The Canon Rebel T7 (also known as EOS 2000D) is compatible with any lenses that are compatible with its lens mount which is an EF-S lens mount.
This includes Canon’s own line of EF and EF-S lenses as well as third party alternatives by the likes of Tamron, Sigma, Tokina and more.
You can’t use Nikon, Sony or Panasonic lenses on the Canon Rebel T7.
Here’s a quick summary table of the lens compatibility for the Canon Rebel T7.
|Lens Type||Compatibility with Canon Rebel T7|
|Canon EF Lenses||Fully compatible ✅|
|Canon EF-S||Fully compatible ✅|
|Sigma Lenses||Some lenses are compatible ✅|
|Tamron Lenses||Some lenses are compatible ✅|
|Canon RF Lenses||Not compatible ❌|
|Canon EF-M lenses||Not compatible ❌|
|Nikon Lenses||Some, with an adaptor 🤔|
|Sony Lenses||Nope ❌|
If you’re looking for some lens recommendations for the Canon Rebel T7 then here are some quick go to lenses depending on what you need it for.
- Best Value Beginner / Starter Lens 💰 – Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
- Great prime lens which is perfect for portraits
- Has a fast aperture at a low price point
- Most Versatile Lens 💪🏼 – Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens for Canon
- A lot more affordable than Canon’s equivalent lens
- Gives you a wide range of focal lengths at a fixed fast aperture of f/2.8.
- Perfect for weddings, product photography, portrait, travel, street photography.
- Canon’s equivalent would be the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
- Best Wide Angle 🏞 – Tamron 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di-II VC HLD for Canon APS-C
- Great for landscapes, travel, livestreams/webcams, large events, real estate and architecture
- Affordable price for a wide angle lens at a decent aperture ( wide angle lenses can get expensive!)
- Best Telephoto 🦅 – Canon EF 70-300MM f/4-5.6 IS II USM
- Great for wildlife, sports, automotive photography
- With the 1.6x crop factor on the T7 you end up with a focal length of 112-480mm so you get plenty of reach for far away subjects
I’ve tried my best to consider that you’re using a Rebel T7 with these recommendations.
What I mean by that is that if you were using a more expensive camera like the 90D or even full frame Canon cameras that cost more, then I probably would have recommended other more premium lenses.
So yes there will be other lenses not in the recommendations above that have objectively better specs, but they’ll also have an objectively higher price too.
💡 If you have no clue what kind of photography you want to get into and are a complete beginner on a budget, then I recommend you just use the Canon Rebel T7 with the kit lens along with the nifty fifty.
- Canon Rebel T7 with kit lens
- Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens (nifty fifty)
This is the exact setup I used when I started my journey in photography, but with the Canon Rebel SL2 (200D) instead.
Use these two lenses to learn, see where you feel limited, and from there you can decide if you need a wider focal length or a narrower focal length.
Recommended Rebel T7 Starter Kit – Absolute Beginners
What Lens Mount Does the Canon Rebel T7 Use?
💡 The Canon Rebel T7 has what’s called an “EF-S lens mount”. So any lens that is compatible with an EF-S mount is compatible with the Canon Rebel T7.
Basically, it’s the type of connection system that allows you to attach different lenses to your camera.
In simple terms, it’s like the lens’s way of fitting snugly onto the camera body.
Now, the cool thing about the Rebel T7 is that it’s compatible with a wide range of Canon lenses, and the kind of lenses it uses are those with the EF and EF-S designation.
You can go for the kit lens that usually comes bundled with the camera, which is a pretty decent all-purpose lens for everyday shooting, particularly if you’re a beginner.
But if you want to get more creative with your photography, you can and should use other lenses too.
- Use telephoto lenses for zooming in on distant subjects
- Use wide-angle lenses for capturing expansive landscapes,
- Use macro lenses for those close-up shots of tiny details.
Whatever you need you’ll definitely find the right lens for you as Canon has an extensive lineup of over 100 EF lenses to choose from, not to mention there’s also third party brands that have made compatible lenses too.
Can The Rebel T7 Use EF lenses?
Yes the Canon Rebel T7 can use any EF lens without any issues because the EF-S lens mount on the Rebel T7 is designed to work with EF lenses as well as EF-S lenses.
What Size Lens Does The Canon T7 Use?
If you’re wondering about the lens that comes with the Rebel T7 as standard, it uses a 18-55mm size lens. The 18-55mm here is talking about the focal length of the lens.
