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Portrait lenses for less than $500 that have a generic focus motor and 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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Quite short
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30 mm
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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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Length 30 mm
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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Diameter 65 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Min focal length 16 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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Length 101 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Diameter 75 mm
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Min focal length 18 mm
#3

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6

Panasonic Lumix G Vario  45-150mm f/4-5.6
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Aperture f/4
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Zoom range 3.3x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 73 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 62 mm
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Max focal length 150 mm
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Min focal length 45 mm
#4

Sony E-Mount 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

Sony E-Mount 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
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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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Length 60 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 62 mm
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Max focal length 55 mm
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Min focal length 18 mm
#5

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III
 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Zoom range 4x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 122 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 71 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Min focal length 75 mm
#6

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Canon IS II
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Aperture f/4
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Zoom range 4.5x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 108 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS II
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Diameter 70 mm
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Max focal length 250 mm
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Min focal length 55 mm
#7

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F

"This is a good lens for the price. It is light enough to carry all day, it has macro capabilities and it is relatively fast on focusing. I use this lens for sports, challenged youth. It is also perfect for wildlife and closeups of plant life. I would recommend this lens." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 117 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 76 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
#8

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Canon EF

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Canon EF

"I would strongly recommend the zoom telephoto AF70-300 mm Macro Autofocus Lens. I used it on the deer and wild turkeys in my backyard. It was easy for a person with arthritis to use. Loved the autofocus." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 117 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 76 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
#9

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S.

Panasonic Lumix G Vario  35-100mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S.
 
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Panasonic MEGA O.I.S.
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Aperture f/4
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 50 mm
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Image stabilization Panasonic MEGA O.I.S.
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Diameter 56 mm
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Max focal length 100 mm
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Min focal length 35 mm
#10

Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS

Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS
 
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Wide aperture
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f/1.8
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Aperture f/1.8
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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 62 mm
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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Diameter 62 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Min focal length 50 mm