The Best Lenses For The Canon 5D Mark IV

Canon’s 5D Mark IV is their new workhorse DSLR for professional photographers (let’s be real, not many people need a 1D series body). This is a solid choice for wedding photographers, photojournalists, sports photographers, and more. But what are the best lenses to pair with this camera?

Here are our picks based on all the lenses we’ve reviewed over the years.

For Street Photography: Canon 35mm F1.4 L II

In our review, we state:

“Let’s be very concrete here for a second: this is a bloody fantastic lens. The Canon 35mm f1.4 II L USM can render great image quality, beautiful bokeh, and will most likely appeal to the photographer that is smitten with Kodak Portra or Fujifilm Astia.” — Read Our Full Review Here

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For Portraits: Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art

In our review we said:

“It focuses quickly, has a bit of weather sealing and overall is a very strong performer. There is very little that will make me want to not award this lens the Editor’s Choice award that it so easily deserves. It’s highly capable and available at a good price.” Read the full review

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For Landscapes: Canon 16-35mm F2.8 L III

In our review, we state:

“There’s a lot that makes this lens wonderful: you can start with the build quality. It’s big, but it’s also well built and can withstand lots of abuse. That means you’ll be less likely to need to buy a new one. However, this is also a workhorse lens, so it has to be able to stand up to a lot of rigor. It just makes sense.” Read our full review

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For Action/Weddings/Photojournalism: Canon 70-200mm F2.8 L IS II

It is really hard to find a lens in Canon’s lineup with more versatility than the legendary 70-200mm F2.8 L IS II. It is a staple for sports photographers, wedding photographers, and photojournalists all over the world and for good reason. This is one of the best performing lenses that you can get your hands on.

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Anthony Thurston

Anthony is a Portland, Oregon based Boudoir Photographer specializing in a dark, moody style that promotes female body positivity, empowerment, and sexuality. Besides The Phoblographer, he also reviews gear and produces his own educational content on his website.