This page may contain affiliate links that pay me a small commission. There is no cost to you. You can review the affiliate statement at the very bottom of this page if you want more information. As an Amazon affiliate Canon Camera Geek may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases, at NO added cost to you.

Canon RF Lens On Canon M6 Mark II

Canon M6 Mark II Camera With EF-M 18-150mm Lens

Canon M6 Mark II Camera With EF-M 18-150mm Lens

I have a m6 mark 2 camera by Canon. Is there anyway to adapt the 28-70 rf lens to my camera?

The quick answer for your question of whether you can use a Canon RF lens on a Canon M6 Mark II camera is NO. Canon's development of the differences in flange distances and mount diameters for the 3 different lens mounting systems makes it very confusing.

To understand the compatibility issues we have to look at the specific flange distances of the 3 different systems. The flange distance is the distance from the sensor to the front of the mounting flange.

The original EF and EF-S lenses are built to mount to cameras with a 44mm flange distance. The first mirrorless line of Canon bodies, the "M" series, have a flange distance of 18mm.

The newest line of Canon mirrorless cameras, the "R" series, has a flange distance of 20mm. The RF 24-70mm lens needs to be mounted at that 20mm distance from the camera sensor to function properly.

Adapting Lenses To The M6 Mark II Camera

It was easy for Canon to design adapters (essentially a spacer with electrical contacts) for the EF and EF-S lenses to mount at the proper distance from the sensors in both the M series (including the M6 Mark II) and R series of Canon mirrorless camera bodies.

It would likely be near impossible to design a 2mm thick adapter and include electrical contacts on both sides of it to get the 18mm distance extended to the required 20mm distance on an M camera like the M6 Mark II.

You'd be much better off getting an EF 24-70mm f/2.8 lens and the EF-M adapter for your M6 Mark II. It's a great lens whether you buy it new or save money with a top notch used one.

Good luck and let me know how you make out.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask The Canon Geek.

Author Bruce Lovelace
Bruce Lovelace Signature

Bruce Lovelace is the publisher of Canon Camera Geek. Read more about him on the About Page. He also publishes how to articles and camera gear reviews at the Photography Tips website.

View some of Bruce's photos on Instagram  and Flickr  Join the tribe of followers on YouTube. Visit the Canon Geek FaceBook Page. Bruce also runs photo workshops and provides 1 on 1 digital photography coaching.

You might like these

Search for articles on this Site:

Recent Articles

  1. Canon Polarizing Filters. Are They Any good And Worth It? My Results.

    Oct 06, 22 12:08 PM

    What do these lens filters do for you? Research into the value of using one of the Canon polarizing filters on your lens.

    Read More

  2. Canon Lens Filters Size Chart and List of Popular Filters to Use

    Oct 05, 22 02:36 PM

    You want to know what size filter your lens takes. Helpful guide on Canon Lens Filters. Filter Kits for Canon Camera Lenses

    Read More

  3. Are Canon Mirrorless Cameras Any Good-I Rate Canon's Mirrorless Lineup

    Oct 04, 22 08:30 AM

    The EOS "M" was Canon's mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses. Then came the "R" mirrorless Canons. Now e can answer if Canon mirrorless is any good.

    Read More

  4. Canon EOS R High ISO Test. Does This Affordable Full Frame Match Up?

    Oct 01, 22 09:52 AM

    Noise and a loss in sharpness can be a result of using high ISO settings, so I did my own Canon EOS R High ISO Test

    Read More

  5. How To Make The RF
    16mm F/2.8 Lens Perform Sharper Images?

    Oct 01, 22 06:55 AM

    I am using Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM lens on EOS RP body. Video looks fine but the corner sharpness when it comes to photos are not so great. I am aware

    Read More

Sign up for a monthly update

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Canon Geek Newsletter.