What are the best camera lenses?

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    #1Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens

    Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens
    The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM telephoto zoom lens offers a high-quality image. It has an f/2.8 maximum aperture and four UD-glass elements to help to correct chromatic aberrations. The lens is delivered with accessories.


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    Joshua Chavez
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "I just got my new Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens. I am super happy I got it. I love the viewing angle. I feel like I got a new camera. I have taken amazing shots already. It was a little expensive but the results are worth it."
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    #2Sony SEL1018 10-18mm Lens

    Sony SEL1018 10-18mm Lens
    The Sony SEL1018 10-18mm wide-angle zoom lens is perfect for landscape photography and produces striking images with emphasized perspective. It has built-in OSS image stabilization and constant F4 maximum aperture to reduce noise in low-light shots.
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    Michael Griffin
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "It looks like a very popular item when it comes to lenses based off the reviews and ratings."
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    #3Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens

    Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens
    The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM telephoto zoom lens combines a light weight with an f/4 maximum aperture. The device is delivered with different accessories, including a Hi-Speed SD USB memory card reader and lens caps.

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    Ajay Jaiteley
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "If you have a Canon camera this is the best lens you can get. It has telephoto zoom, and is very light weight for your picture taking."
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    #4Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens

    Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
    The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens combines superb optics, high-end durable construction and great performance. It features the latest advances in optical lens design and is optimized to ensure exceptional color balance while minimizing ghosting. Delivered with accessories.

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    Dorothy Clark
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I believe that Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens is the best camera lens. I like the accessories that accompanies this purchase of Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens. I consider Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens a must-have for amateurs and professionals alike."
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    #5Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G Lens

    Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G Lens

    Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G Lens is ideal to use for travel, landscapes, portraits and distant subjects as it offers a broad focal length range, vibration reduction, and extra-low dispersion. 

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    Jose Day
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "I think the addition of vibration reduce and long zoom make this a good solution. I also like the long focal length range. "
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    #6Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Zoom Lens

    Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Zoom Lens
    The Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Zoom Lens can cover a large zoom area, offering an excellent picture quality even at wide apertures. It has an image stabilizer technology and isare constructed with one Super-UD glass element and three aspherical lenses.
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    Kathleen Reed
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "A must have lense for the collection. It is a staple for Canon cameras. A big investment but it is worth it. "
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    #7Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Lens

    Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Lens
    The Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Lens is ideal for travel, event, and general photography, as well as portraits. Its super integrated coating enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency. This lens is not zoomable.
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    Lawrence Wade
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "this appears to be a very quality camera lens,from a very quality brand such as Nikon and for a very reasonable price. "
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    #8Sony 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 Lens

    Sony 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 Lens

    The Sony 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 lens is perfect to take with you in your travels. Is ideal for landscape, sports and wildlife photography thanks to its compact 18-200 mm zoom. It has also optical SteadyShot image stabilization.

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    Eva Espinosa
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "good camera lens, it's very high quality and has a nice picture frame and good lens are all you can ask for. "
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    #9Sony 50mm f/1.8 Mid-Range Lens

    Sony 50mm f/1.8 Mid-Range Lens
    The Sony 50mm f/1.8 mid-range telephoto lens is ideal for portraits and a range of other subjects thanks to its focal length. It has built-in optical SteadyShot image stabilization and a smooth and quiet high-speed focusing. All is a compact and lightweight body with digital manual focus.
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    Jason Walters
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "I have been taking photos for years now. My favorite lens to use for portraits is this lens, the Sony 50mm f/1.8 Mid-Range Lens. If you are a beginning photographer, or experienced, and don't have this lens, you should get one!"
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    #10Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G II Lens

    Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G II Lens
    The Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G Lens is optimized for DX-format cameras and, thanks to its focal length range, is ideal for portraits, close-ups and landscapes, as well as HD videos. It features vibration reduction technology.
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    Catherine Henderson
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "Very versatile lens. It has become my go to for almost everything. It helps me to take great pictures. "
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    #11Sony SELP18105G Lens

