Top 20 Best 55Mm Telephoto Lens Reviews & Comparison [Ultimate Guide]

The future of the best 55mm telephoto lens is here, and we’ve got all the best picks for 2024. We have compiled 40630 reviews from top experts that led us to these 20 devices on the list.

The Best 55Mm Telephoto Lens Deals This Week: 

Bestseller No. 1
NEEWER 55mm Lens and Filter Set: Wide Angle/2.2X Telephoto Additional Lens for 18mm-85mm APS-C Lens, (+1+2+4+10) Close Up Macro/ND/UV/CPL/FLD Filters for Camera Lens with ⌀55mm Thread
  • 【55mm Filter Accessories】This lens kit is an essential addition to your photography toolbox with a 0.43x wide angle lens, a 2.2x telephoto lens, UV/CPL/FLD filters, a set of neutral density(ND2/4/8) filters, close up filters (+1/+2/+4/+10), tulip lens hood, collapsible rubber lens hood, lens cap, safety tethers, filter pouch, and a lens cleaning kit included. Compatible with Canon Nikon Olympus Panasonic Fujifilm ⌀55mm lens
  • 【Various Focal Length Enabled】Enjoy greater flexibility in controlling focal length with the additional lenses included. The wide angle lens offers a shorter focal length of 0.43x for a wider field of view to capture vast landscapes, while the 2.2x telephoto lens offers a longer focal length to magnify distant subjects and capture more detail. Compatible with Nikon AF-P DX 18-55mm lens and Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS II STM Lens for APS-C cameras with an 18mm-85mm focal length range
  • 【Close up Filters for Macro Photography】Macro close up filters magnify your filming subject, such as flowers, insects, and coins, by +1, +2, +4, or +10 times to capture more details, well suited for macro photography. Please note that it is not supported to stack different close up filters for use
  • 【Balanced Exposure with ND Filters】Neutral density filters reduce the amount of light entering the camera sensor by various degrees: ND2 by 1 stop, ND4 by 2 stops, and ND8 by 3 stops, to achieve balanced exposure across images under different light conditions. These ND filters also make long exposure shots possible by slowing shutter speed.
  • 【Light Control with CPL/UV/FLD Filter】Use the CPL filter to reduce unwanted reflections from water, foliage, glass windows, and other nonmetallic surfaces. Apply the UV filter to block ultraviolet rays and protect your lens. A FLD fluorescent filter is also included to eliminate fluorescent or "greenish" tones from photos for superior optical clarity. Two lens hoods effectively block strong sunlight
SaleBestseller No. 2
High-Power 500mm/1000mm f/8 Manual Telephoto Lens for Canon EOS 80D, 90D, Rebel T3, T3i, T5, T5i, T6i, T6s, T7, T7I, T8I, SL3, 60D, 70D, 5D, EOS5D IV, 6D II, 7D II SLR Cameras
  • Compatible with the following cameras - Canon Digital EOS Rebel T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4i, T5, T5i, T6, T6i, T6s, T7, T7i, T7s, T8i, SL1, SL2, SL3, EOS 60D, EOS 70D, EOS 77D, EOS 80D, EOS 90D, EOS 50D, EOS 40D, EOS 30D, EOS 5D, EOS1D, EOS5D III, EOS 5D IV, EOS 5Ds, EOS 6D, EOS 6D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Cameras
  • High-power 500mm telephoto focal length - Includes T-mount adapter for digital and 35mm Canon EOS SLR cameras
  • High index, low-dispersion multi-coated optical glass to reduce flare
  • 2X Teleconverter doubles the power of your lens to 1000mm.
