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Lenses for less than $600 that have a f/4 or faster aperture

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Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable

Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable
 
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Sony SteadyShot
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Aperture f/3.5
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Zoom range 3.1x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Auto focus Yes
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Fixed aperture No
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Length 30 mm
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS

Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS
 
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Sony SteadyShot
 
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Great zoom range
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5.8x
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Aperture f/4
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Zoom range 5.8x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Auto focus Yes
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Length 110 mm
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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Max focal length 105 mm
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

"Clarity and color is amazing in low light situations. Also depth of field is amazingly tight at 1.4. I haven't had problems with the autofocus speed. For the price this lens is amazing." bhphotovideo.com

 
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f/1.4
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Aperture f/1.4
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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Auto focus Yes
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Length 53 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.4D

"Love this lens for those closeup shots. I needed a lens with a high F stop and I love to take portrait shots and it works great for them. The background blurs just like I needed it to!" bhphotovideo.com

 
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f/1.4
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Aperture f/1.4
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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor None
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Auto focus Yes
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Length 43 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

"This lens has quickly become my default lens. It's very versatile, and the system allows focus to be tweaked manually after auto-focusing. For the price you can't beat it." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/1.8
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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Auto focus Yes
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Length n/a
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 35 mm
#6

Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS

Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS
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Aperture f/2
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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Auto focus No
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Length 58 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 12 mm
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Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.8D

"This is a MUST OWN lens in the Nikon AF line. Not only sharp and fast, but my favorite perspective and CHEAP to buy! It's the best way to learn how ALL of the photojournalists in the 40s-70s shot EVERYTHING they printed." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/1.8
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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor None
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Auto focus Yes
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Length 38 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

"The photos have more vivid colors and a better sharp than my other normal lense. Its really great." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Canon IS
 
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Great zoom range
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7.5x
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Aperture f/3.5
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Zoom range 7.5x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Auto focus Yes
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Fixed aperture No
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Length 101 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6

Panasonic Lumix G Vario  12-32mm f/3.5-5.6
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Aperture f/3.5
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Zoom range 2.7x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Auto focus Yes
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Fixed aperture No
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Length 24 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 32 mm
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Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F

"It's a great lens, definitely worth saving the money from the Nikon 70-200mm. It's great for portraits as well, and it's more durable and sturdy than I expected." bhphotovideo.com

 
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
 
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Great telephoto lens
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200 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Auto focus Yes
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Length 193 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 200 mm