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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G
 
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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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Fixed aperture n/a
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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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Max focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 71 mm
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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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Quite short
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38 mm
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Focus motor None
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Fixed aperture n/a
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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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Max focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 64 mm
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Nikon Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

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

"This lens is light weight, easy to remove from camera and very easy to focus. I used jut this and my 18mm-55mm lenses. I would enthusiastically reccomend to a friend." 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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Fixed aperture No
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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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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 74 mm
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Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon F

Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon F

"There are two things that impressed me as soon as I started to use it. It's sharpness is great at all focal lenghts and all apertures all the way to F16 ." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
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Focus motor Tamron USD
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Fixed aperture No
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Image stabilization Tamron VC
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Aperture f/4
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Length 150 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 82 mm
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

"Super background blur for a lens of this speed and yes the VR helps" bhphotovideo.com

 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Nikon VR
 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Fixed aperture No
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Aperture f/4.5
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Length 142 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 79 mm
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

"I love how light weight and compact this lens is. Its sharpness at 1.4 is amazing." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Wide aperture
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f/1.4
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 1x
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Aperture f/1.4
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Length 53 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 74 mm
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

"I bought this lens to fill the gap between my 14-24 and 70-200 and have not been disappointed. It is as every bit as good as the other two professional products." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Fixed aperture
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 132 mm
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Max focal length 70 mm
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Diameter 84 mm
#8

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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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Fixed aperture No
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Zoom range 7.8x
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Aperture f/3.5
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Length 97 mm
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Max focal length 140 mm
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Diameter 78 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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Quite short
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43 mm
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Focus motor None
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 1x
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Aperture f/1.4
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Length 43 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 64 mm
#10

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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Focus motor Generic motor
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Fixed aperture No
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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 119 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 76 mm