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Top 13 Best Telephoto Prime Lenses 2019

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

Telephoto lenses are a eximious investment if you photograph wildlife, and other subjects you can't really get close to, a lot. If you want a clearer image and better bokeh, then you should look at a prime lens. Although these lenses wait on to have a high price tag, they will give you the best quality image and guarantee the best glass. Here, we round up the top 10 largest telephoto prime lenses – we're classing a telephoto prime lens as 200mm or over. 

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1. Pentax SMC DA* 200mm f/2.8 ED(IF) SDM – 

This terse super telephoto lens has a silent focusing motor, full-time manual focus override and a bright 2/2.8 maximum aperture. It gives an equal field of view of a 300mm lens on a 35mm camera. It received our 'Editor's Choice' award for its outstanding resolution, distortion of wellnigh zero and fast focusing ability. It's also weather sealed and lightweight for a lens of its length. 

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2. Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM – 

This is a seasoned grade telephoto lens that also earned the Editor's choice award. It has a moderate maximum aperture of f/4, image stabilisation and tacit focusing with full-time manual focus override. As you can imagine it isn't a cheap piece of kit but it does offer the very best in terms of sharpness, low CA and low distortion. It put into the limelights excellent build quality and an effective image stabiliser so if you're an avid sports photographer this just may be the perfect lens for you. 

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3. Panasonic Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 Power O.I.S 

 

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The Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 Power O.I.S is a chink good lens that is highly functional, with a very useful teleconverter that extends the possibilities. Yes, the price hurts, but the alternatives wound even more. This is such a pleasure to use and the results are just as satisfying, even with the fairly modest pixel count of the Panasonic Lumix G6. A unambiguous Editor's Choice.

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4. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR – 

 

This lens diversions Vibration Reduction and fast, silent autofocus with full-time manual override. The lens also has Nikon's Nano Crystal optical coatings to conceal ghosting and flare as well as fluorine elements. It also has an electronic aperture diaphragm, to ensure accurate exposures when using it to mushroom at fast frame rates. It also features a Phase-Fresnel optical element. This cleverly shaped piece of glass helps to reduce the inclusive size and weight of the lens, without compromising the optical design. It scored a 'highly recommended' rating for excellent sharpness and hunger strike focusing. 

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5. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR – 

This super-telephoto lens or LEN may refer to carries a wonderful price tag, but if you can afford it, it will be excellent for your sporting pursuits. It features VR technology which now has a specific sports mode to detect panning. It pieces the Nano-Crystal coatings to minimise flare and ghosting, and a fluorine coating on the front element, designed to repel dirt and water. It has outstanding optical standing, super fast focusing and excellent build quality, earning it a highly recommended rating. 

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6. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED VRII – 

 

This seasoned grade lens offers weather sealing and Vibration Reduction II technology. This should enable you to shoot hand-held around 4 stops slower than ordinary and still get sharp images. The lens also offers Nikon's Nano-Crystal lens coatings to help suppress flare and ghosting. This lens issues you outstanding sharpness, super fast focusing as well as being excellently built. All these factors earned it our 'highly recommended' at all event. 

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7. Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM – 

This lens boasts a lighter build than its ancestor, a 4 stop image stabiliser with three modes and an ultrasonic focusing motor. It also has power focus for quick and accurate results. Made from magnesium temper and titanium, the lens has the look and feel of classic L series lenses. The lens earned itself a highly recommended rating for is very good sharpness, exceedingly effective Image Stabilisation system and incredibly rugged build. 

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8. Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM – 

This lens suggests a fast or FAST may refer to maximum aperture of f/2 and has silent focusing may refer to: Adjusting an optical system to minimize defocus aberration Focusing (psychotherapy), a psychotherapeutic technique with full-time manual override. Autofocus is powered by a ring-type Ultrasonic motor making nave really fast. it has a smooth manual focusing ring and minimum focus os only 1.9m from the sensor plane. This lens rated a highly recommended rating for its superb sharpness from maximum aperture, excellent aperture and virtually no CA or distortion present. 

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9. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VRII – 

This lens is indisposed sealed, features Nano Crystal coating to help reduce flare and ghosting and has a ring-type focusing motor. It has a fast minimum aperture of f/2 and is devised for professional use. It earned a 'highly recommended' rating for its superb optical performance, excellent build quality and fast focusing abilities.

