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A telephoto shot of a lion

Wildlife lenses for less than $500 that have a generic focus motor, have a 300mm or longer focal length and have a f/4 or faster aperture

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

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 71 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Min focal length 75 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Weight 480 g
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Zoom range 4x
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Length 122 mm
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Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F

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

"I love the crispness and clarity in the pictures." bhphotovideo.com

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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 76 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Weight 435 g
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Length 117 mm
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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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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 76 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Weight 435 g
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Length 117 mm
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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon F

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon F

"The macro is incredible for flowers, butterflies, pretty much anything you would want to get 1:2." bhphotovideo.com

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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 76 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Length 119 mm
#5

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha

"Dismounting and mounting us fast. Surprisingly also the focus is fast and good." bhphotovideo.com

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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 76 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Weight 435 g
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Length 117 mm
#6

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Canon EF

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Canon EF
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 76 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Length 120 mm
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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Sony Alpha

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Sony Alpha

"I've been using this lens for over a year, and feel it is well worth the money. For a very reasonable price you get a lens that has reasonable sharpness, and an effective macro. There are much cheaper lenses out there and much more expensive ones too. If you are looking for a good zoom lens at a reasonable price, you should put this on your list of top contenders." bhphotovideo.com

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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 77 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Weight 0.5 kg
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Length 120 mm
#8

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro

"Even though the info says it's only for Sigma camera's, it works very well on my Nikon D90." bhphotovideo.com

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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 77 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Weight 0.5 kg
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Length 120 mm
#9

Pentax SMC HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR

Pentax SMC HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 71 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Min focal length 55 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Weight 466 g
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Zoom range 5.5x
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Length 112 mm
#10

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Canon EF

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Canon EF

"Great range, compact size, good operation, sound construction." bhphotovideo.com

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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 76 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Weight 0.5 kg
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Length 120 mm