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Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
 
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Canon IS
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Zoom range 1.8x
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Aperture f/4.5
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Max focal length 18 mm
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Length 72 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 75 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Min focal length 10 mm
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

"Awesome lens, affordable, quality construction, noticably faster than older lens, definitely has improved picture quality/sharpness" bhphotovideo.com

 
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Nikon VR
 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
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Zoom range 5.5x
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Aperture f/4.5
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Length 122 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 76 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Min focal length 55 mm
#3

Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable

Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable
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Zoom range 3.1x
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Aperture f/3.5
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Length 30 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 65 mm
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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Min focal length 16 mm
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
 
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Nikon VR
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Zoom range 7.8x
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Aperture f/3.5
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Max focal length 140 mm
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Length 97 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 78 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Min focal length 18 mm
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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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Zoom range 4.5x
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Aperture f/4
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Max focal length 250 mm
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Length 111 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 70 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Min focal length 55 mm
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Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

"Love this Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens , use it for weddings, family, senior, wildlife, and pet photography. I would recomment others to purchase this lens!" bhphotovideo.com

 
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Zoom range 7.5x
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Aperture f/3.5
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Length 101 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 75 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Min focal length 18 mm
#7

Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Nikon F

Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Nikon F
 
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18.8x
 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
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Zoom range 18.8x
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Aperture f/3.5
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Length 100 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 75 mm
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Image stabilization Tamron VC
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Min focal length 16 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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Zoom range 13.9x
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Aperture f/3.5
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Max focal length 250 mm
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Length 89 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 74 mm
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Min focal length 18 mm
#9

Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
 
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Canon IS
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Zoom range 3.1x
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Aperture f/3.5
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Max focal length 55 mm
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Length 75 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 69 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Min focal length 18 mm
#10

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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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
 
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f/2.8
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Aperture f/2.8
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Length 91 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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Min focal length 17 mm