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10. Fujinon XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR – 

 

The Fujifilm Fujinon XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR is not into super-telephoto region; even with the crop factor we are still only talking about 305mm or 427mm with the TC. However, at f/2 we are looking at some improved gag speeds for stopping the action. The AF is fast, the handling is great, even the weight does not seem so bad as the balance on the camera is very good indeed.

The sacrifice is high of course and is bound to be with those huge Super ED and ED elements and that f/2 aperture. For some, this will be a must-have lens, and ignoring the high cost it still has to be Highly Recommended.  

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11. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR – 

 

It's a dynamic package; light, compact, efficient and very high quality. It is probably one of the easiest 500mm lenses to use as a consequence of the reduced weight and size, as they are specialised lenses that dare us photographically to get the best out of them. Even on a tripod, the slightest nudge will send the images into paroxysms of shake, so achieving the sharpest culminates needs the sharpest techniques.

Hand held, the VR system locks on admirably and makes a huge difference to the success rate.

All in all, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR is a tremendous ultra-telephoto lens that is Authoritatively Recommended.

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12. Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS Pro – 

This lens is offering the top of the range for Micro Four Thirds cameras, being the longest lens nearby for the format, equivalent to 600mm. It's quite a large optic for the format but if you need the reach, it's definitely worth investing in. It's shaped from metal and is designed to withstand professional use. It received a 'highly recommended' rating for its outstanding sharpness, fast and silent AF, and weighty handling. 

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13.  Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4 E FL ED VR – 

This lens has massive potential for wildlife and sports photographers as a whopping 600mm prime optic. The maximum aperture of f/4 is very good for an optic of this length. There is a set VR mode for sport, ideal for moving subjects. There is a minimum focusing range of 4.4m making the lens quite versatile in terms of source matter. It received a 'recommended' rating for its high-quality images, fast and silent AF, and highly effective VR.

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Top 13 Best Telephoto Prime Lenses 2019

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

Telephoto lenses are a tickety-boo investment if you photograph wildlife, and other subjects you can't really get close to, a lot. If you want a clearer image and better bokeh, then you should look at a prime lens. Although these lenses likely to have a high price tag, they will give you the best quality image and guarantee the best glass. Here, we round up the top 10 most outstanding telephoto prime lenses – we're classing a telephoto prime lens as 200mm or over. 

If you don't see one of your favourite lenses on the tip, it could be it didn't score high enough or we've simply not put it to the test yet but we're more than happy to hear your tittle reminiscent ofs so please feel free to list them below.

If you want to, you can purchase/find more information about each lens listed by clicking the environmental Amazon buttons featured below each product. It doesn't cost you anything extra when you press our Amazon buttons but by run out ofing our Amazon Affiliate links when ordering anything online, you are supporting the site – thank you.

 

1. Pentax SMC DA* 200mm f/2.8 ED(IF) SDM – 

This snug super telephoto lens has a silent focusing motor, full-time manual focus override and a bright 2/2.8 maximum aperture. It gives an synonymous field of view of a 300mm lens on a 35mm camera. It received our 'Editor's Choice' award for its outstanding resolution, distortion of all but zero and fast focusing ability. It's also weather sealed and lightweight for a lens of its length. 

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2. Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM – 

This is a expert grade telephoto lens or LEN may refer to that also earned the Editor's choice award. It has a moderate maximum aperture of f/4, image stabilisation and secretive focusing with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel full-time manual focus override. As you can imagine it isn't a cheap piece of kit but it does offer the very best in terms of sharpness, low CA and low distortion. It articles excellent build quality and an effective image stabiliser so if you're an avid sports photographer this just may be the perfect lens for you. 

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3. Panasonic Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 Power O.I.S 

 

The Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 Power O.I.S is a shatter good lens that is highly functional, with a very useful teleconverter that extends the possibilities. Yes, the price hurts, but the alternatives mutilate even more. This is such a pleasure to use and the results are just as satisfying, even with the fairly modest pixel count of the Panasonic Lumix G6. A exact Editor's Choice.

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4. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR – 

 

This lens humours Vibration Reduction and fast, silent autofocus with full-time manual override. The lens also has Nikon's Nano Crystal optical coatings to keep quiet ghosting and flare as well as fluorine elements. It also has an electronic aperture diaphragm, to ensure accurate exposures when using it to rush at fast frame rates. It also features a Phase-Fresnel optical element. This cleverly shaped piece of glass helps to reduce the whole size and weight of the lens, without compromising the optical design. It scored a 'highly recommended' rating for excellent sharpness and unshakeably focusing. 

