Best Zoom Lenses for Canon EOS 1D X Mark II (DxOMark)


Canon EOS-1D X Mark II (Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama/ eBay) was officially announced several months ago. DxOMark has just tested over one hundred lenses and listed the best prime lenses for Canon EOS-1D X Mark II below.

Best Wide-angle Zooms | Best Standard Zooms for portraits (24-200 mm) Best telephoto Zooms for Wildlife

Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

The wide-angle zooms are best lenses for landscapes and architecture shooting. The Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM A is unsurprisingly the best zoom lens for Canon EOS-1D X Mark II with the highest score of 29 points. Tamron SP 15-30mm lens and Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM come for the second and third place, but the Canon lens is much more expensive than Tamron. However, they didn’t test the new announced Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art Lens and the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens.

Lens DxOMark Score In Stock Now
Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art 29 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di USD 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens 23 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Tokina AT-X 16-28mm F2.8 Pro 23 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
EF 16-35mm f/4L  USM 23 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
EF 16-35mm f2.8L III USM Not Tested Amazon/Adorama/B&H/eBay
Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art Not Tested Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

Best Standard Zoom for Portrait (24mm-200mm) for Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

In this range, you can see the Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art is also the best zoomfor portrait with the 29 points score, followed by the Tamron SP 70-200mm F2.8 and Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM lens.

Lens  DxOMark Score In Stock Now
Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art 29 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Tamron SP 70-200mm F2.8 Di VC 29 Amazon/Adorama/B&H/eBay
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
EF 70-200mm F2.8L II USM 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Tamron 24-70mm F2.8 DI VC 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Tokina AT-X 24-70mm F2.8 Pro 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

Best telephoto Zoom for Wildlife for Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

A telephoto zoom lens is very good for wildlife shooting, however most of those lenses are very large, heavy and expensive. With DxOMark score of 29 points, the Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM S lens is the best zoom telephoto.

Lens DxOMark Score In Stock Now
Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG S 29 Amazon|B&H|Adorama|eBay
EF 200-400mm F4L IS USM 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 18 Amazon|B&H|Adorama|eBay
Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 AF APO 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO 17 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

Source: DxOMark

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