Big-range zooms (10x and more) aren’t just for travel anymore. With good sharpness and contrast across their focal lengths, today’s models are some of the most advanced optics on the market and they’re designed for digital.
Published June 8, 2010
Updated October 14, 2016
Outdoor photographers have long sought the “do-it-all” lens, a single unit that could handle everything from wide-angle to telephoto and close-ups.
To read this Photography Gear article, become a Member.
Become an Outdoor Photographer Member to access this Photography Gear Article, plus techniques, inspiration and equipment reviews from the pros!
When it comes to selecting lenses for wildlife photography, the first thing most photographers look for is focal length—a long lens that can reach out and cover great distances, bringing animals in for close-ups—but other features are also incredibly useful.