  • Filter thread: 67mm
SaleBestseller No. 4
Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR [Vibration Reduction] Nikkor Zoom Lens Bulk packaging (White box, New)
  • 55-200mm zoom Nikon lens with f/4-5.6 maximum aperture for Nikon digital SLR cameras
  • 2 extra-low-dispersion (ED) glass elements for minimized chromatic aberration and superior optics
  • Silent Wave Motor produces quick and quiet high-speed autofocusing; weighs 9 ounces
  • Measures 2.7 inches in diameter and 3.1 inches long; 1-year warranty
  • White box(bulk packaging)
Bestseller No. 5
Ultimaxx 55MM Complete Lens Filter Accessory Kit with 55MM 2.2X Telephoto, 43x Wide Angle/Macro Lenses, 4PC Close Up Filter Set & More Designed for All DSLR Cameras
  • KIT INCLUDES: Ultimaxx 2.2x Telephoto Lens Attachment + .43x Wide-Angle Lens Attachment with Detachable Macro + 4PC Close Up Filter Set + 3PC Filter Kit (UV-CPL-FL-D) + Filter Carry Pouches + Tulip Flower Lens Hood + Lens Cap w/ Lens Cap Keeper + Lens Cleaning Pen + Microfiber Lens Cleaning Cloth
  • NOTE: This kit is compatible with all 55mm lenses. Please verify your camera's lens thread size before ordering. Your camera's lens thread size will be marked somewhere on the lens barrel or printed underneath your lens cap. This number is always preceded by a "Ø" (diameter) symbol. For example: Ø55 = 55mm lens thread size.
Bestseller No. 6
Ultra Deluxe Lens Kit for Canon Rebel T3, T5, T5i, T6, T6i, T7i, EOS 80D, EOS 77D Cameras with Canon EF-S 18-55mm is II STM Lens - Includes: 7pc 58mm Filter Set + 58mm Wide Angle and Telephoto Lens
  • Comprehensive Gear – This 58mm lens kit for Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS II STM is a comprehensive equipment set essential for photographers. It bundles a vast array of professional tools into one convenient package, including 43x Wide Angle Lens, 2.2X Telephoto Lens, 3pc Filter Kit, 4pc Close Up Filters, Tulip Lens Hood, Soft Lens Hood, Lens Cap, and Cap Keeper.
  • Wide Angle and Telephoto Lens – With its 0.43x wide angle lens, it allows you to add depth and dimension to your shots and this can be split into two macros. The 2.2x telephoto lens offers you the ability to zoom in on distant subjects.
  • Compatibilities - This 58mm lens kit is compatible with Canon EOS 80D 77D 1100D 700D 650D 600D 550D 7D, Mark II 6D Mark II 5DS 5D Mark IV 1D Mark II, Rebel T8i T7 T7i T6i T6 T6s T5i T5 T4i T100, and SL3 SL2 SL1.
  • Lens Compatibilities - Our 58mm lens filters are compatible with the following models - Canon EF- S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 & f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM, EF 75- 300mm f/4-5.6 III USM, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, Nikon AF-P & AF-S, NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G & f/1.8G, 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR, Fujifilm XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II, Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40- 150mm f/4-5.6 R, and Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II
  • Superior Build Quality - With a durable steel barrel design, our 58 mm lens filter kit uses multi coated anti-reflection glass. The high-grade 58mm UV filter component shields your lens against dust, scratches, and sun glare for durable usability. The close-up filters enable macro photography using a standard lens.
Bestseller No. 7
Lightdow 420-800mm f/8.3 Manual Zoom Super Telephoto Lens + T-Mount for Canon EOS Rebel T3 T3i T4i T5 T5i T6 T6i T6s T7 T7i SL1 SL2 6D 7D 7D 60D 70D 77D 80D 5D II/III/IV DSLR Camera Lenses
  • Create Sharp High Quality Images, Comes with Lens Pouch and Protective Caps.
  • Multi coated low-dispersion glass, anti-reflection coating, manual focus telephoto zoom lens to use with DSLR SLR cameras.
