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Canon EOS R6: the camera body and compatible lenses

With the Canon EOS R6 having established itself as the camera of choice for photographers in the past couple of years, it is well worth learning about the best lenses for the Canon R6 and its compatible lenses.

Canon EOS R6: specs and features

Let’s start with the question that matters most: is the Canon EOS R6 mirrorless camera a good camera? The specs alone are testament to its versatility and power. As a full-frame mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera, the image from the lens is projected directly onto the Canon R6’s electronic sensor – rather than hitting a mirror first, as in a DSLR. This makes it quieter, lighter and more compact overall. It comes with a 20.1 MP CMOS sensor, 100% autofocus coverage, a vari-angle LCD touchscreen (perfect for self-portraits) and a massive native ISO range of 100 to 102,400. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity are bult-in as standard, as is 5-axis in-body image stabilization. The Canon R6 also allows for 4K video recording at 60 frames per second, which should meet the needs of any semi-professional videographer. In all, this is a high-performance camera that is perfect for anyone looking to make the leap from DSLR to full-frame mirrorless.

What are the best lenses for the Canon R6?

When it comes to lenses, no photographer should be without an RF 24-105 mm in their arsenal. Stable in low light and much less pricey than an RF 24-70 mm f/2.8, this lens covers everything from portraits to landscapes, and can handle wide-angle shots and mid-range zooms with ease. Canon has two variants on the RF 24-105 mm: the RF 24-105 mm f/4L IS USM lens, which keeps the f-stop constant regardless of zoom, and the RF 24-105 mm f/4-7.1 IS STM, which is even more affordable due to its variable aperture.

What does an RF mount do?

The RF mount is the key to unlocking the Canon R6’s capabilities. Simply put, it serves as an interface between the camera body and the lens used. The RF mount – RF stands for “re-imagined focus” – is specifically designed to be used with Canon’s series of RF lenses, not least the two RF 24-105 mm variants listed above. After releasing an initial four RF lenses with its first mirrorless camera, Canon now has thirty in its inventory, all of which can be mounted to the body of the Canon R6. And if you still have lenses for Canon DSLR cameras lying around, don’t worry: a lens adapter can be fitted to the Canon R6, allowing all EF mount lenses and EF-S mount lenses to be used (albeit with cropping on the Canon R6’s viewfinder, making the true image difficult to judge). In other words, the list is virtually endless for Canon R6 compatible lenses.

In short: the Canon EOS R6 is a superb full-frame mirrorless camera with plenty of lens options to choose from for maximum return when taking photographs and shooting video.

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