Top Result: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II Lens

Match Score

99%

Pros

  • Sharp enough to shave with
  • Nearly perfect optical quality
  • No, seriously, it's perfect

Cons

  • Tripod collar is cumbersome when handheld
  • Makes grown men and women cry like children when unboxing
  • Makes grown men and women cry like children when they see the price

Note From Jim

The 70-200mm f/2.8 is the the king of the hill in this area, but it's extremely expensive. A more budget-friendly and still very high quality option is the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8, which I really like and highly recommend. You could also pick the 70-200mm f/4 which is lightweight, but I dislike the slower aperture. If the 85mm f/1.8 is long enough for your needs (and it probably is given your crop factor) is another outstanding option if you don't mind the inconvenience of a prime.