Five 70-200mm Lenses Great for Land and Cityscape Photography

70-200mm lenses are great for more than just portrait photography.

When you think about 70-200mm lenses, you probably think of portrait photography. You’re not wrong. These lenses have been used to capture portraits for years, but they can do so much more than that. 70-200mm lenses are also perfect for landscape and cityscape photography. Being able to zoom in to isolate one area of a scene can be incredibly beneficial. The extra levels of compression these telephoto lenses offer can also help create dramatic images easily. If you’re looking for a lens that can help create dramatic landscape and cityscape images, you should check out these five lenses after the break.

Sony 70-200mm f4 OSS

70-200mm Lenses

In our review, we said:

“I totally understand that not everyone is a portrait shooter: so for landscapes, sports, and general shooting, you should know that this is an excellent lens. In all honesty, you can’t go wrong with purchasing it no matter what you shoot.

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief

Buy now: $1,298

Canon 70-200mm f4 L IS USM II

70-200mm Lenses

In our review, we said:

“The Canon 70-200mm f4 L IS USM II has to be one of the best lenses I’ve seen Canon put out in years. It amazes me as I’ve known the company to place more emphasis on their zooms than their primes. So what makes the Canon 70-200mm f4 L IS USM II so great? It has weather sealing, nice bokeh, great autofocusing abilities, sharp image quality, and it’s very light. In the hand, it feels great, and you can easily carry it around with you all day if you wish. In fact, I did that a number of times.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
70-200mm Lenses

Buy now: $1,299

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Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD

70-200mm Lenses

In our review, we said:

“The Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD has fantastic image quality. In fact, you seriously can’t complain about it. When the focus is nailed, the images will sing with quality.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
70-200mm Lenses

Buy now Canon EF: $599

Buy now Nikon F: $557.07

Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f2.8

In our review, we said:

“Image quality was consistent throughout the zoom range. Whether it was portraiture, architectural, or street photo, the 50-140mm performed better than I could have hoped for.”

70-200mm Lenses

Buy now: $1,599

Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 PRO

70-200mm Lenses

In our review, we said:

“We spent five days with this aggressively designed piece of glass. Among any of the Olympus zoom lens offerings that we’ve tested, the 40-150mm f2.8 PRO is the one that I loved the absolute most and almost didn’t want to send back. It’s lightweight, fairly small for what it is, fast to focus, offers crisp image quality, is weather sealed, and won’t fail you when working.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
70-200mm Lenses
70-200mm Lenses

Buy now: $1,499

Brett Day

Brett Day is the Gear Editor at The Phoblographer and has been a photographer for as long as he can remember. Brett has his own photography business that focuses on corporate events and portraiture. In his spare time, Brett loves to practice landscape and wildlife photography. When he's not behind a camera, he's enjoying life with his wife and two kids, or he's playing video games, drinking coffee, and eating Cheetos.