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Top 10 Best Wildlife Photography Lenses

In Wildlife Photography, whether shooting lions in hunting or capturing birds in flight, one of the most important factors in choosing a lens is its focal length. Generally, the longer the lens in focal length, the better the photograph will be. Unlike landscape and portrait photography, where even cheap lens can get great results, wildlife photography pretty much requires high-quality, fast-aperture telephoto optics. This obviously translates to a high price tag, with the lowest end of the spectrum averaging between $500 to $1,500, and the highest-quality / best reach lenses costing as much as $10,000+. I have listed some of the best lenses suitable for Wildlife Photographs.


Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR

If you are looking for mid range wildlife photography lenses, the Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR is the lens you want to get. It is an awesome lens thaty that will get you to 300mm at under $600 USD. In daylight conditions the Nikon 70-300mm VR can overall produce great results, but its performance does suffer in low-light situations – something to be expected from a slow variable aperture zoom lens.

Best Canon Wildlife Photography Lens

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM

The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens has an excellent focal length range that includes the longest focal length found in a Canon zoom lens – 400mm. This long focal length and focal length range combine with very good image and build quality to make the 100-400 one of the most popular serious wildlife lenses Canon sells.

There is a large number of in-the-field wildlife being captured with the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens. 400mm is long enough to reach some of the smaller and more distant critters (including birds). The wide focal length range and long max focal length combined with excellent image quality make the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens a highly versatile and a very popular lens.


Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM

The Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS is a wonderful lens. It’s made mostly of alloy; even its filter threads are metal.The Canon 70-300mm L IS is fatter than most other lenses, and shorter. It just might be Canon’s shortest white lens.

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