Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM

Canon’s EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM is a professional workhorse for both cropped and full-frame bodies. Like the model above it enjoys USM focusing, Image Stabilisation and ‘L’ quality, but what makes it really special is the constant f2.8 aperture allowing faster exposures for action shots and delivering nice blurred backgrounds for portraits. This…

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Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM

The EF 70-300mm IS USM also works on both cropped and full-frame bodies, delivering a classic telephoto range. The price may be a lot higher than the model above considering it shares a similar range, but crucially this lens features both USM for quick and quiet focusing, along with Image Stabilisation to iron-out any camera-shake…

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Canon EF 75-300 f4-5.6 III

The EF 75-300mm III is Canon’s most affordable telephoto zoom, and as an EF model it’s also compatible with both cropped and full-frame bodies, although its low price means it’s best-suited to entry-level cameras. The lens delivers a classic telephoto range, which extends to an equivalent of 480mm on a cropped body. There’s no Image…

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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM

Canon’s EF-S 55-250mm is an affordable telephoto zoom designed for owners of mainstream cropped-bodies; as an EF-S model, it’s not compatible with full-frame bodies. The EF-S 55-250mm picks-up where the standard 18-55mm kit lens stops, extending the equivalent coverage to a maximum of 400mm. This is the second edition of the lens which now features…

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Canon EF 85mm f1.8 USM

Canon’s EF 85mm f1.8 USM is an affordable classic portrait lens for both full-frame and cropped bodies. The 85mm focal length allows you to stand a little further away than 50mm models, while accentuating the blurred background effect. The f1.8 aperture is sufficiently large to achieve very blurred backgrounds and the USM focusing is quick…

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