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Nikon Telephoto lenses

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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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Great telephoto lens
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500 mm
 
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Fixed aperture
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Aperture f/5.6
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Zoom range 2.5x
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Max focal length 500 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Length 268 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Min focal length 200 mm
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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

"This is a great zoom lens that raises the bar on the 70 - 200mm at the refurb price" bhphotovideo.com

 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Aperture f/4.5
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Length 142 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Min focal length 70 mm
#3

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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Fixed aperture
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Nikon VR II
 
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Wide aperture
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f/2.8
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Aperture f/2.8
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR II
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Length 206 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Min focal length 70 mm
#4

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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$248.00
 
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Very light
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301 g
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Aperture f/4
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Zoom range 3.6x
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR II
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Length n/a
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Fixed aperture No
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Min focal length 55 mm
#5

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
 
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Wide angle lens
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18 mm
 
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Quite short
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97 mm
 
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$247.37
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Aperture f/3.5
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Zoom range 7.8x
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Max focal length 140 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Length 97 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Min focal length 18 mm
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

"AF is fast, it tracks well, VR works great, images are sharp with good color and contrast, zoom ranges is great for FX" bhphotovideo.com

 
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Great zoom range
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10.7x
 
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Wide angle lens
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28 mm
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Aperture f/3.5
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Zoom range 10.7x
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Length 114 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Min focal length 28 mm
#7

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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Wide aperture
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f/2
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Focus motor None
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Aperture f/2
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Zoom range 1x
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 119 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Min focal length 135 mm
#8

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR
 
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Great zoom range
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16.7x
 
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Wide angle lens
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18 mm
 
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Quite short
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99 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Aperture f/3.5
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Zoom range 16.7x
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Length 99 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Min focal length 18 mm
#9

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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Fixed aperture
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
 
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Wide aperture
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f/2.8
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Focus motor None
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Aperture f/2.8
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Zoom range 2.5x
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 188 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Min focal length 80 mm
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Nikon Nikkor VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

Nikon Nikkor VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

"Been using the lens to take picture on my Whale wathing boat trip and this was an extraordinary experience what an exelent contrast." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Great telephoto lens
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400 mm
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Focus motor None
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Aperture f/4.5
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Zoom range 5x
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Max focal length 400 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Length 170 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Min focal length 80 mm