The 8 Best Telephoto Lenses For Canon

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This wiki has been edited 16 times since it was first published in August of 2018. If you're a Canon shooter who wants to be able to get up close and personal with a wide variety of subjects, you're going to want to get your hands on one of the telephoto lenses on our list. We've selected the absolute best that the company has to offer, along with some third-party options that may surprise you with their quality. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best telephoto lens for canon on Amazon.

8. EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II

7. Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Sports DG

6. Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS

5. EF 400mm f/4 DO II

4. Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 Sports DG

3. EF 600mm f/4 L II

2. EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L III

1. EF 200-400mm f/4 L


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Last updated on January 25, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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