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Browse the top-ranked list of Sharpest Telephoto Lens below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Top comment

    "A gem...Love it...Good for outside picture...this is not a bad lens a little better then the kit lens, if your gonna spend 350$ on this you should just pay a couple more 100 to get the g lens, unless this is your budget, does a good job and focus is quick, but at max zoom its not at clear."

    "Good for outside picture"

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    With Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, this Sony NEX SEL55210 lens makes it easy to take clear, steady photos and videos with your Sony NEX digital camera. The 3.8x zoom lets you hone in on distant subjects from far away.
    $349.99
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    "A gem...Love it...Good for outside picture...this is not a bad lens a little better then the kit lens, if your gonna spend 350$ on this you should just pay a couple more 100 to get the g lens, unless this is your budget, does a good job and focus is quick, but at max zoom its not at clear."

    "Good for outside picture"

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    With Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, this Sony NEX SEL55210 lens makes it easy to take clear, steady photos and videos with your Sony NEX digital camera. The 3.8x zoom lets you hone in on distant subjects from far away.
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    "A gem...Not bad...This lens takes sharp photos, beautiful photos....Obvious at 55 this starts out at a "zoomed" level but personally I feel the image comes out much more sharp with this lens than with the 16-50, even if it means backing up a little bit to get a similar picture."

    "This lens takes sharp photos, beautiful photos."

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    Designed for use with most Sony Alpha E-mount cameras, this Sony SEL55210/B telephoto lens features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, so you can capture images in crisp detail. The 2 ED (extra-low dispersion) elements help ensure color accuracy.
    $349.99
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    "A gem...Not bad...This lens takes sharp photos, beautiful photos....Obvious at 55 this starts out at a "zoomed" level but personally I feel the image comes out much more sharp with this lens than with the 16-50, even if it means backing up a little bit to get a similar picture."

    "This lens takes sharp photos, beautiful photos."

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    Designed for use with most Sony Alpha E-mount cameras, this Sony SEL55210/B telephoto lens features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, so you can capture images in crisp detail. The 2 ED (extra-low dispersion) elements help ensure color accuracy.
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    "nice !...Not bad...Super clear pictures!...It's a great step up from the kit lens (18-55mm) if you think you are interested in a telephoto lens but aren't ready to commit a ton of cash to it yet."

    "Super clear pictures!"

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    Snap sharp, vibrant photos at a distance with this Canon EF-S 8546B002 telephoto lens, which features a 55-250mm focal length for flexible zooming and optical image stabilization to reduce the effects of camera shake.
    $299.99
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    "nice !...Not bad...Super clear pictures!...It's a great step up from the kit lens (18-55mm) if you think you are interested in a telephoto lens but aren't ready to commit a ton of cash to it yet."

    "Super clear pictures!"

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    Snap sharp, vibrant photos at a distance with this Canon EF-S 8546B002 telephoto lens, which features a 55-250mm focal length for flexible zooming and optical image stabilization to reduce the effects of camera shake.
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    "Love it...Love it....Although the price is hefty, it's crystal sharp....It's not a perfect lens and definitely has a bit of a learning curve, but it is great once you get used to it and a must in any hobby or professional photographer's collection."

    "Although the price is hefty, it's crystal sharp."

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    Canon EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens This telephoto zoom lens is an essential tool for professional photographers and skilled amateurs. The variable focal length makes it useful for photographing a broad range of subjects, and the 2.8 maximum aperture functions well in low-light situations. Snap candid portraits, stop the action at sporting events or compose wedding photos with exceptional blurred backgrounds.
    $1,799.99
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    Was $2,099.99
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    "Love it...Love it....Although the price is hefty, it's crystal sharp....It's not a perfect lens and definitely has a bit of a learning curve, but it is great once you get used to it and a must in any hobby or professional photographer's collection."

    "Although the price is hefty, it's crystal sharp."

