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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

"This lens has quickly become my default lens. It's very versatile, and the system allows focus to be tweaked manually after auto-focusing. For the price you can't beat it."

 
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Wide aperture
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f/1.8
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Zoom range 1x
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 35 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Weight 200 g
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Max focal length 35 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G
 
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Wide aperture
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f/1.8
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Zoom range 1x
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Weight 187 g
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Auto focus Yes
#3

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

"Awesome lens, affordable, quality construction, noticably faster than older lens, definitely has improved picture quality/sharpness"

 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Nikon VR
 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Zoom range 5.5x
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Min focal length 55 mm
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Aperture f/4.5
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Weight 0.5 kg
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.8D

"Perfect photos at 65 mph at f8 @1/800! This lens lets in lots of light so I can use a fast shutter and get absolutely no blur at highway speeds."

 
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Wide aperture
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f/1.8
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Focus motor None
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Zoom range 1x
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Weight 156 g
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Auto focus Yes
#5

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon-f

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon-f

"I recently took a trip up and down the coast of California and took only this one lens...it worked perfectly! I could not have been happier with the results."

 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Nikon Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX

"Focusing to 9" (film plane) it meets my needs perfectly. Vibration reduction is a definite plus as I do not like dealing with a tripod but shoot most of my photos "hand-held.""

 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Nikon VR
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Zoom range 3.1x
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Min focal length 18 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Weight 265 g
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Max focal length 55 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Nikon Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Nikon Nikkor  70-300mm f/4-5.6G

"This lens is light weight, easy to remove from camera and very easy to focus. I used jut this and my 18mm-55mm lenses. I would enthusiastically reccomend to a friend."

 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
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Focus motor None
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Weight 425 g
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Auto focus Yes
#8

Nikon Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

"This is a very versatile lens, it has a great focal range making it useful for most situations. There are certainty faster lenses but at this price point, you are getting a good VR lens with a respectable range, and acceptable image quality with automatic and manual focus adjustment ring."

 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Nikon VR
 
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Great zoom range
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5.8x
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Zoom range 5.8x
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Min focal length 18 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Weight n/a
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Max focal length 105 mm
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Auto focus Yes
#9

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon-f

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon-f

"This is a good lens for the price. It is light enough to carry all day, it has macro capabilities and it is relatively fast on focusing. I use this lens for sports, challenged youth. It is also perfect for wildlife and closeups of plant life. I would recommend this lens."

 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Weight 435 g
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

"Clarity and color is amazing in low light situations. Also depth of field is amazingly tight at 1.4. I haven't had problems with the autofocus speed. For the price this lens is amazing."

 
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f/1.4
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Zoom range 1x
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Aperture f/1.4
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Weight 281 g
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Auto focus Yes