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Nikon F Portrait lenses

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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II

"This lens covers almost everything you could need for shooting DX photos in daylight. Carry this and a low-light lens, and you're set, nothing else necessary in the bag." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Great zoom range
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11.1x
 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Nikon VR II
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Zoom range 11.1x
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Max focal length 200 mm
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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 II
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Length 97 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Min focal length 18 mm
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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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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Zoom range 1x
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Max focal length 50 mm
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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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Length 53 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Min focal length 50 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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Zoom range 4.3x
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Max focal length 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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Length 117 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Min focal length 70 mm
#4

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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Zoom range 1x
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Max focal length 50 mm
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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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Length 38 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon F

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon F

"The OS works excellent. Clear at even 200mm and nice bokeh." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Fixed aperture
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Aperture f/2.8
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Length 91 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Min focal length 17 mm
#6

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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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Zoom range 7.8x
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Max focal length 140 mm
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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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Length 97 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Min focal length 18 mm
#7

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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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Zoom range 5.5x
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Aperture f/4.5
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Length 122 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Min focal length 55 mm
#8

Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Nikon F

Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Nikon F

"I was able to shoot at shutter speeds as low as 1/6 second hand held @ ISO 1250 with a Nikon D300. Resulting photos were sharp except for movement in the scene." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Fixed aperture
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Aperture f/2.8
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Image stabilization Tamron VC
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Length 94 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Min focal length 17 mm
#9

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." bhphotovideo.com

 
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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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Zoom range 4.3x
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Aperture f/4
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Image stabilization None
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Length 117 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Min focal length 70 mm
#10

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR
 
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Great zoom range
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16.7x
 
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Nikon VR
 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
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Zoom range 16.7x
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Max focal length 300 mm
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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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Length 99 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Min focal length 18 mm