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    Canon EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens This telephoto zoom lens is an essential tool for professional photographers and skilled amateurs. The variable focal length makes it useful for photographing a broad range of subjects, and the 2.8 maximum aperture functions well in low-light situations. Snap candid portraits, stop the action at sporting events or compose wedding photos with exceptional blurred backgrounds.
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    "NOT BAD...love it...Great results without the price tag...I would definately recomend this lens if you need a decent telephoto lens, I would also recomend a tripod since it can be a bit tricky to get a clear shot since the lens lacks IS."

    "Great results without the price tag"

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    Compact and lightweight 4x telephoto zoom lens ideal for shooting sports, portraits, and wildlife. The newly developed Micro makes auto focusing quicker and quieter. The improved zoom mechanism also makes zooming smoother. The front part of the zoom ring now sports a silver ring for a luxury touch.

    $199.99
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    "NOT BAD...love it...Great results without the price tag...I would definately recomend this lens if you need a decent telephoto lens, I would also recomend a tripod since it can be a bit tricky to get a clear shot since the lens lacks IS."

    "Great results without the price tag"

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    Compact and lightweight 4x telephoto zoom lens ideal for shooting sports, portraits, and wildlife. The newly developed Micro makes auto focusing quicker and quieter. The improved zoom mechanism also makes zooming smoother. The front part of the zoom ring now sports a silver ring for a luxury touch.

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    "Love it...Love it!...I get great results with this lens....I was in the market for a 3rd zoom lens and completely against a fixed focal length lens...after using this lens...it has become my primary lens and I can't wait to buy a second fixed length lens"

    "I get great results with this lens."

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    Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens: Get sharp, clear photos with this Canon medium telephoto lens that delivers vibrant color and clarity with fast, quiet focusing. The 85mm focal length draws attention to your subject and transforms the background into a soft blur for professional-quality portraits and impeccably detailed close-up shots.
    $299.99
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    Was $419.99
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    "Love it...Love it!...I get great results with this lens....I was in the market for a 3rd zoom lens and completely against a fixed focal length lens...after using this lens...it has become my primary lens and I can't wait to buy a second fixed length lens"

    "I get great results with this lens."

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    Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens: Get sharp, clear photos with this Canon medium telephoto lens that delivers vibrant color and clarity with fast, quiet focusing. The 85mm focal length draws attention to your subject and transforms the background into a soft blur for professional-quality portraits and impeccably detailed close-up shots.
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    "Love it...Best lens...It is very sharp and very accurate....Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G On a full frame camera this is a really nice portrait lens or even a as general purpose, slightly longer than a 50mm, lens to keep on your camera for really sharp images at your point of focus."

    "It is very sharp and very accurate."

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Medium Telephoto Lens: Transform every portrait into a work of art with a lens that delivers exceptional image quality and rich color saturation even at wide open apertures. Whether you're capturing headshots, wedding photos or nature images, this medium telephoto lens offers all you need for professional results in almost any lighting conditions.
    $479.99
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    "Love it...Best lens...It is very sharp and very accurate....Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G On a full frame camera this is a really nice portrait lens or even a as general purpose, slightly longer than a 50mm, lens to keep on your camera for really sharp images at your point of focus."

    "It is very sharp and very accurate."

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Medium Telephoto Lens: Transform every portrait into a work of art with a lens that delivers exceptional image quality and rich color saturation even at wide open apertures. Whether you're capturing headshots, wedding photos or nature images, this medium telephoto lens offers all you need for professional results in almost any lighting conditions.
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    "Love it...Not Bad...Quality lens for a great price !...The lens allows me to zoom in on subjects and capture more natural gestures as opposed to having to be close and receive forced photo smiles from my kids- it definately adds a more professional feel to the images I am now taking."

    "Quality lens for a great price !"

