Holy Trinities of lenses

The Holy Trinity of lenses refers to a three-lens set that covers a focal length range from the ultra-wide focal length of 14-16mm all the way long to the telephoto focal length of 200mm. The set typically consists of a 16-35mm ultra-wide angle zoom lens, a 24-70mm standard zoom lens and a 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens and usually represents the best constant-aperture zoom lenses in a manufacturer's lineup. The set is designed to cover almost every genre of photography, be it landscapes, architecture, portraits, weddings, sports, travel or even wildlife (with teleconverter). However, it is also expensive, large and heavy.

SystemUltra-wideStandardTelephoto
Canon EF, F/2.8, Gen. 3EF 16-35/2.8L III USMEF 24-70/2.8L II USMEF 70-200/2.8L IS III USM
Canon EF, F/2.8, Gen. 2EF 16-35/2.8L II USMEF 24-70/2.8L II USMEF 70-200/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EF, F/2.8, Gen. 1cEF 16-35/2.8L USMEF 24-70/2.8L USMEF 70-200/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF, F/2.8, Gen. 1bEF 17-35/2.8L USMEF 28-70/2.8L USMEF 70-200/2.8L USM
Canon EF, F/2.8, Gen. 1aEF 20-35/2.8LEF 28-80/2.8-4L USMEF 80-200/2.8L
Canon EF, F/4EF 16-35/4L IS USMEF 24-70/4L IS USMEF 70-200/4L IS II USM
Canon RF, F/2.8RF 15-35/2.8L IS USMRF 24-70/2.8L IS USMRF 70-200/2.8L IS USM
Canon RF, F/4RF 14-35/4L IS USMRF 24-105/4L IS USMRF 70-200/4L IS USM
Leica L, F/2.8-4, F/3.5-4.5SUPER-Vario-ELMAR-SL 16-35/3.5-4.5 ASPH.Vario-ELMARIT-SL 24-90/2.8-4 ASPH.APO-Vario-ELMARIT-SL 90-280/2.8-4
Leica L, F/4S Pro 16-35/4S 24-105/4 Macro O.I.S.S Pro 70-200/4 O.I.S.
Nikon F, F/2.8E/GAF-S 14-24/2.8G ED “100th Anniversary Edition”AF-S 24-70/2.8E ED VR “100th Anniversary Edition”AF-S 70-200/2.8E FL ED VR “100th Anniversary Edition”
Nikon F, F/2.8E/GAF-S 14-24/2.8G EDAF-S 24-70/2.8E ED VRAF-S 70-200/2.8E FL ED VR
Nikon F, F/2.8GAF-S 14-24/2.8G EDAF-S 24-70/2.8G EDAF-S 70-200/2.8G ED VR II
Nikon F, F/2.8DAF-S 17-35/2.8D IF-EDAF-S 28-70/2.8D IF-EDAF-S 80-200/2.8D IF-ED
Nikon F, F/4GAF-S 16-35/4G ED VRAF-S 24-120/4G IF-ED VRAF-S 70-200/4G ED VR
Nikon Z, F/2.8Z 14-24/2.8 SZ 24-70/2.8 SZ 70-200/2.8 VR S
Pentax K, F/2.8HD D FA 15-30/2.8 ED SDM WRHD D FA 24-70/2.8 ED SDM WRHD D FA* 70-200/2.8 ED DC AW
Sony A, F/2.8, Gen. 2Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35/2.8 ZA SSM IIVario-Sonnar T* 24-70/2.8 ZA SSM II70-200/2.8 G SSM II
Sony A, F/2.8, Gen. 1Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35/2.8 ZA SSMVario-Sonnar T* 24-70/2.8 ZA SSM70-200/2.8 G SSM
Sony E, F/2.8 GMFE 16-35/2.8 GMFE 24-70/2.8 GMFE 70-200/2.8 GM OSS
Sony E, F/2.8 GM, Gen. 2FE 12-24/2.8 GMFE 24-70/2.8 GM IIFE 70-200/2.8 GM OSS II
Sony/ZEISS E, F/4FE Vario-Tessar T* 16-35/4 ZA OSSFE Vario-Tessar T* 24-70/4 ZA OSSFE 70-200/4 G OSS
Sony E, F/4 GFE 12-24/4 GFE 24-105/4 G OSSFE 70-200/4 G OSS

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