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A telephoto shot of a lion

Wildlife lenses for less than $500 that have a 100mm or longer focal length and have a f/4 or faster aperture

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Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6

Panasonic Lumix G Vario  45-150mm f/4-5.6
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Max focal length 150 mm
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Min focal length 45 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Diameter 62 mm
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Zoom range 3.3x
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Length 73 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 201 g
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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Min focal length 75 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Diameter 71 mm
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Zoom range 4x
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Length 122 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 480 g
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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
 
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Canon IS II
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Max focal length 250 mm
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Min focal length 55 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Diameter 70 mm
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Zoom range 4.5x
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Length 108 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS II
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Weight 390 g
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II
 
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Nikon VR II
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Min focal length 55 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Diameter n/a
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Zoom range 3.6x
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Length n/a
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Image stabilization Nikon VR II
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Weight 301 g
#5

Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM

Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM
 
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Great zoom range
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13.9x
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Max focal length 250 mm
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Min focal length 18 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Diameter 74 mm
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Zoom range 13.9x
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Length 89 mm
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Weight 472 g
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Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F

"I love the crispness and clarity in the pictures." bhphotovideo.com

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Max focal length 300 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Diameter 76 mm
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Length 117 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 435 g
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Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Canon EF

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Canon EF

"I would strongly recommend the zoom telephoto AF70-300 mm Macro Autofocus Lens. I used it on the deer and wild turkeys in my backyard. It was easy for a person with arthritis to use. Loved the autofocus." bhphotovideo.com

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Max focal length 300 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Diameter 76 mm
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Length 117 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 435 g
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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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Max focal length 300 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Diameter 76 mm
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Length 119 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha

"Picture quality is excelent, zoom is great. Overall quality seems decent." bhphotovideo.com

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Max focal length 300 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Diameter 76 mm
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Length 117 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 435 g
#10

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM Contemporary Sony Alpha

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM Contemporary Sony Alpha
 
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Great zoom range
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16.7x
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Min focal length 18 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Diameter 79 mm
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Zoom range 16.7x
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Length 102 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 0.6 kg