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A telephoto shot of a lion

Wildlife lenses that have a focus motor, have a 300mm or longer focal length and have a f/2.8 or faster aperture

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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II

"I use this lens on the D3s and it is absolutely amazing with this camera for sports. There are many other uses besides sports, but all I can say is the sharpness, fast focus and image quality is the best I have ever seen independent of cost. There are many other more technical reviews out there so I wanted to tell you from a real-world perspective that this lens will produce top-notch professional results for any level (pro, college, high school, etc) day after day." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Nikon VR II
 
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Very light
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2.9 kg
 
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Small diameter
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125 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR II
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Aperture f/2.8
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Min focal length 300 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Length 267 mm
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Diameter 125 mm
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Weight 2.9 kg
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Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
 
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Very light
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2.3 kg
 
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Canon IS II
 
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Small diameter
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127 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS II
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Aperture f/2.8
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Min focal length 300 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Length 249 mm
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Diameter 127 mm
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Weight 2.3 kg
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Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
 
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Canon IS II
 
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Very light
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3.9 kg
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Max focal length 400 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS II
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Aperture f/2.8
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Min focal length 400 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Length 343 mm
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Diameter 163 mm
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Weight 3.9 kg
#4

Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Canon EF

Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Canon EF
 
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Small diameter
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121 mm
 
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Very light
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3.4 kg
 
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120 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Aperture f/2.8
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Min focal length 120 mm
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Length 291 mm
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Diameter 121 mm
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Weight 3.4 kg
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Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Nikon F

Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Nikon F
 
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Small diameter
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121 mm
 
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Very light
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3.4 kg
 
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Wide angle lens
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120 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Aperture f/2.8
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Min focal length 120 mm
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Length 291 mm
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Diameter 121 mm
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Weight 3.4 kg
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Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Nikon F

Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Nikon F

"I use this lens a lot for bikini models and have produced excellent results." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Very light
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2.4 kg
 
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Small diameter
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119 mm
 
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Quite short
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213 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/2.8
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Min focal length 300 mm
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Length 213 mm
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Diameter 119 mm
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Weight 2.4 kg
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Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM

Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM
 
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Very light
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2.4 kg
 
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Small diameter
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119 mm
 
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Quite short
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213 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/2.8
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Min focal length 300 mm
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Length 213 mm
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Diameter 119 mm
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Weight 2.4 kg
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR

"Auto focus is dead accurate and super fast, my perception is this is one of the fastest focusing Nikon lenses available and I've got numerous experience with the Nikon line to compare it against." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Nikon VR
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Max focal length 400 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Aperture f/2.8
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Min focal length 400 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Length 368 mm
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Diameter 160 mm
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Weight 4.6 kg
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
 
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Nikon VR
 
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3.8 kg
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Max focal length 400 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Aperture f/2.8
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Min focal length 400 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Length 358 mm
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Diameter 160 mm
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Weight 3.8 kg
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Olympus 300mm f/2.8 ED

Olympus 300mm f/2.8 ED

"This is one Super Len’s…the tack sharpness though out all the stop’s is fantastic. It is quick to focus and great in low light situations." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Quite short
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127 mm
 
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Very light
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3.3 kg
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/2.8
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Min focal length 300 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 127 mm
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Diameter 285 mm
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Weight 3.3 kg