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Wildlife 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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79 mm
 
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$1,099.99
 
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40 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Diameter 79 mm
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Weight 0.9 kg
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Image stabilization None
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Length 160 mm
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Min focal length 40 mm
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Max focal length 150 mm
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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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$1,699.00
 
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95 mm
 
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Sigma OS
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Aperture f/2.8
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 95 mm
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Weight 1.6 kg
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Length 204 mm
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Min focal length 180 mm
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Max focal length 180 mm
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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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Canon IS II
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Aperture f/2.8
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 127 mm
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Weight 2.3 kg
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Image stabilization Canon IS II
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Length 249 mm
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Min focal length 300 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
#4

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

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

"If you want the best possible lens at this focal length then this is the best money can buy. I think from a value perspective this lens with the various tele-converters give you the most coverage and value for the money. I do also shoot a 70-200mm f/2.8 with and without the tele-converters with very good results, however the sharpness with this lens as expected is beyond comparison." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Nikon VR II
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Aperture f/2.8
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 125 mm
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Weight 2.9 kg
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Image stabilization Nikon VR II
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Length 267 mm
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Min focal length 300 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Olympus Zuiko 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED SWD

Olympus Zuiko 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED SWD

"Excellent lens for sport and fast action. The external zooming makes it a bit fragile if you're shooting in crowds or potentially damaging environments." bhphotovideo.com

 
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$1,063.86
 
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87 mm
 
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50 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 87 mm
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Weight 1 kg
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Image stabilization None
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Length 157 mm
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Max focal length 200 mm
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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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Great telephoto lens
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400 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 163 mm
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Weight 3.9 kg
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Image stabilization Canon IS II
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Length 343 mm
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Min focal length 400 mm
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Max focal length 400 mm
#7

Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM

Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM
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Aperture f/2.8
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 119 mm
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Weight 2.4 kg
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Image stabilization None
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Length 213 mm
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Min focal length 300 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
#8

Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Nikon F

Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Nikon F

"Sharp, quick and built great." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/2.8
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 119 mm
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Weight 2.4 kg
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Image stabilization None
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Length 213 mm
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Min focal length 300 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
#9

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

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM
 
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$1,299.00
 
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Small diameter
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86 mm
 
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70 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Diameter 86 mm
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Weight 1.4 kg
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Length 198 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Olympus 300mm f/2.8 ED

Olympus 300mm f/2.8 ED

"I rented this lens for the NCAA Lacrosse finals and it didn't disappoint. It was extremely quick with focusing, even with a 1.4x teleconverter on the lens." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Quite short
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127 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 285 mm
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Weight 3.3 kg
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Image stabilization None
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Length 127 mm
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Min focal length 300 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm