Christmas Gift Ideas: The Top 10 Camera Lens Deals

6 December 2021

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.

Sigma 150-600mm C
Canon 24-70mm R
  • Lens type: Standard zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f2.8
  • Minimum focus: 0.21 - 0.38m
  • Optical Image Stabilisation

 

A high-quality and versatile zoom lens for Canon’s premium Mirrorless lineup, the RF 24-70mm f2.8 is a great match for your camera for daily use as well as travel photography. Being a member of Canon’s esteemed L series range, the 24-70mm f2.8 is optically brilliant with sharpness assured throughout the zoom range, while it also impresses physically with dust and moisture resistance, as well as a protective fluorine coating.

 

Whether you are photographing landscapes or portraits, this Canon zoom lens is a perfect option, with an f2.8 constant aperture, Image Stabilisation to keep camera shake at bay, and a fast Nano USM AF motor to help you focus on any subject.

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

 

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.

Nikon 24-70mm f2.8
Nikon AF-S 50mm f1.8G
  • Lens type: Standard Prime Lens
  • Maximum aperture: f1.8
  • Minimum focus: 0.45m
  • Aspherical lens elements

 

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 recipe and follow the prompts at www.fujifilm.com.au.

Fuji XF 100-400mm
Tamron 28-75mm - Sony
  • Lens Type: Standard Zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f2.8
  • Minimum Focus: 0.19m
  • Fast RXD Autofocus

 

With its fast f2.8 maximum aperture available throughout the entire zoom range, the Tamron AF 28-75mm DI III RXD lens is capable of capturing consistently sharp and blur-free images with Sony E-Mount cameras. It is compatible with both APS-C format and full-frame Sony cameras, so beginners can hang on to this lens if they update at a later date.

 

This Tamron zoom lens features a fast, quiet and accurate RXD AF motor, which is not just good for still photography, but suitable for those using the high-resolution video recording of their camera.

 

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

 

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 photography 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 dust-, splash- and freeze-proof, so it’s a good lens to use out in the field.

Panasonic Leica 12-60mm
Olympus OMD 40-150mm f2.8 Pro

 

  • Lens type: Telephoto zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f2.8
  • Minimum focus: 0.7m
  • Weather-sealed construction

 

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 wildlife and sports 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
  • Maximum aperture: f4
  • Minimum focus: 15cm
  • Optical image stabilisation

 

One of the best Micro Four Thirds lenses, the Olympus 12-100mm f4 IS Pro ticks all the right boxes. Whether you’re capturing 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 camera 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.

Olympus 12-100mm
Sony 16-35mm
  • Lens type: Wide-angle zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f2.8
  • Minimum focus: 0.28m
  • Direct drive super sonic AF

 

The Sony 16-35mm f2.8 is the obvious choice when looking for a high-quality wide-angle lens for your Sony E-Mount camera. Thanks to a constant f2.8 maximum aperture, this lens is great at all times of the day, while its rugged weather-sealed build means the lens can be used confidently in inclement weather.

 

A member of Sony’s premium GM lens range, the 16-35mm f2.8 delivers constant sharp and detailed performance at all focal lengths, with excellent suppression of distortion, aberrations and similar optical issues. This lens is great for both stills and video, thanks to a fast and quiet Direct Drive Super Sonic AF motor, as well as a handy and easy to reach focus hold button.


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!


With Christmas around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the next camera lenses you want to add to your cart. If you’re in the market for a new camera lens, or looking for the perfect lens for a photographer friend, you’re in luck. 

To help you find the perfect camera lens this Christmas, the Ted’s Cameras team have rounded up 10 of the best quality lenses that offer value for money.


1. Sigma 150-600mm DG OS C

  • 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.

2. Canon RF 24-70mm f2.8 L IS

  • Lens type: Standard zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f2.8
  • Minimum focus: 0.21 - 0.38m
  • Optical Image Stabilisation

A high-quality and versatile zoom lens for Canon’s premium Mirrorless lineup, the RF 24-70mm f2.8 is a great match for your camera for daily use as well as travel photography. Being a member of Canon’s esteemed L series range, the 24-70mm f2.8 is optically brilliant with sharpness assured throughout the zoom range, while it also impresses physically with dust and moisture resistance, as well as a protective fluorine coating.

Whether you are photographing landscapes or portraits, this Canon zoom lens is a perfect option, with an f2.8 constant aperture, Image Stabilisation to keep camera shake at bay, and a fast Nano USM AF motor to help you focus on any subject.

