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Nikon FX Zoom Wildlife lenses that have a 500mm or longer focal length

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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
 
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Very light
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2.1 kg
 
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Fixed aperture
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Nikon VR
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Max focal length 500 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Weight 2.1 kg
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Length 268 mm
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Zoom range 2.5x
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Diameter 108 mm
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Aperture f/5.6
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Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Nikon F

Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Nikon F
 
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Very light
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1.9 kg
 
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Quite short
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258 mm
 
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$769.00
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Max focal length 600 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Weight 1.9 kg
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Image stabilization Tamron VC
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Length 258 mm
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Zoom range 4x
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Diameter 106 mm
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Aperture f/5
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Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F

Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F
 
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Quite short
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259 mm
 
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Small diameter
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104 mm
 
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Low price
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$880.89
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Max focal length 600 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Weight n/a
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Length 259 mm
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Zoom range 4x
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Diameter 104 mm
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Aperture f/5
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Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Nikon F

Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Nikon F
 
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Very light
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2.9 kg
 
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Quite short
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290 mm
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Max focal length 600 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Weight 2.9 kg
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Length 290 mm
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Zoom range 4x
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Diameter 122 mm
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Aperture f/5
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Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 EX DG APO IF HSM Nikon F

Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 EX DG APO IF HSM Nikon F

"The autofocus is super fast, accurate, and quiet." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Great telephoto lens
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800 mm
 
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Fixed aperture
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
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Max focal length 800 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Weight 5.9 kg
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Image stabilization None
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Length 541 mm
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Zoom range 2.7x
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Diameter 158 mm
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Aperture f/5.6
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Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Nikon F

Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Nikon F
 
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Very light
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2 kg
 
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Great zoom range
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10x
 
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Quite short
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218 mm
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Max focal length 500 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Weight 2 kg
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Length 218 mm
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Zoom range 10x
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Diameter 104 mm
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Aperture f/4.5
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Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Nikon-f

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Very light
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1.8 kg
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Max focal length 500 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Weight 1.8 kg
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Length n/a
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Zoom range 3.3x
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Diameter n/a
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Aperture f/5
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Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Nikon F

Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Nikon F

"It makes a very pleasing to the ear clicking sound when twisted into the camera mount and the zoomer zooms with the smooth elegance of a finely crafted zoomer." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Very light
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1.9 kg
 
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Small diameter
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94 mm
 
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Quite short
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252 mm
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Max focal length 500 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Weight 1.9 kg
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Length 252 mm
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Zoom range 3.3x
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Diameter 94 mm
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Aperture f/5
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Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF Nikon F

Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF Nikon F

"This lens was incredible! From the rooftop and the bedroom of my penthouse suit, I was able to capture the true beauty of the people on the beach" bhphotovideo.com

 
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Wide aperture
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f/2.8
 
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Fixed aperture
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
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Max focal length 500 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Weight 15.7 kg
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Image stabilization None
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Length 726 mm
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Zoom range 2.5x
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Diameter 236 mm
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Aperture f/2.8