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    Cover every shot with this all-in-one Nikon 18-140mm camera lens that lets you zoom from wide-angle to telephoto without missing a beat. Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass creates amazing contrast, and the zoom enables crisp images as close as 1.48 feet away. This Nikon 18-140mm camera lens features a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for super quiet clicks.
    $499.99
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    "Love it...Not Bad...Quality lens for a great price !...The lens allows me to zoom in on subjects and capture more natural gestures as opposed to having to be close and receive forced photo smiles from my kids- it definately adds a more professional feel to the images I am now taking."

    "Quality lens for a great price !"

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    Cover every shot with this all-in-one Nikon 18-140mm camera lens that lets you zoom from wide-angle to telephoto without missing a beat. Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass creates amazing contrast, and the zoom enables crisp images as close as 1.48 feet away. This Nikon 18-140mm camera lens features a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for super quiet clicks.
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    "5 stars...good len...Very sharp lens....I am very happy with my 200 to 500 f5.6 lens, It was a go to lens during a recent safari and my 700 to 200 2.8 only came out in low light conditions."

    "Very sharp lens."

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Super Telephoto Zoom Lens: Designed for use with most Nikon cameras with an F-Mount, this super telephoto zoom lens lets you capture birds, wildlife, motorsports and events in crisp clarity. The f/5.6 constant aperture helps you achieve out-of-focus backgrounds and lets you shoot in dim lighting.
    $1,399.99
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    "5 stars...good len...Very sharp lens....I am very happy with my 200 to 500 f5.6 lens, It was a go to lens during a recent safari and my 700 to 200 2.8 only came out in low light conditions."

    "Very sharp lens."

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Super Telephoto Zoom Lens: Designed for use with most Nikon cameras with an F-Mount, this super telephoto zoom lens lets you capture birds, wildlife, motorsports and events in crisp clarity. The f/5.6 constant aperture helps you achieve out-of-focus backgrounds and lets you shoot in dim lighting.
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    "Spot on....just wow....Sharp, great quiality and a beautiful bokeh....It is a little more for a native prime compared to canon and nikon simalr lens but this one is just great especially with a7iii"

    "Sharp, great quiality and a beautiful bokeh."

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    Capture beautiful portraits with each click of the shutter with this Sony 85mm lens. The large F/1.8 aperture lets you deliver incredibly clear images with sharp or bokeh effects, and ED glass eliminates chromatic aberrations. This lightweight Sony 85mm lens travels easily in your bag and is compatible with Sony a7 Series cameras.
    $574.99
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    Was $599.99
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    "Spot on....just wow....Sharp, great quiality and a beautiful bokeh....It is a little more for a native prime compared to canon and nikon simalr lens but this one is just great especially with a7iii"

    "Sharp, great quiality and a beautiful bokeh."

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    Capture beautiful portraits with each click of the shutter with this Sony 85mm lens. The large F/1.8 aperture lets you deliver incredibly clear images with sharp or bokeh effects, and ED glass eliminates chromatic aberrations. This lightweight Sony 85mm lens travels easily in your bag and is compatible with Sony a7 Series cameras.
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    "Love it...Love it!...This lens is excellent for street photography....Excellent telephoto zoom lens that enables you to take a variety of shots without needing to switch lenses."

    "This lens is excellent for street photography."

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    Designed for use with select Nikon DX-format DSLR cameras, this Nikon NIKKOR 2216 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G telephoto zoom lens allows you to capture sharp shots of both near and faraway subjects and scenes.
    $699.99
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    "Love it...Love it!...This lens is excellent for street photography....Excellent telephoto zoom lens that enables you to take a variety of shots without needing to switch lenses."

    "This lens is excellent for street photography."

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    Designed for use with select Nikon DX-format DSLR cameras, this Nikon NIKKOR 2216 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G telephoto zoom lens allows you to capture sharp shots of both near and faraway subjects and scenes.
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    "Love it...worth it...Fast focus, sharp, short minimum distance... beautiful images!...This lens gives you moderate reach for wildlife or sports; with the crop factor in my a6500 I'm getting out to 450mm and it is a very versatile lens with sharpness corner to corner!"

