Ted’s Top 10 Best Camera Lens Deals

24/01/2020 2:23 pm

When it comes to buying a new camera lens, striking the balance between cost and quality can be tricky. A camera lens is a significant investment, so it’s only fair to want to review all your options before making a decision.

To help you get the best value for money on your next camera lens without compromising quality, the Ted’s Cameras team have rounded up 10 of our hottest camera lens deals. If you’re in the market for a new lens, or are looking for the perfect lens for a photographer friend, you’re in luck! Read on to bag yourself a bargain.


  • Lens type: Telephoto zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f5-6.3
  • Minimum focus: 2.8m
  • Optical Image Stabilisation

 

The perfect super-telephoto zoom lens for wildlife photography and sporting events, the Sigma 150-600m OIS C packs a serious punch in a portable package. Designed to help you capture the best possible images in any conditions, the lens features built-in optical stabilisation, a tripod collar for quick and easy tripod mounting, and a dust- and splash-proof mount. Its lightweight and compact construction means it’s ideal for taking on the go, while a protective coating on the front element makes it easy to keep the lens in tip-top condition.


  • Lens type: Standard zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f1.8
  • Minimum focus: 0.28m
  • Minimum aperture: f16

 

For the everyday photographer using a APS-C format DSLR, it’s hard to go past the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 lens. The lightweight lens stands out for its design, and it’s the first wide to standard zoom lens with a lightning-fast f1.8 aperture. The aperture is bright, constant, and provides a consistent depth of field, which is handy if you’re shooting in low-light situations. With a 27mm-52.5mm zoom range, the lens is incredibly versatile and could be used for landscapes, travel photography and portraiture.


  • Lens type: Standard zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f2.8
  • Minimum focus: 0.38m
  • Minimum aperture: f22

 

If you’re a fan of Nikon Z mirrorless cameras, you’ll love this lens. Compatible with the high-end range, the Nikon Z 24-70MM f2.8 has a zoom range that’s ideal for everyday, street and travel photography. The versatile lens features a fast f2.8 maximum aperture, so you can count on it to perform in the most low-light situations, including your next astrophotography session. The lens has a rugged, weather-sealed build and a built-in stepping motor for speedy stills, making it the perfect choice for life on the road. Finally, its programmable control ring allows you to adjust exposure settings while you’re shooting.

Top tip: Wondering how to choose a lens for a mirrorless camera? It’s usually dictated by the model you have. Check your camera’s serial number, and make sure any lens you buy is a match. For more information, check out our Digital Camera Lens Buying Guide - 2020.


  • Lens type: Standard zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f1.8
  • Minimum focus: 0.45m
  • Minimum aperture: f16

 

A revamp of a classic, the Nikon AF-S 50mm f1.8G lens works with both FX and DX format Nikon DSLRS. Ths prime lens has a “nifty fifty” focal length and an affordable price point. It boasts a speedy f1.8 maximum aperture, which produces beautiful portraits with plenty of bokeh. The lens features a fast and quiet autofocus that allows you to shoot without startling your subjects, and Nikon’s super integrated coating helps to reduce flare. The best budget prime lens, it’s brilliant in low light, and ideal for landscapes and travel photography.


  • Lens type: Telephoto zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f4.5-5.6
  • Minimum focus: 1.75m
  • Water resistant

 

With its long telephoto focal length, the Fujifilm XF 100-400mm WR is a favourite among sports and wildlife photographers. It features a five-stop optical image stabiliser to reduce camera shake and blur, and a premium optical design that snaps sharp and detailed images at all focal lengths. The lens has a water- and dust-resistant design as well as a protective fluorine coating, so it’s great for outdoor shoots. Plus, it weighs in at just 1.4kg, so it’s a great addition to any adventure photographer’s bag for hikes and wildlife safaris.

Top tip: This lens is already a good deal - and it’s eligible for cashback. To claim your cash, scan a copy of your receipt and follow the prompts at www.fujifilm.com.au.


  • Lens type: Wide angle
  • Maximum aperture: f2.8
  • Minimum focus: 0.18m
  • Minimum aperture: f22

 

If you lean towards landscape or street photography, this ultra-wide prime lens could be your perfect partner. Made with professionals in mind, the Fuji XF 14mm f2.8R has a premium optical build for edge-to-edge sharpness and minimal lens distortion. Its f2.8 maximum aperture and powerful depth of field means it’s ideal for low-light scenes and handheld shooting. As for aesthetics, its sleek, old-school design works well with Fuji’s retro-style X-series cameras.

Top tip: Another Fuji gem, this lens also qualifies for cash back. Once you’ve purchased the lens, follow the steps above to get a cheque or direct deposit into your bank account.


  • Lens type: Standard zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f2.8
  • Minimum focus: 0.38mm
  • Minimum aperture: f22

 

The Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 G2 lens is a solid choice for photographers looking for an all-in-one, everyday zoom lens. Compatible with both full-frame and APS-C format DSLRs, the lens performs well for landscapes at its wide end, and portraits and travel shots at its long end. Its f2.8 aperture allows for a shallow depth of field at all focal lengths, and the VS stabilisation means you can use the lens without needing a tripod. If you shoot on the go, you can rest easy knowing the lens has a rugged and weather-resistant build.


  • Lens type: Standard zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f2.8-4
  • Minimum focus: 0.2m
  • Minimum aperture: f22

 

Suitable for Micro Four Thirds cameras, the Panasonic Leica 12-60mm f2.8-4 is one of the most versatile zoom lenses on the market. With its wide to short telephoto range, you can leave it on your camera when you’re shooting landscapes, snapshots and portraits. The f2.8-4 aperture is quick, and great for low-light scenes as well as isolating subjects. Power Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) drastically reduces camera shake, while the linear autofocus motor is as fast as it is silent. The lens is also dust-, splash- and freeze-proof, so it’s a good lens to use out in the field.


  • Lens type: Telephoto zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f2.8
  • Minimum focus: 0.7m
  • Minimum aperture: f22

 

Designed for professionals, the Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 lens is compatible with Micro Four Thirds cameras - like the much-loved Olympus OM-D range. With an 80-300mm equivalent zoom range, this telephoto lens is brilliant for sports and wildlife photography. Its constant f2.8 aperture does some of the legwork for you, freezing fast-moving subjects and reducing background blur. It produces sharp and detailed images, and has a weather-sealed build. Despite its focal length, it’s very portable, making it a great lens for hikers and adventurers too.


  • Lens type: Standard zoom
  • Array: f4
  • Minimum focus: 15cm
  • Minimum aperture: f22

 

One of the best Micro Four Thirds lenses, the Olympus 12-100mm f4 IS Pro ticks all the right boxes. Whether you’re shooting wide landscapes or portraits, you can rely on the lens’ 35mm equivalent zoom range and constant f4 aperture to produce crisp, detailed images. If you only have room for one lens in your kit, this is an excellent choice. Thanks to its focal range and five-axis image stabilisation, it does the job of multiple lenses - and all without the help of a tripod. The lens also has high-end optical elements to reduce distortion, and a weather-sealed build that’s ideal for travel.


Shop the best lens deals on the market

When it comes to shooting stunning photos that capture your subject perfectly, the lens you choose is as important as the camera you use. From the best lens for wildlife photography to the best prime lens, you can find the lens to suit any budget and photography style at Ted’s Cameras.

Check out our guide to choosing the best lenses or pop into your local Ted’s Cameras store for some expert advice today!


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