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Nikon D5000 Portrait lenses

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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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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Zoom range 1x
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Weight 187 g
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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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."

 
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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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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Weight 156 g
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

"The ease of use is fantastic. Lightweight,fast lens everything I need to capture the constant action of rugby."

 
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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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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Zoom range 5.5x
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Min focal length 55 mm
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Aperture f/4.5
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Weight 0.5 kg
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Nikon Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

"This is a very versatile lens, it has a great focal range making it useful for most situations. There are certainty faster lenses but at this price point, you are getting a good VR lens with a respectable range, and acceptable image quality with automatic and manual focus adjustment ring."

 
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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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5.8x
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Zoom range 5.8x
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Min focal length 18 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Weight n/a
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Max focal length 105 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Nikon Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX

"Considering the zoom range and the VR, this lens qualifies as a superb value for DX owners."

 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Nikon VR
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Zoom range 3.1x
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Min focal length 18 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Weight 265 g
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Max focal length 55 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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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

"The macro is incredible for flowers, butterflies, pretty much anything you would want to get 1:2."

 
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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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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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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."

 
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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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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Weight 435 g
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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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."

 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
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Focus motor None
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Weight 425 g
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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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"

 
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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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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Aperture f/4.5
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Weight 0.7 kg
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

"Clarity and color is amazing in low light situations. Also depth of field is amazingly tight at 1.4. I haven't had problems with the autofocus speed. For the price this lens is amazing."

 
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Wide aperture
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f/1.4
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Zoom range 1x
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Aperture f/1.4
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Weight 281 g
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Auto focus Yes