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A zoom lens is a camera lens that offers the photographer a range of different focal lengths in a single lens.  Some photographers prefer to zoom with their feet -- move physically closer to the subject. But when you can't do that, a zoom lens gets you closer to the action. At Samy's Camera, you'll find a large selection of zoom lenses for use in long-range photography from top brands like Canon, Nikon, Sony, Sigma, Tamron, and more. We even have zoom lenses for the iPhone, so you can get the most out of your phone's camera.

A camera zoom lens offers a range of focal lengths to provide versatility for everything from wildlife and sports to nature photography. Because you can shoot at different focal lengths with one lens, you may even be able to carry fewer camera lenses with you and reduce the weight of the camera gear you have to tote around. Shop zoom lenses at Samy's camera and get close to the action today!

What Is a Zoom Lens vs a Prime Lens?

Zoom lenses simply offer varying focal lengths, while a prime lens has a single, fixed focal point. Because they have fewer moving parts, prime lenses have traditionally been considered to produce sharper images. However, zoom lens technology has come a long way and is constantly improving. Today you can find extremely sharp professional zoom lenses and power zoom lenses that rival the image quality of prime lenses. Ultimately, the most important thing to consider is your photography goal -- if you need a variety of focal lengths, you either need a zoom lens or multiple prime lenses.

Is a Zoom Lens the Same as a Telephoto Lens?

Zoom lenses are unique in that they can focus at a variety of focal lengths. Telephoto lenses, on the other hand, are lenses that boast a focal length of 60mm or more and may be either prime or zoom lenses. Though amateurs tend to confuse the two lens types, not all zoom lenses magnify the image enough to be considered telephoto.

MFG# SEL2070G
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Extend the range of the standard zoom lens to 20mm for wide field of view required to include yourself, your friends and the background with G series resolution and naturally rendered bokeh. Fast, precise, silent autofocus together and advanced optics provide peak performance for stills and video.

