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Portrait lenses for less than $1,000 that have a focus motor and have a 300mm or longer focal length

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Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

"Super background blur for a lens of this speed and yes the VR helps" bhphotovideo.com

 
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Nikon VR
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Aperture f/4.5
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Diameter 79 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Length 142 mm
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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II

Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Aperture f/4.8
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 75 mm
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Zoom range 4x
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Diameter 69 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 117 mm
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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 75 mm
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Zoom range 4x
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Diameter 71 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 122 mm
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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." bhphotovideo.com

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Max focal length 300 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Diameter 76 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 117 mm
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Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Canon EF

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

"I would strongly recommend the zoom telephoto AF70-300 mm Macro Autofocus Lens. I used it on the deer and wild turkeys in my backyard. It was easy for a person with arthritis to use. Loved the autofocus." bhphotovideo.com

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Max focal length 300 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Diameter 76 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 117 mm
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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." bhphotovideo.com

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Max focal length 300 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Diameter 76 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 119 mm
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Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4-5.6 O.I.S.

Panasonic Lumix G Vario  100-300mm f/4-5.6 O.I.S.
 
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Panasonic O.I.S.
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 100 mm
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Zoom range 3x
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Diameter 73 mm
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Image stabilization Panasonic O.I.S.
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Length 126 mm
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Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha

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

"Picture quality is excelent, zoom is great. Overall quality seems decent." bhphotovideo.com

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Max focal length 300 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Diameter 76 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 117 mm
#9

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM Contemporary Sony Alpha

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM Contemporary Sony Alpha
 
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Great zoom range
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16.7x
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Min focal length 18 mm
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Zoom range 16.7x
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Diameter 79 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 102 mm
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

"AF is fast, it tracks well, VR works great, images are sharp with good color and contrast, zoom ranges is great for FX" bhphotovideo.com

 
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Nikon VR
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Min focal length 28 mm
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Zoom range 10.7x
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Diameter 83 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Length 114 mm