Struggling to fill the frame with a faraway subject? Then it’s time to consider investing in a solid telephoto lens. These special optics have a high level of magnification so your subject appears larger in the viewfinder.
50mm is seen as a ‘standard’ focal length, so anything higher than this is telephoto. Short telephoto lenses are around the 70mm mark on full-frame cameras and these are ideal for close-up portraits. Optics with higher magnifications such as 300mm or even 600mm are great for sports and wildlife. Some have the ability to zoom, such as a 70-200mm, and this is handy for adjusting the level of magnification.