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Browse the top-ranked list of Best Zoom Lenses below along with associated reviews and opinions.

Browse the top-ranked list of Best Zoom Lenses below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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    "A gem...Not bad...Unlike other larger zoom lens where you loose some stability while taking pictures if you have zoom extended to maximum and quality of the pictures blur, this lens took excellent pictures, even in dimmer lighting....The lens was great for shooting images of the Rocky Mountains and for the price point of $350 you can't be upset with the quality of the lens and images it takes."

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    With Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, this Sony NEX SEL55210 lens makes it easy to take clear, steady photos and videos with your Sony NEX digital camera. The 3.8x zoom lets you hone in on distant subjects from far away.
    $349.99
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    "A gem...Not bad...Unlike other larger zoom lens where you loose some stability while taking pictures if you have zoom extended to maximum and quality of the pictures blur, this lens took excellent pictures, even in dimmer lighting....The lens was great for shooting images of the Rocky Mountains and for the price point of $350 you can't be upset with the quality of the lens and images it takes."

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    With Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, this Sony NEX SEL55210 lens makes it easy to take clear, steady photos and videos with your Sony NEX digital camera. The 3.8x zoom lets you hone in on distant subjects from far away.
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    "nice !...Not bad...Love this lens it takes good quality photos, My only complaint is the plastic mount on the lens my 50mm canon lens is half the price of this lens and has a metal mount and feels sturdier....This Canon - EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Select Canon Cameras - Black works perfectly, love it, love to be able to zoom in!"

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    Snap sharp, vibrant photos at a distance with this Canon EF-S 8546B002 telephoto lens, which features a 55-250mm focal length for flexible zooming and optical image stabilization to reduce the effects of camera shake.
    $299.99
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    "nice !...Not bad...Love this lens it takes good quality photos, My only complaint is the plastic mount on the lens my 50mm canon lens is half the price of this lens and has a metal mount and feels sturdier....This Canon - EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Select Canon Cameras - Black works perfectly, love it, love to be able to zoom in!"

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    Snap sharp, vibrant photos at a distance with this Canon EF-S 8546B002 telephoto lens, which features a 55-250mm focal length for flexible zooming and optical image stabilization to reduce the effects of camera shake.
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    "love it...NOT BAD...This is a good zoom for beggining.Good image quality in outdoors.Best if used with a tripod or monopod.There is no image stablizer so the futher you zoom the steadier the camera has to be.On the plus side with it being an EF lens you can buy an inexpensive teleconverter and double your zoom.All in all a good lens for being part of a package....I would definately recomend this lens if you need a decent telephoto lens, I would also recomend a tripod since it can be a bit tricky to get a clear shot since the lens lacks IS."

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    Compact and lightweight 4x telephoto zoom lens ideal for shooting sports, portraits, and wildlife. The newly developed Micro makes auto focusing quicker and quieter. The improved zoom mechanism also makes zooming smoother. The front part of the zoom ring now sports a silver ring for a luxury touch.

    $199.99
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    "love it...NOT BAD...This is a good zoom for beggining.Good image quality in outdoors.Best if used with a tripod or monopod.There is no image stablizer so the futher you zoom the steadier the camera has to be.On the plus side with it being an EF lens you can buy an inexpensive teleconverter and double your zoom.All in all a good lens for being part of a package....I would definately recomend this lens if you need a decent telephoto lens, I would also recomend a tripod since it can be a bit tricky to get a clear shot since the lens lacks IS."

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    Compact and lightweight 4x telephoto zoom lens ideal for shooting sports, portraits, and wildlife. The newly developed Micro makes auto focusing quicker and quieter. The improved zoom mechanism also makes zooming smoother. The front part of the zoom ring now sports a silver ring for a luxury touch.

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    "Love it...Love it....It has a 4 group optical zoom system and includes a large-diameter element, an aspherical lens element, a UD lens element and enhanced lens coatings for high-contrast, high-resolution images with minimal glare and aberration....Needless to say, I had to return the lens and ended up with the Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 which is a MUCH better video lens that is still decently wide-angle."

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    With an STM (stepping motor) and focus mechanism, this Canon EF-S 9519B002 zoom lens allows you to record ultrasharp videos or capture crisp photos using your compatible Canon camera. The UD lens element helps you take highly realistic images.
    $269.99
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    "Love it...Love it....It has a 4 group optical zoom system and includes a large-diameter element, an aspherical lens element, a UD lens element and enhanced lens coatings for high-contrast, high-resolution images with minimal glare and aberration....Needless to say, I had to return the lens and ended up with the Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 which is a MUCH better video lens that is still decently wide-angle."

