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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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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 new Fujifilm FUJINON XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS lens for the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 and X-E1 compact system cameras.

FUJINON XF lenses feature advanced lens engineering, capable of drawing the maximum performance out of the highly-descriptive "X-Trans CMOS Sensor" in the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 and X-E1...
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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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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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MFG# SELP18105G
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True to its high-end G Lens heritage, the Sony 18-105mm f/4 AF E-Mount G-Series Lens features two ED glass elements and three aspherical elements for high resolution and contrast throughout the entire zoom range. Distortion at the wide end of the zoom range, and spherical/color aberration at the
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Panasonic LUMIX Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds lenses deliver a no-compromise approach to optical performance for modern interchangeable camera enthusiasts. This *100-300mm F4.0-5.6 classic enhanced lens has been updated for the outdoors with a splashproof and dustproof design (when mounted on a

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MFG# 0571C002
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Close in on the action with the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens. With a wide zoom range and fast, near-silent autofocus, it can be ideal for anyone looking to capture distant subjects. Equipped with NANO USM technology it quickly focuses so you're able to get the exact moment you want,...
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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# S-R2060
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The Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens is a compact, lightweight standard zoom lens in a L-mount/full-frame format. Covering from ultra wide 20mm to standard 60mm focal length, it supports versatile shooting opportunities from landscapes to snap shots. Wide view angle makes it easier to
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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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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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MFG# 585969
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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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MFG# AFA047S700
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The Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Lens for Sony E is a telephoto zoom lens designed and created so photographers of all skill levels can enjoy high quality images comfortably. Tamron’s new 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 covers a broad telephoto zoom range yet is the world's smallest size and lightest weight,

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MFG# SEL2860
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Impressively compact and versatile, the 
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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MFG# LRS014050
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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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MFG# ATXIAF175FFN
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Designed for Full Frame DSLR cameras, the Tokina atx-i 17-35mm f/4 FF Lens for Nikon F give photographers a new wide-angle option that covers the majority of landscape scenes. With a focal length of 17mm at the wide side the lens yields a spectacular 103.9 degree field of view which is great for

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MFG# HPS45175KPROMO
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Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 45-175mm/F4.0-5.6 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. (H-PS45175) with electric-powered zoom operation from the premium lens brand "X" for LUMIX G Micro System that complies with Micro Four Thirds System standard. Crystallizing Panasonic's optical technologies, the new "X" lens...
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The Sony SAL-1680Z 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 Carl Zeiss DT Zoom Lens is ultimate all-in-one zoom lens designed specifically for DSLR imaging. It's the first professional-grade 5X zoom lens specifically designed for APS-size CCD image sensors providing incredible precision in a single compact, easy-to-carry...
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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. 
Preserving the Tokina's advanced technology (atx) new series is marked with "m" letter, that stands for "motif" and "mirrorless"...
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MFG# ATXIAF120CFC
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Tokina atx-i 11-20mm f/2.8 CF Lens for Canon EF is re-designed for an improved user experience. The constant F2.8 aperture lens provides excellent edge-to-edge sharpness and resolution. Reduces flare and ghosting, while maintaining excellent contrast and color. A new waterproof top coat also...
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MFG# SEL2870
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The Sony E-mount FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens is compact, lightweight, and specifically designed to bring out the best in the a7-series full-frame E-mount cameras. Zoom range extends from 28mm-70mm, and an advanced design minimizes overall lens length.

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MFG# HFS35100K
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The Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f/4.0-5.6 Aspherical MEGA O.I.S. Lens projects a compact, metallic profile with a retractable structure designed for versatile focal distance. And outstanding picture quality. It stylishly complements Lumix DSLM cameras, particular the Lumix GM Series.

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MFG# ATXIAF116CFN
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 Tokina atx-i 11-16mm f/2.8 CF Lens for Nikon F is re-designed for an improved user experience and better image quality. The constant F2.8 aperture lens provides excellent edge-to-edge sharpness and resolution. Reduces flare and ghosting, while maintaining excellent contrast and color. A new...
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The Tokina atx-i 11-16mm f/2.8 CF Lens for Canon EF is re-designed for an improved user experience and better image quality. The constant F2.8 aperture lens provides excellent edge-to-edge sharpness and resolution. Reduces flare and ghosting, while maintaining excellent contrast and color. A new
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MFG# 20109
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The smallest DX format lens ever, now with a special edition silver finish to compliment the classic look of the Z fc. So light, you’ll want to carry it everywhere. So stable, you can rely on it for steady videos and webcam streaming and sharp street photography. This is your all-around lens for
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To truly capture the feeling of a place, you need a lens wide enough to see the entire scene. Enter the Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Lens—an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens that's ideal for sprawling landscapes and cityscapes, architecture, interiors or just beautiful group photos....
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The Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II Micro 4/3 Lens (Silver) is a high-power wide to short telephoto zoom (28-84mm in 35mm equivalent) that offers amazing optical performance in an extraordinarily compact and lightweight (3.9 oz, 111g) design.

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The OM System M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Lens (Black) is a high-power wide to short telephoto zoom (28-84mm in 35mm equivalent) that offers amazing optical performance in an extraordinarily compact and lightweight (3.9 oz, 111g) design.

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The OM System M.ZUIKO AF Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ Lens is a high-power wide to short telephoto zoom (28-84mm in 35mm equivalent) that offers amazing optical performance in an extraordinarily compact and lightweight (3.9 oz, 111g) design. It is the most compact electronic pancake zoom, giving you the...
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The Sony AF DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6(D) Autofocus Lens is designed to take advantage of APS-size CCD imagers like the Exmor sensor of the Sony α(alpha) DSLR camera, this amazingly compact premium zoom lens provides superior all-around performance. Its 35mm-equivalent range of 24mm wide-angle to...
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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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