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With a fast telephoto lens, you can capture every detail of the action at a sporting event or get close enough to a far-off subject to bring out its finest details. A fast telephoto lens is a must for wildlife and sports photographers, and it can also be used for portraits and other types of photography. Browse the top-ranked list of fast telephoto lenses below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Sony - G Master FE 135mm F1.8 GM Prime Telephoto Lens for Select E-mount Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Absolutely the best 135mm fast len I've ever used....This lens is totally fabulous particularly, for low light work. ...Super sharp and fast!...Fast AF and tack sharp. You won't regret this lens."

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    Capture perfect photos with this Sony FE 135mm f1.8 GM E-mount telephoto prime lens. An improved focusing system lets you capture subjects as close as 2.3 feet, while the f/1.8 aperture means you can create images with breathtaking bokeh and other effects. . The lens barrel is made of durable magnesium alloy to make it lightweight while ensuring optical precision. This Sony FE 135mm f1.8 GM E-mount telephoto lens has a dust and moisture resistant design that offers protection when shooting in challenging outdoor environments.
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    "Absolutely the best 135mm fast len I've ever used....This lens is totally fabulous particularly, for low light work. ...Super sharp and fast!...Fast AF and tack sharp. You won't regret this lens."

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    Capture perfect photos with this Sony FE 135mm f1.8 GM E-mount telephoto prime lens. An improved focusing system lets you capture subjects as close as 2.3 feet, while the f/1.8 aperture means you can create images with breathtaking bokeh and other effects. . The lens barrel is made of durable magnesium alloy to make it lightweight while ensuring optical precision. This Sony FE 135mm f1.8 GM E-mount telephoto lens has a dust and moisture resistant design that offers protection when shooting in challenging outdoor environments.
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  2. Tamron - 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony E-Mount - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Lens...Great product delivery's great quality pictures. Perfect for my sports len. Thinking of purchasing another lens from This brand. ...Sharp lens...Very good value. Really sharp fast auto focus. And half the price of the best"

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    The Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056) is a large-aperture telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The greatest feature is its outstanding performance even while attaining a fast F/2.8 aperture across the entire zoom range and offering the world's lightest and most compact package with a filter diameter of 67mm, maximum diameter of 81mm, 149mm (5.9 in) length (at the 70mm setting) and a weight of 810g (28.6 oz). Thanks to the generous use of special lens elements, the 70-180mm F/2.8 achieves excellent image quality, and with the short MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.85m (33.5 in), it also broadens the possibilities for photographic expression. For enhanced AF drive efficiency, Tamron has developed the VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive), a linear motor focus mechanism that delivers excellent quietness and agile performance, thereby producing the high level of autofocusing speed and precision. Additionally, a floating system is used to achieve excellent optical performance at all shooting distances. By simultaneously operating two VXD units via electronic control, the system produces clear and sharp images of all objects near and far. Moisture-resistant construction and Fluorine coating are employed to facilitate outdoor shooting, and the lens is fully compatible with camera-specific features like Fast Hybrid AF. This remarkable 70-180mm F/2.8 is the third member of Tamron's exciting trio of fast F/2.8 zoom lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras.
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    "Great Lens...Great product delivery's great quality pictures. Perfect for my sports len. Thinking of purchasing another lens from This brand. ...Sharp lens...Very good value. Really sharp fast auto focus. And half the price of the best"

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    The Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056) is a large-aperture telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The greatest feature is its outstanding performance even while attaining a fast F/2.8 aperture across the entire zoom range and offering the world's lightest and most compact package with a filter diameter of 67mm, maximum diameter of 81mm, 149mm (5.9 in) length (at the 70mm setting) and a weight of 810g (28.6 oz). Thanks to the generous use of special lens elements, the 70-180mm F/2.8 achieves excellent image quality, and with the short MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.85m (33.5 in), it also broadens the possibilities for photographic expression. For enhanced AF drive efficiency, Tamron has developed the VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive), a linear motor focus mechanism that delivers excellent quietness and agile performance, thereby producing the high level of autofocusing speed and precision. Additionally, a floating system is used to achieve excellent optical performance at all shooting distances. By simultaneously operating two VXD units via electronic control, the system produces clear and sharp images of all objects near and far. Moisture-resistant construction and Fluorine coating are employed to facilitate outdoor shooting, and the lens is fully compatible with camera-specific features like Fast Hybrid AF. This remarkable 70-180mm F/2.8 is the third member of Tamron's exciting trio of fast F/2.8 zoom lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras.
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  3. Canon - RF800mm F11  IS STM Telephoto Lens for EOS R-Series Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "The RF800 is a great lens, it's lightweight, easy to use and appears durable for fast paced photography in the field....Great lens...Great telephoto lens! Works great on my R6! Very heavy though, of course."

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    The RF800mm F11 IS STM super-telephoto lens provides a long 800 millimeter focal length and is the first compact and lightweight 800mm super telephoto lens in the RF lineup. This lens is ideal for bird, wildlife, outdoor sports, and aviation photography or, when you just want to bring those subjects in the distance closer to you. The RF800mm F11 IS STM lens features an STM focusing system ideal for fast and quiet focusing when tracking elusive subjects out in nature. Additionally, an optical image stabilization system with up to 4 stops of shake correction makes it easy to use either hand-held or with a monopod. It will also accept an RF 1.4X or 2.0X teleconverter^ to increase your focal length to a staggering 1120mm or 1600mm respectively.
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    "The RF800 is a great lens, it's lightweight, easy to use and appears durable for fast paced photography in the field....Great lens...Great telephoto lens! Works great on my R6! Very heavy though, of course."

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    The RF800mm F11 IS STM super-telephoto lens provides a long 800 millimeter focal length and is the first compact and lightweight 800mm super telephoto lens in the RF lineup. This lens is ideal for bird, wildlife, outdoor sports, and aviation photography or, when you just want to bring those subjects in the distance closer to you. The RF800mm F11 IS STM lens features an STM focusing system ideal for fast and quiet focusing when tracking elusive subjects out in nature. Additionally, an optical image stabilization system with up to 4 stops of shake correction makes it easy to use either hand-held or with a monopod. It will also accept an RF 1.4X or 2.0X teleconverter^ to increase your focal length to a staggering 1120mm or 1600mm respectively.
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  4. Canon - RF100-400mm F5.6-I IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for EOS R-Series Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Affordable Zoom Telephoto Canon Lens...You can't beat the price for this telephoto zoom lens. Great pictures....Best value telephoto for RF mount...Bought this for my R6 and put simply it is the best value telephoto lens for the RF mount. It uses the full range of autofocus points and has very fast focus."

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    Perfect for wildlife, sports, travel and more, the RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is a compact, lightweight telephoto lens for EOS R Series cameras, offering a versatile zoom range that brings subjects closer with ease. The RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is similar in size to the EF 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens, and not only reaches to 400mm, but also has fast Nano USM focusing and up to 6 stops of Coordinated IS when used in combination with an EOS R series camera featuring In-body Image Stabilization, like the EOS R5 and EOS R6, or 5.5 stops with an EOS R/RP camera. Using a single Ultra Low Dispersion lens element towards the front of the lens group corrects chromatic aberration throughout the entire zoom range, making your images look crisp and colorful with minimal color blur. The RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM lens can also accept both the RF1.4x and RF2x tele extenders giving you the effective maximum focal length of 560mm and 800mm respectively. With a control ring that allows for quick setting changes, including shutter speed and aperture, the RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM lens puts quality, convenience and control in your hands.
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    "Affordable Zoom Telephoto Canon Lens...You can't beat the price for this telephoto zoom lens. Great pictures....Best value telephoto for RF mount...Bought this for my R6 and put simply it is the best value telephoto lens for the RF mount. It uses the full range of autofocus points and has very fast focus."

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    Perfect for wildlife, sports, travel and more, the RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is a compact, lightweight telephoto lens for EOS R Series cameras, offering a versatile zoom range that brings subjects closer with ease. The RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is similar in size to the EF 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens, and not only reaches to 400mm, but also has fast Nano USM focusing and up to 6 stops of Coordinated IS when used in combination with an EOS R series camera featuring In-body Image Stabilization, like the EOS R5 and EOS R6, or 5.5 stops with an EOS R/RP camera. Using a single Ultra Low Dispersion lens element towards the front of the lens group corrects chromatic aberration throughout the entire zoom range, making your images look crisp and colorful with minimal color blur. The RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM lens can also accept both the RF1.4x and RF2x tele extenders giving you the effective maximum focal length of 560mm and 800mm respectively. With a control ring that allows for quick setting changes, including shutter speed and aperture, the RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM lens puts quality, convenience and control in your hands.
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  5. Sigma - 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon APS-C DSLR Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great lens for sports...I love this lens for sports photography. So fast and yet a nice zoom. ...Super nice lens...I love this lens!! Sigma makes amazing lens! I am an art lens snob! "

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    Shoot spectacular photos from a wide choice of distances with this Nikon Sigma telephoto lens. It zooms from 50mm to 100mm and it pairs with APS-C-sized sensors. Take incredibly sharp shots rapidly with the quick, accurate autofocus feature of this Nikon Sigma telephoto lens.
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    "Great lens for sports...I love this lens for sports photography. So fast and yet a nice zoom. ...Super nice lens...I love this lens!! Sigma makes amazing lens! I am an art lens snob! "

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    Shoot spectacular photos from a wide choice of distances with this Nikon Sigma telephoto lens. It zooms from 50mm to 100mm and it pairs with APS-C-sized sensors. Take incredibly sharp shots rapidly with the quick, accurate autofocus feature of this Nikon Sigma telephoto lens.
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  6. Canon - RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM Telephoto Lens for EOS R-Series Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Greath sharp fast lens...Great lens, fast AF. Very sharp all the way through...This is my favorite lens. Fast, sharp and greta macro abilities."