  • 420-800mm f/8.3-16 Manual Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon EOS Rebel T8i, Canon EOS Rebel T7i T7, Canon EOS Rebel T6i T6, Canon EOS Rebel T5i T5, Canon EOS Rebel T4i T4, Canon EOS Rebel T3i T3, Canon EOS Rebel T2i T2, Canon EOS Rebel 90D 80D 70D 60D 50D, Canon EOS Rebel 850D 800D 600D 550D 500D, Canon EOS Rebel 4000D 2000D 1300D 1200D
  • NOTE: This is a manual lens, NO Electronic Contacts, your camera will not detect the lens when mounted, that's why it shows not connecting properly, please switch to M MODE in order to use this lens correctly. Tips to use our Manual Lens: 1) Attach the lenses with T-ring adapter; 2) Set the mode dial to Manual (M).
Bestseller No. 8
Canon EF-S 55-250mm F4-5.6 is STM
  • High magnification, compact and lightweight EF-S telephoto zoom lens with Image Stabilization for up to 3.5 equivalent stops of shake correction. Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) standards. Testing performed using EOS 7D at focal length of 250 millimeter (400 millimeter in 35 millimeter equivalence).
  • One UD lens element reduces chromatic aberration throughout the zoom range, for excellent image quality with high resolution and contrast.
  • New six-group zoom system provides a compact design while achieving a maximum magnification of 0.29x at the telephoto end.
  • Minimum focusing distance: 2.79 feet; 0.85 meter (full zoom range).
  • Kit Inlcudes lens, lens cap E-58II, lens dust cap E, instruction book, warranty card
Bestseller No. 9
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 is II Telephoto Zoom Lens (Renewed)
  • Maximum aperture: f/4.0-f/5.6
  • Optics: 12 elements in 10 groups, UD glass element
  • Canon EF-S Mount (not compatible with full sensor DSLRs)
Bestseller No. 10
OPTURA HD Photo 55MM 2.2X Telephoto Lens for Nikon D3400, D5600 and Sony Alpha Series A99II, A99, A77II, A77, A68, A58, A57, A65, A55, A 390, A100, A33, A900, A850, A700, A500, A330, A300
  • THIS ZOOM LENS THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE ALTERNATIVE The 2.2x Telephoto Lens is designed to bring objects you are photographing twice as close perfect for sports photography, bird watching, nature and anytime you need that extra distance. DOUBLE YOUR LENS FOR FRACTION OF THE COST OF NEW ZOOM LENS Includes: Telephoto lens, front and back lens cover, and a protective lens bag. Brand New 2.2X TELEGOPRO PHOTO EXTENDER LENS WITH 55MM THREAD High Resolution Professional Series High-Spee
  • Compatible with the Sony Alpha Series (SLT-A99V, A99II, A99, A77II, A77, A68, A58, A57, A65, A55, A 390, A100, A33, A900, A850, A700, A500, A330, A300 A230, A200) DSLR cameras with 18-55mm, 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6, 50mm f/1.4 lenses.
  • Compatible with the Nikon D3400, D5600 w/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
  • PACKAGE INCLUDED: 1 OPTURA HD 55MM 2.2X Telephoto Lens + OPTURA HD Micro Fiber Cloth
SaleBestseller No. 11
SONY E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 Lens for SONY E-Mount Cameras (Black) (Renewed)
  • Wide zoom range (82 - 315mm 35mm equivalent) ideal for sports or nature;Aperture blades : 7
  • Internal focusing for smooth, quiet operation - perfect for video capture.Direct manual focus with non-rotating focus ring during AF: ideal for precise, comfortable manual focus adjustments
  • Optical Steady Shot image stabilization for stable video capture and low light performance
  • Minimum Focus Distance - 3.28 ft, Maximum Magnification ratio - 0.23x
  • Provides a wide focal range of up to 315mm (35mm equivalent) ideal for sports or nature shooting
SaleBestseller No. 12
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • This Certified Refurbished product is manufacturer refurbished it shows limited or no wear
  • Includes all original accessories plus a 90 day warranty
  • 5.5x Telephoto Zoom lens, Filter Thread: 58 mm, Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
  • Nikon VR II Image Stabilization
  • Tripod Detection Mode,
Bestseller No. 13
Ultra Deluxe Lens Kit for Nikon D3400, D3500, D5600 with 18-55mm Lens, Sony A7, A7III with 28-70mm, A6000, A6400, A6600 - Includes: 7pc 55mm Filter Set + 55mm Wide Angle and Telephoto Lens
  • New! Ultra Deluxe Lens Kit for Nikon D3400, D3500, D5600 Cameras with Nikon 18-55mm Lens, Sony A7, A7III with 28-70mm, A6000, with 16-70mm Lens, A6400, A6600 with 18-135mm Lens - Includes: 7pc 55mm filter Set + 55mm Wide Angle and Telephoto Lens
  • 2.2x Telephoto conversion lens - double your zoom! - Ideal for adding the extra zoom you need, bring your subject closer to you! - Steel Barrel Design, Multicoated anti-reflection optical glass
  • .43X Wide Angle Lens - 2-in-1 This wide angle lens features a detachable macro lens for close-up, high detail photography. Attach the macro portion to your standard lens to take sharp pictures as close as 50mm from the subject.
