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MFG# SEL300F28GM
Samy's Part# S-079788


Introducing the Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens, a groundbreaking addition to the world of high-performance photography. This lens sets a new standard in the large-aperture telephoto category, standing out as the lightest of its kind, weighing in at just 51.9 oz. (excluding tripod mount). The Sony

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MFG# SEL600F40GM
Samy's Part# S-062729

Superlative G Master quality in the world’s lightest 600mm F4.0 lens uses two XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors for fast precise autofocus to take full advantage of the world’s fastest cameras - reaching speeds up to 20fps with the 24MP α9 and up to 10fps with the 42.4MP α7R III and 24.2MP α7
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MFG# 5053C002
Samy's Part# S-069436

Be ready for the unexpected with the Canon RF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM lens, designed exclusively for Canon's EOS R-series cameras. This high-performance lens lets you conquer low-light settings with an impressive f/2.8 aperture, ensuring details are retained even when shoots take you past the golden hour

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MFG# 20112
Samy's Part# S-074724

Travel light and move fast. Comfortably shoot handheld with unwavering accuracy. Capture the sharpness and beautiful bokeh only a prime lens can deliver. The Nikon NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S Lens is the super-telephoto prime for those who use agility and speed to nail decisive views of birds, w
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MFG# 5776C002
Samy's Part# S-076130


Unleash the power of precision with Canon's RF135mm F1.8 L IS USM lens, a blend of innovative design and optical performance excellence that Canon is known for. Engineered with modern photographers in mind, it integrates a sleek design featuring programmable buttons and a control ring for inst

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MFG# 20108
Samy's Part# S-073593

The NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S Lens is built for speed. Whether it's the intricate design of a bird's feathers flying by, the majestic glide of an airplane, or the adrenaline-packed action of a sporting event, this lens makes every frame a work of art no matter the velocity of the subject. Its

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MFG# SEL200600G
Samy's Part# S-062730

Versatile 200-600mm super-telephoto zoom lens with superb image quality with 5x ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements and 1x aspherical element that drastically reduce chromatic aberration and increase corner-to-corner sharpness throughout the zoom range. Fast, precise, quiet AF tenaciously
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MFG# 4514C002
Samy's Part# S-069438


Engineered specifically for full-frame EOS R series cameras, the Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens 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

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MFG# 11889
Samy's Part# S-004353

The Leica 135mm f/3.4 APO-M Manual Focus Lens the two previous M lenses of the same focal length (f/2.8 and f/4, respectively). The sharpness, contrast and resolving power of this unique lens are impressive, even at full aperture. Other plus points are its modest weight, its handiness, and its...
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MFG# 259965
Samy's Part# S-057370


Outstanding wide-aperture, mid-telephoto performance with F1.4 brightness at maximum aperture, this lens incorporates 17 optical elements in 12 groups, an uncommonly large number of elements for a prime lens.  By including three FLD glass elements, two SLD glass elements, and one aspherical lens element,

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MFG# 600018568
Samy's Part# S-051565

The Fujifilm GF 110mm f/2.0 R LM WR Lens is a medium telephoto lens for portraits. With a focal length equivalent to 87mm in the 35mm format, it achieves a brightness of F2.0 when used wide open to deliver beautiful bokeh. The high resolving power of the area in focus and the rich bokeh unique to...
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MFG# 3987C002
Samy's Part# S-066994

The Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM 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...
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MFG# 750965
Samy's Part# S-066761


The lens construction of the Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary Lens for Sony E comprises 16 groups and 22 elements, with one FLD and four SLDs used for the effective correction of aberrations and distortions. Built on the latest optical design technology and optimized for mirrorless

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MFG# 16463668
Samy's Part# S-038832

The Fuji XF 90mm F2 LM WR is a fast-aperture X-mount prime lens with a focal length equivalent to 137mm (35mm Eq) and a maximum aperture of F2.0, that delivers ultra-sharp images with rich bokeh even at the maximum aperture setting.

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MFG# 3986C002
Samy's Part# S-066993

The Canon RF 600mm f/11 IS STM Lens provides a long 600 millimeter focal length and is the first compact and lightweight 600mm super telephoto lens in the RF lineup. This lens is ideal for bird, wildlife, outdoor sports, and aviation. The size of this lens, and it's retracting design, make it a highly...
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MFG# 20090
Samy's Part# S-063689

Elevated by advancements of the revolutionary Z mount, the Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens is a premium S-Line lens that blends optical ingenuity and artistic nuance. Flattering perspective. Breathtaking resolution. Stunning bokeh. Unwavering focus and lifelike accuracy compensation. This is
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MFG# HFS45150AK
Samy's Part# S-041358
The Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Lens (Matte Black) is standard to telephoto zoom lens designed for Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Cameras. This lens provides a 35mm equivalent focal range of 90-300mm.  