    Sony SELP18105G Lens
    The Sony SELP18105G lens has a versatile 27-158 mm zoom range. It is equipped with two ED glass elements and three aspherical elements, guaranteeing a high resolution and contrast throughout the entire zoom range.
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    Walter Schmidt
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "I don't know if it's the best but it is a popular and highly rated option."
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    #12Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens

    Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens
    The Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens features a newly developed optical system with Aspherical lens element and is optimized for edge to edge sharpness on both FX and DX-format DSLRs. This lens is not zoomable.
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    Marco Antonio Santillán
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "The Nikon AF-S FX Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Lens has one of the best camera lenses money can buy and especially for those that don't have deep pockets. It's optimized for edge to edge sharpness the lens though is not zoomable but it takes amazing pictures."
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    #13Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens

    Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
    The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens is perfect to use for sports photography or intimate portraits. It features an f/4 maximum aperture, an inner focusing system, and a ring-type ultra-sonic monitor.
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    Alexander Gilbert
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "Wow, high end phtography can be an expensive hobby. This baby sets you back 600 bucks! Apparently it's pretty good; over 500 reviews and only 4% rated it 3 stars or less. That's prety impressive given that people are motivated to complain rather than compliment. "
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    #14Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Lens

    Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Lens
    The Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Lens is ideal for portraits and low-light work. Its large aperture brings the subject closer, creating excellent background blur and a faster shutter speed to freeze the action. 
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    Donald Rodriguez
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Amazing lens, especially for the price. It really shines at studio portraiture. I'm just an amateur photographer but this lens has become my go-to and I'm really impressed by it. Crystal clear images with spectacular detail, even in low light."
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    #15Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR Lens

    Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR Lens
    The Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR Lens has an extra-low dispersion glass element to minimize chromatic aberration and is designed to reduce vibration, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture.
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    Timothy Moore
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This seems like a great option when shopping for a camera lens. I don't know much about cameras, but I know that Nikon is a reputable camera brand and I also know the lens is one of the most important parts of a camera. This camera also has a lot of great reviews on Amazon, giving it a score of 4.6 out of 5. Although, according to some reviews, it is more of a beginner lens. So maybe its not the BEST camera lens, but it is a great camera lens for a beginner photographer."
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    #16Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens

    Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens
    The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens features one fluorite and one super UD element to provide a better contrast and resolution, which comes with some accessories.
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    Douglas Cooper
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "The best camera lens is the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens. It is Weather-Sealed Design; Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar with a Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm. Also has Optical Image Stabilizer with 3 Modes; Rotating Zoom Ring & Torque Adjustment."
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    #17Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens

    Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens
    The Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens is ideal for portraits and natural images as it produces sharp and clear images at all apertures and designed to give a background blur. 
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    Jeremy Keller
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This camera lens is great if you are looking to take professional looking photos without having to buy tons of expensive equipment. This piece of hardware is great for anyone from beginner to pro, producing high quality photos that will please anyone from yourself to clients."
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    #18Sigma 150-600mm 5-6.3 Sports DG OS HSM Lens

    Sigma 150-600mm 5-6.3 Sports DG OS HSM Lens

    Sigma 150-600mm 5-6.3 Sports DG OS HSM Lens is only suitable for Nikon SLRs which has a hypersonic motor AF system and optical stabilization. This is the new standard for telephoto zooms.

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    Jeffrey Newman
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "recommended for people who want to maintain a photographic image of the sporting moment as it has attributions to capture extremely perfect images at the moment and without having to worry about the team since it is adapted to any strong physical situation"

Summary

Best What are the best camera lenses
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM LensElectronics 24 Paid
2Sony SEL1018 10-18mm LensElectronics 21 Paid
3Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM LensElectronics 18 Paid
4Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM LensElectronics 17 Paid
5Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G LensElectronics 15 Paid
6Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Zoom LensElectronics 13 Paid
7Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G LensElectronics 12 Paid
8Sony 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 LensElectronics 9 Paid
9Sony 50mm f/1.8 Mid-Range LensElectronics 8 Paid
10Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G II LensElectronics 5 Paid
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