Best Canon Lenses for Wildlife Photography

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 conditions, 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 needs. 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 III USM Lens

Canon EF 600mm f/4L is III USM Lens

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$12,999.00

2. Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens 

Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Super Telephoto Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

3 used from $9,377.00
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$9,377.00 $12,999.00

3. Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens

Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens

3 used from $7,528.00
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$8,999.00

4. Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x

5 used from $7,499.99
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$10,999.00

5. Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens 

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L is USM II Super Telephoto Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras

2 used from $7,928.00
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$7,928.00 $9,999.00

6. Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens 

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM II Super Telephoto Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras

5 used from $5,511.11
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$5,511.11 $6,099.00

7. Canon Extender EF 1.4X III

Canon EF 1.4X III Telephoto Extender for Canon Super Telephoto Lenses

15 used from $339.00
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8. Canon Extender EF 2X III 

Canon EF 2.0X III Telephoto Extender for Canon Super Telephoto Lenses

22 used from $378.00
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$378.00 $429.00

Affordable (Smaller) Canon Wildlife Lenses

9. Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens, Lens Only

14 used from $1,420.00
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$2,399.00

10. Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM UD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras

20 used from $769.01
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$1,349.00

11. Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens 

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Super Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

10 used from $929.99
Last update was on: October 27, 2020 8:56 am
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12. Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Lens

Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Telephoto Fixed Lens for Canon SLR Cameras - 2530A004

12 used from $709.99
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$1,349.00

13. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II Telephoto Zoom Lens USM, Model EF70-200LIS2 - International Version

2 used from $1,364.77
Last update was on: October 27, 2020 8:56 am
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$1,364.77

14. Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens 

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras, Lens Only

25 used from $549.99
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$549.99 $1,199.00

15. Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras, Lens Only

17 used from $489.99
Last update was on: October 27, 2020 8:56 am
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$489.99 $649.00

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