Best Canon Lenses for Wildlife Photography. Searching for the best lenses for wildlife photography with your Canon cameras? Here are the top recommended Canon wildlife lenses.
For wildlife photography, two factors are paramount: reach and speed. A lens that gets up close yet allows you to keep your distance, and lenses that focus quickly and transmit enough light to allow for very fast shutter speeds. So you need your lens to be fast and long. As you know, the cost of going beyond 400mm (with good image quality) is high, but a longer-than-400mm lens is usually desired for wildlife photography. So, in wildlife photography it is important to invest in nice lenses, especially with telephoto. Lenses hold their value extremely well.
In addition, the lens performance in low light condition, cold weather (weather-sealed) are also very important for wildlife photography.
I try to include both Ultimate Canon Wildlife Lenses (high end) and affordable / smaller Canon wildlife lenses (the most bang for your buck) at a variety of focal lengths. The Ultimate Canon Wildlife Lenses are the best of the best. If you are a professional shooter, or you really care about the image quality of your wildlife photos, these lenses will meet your need. If you are full of enthusiasm, but can not afford the cost, you can choose the affordable Canon wildlife lenses with great image quality.
See all my friendly recommendations below.
The Ultimate Canon Wildlife Lenses (High End)
1. Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Lens Amazon
2. Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens Amazon
3. Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens Amazon
4. Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Amazon
5. Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Amazon
6. Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Amazon
7. Canon Extender EF 1.4X III Amazon
8. Canon Extender EF 2X III Amazon
Affordable (Smaller) Canon Wildlife Lenses
1. Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Amazon
2. Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Amazon
3. Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Amazon
4. Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Lens Amazon
5. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Amazon
6. Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens Amazon
7. Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens Amazon