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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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# 20111
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When every detail counts, the Nikon NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S Lens is a photographer's most trusted ally. Its unparalleled reach transports you right into the heart of the scene, allowing split-second captures for the most fleeting of moments. With its blazing f/2.8 aperture, you won’t miss

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MFG# 5054C002
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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
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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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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
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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# SEL400F28GM
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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
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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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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
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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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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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When photographing birds, wildlife, sports or action, mobility can make the difference between nailing the shot or missing it altogether. The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR Lens is a fraction of the size of most full-frame 500mm lenses, freeing you to be as nimble as your subjects.

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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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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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The state-of-the-art 
Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports Lens for Leica L achieves unmatched image quality in an astonishingly compact and portable design weighing just over 2 pounds. Enthusiast and professional photographers will marvel at its advanced capabilities for freezing high speed action....
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The state-of-the-art Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports Lens for Sony E achieves unmatched image quality in an astonishingly compact and portable design weighing just over 2 pounds. Enthusiast and professional photographers will marvel at its advanced capabilities for freezing high speed action....
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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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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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The Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S Lens to elevate pros shooting portraiture, weddings, maternity, high fashion and boudoir. A fast f/1.2 aperture that combines breathtaking realism with dreamlike depth. Backgrounds that melt away into a soft bokeh. Beautifully flattering compression. Reliable mu
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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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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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The 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, the Fujifilm Fujifilm XF 150-600mm f/5.6-8 R LM OIS WR Lens provides an impressive
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The Fujifilm GF 100-200mm f/5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens is the newest addition to the GF family of lenses and combines rugged construction with high performance optics to create an incredibly versatile lens, perfect for capturing nature, landscapes, or portraits. Featuring powerful image stabilization,...
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The Nikon 300mm f/4 prime lens is capable of changing the way pro and serious enthusiasts shoot. At just 147.5mm long and 755g-over 30% shorter and 1.5lbs lighter than its predecessor-the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR is the world's lightest 300mm full-frame AF lens. (As of January 5, 2015....
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The Fujifilm XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens is a weather-sealed, superior telephoto lens that gives photographers exceptionally sharp images with a 152mm-609mm equivalent in 35mm format. The high-performance XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR has an optical construction of 21 elements in...
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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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With a superb combination of optics, performance, advanced features and a durable design, the Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Lens is an outstanding L-series medium-telephoto lens. As Canon's first 85mm L-series lens with IS capability, it has an advanced optical formula with a large-diameter ...
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The Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Lens is a superb creative tool that offers outstanding G Master resolution plus innovative STF (Smooth Trans Focus) optics for magnificent bokeh. It features fast, precise, quiet DDSSM autofocus, and close-up capability up to 0.25x magnification. Built-in Optical...
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Wherever your passion lies, the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR outstanding super telephoto zoom can bring it into focus. Capture and share stunning views of birds, wildlife, motorsports, athletes, performers, landmarks and other faraway subjects. A fast f/5.6 constant aperture gives your...
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The Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E Mount is a portrait-length, short telephoto lens featuring a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture for greater focus control and enhanced low-light shooting. It has eleven lens elements in eight groups and draws on the ZEISS Distagon optical design. Pairing the...
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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.

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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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