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The Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens for Leica L is a high-power ultra-telephoto zoom lens exclusively for full-frame mirrorless cameras with a unique 10x focal length. The latest optical design delivers high optical performance throughout the entire zoom range, even with 10x zoom,
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MFG# 732965
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The Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens for Sony E is a high-power ultra-telephoto zoom lens exclusively for full-frame mirrorless cameras with a unique 10x focal length. The latest optical design delivers high optical performance throughout the entire zoom range, even with 10x zoom,
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MFG# HES12035
Samy's Part# S-076439
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The Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-35mm f/2.8 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens is comprised of fourteen lens elements in nine groups including four aspherical lenses, one UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lens and one UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index) to achieve high optical performance. The Glass
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MFG# 3680C002
Samy's Part# S-064031
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Experience the possibilities with the Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens. Designed for the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera system, this compact L-series lens combines a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture with a standard focal length zoom range, making it a versatile, all-purpose lens for all types of photography
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MFG# SEL2470GM2
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The full force of Sony's latest lens technology brings stunning G Master resolution and exquisite bokeh together in the world's lightest Full Frame F2.8 constant aperture Standard Zoom lens. With significantly evolved AF performance, the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens can deliver the full po
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MFG# 2965C002
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The Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM Lens is an incredibly bright L series zoom lens designed to bring unparalleled performance to Canon's EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera system. Stellar image quality is delivered from corner to corner thanks to the combination of a large 54mm diameter mount and short
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MFG# SEL70200GM2
Samy's Part# S-071751
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The full force of Sony's latest lens technology brings stunning G Master resolution and exquisite bokeh together in the world's lightest large-aperture telephoto zoom lens. With significantly evolved AF performance, the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens can deliver the full potential of today's
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MFG# AFA058S700
Samy's Part# S-071620
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The Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E is a zoom lens that covers the range from wide-angle (35mm) through telephoto (150mm) and is ideal for travel photography. It is the first zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras to have a maximum wide-open aperture of F2.
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MFG# 3792C002
Samy's Part# S-064762
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Designed to complement the EOS R system, this impressive L-series lens offers a long telephoto zoom focal length that
transports you closer to faraway subjects. As Canon’s lightest and shortest 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens is engineered to travel with you, offering...
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MFG# 4112C002
Samy's Part# S-066992
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The Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens delivers a superb combination of cutting-edge performance, compact construction and brilliant resolving power specifically designed for the EOS R system. The versatile range of 100mm to 500mm is ideal for sports, wildlife, and even aviation photography while mai...
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MFG# 5175B002
Samy's Part# S-012233
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Meeting the ever-increasing demands on image quality that digital photography brings, the redesigned Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Zoom Lens is the latest update to the acclaimed L-Series of EF optics, re-establishing a new standard for superb optics, high-end durable construction and per...
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MFG# 20106
Samy's Part# S-071933
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The Nikon NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S Lens brings a super telephoto zoom range that's 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
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MFG# 3682C002
Samy's Part# S-064030
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Expand your field of view with the Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens. This wide-angle, L-series lens is a dynamic addition to the EOS R series line-up, offering a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture and 15-35mm focal length that helps capture landscapes, architecture and other wide-angled subjects in full view.
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MFG# 20105
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Go from 24mm wide angle views to 120mm telephoto close-ups and everything in between with spectacular image quality. The Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S Lens brings a versatile all-purpose zoom range together with premium S-Line optics, a constant f/4 aperture, close focusing, robust weather-sealing and
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MFG# 20063
Samy's Part# S-048800
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For years, Nikon's 70-200 f/2.8 lens has been the benchmark for fast telephoto zoom lenses, unrivaled for low-light, sports, wildlife, concerts, weddings, portraits and everyday shooting. This new version takes that legendary performance to the next level with the same jaw-dropping image quality that...
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MFG# 20091
Samy's Part# S-065579
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The highly-desirable Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Lens has come to the Z series. Sports, concerts, weddings, wildlife, portraiture and so much more—all with the incredible low light performance of an f/2.8 made only better by the optically superior Z mount. Optical advancements including
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MFG# 4318C002
Samy's Part# S-067913
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The Canon RF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM Lens is a telephoto zoom lens delivering impressive image quality along with superb mobility as our shortest and lightest 70-200mm f/4 lens to date. Designed for the EOS R System, this lens takes advantage of the large diameter mount and short back focus distance
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MFG# 16666868
Samy's Part# S-068615
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The Fujifilm XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens makes it easy to take super telephoto photography with you on your greatest adventures and create images that convey the true excitement and awe of the experience. This remarkably versatile X Series zoom lens offers an equivalent focal range of 107-457mm and a minimum close...
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MFG# 578965
Samy's Part# S-065077
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The Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E is a large-aperture standard zoom for full-frame mirrorless camera systems and is available in Sony E-mount and L-mount. The Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 offers best-in-class performance due to a sophisticated optical design that delivers high resolution

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MFG# SEL2470GM
Samy's Part# S-043782
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The Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens is the ultimate choice for professional portrait, travel and event photographers seeking the highest possible optical performance. The XA element reduces aberration and delivers the ultimate resolution throughout the entire zoom range and aperture range, as well...
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MFG# 3044C002
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A professional standard refined. The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens delivers outstanding performance and optics to help you reach new heights in high-level creative imaging. The lens's constant f/2.8 maximum aperture enables fast shutter speeds and beautiful background blur across its
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MFG# 4857C002
Samy's Part# S-070367
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Providing the ultimate combination of ultra wide-angle, L-series optics and compact construction, the Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens is an incredible complement to an EOS R series camera. This lens offers up to 5.5 stops of shake correction for sharp images (up to 7 stops of correction when used
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MFG# SEL24105G2
Samy's Part# S-064698
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Designed for versatility, the Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens
 is a wide-angle to short-telephoto zoom designed for E-mount mirrorless cameras. Complementing the useful range of focal lengths is a constant f/4 maximum aperture, which maintains consistent performance throughout the zoom range and...
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MFG# SEL100400GM
Samy's Part# S-051609
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The first super-telephoto zoom in Sony’s flagship G Master series covers a versatile 100 mm to 400 mm range. With extraordinary resolution and fast, precise autofocus it lets you capture distant action with outstanding quality and immediacy. In addition to world-class image quality, this fine...
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MFG# 20107
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A fast f/2.8 constant aperture. Brilliant low light capabilities. Vast depth of field control. Versatile zoom range. Macro-style close focusing. Fast, near-silent autofocus. All in a delightfully lightweight lens that's as inspiring for full-frame stills as it is for videos. The next level is
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MFG# 3450C002
Samy's Part# S-064761
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Take stunning portraits that showcase beautifully smooth, eye-catching bokeh with the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM DS Lens
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MFG# AFA063S700
Samy's Part# S-071624
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The Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens for Sony E is the successor of the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036), a popular zoom lens that has earned high evaluation worldwide. It reflects the fruits of continuous evolution and customer-focused refinement. Retaining the well-received compact size of its...
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MFG# 20052
Samy's Part# S-040443
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The AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR improves upon nearly every aspect of its acclaimed predecessor—sharpness, speed, consistency, control and durability plus Vibration Reduction image stabilization technology—and the results are stunning.  A truly versatile wide-angle to short telephoto lens...
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MFG# 730954
Samy's Part# S-059238
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Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens for Canon EF is the world’s first 10x optical zoom telephoto lens with a tele end of 600mm. Incorporating 25 elements in 19 groups, excellent and consistent image quality can be achieved throughout the entire zoom range. This lens’ intelligent...
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MFG# 9524B002
Samy's Part# S-035549
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The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens delivers a superb combination of cutting-edge performance, compact construction and brilliant resolving power that’s great for sports and wildlife photography. The lens features one fluorite and one super UD element to help provide impressive contrast...
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MFG# AFA057S700
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The Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD Lens for Sony E is TAMRON's first ultra-telephoto zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras that reaches the 500mm focal length and when used on APS-C mirrorless format cameras, the zoom range is an approximate 225-750mm full-frame equivalent. Even when e...
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MFG# AFA067S700
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An ultra-telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras with added versatility that starts at 50mm and delivers an 8x zoom ratio. The Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD Lens for Sony E is the unprecedented, next-level ultra-telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame

