A Telephoto zoom lens is probably the next lens you’ll look to buy once you’ve got your DSLR, and its easy to see why.
Telephoto lenses are great at making distant objects fill your frame, allowing you to add real impact to your shots, but they can be equally useful for capturing closer subjects. With long focal lengths comes a shorter depth of field and creamier background bokeh blur, which is just the ticket for isolating a nearby object of interest.
Telephoto zooms can be picked up at relatively low prices and often have a decent zoom range like 70-300mm. However, you’ll need to up your budget to get something with a wide aperture that stays constant throughout the lens’s focal range – this gives you much more flexibility when you’re shooting in low light and generally means better image quality too.
Optical image stabilisation is practically a must-have when using telephoto lenses
Fast, near-silent autofocus systems are worth paying for because they make the lens smoother to use, while fancy glass elements reduce aberrations like distortion and color fringing, and weather sealing protects your lens in bad weather. Optical image stabilisation is practically a must-have when using telephoto lenses, and you …read more