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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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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Focus motor None
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Length 43 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Zoom range 1x
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Aperture f/1.4
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Diameter 64 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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Wide aperture
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f/1.8
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Focus motor None
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Length 38 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Zoom range 1x
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Aperture f/1.8
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Diameter 64 mm
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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II

Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II
 
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300 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 117 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Zoom range 4x
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Aperture f/4.8
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Diameter 69 mm
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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

"The optics are everything that I had expected and more." bhphotovideo.com

 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Canon IS
 
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Fixed aperture
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Max focal length 105 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Length 107 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Zoom range 4.4x
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Aperture f/4
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Diameter 84 mm
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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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Image stabilization Panasonic MEGA O.I.S.
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Max focal length 100 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 50 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Aperture f/4
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Diameter 56 mm
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Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

"Great lens, Super sharp for both macro and portraits. It is my most used portrait lens. Wonderful fast focus, good build quality." bhphotovideo.com

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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 60 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Length 70 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Zoom range 1x
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Aperture f/2.8
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Diameter 73 mm
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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
 
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Canon IS
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Max focal length 55 mm
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Focus motor Canon STM
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Length 75 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Zoom range 3.1x
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Aperture f/3.5
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Diameter 69 mm
#8

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

"The lens is certainly fast enough for wide angle work." bhphotovideo.com

 
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 40 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Length 97 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Zoom range 2.4x
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Aperture f/4
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Diameter 84 mm
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Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S.

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S.

"Very quick focus and keeping in mind this is a low cost lens that gives decent image results that compare well with its price point. Very happy with it for those times I need that extra reach. Out of focus bokeh is also quite nice." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Panasonic MEGA O.I.S.
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Image stabilization Panasonic MEGA O.I.S.
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 100 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Zoom range 4.4x
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Aperture f/4
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Diameter 70 mm
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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
 
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Great telephoto lens
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400 mm
 
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Canon IS
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Max focal length 400 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Length 188 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Zoom range 4x
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Aperture f/4.5
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Diameter 91 mm