Canon Top 10 Lenses by Month (2012-2014)

This page gives the month-by-month top 10 lists of lenses on Canon cameras as shown by the user data uploads from Reikan FoCal users.

Each month shows the top 10 lenses.  The Month Percentage column shows the percentage made up by this lens (of the total Canon lenses used during this month).  The Percentage Change column shows the difference from the previous month (green means the lens is more popular than the previous month, red means it’s less popular and black means it stayed the same. Blue means that it’s a new lens in the top 10 for this month).

Note: A lens is only counted once for each body that it has been used with for any of the FoCal tests.  Therefore, if a lens is used for 100 tests in a month on the same body, it is still counted as a single lens for the purpose of these statistics.

May 2012

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 8.4% New Entry
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 6.2% New Entry
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 5.9% New Entry
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 5.7% New Entry
EF35mm f/1.4L USM 3.8% New Entry
EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 3.6% New Entry
EF17-40mm f/4L USM 3.6% New Entry
EF135mm f/2L USM 3.4% New Entry
EF85mm f/1.8 USM 3.4% New Entry
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM 3.1% New Entry

Jun 2012

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 7.8% Down 0.6%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 5.7% Down 0.5%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 5.5% Down 0.4%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 4.8% Down 1.0%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM 3.8% New Entry
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM 3.7% Up 0.6%
EF50mm f/1.8 II 3.4% New Entry
EF50mm f/1.2L USM 3.4% New Entry
EF85mm f/1.8 USM 3.4% Up 0.0%
EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 3.3% Down 0.3%

Jul 2012

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 7.9% Up 0.2%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 7.1% Up 1.3%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 5.5% Up 0.7%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 5.1% Down 0.3%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM 4.4% Up 0.6%
EF85mm f/1.8 USM 4.0% Up 0.6%
EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 3.7% Up 0.4%
EF135mm f/2L USM 3.6% New Entry
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM 3.2% Down 0.5%
EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM 3.2% New Entry

Aug 2012

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 7.6% Down 0.3%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 6.1% Down 0.9%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 5.1% Down 0.4%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 4.4% Down 0.7%
EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 3.9% Up 0.2%
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM 3.9% Up 0.7%
EF50mm f/1.2L USM 3.5% New Entry
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM 3.3% Down 1.2%
50mm 3.1% New Entry
EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM 3.0% Down 0.2%

Sep 2012

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 8.6% Up 1.0%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 6.5% Up 1.4%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 6.0% Up 1.6%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 4.8% Down 1.3%
EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM 3.8% New Entry
EF50mm f/1.2L USM 3.5% Up 0.0%
EF85mm f/1.8 USM 3.5% New Entry
EF35mm f/1.4L USM 3.1% New Entry
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM 2.9% Down 0.4%
EF17-40mm f/4L USM 2.7% New Entry

Oct 2012

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 9.6% Up 1.0%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 7.4% Up 0.9%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 6.0% Up 0.0%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 5.5% Up 0.7%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 4.8% New Entry
EF50mm f/1.2L USM 3.9% Up 0.4%
EF35mm f/1.4L USM 3.5% Up 0.4%
EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 3.5% New Entry
EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM 3.1% New Entry
EF50mm f/1.8 II 3.0% New Entry

Nov 2012

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 9.5% Down 0.2%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 6.9% Down 0.5%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 6.6% Up 0.6%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 5.8% Up 0.3%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 4.4% Down 0.4%
EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 4.0% Up 0.5%
EF50mm f/1.2L USM 3.7% Down 0.2%
EF35mm f/1.4L USM 3.1% Down 0.4%
EF85mm f/1.8 USM 3.1% New Entry
EF85mm f/1.2L II USM 3.0% New Entry

Dec 2012

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 9.5% Down 0.0%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 6.9% Up 0.3%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 6.3% Down 0.6%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 4.1% Down 0.3%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 4.0% Down 1.8%
EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 3.8% Down 0.1%
EF35mm f/1.4L USM 3.6% Up 0.5%
EF50mm f/1.2L USM 3.2% Down 0.4%
EF85mm f/1.2L II USM 3.0% Up 0.0%
EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM 2.9% New Entry

Jan 2013

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 7.5% Down 2.0%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 6.2% Down 0.7%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 5.9% Down 0.5%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 4.7% Up 0.6%
EF35mm f/1.4L USM 4.4% Up 0.8%
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM 4.0% New Entry
EF50mm f/1.2L USM 4.0% Up 0.7%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 3.8% Down 0.2%
EF85mm f/1.2L II USM 3.3% Up 0.3%
EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 3.3% Down 0.5%

