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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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Focus motor Canon STM
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 1x
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Aperture f/1.8
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Length 41 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 69 mm
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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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Focus motor Canon STM
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Max focal length 18 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Zoom range 1.8x
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Aperture f/4.5
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Length 72 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 75 mm
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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
 
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250 mm
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Focus motor Canon STM
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Max focal length 250 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Zoom range 4.5x
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Aperture f/4
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Length 111 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 70 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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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 1x
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Aperture f/1.8
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Length 53 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 71 mm
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Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM
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Focus motor Canon STM
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Max focal length 24 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 1x
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 23 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 68 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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Focus motor None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 1x
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Aperture f/1.8
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Length 38 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 64 mm
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

"Use it in low light or for portraits, or as a general walk around lens. It's the one that stays on my camera all the time now. " bhphotovideo.com

 
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Wide aperture
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f/1.8
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 1x
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Aperture f/1.8
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Length 41 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 69 mm
#8

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

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

"This is a great universal lens. the color is good and the quality is crisp- just what you would expect from a canon lens." bhphotovideo.com

 
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
 
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Canon IS
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Max focal length 105 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Zoom range 4.4x
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Aperture f/4
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Length 107 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Diameter 84 mm
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Nikon Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Nikon Nikkor  70-300mm f/4-5.6G

"Unbeatable value for money in comparison to competing mid-range zoom lenses when it comes to outdoor, sport and wildlife photopraphy." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
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Focus motor None
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Aperture f/4
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Length 117 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 74 mm
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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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300 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 4x
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Aperture f/4
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Length 122 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 71 mm