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The Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens for Leica L redefines the standard zoom for mirrorless cameras by combining outstanding optical performance, an F2.8 constant aperture, and a lightweight and compact body. The design of the 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary is based on the existing

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The Fujifilm FUJINON XF 18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR, a weather-resistant zoom lens with a 27-206mm equivalent that has the world’s most advanced 5.0-stop image stabilization system. With more than 20 sealing points for a dust-proof and weather-resistant design, the new lens is a perfect companion...
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The Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras is a premium lens designed for full frame cameras and will also work with APS-C sensors with an effective increase in focal length.

The 24-105mm f/4 is a highly versatile focal range and staple everyday lens. With the increasing resolution...
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MFG# SEL18200
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If you are looking for a single solution to cover all possible scenarios, the Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens may be a great choice for you. Able to provide a wide-angle to super telephoto equivalent zoom range of 27-300mm, shooters will enjoy taking photos of subjects both near and far without...
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The Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH Lens has an impressive wide-angle zoom range of 7-14mm (35mm camera equivalent; 14-28mm), the lens is surprisingly compact and lightweight for casual on-the-go use.

Taking advantage of its wide, 114-degree angle of view, users can easily fit subjects...
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MFG# HES12035
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The Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-35mm f/2.8 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens is comprised of fourteen lens elements in nine groups including four aspherical lenses, one UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lens and one UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index) to achieve high optical performance. The Glass
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MFG# 26725
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This Pentax SMC FA 645 45-85mm f/4.5 Lens is standard zoom lens smoothly transitions from wide angle to short telephoto focal lengths equivalent to 35.5mm to 67mm in a 35mm format. Through the zoom range, it maintains a constant f/4.5 maximum aperture and can stop at f/32. Sliding the focus ring...
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MFG# 1242B002
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The Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Zoom Lens meets user demands for a fast EF-S zoom lens, Canon has specially designed a new lens with a large aperture of f/2.8 for select Canon Digital SLR cameras. The large circular aperture produces a shallow depth-of-field, creating background blur that...
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MFG# AFB060X700
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The Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 Di III-A RXD Lens for Fujifilm X features a constant aperture of F2.8. Even with its fast F2.8 aperture, the lens is very small and feels perfectly balanced on a compact APS-C mirrorless camera body. It’s the ideal lens for everyday use with its full-frame equivalent zoom range of
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The Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 Di III-A RXD Lens for Sony E is the world's first ultra wide-angle zoom lens for Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras that features an aperture of F2.8. Despite its fast F2.8 aperture, the lens is very small (3.4") and feels perfectly balanced attached to a compact APS-C...
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MFG# AFB070X700
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The Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Lens for Fujifilm is a large aperture everyday zoom lens for Fujifilm X-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras. Fast, sharp, quiet, and small—this new APS-C zoom lens is extraordinarily versatile and perfect for everyday photography. The lens was created to achieve a broad...
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MFG# AFB070S700
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The Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Lens for Sony E is a large aperture everyday zoom lens for Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras. Fast, sharp, quiet, and small—this new APS-C zoom lens is extraordinarily versatile and perfect for everyday photography. The lens was created to achieve a broad zoom range and

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The Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon F is a highly portable, ultra-telephoto zoom lens with AF precision for shooting in-the-moment action clearly and easily. 3 LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements are used and effectively positioned to take away aberrations that are known to occur with

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The Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon EF is a highly portable, ultra-telephoto zoom lens with AF precision for shooting in-the-moment action clearly and easily. 3 LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements are used and effectively positioned to take away aberrations that are known to occur with

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MFG# 729955
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The Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens for Nikon F is a state-of-the-art telephoto zoom that brings a new level of portability and quality to the super telephoto market. Touting Sigma’s Optical Stabilizer (OS), the Sigma 100-400mm 5-6.3 Contemporary is highly compact and lightweight...
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MFG# 729954
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The Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens for Canon EF is a state-of-the-art telephoto zoom that brings a new level of portability and quality to the super telephoto market. Touting Sigma’s Optical Stabilizer (OS), the Sigma 100-400mm 5-6.3 Contemporary is highly compact and lightweight...
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MFG# 210306
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Truly revolutionary, the Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8 DC HSM Lens for Nikon Cameras is the first wide-angle to standard zoom lens to achieve a large aperture of 1.8. Designed specifically for APS-C sized sensors, the Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 translates to 27mm-52.5mm on 35mm camera.

