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Best Canon EOS Zoom Lenses – Comparison and Reviews

February 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Canon DSLR Lenses, Digital SLR

Canon SLR Zoom Lenses – This is a roundup of Canon EF and EF-S zoom lenses. Normal, Wide Angle, Telephoto and Super Telephoto. Unlike prime lenses, which have a fixed focal length, zoom lenses can give you a range, from wide angle to extreme telephoto. Find the best lenses for your Canon DSLR. The Canon EF-S lenses are specifically designed for APS-C SLRs such as the Canon Rebel Series XT, XTi, XS, XSI, T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4i, T5i, SL1 and the EOS 7D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D and others. Canon EF lenses can be used with any Canon digital SLR. These lenses are offered at Deep Discount Prices from Amazon and other top rated vendors. Also see our Canon EOS Prime (fixed) Lens Page (fixed focal length lenses).

Canon Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lenses

Canon EF
16-35mm
Canon EF
17-40mm
Canon EF-S
10-22mm
Canon EF-S
15-85mm
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16-35mm
f/2.8L II USM
Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens
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17-40mm
f/4L USM
Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens
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10-22mm
f/3.5-4.5 USM
Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens
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15-85mm
f/3.5-5.6 IS USM UD
Wide Angle
Zoom Lens

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Canon Wide/Standard Zoom Lenses

Canon EF-S
17-55mm
Canon EF-S 18-55mm Canon EF 24-70mm

Canon EF-S 17-85mm
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17-55mm
f/2.8 IS USM
Standard Zoom Lens
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18-55mm
f/3.5-5.6 IS
Standard Zoom Lens
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24-70mm
f/2.8L II USM
Standard Zoom Lens
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17-85mm
f/4-5.6 IS USM
Standard Zoom Lens
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Canon Wide/Standard/Telephoto Zoom Lenses

Canon EF 24-105mm Canon EF-S 18-135mm Canon EF 28-135mm Canon EF-S 18-200mm
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24-105mm
f/4 L IS USM
Standard Zoom Lens
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18-135mm
f/3.5-5.6 IS UD
Standard Zoom Lens
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28-135mm
f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Standard Zoom Lens
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18-200mm
f/3.5-5.6 IS
Standard Zoom Lens
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Canon Telephoto Zoom Lenses

Canon EF-S 55-250mm Canon EF 70-200mm Canon EF 70-200mm Canon EF 70-200mm
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55-250mm
f/4.0-5.6 IS
Telephoto Zoom Lens
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70-200mm
f/4L USM
Telephoto Zoom Lens
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70-200mm
f/4 L IS USM
Telephoto Zoom Lens
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70-200mm
f/2.8L II IS USM
Telephoto Zoom Lens
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More Canon Telephoto Zoom Lenses

Canon EF 70-200mm Canon EF 70-300mm Canon EF 70-300mm Canon EF 75-300mm
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70-200mm
f/2.8L IS USM
Telephoto Zoom Lens
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70-300mm
f/4-5.6 IS USM
Telephoto Zoom Lens
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70-300mm
f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
Telephoto Zoom Lens
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75-300mm
f/4-5.6 III
Telephoto Zoom Lens
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More Canon Telephoto Zoom Lenses

Canon EF
28-300mm
Canon EF
100-400mm
Sigma
120-400mm
Sigma
50-500mm
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28-300mm
f3.5-5.6L IS USM
Telephoto Zoom Lens
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100-400mm
f4.5-5.6L IS USM
Telephoto Zoom Lens
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120-400mm
f/4.5-5.6 AF APO DG OS HSM
Telephoto Zoom Lens
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50-500mm
f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM SLD
Telephoto Zoom Lens
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Glossary of Terms

Canon EF-S Lenses = were specifically designed for Digital SLRs with APS-C sized imagers (not full frame). These include: Digital Rebels XT, XTi, XS, XSi, T1i, T2i, T3i, T4i and Canon EOS 7d, 20d, 30d, 40d, 50d and 60d. SLRs with APS-C size imagers have a conversion factor of 1.6 applied to the lens focal length.

APS-C Imager = This imager is smaller than a Full Frame imager. Lenses used on SLRs with APS-C imagers have a focal length about 1.6x that of full frame imagers. This means that the telephoto end of the lens will be greater. New digital lenses have been developed for these type of SLRs.
Full Frame Imager = This means that the imaging sensor is the same size as 35mm film. 35mm lenses will operate on these DSLRs with the same focal lengths as they do on 35mm film cameras.
IS = This denotes that this lens has built-in image stabilization to negate vibration and camera shake that can make pictures blurry. This is especially important with telephoto lenses where camera shake is magnified.
USM = This lens has an Ultrasonic Motor – This is a special type of motor within a modern autofocus canon lens that allows for extremely quick focus shifts with very little sound. (Non USM lenses can be slow and noisy).
Canon L Lens = If you see a capital “L” in the lens description (such as f4L, f4 L, f/2.8L for example) it signifies that this lens is part of the L Series which incorporates superior lens construction and USM for quiet, high-speed autofocusing. These are superior lenses.


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