Telephoto lens reviews (WYSIWYG)

With a telephoto lens, both with a zoom lens and a lens with a focal vst, gives you a subject closer to you. They are ideally suited unnoticed to create a picture of wildlife but you can also find beautiful scenery pictures with it, because the perspective is pretty compressed. High brightness and built-in image stabilization are major pluses, because it is precisely when lenses with a long focal length increases the chance of camera shake.
The performance of telephoto lenses in the table below are based on "What you see is what you get ( WYSIWYG )", as you save images in the camera as a standard sharpened jpg file, with all the in- camera lens corrections applied (vignetting, distortion, chromatic aberration).

There is another, "Pure and RAW" table with test results based on unsharpened raw files, where no corrections for chromatic aberration, distortion or vignettinge have been applied. These scores approach the intrinsic quality of the combination of lens and test camera.

If a lens is tested on a camera with an APS-C or micro-43 sensor, then the focal lengths have been converted to the equivalent field of view for a camera with a full frame sensor ( mm @ ff ). Because of this conversion, you can compare lenses on cameras with different sensor types. Note thet lens scores are determined by the test camera being used (megapixels , sensor size, jpg conversion).

For a further selection, select at least: lenstype = tele

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 Lens   Score   Sensor   Resol.   CA   Vign.   Vervorm.   Testdatum   Testcamera   Macro   Vast   Superzoom   Fisheye   Groothoek   Standaard   Portret   Tele   Lowlight   Zoom   Filter   Mount   Merknaam   mm-ff 
Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR9.5FF8. D81001000001001NikonNikon500
Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II9.2FF8. D81001000001101NikonNikon300
Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR9.0APS-C8. D720001000001101NikonNikon750
Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR 8.9FF8. D81001000001101NikonNikon400
Nikon AF-S 600 mm f/4E FL ED VR8.9FF8. D81001000001101NikonNikon600
Nikon AF-P 70-300mm F4.5-5.6G VR 8.8FF8. D81000000001012NikonNikon99999
Nikon 300mm f/2.8G ED AF-S VR II8.7APS-C7. D710001000001101NikonNikon450
Nikon AF-S 600 mm f/4E FL ED VR8.7APS-C7. D720001000001101NikonNikon900
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR8.6APS-C7. D560000000001112NikonNikon99999
Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR8.4FF8. D81000000101012NikonNikon 99999
Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR8.4APS-C7. D720000000001012NikonNikon 99999
Nikon 400mm f/2.8E FL ED AF-S VR 8.3APS-C7. D720001000001101NikonNikon600
Olympus 300mm8.2M437. OM-D E-M101000001101Micro-43Olympus600
Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR AF-S Nikkor8.2APS-C7. D520000000101012NikonNikon 99999
Sony 300mm f/2.8 G SSM II (SAL300F28G2)8.1APS-C7. A7701000001101SonyASony450
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG HSM OS Contemporary8.1APS-C7. D720000000001012NikonSigma99999
Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S8.1FF7. D81000000001012NikonNikon99999
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG HSM OS Contemporary8.0FF8. D81000000001012NikonSigma99999
Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR AF-S 7.9FF7. D800E00000001012NikonNikon 99999
Sony 500mm f/4 G SSM 7.8APS-C7. A7701000001101SonyASony750
Metabones Speedbooster + Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG HSM OS Sports7.7M436. OM-D E-M100000001112Micro-43Metabones99999
Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR7.7FF7. D81001000001001NikonNikon300
Panasonic 100-4007.7M436. GX800000001012Micro-43Panasonic99999
Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S7.6APS-C6. D520000000101012NikonNikon99999
Canon EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6L IS USM7.6APS-C7. 650D00000001012Canon Canon99999
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD SP AF7.6FF7. D800E00000001012NikonTamron99999
Sigma 70-200 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO7.6APS-C7. 650D00000001112CanonSigma99999
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X7.6FF7. 1D x00000101012CanonCanon99999
Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6 II POWER OIS LUMIX G VARIO7.5M436. GH500000101012Micro-43Panasonic99999
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG HSM OS Sports7.5FF7. 5D mk300000001012Canon Sigma99999
Canon EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS II USM7.5APS-C7. 760D00000001112Canon Canon99999
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X7.5APS-C7. 650D00000001012CanonCanon99999
Sigma 70-200 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO7.4APS-C6. SD1 Merrill00000101112SigmaSigma99999
Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR7.4APS-C6. D710001000001001NikonNikon450
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports7.4FF7. 5D MK200000011112CanonSigma99999
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports7.4APS-C6. 650D00000001112CanonSigma99999
Canon EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6L IS USM7.4FF7. 5D MK200000001012CanonCanon99999
Samsung 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED OIS II7.3APS-C6. NX100000001012SamsungSamsung99999
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG HSM OS Sports7.3APS-C6. 650D00000001012CanonSigma99999
Tokina AT-X 70-200mm F4 PRO FX VCM-S7.3APS-C6. D710000000001012NikonTokina99999
Panasonic Lumix FZ10007.3CX-1inch6. Lumix FZ10000100001012noPanasonic99999
Sony 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 7.3APS-C6. A7700100001012SonyASony99999
Sony 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G SAL-70300G7.3APS-C6. A7700000001012SonyASony99999
Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR II7.2APS-C6. D710000000101012NikonNikon99999
Sony 70-400 mm f/4-5.6G SAL-70400G7.2APS-C6. A7700100001012SonyASony99999
Panasonic 45-150 mm f/4-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS LUMIX G VARIO7.1M436. OM-D E-M500000001012Micro-43Panasonic99999
Panasonic 45-175 mm f/4-5.6 ASPH POWER OIS LUMIX G X VARIO PZ7.0M435. OM-D E-M500000001012Micro-43Panasonic99999
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD SP AF7.0APS-C6. D710000000001012NikonTamron99999
Sony 75-300 mm f/4.5-5.6 SAL-753007.0APS-C6. A7700000001012SonyASony99999
Nikon 18-300 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR6.9APS-C6. D720000100001012NikonNikon99999
Nikon 1 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Nikkor VR6.9CX-1inch5. V300000001012NikonNikon99999
Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR AF-S 6.9APS-C6. D520000000001012NikonNikon99999
Panasonic 100-300 mm f/4-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS LUMIX G VARIO6.9M436. G3 & GH500000001012Micro-43Panasonic99999
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM 6.9APS-C6. D320000100001012NikonSigma99999
Olympus 75-300 mm f/4.8-6.7 ED M.Zuiko Digital6.8M436. OM-D E-M500000001012Micro-43Olympus99999
Nikon 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX VR II Nikkor6.8APS-C6. D320000100001012NikonNikon99999
Canon EF-S 55-250 mm f/4-5.6 IS II6.8APS-C6. 650D00000001012Canon Canon99999
Nikon AF-S DX 18?300mm f/3.5?6.3G ED VR6.7APS-C6. D720000100001012NikonNikon99999
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD AF6.6APS-C6. 650D00100001012CanonTamron99999
Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary6.5APS-C6. D710000100001012NikonSigma99999
Canon EF-S 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS6.5APS-C6. 650D00100001012CanonCanon99999
Tokina Reflex 300 mm f/6.3 MF Macro6.5M436. OM-D E-M511000001001Micro-43Tokina600
Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary6.1APS-C6. 650D00100001012CanonSigma99999

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