10 Best Canon Telephoto Zooms

Last Updated January 2020 Based on 1479 Reviews
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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
Canon Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM UD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras
Canon Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM UD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras
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Product Highlights
  • Impressive focal range.Diagonal Angle of View 34° - 8° 15'
  • Travel friendly size, packs small and stays small with a manual lock switch on side of barrel. Note: lens can only be locked at 70mm range as it is for travel only. Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
  • Focus Adjustment Type - lens extension via inner focusing focus cam, plus floating mechanism.Closest Focusing Distance: 1.2m/ 3.9ft
  • Note that when the inner lens is fully extended (300mm) it's approximately 8.25" in overall length. The 5.6" measurement is at the 70mm range when lens is closed/locked.
  • Suitable for Nature/ landscape/ sports/ travel photography
  • Maximum magnification (x): 0.21 (at 300mm)
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras, Lens Only
Canon Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras, Lens Only
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Product Highlights
  • Focal length and maximum aperture: 70-200mm 1:4.0
  • Lens construction: 16 elements in 13 groups
  • Diagonal angle of view: 34 Degree - 12 Degree
  • Inner focusing system with USM focus adjustment. Closest focusing distance: 1.2m / 3.9 ft.
  • A circular polarizing filter can be attached and used without difficulty because the front lens element does not rotate during focusing. The tripod collar (sold separately) is the same one used with the EF 300mm f/4L USM
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Canon EF 2.0X III Telephoto Extender for Canon Super Telephoto Lenses
Canon Canon EF 2.0X III Telephoto Extender for Canon Super Telephoto Lenses
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Product Highlights
  • Compatible with Select EF Mount Lenses. Note: This lens is only compatible with fixed focal length L-series lenses 135mm and over, as well as the EF 70-200/2.8L, EF 70-200/2.8L IS, EF 70-200/4L, and EF 100-400/4.5-5.6L
  • 2.0x magnification factor
  • 9 elements in 5 groups lens construction
  • Spectra coating reduces ghosting/flare
  • Dust and water resistant
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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 is II USM Lens
Canon Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 is II USM Lens
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Product Highlights
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens
  • Front-focusing method with helicoid ring drive
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Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 VC USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras (6 Year Limited USA Warranty)
Tamron Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 VC USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras (6 Year Limited USA Warranty)
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Product Highlights
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
  • Fits all Canon EOS mount SLR
  • VC Image stabilization
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Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 Image Stabilization STM Zoom Lens (Silver)
Canon Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 Image Stabilization STM Zoom Lens (Silver)
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8.7 Very good
Product Highlights
  • Lightweight, compact telephoto zoom EF-M lens features a 5-group optical zoom system, and combines superb image quality and an extremely portable design for easy carrying
  • Optical Image Stabilizer technology helps reduce camera shake, and achieves a level of sharpness equivalent to a shutter speed 3.5 settings faster for great performance even when using handheld photography
  • Stepping-motor (STM) focusing technology helps provide smooth and quiet operation when taking photos, and near silence when shooting videos
  • One aspheric lens element and one UD lens element help to deliver outstanding results at all zoom settings by reducing chromatic aberration
  • High speed, high precision autofocusing is achieved by utilizing the full-time manual focus mode (AF+MF) to make fine adjustments after focusing
  • A circular aperture (7 blades) delivers soft-focus backgrounds
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras, Lens Only
Canon Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras, Lens Only
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8.3 Very good
Product Highlights
  • 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens with f/4 maximum aperture for Canon digital SLR cameras
  • Fluorite UD lens elements produce excellent optical performance in resolution and contrast, Closest focusing distance : 3.94 feet, Focal length: 70-200mm
  • Ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM) for quick and quiet autofocusing; lightweight construction
  • Image Stabilizer provides up to 4 stops of shake correction; water- and dust-proof construction
  • Measures 3 inches in diameter and 6.8 inches long; Weight : 1.675 pounds (lens only) ; 1-year warranty
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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens, Lens Only
Canon Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens, Lens Only
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8.1 Very good
Product Highlights
  • Compact, high performance L-series super-telephoto zoom makes it ideal for sports and wildlife photography
  • Rotation-type zoom ring allows for more precise composition and excellent balance when handholding
  • Improved zoom torque adjustment ring allows easy setting of zoom tension, Focal Length & Maximum Aperture:100-400mm 1:4.5-5.6, Closest Focusing Distance-3.2 ft. / 0.98m
  • New Air Sphere Coating (ASC) helps to significantly reduce backlit flaring and ghosting, Highly resistant to dust and water, and amazing durability enabling shooting even in harsh conditions
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Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 DI-II VC HLD All-in-One Zoom for Canon APS-C Digital SLR Cameras (6 Year Limited USA Warranty)
Tamron Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 DI-II VC HLD All-in-One Zoom for Canon APS-C Digital SLR Cameras (6 Year Limited USA Warranty)
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7.8 Good
Product Highlights
  • World's first 222x ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom Lens
  • Maximum diameter: 79mm.620mm full-frame equivalent telephoto reach
  • VC for confident telephoto shooting
  • Moisture-resistant construction Angle of View (diagonal) 75 degree 33 minutes - 4 degree
  • 1: 29 max Mag Ratio for versatile close-up capability

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