For Sports, Wildlife and other types of action photography, you are on the lookout for a telephoto lens, which is the lens with the longest magnification. They come in prime and zoom variants, with zoom lenses being the most suitable for quickly framing your subjects as they are on the move. As pointed out in our buying guide, lenses that start at around 135mm are considered telephoto lenses, with the bigger the number, meaning the more magnified the lens.
If you have ever noticed the photographers at professional sporting events using incredibly long camera lenses, these are the higher-end telephoto lenses. Canon camera lenses for sports are easy to spot, being the big white lenses, while professional Nikon camera lenses are also very commonly seen in the photography pit.