As of 2015, the kinds of lenses a consumer can buy for the Canon EOS include zoom lenses and telephoto lenses. The exact type of lenses that a shopper can buy for the Canon EOS depends on the model of the camera.
Zoom lenses are lenses with double-digit focal length ranges and allow users to take shots between those ranges. A lower number means the user can take a full shot while a higher number means the photographer can take a closer shot of his subject. The Canon EOS 6D can use the EF 24-105 millimeter IS USM zoom camera that accompanies its kit. The camera becomes available December 2015, and its full-frame sensors allow the camera to effectively utilize EOS EF lenses, which include sizes between 8 millimeters and 800 millimeters.
The Canon EOS Rebel T5 is compatible with Canon EF and EF-S lenses. The camera kit also includes the 18-55 millimeter lens. This feature means that buyers can purchase telephoto zoom lenses such as the EF-S 55-250 millimeter lens, the EF 100-400 millimeter lens and the EF 70-200 millimeter lens. These lenses are ideal for taking video and photographs of sports events, wildlife and candid portraits. Telephoto lenses allow the user to focus on distant subjects and minute details since it offers a narrower view field than standard zoom lenses.