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MFG# 2201
Samy's Part# S-015895

The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens is updated and optimized for digital; This fast aperture compact medium telephoto FX-format portrait lens offers crisp and natural image reproduction for stills and HD video. Designed for use on Nikon's FX-format DSLR cameras, this updated medium telephoto...
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MFG# 16536611
Samy's Part# S-050148

The Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR Lens (Black) is a mid-telephoto lens with a focal length equivalent to 76mm* that delivers the very best results from Fujifilm's unique X-Trans CMOS sensor. Its compact and lightweight design features 9 elements in 7 groups, including one aspherical ED lens, and has an...
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MFG# HHS043K
Samy's Part# S-037310

The Panasonic LUMIX G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens is an 85mm-equivalent lens designed for the Micro Four Thirds system of mirrorless digital cameras. One aspherical element is incorporated within the optical design, which helps to control chromatic aberrations and distortions for e...
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MFG# 5056C002
Samy's Part# S-073134

The Canon RF 1200mm f/8 L IS USM Lens, fixed focal length lens is the longest telephoto lens among Canon's EOS R System lineup, making it a terrific choice for any long-distance application such as outdoor sports, wildlife, news photojournalism, and more where you want to create super-tele impact.
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MFG# 5055C002
Samy's Part# S-073133

The Canon RF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM Lens expands the EOS R System for professional and advanced photographers looking for the excellent image quality of a Canon L series super-telephoto lens. Perfect for wildlife, motorsports, and more, the lens feature two large-diameter Fluorite elements, one Super
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MFG# 20113
Samy's Part# S-076125

The Nikon NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S Lens. A vital lens prized by motor sports, action and wildlife pros for its reach, speed, brightness and image quality. Empowered by the larger Z mount, Nikon has reimagined this lens for today's high-performance mirrorless cameras. Lighter. Faster. Sharper.
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MFG# 5054C002
Samy's Part# S-069437

Capture the action with the Canon 
RF 600mm f/4L IS USM Lens that offers professional and advanced photographers the excellent image quality of a Canon L series super telephoto lens. Ideal for wildlife, motorsports, and more, the RF600mm F4 L IS USM provides up to 5.5 stops of shake correction,...
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MFG# 3329C002
Samy's Part# S-058905

Get ready to capture the action. The Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM Lens offers professional and advanced photographers the excellent image quality of a Canon L series super telephoto lens. For brilliantly clear results even in challenging situations, Super Spectra Coatings (SSC) and Air Sphere
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MFG# SEL400F28GM
Samy's Part# S-057792

Sony's most advanced lens technologies have been unsparingly applied in this large-aperture super telephoto lens, achieving extraordinary speed, outstanding G Master resolution and bokeh, plus professional control and reliability. Moreover, the Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens is the lightest super
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MFG# 20053
Samy's Part# S-039762

Nikon's legendary 500mm super telephoto lens is now nearly 2 pounds lighter than the previous model and ready for the most demanding conditions. With brilliant optical performance, improved AF tracking, a high-speed electromagnetic diaphragm that keeps pace with Nikon's fastest DSLRs plus...
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MFG# V335300BW000
Samy's Part# S-079554

Built for Micro Four Thirds cameras, this zoom offers a 300-800mm equivalent focal length range, which can be extended even further using the integrated 1.25x teleconverter for an effective 1000mm equivalent focal length. The constant f/4.5 maximum aperture affords consistent illumination throughout
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MFG# 16586343
Samy's Part# S-058177

The Fujifilm XF 200mm f/2 OIS WR Lens with XF 1.4x TC F2 WR Teleconverter is the first super-fast telephoto lens in the XF lens lineup, offering a fast maximum f-stop of 2.0 and a focal length equivalent to 305mm in 35mm film format. Taking advantage of technologies synonymous with FUJINON lenses,
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MFG# 20122
Samy's Part# S-079555

The Nikon NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S Lens is an engineering marvel of miniaturization, and is 
the latest super-telephoto, full-frame, mirrorless prime from Nikon, delivers premium optical resolution in a handheld build less than half the weight of its predecessor. Powered by a size-reducing Phase...
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MFG# 600020030
Samy's Part# S-057300

The Fujifilm GF 250mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Lens is a telephoto lens that achieves approximately 198mm in 35mm format equivalent, bringing together Fujifilm’s proprietary optical design technology: it offers high resolving power for supporting further enhancement of image resolution in the future. The lens is capable
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MFG# V311070BU000
Samy's Part# S-043200

Super telephoto lenses are right at home in harsh environments. The OM System M.ZUIKO Digital ED 300mm f/4.0 IS PRO Lens keeps dust and moisture at bay with an astonishing 11 separate hermetic seals so you don't have to worry about the weather when you're tracking an elusive osprey or photog...
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MFG# 3447C002
Samy's Part# S-062118

