Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for best telephoto zoom lens.
Telephoto zoom lenses are a popular choice for photographers who want to capture faraway subjects. They're also useful for those who want to shoot in tight quarters where a wide-angle lens would be too bulky. Whatever your skill level is, there is a lens for you. Browse the top-ranked list of best telephoto zoom lenses below along with associated reviews and opinions.
- Model: SEL100400GMSKU: 5865706Top comment
"It is a well built lens and serves as a good walk around lens. It is a bit expensive and not as sharp as it's big brother the 200-600mm which serves as the better choice for birding and wildlife photography....I havent tried any others but I heard Sony is the best in the market and it didnt disappoint. It is only discomfort is, it is heavy but thats expected...Sony's best zoom lens for travel....Great zoom lens"See all customer reviewsSee all Mirrorless Long-Range Zoom Lenses
Product DescriptionExpand your camera’s creative horizons and enjoy smooth bokeh with this Sony E-mount telephoto lens. Equipped with built-in optical SteadyShot technology to reduce blur, this G Master unit produces sharp images at a 100-400mm focal range. Use the Sony E-mount telephoto lens’ integrated autofocus feature to capture clear pictures of moving subjects at formidable distances.
- Model: AFB061S700SKU: 6502018Top comment
"Very high quality lens for the price. Love the way it zooms, with a slightly blurred background. ...Excellent Zoom Lens...This Zoom lens is an excellent choice for many types of Photography. "See all customer reviewsSee all Camera Lenses
Product DescriptionThe Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 is the world's first lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras with a 16.6x zoom ratio, the greatest feature of this lens, covering wide-angle to an ultra-telephoto range (27mm to 450mm full-frame equivalent). With this broad coverage, the lens empowers shooting in a wide variety of situations including everyday life and travel snapshots with wide-angle, dynamic ultra-telephoto, and macro photography. The lens includes special optical elements arranged precisely to maintain high resolution performance from edge-to-edge and provide high image quality making it the best of all all-in-one zoom lenses.
Tamron - 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD All-In-One Telephoto Lens for Nikon APS-C DSLR Cameras - blackModel: AFB028N700SKU: 5948023Top comment
"Nice quality telephoto lens...Great zoom lens"See all customer reviewsSee all DSLR Long-Range Zoom Lenses
Product DescriptionOnly at Best Buy Travel with this Tamron 18-400mm lens in your camera bag, and take amazing up-close shots in any weather. The moisture-proof lens is up to the task of outdoor exposure and is compatible with Nikon APS-C format DSLR cameras. This Tamron 18-400mm lens is designed to handle every shot from portraits to landscapes with stunning clarity.
- Model: AFA058S700SKU: 6537243Top comment
"Great in low light and the 35-150 zoom covers many different lens requirements for me....Game changer lens!...Although this lens is big, it replaces the need for two zooms or 3 to 4 primes. "See all customer reviewsSee all Mirrorless Lenses
Product DescriptionThe Tamron 35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD (Model A058) is the first zoom lens achieving an aperture of F2 at the wide end in a Sony full-frame mirrorless lens. This versatile all-in-one zoom allows photographers to shoot at the common focal lengths frequently used when creating art while traveling and portraits, from the wide angle to normal, semi-telephoto, and telephoto—and anything in between. Clearly capture subjects as you envision them with its overwhelming resolving power and amazing flexibility. As a premier camera lens manufacturer, Tamron is proud to present this versatile zoom range and breathtaking image quality in a unique all-in-one zoom.
- Model: AFA047S700SKU: 6458610Top comment
"Good lens for the price....Great budget lens! Needed a versatile zoom lens for closer wildlife shots, and this fit the need and budget....Great telephoto lens for the price....For me this is the best telephoto lens you can try before ordering the lenses that are quite very different in price range."See all customer reviewsSee all Mirrorless Long-Range Zoom Lenses
Product DescriptionThe 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD (Model A047) for Sony full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras is a telephoto zoom lens designed and created so photographers of all skill levels can enjoy high quality images comfortably. Tamron’s new 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 covers a broad telephoto zoom range yet is the world's smallest size and lightest weight, coming in at 148mm (5.8 in) long with a maximum diameter of 77mm, and weighing just 545g (19.2 oz). With special emphasis on resolving power, Tamron has deployed special lens elements appropriately arranged to correct chromatic aberration, generally very strong in a telephoto lens, as well as other aberrations. Users can enjoy high-resolution images combined with the stunning bokeh qualities that are achievable only with a telephoto lens. The lens also incorporates the RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) stepping motor unit, a high-speed precision AF drive system that is remarkably quiet. Tamron's Moisture-Resistant Construction provides extra protection, while various features that are built into Sony mirrorless cameras, including "Eye AF," are supported. The 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 is a versatile lens for photographing landscapes, sports and other action, pets and wildlife and more. The lens also demonstrates its potential for portrait shooting, casual snapshots and scenarios that require you to be mobile and shoot handheld, like sporting events. The apparent image compression and the close-up effects characteristic of telephoto lenses naturally amplify photographic expression. Zooming in on distant objects and making them appear closer is one of the joys of telephoto shooting. This zoom lens provides an entryway into that new world.
