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Telephoto Lenses

Discover the power of our telephoto lenses, designed to bring distant subjects into sharp focus. Ideal for sports, wildlife and action photography, these lenses with longer focal lengths offer the clarity and precision needed to capture every detail from afar.

Browse through Canon's Telephoto Lenses to find your compatible lens

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RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM
Super-telephoto zoom lens
Sports and wildlife
Assignable lens function button
Body price only
RF 100-300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Pro telephoto lens
Sports and wildlife
Constant f/2.8 aperture
Body price only
RF-S 55-210mm f/5-7.1 IS STM
Telephoto lens
Sports and wildlife
Compact and lightweight - 270g
Body price only
RF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
Prime telephoto lens
Sports and wildlife
Shock, dust and drip resistant construction
Body price only
RF 1200mm f/8L IS USM
Prime telephoto lens
Sports and wildlife
Longest telephoto lens in EOS R line-up
Body price only
RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM
Telephoto zoom lens
All rounder, light telephoto lens
Compatible with RF 1.4x and 2x extenders
Body price only
RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
avg. customer rating
Prime telephoto lens
Sports and wildlife
Shock, dust and drip resistant
Body price only
RF 600mm f/4L IS USM
Prime telephoto lens
Sports and wildlife
5.5 stops Image Stabilization
Body price only
RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
avg. customer rating
Telephoto zoom lens
All rounder for stills and videos
Compact and lightweight
Body price only
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Further your knowledge on Telephoto Lenses
Our telephoto lenses offer an expansive view of distant subjects, perfect for capturing everything from wildlife in their natural habitat to athletes in full motion. These lenses are known for their longer focal lengths, providing a narrower field of view to focus on specific details and allowing you to achieve beautiful compression. With options ranging from prime to zoom, each lens is crafted to deliver sharp, high-quality images.
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Why choose Canon Telephoto Lenses

Our telephoto lenses stand out for their exceptional quality and performance. Designed with precision, these lenses offer a blend of sharp focus and beautiful bokeh, making them ideal for sports, wildlife, and portrait photography. Our innovative lens technology ensures fast autofocus and image stabilization, empowering photographers to capture crisp, clear images, even in fast-paced scenarios. With a variety of lenses to choose from, we provides photographers with the tools to achieve their creative vision, ensuring each shot is as stunning as intended. From capturing the intensity of a sports game to the delicate details of birds or animals, our range of telephoto lenses are a reliable choice for photographers seeking excellence in every frame.

Frequently asked questions about Telephoto Lenses
Telephoto lenses, known for their longer focal length, are essential for photographers who want to capture distant subjects with clarity. Whether you're an amateur hobbyist or a professional photographer, our telephoto lenses open new possibilities in photography, allowing you to explore and capture scenes like never before.
  • What is a Telephoto Lens?

    A telephoto lens, designed for long-distance photography, offers a longer focal length than standard lenses. This makes them ideal for capturing distant subjects like wildlife or sports events with high detail and clarity. Our versatile range of telephoto lenses offers focal lengths ranging from 55mm to 1200mm, with the possibility to couple with a lens extender to get even more reach.
  • Do I need a Telephoto Lens?

    If you're interested in photographing subjects that are far away, such as birds, sports, or distant landscapes, a telephoto lens is an excellent choice. It allows you to capture these subjects without physically getting closer and disrupting the action.
  • How does a Telephoto Lens work?

    Telephoto lenses are characterised by a long barrel length which is a design necessary to achieve the extended focal length. The long focal length which is the distance from the lens to the image sensor works by magnifying subjects, making them appear larger and closer in the frame.
  • How to use a Telephoto Lens?

    To effectively use a telephoto lens, stabilise your camera with a tripod to prevent camera shake, especially at high zoom levels. Use a faster shutter speed to capture sharp images and consider a higher ISO in low-light conditions.
  • Is a Telephoto Lens worth it?

    A telephoto lens is a worthwhile investment if your photography involves capturing distant subjects. It's essential for sports, wildlife, and certain types of landscape photography where you need to zoom in from afar. Some urban and street photographers also enjoy having a telephoto lens in their kit as it allows them to shoot with more compression and achieve new perspectives.
Learn more about telephoto photography
Dive into a wealth of resources and blogs on telephoto photography with Canon. Our content offers insights into choosing the right lens, mastering telephoto techniques, and exploring creative possibilities.