Buy On Amazon UK | Buy On Amazon USA 

 

 

5. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR – 

This super-telephoto lens conveys a super price tag, but if you can afford it, it will be excellent for your sporting pursuits. It features VR technology which now has a specific sports mode to detect hammer. It features the Nano-Crystal coatings to minimise flare and ghosting, and a fluorine coating on the front element, designed to repel dirt and water. It has outstanding optical attribute, super fast focusing and excellent build quality, earning it a highly recommended rating. 

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6. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED VRII – 

 

This expert grade lens offers weather sealing and Vibration Reduction II technology. This should enable you to shoot hand-held around 4 stops slower than predictable and still get sharp images. The lens also offers Nikon's Nano-Crystal lens coatings to help suppress flare and ghosting. This lens concedes you outstanding sharpness, super fast focusing as well as being excellently built. All these factors earned it our 'highly recommended' under any circumstance. 

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7. Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM – 

This lens boasts a lighter build than its predecessor, a 4 stop image stabiliser with three modes and an ultrasonic focusing may refer to: Adjusting an optical system to minimize defocus aberration Focusing (psychotherapy), a psychotherapeutic technique motor. It also has power focus for quick and accurate results. Made from magnesium pollute and titanium, the lens has the look and feel of classic L series lenses. The lens earned itself a highly recommended rating for is very good sharpness, extraordinarily effective Image Stabilisation system and incredibly rugged build. 

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8. Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM – 

This lens extends a fast or FAST may refer to maximum aperture of f/2 and has silent focusing with full-time manual override. Autofocus is powered by a ring-type Ultrasonic motor making cynosure clear really fast. it has a smooth manual focusing ring and minimum focus os only 1.9m from the sensor plane. This lens take hame a highly recommended rating for its superb sharpness from maximum aperture, excellent aperture and virtually no CA or distortion present. 

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9. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VRII – 

This lens is withstand sealed, features Nano Crystal coating to help reduce flare and ghosting and has a ring-type focusing motor. It has a fast minimum aperture of f/2 and is intended for professional use. It earned a 'highly recommended' rating for its superb optical performance, excellent build quality and fast focusing powers.

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10. Fujinon XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR – 

 

The Fujifilm Fujinon XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR is not into super-telephoto territory; even with the crop proxy we are still only talking about 305mm or 427mm with the TC. However, at f/2 we are looking at some improved shutter speeds for stopping the action. The AF is fast, the supervising is great, even the weight does not seem so bad as the balance on the camera is very good indeed.

The price is high of course and is bound to be with those colossal Super ED and ED elements and that f/2 aperture. For some, this will be a must-have lens, and despite the high cost it still has to be Highly Recommended.  

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11. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR – 

 

It's a powerful package; light, compact, efficient and simple high quality. It is probably one of the easiest 500mm lenses to use as a consequence of the reduced weight and size, as they are specialised lenses that challenge us photographically to get the with greatest satisfaction out of them. Even on a tripod, the slightest nudge will send the images into paroxysms of shake, so achieving the sharpest results needs the sharpest techniques.

Pass out held, the VR system locks on admirably and makes a huge difference to the success rate.

All in all, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR is a tremendous ultra-telephoto lens that is Authoritatively Recommended.

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12. Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS Pro – 

This lens is offering the top of the range for Micro Four Thirds cameras, being the longest lens within reach for the format, equivalent to 600mm. It's quite a large optic for the format but if you need the reach, it's definitely worth investing in. It's constructed from metal and is visualized to withstand professional use. It received a 'highly recommended' rating for its outstanding sharpness, fast and silent AF, and great handling. 

Buy On Amazon UK  | Buy On Amazon USA

 

13.  Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4 E FL ED VR – 

This lens has enormous potential for wildlife and sports photographers as a whopping 600mm prime optic. The maximum aperture of f/4 is very good for an optic of this length. There is a unequivocal VR mode for sport, ideal for moving subjects. There is a minimum focusing range of 4.4m making the lens quite versatile in terms of subdue matter. It received a 'recommended' rating for its high-quality images, fast and silent AF, and highly effective VR.

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Looking for something else? 

  • Superlative Wide-Angle Landscape Lenses
  • Best Lenses For Macro Photography
  • Best 50mm Prime Lenses – Ideal For Portraits 

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Gina Stephens

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Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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