The Benjamin Kanarek Blog 2010 Camera Lens Favorites Part 2 Updated

Medium to Long Telephoto Zoom Lenses

In Part 2 of my Lens Favorites, I want to share with you some lens options for when you want to go beyond the Medium Telephoto focal length.  All of the lenses I have chosen effectively go from between 70-100 mm to a maximum of 200 to  400mm in the APSC and 4/3rds format. I call these Medium to Long Telephoto lenses.

The lenses I have mentioned are also very fast (i.e. around f 2.8 maximum aperture) considering their focal range and thus are quite usable under lower than normal lighting conditions, compared to you standard kit lenses out there. These lenses are a wonderful compliment to the lenses I recommended in Part 1 of this series.

I would feel no reluctance what so ever in using most of these fine lenses for professional applications.  So, if you are in the market for something other than your standard kit lens, I suggest you have a look at these.

Olympus Digital Zuiko 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED SWD

Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS II USM

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G ED VR II

Sigma 70-200mm 1:2.8 EX DG OS HSM

Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G

Pentax DA* 50-135 f 2.8

Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4-5.6 OIS

Tokina AF 50-135mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX

Tamron 70-300 f4.0/5.6 VC

Tamron 70-300 f4.0/5.6 VC

Tamron 70-300 f4.0/5.6 VC

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC


Continued in Part 3

About Benjamin Kanarek
Fashion and Beauty Photographer. Some of the magazines I have shot for include: VOGUE (China, Portugal, Brazil, Italia, Paris and South America & Mexico editions), RG VOGUE Brazil, Harper’s BAZAAR (China, en Español & Latin America, Hong Kong, Italy editions), L’Officiel Paris, ELLE (Spain, Portugal and Greece editions), Madame Figaro (France), Cosmopolitan (France and Italy editions), Glamour (France), Votre Beauté, Jardin des Modes, Dépêche Mode, New York Daily News, Fashion District News, New York Times Magazine, W (British edition), WWD, Fashion Magazine (Canada), Flare (Canada), Oyster, Tank, WestEast…