Top Canon telephoto lens

Best Zoom lens for Canon DSLR

The top zoom lenses for your Canon APS-C DSLR are listed below categorized by which lens provides the best value for money and the ideal choice without budget considerations.


Telephoto Lens

Value option

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM should be the perfect choice for zoom lens with good optics and solid Value for Canon APS-C DSLR cameras. It can meet your long range photo taking requirement and also provide good value at $299. Autofocusing is fast with the new STM motor and this lens comes with Image Stabilization which means you can take better pictures in low light than a comparable lens with no Image Stabilization.

Ideal option

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

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

The EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM is the ideal telephoto option  for Canon APS-C DSLR cameras with sharp optics and fast autofocusing  for capturing fast action at different focal lengths. This lens will give you longer reach than the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM and also faster auto-focusing and better build quality which the 55-250mm cannot match and also whenever you make the shift from APS-C DSLR to Full-Frame this lens will still serve you on your new Full frame camera as the 70-300mm is an EF lens which means it is actually a Full frame lens which is compatible and works perfectly well on APS-C DSLR’s on the other hand EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM  is strictly meant for only APS-C DSLR’s and not Full-Frame Cameras. 

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