Feb 2013

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 9.0% Up 1.5%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 7.2% Up 1.3%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 5.2% Down 1.0%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 4.5% Up 0.7%
EF50mm f/1.2L USM 4.5% Up 0.5%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 3.9% Down 0.8%
EF85mm f/1.8 USM 3.9% New Entry
EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 3.8% Up 0.5%
EF17-40mm f/4L USM 3.1% New Entry
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM 2.9% Down 1.1%

Mar 2013

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 7.6% Down 1.4%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 6.2% Down 1.0%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 5.5% Up 1.7%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 5.1% Down 0.1%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 4.7% Up 0.2%
EF85mm f/1.8 USM 3.8% Down 0.1%
EF85mm f/1.2L II USM 3.1% New Entry
EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 3.1% Down 0.6%
EF50mm f/1.8 II 2.8% New Entry
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM 2.7% Down 0.1%

Apr 2013

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 8.8% Up 1.2%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 7.0% Up 0.9%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 5.5% Up 0.4%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 4.9% Down 0.6%
EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 3.5% Up 0.4%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 3.3% Down 1.4%
EF50mm f/1.2L USM 3.2% New Entry
EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM 3.0% New Entry
EF17-40mm f/4L USM 3.0% New Entry
EF85mm f/1.8 USM 2.9% Down 0.8%

May 2013

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 7.3% Down 1.4%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 5.2% Down 1.8%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 4.7% Down 0.8%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 4.4% Down 0.6%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 4.1% Up 0.8%
EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 3.2% Down 0.3%
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM 2.9% New Entry
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM 2.9% New Entry
EF50mm f/1.2L USM 2.7% Down 0.5%
EF85mm f/1.2L II USM 2.5% New Entry

Jun 2013

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 7.7% Up 0.3%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 6.7% Up 1.5%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 5.1% Up 0.8%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 4.7% Up 0.1%
EF85mm f/1.8 USM 3.7% New Entry
EF50mm f/1.2L USM 3.5% Up 0.8%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 3.3% Down 0.8%
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM 2.9% Up 0.1%
EF50mm f/1.8 II 2.7% New Entry
EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM 2.5% New Entry

Jul 2013

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 8.7% Up 1.1%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 5.9% Down 0.8%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 5.2% Up 0.1%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 5.1% Up 0.4%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 4.7% Up 1.4%
EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 3.9% New Entry
EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM 2.9% Up 0.4%
EF85mm f/1.2L II USM 2.9% New Entry
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM 2.7% New Entry
EF50mm f/1.2L USM 2.6% Down 0.9%

Aug 2013

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 10.3% Up 1.6%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 5.4% Down 0.5%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 4.9% Down 0.1%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 4.4% Down 0.9%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 3.8% Down 0.9%
EF50mm f/1.2L USM 3.5% Up 0.9%
EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM 3.3% Up 0.5%
EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 3.3% Down 0.6%
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM 3.1% New Entry
EF35mm f/1.4L USM 2.6% New Entry

Sep 2013

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 10.0% Down 0.3%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 6.0% Up 1.1%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 5.7% Up 0.3%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 5.2% Up 1.5%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 4.4% Up 0.1%
EF50mm f/1.2L USM 3.8% Up 0.3%
EF50mm f/1.8 II 3.3% New Entry
EF85mm f/1.8 USM 3.0% New Entry
EF17-40mm f/4L USM 2.7% New Entry
EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 2.7% Down 0.6%

Oct 2013

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 8.1% Down 1.9%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 6.7% Up 0.7%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 6.4% Up 2.0%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 5.7% Up 0.0%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 5.1% Down 0.2%
EF50mm f/1.2L USM 3.5% Down 0.3%
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM 2.9% Up 0.2%
EF85mm f/1.2L II USM 2.9% New Entry
EF85mm f/1.8 USM 2.9% Down 0.2%
EF35mm f/1.4L USM 2.5% New Entry

Nov 2013

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 10.4% Up 2.3%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 7.1% Up 0.4%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 7.0% Up 1.3%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 6.3% Down 0.1%
EF85mm f/1.2L II USM 3.9% Up 1.0%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 3.7% Down 1.3%
EF85mm f/1.8 USM 3.4% Up 0.5%
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM 2.6% New Entry
EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 2.6% New Entry
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM or Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD 2.6% New Entry

