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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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$999.99
 
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79 mm
 
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40 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 0.9 kg
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Diameter 79 mm
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Length 160 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 150 mm
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Min focal length 40 mm
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Zoom range 3.8x
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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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1.6 kg
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 1.6 kg
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Diameter 95 mm
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Length 204 mm
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Max focal length 180 mm
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Min focal length 180 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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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

"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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Weight 2.9 kg
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Diameter 125 mm
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Length 267 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR II
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Min focal length 300 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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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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86 mm
 
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70 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 1.4 kg
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Diameter 86 mm
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Length 198 mm
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Zoom range 2.9x
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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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Weight 3.9 kg
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Diameter 163 mm
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Length 343 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS II
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Max focal length 400 mm
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Min focal length 400 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Olympus 300mm f/2.8 ED

Olympus 300mm f/2.8 ED

"This is one Super Len’s…the tack sharpness though out all the stop’s is fantastic. It is quick to focus and great in low light situations." bhphotovideo.com

 
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127 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 3.3 kg
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Diameter 285 mm
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Length 127 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Min focal length 300 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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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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Weight 2.3 kg
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Diameter 127 mm
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Length 249 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS II
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Min focal length 300 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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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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Weight 2.4 kg
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Diameter 119 mm
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Length 213 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Min focal length 300 mm
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Zoom range 1x
#9

Olympus Zuiko 90-250mm f/2.8 ED

Olympus Zuiko 90-250mm f/2.8 ED

"It was perfect for several graduations. I generally use it with my E3 body, which makes the whole system very weather resistant." bhphotovideo.com

 
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90 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 3.3 kg
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Diameter 125 mm
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Length 277 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 250 mm
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Min focal length 90 mm
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Zoom range 2.8x
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Pentax SMC DA* 200mm f/2.8 ED SDM

Pentax SMC  DA* 200mm f/2.8 ED SDM

"Unbelievable image clarity with zero distortion. Impressive build and quality workmanship." bhphotovideo.com

 
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$849.95
 
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84 mm
 
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0.8 kg
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 0.8 kg
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Diameter 84 mm
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Length 135 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Min focal length 200 mm
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Zoom range 1x