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Zoom Lenses for less than $300 that have a f/2.8 or faster aperture

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Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Canon EF

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Canon EF

"One of the main pros of these lens is the AF system – fast and acurate." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Sigma OS
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Diameter 84 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Length 91 mm
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Min focal length 17 mm
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Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon F

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon F

"Amazing very nice lens." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Sigma OS
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Diameter 84 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Length 91 mm
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Min focal length 17 mm
#3

Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 DT Standard

Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 DT Standard
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 3.1x
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Diameter 81 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Length 88 mm
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Min focal length 16 mm
#4

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

"Coupled with a full frame body like the 5DMII this is an excellent lens for architecture, interior or any form of landscape photography." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 2.2x
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Diameter 89 mm
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Max focal length 35 mm
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Length 112 mm
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Min focal length 16 mm
#5

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

"This is also a great lens for shooting HD video." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Canon IS
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Zoom range 3.2x
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Diameter 84 mm
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Max focal length 55 mm
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Length 112 mm
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Min focal length 17 mm
#6

Pentax SMC 06 15-45mm f/2.8

Pentax SMC 06 15-45mm f/2.8
 
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50 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 90 g
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 3x
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Diameter 50 mm
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Max focal length 45 mm
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Length 56 mm
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Min focal length 15 mm
#7

Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard

Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 2.7x
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Diameter 78 mm
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Max focal length 75 mm
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Length 94 mm
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Min focal length 28 mm
#8

Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD [IF] Nikon F

Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD [IF] Nikon F

"I have had this lens for only a few weeks, but it's definitely become my primary lens for my D90. I really like the weight and size." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 430 g
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Diameter 74 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Length 81 mm
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Min focal length 17 mm
#9

Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Sony Alpha

Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Sony Alpha

"This lens is great. It is consistently sharp, with excellent contrast, and good color balance." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 430 g
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Diameter 74 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Length 81 mm
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Min focal length 17 mm
#10

Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Canon EF

Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Canon EF

"Lens has a great look to it! For the money it is beyond worth it. We use it on our 7d's and the quality is out of this world!" bhphotovideo.com

 
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Tamron VC
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Image stabilization Tamron VC
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Diameter 80 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Length 94 mm
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Min focal length 17 mm