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Wildlife lenses for less than $300

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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
 
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Canon IS
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Zoom range 4.5x
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Max focal length 250 mm
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Focus motor Canon STM
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Min focal length 55 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Diameter 70 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Length 111 mm
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Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount

Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount
 
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Sony SteadyShot
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Zoom range 3.8x
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Max focal length 210 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 55 mm
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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Diameter 64 mm
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Aperture f/4.5
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Length 108 mm
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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

"This is a good lens for the price. It is light enough to carry all day, it has macro capabilities and it is relatively fast on focusing. I use this lens for sports, challenged youth. It is also perfect for wildlife and closeups of plant life. I would recommend this lens." bhphotovideo.com

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Zoom range 4.3x
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 76 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Length 117 mm
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Nikon Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Nikon Nikkor  70-300mm f/4-5.6G

"Unbeatable value for money in comparison to competing mid-range zoom lenses when it comes to outdoor, sport and wildlife photopraphy." bhphotovideo.com

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Zoom range 4.3x
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Focus motor None
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 74 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Length 117 mm
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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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Zoom range 4x
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 75 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 71 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Length 122 mm
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Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Macro Canon EF

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Macro Canon EF

"I have used this lens now in a variety of situations and environments with low and high light levels and temperatures from 15-90 deg. F and found it to be a reliable lens that always preforms well and takes excellent quality images over and over again." bhphotovideo.com

 
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11.1x
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Zoom range 11.1x
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 18 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 74 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Length 84 mm
#7

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II

Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II
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Zoom range 4x
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 75 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 69 mm
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Aperture f/4.8
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Length 117 mm
#8

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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13.9x
 
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Sigma OS
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Zoom range 13.9x
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Max focal length 250 mm
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Min focal length 18 mm
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Diameter 74 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Length 89 mm
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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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Zoom range 4.3x
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 76 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Length 119 mm
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Sony 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DT Alpha A-Mount

Sony 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DT Alpha A-Mount
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Zoom range 5.5x
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 55 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 79 mm
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Aperture f/4.5
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Length 117 mm