3. Nikon Z 70-200mm f2.8 VR S Zoom

  • Lens type: Standard zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f2.8
  • Minimum focus: 0.5m
  • Parfocal support

If you’re a fan of Nikon Z mirrorless cameras, you’ll love this lens. Compatible with the high-end range, the Nikon Z 70-200MM f2.8 has a zoom range that’s ideal for sports, wildlife and events 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 at all focal lengths, including your next astrophotography session.

The VR stabilisation means you can use the longer magnifications without introducing blur, and the lens has a premium optical design with high-end elements and coatings to produce sharp and detailed images with minimal flare, ghosting, or distortion. Finally, its programmable control ring allows you to adjust important camera 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.

4. Sony 24-70mm F2.8 GM

  • Lens type: Standard zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f2.8
  • Minimum focus: 0.38m
  • Direct Drive SSM Focus System

‘GM’ is a name reserved for the highest-quality camera lenses in the Sony lineup, and with its impressive capabilities, the Sony 24-70mm f2.8 GM is no exception to the rule. This versatile lens is an impressive standard zoom lens you can use for everyday landscapes, portraits and more. It boasts a constant f2.8 maximum aperture and is dust and moisture-resistant so you can take it to the great outdoors and on your trips without worry. Its fast, smooth and accurate Direct Drive SSM Focus System allows you to make the most of the amazing video performance of Sony Mirrorless cameras.

5. Fujifilm XF 100-400mm WR

  • 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.

6. Tamron AF 28-75MM F2.8 DI III RXD - Sony

  • Lens Type: Standard Zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f2.8
  • Minimum Focus: 0.19m
  • Fast RXD Autofocus

With its fast f2.8 maximum aperture available throughout the entire zoom range, the Tamron AF 28-75mm DI III RXD lens is capable of capturing consistently sharp and blur-free images with Sony E-Mount cameras. It is compatible with both APS-C format and full-frame Sony cameras, so beginners can hang on to this lens if they update at a later date. 

This Tamron zoom lens features a fast, quiet and accurate RXD AF motor, which is not just good for still photography, but suitable for those using the high-resolution video recording of their camera.

7. Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 Art - Sony

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

Ideal for high-end general-purpose shooting, the Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 Art is a versatile wide to portrait-length zoom lens that ticks all the right boxes. You can leave it on your camera whether you’re shooting landscapes, snapshots or portraits. The f2.8 aperture is quick and great for low-light photography as well as isolating subjects. With its dust and splash-resistant build, this sturdy camera lens is great for both indoor and outdoor use.

It comes with several handy features, including an AF-L button to control various important shooting settings for an improved workflow, a zoom lock switch to prevent the lens barrel from shifting unintentionally, and an AF/MF switch to promptly switch between auto and manual shooting.

8. Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 Pro

  • Lens type: Telephoto zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f2.8
  • Minimum focus: 0.7m
  • Weather-sealed construction

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 wildlife and sports 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.

9. Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8

  • Lens type: Telephoto zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f4
  • Minimum focus: 15cm
  • 5-Stop Image Stabilisation

The Canon RF 70-200mm is a versatile telephoto zoom lens with an impressive portable build. At the time of writing, this is the most compact telephoto zoom lens in the Canon lineup. The 5-Stop Image Stabilisation and tripod collar help reduce blur and keep your shots stable, and the bright f2.8 maximum aperture produces crisp, detailed images at all focal lengths throughout the zoom.

The customisable control ring lets you adjust the essential shooting settings in conjunction with your Canon EOS R mirrorless camera. The lens also features Dual Nano USM motors, perfect for focusing on fast-paced subjects, and a weather-sealed tough build that’s ideal for travel.

10. Sony 70-200mm F2.8 GM V1

  • Lens type: Telephoto zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f2.8
  • Minimum focus: 0.96m
  • Premium optical design 

Sony 70-200mm F2.8 is the obvious choice when looking for a high-quality telephoto zoom lens for your Sony E-Mount camera. It’s a great lens for sports photography, wildlife photography, and for events such as weddings. Thanks to a constant f2.8 maximum aperture and 11-blade Circular Aperture, this lens produces excellent bokeh that looks natural in appearance. Plus, its XA, ED, and Super ED glass elements produce sublime image sharpness.

The Sony 70-200mm F2.8 delivers constant sharp and detailed performance at all focal lengths and can comfortably capture beautiful photos in low-light conditions. Thanks to a fast and accurate AF performance, OSS Stabilisation and tripod collar, camera shake is all but abolished with this impressive camera lens.


Shop the best camera lenses this Christmas

From the best lens for wildlife photography to the best prime lens, you can save on your next lens by shopping our Christmas camera deals. For more guidance, check out our guide to choosing the best lenses or pop into your local Ted’s Cameras store for expert advice.


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