Which Canon lenses use a B size tripod mount?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Anyone who downvoted this question, (-1 reps as of now), do you care to explain why? user3709, welcome to the community. Personally, I don't understand what's so wrong with this question. The fact that there are 2 good answers means that the question is valid. \$\endgroup\$
    – ysap
    Feb 5, 2011 at 6:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ I wasn't the one who downvoted it, but if I had to take a guess, I'd say that the answer 'why' is probably contained in @Stan's answer... It took him longer to type the answer than it would have taken the OP to simply Google the information... \$\endgroup\$ Feb 7, 2011 at 1:01
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    \$\begingroup\$ possible duplicate of Canon Tripod mount ring types \$\endgroup\$
    – mattdm
    May 12, 2011 at 1:48

3 Answers 3


I'm aware of these three:

  • EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
  • EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
  • MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro

...but that's today, and the answer could have been Googled faster than I can type it.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes Stan, but now your answer is the first result on Google when this question is asked. \$\endgroup\$
    – dpollitt
    May 14, 2011 at 0:24

well just to start: Canon EF 180mm f3.5L Macro USM, Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5L Macro USM, MP-E 65mm f2.8 1-5x Macro Photo and at least half a dozen others

go to this site and look around for yourself


These are the Canon lenses which can use "B" tripod rings: (the "B(W)" or "B(B)" are interchangeable and only differ in color)

  • EF 70-200mm 2.8L
  • EF 70-200mm 2.8L IS
  • EF 70-200mm 2.8L IS II
  • EF 100-400L
  • EF 100mm 2.8 USM Macro [required adapter is included with B(B)]
  • EF 180mm 3.5 Macro,
  • EF MP-E 65mm 2.8 Macro

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