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A football shot from the Jets vs the Eagles

Sports lenses for less than $1,000

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Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

"Works brilliantly for me on FF or 1.3 crop camera in event filming and portrait still work." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Auto focus Yes
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Aperture f/2
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Length 112 mm
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 81 mm
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Min focal length 135 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f/2.8
 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Auto focus Yes
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 99 mm
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Max focal length 100 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 69 mm
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Min focal length 35 mm
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Zoom range 2.9x
#3

Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Canon EF

Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Canon EF
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Auto focus No
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Aperture f/2
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Length 122 mm
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 82 mm
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Min focal length 135 mm
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Zoom range 1x
#4

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 75mm f/1.8
 
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Supports autofocus
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Quite short
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69 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Aperture f/1.8
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Length 69 mm
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Max focal length 75 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 64 mm
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Min focal length 75 mm
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Zoom range 1x
#5

Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro

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Auto focus No
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 148 mm
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Max focal length 100 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 73 mm
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Min focal length 100 mm
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Zoom range 1x
#6

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM
 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
 
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Wide aperture
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f/1.4
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Auto focus Yes
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Aperture f/1.4
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Length 86 mm
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Max focal length 85 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 86 mm
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Min focal length 85 mm
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Zoom range 1x
#7

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

"It's worked great so far, especially in low light situations like indoor events or taking pics at dusk." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Auto focus Yes
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 137 mm
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 84 mm
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Min focal length 200 mm
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Zoom range 1x
#8

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Canon EF

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Canon EF

"I bought this lens to take pictures of my sons select soccer games, with my f/5.6 lens the pictures would have a blur. The pictures I took this weekend are unbelievable. There was no blur and I took about 300 photos over two days." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Auto focus Yes
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 193 mm
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 89 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Zoom range 2.9x
#9

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F

"It's a great lens, definitely worth saving the money from the Nikon 70-200mm. It's great for portraits as well, and it's more durable and sturdy than I expected." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Auto focus Yes
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 193 mm
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 89 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Zoom range 2.9x
#10

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Canon EF

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Canon EF
 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Sigma OS
 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Auto focus Yes
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 198 mm
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Diameter 86 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Zoom range 2.9x