With its fixed 85mm focal length and wide f/1.2 maximum aperture, the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM Lens is ideal for photographing portraits, weddings, fashion and more, and great for low-light situations and producing beautiful, soft backgrounds. It gives you fast autofocus speed, and works great with the Eye
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MFG# 26505
Samy's Part# S-035074

The Pentax smc FA 645 300mm f/4 ED (IF) Lens
is a medium format, manual and autofocusing telephoto prime lens with a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 200mm. The surface is treated with Pentax's Super Multi Coating for sharp, high-contrast images. Extra-low Dispersion (ED) lens elements assure high...
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MFG# 20123
Samy's Part# S-079369

The Nikon NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Lens takes your artistic visions to the limits. Whether shooting portraits, still life or cinema this lens adds dramatic and shallow depth of field with its large, circular edge-to-edge bokeh as well as flattering focal length for more natural-appearing p
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MFG# 20064
Samy's Part# S-046877

Meet the new standard by which all short telephoto lenses will be measured against, the world's first full-frame 105mm with an f/1.4 aperture. The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED Lens is a marvel of optical precision, distortion correction and craftsmanship. It's fast maximum aperture make this...
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Telephoto lenses, often referred to as long lenses, are specialized camera optics designed to magnify distant subjects, making them essential tools for photographers across various specialties. With focal lengths starting from 70mm and going up to 800mm or more, these camera lenses are popular in wildlife and sports photography, where capturing detail from a distance is crucial. Telephoto camera lenses are also used in portraiture, photojournalism, and even astrophotography, offering a valuable blend of magnification and image quality.

One of the key features of telephoto lenses is their ability to isolate subjects against a blurred background, a feature known as "bokeh." This is particularly beneficial in portraiture and wildlife photography, where the focus is on a single subject. Some telephoto lenses come with advanced features like image stabilization and fast autofocus, significantly enhancing performance in challenging conditions.

If you're looking to expand your photographic capabilities, attaching a telephoto camera lens to your digital camera offers unmatched flexibility and creative possibilities. Whether you're shooting from the sidelines or capturing landscapes, a telephoto lens can bring your subject closer as if you're a part of the action.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


How is a Telephoto Lens Different from a Zoom Lens?

While both types of lenses have the capacity to magnify subjects, they serve different purposes and have different constructions. A zoom lens provides variable focal lengths, such as 24-70mm, allowing you to adjust the magnification factor without changing the lens. A telephoto lens, on the other hand, specializes in long focal lengths - 70mm or higher. It's worth noting that a telephoto lens can be a zoom lens if it covers a range of long focal lengths (e.g., 70-200mm), or it can be a prime lens with a fixed focal length (e.g., 400mm).

Is Image Stabilization Necessary for Telephoto Photography?

While image stabilization is not an absolute necessity for telephoto photography, it is highly recommended, especially at longer focal lengths where even minor camera shake can significantly affect image sharpness. Many modern telephoto lenses come with built-in image stabilization systems to counteract this. Using a tripod is another effective way to stabilize your camera and lens.

What is the Difference Between a Telephoto Lens and a Macro Lens?

Macro lenses are specifically engineered for extreme close-up photography, often achieving 1:1 magnification, meaning the size of the subject on the sensor is as big as it is in real life. Telephoto lenses are optimized for capturing distant subjects and generally won't provide 1:1 magnification.

Can I Use a Telephoto Lens for Portraits?

Absolutely. Many photographers prefer using telephoto lenses for portrait work because they can provide a flattering perspective with less distortion of facial features compared to wide-angle lenses. Telephoto lenses also allow for a shallower depth of field, effectively isolating the subject against a smooth, blurred background, which can make the subject stand out more in the composition.

Can Telephoto Lenses Capture Wide-Angle Shots?

Telephoto lenses are specifically designed for capturing subjects at a distance and are not equipped for wide-angle photography. The focal lengths of telephoto lenses inherently limit their field of view, making them unsuitable for capturing expansive landscapes or tight interior spaces where a wide-angle lens would be preferable.

Is Vignetting a Concern With Telephoto Lenses?

Vignetting, or the phenomenon where the corners of an image darken compared to the center, is generally less of an issue with telephoto lenses compared to wide-angle lenses. High-quality telephoto lenses are especially designed to minimize such optical imperfections. However, using a lens hood or filters incorrectly can still cause some vignetting.

Are Mirror Lenses a Good Alternative to Telephoto Lenses?

Mirror lenses, also known as reflex lenses, are more compact and typically more affordable than traditional telephoto lenses. They employ a mirror-based optical design, which allows for a shorter physical length. However, they usually come with fixed apertures and can produce images with a distinctive "doughnut" shaped bokeh, which some find less pleasing.

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