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    Engineered specifically for full-frame EOS R series cameras, the RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM is the world’s first* medium telephoto macro lens delivering close-up imagery at up to 1.4x magnification with autofocus. Featuring a fixed 100mm focal length, a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture for blurred backgrounds and low light shooting, fast, highly-precise AF, and an SA (spherical aberration) Control Ring, the RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM lens elevates the look of portraits and macro shots with the option of creating dreamlike or romantic images with a soft focus look. With strong built-in optical image stabilization and Canon's Hybrid IS system, close-up shooting and video are sharp and stable. Using the RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM, imagemakers can expect to see stunning results that can enhance their creative/artistic vision.
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    "Greath sharp fast lens...Great lens, fast AF. Very sharp all the way through...This is my favorite lens. Fast, sharp and greta macro abilities."

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    Engineered specifically for full-frame EOS R series cameras, the RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM is the world’s first* medium telephoto macro lens delivering close-up imagery at up to 1.4x magnification with autofocus. Featuring a fixed 100mm focal length, a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture for blurred backgrounds and low light shooting, fast, highly-precise AF, and an SA (spherical aberration) Control Ring, the RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM lens elevates the look of portraits and macro shots with the option of creating dreamlike or romantic images with a soft focus look. With strong built-in optical image stabilization and Canon's Hybrid IS system, close-up shooting and video are sharp and stable. Using the RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM, imagemakers can expect to see stunning results that can enhance their creative/artistic vision.
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  7. Nikon - NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S Super-Telephoto Lens for Z Series Mirrorless Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great lens...Great telephoto lens for the z system. Works really well with the z teleconverters if you have the light available....Great, light telephoto zoom lens"

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    A versatile superpower that brings a 100mm–400mm super telephoto zoom range ideal for wildlife, sports and action together with premium S-Line optics, breathtaking image quality, effortless autofocus, rock-steady VR and comfortable handling—all in a travel-friendly package that brings so many shots within reach.
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    "Great lens...Great telephoto lens for the z system. Works really well with the z teleconverters if you have the light available....Great, light telephoto zoom lens"

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    A versatile superpower that brings a 100mm–400mm super telephoto zoom range ideal for wildlife, sports and action together with premium S-Line optics, breathtaking image quality, effortless autofocus, rock-steady VR and comfortable handling—all in a travel-friendly package that brings so many shots within reach.
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  8. NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Optical Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon Z Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Awesome, super fast and incredible sharp lens...Awesome, super fast and incredible sharp lens. This is my everyday go to lens for portraits, and family photoshoots....Nice lens...Sharp lens and fast focusing. Much more enjoyable than the now z lens."

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    Take clear closeups with this Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm zoom lens. The ultra-quiet stepping motor offers fast, precise autofocusing, and the built-in optical VR image stabilization technology offsets the effects of camera shake. This Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm zoom lens has an intuitive control ring and customizable shortcut buttons for easy settings adjustment.
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    "Awesome, super fast and incredible sharp lens...Awesome, super fast and incredible sharp lens. This is my everyday go to lens for portraits, and family photoshoots....Nice lens...Sharp lens and fast focusing. Much more enjoyable than the now z lens."

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    Take clear closeups with this Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm zoom lens. The ultra-quiet stepping motor offers fast, precise autofocusing, and the built-in optical VR image stabilization technology offsets the effects of camera shake. This Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm zoom lens has an intuitive control ring and customizable shortcut buttons for easy settings adjustment.
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  9. Canon - EF70-200mm F2.8L IS III USM Optical Telephoto Zoom Lens for EOS DSLR Cameras - White - Front_Zoom
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    "Sweet telephoto lens for my Cannon! Quiet and fast auto-focus feature...Great telephoto lens...This is a great telephoto L lens from Canon. It’s awesome in low light and is a great lens for weddings, sports and more."

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    Get ultra-fast stills from this Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L lens. It gets you closer to the action with its short minimum focusing range, and image stabilization delivers exactly the right shake reduction so that you get super-sharp images. This Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L lens has an ultra-quiet motor so that you can use it to shoot videos.
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    "Sweet telephoto lens for my Cannon! Quiet and fast auto-focus feature...Great telephoto lens...This is a great telephoto L lens from Canon. It’s awesome in low light and is a great lens for weddings, sports and more."

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    Get ultra-fast stills from this Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L lens. It gets you closer to the action with its short minimum focusing range, and image stabilization delivers exactly the right shake reduction so that you get super-sharp images. This Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L lens has an ultra-quiet motor so that you can use it to shoot videos.
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  10. Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens for DSLR Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "A fantastic telephoto lens...Wonderful crisp ultra fast focusing. Highly recommended....Nikon telephoto lens...Great telephoto lens for capturing distance animals."

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    Complete your professional camera setup with this telephoto zoom lens for Nikon F-mount cameras. The Silent Wave Motor powers ultra-fast, near-silent internal focusing with no breathing effect across the entire zoom range, and the Vibration Reduction technology helps to produce crisp images.
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    "A fantastic telephoto lens...Wonderful crisp ultra fast focusing. Highly recommended....Nikon telephoto lens...Great telephoto lens for capturing distance animals."

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    Complete your professional camera setup with this telephoto zoom lens for Nikon F-mount cameras. The Silent Wave Motor powers ultra-fast, near-silent internal focusing with no breathing effect across the entire zoom range, and the Vibration Reduction technology helps to produce crisp images.
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