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Portrait lenses

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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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Aperture f/1.8
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Length 38 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Min focal length 50 mm
#2

Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable

Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Aperture f/3.5
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Length 30 mm
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Zoom range 3.1x
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Min focal length 16 mm
#3

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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Aperture f/3.5
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Max focal length 140 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Length 97 mm
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Zoom range 7.8x
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Min focal length 18 mm
#4

Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS

Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS
 
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Fixed aperture
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Aperture f/4
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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Max focal length 105 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Length 110 mm
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Zoom range 5.8x
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Min focal length 18 mm
#5

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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More advanced image stabilization
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Canon IS
 
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Great zoom range
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7.5x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Aperture f/3.5
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Length 101 mm
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Zoom range 7.5x
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Min focal length 18 mm
#6

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

"As advertised THE BEST MACRO LENS FOR YOUR MONEY! Auto focus is so smooth that you do not realize that it is on." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Canon IS
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Aperture f/2.8
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Max focal length 100 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Length 123 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Min focal length 100 mm
#7

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

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

"The optics are everything that I had expected and more." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Fixed aperture
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Canon IS
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Aperture f/4
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Max focal length 105 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Length 107 mm
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Zoom range 4.4x
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Min focal length 24 mm
#8

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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Aperture f/4
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Length 117 mm
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Min focal length 70 mm
#9

Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS

Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Aperture f/2.8
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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Max focal length 90 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Length 131 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Min focal length 90 mm
#10

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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Aperture f/1.8
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Length 53 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Min focal length 50 mm