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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

"Awesome lens, affordable, quality construction, noticably faster than older lens, definitely has improved picture quality/sharpness"

 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Length 123 mm
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Aperture f/4.5
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Zoom range 5.5x
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Min focal length 55 mm
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

"I purchased this lens because it's small, sharp, fast, light and cheap. Something I can put on my Canon body and take with me on business trips "

 
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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 Generic motor
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Length 41 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Weight 132 g
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Zoom range 1x
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Min focal length 50 mm
#3

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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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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Weight 154 g
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Zoom range 1x
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Min focal length 50 mm
#4

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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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 n/a
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Aperture f/1.8
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Weight 187 g
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Zoom range 1x
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Min focal length 50 mm
#5

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS

"Great price for a relatively powerful lens. Internal stabilization is a must- works wonders!"

 
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Canon IS
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Max focal length 250 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length n/a
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Aperture f/4
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Weight 390 g
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Zoom range 4.5x
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Min focal length 55 mm
#6

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."

 
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7.5x
 
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Canon IS
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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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Weight 455 g
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Zoom range 7.5x
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Min focal length 18 mm
#7

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

"Focusing to 9" (film plane) it meets my needs perfectly. Vibration reduction is a definite plus as I do not like dealing with a tripod but shoot most of my photos "hand-held.""

 
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Nikon VR
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Max focal length 55 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Length 79 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Weight 265 g
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Zoom range 3.1x
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Min focal length 18 mm
#8

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

"Great zoom, excellent clarity!! It goes perfect on my canon T2i."

 
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Canon IS
 
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300 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Length 142 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Min focal length 70 mm
#9

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."

 
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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 Nikon AF-S
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Length 54 mm
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Aperture f/1.4
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Weight 280 g
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Zoom range 1x
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Min focal length 50 mm
#10

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED

"This lens is light weight and produces good clean images."

 
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Nikon VR
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Length 100 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Weight 335 g
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Zoom range 3.6x
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Min focal length 55 mm