12 Great Lenses for Wildlife Photography

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by Joseph Morganti

Introduction

Every photographer has a specific niche. With a niche comes the necessary gear to fulfill the needs of that niche. In this article, we’re going to look at lenses that are great for wildlife photography. Down below is a list of lenses that will fit either a Sony, Canon, Nikon, Olympus, or Fujifilm camera.

Sony Mount

Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS E-Mount Lens – https://amzn.to/2R9Bj4P

Features:

● Outstanding g lens resolution throughout the zoom range
● 5x ED (extra-low dispersion) glass elements (reduces flare & ghosting)
● Direct Drive Supersonic Wave Motor for fast, quiet, precise focus
● Aspherical lens element dramatically reduces spherical aberration
● Nano AR coating suppresses reflections, flare, and ghosting


Sony 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS – https://amzn.to/2Z4ckDG

Features:

● 35 mm full-frame
● Double-linear and Direct Drive SSM for fast, quiet, precise focus
● Optical SteadyShot image stabilization significantly reduces blur
● Versatile min focus distance of 322’ / 035x max mag. Angle of View (APS-C):16 °-4 °10’2
● 9-blade circular aperture contributes to gorgeous bokeh.Maximum Magnification ratio (x):0.35



Canon Mount

Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 II – https://amzn.to/36BHxAC

Features:

● Rotation-type zoom ring allows for more precise composition and excellent balance when handholding
● Improved zoom torque adjustment ring allows easy setting of zoom tension, Focal Length & Maximum Aperture:100-400mm 1:4.5-5.6, Closest Focusing Distance-3.2 ft. / 0.98m
● New Air Sphere Coating (ASC) helps to significantly reduce backlit flaring and ghosting
● Highly resistant to dust and water, and amazing durability enabling shooting in any condition


Canon 300mm f/2.8 – https://amzn.to/2YY1qzl

Features:

● Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM II Super Telephoto Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras
● Max. Diameter x Length, Weight:5.0 x 9.8 inches, 82.9 oz


Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 – https://amzn.to/34qZ9gZ

Features:

● Maximum Aperture Range: f/3.5-6.3
● One SLD and Four FLD Elements
● Super Multi-Layer Coating
● Hyper Sonic Motor AF System
● Optical Stabilization


Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 G2 – https://amzn.to/2Pvt9UF

Features:

● VC (Vibration Compensation)
● Minimum Focus Distance: 2.7m (106.3in), Focal Length: 150-600 mm
● USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), New eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating
● Moisture-resistant construction. Diaphragm Blades:9
● Advanced Optical Technology. Angle of view: 16°25′-4°8′ Max. Magnification Ratio:1:5



Nikon Mount

Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 – https://amzn.to/35ro4SW

 

Features:

● 500mm of zoom power on FX-format DSLRs; 750millimeter equivalent on DX-format DSLRS, Minimum Focus Distance: 7.2 feet ( 2.2 meter), Focal Length Range: 200 500 millimeter
● Fast f/5.6 constant aperture for beautiful out of focus backgrounds and low light performance
● 4.5 stops of Vibration Reduction with Sports mode.
● AF compatible with optional TC 14E series teleconverters and DSLRs that offer f/8 support. Mount Type: Nikon F Bayonet


Nikon 300mm f/2.8 – https://amzn.to/2Et57DG

Features:

● Fast-aperture f/2.8 NIKKOR Super Telephoto. Wide aperture, professional telephoto performance
● Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization. Vibration Reduction is engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens
● Exclusive Nano Crystal Coat. Further reduces ghosting and internal flare for even greater image clarity
● Three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements. Offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration
● Virtually eliminates coma and other aberrations, promoting image integrity


Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 – https://amzn.to/38NrYaP

Features:

● 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM / C
● Minimum focusing distance: 280 cm/110.2 inches, focal length: 150-600mm. Diaphragm blades: 9
● First hyper-telephoto zoom from the Contemporary line, Dustproof and splash-proof mount, 95mm filter
● Lightweight & compact in construction for higher usability. SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 and TC-2001 are dedicated to Tele Converter lenses, which should be used with only listed lenses. The converter cannot be attached to the camera and lens whose mount is different. Do not use the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER on top of another SIGMA TELE CONVERTER, or any other kinds of converters
● Water and oil-repellent coating on front glass element makes maintenance of the lens surface easier


Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 G2 – https://amzn.to/35v5QQF

Features:

● New FLEX ZOOM LOCK mechanism enables the locking of the zoom ring at any position
● Fluorine Coating and improved Moisture-Resistant Construction; Optical Construction: 21 elements in 13 groups
● Lightweight and easy-to-hold tripod mount is compatible with an Arce-Swiss style quick release plate
● AF speed is faster and much more responsive with moving subjects
● VC performance is 4.5 stops (VC mode 3) and offers three modes optimized for different shooting situations



Olympus Mount

M. Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO – https://amzn.to/35wBeyb

Features:

● World’s most powerful 6-steps of compensation synchronized in-lens and in-body Image Stabilization
● Closest focus of 1.4 meters gives a 0.48X (35mm equivalent) telemacro photography, Focal Length : 300mm
● Splash, Dust, and Freezeproof Design
● Manual focus clutch & Lfn button to instantly switch shooting styles
● Compatible with the MC-14 teleconverter



Fujifilm Mount

Fujifilm XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR – https://amzn.to/35wC6mr

Features:

● X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
● 152-609mm (35mm Equivalent)
● Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/22
● Five ED Elements & One Super ED Element
● Fluorine Coating on Front Element

Conclusion

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