    "Fast focus, sharp, short minimum distance... beautiful images!"

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    Get a little closer to your subject with this Sony 70-300mm lens. Built-in optical stabilization delivers solid results even under low-light conditions, and the dust-resistant design helps prevent speckles from forming on the sensor itself. Narrower apertures from f/4.5-5.6 ensure you get wider depths of field with this Sony 70-300mm lens.
    $1,149.99
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    Was $1,199.99
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    "Love it...worth it...Fast focus, sharp, short minimum distance... beautiful images!...This lens gives you moderate reach for wildlife or sports; with the crop factor in my a6500 I'm getting out to 450mm and it is a very versatile lens with sharpness corner to corner!"

    "Fast focus, sharp, short minimum distance... beautiful images!"

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    Get a little closer to your subject with this Sony 70-300mm lens. Built-in optical stabilization delivers solid results even under low-light conditions, and the dust-resistant design helps prevent speckles from forming on the sensor itself. Narrower apertures from f/4.5-5.6 ensure you get wider depths of field with this Sony 70-300mm lens.
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    "good lens...No issues....I have really had great results with it!...This lens is great to carry when hiking you can get up close to flowers or small animals but yet be able to get Elk and Bear from a safe distance."

    "I have really had great results with it!"

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    Attach this Tamron 18-400mm lens to your DSLR camera, and take incredible shots no matter your subject. Compatible with both Canon APS-C format cameras, the lens delivers everything from ultra-close captures of wildlife to detailed portraits and landscapes. This Tamron 18-400mm lens features a moisture-resistant construction that's idea for the rigors of travel.
    $599.99
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    Was $649.99
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    "good lens...No issues....I have really had great results with it!...This lens is great to carry when hiking you can get up close to flowers or small animals but yet be able to get Elk and Bear from a safe distance."

    "I have really had great results with it!"

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    Attach this Tamron 18-400mm lens to your DSLR camera, and take incredible shots no matter your subject. Compatible with both Canon APS-C format cameras, the lens delivers everything from ultra-close captures of wildlife to detailed portraits and landscapes. This Tamron 18-400mm lens features a moisture-resistant construction that's idea for the rigors of travel.
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    "Love it...Not bad!...Great quality picture....A lens this fast has a razor thin depth of focus so you're going to need to be very careful shooting with it."

    "Great quality picture."

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    Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Medium Telephoto Lens: Capture the essence of every moment with this medium telephoto lens that's perfect for portraits, weddings, action shots and more. The 85mm focal length draws attention to the point of focus by highlighting your subject against a softly blurred background, and the wide aperture performs brilliantly in low-light settings, without the need for a flash.
    $1,899.99
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    Was $1,999.99
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    "Love it...Not bad!...Great quality picture....A lens this fast has a razor thin depth of focus so you're going to need to be very careful shooting with it."

    "Great quality picture."

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    Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Medium Telephoto Lens: Capture the essence of every moment with this medium telephoto lens that's perfect for portraits, weddings, action shots and more. The 85mm focal length draws attention to the point of focus by highlighting your subject against a softly blurred background, and the wide aperture performs brilliantly in low-light settings, without the need for a flash.
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    "Love it...Great lens...It's tack sharp!...on a crop body this lens is effectively a 216mm f/2 lens and that rocks."

    "It's tack sharp!"

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    Product Description

    Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Telephoto LensWhether photography is your passion or your profession, this lens helps you create high-quality images with superb background blur even in low-light situations. Create photos with stunning clarity and fine details.
    $999.99
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    "Love it...Great lens...It's tack sharp!...on a crop body this lens is effectively a 216mm f/2 lens and that rocks."

    "It's tack sharp!"

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    Product Description

    Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Telephoto LensWhether photography is your passion or your profession, this lens helps you create high-quality images with superb background blur even in low-light situations. Create photos with stunning clarity and fine details.