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Canon EF (Full-frame) Telephoto lenses

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Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

"Works brilliantly for me on FF or 1.3 crop camera in event filming and portrait still work." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Wide aperture
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f/2
 
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Quite short
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112 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 112 mm
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Min focal length 135 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Auto focus Yes
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Aperture f/2
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Weight 0.8 kg
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

"You'll immediately be impressed with the sharpness and detail of your images, and the beautiful boken when shooting at f/2.8. The results are jaw-dropping. It has quickly become my favorite lens." bhphotovideo.com

 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Canon IS II
 
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Fixed aperture
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
 
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f/2.8
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Image stabilization Canon IS II
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Length n/a
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Auto focus Yes
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 1.5 kg
#3

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Canon EF

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Canon EF
 
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
 
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f/2.8
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Image stabilization Tamron VC
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Length 188 mm
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Auto focus Yes
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 1.5 kg
#4

Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Canon EF

Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Canon EF
 
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Great telephoto lens
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600 mm
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Length 259 mm
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Max focal length 600 mm
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Min focal length 150 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Auto focus Yes
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Aperture f/5
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Weight n/a
#5

Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Canon EF

Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Canon EF
 
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600 mm
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Length 290 mm
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Max focal length 600 mm
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Min focal length 150 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Auto focus Yes
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Aperture f/5
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Weight 2.9 kg
#6

Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Canon EF

Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Canon EF
 
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f/2
 
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122 mm
 
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$499.00
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Image stabilization None
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Length 122 mm
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Min focal length 135 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Auto focus No
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Aperture f/2
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Weight 0.8 kg
#7

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

"An absolutely terrific lens and a great asset to better image making; the image stabilization allows for fluid movement and freedom from the tripod and still provides crisp images in difficult lighting situations." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Fixed aperture
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Length 173 mm
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Auto focus Yes
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Aperture f/4
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Weight 0.8 kg
#8

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
 
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Canon IS II
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Image stabilization Canon IS II
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Length 193 mm
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Max focal length 400 mm
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Min focal length 100 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Auto focus Yes
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Aperture f/4.5
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Weight 1.6 kg
#9

Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM

"It's very likely the single most importat telephoto lens to have, it works wery well with 1.4x conventer." bhphotovideo.com

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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Length 221 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Min focal length 300 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Auto focus Yes
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Aperture f/4
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Weight 1.2 kg
#10

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
 
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Fixed aperture
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
 
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Wide aperture
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f/2.8
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Image stabilization None
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Length 193 mm
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Auto focus Yes
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 1.3 kg