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    With an STM (stepping motor) and focus mechanism, this Canon EF-S 9519B002 zoom lens allows you to record ultrasharp videos or capture crisp photos using your compatible Canon camera. The UD lens element helps you take highly realistic images.
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    "Love it...Best one...It is my new goto lens.The photos from this lens are the best I have ever shot.If you are looking for a great lens get this one.My only regret is I had to buy this from amazon because best buy has not had it in stock for months....The image stabilization help this even further be allowing you to hand hold the camera at shutter speeds that stop the action, but would normally be blurry from camera shake at a focal length of 200 mm."

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    Canon EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens This telephoto zoom lens is an essential tool for professional photographers and skilled amateurs. The variable focal length makes it useful for photographing a broad range of subjects, and the 2.8 maximum aperture functions well in low-light situations. Snap candid portraits, stop the action at sporting events or compose wedding photos with exceptional blurred backgrounds.
    $1,799.99
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    "Love it...Best one...It is my new goto lens.The photos from this lens are the best I have ever shot.If you are looking for a great lens get this one.My only regret is I had to buy this from amazon because best buy has not had it in stock for months....The image stabilization help this even further be allowing you to hand hold the camera at shutter speeds that stop the action, but would normally be blurry from camera shake at a focal length of 200 mm."

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    Canon EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens This telephoto zoom lens is an essential tool for professional photographers and skilled amateurs. The variable focal length makes it useful for photographing a broad range of subjects, and the 2.8 maximum aperture functions well in low-light situations. Snap candid portraits, stop the action at sporting events or compose wedding photos with exceptional blurred backgrounds.
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    "Not Bad...Love it...Nikon - AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens for Select Nikon DX-Format Digital Cameras- Nice lens and with High quality...This lens takes great pictures in most situations but it is not a "fast" lens so you will not get the best images in low light if you have to really crank up your ISO."

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    Cover every shot with this all-in-one Nikon 18-140mm camera lens that lets you zoom from wide-angle to telephoto without missing a beat. Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass creates amazing contrast, and the zoom enables crisp images as close as 1.48 feet away. This Nikon 18-140mm camera lens features a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for super quiet clicks.
    $499.99
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    "Not Bad...Love it...Nikon - AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens for Select Nikon DX-Format Digital Cameras- Nice lens and with High quality...This lens takes great pictures in most situations but it is not a "fast" lens so you will not get the best images in low light if you have to really crank up your ISO."

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    Cover every shot with this all-in-one Nikon 18-140mm camera lens that lets you zoom from wide-angle to telephoto without missing a beat. Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass creates amazing contrast, and the zoom enables crisp images as close as 1.48 feet away. This Nikon 18-140mm camera lens features a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for super quiet clicks.
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    "In love...Love it...There are some Canon L series lenses that leave users underwhelmed at the quality and wanting more, but for an everyday lens this Canon 24-70mm L cannot be beat....i use this lens everyday and it's one of the best macro lens on the market It also a possible to use an optional tripod mount which can be attached to the rear of the lens."

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    Canon EF 24–70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens: Built to handle the demands of professional use, this lens is durable as well as dust- and water-resistant. Fluorine coatings on the front and rear surfaces keep smudges and fingerprints to a minimum.
    $1,599.99
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    "In love...Love it...There are some Canon L series lenses that leave users underwhelmed at the quality and wanting more, but for an everyday lens this Canon 24-70mm L cannot be beat....i use this lens everyday and it's one of the best macro lens on the market It also a possible to use an optional tripod mount which can be attached to the rear of the lens."

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    Canon EF 24–70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens: Built to handle the demands of professional use, this lens is durable as well as dust- and water-resistant. Fluorine coatings on the front and rear surfaces keep smudges and fingerprints to a minimum.
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    "LOve it...Nice kit...If used with an APS-C sensor, the zoom on this lens is an effective 80mm, making it adequate for many macro shots, but also functional enough for most portraits, although for the latter, I would prefer a 40mm lens (although the 40mm lens isn't as wide of an aperture at f/2.8 so I would not recommend it over the 50mm if you can only buy one)....Both of these lenses are great for photographers looking to take their photos to the next level with the nifty 50 and the awesome wide angle lens"

