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Zoom Sports lenses that have a f/4 or faster aperture

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

"This is one of the sharpest lenses I have ever seen. Love it so much and is on my camera most of the time now." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Canon IS II
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 1.5 kg
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Image stabilization Canon IS II
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Diameter n/a
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Length n/a
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Min focal length 70 mm
#2

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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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 1.1 kg
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 89 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Length 193 mm
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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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Nikon VR II
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 1.5 kg
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Image stabilization Nikon VR II
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Diameter 86 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Length 206 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
#4

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 0.9 kg
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 79 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Max focal length 150 mm
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Length 160 mm
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Min focal length 40 mm
#5

Pentax SMC DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 ED SDM

Pentax SMC  DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 ED SDM

"Great lens for taking pictures of the kids, fast, smooth zoom and I don't have to be in their face to get a shot, very sharp pictures..." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 0.7 kg
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 76 mm
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Focus motor Pentax SDM
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Length 137 mm
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Min focal length 50 mm
#6

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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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 1.3 kg
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 86 mm
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Focus motor None
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Length 188 mm
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Min focal length 80 mm
#7

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f/2.8
 
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Quite short
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99 mm
 
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Very light
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360 g
 
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Small diameter
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69 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 360 g
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 69 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Max focal length 100 mm
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Length 99 mm
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Min focal length 35 mm
#8

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Nikon F

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Nikon F
 
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Sigma OS
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 1.4 kg
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Diameter 86 mm
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Length 198 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
#9

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 1.3 kg
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 84 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Length 193 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
#10

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Canon EF

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Canon EF

"The manual/auto focus switch is not hard to get used to and is certainly easy to operate without the need to hunt for it reguardless of the camera/lens orientation." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 1.1 kg
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 89 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Length 193 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm