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Wildlife lenses that have a f/2.8 or faster aperture

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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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Very light
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1.6 kg
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Aperture f/2.8
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Weight 1.6 kg
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Min focal length 180 mm
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Length 204 mm
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Diameter 95 mm
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Max focal length 180 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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400 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Image stabilization Canon IS II
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Weight 3.9 kg
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Min focal length 400 mm
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Length 343 mm
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Diameter 163 mm
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Max focal length 400 mm
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR

"Auto focus is dead accurate and super fast, my perception is this is one of the fastest focusing Nikon lenses available and I've got numerous experience with the Nikon line to compare it against." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Nikon VR
 
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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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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Weight 4.6 kg
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Min focal length 400 mm
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Length 368 mm
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Diameter 160 mm
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Max focal length 400 mm
#4

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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$1,149.00
 
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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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Image stabilization None
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Weight 0.9 kg
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Min focal length 40 mm
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Length 160 mm
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Diameter 79 mm
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Max focal length 150 mm
#5

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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$1,100.00
 
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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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Image stabilization None
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Weight 1 kg
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Length 157 mm
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Diameter 87 mm
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Max focal length 200 mm
#6

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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$899.99
 
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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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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Weight 1.4 kg
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Length 198 mm
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Diameter 86 mm
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Max focal length 200 mm
#7

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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Image stabilization Canon IS II
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Weight 2.3 kg
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Min focal length 300 mm
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Length 249 mm
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Diameter 127 mm
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Max focal length 300 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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Aperture f/2.8
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Image stabilization Nikon VR II
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Weight 2.9 kg
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Min focal length 300 mm
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Length 267 mm
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Diameter 125 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
#9

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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Image stabilization None
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Weight 2.4 kg
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Min focal length 300 mm
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Length 213 mm
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Diameter 119 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
#10

Olympus 150mm f/2 ED

Olympus 150mm f/2 ED

"First off - f/2 + 150mm = AMAZING bokeh! your backgrounds always end up nice & creamy, which makes your main subject pop out beautifully in the frame." bhphotovideo.com

 
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100 mm
 
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150 mm
 
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1.6 kg
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Aperture f/2
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 1.6 kg
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Min focal length 150 mm
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Length 150 mm
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Diameter 100 mm
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Max focal length 150 mm