But the Rebel T7 can use lenses of lots of different ‘sizes’ (or focal lengths) as long as they are compatible with the lens mount of the Canon Rebel T7.
Does The Canon T7 Use Interchangeable Lenses?
Yes, the Canon Rebel T7 does have interchangeable lenses because it is a DSLR which is one of the things that makes it so flexible and versatile.
Normally when you buy the Rebel T7 you get it in a bundle with a kit lens like the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
So you could use this interchangeable lens with your Rebel T7 or you can swap it around with any other compatible lens. (e.g like the ones mentioned at the start of this post).
Can I Use Sigma Lenses On The Canon Rebel T7?
Yes, you can use Sigma lenses on the Canon Rebel T7, as long as you pick the right one.
First things first, avoid Sigma lenses that have ‘DN’ in the name as these are for mirrorless cameras.
Sigma has specifically designed lenses for (crop sensor) APS-C size cameras like the Canon Rebel T7 and they have their own designation in the name.
For the Canon Rebel T7, you want to look for ‘DC’ in the Sigma lens’ name.
But remember that with the Canon EOS Rebel T7 you can use any EF or EF-S lens.
If you want to use the Sigma equivalent of a Canon EF lens look for ‘DG’ in the lens name.
You also have to make sure that you pick the Canon variant and not the Nikon variant since they’ve got the same names in the Sigma lineup.
Amazon normally gives you the option on the product page to pick between the Canon and Nikon Variant.
💡 So think of DC as the same as EF-S, and DG as the same as EF when comparing Sigma lenses to Canon.
- You can use Sigma lenses that are ‘DC’ or ‘DG’ with your Canon Rebel T7.
- You cannot use Sigma lenses that are ‘DN’ with your Canon Rebel T7.
Does Canon T7 Work With Tamron Lenses?
Yes, Tamron lenses can be used on the Canon EOS Rebel T7, as long as you pick the right one.
You need to make sure that you are using the correct lens from Tamron as they also make lenses to fit other camera manufacturers like Sony and Nikon.
First things first, avoid Tamron lenses that have ‘Di III’ in the name as these are for mirrorless cameras.
Tamron has specifically designed lenses for (crop sensor) APS-C size cameras like the Canon Rebel T7 and again they also have their own naming system (I know, lenses are confusing).
For the Canon Rebel T7, you want to look for ‘Di II’ in the Tamron lens’ name. These are the equivalent of EF-S lenses.
But remember that the Canon EOS Rebel T7 can also use EF lenses which are designed for full-frame Canon cameras.
If you want to use the Tamron equivalent of a Canon EF lens look for just ‘Di’ in the lens name and not ‘Di II’.
You also have to make sure that you pick the Canon variant and not the Nikon variant.
💡 So think of ‘Di II’’ as the same as EF-S, and ‘Di’ as the same as EF when comparing Tamron lenses to Canon.
And avoid Di III because that’s for mirrorless cameras.
Can I use Nikon Lenses on Canon Rebel T7?
Since the Canon Rebel T7 has a Canon EF-S mount, you can only use a Nikon lens on it if the lens could fit the EF-S mount, but Nikon lenses do not fit the Canon Rebel T7 out of the box…
However, you can use a ‘Nikon F mount to Canon EOS adaptor’ so that F mount Nikon lenses can be used on Canon cameras like the Canon Rebel T7.
Even though you can use some Nikon lenses on Canon lenses with an adaptor, there are quite a few drawbacks like not being able to use autofocus. (It’s not worth it in my opinion)
- Related Reading: Using Nikon Lenses on Canon Cameras
Can I use Canon RF-mount lenses on the Canon Rebel T7?
No, because of the way the lens mounts are made there is no physical way for RF mount lenses to be used on the Canon Rebel T7.
Not even an adaptor would let you use RF lenses on the Rebel T7.
Can I use EF-M mount lenses on the Canon Rebel T7
No, there’s no way to use EF-M lenses on the Rebel T7 and there’s no adaptors that can make this happen either.
If you do plan on getting the camera and want to use it for video, then make sure you know that the Rebel T7 does not have an external microphone input and that the T7 can’t shoot 4K resolution video.
If these things put you off then you can consider using the Canon EOS Rebel SL3 which can shoot in 4K, and the Rebel SL3 (250D) also has an external microphone input.