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MFG# 1380C002
Samy's Part# S-047484
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For incredible versatility, the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens has been redesigned to deliver superb L-series optical performance that pairs smoothly with the high-resolution, full-frame sensors of SLR cameras. Featuring a zoom range of 24-105mm and a constant f/4 aperture, the EF 24-105mm...
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MFG# 210101
Samy's Part# S-026401
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Truly revolutionary, the Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8 DC HSM Lens for Canon Cameras is the first wide-angle to standard zoom lens to achieve a large aperture of 1.8. Designed specifically for APS-C sized sensors, the Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 translates to 27mm-52.5mm on 35mm camera.

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Samy's Part# S-071306
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The Fujifilm GF 35-70mm f/4.5-5.6 WR Lens provides the perfect gateway to the capabilities and possibilities of the large format GFX System. Engineered for discerning stills and video users, this weather-resistant optic is the latest in a long line of lenses renowned for optical excellence; ready for anything, whatever...
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A zoom lens is a camera lens that offers the photographer a range of different focal lengths in a single lens.  Some photographers prefer to zoom with their feet -- move physically closer to the subject. But when you can't do that, a zoom lens gets you closer to the action. At Samy's Camera, you'll find a large selection of zoom lenses for use in long-range photography from top brands like Canon, Nikon, Sony, Sigma, Tamron, and more. We even have zoom lenses for the iPhone, so you can get the most out of your phone's camera.

A camera zoom lens offers a range of focal lengths to provide versatility for everything from wildlife and sports to nature photography. Because you can shoot at different focal lengths with one lens, you may even be able to carry fewer camera lenses with you and reduce the weight of the camera gear you have to tote around. Shop zoom lenses at Samy's camera and get close to the action today!

What Is a Zoom Lens vs a Prime Lens?

Zoom lenses simply offer varying focal lengths, while a prime lens has a single, fixed focal point. Because they have fewer moving parts, prime lenses have traditionally been considered to produce sharper images. However, zoom lens technology has come a long way and is constantly improving. Today you can find extremely sharp professional zoom lenses and power zoom lenses that rival the image quality of prime lenses. Ultimately, the most important thing to consider is your photography goal -- if you need a variety of focal lengths, you either need a zoom lens or multiple prime lenses.

Is a Zoom Lens the Same as a Telephoto Lens?

Zoom lenses are unique in that they can focus at a variety of focal lengths. Telephoto lenses, on the other hand, are lenses that boast a focal length of 60mm or more and may be either prime or zoom lenses. Though amateurs tend to confuse the two lens types, not all zoom lenses magnify the image enough to be considered telephoto.

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