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#11

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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Quite short
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41 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Aperture f/1.8
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Focus motor Canon STM
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 41 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 69 mm
#12

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." 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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Aperture f/4
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 119 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 76 mm
#13

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

"An absolutely terrific lens and a great asset to better image making; the image stabilization allows for fluid movement and freedom from the tripod and still provides crisp images in difficult lighting situations." 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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Zoom range 2.9x
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Aperture f/4
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Length 173 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Diameter 76 mm
#14

Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon F

Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon F

"There are two things that impressed me as soon as I started to use it. It's sharpness is great at all focal lenghts and all apertures all the way to F16 ." 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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Aperture f/4
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Focus motor Tamron USD
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Image stabilization Tamron VC
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Length 150 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 82 mm
#15

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

"You'll immediately be impressed with the sharpness and detail of your images, and the beautiful boken when shooting at f/2.8. The results are jaw-dropping. It has quickly become my favorite lens." bhphotovideo.com

 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Canon IS II
 
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Fixed aperture
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Aperture f/2.8
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS II
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Length n/a
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Diameter n/a
#16

Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

"Solid construction. Good feel during use. Good combination of characteristics cover most every-day needs minimizing lense changing." 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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Canon IS
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Zoom range 11.1x
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Aperture f/3.5
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Length 102 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 79 mm
#17

Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G

Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G
 
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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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Aperture f/4.5
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 135 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 83 mm
#18

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 POWER O.I.S.

Panasonic Lumix G Vario  14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 POWER O.I.S.
 
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Great zoom range
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10x
 
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Panasonic O.I.S.
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Zoom range 10x
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Aperture f/3.5
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Max focal length 140 mm
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Image stabilization Panasonic O.I.S.
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Length 75 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 67 mm
#19

Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 60mm f/2.8G ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 60mm f/2.8G ED

"I use this lens for taking photos of jewelry for our gallery. It works great for closeups of small, shiny objects. Work will no longer go out the door without being photographed." bhphotovideo.com

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Zoom range 1x
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Aperture f/2.8
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Max focal length 60 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 89 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 71 mm
#20

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

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Canon IS
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Zoom range 4.5x
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Aperture f/4
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Focus motor Canon STM
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Max focal length 250 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Length 111 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 70 mm