Wide aperture
Help
 
Lens category
Help
A telephoto shot of a lion

Wildlife lenses that have a f/2.8 or faster aperture

#1

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
 
Badge
More advanced image stabilization
Help
Canon IS II
 
Badge
Very light
Help
2.3 kg
Help
Aperture f/2.8
Help
Fixed aperture n/a
Help
Diameter 127 mm
Help
Weight 2.3 kg
Help
Image stabilization Canon IS II
Help
Length 249 mm
Help
Min focal length 300 mm
Help
Max focal length 300 mm
#2

Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM

Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM
 
Badge
Very light
Help
1.6 kg
 
Badge
Small diameter
Help
95 mm
 
Lowest price
Low price
Help
$1,699.00
Help
Aperture f/2.8
Help
Fixed aperture n/a
Help
Diameter 95 mm
Help
Weight 1.6 kg
Help
Image stabilization Sigma OS
Help
Length 204 mm
Help
Min focal length 180 mm
Help
Max focal length 180 mm
#3

Olympus Zuiko 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED SWD

Olympus Zuiko 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED SWD

"Instant focusing when used with e3. Great color retention." bhphotovideo.com

 
Badge
Very light
Help
1 kg
 
Badge
Small diameter
Help
87 mm
 
Lowest price
Low price
Help
$1,199.00
Help
Aperture f/2.8
Help
Fixed aperture No
Help
Diameter 87 mm
Help
Weight 1 kg
Help
Image stabilization None
Help
Length 157 mm
Help
Min focal length 50 mm
Help
Max focal length 200 mm
#4

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO
 
Badge
Very light
Help
0.9 kg
 
Badge
Small diameter
Help
79 mm
 
Lowest price
Low price
Help
$1,149.00
Help
Aperture f/2.8
Help
Fixed aperture Yes
Help
Diameter 79 mm
Help
Weight 0.9 kg
Help
Image stabilization None
Help
Length 160 mm
Help
Min focal length 40 mm
Help
Max focal length 150 mm
#5

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
 
Badge
More advanced image stabilization
Help
Canon IS II
 
Badge
Great telephoto lens
Help
400 mm
Help
Aperture f/2.8
Help
Fixed aperture n/a
Help
Diameter 163 mm
Help
Weight 3.9 kg
Help
Image stabilization Canon IS II
Help
Length 343 mm
Help
Min focal length 400 mm
Help
Max focal length 400 mm
#6

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM
 
Badge
Very light
Help
1.4 kg
 
Badge
Small diameter
Help
86 mm
 
Badge
Wide angle lens
Help
70 mm
Help
Aperture f/2.8
Help
Fixed aperture Yes
Help
Diameter 86 mm
Help
Weight 1.4 kg
Help
Image stabilization Sigma OS
Help
Length 198 mm
Help
Min focal length 70 mm
Help
Max focal length 200 mm
#7

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II

"If you want the best possible lens at this focal length then this is the best money can buy. I think from a value perspective this lens with the various tele-converters give you the most coverage and value for the money. I do also shoot a 70-200mm f/2.8 with and without the tele-converters with very good results, however the sharpness with this lens as expected is beyond comparison." bhphotovideo.com

 
Badge
More advanced image stabilization
Help
Nikon VR II
 
Badge
Very light
Help
2.9 kg
Help
Aperture f/2.8
Help
Fixed aperture n/a
Help
Diameter 125 mm
Help
Weight 2.9 kg
Help
Image stabilization Nikon VR II
Help
Length 267 mm
Help
Min focal length 300 mm
Help
Max focal length 300 mm
#8

Olympus 150mm f/2 ED

Olympus 150mm f/2 ED

"The real benefit of course is that it maintains the DOF of a 150mm lens at its effective new focal length, plus the gain of a stop of aperture speed." bhphotovideo.com

 
Badge
Very light
Help
1.6 kg
 
Badge
Quite short
Help
150 mm
 
Badge
Small diameter
Help
100 mm
Help
Aperture f/2
Help
Fixed aperture n/a
Help
Diameter 100 mm
Help
Weight 1.6 kg
Help
Image stabilization None
Help
Length 150 mm
Help
Min focal length 150 mm
Help
Max focal length 150 mm
#9

Olympus 300mm f/2.8 ED

Olympus 300mm f/2.8 ED

"I rented this lens for the NCAA Lacrosse finals and it didn't disappoint. It was extremely quick with focusing, even with a 1.4x teleconverter on the lens." bhphotovideo.com

 
Badge
Quite short
Help
127 mm
Help
Aperture f/2.8
Help
Fixed aperture n/a
Help
Diameter 285 mm
Help
Weight 3.3 kg
Help
Image stabilization None
Help
Length 127 mm
Help
Min focal length 300 mm
Help
Max focal length 300 mm
#10

Pentax SMC HD D FA* 70-200mm f/2.8 ED DC AW

Pentax SMC HD D FA* 70-200mm f/2.8 ED DC AW
 
Badge
Very light
Help
1.8 kg
 
Badge
Small diameter
Help
92 mm
 
Lowest price
Low price
Help
$1,496.95
Help
Aperture f/2.8
Help
Fixed aperture Yes
Help
Diameter 92 mm
Help
Weight 1.8 kg
Help
Image stabilization None
Help
Length 203 mm
Help
Min focal length 70 mm
Help
Max focal length 200 mm