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Nikon F Lenses for less than $400

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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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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
 
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Wide aperture
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f/1.8
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Zoom range 1x
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Max focal length 35 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length n/a
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Aperture f/1.8
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Diameter n/a
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Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.8D

"Perfect photos at 65 mph at f8 @1/800! This lens lets in lots of light so I can use a fast shutter and get absolutely no blur at highway speeds." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Wide aperture
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f/1.8
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Focus motor None
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Zoom range 1x
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 38 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Diameter 64 mm
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G
 
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Silent and fast
 
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Wide aperture
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f/1.8
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Zoom range 1x
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 53 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Diameter 71 mm
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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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More advanced image stabilization
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Nikon VR
 
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Great zoom range
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7.8x
 
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Zoom range 7.8x
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Fixed aperture No
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Max focal length 140 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Length 97 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Diameter 78 mm
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Nikon Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D

Nikon Nikkor  24mm f/2.8D

"Great build quality, super fast autofocus. -perfect lens for landscapes, and some general photography." bhphotovideo.com

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Focus motor None
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Zoom range 1x
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Max focal length 24 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 46 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Diameter 64 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

"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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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Fixed aperture No
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 117 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Diameter 76 mm
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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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More advanced image stabilization
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Sigma OS
 
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Length 91 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Diameter 84 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

"I recently took a trip up and down the coast of California and took only this one lens...it worked perfectly! I could not have been happier with the results." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Fixed aperture No
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 119 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Diameter 76 mm
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Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD [IF] Nikon F

Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD [IF] Nikon F

"I have had this lens for only a few weeks, but it's definitely become my primary lens for my D90. I really like the weight and size." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Fixed aperture
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 81 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Diameter 74 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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Wide aperture
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f/1.4
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Focus motor None
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Zoom range 1x
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 43 mm
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Aperture f/1.4
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Diameter 64 mm