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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Telephotos For Landscapes

Think Differently…

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Long Landscape Lenses Format** Elements/
Special Elements*** Min. Focus Max. Magnif. Filter
Size (in.) Weight Est. Street Price Lens Mounts†
Fixed Focal Length
Canon EF 100mm ƒ/2 USM FF 8/6 N/S 3.9ft 0.14X 58mm 3.0x2.9 1.0 lbs. $499 C
Canon EF 100mm ƒ/2.8L Macro USM FF 12/8 N/S 1.0ft 1.00X 58mm 3.1x4.7 1.3 lbs. $1,049 C
Canon EF 135mm ƒ/2L USM FF 10/8 2UD 3.0ft 0.19X 72mm 3.2x4.4 1.7 lbs. $1,089 C
Canon EF 135mm ƒ/2.8 Softfocus FF 7/6 1ASPH 4.3ft 0.12X 52mm 2.7x3.9 13.8 lbs. $549 C
Canon EF 180mm ƒ/3.5L Macro USM FF 14/12 3UD 1.6ft 1.00X 72mm 3.3x7.4 2.4 lbs. $1,579 C
Canon EF 200mm ƒ/2.8L II USM FF 9/7 2UD 4.9ft 0.16X 72mm 3.3x5.4 1.7 lbs. $819 C
Canon EF 300mm ƒ/4L IS USM FF 15/22 2UD 4.9ft 0.24X 77mm 3.5x8.7 2.6 lbs. $1,499 C
Nikon AF-S DC 105mm ƒ/2D FF 6/6 None 3.0ft 0.13X 72mm 3.1x4.4 22.6 lbs. $1,199 N
Nikon AF-S VR Micro 105mm ƒ/2.8G FF 12/12 1ED 1.0ft 1.00X 62mm 3.3x4.6 27.9 lbs. $985 N
Nikon AF DC 135mm ƒ/2D FF 7/6 None 4.0ft 0.48X 72mm 3.1x4.7 28.7 lbs. $1,394 N
Nikon AF 180mm ƒ/2.8D FF 8/6 1ED 5.0ft 0.15X 72mm 3.1x5.7 26.8 lbs. $1,004 N
Nikon AF Micro 200mm ƒ/4D FF 13/8 2ED 1.5ft 1.00X 62mm 3.0x7.6 41.8 lbs. $1,794 N
Nikon AF-S 200mm ƒ/2G VR II FF 13/9 1SUD3ED 6.2ft 0.12X 52mm 4.9x8.0 103.4 lbs. $5,999 N
Nikon AF-S 300mm ƒ/4D IF-ED FF 10/6 2ED 4.8ft 0.27X 77mm 3.5x8.8 2.9 lbs. $1,494 N
Pentax FA 77mm ƒ/1.8 Limited FF 7/6 N/S 2.3ft 0.14X 49mm 2.5x1.9 9.5 oz. $758 P
Pentax DA 100mm ƒ/2.8 Macro WR FF 9/8 N/S 12 in. 1.00X 49mm 2.6x3.2 12.9 oz. $847 P
Pentax DA* 200mm ƒ/2.8 ED [IF] SDM APS-C 9/8 3ED 46.8 in. 0.20X 77mm 3.3x5.3 29.1 oz. $1,199 P
Sigma 150mm ƒ/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro FF 19/13 3SLD 15 in. 1.00X 72mm 3.1x5.9 40.6 oz. $1,099 CNPSiSo
Sony Zeiss 135mm ƒ/1.8 FF FF 11/8 N/S 29 in. 0.25X 77mm 3.5x4.6 34.9 oz. $1,799 So
Sony 135mm ƒ/2.8 Smooth Transition Focus FF 8/6 None 33.9 in. 0.25X 72mm 3.1x3.9 25.7 oz. $1,299 So
Tamron SP 90mm ƒ/2.8 Di VC USD FF 14/11 2SLD1LD 11.8 in. 1.00X 58mm 3.0x4.5 19.4.oz. $749 CNSo
Tamron 180mm ƒ/3.5 Di LD IF Macro FF 14/11 2LD 1.5 ft 1.00X 72mm 3.3x6.5 32.4 oz. $739  
Canon EF-S 15-85mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 IS USM APS-C 17/12 1UD3ASPH 13.7 in. 0.21X 72mm 3.2x3.4 20.3 oz. $799 C
Canon EF-S 17-85mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 IS USM APS-C 17/12 1ASPH 1.2ft 0.20X 67mm 3.1x3.6 1.0 lbs. $599 C
