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Low light lenses that have a 100mm or longer focal length

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Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

"The images it creates are very sharp, even wide open, and the colors and contrast are great. It's not a huge lens and doesn't stick out on the street like a white 70-200 or anything of that nature." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Diameter 81 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Weight 0.8 kg
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Image stabilization None
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Length 112 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 135 mm
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Sony 135mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss T*

Sony 135mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss T*
 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Diameter 88 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Weight 1 kg
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Image stabilization None
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Length 115 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 135 mm
#3

Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Canon EF

Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Canon EF
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Diameter 82 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Weight 0.8 kg
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Image stabilization None
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Length 122 mm
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Auto focus No
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Min focal length 135 mm
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Nikon Nikkor DC 105mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 105mm f/2D

"This lens is tack sharp on my D300s, with the added ability to make the dreamiest out of focus backgrounds imaginable" bhphotovideo.com

 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Max focal length 105 mm
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Diameter 79 mm
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Focus motor None
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Image stabilization None
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Length 112 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 105 mm
#5

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

"Great for portraits! Puts backgrounds beautifully out of focus." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Diameter 79 mm
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Focus motor None
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Weight 0.8 kg
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Image stabilization None
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Length 119 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 135 mm
#6

Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM

"Sharper than most lenses wide open. Really sharp beyond. Using it mostly for nature photos." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
 
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$59.50
 
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Quite short
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74 mm
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Max focal length 100 mm
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Diameter 75 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Weight 460 g
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Image stabilization None
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Length 74 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 100 mm
#7

Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM

Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM

"This is the best lens Canon makes. It focuses even faster than the 300mm f/2.8. This lens has made some of the best photos I have ever taken. Great colors, contrast and focus speed. " bhphotovideo.com

 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Canon IS
 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Diameter 127 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Weight 2.5 kg
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Length 208 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 200 mm
#8

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200mm f/2G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200mm f/2G ED VR II
 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Nikon VR II
 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Diameter 125 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Weight 2.9 kg
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Image stabilization Nikon VR II
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Length 203 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 200 mm
#9

Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZF.2 Nikon F

Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZF.2 Nikon F
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Diameter 84 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Weight 0.9 kg
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Image stabilization None
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Length 105 mm
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Auto focus No
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Min focal length 135 mm
#10

Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZE Canon EF

Zeiss Makro-Planar  T* 100mm f/2 ZE Canon EF

"The best lens I've ever used. It's optical performance is overwhelming - aberrations are extremely well corrected, extremely sharp across the frame at all apertures with no distortion whatsoever." bhphotovideo.com

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Max focal length 100 mm
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Diameter 76 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Weight 0.7 kg
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Image stabilization None
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Length 113 mm
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Auto focus No
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Min focal length 100 mm