  • Close UP Filters - Enables macro photography using a standard lens - Decreases the minimum focusing distance of virtually any lens to "Macro Lens
  • This bundle includes: 55MM .43x Wide Angle Lens + 55MM 2.2X Telephoto Lens + 55MM 3PC Filter Kit + 55MM 4PC Close Up Filters + 55MM Tulip Lens Hood + 55MM Soft Lens Hood + 55MM Lens Cap + Cap Keeper + Microfiber cleaning cloth
Bestseller No. 14
Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens (Renewed)
  • This Certified Refurbished product is manufacturer refurbished it shows limited or no wear
  • Includes all original accessories plus a 90 day warranty
  • Ultra-compact 3x zoom lens made exclusively for use with Nikon Digital SLR models
  • 55-200mm focal length, f4-5.6 maximum aperture
  • Super Integrated Coating minimizes ghosting and flare, Silent Wave Motor
Bestseller No. 15
NEEWER 43mm HD Macro Lens with 55-72mm Snap On Lens Mount Adapter for Telephoto Lenses Compatible with Canon Nikon Sony Cameras, 49mm Front Thread, Dual Quick Lock Buttons, LS-40
  • 【Close Up Lens with Lens Mount】 Simply rotate to attach this macro lens onto a telephoto lens via the included lens mount for stunning magnification results. This lens mount seamlessly connects to the macro lens and features a 55-72mm adapter ring on the other side for telephoto lenses and other macro zoom or fixed lenses with a 40mm focal length (equivalent to 35mm) and above, compatible with Canon Sony Nikon DSLR mirrorless camera lenses
  • 【Vignette Free Magnification & 49mm Filter Thread】 Get closer to the subject at a perfect 5 to 15cm shooting distance and a 40 to 200mm focal range, to highlight fine details with greater clarity in a naturally blurred background, without vignetting or chromatic aberrations typically for macro lenses. The front thread fits ND, VND, CPL, UV and effect filters (not included), compatible with K&F compatible with NISI compatible with TIFFEN and NEEWER ⌀49mm filters
  • 【Anti Reflective Multi Coated HD Optical Glass】 Crafted with premium imported HD optical glass, this macro lens boasts 3 elements in 3 groups, ensuring clear images without distortion. The anti reflective multiple coatings on both sides of the lens minimize glare and ghosting while retaining vibrant colors and enhancing contrast for exceptional image quality
  • 【Quick Lock Snap On Mount】 Simultaneously press the two side quick lock buttons on the lens mount to attach or detach your telephoto lens with a snap. The dual button design ensures a secure connection and prevents from accidentally falling off
  • 【Compact & Durable】 Crafted from anodized aluminum alloy, this lens features a robust metal shell with a matte finish that resists wear, rust, and scratches, ensuring lasting durability. Compact at 2" x 2" x 0.8"/ 51 x 51 x 21mm, and lightweight at 2.4oz / 68g, portable for macrophotography on the go
SaleBestseller No. 16
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • 5.5x Telephoto Zoom lens,Filter Thread: 58 mm
  • Nikon VR Image Stabilization; Tripod Detection Mode, Focal Length Range : 55 -300 mm, Minimum Focus Distance : 4.6 ft.( 1.4 m)
  • HRI (High Refractive Index) Lens Element
  • 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements.Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
  • Lens Cap:Snap-on
Bestseller No. 17
Canon RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 is STM for Canon APS-C Mirrorless RF Mount Cameras, Telephoto Zoom, Compact, Lightweight, Optical Image Stabilization, for Landscape, Portrait, & Travel Photos/Videos
  • RF-S telephoto zoom lens that affordably adds flexibility, power, and range to your collectio – an ideal “next lens for EOS R50, R10, and even R7 users.
