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Telephoto lenses that have a f/2.8 or faster aperture

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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 160 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 40 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 0.9 kg
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Auto focus Yes
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Zoom range 3.8x
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Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

"I have taken unbelievable portrait pictures with this lens. The bokeh is exactly as others have described. I have taken night football and hockey shots which I was not able to get with the kit zoom lenses." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 188 mm
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Focus motor None
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Min focal length 80 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 1.3 kg
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Auto focus Yes
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Zoom range 2.5x
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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 75mm f/1.8
 
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69 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Length 69 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 75 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 305 g
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Auto focus Yes
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Zoom range 1x
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

"You'll immediately be impressed with the sharpness and detail of your images, and the beautiful boken when shooting at f/2.8. The results are jaw-dropping. It has quickly become my favorite lens." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Canon IS II
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length n/a
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS II
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Weight 1.5 kg
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Auto focus Yes
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

"I've owned this lens for two weeks and couldn't be happier. I've shot images of dogs running full speed and the focus keeps up with them. I've also shot some humans at 150mm @1/30th sec. and they are as sharp as could be. I am 100% happy with this lens." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Nikon VR II
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 206 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR II
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Weight 1.5 kg
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Auto focus Yes
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Zoom range 2.9x
#6

Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM

Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM
 
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Sigma OS
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 204 mm
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Min focal length 180 mm
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Weight 1.6 kg
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Auto focus Yes
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Zoom range 1x
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Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

"This is THE BEST Nikon lens as far as portrait glass goes, it has quality all over it. Built like a tank, pricey, but worth every penny." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/2
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Length 119 mm
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Focus motor None
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Min focal length 135 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 0.8 kg
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Auto focus Yes
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Zoom range 1x
#8

Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro

Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro
 
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Sigma OS
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 150 mm
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Min focal length 150 mm
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Weight 1.2 kg
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Auto focus Yes
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Zoom range 1x
#9

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF
 
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f/1.4
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Aperture f/1.4
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Length 100 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 85 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Auto focus No
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Zoom range 1x
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Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Canon EF

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Canon EF
 
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Tamron VC
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 188 mm
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Focus motor Tamron USD
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Image stabilization Tamron VC
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Weight 1.5 kg
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Auto focus Yes
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Zoom range 2.9x