You are able to use EF/EF-S lenses on a Canon EOS M50, but only with the use of the correct adapter. You cannot use EF/EF-S lenses on a Canon EOS M50 without an adapter as they simply won’t fit.
While there is a decent line up of EF-M lenses to choose from, they are not as extensive as Canon’s range of EF/EF-S lenses.
With the rise of mirrorless cameras, more and more people are moving over to mirrorless models like the Canon EOS M50.
Unfortunately you can’t just use any EF/EF-S lens on a Canon mirrorless camera without an adapter.
If you just want to know how to use EF/EF-S lens on a Canon EOS M50, here’s a brief step by step guide:
- Buy ONE of these adapters
- Attach the adapter to your Canon EOS M50
- Attach your EF or EF-S lens to your new adapter which is now mounted to your Canon EOS M50
- You should now be able to freely use your Canon EF/EF-S lens on your Canon EOS M50.
What Lenses Work With Canon EOS M50?
To know which lenses work with the Canon EOS M50 we need to know the lens mount that the M50 uses.
What Lens Mount Does the Canon M50 Have?
The Canon EOS M50 uses the Canon EF-M lens mount just like the rest of the ‘Canon EOS M’ series of cameras.
Lenses That Work Without an Adapter On the Canon EOS M50
The lenses that work by default (without needing any adapters) with the Canon EOS M50 are any lenses that use the EF-M lens mount.
So basically any Canon lens with EF-M in the lens name will work with the M50 without any problems.
Below are some examples of lenses that fall under this category:
- Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM
- Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM
- Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
A lot of people have already built up a collection of quality Canon EF/EF-S lenses. In this case you may not want to buy extra EF-M lenses and instead want to use your EF/EF-S lenses.
EF/EF-S Lenses that Work With an Adapter on the Canon EOS M50
There are plenty of Canon EF/EF-S lenses that people will want to use with the Canon M50.
For example the ‘Nifty fifty’ EF 50mm f/1.8 STM is one of the best value beginner lenses you can get.
Luckily you can use one of the adapters mentioned in this article to use your EF 50MM f/1.8 STM lens on your Canon EOS M50.
With the correct adapter you can use any Canon EF/EF-S lens on a Canon EOS M50.
Below are some examples of lenses that you can use with the Canon EOS M50 when using one of the adapters mentioned in this post.
- Canon EF 50MM f/1.8 STM
- Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM
- Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II
- Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM
How To Use EF/EF-S Lenses on Canon EOS M50
As mentioned above you will need an adapter to use the M50 with EF/EF-S lenses.
Which Lens Adapter Do I Need to Use the EOS M50 With EF/EF-S Lenses?
First things first, don’t be confused with all the different lens adapters out there.
The adapter will need to be an EF to EOS M adapter. So basically any Canon EF or EF-S lens can be adapted to be used on an EOS M camera.
You can go for the Canon branded adapter or you can go for third party brands.
Any of the adapters below should be fine:
How to Use the EF to EOS M Adapter With Canon EOS M50
To use the adapter you simply mount the adapter to your Canon EOS M50 then mount the lens to the adapter.
The smaller side of the adapter will mount onto the camera and the larger side will be where the lens is attached.
Remember to take the adapter off if you wish to use an EF-M lens on your EOS M50 as EF-M lenses will not fit onto this adapter.