In an earlier segment I stated that your first additional investment into your DSLR or interchangeable lens camera would likely be a great telephoto lens. So let’s take a look at some alternatives.
When selecting an additional lens of any type, don’t worry about an overlap or a small gap between the focal length ranges of your lenses. An overlap is a positive attribute, and can mean fewer lens changes. A small gap of 15mm – 30mm, while not a positive attribute, is not a big issue. Your top priority should be selecting the right lens for each use.
Your telephoto lens is the one that you will pull out for portraits, events, sports, wildlife, landscapes, the beach, and many more opportunities. So a 70-200mm focal length range lens is considered by many to be best for this lens.
If you are using a camera from Canon, you have several choices in this range: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens, Any CanonL Prime Telephoto Lens, or Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens. We will discuss each of these choices, in more detail, beginning with the next segment.
Until then, Happy Shuttering!