In this video, I discuss what the different letters and abbreviations mean on Canon lenses.

In my next video I will be discussing the different Canon mounts for the Canon DSLR and DSLM (mirrorless) cameras that you are likely to encounter on the market today to help you identify which mount your camera is compatible with, or to help you shop for any camera / lens combinations.  I will make videos for other lens manufacturers in the future.

I made the following table you can use to learn what the different letters represent.  I also added examples so you can practice.

Table of common Canon Lens Abbreviations

Table of common Canon Lens Abbreviations

Description from YouTube

If you ever wondered what all those letters mean: EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, this is the right video for you.  In this video, I describe the Canon Lens Nomenclature and what all those letters and abbreviations mean.

You can find a copy of the table used in this video at our website:

Thank you for watching!  If you have any questions or comments, don’t be shy.