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Lens Mount Guide for Cameras: All Major Systems

October 19, 2023


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Are you looking for your camera’s lens mount information?

DSLRs, Mirrorless, Full Frame, and Cinema Cameras

Here’s a list of all major camera systems and their corresponding lens mount.

If you’re in the market for a new lens, you need to be sure that you’re buying the right lens for your camera body’s mount.

Of course, there are lens adapters, but they cost a pretty penny and are often not the best option. So if possible, try to get a lens that works natively with your camera. While you might just be looking for the best lens for video or filmmaking, you first need to make sure that you’ve got the right fit.

However, it’s important to note that camera technology is continuously evolving, and new systems or mounts may have been introduced since then.

2-Minute Video: How to Figure Out What Lens Mount You Have So You Don’t Buy the Wrong Lens

Below is a list of major camera systems and their respective lens mounts:

Major Camera Systems and the Corresponding Camera Body Lens Mounts

Sony, Canon and More

  1. Canon
    • EF Mount: Used for Canon’s full-frame and APS-C DSLRs
    • EF-S Mount: Used specifically for Canon’s APS-C DSLRs
    • RF Mount: Used for Canon’s EOS R series of full-frame mirrorless cameras
    • EF-M Mount: Used for Canon’s EOS M series of APS-C mirrorless cameras
  2. Nikon
    • F Mount: Used for Nikon’s full-frame and APS-C DSLRs
    • Z Mount: Used for Nikon’s Z series of full-frame and APS-C mirrorless cameras
  3. Sony
  4. Fujifilm
    • X Mount: Used for Fujifilm’s X series of APS-C mirrorless cameras.
    • G Mount: Used for Fujifilm’s GFX series of medium-format mirrorless cameras.
  5. Olympus / Panasonic (Micro Four Thirds Consortium)
    • Micro Four Thirds Mount: Used for Olympus and Panasonic’s Micro Four Thirds system of mirrorless cameras.
  6. Panasonic
    • L Mount: Used for Panasonic’s full-frame mirrorless cameras, part of the L Mount Alliance, including Leica and Sigma.
  7. Leica
    • M Mount: Used for Leica’s rangefinder cameras.
    • L Mount: Also used by Leica for their mirrorless cameras, part of the L Mount Alliance.
    • S Mount: Used for Leica’s medium format DSLRs.
  8. Pentax
    • K Mount: Used for Pentax’s full-frame and APS-C DSLRs.
    • Q Mount: Used for Pentax’s Q series of compact mirrorless cameras.
    • 645 Mount: Used for Pentax’s medium format cameras.
  9. Sigma
    • SA Mount: Used for Sigma’s own DSLRs.
    • L Mount: Sigma also produces lenses for the L Mount, as part of the L Mount Alliance.
  10. Hasselblad
    • H System Mount: Used for Hasselblad’s H system of medium format DSLRs.
    • XCD Mount: Used for Hasselblad’s X system of medium format mirrorless cameras.

Please keep in mind that third-party lens manufacturers like Sigma, Tamron, and Tokina often produce lenses in various mounts to fit different camera systems.

Additionally, adapters can be used to fit lenses onto camera bodies with different mounts, but doing this usually has limitations. It only makes sense to get an adapter if you already own the lens and are just trying to make it fit multiple camera systems because doing so will cost you less.

Or it might make sense to buy a lens with an adaptor if you’re buying a lens to go with two systems that have different lens mounts.

For example, I recently bought the Canon R6 Mark ii and the EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L glass lens because I wanted the L glass (fancy high-end) to also be compatible with my Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. I have more cameras that have EF lens mounts than RF mounts. So it made sense to buy the Canon EF to RF adaptor as well as the EF lens. But this is a pretty specific situation. In most cases, you should try to get a lens that actually goes with your lens mount.

Commonly Used Cameras for Video and Filmmaking and their Lens Mount Information


  • Arri Alexa Mini
    • Lens Mount: PL (positive lock) mount (also supports EF, B4, and LPL mounts with adapters)
  • Arri Amira
    • Lens Mount: PL mount (also supports EF and B4 mounts with adapters)


  • Red Komodo 6K
    • Lens Mount: Canon RF mount
  • Red Epic Dragon
    • Lens Mount: PL mount (also supports Canon EF mount with adapters)


  • Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K
    • Lens Mount: Canon EF mount
  • Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro 12K
    • Lens Mount: PL mount (also supports Canon EF and Nikon F mounts with adapters)
  • Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
    • Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds mount
  • Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera
    • Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds mount


  • Canon EOS C300 Mark III
    • Lens Mount: Canon EF
  • Canon EOS C200
    • Lens Mount: Canon EF
  • Canon EOS R5
    • Lens Mount: Canon RF
  • Canon EOS R6 Mark ii
    • Lens mount: Canon RF
  • Canon EOS C70
    • Lens Mount: Canon RF
  • Canon 5D Mark IV
    • Lens Mount: Canon EF
  • Canon XF705
    • Lens Mount: Fixed lens (cannot be changed)
  • Canon 90D
    • Lens Mount: EF-S
    • EF lenses work too so that you can use L glass on your Canon crop sensor DSLR


  • Sony PXW-FS7 II
    • Lens Mount: Sony E
  • Sony A7S III
    • Lens Mount: Sony E
  • Sony FX9
    • Lens Mount: Sony E
  • Sony Alpha A6600
    • Lens Mount: Sony E
  • Sony FX6
    • Lens Mount: Sony E
  • Sony Venice
    • Lens Mount: PL (also supports Sony E mount with adapters)
  • Sony A7 III
    • Lens Mount: Sony E


  • Panasonic Lumix GH5
    • Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds mount
  • Panasonic Lumix S1H
    • Lens Mount: L
  • Panasonic Varicam LT
    • Lens Mount: PL (also supports EF mount with adapters)
  • Panasonic EVA1
    • Lens Mount: EF


  • Nikon Z6
    • Lens Mount: Nikon Z mount


  • Fujifilm X-T4
    • Lens Mount: Fujifilm X


  • Z CAM E2
    • Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds mount


  • DJI Zenmuse X7
    • Lens Mount: DJI DL mount

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