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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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Zoom range 1x
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Fixed aperture n/a
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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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Aperture f/1.8
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Diameter 64 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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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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Fixed aperture No
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Max focal length 140 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Length 97 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Diameter 78 mm
#3

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
 
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f/1.8
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Zoom range 1x
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Focus motor Canon STM
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Length 41 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Diameter 69 mm
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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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f/1.8
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Zoom range 1x
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 35 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Length n/a
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Aperture f/1.8
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Diameter n/a
#5

Sony E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3

Sony E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3
 
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11.1x
 
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200 mm
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Zoom range 11.1x
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Fixed aperture No
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 102 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Diameter 76 mm
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Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS

Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS
 
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
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Zoom range 5.8x
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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Max focal length 105 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 110 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Diameter 78 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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f/1.8
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Zoom range 1x
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Length 53 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Diameter 71 mm
#8

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
 
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Canon IS
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Zoom range 1.8x
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Fixed aperture No
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Max focal length 18 mm
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Focus motor Canon STM
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Length 72 mm
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Aperture f/4.5
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Diameter 75 mm
#9

Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Canon EF

Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Canon EF
 
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f/1.4
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Zoom range 1x
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 24 mm
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Length 90 mm
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Aperture f/1.4
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Diameter 85 mm
#10

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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Zoom range 7.5x
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Fixed aperture No
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 101 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Diameter 75 mm