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Nikon DX Lenses for less than $500

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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
 
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Nikon VR
 
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Great zoom range
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7.8x
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Zoom range 7.8x
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Aperture f/3.5
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Diameter 78 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Min focal length 18 mm
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Max focal length 140 mm
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Weight 490 g
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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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Wide aperture
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f/1.8
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Zoom range 1x
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Aperture f/1.8
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter n/a
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Min focal length 35 mm
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Max focal length 35 mm
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Weight 200 g
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Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX Nikon F

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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
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Zoom range 1.8x
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Aperture f/2.8
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter n/a
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Min focal length 11 mm
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Max focal length 20 mm
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon F

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon F

"The OS works excellent. Clear at even 200mm and nice bokeh." bhphotovideo.com

 
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
 
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Sigma OS
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Aperture f/2.8
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Diameter 84 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Min focal length 17 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Weight 0.6 kg
#5

Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Nikon F

Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Nikon F
 
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Fixed aperture
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
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Zoom range 1.5x
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Aperture f/2.8
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 84 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Min focal length 11 mm
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Max focal length 16 mm
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Weight 0.6 kg
#6

Tamron SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DI II Nikon F

Tamron SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DI II Nikon F

"This is my first wide angle zoom and I don't see a reason to purchase another. Color and contrast are great, good edge to edge sharpness. Zoom ring is tight and well dampened." bhphotovideo.com

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Zoom range 2.4x
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Aperture f/3.5
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 79 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Min focal length 10 mm
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Max focal length 24 mm
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Weight 406 g
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Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Nikon F

Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Nikon F

"It is extremely sharp and is definatly wide enough. This is a true wide angle lens." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Fixed aperture
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
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Zoom range 2x
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Aperture f/3.5
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 86 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Min focal length 10 mm
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Max focal length 20 mm
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Weight 0.5 kg
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Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Nikon F

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Nikon F

"This is a fantastic lens! Great versatility, sharpness, focus and ease of use. Fabulous photos!" bhphotovideo.com

 
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Great zoom range
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11.1x
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Zoom range 11.1x
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Aperture f/3.5
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 74 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Min focal length 18 mm
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Weight 398 g
#9

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II
 
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Nikon VR II
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Zoom range 3.6x
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Aperture f/4
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Image stabilization Nikon VR II
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Diameter n/a
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Fixed aperture No
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Min focal length 55 mm
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Weight 301 g
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Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F
 
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Great zoom range
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16.7x
 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
 
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Sigma OS
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Zoom range 16.7x
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Aperture f/3.5
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Diameter 79 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Min focal length 18 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Weight 0.6 kg