it holds its own against Canon’s 35mm lens. For street, low light, landscape and general photography, you can’t go wrong with this lens.

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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro

The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro is is a rather sharp Macro lens that delivers even on APS-C cameras. It lets you take quick and silent shots without needing to get too close to the subject.

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Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

We’re in Zoom lens territory now and we start with the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM. If you think that only prime lenses have great quality and sharpness then this lens will definitely surprise you.

It has 16 elements in 12 groups (2 UD and 3 aspheric elements to reduce chromatic aberration and improve quality) and offers IS up to 4 stops for shooting at lower speeds without a tripod.

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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

For those of you who like to shoot using Full Frame cameras and need versatility, the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is just that lens for you. With a wide to standard/medium telephoto range that offers excellent image quality at f/2.8 aperture, you really can’t go wrong.

But, there’s no image stabilization. So you have to tinker with the ISO speeds a bit to get the perfect shot. It does a good job at both outdoor and indoor photography.

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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

The Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM is part of the 5D IV’s starter kit. However, if you bought the body only this is a high quality all-round lens to have in your arsenal.

Unlike the 24-70mm above, the 24-105mm does feature Image Stabilization (IS). It also has more zoom than the lens above. It all comes down to if you need the IS and a bit more zoom.

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Here’s one that’s going to put a dent in your pocket. The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM features two f/4 versions and two f/2.8 versions each with and without Image Stabilization respectively.

It has fast auto focusing capabilities and the f/2.8 lets you keep the ISO speed down while allowing for clean and sharp images.

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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4-5.6L IS II USM

The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4-5.6L IS II USM offers improved optics, good build quality, fast auto focusing and a normal zoom twisting mechanism. Its really fast in terms of tracking and focusing on a subject. However, in darker conditions, you need to adjust the ISO accordingly.

Where To Buy

Best Standard & Medium Telephoto Prime Portrait Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

There are more than 60 standard & medium telephoto prime portrait lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. The ones you pick to work with will depend on what you’re looking for. Here are a few pointers.

LensWhere To Purchase
EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM ArtAmazon/B&H/Adorama/
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ArtAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
EF 50mm f/1.2L USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
EF 50mm f/1.4 USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
EF 100mm f/2 USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
EF 85mm f/1.8 USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
EF 50mm f/1.8 STMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD LensAmazon/B&H/Adorama/
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2B&H/Adorama/

Best Standard Zoom Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

When it comes to standard zoom lenses, the kit lens (EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM) that come with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is good for most users. 

For  f/2.8 standard zoom lens, the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II is a fool-proof choice. It’s one of the best Canon EOS 5D Mark IV lenses.

For variation, the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art lens and Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens are excellent standard zoom lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

LensWhere To Buy
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM ArtAmazon/B&H/Adorama/
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD G2Amazon/B&H/Adorama/
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/
EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF]Amazon/B&H/Aorama/ebay/
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

Best Wide-angle Prime & Zoom Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Zeiss offers the best wide-angle prime lens, Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 lens, though it is on the expensive side of the price spectrum.

The Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ArtSigma 24mm f/1.4 ArtSigma 20mm f/1.4, and Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art lenses provide great performance.

Canon’ best performing wide-angle prime lenses include the EF 35mm f/1.4L IIEF 24mm f/1.4L II and (for a cheaper alternative) there’s the EF 28mm f/2.8 IS.

LensWhere To Purchase
Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4Amazon/B&H/Adorama/
EF 35mm f/1.4L II USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM AAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/t
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM AAmazon/B&H/Adorama/
Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM AAmazon/B&H/Adorama/
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC AsphericalAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM AAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
EF 35mm f/1.4L USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
Zeiss Milvus 21mm f/2.8B&H/Adorama/
Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8Amazon/B&H/Adorama/
EF 35mm f/2 IS USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
EF 14mm f/2.8L II USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
EF 20mm f/2.8 USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
EF 24mm f/1.4L II USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMCAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/t
Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2B&H/Adorama/
Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMCAmazon/B&H/ebay/
EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay

On the other hand, the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens is a magnificent wide-angle lens for Canon 5D Mark IV. The ultra-wide zoom lens EF 11-24mm f/4L offers superb image quality but it will cost you a pretty penny to purchase.

The Sigma 24-35mm f/2 Art lensTokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FXTamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 lenses are all cheaper than the above wide-angle lenses if you need something affordable.

LensWhere To Buy
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/
EF 11-24mm f/4L USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM ArtAmazon/B&H/Adorama/
EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay/t
Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FXAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USDAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
EF 17-40mm f/4L USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/

Best Telephoto Prime & Zoom Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

I’ll start off with excellent lenses that are cheap. The telephoto & super-telephoto prime lenses, the EF 200mm f/2.8L II and EF 400mm f/5.6L. However, there’s also the Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports lens which is also cheap (cheaper than the Canon lenses) and offers great image quality as well.

LensWhere To Purchase
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
EF 200mm f/2.8L II USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
EF 600mm f/4L IS II USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports LensAmazon/B&H/Adorama/
EF 500mm f/4L IS II USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO MacroAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/

A popular choice when it comes to telephoto zoom lenses is the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens. The EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II is the go-to lens for wildlife photography and sports photography.

Third-party lenses that do great on the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV include the Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 G2, 150-600mm G2 plus the Sigma 100-400mm, 150-600mm.

LensWhere To Purchase
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/t
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di VC USD G2Amazon/B&H/Adorama/
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2Amazon/B&H/Adorama/
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM SAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM CAmazon/B&H/Adorama/
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4xAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM APOAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/

Best Macro Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

The bestselling macro lens for Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM. Other lenses with great image quality are the 
 Milvus 50mm f/2M and Milvus 100mm f/2M both by Zeiss.

LensWhere To Purchase
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2MB&H/Adorama/
Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2MB&H/Adorama/
Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG MacroAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di MacroAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM MacroAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
Sigma 28mm f/1.8 EX DG Aspherical MacroAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 AF APO EX DG OS HSM MacroAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/
EF 180mm f3.5L Macro USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay/

Best All-in-one Zoom Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

These are the two all-in-one zoom lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. The EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM lens costs $2,449, and Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD lens costs $849.

LensWhere To Purchase
EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USMAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical IF MacroAmazon/B&H/Adorama/ebay
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