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With the capability to focus quickly and zoom from super wide angle to wide angle, the Sony SAL-1118 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 DT Lens captures interior scenes with greater flexibility and handles fast action in close environments. Its DT design is ideally suited for the APS-size CCD imager of your α...
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The Sony 16-70mm f/4 AF E-Mount Lens delivers outstanding contrast and resolution throughout the image area at all zoom settings and is the hallmark of this high-performance Carl Zeiss mid-range zoom lens. The renowned Zeiss T* (T-star) coating minimizes glare and ghosting that can degrade image...
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MFG# 261503
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The super wide-angle OM System M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 Lens (35mm equivalent 18-36mm) offers a 100 degree angle of view, and overturns the rule that super wide-angle zooms have to be big and heavy. With a length of just 49mm and a weight of just 155g, it less than half the size and...
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MFG# AFA068S700
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The Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E covers a versatile zoom range from ultra-wide through standard focal lengths—no need to switch lenses. From landscapes containing dynamic compositions of sprawling vistas to casual snaps and portraits in the standard range, you'll be amazed by the rich
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MFG# AFB061S-700
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The Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Sony E is the world's first lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras with a 16.6x zoom ratio, the greatest feature of this lens, covering wide-angle to an ultra-telephoto range (27mm to 450mm full-frame equivalent). The lens is designed for Sony E-mount...
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MFG# V335170BW000
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Designed as a one-lens solution, the OM System M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II Lens
 is an extremely versatile all-in-one zoom for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Providing a 28-300mm equivalent focal length range, this lens spans a wide-angle to telephoto reach to suit photographing in...
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The Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Autofocus Lens is an exciting new zoom lens provides ultra wide-angle coverage to the EOS 20D and Digital Rebel shooter. Equivalent to a 16-35mm zoom, it offers excellent performance and optics designed from the ground-up for digital SLR use. Three Aspherical...
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MFG# SEL18135
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With broad zoom range extending from 18mm wide-angle to 135mm telephoto, the Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens covers a wide range of subjects and situations. It features compact, lightweight portability that maximizes the APS-C format E-mount advantage, as well as fast, precise, quiet AF operation
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The Tokina 11-18mm f/2.8 ATX-M Lens for Sony E is targeting high speed growing mirrorless cameras market with high quality and yet superior cost performance optical lenses. 
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MFG# 1276C002
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An all-around lens ideal for creative photography and movies, the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens adds cutting-edge technology to an extremely flexible zoom range. Delivering remarkable performance for everyday capture, it's equipped with Canon's new NANO USM technology, featuring...
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MFG# HFSA14140
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Panasonic Renewal Of its 14-140mm lumix g telephoto zoom lens is based on the Micro Four Thirds system Standard. In addition to its versatile zoom range From wide-angle to telephoto, the upgraded Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 II ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens features a splash/dust-resistant c
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MFG# 20068
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Nikon proudly presents an update to its versatile full-frame Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR Lens with improvements to image quality, autofocus, speed, VR image stabilization and more. The lens strikes an outstanding balance between size, zoom power and Vibration Reduction, making...
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Sigma's 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM large-aperture standard zoom lens for Nikon Cameras covers a focal length from 17mm wide angle and offers a large aperture of F2.8 throughout the entire zoom range, making it ideal for many types of photography especially portraiture and landscapes.

