Best Telephoto Lenses for Canon DSLR Cameras. Looking for recommended telephoto lenses for Canon DSLR cameras? Here are the top-rated telephoto lenses for Canon DSLRs.

You know, a telephoto lens is a lens whose focal length is longer than the focal length of a standard lens. Today, we’ll concentrate on telephoto prime lenses (including super-telephoto prime lenses) and telephoto zoom lenses to find out the best telephoto lenses for Canon Full Frame DSLR Cameras and APS-C DSLR Cameras.

Below are the best telephoto lenses for Canon DSLRs. All the lists are based on the test results from DxOMark. You can choose the one you need.

Best Telephoto Prime Lenses for Canon Full-Frame DSLRs: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, 5D Mark III, 6D Mark II, 1D X Mark II

Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE 38 Amazon
Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO Planar T* 38 Adorama
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM 35 Amazon
EF 100mm f/2 USM 33 Amazon
Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZE 32 Amazon
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM 31 Amazon
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF 30 Amazon
EF 85mm f/1.8 USM 28 Amazon
Zeiss Planar T 85mm f/1.4 ZE 28 Amazon
Super Telephoto Prime
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM 32 Amazon
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM 30 Amazon
EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM 26 Amazon
EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM 26 Amazon
EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM 25 Amazon
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro 24 Amazon
EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM 22 Amazon
EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM 19 Amazon

Best Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Canon Full-Frame DSLRs: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, 5D Mark III, 6D Mark II, 1D X Mark II

Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM 29 Amazon
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di VC USD 28 Amazon
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 27 Amazon
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Amazon
EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x 24 Amazon
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD 17 Amazon
Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM APO 17 Amazon
EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM 17 Amazon
Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical IF Macro 14 Amazon

 

Best Telephoto Prime Lenses for Canon EOS 80D, 77D, 7D Mark II, Rebel APS-C DSLRs

Lens Price DxOMark Buy Now
Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO Planar T* 24 Adorama
Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE 24 Amazon
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM 22 Amazon
EF 100mm f/2 USM 21 Amazon
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM 20 Amazon
Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZE 20 Amazon
EF 135mm f/2.0L USM 19 Amazon
Zeiss Planar T 85mm f/1.4 ZE 19 Amazon
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF 19 Amazon
Super Telephoto Prime
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM 20 Amazon
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM 19 Amazon
EF 200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 18 Amazon
EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM 17 Amazon
EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM 16 Amazon
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro 15 Amazon
EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM 14 Amazon
EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM 11 Amazon
Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di LD IF Macro 11 Amazon

 

Best Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Canon EOS 80D, 77D, 7D Mark II, Rebel APS-C DSLRs

Lens DxOMark Buy Now
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di VC USD 19 Amazon
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Amazon
Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM APO 19 Amazon
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM 19 Amazon
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 17 Amazon
EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x 15 Amazon
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM 12 Amazon
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II 11 Amazon
EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM 11 Amazon
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD 10 Amazon
Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM APO 10 Amazon
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM 10 Amazon

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