Canon EF-S 18-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 IS APS-C 16/12 1UD1ASPH 1.5ft 0.21X 67mm 3.0x4.0 16.0 oz. $499 C
Canon EF 24-105mm ƒ/4L IS USM FF 18/13 1SUD3ASPH 1.5ft 0.23X 77mm 3.3x4.2 1.5 lbs. $1,149 C
Canon EF 28-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 IS USM FF 16/12 1ASPH 1.6ft 0.19X 72mm 3.1x3.8 1.2 lbs. $479 C
Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/4L USM FF 16/13 1FL2UD 3.9ft 0.21X 67mm 3.0x6.8 1.6 lbs. $709 C
Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/4L IS USM FF 20/15 1FL2UD 3.9ft 0.21 67mm 3.0x6.8 1.7 lbs. $1,349 C
Canon EF 75-300mm ƒ/4-5.6 III FF 13/9 None 4.9ft 0.25X 58mm 2.8x4.8 16.9 lbs. $199 C
Canon EF 75-300mm ƒ/4-5.6 III USM FF 13/9 None 4.9ft 0.25X 58mm 2.8x4.8 16.9 0z. $234 C
Canon EF 70-300mm ƒ/4-5.6 IS USM FF 15/10 1UD 4.9ft 0.26X 58mm 3.0x5.6 22.2 oz. $649 C
Canon EF 70-300mm ƒ/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM FF 18/12 1DO1ASPH 4.6ft 0.19X 58mm 3.2x3.9 25.4 oz. $1,999 C
Canon EF 70-300mm ƒ/4-5.6L IS USM FF 19/14 2UD3ASPH 3.9ft 0.21X 67mm 3.5x5.6 2.3 lbs. $1,599 C
Canon EF 100-300mm f4.5-5.6 USM FF 13/10 None 4.9ft 0.20X 58mm 2.9x4.8 19.0 oz. $470 C
Nikon AF-S DX 16-85mm ƒ/3.5-5.6G ED VR APS-C 17/11 2ED3ASPH 1.5ft 0.22X 67mm 2.8x3.4 17.1 oz. $699 N
Nikon AF-S DX 18-105mm ƒ/3.5-5.6G ED VR APS-C 15/11 1ED1ASPH 1.5ft 0.20X 67mm 3.0x3.5 14.8 oz. $399 N
Nikon AF-S 24-120mm ƒ/4G ED VR II FF 17/13 2ED3ASPH 1.5 ft. 0.23X 77mm 3.3x4.1 23.6 oz. $1,299 N
Nikon AF-S DX VR 55-200mm ƒ/4-5.6G APS-C 15/11 1ED 3.6 ft. 0.29X 52mm 2.9x3.9 11.8 oz. $249 N
Nikon AF-S 70-200mm ƒ/4G ED VR FF 14/10 3ED1HRI 3.3 ft. 0.27X 67mm 3.1x7.0 30.0 oz. $1,399 N
Nikon AF-S VR 70-300mm ƒ/4.5-5.6G FF 17/12 2ED 4.9 ft 0.25X 67mm 3.1x5.6 26.3 oz. $589 N
Pentax DA 18-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR APS-C 13/11 1ASPH 1.3 ft. 0.24X 62mm 2.9x3.0 14.3oz. $527 P
Pentax DA* 50-135mm ƒ/2.8 ED [IF] SDM APS-C 18/14 N/S 39.6 in. 0.17X 67mm 3.0x5.4 24.2.oz. $1,599 P
Pentax DA 50-200mm ƒ/4-5.6 ED WR APS-C 11/10 1ED2ASPH 43.2 in. 0.24X 49mm 2.7x3.1 10.1 oz. $247 P
Sigma 50-150mm ƒ/2.8 EX DC OS HSM APO APS-C 21/15 6SLD 31.5 in. 0.16X 77mm 3.4x7.8 3.0 lbs. $1,099 CNSi
Sigma 70-300mm ƒ/4-5.6 DG Macro FF 14/10 1SLD 3.2 ft. 0.54X 58mm 3.0x4.7 18.7 oz. $169 CNPSiSo
Sigma 70-300mm ƒ/4-5.6 APO DG Macro FF 14/10 3SLD 4.9 ft. 0.25X 58mm 3.0x4.7 18.7 oz. $239 CNPSiSo
Sigma 70-300mm ƒ/4-5.6 OS FF 16/11 1SLD 4.9 ft. 0.26X 62mm 3.9x5.0 21.5 oz. $247 CNPSiSo
Sigma 120-300mm ƒ/2.8 DG OS HSM FF 23/18 2FLD1SLD 59.1 in. 0.12X 105mm 4.8x11.5 N/S. TBA CNSi
Sigma 120-300mm ƒ/2.8 EX DG OS HSM FF 23/18 2FLD1SLD 4.9 ft. 0.12X 105mm 4.5x11.4 6.5 lbs. $3,199 CNSi
Sony Zeiss DT 16-80mm ƒ/3.5-4. APS-C 14/10 1ED2ASPH 1.2 ft. 0.24X 62mm 2.8x3.3 15.7 oz. $999 So
Sony DT 16-105mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 APS-C 11/15 1ED2ASPH 16 in. 0.23X 62mm 2.8x3.3 16.6 oz. $649 So
Sony DT 18-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 APS-C 14/11 1ED2ASPH 17 in. 0.25X 49mm 3.0x3.5 14.0 oz. $499 So
Sony DT 55-200mm ƒ/4-5.6 APS-C 13/9 ED 3.2 ft. 0.29X 55mm 2.8x3.3 10.8 oz. $199 So
Sony 70-300mm ƒ/ƒ/4.5-5.6 G FF 16/11 2ED 3.9 ft. 0.25X 62mm 3.3x5.4 30.3 oz. $999 So
Tamron 70-300mm ƒ/4.0-5.6 Di FF 13/9 1LD 3.2 ft. 0.50X 62mm 3.0x4.6 15.3 oz. $199 CNPSo
Tamron SP 70-300mm ƒ/4-5.6 Di VC USD FF 17/12 1XLD1LD 4.9 ft. 0.25X 62mm 3.2x5.1 27.0 oz. $499 CNSo
Tokina AF 70-200mm ƒ/4 PRO AT-X FX VCM-S FF 19/14 N/S 39 in. 0.28X 67mm 3.2x6.6 35.9 oz. $247 TBA
Four Thirds System
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm ƒ/2.8-4.0 SWD 4/3 14/10 1SED2ED3A
9.8 in. 0.28X 72mm 3.1x391 20.3 oz. $999 4/3
Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm ƒ/2.8-3.5 II 4/3 15/11 3ASPH 8.6 in. 0.26X 49mm 2.9x3.5 15.5 oz. $599 4/3
Olympus Zuiko Digital 35-100mm ƒ/2.0 4/3 21/18 1SED4ED 43.2 in. 0.09X 77mm 3.8x8.4 58.1 oz. $2,499 4/3
Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm ƒ/4.0-5.6 4/3 12/9 1ED 35.1 in. 0.14X 58mm 2.6x2.8 7.7 oz. $279 4/3
Olympus Zuiko Digital 150mm ƒ/2.0 4/3 11/9 1SED1ED 54.6 in. 0.13X 82mm 2.7x3.1 56.7 oz. $2,499 4/3
* A selection of short telephoto lenses suitable for a "different" take on landscapes; not a complete listing.
** FF = full-frame; APS-C = APS-C; 4/3 = Four Thirds System. Full-frame lenses also can be used on APS-C cameras with compatible mount. Canon EF-S (APS-C) lenses can't be mounted on full-frame or APS-H EOS cameras. Nikon DX (APS-C) lenses can be mounted on full-frame (FX) Nikon DSLRs, but camera will crop to DX format automatically.
*** UD = Ultra-Low Dispersion; ASPH = Aspherical; ED = Extra-Low Dispersion; SUD = Super Ultra-Low Dispersion; SLD = Special Low Dispersion; XLD = Extra-Low Dispersion; LD = Low Dispersion; FL = Fluorite; DO = Diffractive Optics; HRI = High Refractive Index; FLD = F Low-Dispersion; SED = Super Extra-Low Dispersion.
† Mounts in which lens is available: C = Canon EF; N = Nikon F; P = Pentax K; Si = Sigma SD; So = Sony A; 4/3 = Four Thirds System
N/S = Not stated by manufacturer.


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