- Model: AFA057S700SKU: 6472735Top comment
"Awesome Compact Ultra Zoom Lens...Great compact ultra zoom lens! Some say it is too heavy but that is all relative. ...Good compact telephoto lens...Good value and very compact compare to its peer, only trade off is aperture. A sensible first lens for someone who is new to telephoto."See all customer reviewsSee all Mirrorless Long-Range Zoom Lenses
Product DescriptionThe 150-500mm F5-6.7 is Tamron's first ultra-telephoto zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras that reaches the 500mm focal length and when used on APS-C mirrorless format cameras, the zoom range is an approximate 225-750mm full-frame equivalent. Even when extended to the 500mm telephoto end, the lens is still compact enough for comfortable handheld shooting. This zoom lets users enjoy casual shooting with steady performance and high image quality in the ultra-telephoto realm where conventional wisdom once dictated a tripod. To support handheld shooting in the ultra-telephoto range, the 150-500mm is equipped with VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive), a linear motor focus mechanism that delivers excellent quietness and agile performance, and Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism for high-level image stabilization. At the 150mm end, the lens offers an MOD of 23.6” for powerful and dramatic close-ups.
- Model: 16754500SKU: 6509767Top comment
"Great Fuji Lens for Specific Applications...Good for traveling due to internal zoom lens configuration. Works well woth my H2S and XT4....Best Fuji telephoto...IMO it’s the best Fuji telephoto lens, especially for wildlife. "See all customer reviewsSee all Mirrorless Lenses
Product DescriptionThe very best lenses connect a photographer and their subject in a truly seamless way. Never before has an XF zoom lens achieved this to such an unparalleled degree – and over such a distance. As a stand-alone optic, XF150-600mmF5.6-8 R LM OIS WR provides an impressive 229-914mm full-frame equivalent focal range. Used with either FUJINON XF1.4X TC WR or XF2X TC WR, this extends to an equivalent range of 320-1280mm and 475-1824mm, respectively. Such outstanding coverage places a range of far-reaching subjects – including wildlife, nature, and landscape details – firmly within frame. Throughout the entire scope of focal lengths, this lens remains the same physical length, so it’s always perfectly balanced in use. Rapid and near-silent autofocus is ensured by a linear motor, and a range of physical focusing controls are close to the optic’s mount, including AF-ON, AF-L, and a focus range selector. Five stops of Optical Image Stabilization enables creativity in all conditions, while its weather-resistant design works to achieve the same goal of limitless opportunity. All this is housed in a lens that weighs just 1600g, measuring less than 315mm. XF150-600mm is not just a capable lens inside and out, it’s an extension of creativity where imagination is the only limitation.
- Model: 3450C002SKU: 6388023Top comment
"Best Portrait Lens...This is a GREAT prime lens!! If you are a portrait photographer then this lens should be in your bag. ...Great Lens...Love this lens. I get great depth of field on my portraits."See all customer reviewsSee all Mirrorless Prime Lenses
Product DescriptionBring beautiful detail to your images with this Canon RF 85mm medium telephoto zoom lens. A maximum f/1.2 aperture provides clear, sharp results in low lighting conditions, and the DS coating makes adding bokeh effects simple. The responsive control ring allows for effortless setting adjustments. This Canon RF 85mm medium telephoto zoom lens features a fluorine coating and resistance to dust and water, providing an excellent choice for outdoor shoots.
- Model: AFA022N700SKU: 5616903Top comment
"Great Lens...This Tamron Sp 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di Vc Usd G2 Telephoto Zoom Lens For Nikon Cameras works great and gives fast focus with sharp hand held pictures!...Not the best...Not the best wildlife lens for the money but better than every zoom lens I’ve tried above 300mm in the same price range except the Nikkor 200-500. "See all customer reviewsSee all DSLR Long-Range Zoom Lenses
Product DescriptionTamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Telephoto Zoom Lens:Capture stunning images with this Tamron telephoto lens. The eBand coating on the lens surface reduces reflection, ghosting and flare, and the faster AF speed is ideal for photographing moving objects. Featuring a FLEX ZOOM LOCK mechanism, this Tamron telephoto lens lets you lock and unlock the zoom at virtually any position.
- Model: AFA022C700SKU: 5616902Top comment
"Super zoom lens...If you’re looking for a powerful,superzoom lens this one is it. This is a well built lens at a great price point...This is a great lens for the money!!!...The lens was reasonably priced........compared to the other zooms it's size. "See all customer reviewsSee all DSLR Long-Range Zoom Lenses
Product DescriptionTamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Telephoto Zoom Lens:Complete your professional camera setup with this Tamron telephoto lens for G2 Canon series cameras. An ultrasonic silent drive ring-type motor delivers responsive operation, and the enhanced vibration compensation performance helps to produce crisp images. Featuring eBand coating, this Tamron telephoto lens reduces ghosting and flare for enhanced picture quality.