Feature photo by Jamie Eilts, taken with a DJI Mavic Air drone.

Whether you’re a portrait artist, quiet observer, landscape photographer, or you simply enjoy taking the long view, these 11 distance photography products can help you achieve your vision.

 

Zeiss Batis 135mm lens for distance photography

Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 lens

The 135mm focal length has long been a sought-after lens choice for portrait photographers, and this Zeiss version doesn’t disappoint. With fast autofocus, optical image stabilization, outstanding correction of chromatic aberrations and advanced design, this lens provides sharp images with excellent resolution and contrast. Compatible with Sony E- mount cameras.

$1,698

DJI Mavic Air 2

DJI Mavic Air 2

Drone photography is an innovative way to capture family photos, landscapes or your own everyday adventures while keeping your distance. We can’t wait to try DJI’s latest release, the Mavic Air 2. Its high-res camera (up to 48 megapixels!), compact size and longer battery life make it perfect for getting those creative “from above” shots. Plus, it can capture 4K video at 60fps.

$799

Sigma 105mm lens for distance photography

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens

Portraits, weddings, wildlife… we’re pretty sure the “bokeh master” can handle it all beautifully. With a wide aperture of f/1.4, this lens delivers tack-sharp, high-resolution images with minimal chromatic aberration. If you like to back up and give your subjects some space, the Sigma 105mm Art lens will help you achieve that creamy, dreamy look.

$1,599

Spark camera remote

Spark Camera Remote

When using a tripod, the last thing you want is camera shake when you press the shutter. We’re loving the super versatile Spark Camera Remote from Alpine Labs, which can trigger your camera’s infrared sensor from up to 30 feet away. Or, use Spark with the smartphone app from up to 100 feet away. Use the time-lapse interval, HDR bracketing and long-exposure features to customize your results.

$74

Nikkor 70-200mm lens

Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens

The 70-200mm focal length is a photographer fave for a reason — one lens, lots of possibilities. We’re excited about this brand new Nikkor version built for Nikon Z series cameras. Incredible low light performance, optical advancements, close focus ability and other superior features make this a great lens for just about everything, especially weddings or wildlife photography.

$2,599

Canon 24-105mm lens

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM lens

When you want a super-versatile zoom and don’t have thousands of dollars to drop, this lens is a fine choice. The ability to capture everything from macro to portraits to landscapes makes this lens perfect for travel or street photography. Plus, optical image stabilization and smooth autofocus make it a just as good for video. Paired with the Canon EOS R, we’re loving this as a go-anywhere, photograph-anything kit.

$399

Tamron 70-180mm lens for distance photography

Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD lens

A lighter, more compact telephoto zoom lens? Yes, please! The fast f/2.8 aperture, excellent image quality, and versatile 70-180mm focal length packed into a smaller lens makes this Tamron lens a sound choice for client photo sessions or personal hiking adventures. Plus, advanced autofocus technology delivers quiet, agile performance perfect for weddings or nature shoots. Designed for Sony E-mount.

$1,199

moment lens

Moment Tele 58mm lens

A telephoto lens you can carry in your pocket? Now that’ll help you keep your distance while you’re out and about! This 58mm smartphone lens is optimized for dual-lens devices and lets you achieve 2X optical zoom (or 4X with the iPhone telephoto lens). Compatible with the latest Apple, Google, Samsung and OnePlus devices.

$119

Urban Access sling camera bag

Urban Access 10 Sling Bag

We love that the sling design of this bag allows quick access to your gear from either side, and lets you quickly adjust the strap over your right or left shoulder. It’s the perfect size bag for your mirrorless camera and lens, a few extra lenses and a 10-inch tablet. It also features pockets for extra batteries, memory cards and your personal items, and an attachment on the front to secure a small tripod.

$109

Fujifilm X-T4

Fujifilm X-T4

Fujifilm’s new X-T4 mirrorless digital camera incorporates cutting-edge technology to give you impressive results for both stills and video. With super-fast, high-tech autofocus, upgraded face and eye AF, tons of impressive performance features, and film simulation color options, this camera delivers. Pair it with the Fujinon XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR lens for those long-distance shots and you just can’t miss.

$1,699

ProMaster tripod

ProMaster Tripod Kit

We’re all for creative blur, but nobody wants an out-of-focus photo — and those heavy long lenses are hard to handhold. Enter the ProMaster Specialist Series SP425K Professional Carbon Fiber Tripod and Head. It’s lightweight and compact enough to carry, but generously tall when opened. Plus, it’s high-quality and easy to use.

$329

What are your favorite “from a distance” photography products that help you stand back when you need to? Drop a comment below and let us know!

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2020 issue of Click Magazine. Buy it here, or subscribe now so you never miss great articles like this!