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Telephoto lenses that have a f/2.8 or faster aperture

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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

"All around amazing lens. Sturdy build, and very crisp images. Everyday 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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Image stabilization Nikon VR II
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Weight 1.5 kg
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Diameter 86 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Max focal length 200 mm
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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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Image stabilization Canon IS II
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Weight 1.5 kg
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Diameter n/a
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

"Works brilliantly for me on FF or 1.3 crop camera in event filming and portrait still work." bhphotovideo.com

 
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112 mm
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Aperture f/2
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Length 112 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 0.8 kg
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Diameter 81 mm
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Min focal length 135 mm
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Max focal length 135 mm
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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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300 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 267 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR II
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Weight 2.9 kg
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Diameter 125 mm
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Min focal length 300 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
#5

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon F

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon F
 
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$876.98
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 188 mm
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Image stabilization Tamron VC
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Weight 1.5 kg
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Focus motor Tamron USD
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Diameter 86 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Max focal length 200 mm
#6

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

"It is fantastically sharp, fast to focus on my 350D, light and easy to hand hold. It is nicely balanced even with the 2X converter in place." bhphotovideo.com

 
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$700.84
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 137 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 0.8 kg
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Diameter 84 mm
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Min focal length 200 mm
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Max focal length 200 mm
#7

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

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

"This lens is many things. It is pretty sharp, amazingly so above f/4. It is durable, it is reliable it is fast. It is a great deal." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 188 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 1.3 kg
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Focus motor None
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Diameter 86 mm
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Min focal length 80 mm
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Max focal length 200 mm
#8

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

Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO
 
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40 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 160 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 0.9 kg
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Diameter 79 mm
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Min focal length 40 mm
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Max focal length 150 mm
#9

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Canon EF

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Canon EF
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 198 mm
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Weight 1.4 kg
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Diameter 86 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM
 
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86 mm
 
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f/1.4
 
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$878.55
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Aperture f/1.4
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Length 86 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 0.7 kg
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Diameter 86 mm
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Min focal length 85 mm
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Max focal length 85 mm