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
Sigma 70-200mm 1:2.8 EX DG OS HSM
Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4-5.6 OIS
Tamron 70-300 f4.0/5.6 VC
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC