The camera lens you use for aviation photography can make the difference between a great and mediocre shot.
It’s often said that you should buy the best lens you can afford, as it will produce better results regardless of the camera body.
A good lens can also become a long-term part of your kit, lasting through numerous different bodies (as long as you keep the same type! You won’t be able to use a Canon lens on a Nikon body).
With this in mind, if you’re in the market to improve your aviation photography, take a look at these lenses which all come highly approved by spotters, photographers and professional camera users who have been using them to take great pictures of aircraft while out spotting:
Best Canon Lenses
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens for Camera
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM Lens
Canon EF 400 mm f2.8 L IS USM Lens
Sigma 150-600mm 5-6.3 Contemporary DG OS HSM Lens for Canon
Best Nikon Lenses
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Lens
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300 mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Lens
Sigma 50-500 mm F4-6.3 APO DG HSM Optical Stabilised
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
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