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CANONRF 24-240MM F/4-6.3 IS USM

FUJIFILMXF18-135MM F/3.5-5.6 R LMOISWR

A great all-rounder for the Fujifilm X Series with a really useful focal length range and lengthy features list that includes a 5EV benefit IS mechanism, four aspherical and two ED elements for a leading-edge optical performance, plus a weather-resistant build.

With a near-silent Nano USM autofocus motor, an integral IS system offering up to 5EV benefit and full-time manual focus, this 10x zoom lens is a must for Canon EOS R users wanting portability without comprising photo potential.

If the idea of a superzoom appeals, here’s a few of the leading models to check out Superzooms buyers’ guide

SPECS

SPECS

›  Price £659 ›  Format APS-C, 35mm format equivalent 27-206mm ›  Mount Fujifilm X ›  Filter size 67mm ›  Minimum focus 45cm ›  Dimensions (dxl) 75.7x97.8mm ›  Weight 490g Contact fujifilm.eu/uk

›  Price £899 ›  Format 35mm full-frame ›  Mount Canon EOS R ›  Filter size 72mm ›  Minimum focus 50cm ›  Dimensions (dxl) 80.4x122.5mm ›  Weight 750g Contact canon.co.uk

NIKONZ 24-200MM F/4-6.3VR

OLYMPUSM.ZUIKODIGITAL ED 12-200MMF/3.5-6.3 A remarkable superzoom with a really useful wide 24mm (35mm equivalent) starting point, which extends to an incredibly handy 400mm long end for filling the frame with distant subjects. Dust, splash and freezeproof, too.

PANASONIC 14-140MM F/3.5-5.6 II GVARIOASPH POWEROIS Panasonic’s latest version of its popular 14-140mm features dust and splash resistance, and this superzoom with Power OIS is a very compact lens for the focal length range on offer.

A high-performing lens for Nikon Z cameras with a great focal length range. Aspherical and ED lens elements deliver a fine optical performance and minimal distortion, and Nikon’s Arneo lens coating defeats flare and ensures crisp, contrast-free images.

SPECS

SPECS

SPECS

›  Price £849 ›  Format 35mm full-frame ›  Mount Nikon Z ›  Filter size 67mm ›  Minimum focus 50cm at 24mm, 70cm at 200mm ›  Dimensions (dxl) 76.5x114mm ›  Weight 570g Contact nikon.co.uk

›  Price £729 ›  Format Micro Four Thirds, 35mm format equivalent 24-400mm ›  Mount Micro Four Thirds ›  Filter size 72mm ›  Minimum focus 22cm ›  Dimensions (dxl) 77.5x99.7mm ›  Weight 455g Contact olympus.co.uk

›  Price £619 ›  Format Micro Four Thirds, 35mm format equivalent 28-280mm ›  Mount Micro Four Thirds ›  Filter size 58mm ›  Minimum focus 30cm ›  Dimensions (dxl) 67x75mm ›  Weight 265g Contact panasonic.co.uk

SIGMA 18-300MMF/3.5-6.3 DCMACROOS HSM Sigma DC lenses are designed for APS-C format cameras, and while this superzoom has been around for quite a while, it’s still a good option with its lightweight build and potential.

SONY FE 24-240MM F/3.5-6.3OSS

TAMRON28-200MMF/2.8- 5.6DI III RXD Tamron’s latest superzoom, designed for Sony cameras, notched up a world’s first with its f/2.8 speed at the 28mm setting. At this setting, this lens can focus as close as 19cm, too, for impressive close-up shots.

Suitable for Sony full-frame and APS-C format cameras, this lens features OSS (Optical SteadyShot), a dust- and a moisture-resistant build and has one ED and five aspherical glass elements to help give a quality optical performance through its range.

SPECS

SPECS

SPECS

›  Price £369 ›  Format APS-C (27-450mm, 35mm equivalent) ›  Mounts Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax, Sigma, Sony A ›  Filter size 72mm ›  Minimum focus 39cm ›  Dimensions (dxl) 79x101.5mm ›  Weight 585g Contact sigma-imaging-uk.com

›  Price £799 ›  Format 35mm full-frame ›  Mounts Sony E ›  Filter size 67mm ›  Minimum focus 19cm at 28mm, 80cm at 200mm ›  Dimensions (dxl) 74x117mm ›  Weight 575g Contact tamron.eu/uk

›  Price £689 › F ormat 35mm full-frame/APS-C ›  Mount Sony E (36-360mm 35mm equivalent when used on Sony A cameras) ›  Filter size 72mm ›  Minimum focus 50-80cm ›  Dimensions (dxl) 81x119mm ›  Weight 780g Contact sony.co.uk

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