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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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Max focal length 50 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Length 53 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Diameter 71 mm
#2

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
 
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Wide aperture
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f/1.8
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Focus motor Canon STM
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Length 41 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Diameter 69 mm
#3

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
 
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 70 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 113 mm
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Diameter 89 mm
#4

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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Great zoom range
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7.8x
 
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Nikon VR
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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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Max focal length 140 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Length 97 mm
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Zoom range 7.8x
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Diameter 78 mm
#5

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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Max focal length 300 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Length 117 mm
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Diameter 74 mm
#6

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" 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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Great zoom range
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5.5x
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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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Max focal length 300 mm
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Aperture f/4.5
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Length 122 mm
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Zoom range 5.5x
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Diameter 76 mm
#7

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

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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Fixed aperture n/a
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Length 38 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Diameter 64 mm
#9

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

"Love this Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens , use it for weddings, family, senior, wildlife, and pet photography. I would recomment others to purchase this lens!" bhphotovideo.com

 
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Great zoom range
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7.5x
 
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Canon IS
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Fixed aperture No
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Length 101 mm
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Zoom range 7.5x
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Diameter 75 mm
#10

Olympus Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED

Olympus Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED

"Light weight and easy to handle. Imagages are very sharp and bright." bhphotovideo.com

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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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Max focal length 150 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Length 72 mm
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Zoom range 3.8x
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Diameter 66 mm