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Telephoto Zooms




TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENSES
Lens Filter Size
(mm)
Elements/
Groups
(special elements)
Internal Focusing Format Min. Focus
(ft.)/Magnif.
Size
(in.)
Weight
(oz.)
Est. Street Price
To 200mm
Canon EF 55-200mm ƒ/4.5-5.6 II USM 52 13/13 (1 LD) no 35mm 3.9/1:5.8 3.4x7.8 10.9 $269
Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS USM 77 23/18
(4 UD)
yes 35mm 4.6/1:6.2 3.3x7.6 51.8 $1,760
Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/4L USM 67 16/13
(2 UD)
yes 35mm 3.9 /1:3.8 3.1x5.4 24.8 $670
Nikon 55-200mm ƒ/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX 52 13/9
(2 ED)
no APS 3.1/1:3.5 2.7x3.1 9.0 $249
Nikon 70-200mm ƒ/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR 77 21/15
(5 ED)
yes 35mm 4.6/1:5.6 3.4x8.5 51.2 $1,634
Pentax smc P-DA 50-200mm ƒ/4-5.6 ED 52 11/10
(ED, Asp)
no APS n/a 2.6x3.1 9.2 $249
Pentax smc P-A 80-200mm ƒ/4.7-5.6 49 11/7 no
(MF)
35mm 3.6/1:4 2.5x3.9 10.4 $92
Sigma 55-200mm ƒ/4-5.6 DC 55 12/9 no APS 3.6/1:4.5 2.8x3.4 10.9 $169
Sigma 70-200mm ƒ/2.8 DG Macro 77 18/15
(ELD, SLD)
yes 35mm 3.3/1:3.5 3.4x7.3 48.7 $789
Tamron 55-200mm ƒ/4-5.6 Di II LD 52 13/9
(LD)
no APS 3.1/1:3.5 2.8x3.3 10.4 $169
Tokina 70-210mm ƒ/4-5.6 SZ-X
(MF)
49 12/8 no
(MF)
35mm 3.6/1:4 2.5x3.4 15.7 $124
To 300mm
Canon EF 70-300mm ƒ/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM 58 18/12 rear 35mm 4.6/1:5.3 3.2x3.9 25.4 $1,299
Canon EF 75-300mm ƒ/4-5.6 III USM 58 13/9 no 35mm 4.9/1:4 2.8x4.8 16.9 $189
Canon EF 100-300mm ƒ/4.5-5.6 USM 58 13/10 rear 35mm 4.9/1:5 2.9x4.8 19.0 $335
Nikon 70-300mm ƒ/4-5.6D ED AF Zoom-N 62 13/9
(1 ED)
no 35mm 5.0/1:3.9 2.9x4.6 18.2 $159
Pentax smc P-FA J 75-300mm ƒ/4.5-5.8 AL 58 12/10
(Asp)
no 35mm 4.3/1:3.3 2.7x4.6 13.6 $139
Pentax smc P-FA 100-300mm ƒ/4.7-5.8 58 11/9 no 35mm 4.9/1:3.8 2.8x5.1 14.5 $169
Sigma 70-300mm ƒ/4-5.6 DG Macro 58 14/10
(1 SLD)
no 35mm 3.1/1:2 3.0x4.8 19.2 $185
Sigma 70-300mm ƒ/4-5.6 APO DG Macro 58 14/10
(3 SLD)
no 35mm 3.1/1:2 3.0x4.8 19.4 $206
Sigma 100-300mm ƒ/4 DG 82 16/14
(4 SLD)
yes 35mm 5.9/1:5 3.6x8.9 51.0 $899
Sigma 120-300mm ƒ/2.8 DG 105 18/16
(3 SLD)
yes 35mm 4.9/1:8.6 4.4x10.7 91.7 $2,399
Tamron 70-300mm ƒ/4-5.6 Di LD 1:2 Macro 62 13/9
(1 LD)
no 35mm 3.1/1:2 3.0x4.6 15.3 $169
Tamron 75-300mm ƒ/4-5.6 LD Macro 62 13/9
(LD)
no 35mm 4.9/1:3.9 3.0x4.7 15.3 $159
Tokina 60-300mm ƒ/4-5.6 SZ-X
(MF)
67 13/9 no
(MF)
35mm 4.9/1:4 2.7x4.4 25.5 $186
To 400mm
Canon EF 100-400mm ƒ/4.5-5.6L IS USM 77 17/14
(1 UD)
rear 35mm 5.9/1:5 3.6x7.4 47.9 $1,535
Nikon 80-400mm ƒ/4.5-5.6D ED VR 77 17/11
(3 ED)
no 35mm 7.5/1:4.8 3.6x6.7 47.0 $1,429
Nikon 200-400mm ƒ/4G ED-IF AF-S VR 52 24/17
(4ED)
yes 35mm 6.4/1:3.7 4.9x14.1 115.2 $5,479
Sigma 80-400mm ƒ/4.5-5.6 EX OS 77 20/14
(3 SLD)
rear 35mm 5.9/1:5 3.7x7.6 61.9 $999
Tokina 80-400mm ƒ/4.5-5.6 AT-X 72 16/10
(1 SLD)
no 35mm 8.2/1:5.4 3.0x5.4 37.0 $479
To 500mm & Up
Adorama Pro-Optic 420-800mm ƒ/8.3-16
(T-mount)
n/a 4/2
(1 Asp)
no
(MF)
35mm 12.5 2.4x8 16.0 $199
Sigma 50-500mm ƒ/4-6.3 EX DG HSM 86 20/16
(4 SLD)
rear 35mm 9.8/1:5.2 3.7x8.6 64.9 $999
Sigma 170-500mm ƒ/5-6.3 DG 86 13/11
(3 SLD, Asp)
rear 35mm 9.8/1:6.6 3.6x9.1 47.4 $799
Sigma 300-800mm ƒ/5.6 DG 46 18/16
(2 ELD)
yes 35mm 19.7/1:6.9 6.1x21.4 207.4 $6,199
Tamron SP 200-500mm ƒ/5-6.3 Di LD
(IF)
86 13/10
(2 LD)
yes 35mm 8.2/1:5 3.7x8.9 43.6 $899
Tele-Zooms For Four Thirds System D-SLRs
Olympus Zuiko 35-100mm ƒ/2.0 PRO ED 77 21/18
(4 ED, 1 SED)
n/a 4/3 4.6/1:11.1 3.8x8.4 5.8 $2,249
Olympus Zuiko 40-150mm ƒ/3.5-4.5 58 13/10 n/a 4/3 4.9/1:8.3 3.0x4.2 15.8 $299
Olympus Zuiko 50-200mm ƒ/2.8-3.5 67 16/15
(3 ED)
n/a 4/3 3.9/1:4.76 3.4x6.2 37.7 $899
Olympus Zuiko 90-250mm ƒ/2.8 PRO ED n/a 17/12
(3 ED)
yes 4/3 8.2/1:12.5 4.9x10.9 115.2 $5,139
Sigma 50-500mm ƒ/4-6.3 EX DG HSM 86 20/16
(SLD)
n/a 4/3 3.3/1:5.2 3.7x8.8 64.5 $999
Notes
  1. This is a sampling of telephoto zooms, not a complete list
  2. ED, LD, UD, SLD and ELD are low-dispersion elements—see text
  3. Asp = aspherical element
  4. APS format indicates lens designed for use with D-SLRs having APS-C-sized image sensors; can't be used with full-frame sensors or 35mm SLRs



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