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Telephoto lenses that have a f/2.8 or faster aperture

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

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"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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Zoom range 2.9x
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Auto focus Yes
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 193 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Auto focus Yes
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Max focal length 200 mm
#3

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

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

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Aperture f/2
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Length 112 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Min focal length 135 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 1x
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Auto focus Yes
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

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"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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Zoom range 2.5x
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Auto focus Yes
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Max focal length 200 mm
#5

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75mm f/1.8

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69 mm
 
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Small diameter
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64 mm
 
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Very light
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305 g
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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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Zoom range 1x
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Auto focus Yes
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Max focal length 75 mm
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Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

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"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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Zoom range 1x
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Auto focus Yes
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Max focal length 135 mm
#7

Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Canon EF

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Aperture f/2
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Length 122 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 135 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 1x
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Auto focus No
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Max focal length 135 mm
#8

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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Zoom range 3.8x
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Auto focus Yes
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Max focal length 150 mm
#9

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

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"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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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 137 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Min focal length 200 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 1x
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Auto focus Yes
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Max focal length 200 mm
#10

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF

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f/1.4
 
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$249.00
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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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Zoom range 1x
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Auto focus No
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Max focal length 85 mm