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A wide angle view of a city scape

Zoom Wide angle lenses for less than $500 that have a f/2.8 or faster aperture

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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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Diameter 79 mm
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Length 82 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Max focal length 70 mm
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Zoom range 4.1x
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Weight 465 g
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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

"So what is great about it? Well most everything I would say. It is a performer, it's sharp, it's light, it's sturdy, easy to use, and a good all round lens, and also it's easy on your budget from B & H." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Sigma OS
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Aperture f/2.8
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Diameter 79 mm
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Length 82 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Max focal length 70 mm
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Zoom range 4.1x
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Weight 465 g
#3

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

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Aperture f/2.8
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Diameter n/a
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Image stabilization None
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Length n/a
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Max focal length 20 mm
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Zoom range 1.8x
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Weight 0.6 kg
#4

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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Diameter 84 mm
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Length 91 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Weight 0.6 kg
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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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Diameter 84 mm
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Length 91 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Weight 0.6 kg
#6

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

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

"It is amazing for the price how crisp and clear the images are with this lens. Beside the ability to work in lower light and create nice out of focus back grounds with the 2.8. This is a must for anyone shoot portraits on a budget. The macro feature on this lens is very good as well." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/2.8
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Diameter 73 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 92 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Max focal length 75 mm
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Zoom range 2.7x
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Weight 0.5 kg
#7

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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Diameter 81 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 88 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Zoom range 3.1x
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Weight 0.6 kg
#8

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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Diameter 89 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 112 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Max focal length 35 mm
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Zoom range 2.2x
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Weight 0.6 kg
#9

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

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

"very good lens. the best walk around for a crop." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Canon IS
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Aperture f/2.8
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Diameter 84 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Length 112 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Max focal length 55 mm
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Zoom range 3.2x
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di Canon EF

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di Canon EF

"Great overall walk-around lens. I rencently took this lens to Germany and was impressed with the pictures I got. It's a great zoom lens with a low aperature." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/2.8
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Diameter 73 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 92 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Max focal length 75 mm
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Zoom range 2.7x
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Weight 0.5 kg