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A telephoto photo of a man's face

Telephoto lenses that have a 100mm or longer focal length and have a f/2.8 or faster aperture

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

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

"This is one of the sharpest lenses I have ever seen. Love it so much and is on my camera most of the time now." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Canon IS II
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Aperture f/2.8
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Length n/a
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Image stabilization Canon IS II
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Weight 1.5 kg
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Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F

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

"Image quality is outstanding. Pull for manual focus is a sweet feature." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/2.8
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Length 193 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 1.1 kg
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

"All around amazing lens. Sturdy build, and very crisp images. Everyday lens." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Nikon VR II
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Aperture f/2.8
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Length 206 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Image stabilization Nikon VR II
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Weight 1.5 kg
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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO
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Aperture f/2.8
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Min focal length 40 mm
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Max focal length 150 mm
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Length 160 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Zoom range 3.8x
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 0.9 kg
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Pentax SMC DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 ED SDM

Pentax SMC  DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 ED SDM

"Great lens for taking pictures of the kids, fast, smooth zoom and I don't have to be in their face to get a shot, very sharp pictures..." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/2.8
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Length 137 mm
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Focus motor Pentax SDM
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Zoom range 2.7x
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 0.7 kg
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Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM

Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM
 
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Sigma OS
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Aperture f/2.8
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Min focal length 180 mm
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Max focal length 180 mm
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Length 204 mm
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Zoom range 1x
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Weight 1.6 kg
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Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

"It is fantastically sharp, fast to focus on my 350D, light and easy to hand hold. It is nicely balanced even with the 2X converter in place." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/2.8
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Min focal length 200 mm
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Length 137 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Zoom range 1x
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 0.8 kg
#8

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

"This is THE BEST Nikon lens as far as portrait glass goes, it has quality all over it. Built like a tank, pricey, but worth every penny." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/2
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Min focal length 135 mm
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Length 119 mm
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Focus motor None
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Zoom range 1x
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 0.8 kg
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Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

"I have taken unbelievable portrait pictures with this lens. The bokeh is exactly as others have described. I have taken night football and hockey shots which I was not able to get with the kit zoom lenses." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/2.8
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Min focal length 80 mm
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Length 188 mm
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Focus motor None
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Zoom range 2.5x
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 1.3 kg
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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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Aperture f/2
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Min focal length 135 mm
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Length 112 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Zoom range 1x
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 0.8 kg