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Zoom Lenses for less than $700 that have a f/2.8 or faster aperture

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Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F

"Image quality is outstanding. Pull for manual focus is a sweet feature." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Great telephoto lens
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200 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 193 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Diameter 89 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Nikon Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF

Nikon Nikkor  24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF

"I purchased this lens as an upgrade when i purchased my D90. I have not been disappointed. From weddings to flowers to portraits to everything else, this lens has proven itself a sweet performer everytime. The sharpness is outstanding, the bokeh is amazing,and the overall image qaulity is incredible." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 81 mm
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Focus motor None
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Max focal length 85 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 79 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 3.5x
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Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon F

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon F

"This lens is really great. The picture quality is awsome. It can make great proxy. I've shot a picture of a spider and i can see the hair over his eyes." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Sigma OS
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 82 mm
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Max focal length 70 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 79 mm
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Zoom range 4.1x
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Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Canon EF

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Canon EF

"I like the lense. It is a great walk around lense which is light and fast enough for situations where other lenses fail. I used to have the 17-85mm EF-S Canon lense before and was looking for a faster alternative that is having a good wide ancle" bhphotovideo.com

 
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Sigma OS
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 82 mm
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Max focal length 70 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 79 mm
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Zoom range 4.1x
#5

Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX Nikon F

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Aperture f/2.8
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Length n/a
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Max focal length 20 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Diameter n/a
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 1.8x
#6

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8

Panasonic Lumix G  X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 74 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Max focal length 35 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Diameter 68 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 2.9x
#7

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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Length 91 mm
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Diameter 84 mm
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Zoom range 2.9x
#8

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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Length 91 mm
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Diameter 84 mm
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Zoom range 2.9x
#9

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Nikon F

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Nikon F

"I've found this lens is extremely clear and am EXTREMELY satisfied with this product. The first lens I've purchased (other than the one that came with my Nikon) and I'm hooked!" bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 92 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Max focal length 75 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Diameter 73 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 2.7x
#10

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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Length 88 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Diameter 81 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 3.1x