Have Your Say: Best Zoom Lens of 2016
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Have Your Say: Best Zoom Lens of 2016

The end of the year is almost upon us, and as usual, 2016 saw plenty of new lenses released, including several excellent zooms. We've used a lot of them and tested some, but we want to hear from you - what were your favorite zoom lenses of 2016? 

For the sake of a manageable list, we've omitted 'kit' zoom lenses and most variable-aperture telezooms from this poll. If there's a particularly high-performing example of either type which you'd like to see represented in our final selection, or a late 2015 release that you think should be under consideration, leave a comment!

Click through this slideshow for a reminder of the major releases and a chance cast your vote. Voting ends at midnight (PT) on December 19th.

Please note that the Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 has now been added to this poll. 


Have your say

Have Your Say: Best Zoom Lens of 2016
  • Canon 16-35mm F2.8L III14.1%
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8E16.7%
  • Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4.018.5%
  • Sigma 12-24mm F4 Art10.6%
  • Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 Art17.7%
  • Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM9.1%
  • Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM6.5%
  • Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 G26.7%
Total voters: 2,593

Voting is easy - you pick your favorite products by dragging and dropping. You can pick up to three, and rank them in order of priority.

Poll Rules:

  1. This poll is meant to be a bit of fun. It's not sponsored, promoted or paid for in any way and DPReview staff don't care how you vote, so please don't start a flame-war in the comments. I.e., please don't be a troll.
  2. It's fine to vote for products that you haven't used (some aren't yet shipping, after all) but please don't vote purely just to sandbag another product or brand. I.e., please don't be a troll.
  3. Please only vote once, from a single account. Creating and voting from multiple accounts for a community poll of no consequence is a silly thing to do with your time. See points 1 and 2, above, about not being a troll.