Best zoom lens
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Best zoom lens

Shortlist:

  • Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM
  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4 IS Pro
  • Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art
  • Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art

Runner-up: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4 IS Pro

Every year, more lenses are released than cameras, and this year the competition was especially tough. A lot of great zoom lenses were released in 2016 and of our shortlist of four, two belong to Sigma's well-regarded 'Art' series. But the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4 IS Pro just pulled ahead of both of them to take the runner-up spot in this category.