Must Have Zoom Lenses for Canon

About Canon Zoom Lenses

Get closer to the action with the best in Zoom Lenses from Canon. Zoom lenses help you capture subjects at a distance you didn’t previously think possible with the use of advanced focal lengths.

They aren’t just designed for capturing the close-up but are also ideal for taking crisp images in their own right. There’s a wide range of Canon zoom lenses at Camera House to suit any camera model! 

Leopard photographed on a Zoom lens

Why a Zoom Lens?

Zoom or telephoto lenses allow you to capture the most distant subjects possible with impressive focal length technology. Zoom photography allows you to take photos with the granular detail of small subjects such as flora and fauna, insects, organisms, and other small subjects. Capture the patterns in dense designs such as leaves, raindrops, moss, or other natural objects to form beautiful and captivating images. 

For the adventurous, capture wildlife from a respective distance in the bush or forests. You won’t miss a shot on the sporting field with fast shutter action from seats in any stadium. With a zoom lens, you can capture minuscule details the human eye can’t see from far distances, beyond what any average lens can capture. 

Our Pick of the Best Canon Zoom Lenses for 2021

There are many excellent lenses to choose from by Canon. Our top Canon zoom lenses for 2021 include:

Read more about each lens below and choose the best zoom lens that suits your needs. Whether you are looking to do sports photography, wildlife photography, landscape photography and everything in between - there is an excellent Canon zoom lend for every purpose!

Canon EFS 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens

Canon EFS 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens

For near-silent and smooth autofocus, perfect for wildlife photography, the Canon EFS 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens delivers.

Built with a seven-bladed aperture diaphragm to increase the quality in out-of-focus areas, your subject will stand out against a perfectly hazy background. The Super Spectra coasting technology helps minimise flare and ghosting in strong light conditions to help you shoot in the midday sun. 

While this isn’t Canon’s top-of-the-line zoom lens, the image quality is good, the price is excellent and the lens is lightweight, making it the perfect choice for photographers starting out in zoom photography. 

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

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

As an affordable lens which doesn’t cut back on quality, the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens is an ideal entry-level lens for photographers starting out with zoom technology.

Equipped with NANO USM technology, the focusing motor combines a ring USM (ultrasonic motor) perfect for high-speed AF during still photo shooting, as well as a lead-screw type STM (stepping motor), for smooth and quiet video autofocusing. You’ll deliver crisp images and videos from afar with this Canon lens.

Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens

It’s never been so easy to take a zoom lens on the go with the compact Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens. Designed to achieve a 70-100mm zoom range, at its shortest the lens measures a compact 146mm. Perfect for travel, this lens is 27% shorter and 28% lighter than its EF equivalent.

The RF 70-200mm f2.8 L IS USM boasts a wide diameter and short back focus of Canon’s RF mount to achieve a constant aperture value of f/2.8. The 5-stop optical stabilization and pro-grade L-series build quality are appealing to create superb image quality with intense sharpness.

While on the upper end of the price range, the super-fast and silent Dual Nono USM autofocus, 5-stop optical image stabilization, a customisable control ring, and pro-grade L-series build make this the perfect upgrade for any experienced zoom photographer. 

Canon RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1L IS USM Lens

This super-telephoto lens has a wonderfully wide zoom range to easily capture sports, nature, documentary photography, and more. Designed with the user in mind, the Canon RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1L IS USM Lens is lightweight to take with you on any adventure you may find yourself on. 

With a 5 stop image stabilizer, you’ll dramatically reduce the appearance of camera shake in your images. In combination with body stabilization on the R5 and R6, you’ll take crisp images every shot. With impressive stabilisation working in harmony with the latest mirrorless full-frame cameras from Canon, this lens is the gold class in Zoom Lenses. 

Ready to Invest in a Quality Canon Lens?

Canon is the industry leader in zoom and telephoto lens technology. Expand your photography skill set and take unique images with the latest in advanced zoom lenses from Canon.  

Take advantage of Camera House’s knowledgeable staff in-store and online and ask them which Zoom Lens is right for you! Check out our shipping information online and enjoy flat-rate delivery Australia-wide, or check out our store locator to visit a Camera House store near you. 

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