Dec 2013

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 8.1% Down 2.3%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 6.0% Down 0.3%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 5.7% Down 1.4%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 4.6% Down 2.4%
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM 4.1% Up 1.5%
EF85mm f/1.8 USM 4.0% Up 0.6%
EF135mm f/2L USM 2.9% New Entry
EF85mm f/1.2L II USM 2.8% Down 1.1%
EF50mm f/1.2L USM 2.6% New Entry
EF40mm f/2.8 STM 2.5% New Entry

Jan 2014

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 8.1% Up 0.1%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 5.2% Down 0.5%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 4.7% Up 0.1%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 4.2% New Entry
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 3.9% Down 2.1%
EF50mm f/1.8 II 3.6% New Entry
EF85mm f/1.8 USM 3.0% Down 0.9%
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM 2.8% Down 1.3%
EF50mm f/1.2L USM 2.5% Down 0.1%
EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM 2.5% New Entry

Feb 2014

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 7.6% Down 0.6%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 5.1% Down 0.1%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 4.7% Down 0.0%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 4.4% Up 0.4%
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM 3.8% Up 1.0%
EF50mm f/1.8 II 3.6% Up 0.1%
EF85mm f/1.8 USM 3.3% Up 0.3%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 3.3% Down 0.9%
EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM 3.1% Up 0.6%
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM or Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD 3.1% New Entry

Mar 2014

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 7.8% Up 0.2%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 5.9% Up 1.2%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 4.6% Up 0.2%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 4.6% Down 0.5%
EF85mm f/1.2L II USM 3.7% New Entry
EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 3.6% New Entry
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 3.2% Down 0.1%
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM 3.1% Down 0.7%
EF135mm f/2L USM 3.1% New Entry
EF17-40mm f/4L USM 3.0% New Entry

Apr 2014

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 7.8% Up 0.0%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 5.6% Down 0.3%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 4.5% Down 0.1%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 4.2% Up 1.0%
EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 4.0% Up 0.4%
EF85mm f/1.8 USM 3.7% New Entry
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 3.6% Down 1.0%
EF50mm f/1.2L USM 3.0% New Entry
EF135mm f/2L USM 2.6% Down 0.5%
EF17-40mm f/4L USM 2.6% Down 0.4%

May 2014

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 7.4% Up 1.7%
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 6.6% Down 1.2%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 5.7% Up 2.0%
EF85mm f/1.8 USM 4.4% Up 0.6%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 3.9% Down 0.6%
EF85mm f/1.2L II USM 3.7% New Entry
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 3.3% Down 0.9%
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM 3.2% New Entry
EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM 2.9% New Entry
EF135mm f/2L USM 2.8% Up 0.2%

Jun 2014

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 7.8% Up 1.2%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 6.5% Down 0.9%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 4.4% Up 0.6%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 4.2% Up 1.0%
EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 4.2% Up 1.4%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 3.9% Down 1.8%
EF85mm f/1.8 USM 3.4% Down 1.0%
EF135mm f/2L USM 3.3% New Entry
EF35mm f/1.4L 2.9% New Entry
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM 2.8% Down 0.3%

Jul 2014

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 8.6% Up 0.8%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 4.8% Down 1.7%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 4.0% Down 0.4%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 3.8% Down 0.1%
EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 3.8% Down 0.4%
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM 3.6% Up 0.8%
EF85mm f/1.8 USM 3.5% Up 0.1%
EF85mm f/1.2L II USM 3.0% New Entry
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 3.0% Down 1.2%
EF17-40mm f/4L USM 2.8% New Entry

Aug 2014

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 7.6% Down 1.1%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 5.9% Up 1.1%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 5.0% Up 1.0%
EF85mm f/1.8 USM 4.1% Up 0.6%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 3.8% Down 0.0%
EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 3.5% Down 0.3%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 3.0% Down 0.0%
EF50mm f/1.8 II 2.5% New Entry
EF85mm f/1.2L II USM 2.5% Down 0.5%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM 2.4% New Entry

Sep 2014

Lens Month Percentage Percentage Change
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 6.1% Down 1.5%
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 6.0% Up 0.1%
EF50mm f/1.4 USM 4.5% Down 0.4%
EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 3.7% Up 0.2%
EF85mm f/1.8 USM 3.6% Down 0.5%
EF35mm f/1.4L 3.6% New Entry
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 3.5% Down 0.3%
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM 3.2% Up 0.2%
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM 3.1% Up 0.6%
EF85mm f/1.2L II USM 2.9% Up 0.4%

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