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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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Great zoom range
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7.5x
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Zoom range 7.5x
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Aperture f/3.5
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Min focal length 18 mm
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Diameter 75 mm
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Length 101 mm
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Weight 455 g
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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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Zoom range 1.8x
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Aperture f/4.5
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Min focal length 10 mm
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Max focal length 18 mm
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Diameter 75 mm
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Length 72 mm
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Weight 240 g
#3

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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Great zoom range
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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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Image stabilization Tamron VC
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Min focal length 16 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 75 mm
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Length 100 mm
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Weight 0.5 kg
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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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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Min focal length 55 mm
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Max focal length 250 mm
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Diameter 70 mm
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Length 111 mm
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Weight 375 g
#5

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

"The ease of use is fantastic. Lightweight,fast lens everything I need to capture the constant action of rugby." bhphotovideo.com

 
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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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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Min focal length 55 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 76 mm
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Length 122 mm
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Weight 0.5 kg
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Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F

"This is a good lens for the price. It is light enough to carry all day, it has macro capabilities and it is relatively fast on focusing. I use this lens for sports, challenged youth. It is also perfect for wildlife and closeups of plant life. I would recommend this lens." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Aperture f/4
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 76 mm
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Length 117 mm
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Weight 435 g
#7

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

"Great zoom, excellent clarity!! It goes perfect on my canon T2i." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Aperture f/4
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 76 mm
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Length 142 mm
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Weight 0.6 kg
#8

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III
 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
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Zoom range 4x
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Aperture f/4
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 75 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 71 mm
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Length 122 mm
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Weight 480 g
#9

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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Great zoom range
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7.8x
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Zoom range 7.8x
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Aperture f/3.5
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Min focal length 18 mm
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Max focal length 140 mm
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Diameter 78 mm
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Length 97 mm
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Weight 490 g
#10

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

Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable
 
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Quite short
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30 mm
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Zoom range 3.1x
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Aperture f/3.5
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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Min focal length 16 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 65 mm
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Length 30 mm
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Weight 116 g