Telephoto Lenses

Telephoto lenses get you closer to your subject, a great solution for photography when physical restraints prevent you from getting nearer. At Canon, we have a wide range of telephoto lenses that can capture what the eye can barely see.

Popular for a wide range of photography genres, our range of Canon telephoto lenses includes options for beginners through to professionals.

Reach far away or small subjects with our new lightweight, compact telephoto zoom lens in Canon RF-S 55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM Lens. With an image stabilizer (4.5 stops) and STM focus motor, achieve steady sharp shots across different genres when paired with an APS-C camera.

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A telephoto lens makes subjects appear closer than they actually are, which is great for when you can’t get close to your subject. This has an artistic purpose as well as a usability one, as it makes the seperation between subject and background clearer.

A Canon telephoto lens offers the creativity you expect from modern telephoto lenses, with wide maximum apertures allowing for daytime through to low-light use, perfect for wildlife and sports photography.

If you are struggling to find out which telephoto lenses you need, check out our How to Read a Canon Lens guide for further information.

View our new super telephoto zoom lens in RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM, ideal for amateur wildlife and sports photographers, enabling them to get closer to their subject.

Browse telephoto lenses by mm - including the popular 200mm, 300mm and 400mm. Bestselling telephoto lenses include the EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM Lens, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens and EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens.