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Wildlife lenses that have a 300mm or longer focal length

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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

"Awesome lens, affordable, quality construction, noticably faster than older lens, definitely has improved picture quality/sharpness" bhphotovideo.com

 
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Nikon VR
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Weight 0.5 kg
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Diameter 76 mm
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Min focal length 55 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Length 122 mm
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Aperture f/4.5
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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

"Great zoom, excellent clarity!! It goes perfect on my canon T2i." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Diameter 76 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Length 142 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G

Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Weight 0.8 kg
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 83 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Length 135 mm
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Aperture f/4.5
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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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$69.61
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Weight 480 g
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 71 mm
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Min focal length 75 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Length 122 mm
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Aperture f/4
#5

Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

"Super background blur for a lens of this speed and yes the VR helps" bhphotovideo.com

 
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Weight 0.7 kg
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Diameter 79 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Length 142 mm
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Aperture f/4.5
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
 
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
 
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500 mm
 
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Max focal length 500 mm
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Weight 2.1 kg
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Diameter 108 mm
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Min focal length 200 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Length 268 mm
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Aperture f/5.6
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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

"I recently took a trip up and down the coast of California and took only this one lens...it worked perfectly! I could not have been happier with the results." bhphotovideo.com

 
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$169.00
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 76 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Length 119 mm
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Aperture f/4
#8

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
 
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Canon IS II
 
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f/2.8
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Weight 2.3 kg
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Image stabilization Canon IS II
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Diameter 127 mm
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Min focal length 300 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Length 249 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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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

"Dismounting and mounting us fast. Surprisingly also the focus is fast and good." bhphotovideo.com

 
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$189.99
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Weight 435 g
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 76 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Length 117 mm
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Aperture f/4
#10

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VR
 
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500 mm
 
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Max focal length 500 mm
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Weight 3.9 kg
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Diameter 140 mm
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Min focal length 500 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Length 391 mm
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Aperture f/4