  • Outstanding telephoto coverage with APS-C sensor cameras – Full Frame equivalent of approx. 88–336mm coverage when used on cameras with APS-C size image sensors.
  • Excellent image quality: highlights include two UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) glass elements, one aspheric element, and Canon Super Spectra Coating (SSC) to minimize ghosting and flare.
  • Optical image stabilization — up to 4.5 stops* of shake correction. Up to 7.0 stops of shake correction when paired with EOS R series cameras featuring In-Body Image Stabilizer (IBIS).
  • Minimum focus distance of approx. 28.7 in./0.73m. with a maximum magnification of 0.28x (at 210mm focal length) – fill the frame with a subjet the size of a credit card.
SaleBestseller No. 18
Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED Auto Focus-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens - White Box (New)
  • Ultra-compact 3x zoom lens made exclusively for use with Nikon Digital SLR models
  • 55-200mm focal length
  • f4-5.6 maximum aperture
  • Super Integrated Coating minimizes ghosting and flare
  • Silent Wave Motor
Bestseller No. 19
58mm OPTURA HD OPTICS 2.2X Telephoto Lens for Canon Rebel T3, T3i, T5, T5i, T6, T6i, T7i, EOS 80D, EOS 77D Cameras with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is II, is STM Lens
  • 58mm 2.2X Telephoto Lens for Canon Rebel T3, T3i, T5, T5i, T6, T6i, T7i, EOS 80D, EOS 77D Cameras with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II, IS STM Lens
  • Ideal for adding the extra zoom you need, bring your subject closer to you! - 2.2x Telephoto lens brings you twice as close to the action - double your zoom!
  • Perfect for long-distance photo situations such as sporting events; candid portrait shots, as well as nature and wildlife photography
  • Multi-Coated (MC): Reduces glass flare & ghosting caused by reflections
  • Multicoated Optical glass and steel barrel design are engineered to offer the highest level of precision
Bestseller No. 20
Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 Image Stabilization STM Zoom Lens (Silver) (Renewed)
  • Lightweight, compact telephoto zoom EF-M lens features a 5-group optical zoom system, and combines superb image quality and an extremely portable design for easy carrying
  • Optical Image Stabilizer technology helps reduce camera shake, and achieves a level of sharpness equivalent to a shutter speed 3.5 settings faster for great performance even when using handheld photography
  • Stepping-motor (STM) focusing technology helps provide smooth and quiet operation when taking photos, and near silence when shooting videos
  • One aspheric lens element and one UD lens element help to deliver outstanding results at all zoom settings by reducing chromatic aberration
  • High speed, high precision autofocusing is achieved by utilizing the full-time manual focus mode (AF+MF) to make fine adjustments after focusing

Bottom Line about 55Mm Telephoto Lens

When you purchase 55mm telephoto lens, it’s important to consider whether or not the item will actually serve its purpose. Sometimes we may think that an acquisition is necessary when really there are other options available at a lower cost, which would suffice just as well with no loss in value–reviewing these alternatives beforehand can help avoid wasting money on unnecessary purchases later down the line. 

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