Last Updated: 2023-01-29
- RF: for mirrorless
- EF: dates back to 1987; compatible with every EOS camera ever produced (with adapters). When mounting an EF lens to an APS-C-size sensor, you need to multiply the focal length by 1.6x to work out the equivalent in 35mm terms.
- EF-S: for APS-C.
- EF-M: exclusively for EOS M. Even more compact compared to the EF and EF-S.
How to decode Canon lenses
- Prime: describing a fixed focal length lens, i.e., a lens that doesn’t zoom.
- USM: Ultra Sonic Motor, quieter and faster than standard motors used in cheaper lenses.
- STM: stepper motor, a much quieter AF performance, uses fly-by-wire focusing, which means turning the focus ring doesn’t physically move the elements, but tells the AF motor to do so.
- IS: Image Stabilisation.
- L-series: top-end, professional-grade lenses.
- I, II, III: lens’ generation.
"EOS-1D X Mark III is our last DSLR" (introduced in 2020)
- R: RF mount
- EOS R3: Full-Frame, 2021
- EOS R5: Full-Frame, 2020
- EOS R6: Full-Frame, 2020
- EOS R7: APS-C, 2022
- EOS R: Full-Frame, 2018
- EOS RP: Full-Frame, 2019
- M: APS-C, EF-M mount
Google Pixel 6 Pro:
- ultra wide camera: 114 field of view, f/2.2 aperture
- wide camera: 50mp, f/1.85, 1/1.31 image sensor size
- telephoto camera: 48 MP 1/2 image sensor size
DJI RS 2 / RSC (C=Compact) 2