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The Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Leica L is Sigma's first APS-C size mirrorless zoom lens that has a versatile full-frame equivalent zoom range of 27-75mm, which makes it ideal for a wide range of photo and video applications including landscapes, portraits, street pho

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Sony FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 Lens is a wide-angle to long-normal zoom characterized by its retractable design and sleek profile. The svelte design makes this lens ideal for walkaround, everyday shooting, and the flexible focal length range benefits a wide range...
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MFG# 2213
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If you're looking for an outstanding grab-and-go lens-the kind you'll keep on your camera for nearly every situation-check out the new Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens. Optimized to draw full potential from Nikon's high-resolution DX-format image sensors, it delivers beautiful...
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The Panasonic 14-50mm f/3.8-5.6 Leica D Vario-Elmar Aspherical MEGA O.I.S. Lens is an interchangeable standard-zoom lens, developed by Leica exclusively for digital SLR cameras and follows the Four Thirds Standard. This means that the lens is also interchangeable with other manufacturers that...
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A zoom lens provides photographers with the unique advantage of multiple focal lengths all with a single lens. While some photographers opt for the "zoom with your feet" approach-physically moving closer to their subject-there are scenarios where that's simply not possible. In such instances, a zoom lens becomes an invaluable tool for bringing you closer to the action, ensuring that you never miss a moment. At Samy?s Camera, you?ll find a large selection of zoom lenses for use in long-range photography from top brands like Canon, Nikon, Sony, Sigma, Tamron, and more. We even have zoom lenses for the iPhone, so you can get the most out of your phone?s camera.

A camera zoom lens offers a range of focal lengths to provide versatility for everything from wildlife and sports to nature photography. Because you can shoot at different focal lengths with one lens, you may even be able to carry fewer camera lenses with you and reduce the weight of the camera gear you have to tote around. Shop zoom lenses at Samy?s camera and get close to the action today!

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What Is a Zoom Lens vs a Prime Lens?

Zoom lenses simply offer varying focal lengths, while a prime lens has a single, fixed focal point. Because they have fewer moving parts, prime lenses have traditionally been considered to produce sharper images. However, zoom lens technology has come a long way and is constantly improving. Today you can find extremely sharp professional zoom lenses and power zoom lenses that rival the image quality of prime lenses. Ultimately, the most important thing to consider is your photography goal - if you need a variety of focal lengths, you either need a zoom lens or multiple prime lenses.

Is a Zoom Lens the Same as a Telephoto Lens?

Zoom lenses are unique in that they can focus at a variety of focal lengths. Telephoto lenses, on the other hand, are lenses that boast a focal length of 60mm or more and may be either prime or zoom lenses. Though amateurs tend to confuse the two lens types, not all zoom lenses magnify the image enough to be considered telephoto.

Are Zoom Lenses Fast?

The speed of a lens, often referred to by its maximum aperture, varies from one model to another. While prime lenses often have larger apertures and are thus considered "faster," there are zoom lenses available with large apertures that can perform well in low light.

Can I Use Zoom Lenses for Portraits?

Yes, you can use a zoom lens for portraiture. Some photographers prefer the flexibility of being able to adjust their framing quickly without changing their position relative to the subject.

Are Zoom Lenses Good for Nature Photography?

Yes, the ability to change focal lengths quickly without swapping lenses makes zoom lenses particularly useful for capturing the unpredictability of nature.

What Does "Variable Aperture" Mean in Zoom Lenses?

Some zoom lenses have a variable aperture, meaning the maximum aperture changes depending on the zoom level. For example, a lens might have a maximum aperture of f/3.5 at 18mm and f/5.6 at 55mm. This is common in more budget-friendly zoom lenses.

Can I Achieve Bokeh with a Zoom Lens?

Yes, you can achieve bokeh effects with a zoom lens, especially those with larger maximum apertures. The quality of the bokeh will vary depending on the lens construction and aperture size.

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