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    Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Standard Lens and EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens KitCreate the perfect package for portraits and landscapes with this Canon portrait and travel two-lens kit. It includes a 50mm f/1.8 lens for taking incredible photos of people or animals and a 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 lens for outstanding wide-angle photography. Powerful stepping motors make it easy to use this Canon portrait and travel two-lens kit when videoing.
    $349.99
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    "LOve it...Nice kit...If used with an APS-C sensor, the zoom on this lens is an effective 80mm, making it adequate for many macro shots, but also functional enough for most portraits, although for the latter, I would prefer a 40mm lens (although the 40mm lens isn't as wide of an aperture at f/2.8 so I would not recommend it over the 50mm if you can only buy one)....Both of these lenses are great for photographers looking to take their photos to the next level with the nifty 50 and the awesome wide angle lens"

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    Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Standard Lens and EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens KitCreate the perfect package for portraits and landscapes with this Canon portrait and travel two-lens kit. It includes a 50mm f/1.8 lens for taking incredible photos of people or animals and a 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 lens for outstanding wide-angle photography. Powerful stepping motors make it easy to use this Canon portrait and travel two-lens kit when videoing.
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    "Love it...4 stars...But you're good with either lens as a quality non-prime Now if Best Buy would only carry the Sigma E 16mm f1.4-the absolute best E-series lens on the market....Great for taking photo because of its zoom range and constant f4 aperture (of course it would be best if it was f1.8, but for its price and plus zoom feature, that comes with a not so big price at last)."

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    Get the shot you desire with this 18-105mm Sony SELP18105G midrange zoom lens that is compatible with select Sony E-mount cameras and features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to help ensure crisp images. An integrated lever offers smooth zooming.
    $574.99
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    "Love it...4 stars...But you're good with either lens as a quality non-prime Now if Best Buy would only carry the Sigma E 16mm f1.4-the absolute best E-series lens on the market....Great for taking photo because of its zoom range and constant f4 aperture (of course it would be best if it was f1.8, but for its price and plus zoom feature, that comes with a not so big price at last)."

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    Get the shot you desire with this 18-105mm Sony SELP18105G midrange zoom lens that is compatible with select Sony E-mount cameras and features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to help ensure crisp images. An integrated lever offers smooth zooming.
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    "5 stars...good len...The competition lenses have a little more reach on either end but to be honest, I'm so much more comfortable with a Nikon lens on my Nikon bodies....I love to do wildlife and landscape photography and I love having a lens that allows me to really zoom in and capture some very unique photos."

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Super Telephoto Zoom Lens: Designed for use with most Nikon cameras with an F-Mount, this super telephoto zoom lens lets you capture birds, wildlife, motorsports and events in crisp clarity. The f/5.6 constant aperture helps you achieve out-of-focus backgrounds and lets you shoot in dim lighting.
    $1,399.99
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    "5 stars...good len...The competition lenses have a little more reach on either end but to be honest, I'm so much more comfortable with a Nikon lens on my Nikon bodies....I love to do wildlife and landscape photography and I love having a lens that allows me to really zoom in and capture some very unique photos."

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Super Telephoto Zoom Lens: Designed for use with most Nikon cameras with an F-Mount, this super telephoto zoom lens lets you capture birds, wildlife, motorsports and events in crisp clarity. The f/5.6 constant aperture helps you achieve out-of-focus backgrounds and lets you shoot in dim lighting.
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    "Love it...Love it!...Definately no where near as sharp as fixed lense but for the convenience of having and all in on to zoom from 18 to 300 was awesome....if you're looking to upgrade from the hefty and annoying flipping of lenses from the 18-55 and 55-200 mm then this is the lens for you."

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    Designed for use with select Nikon DX-format DSLR cameras, this Nikon NIKKOR 2216 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G telephoto zoom lens allows you to capture sharp shots of both near and faraway subjects and scenes.
    $699.99
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    "Love it...Love it!...Definately no where near as sharp as fixed lense but for the convenience of having and all in on to zoom from 18 to 300 was awesome....if you're looking to upgrade from the hefty and annoying flipping of lenses from the 18-55 and 55-200 mm then this is the lens for you."

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    Designed for use with select Nikon DX-format DSLR cameras, this Nikon NIKKOR 2216 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G telephoto zoom lens allows you to capture sharp shots of both near and faraway subjects and scenes.
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    "Love it....Best one...The Nikon - AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-f.6G ED VR II Zoom Lens is a great all around lens and has a range that allows you to keep this lens on your camera all the time without the need for changing to other lenses most of time....The Nikon 18-200mm lens is a little pricey but it is a very good lens with a very powerful zoom with sharp results and a wide perspective."

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    Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–200mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR II Standard Zoom Lens: This powerful and versatile Nikon standard zoom lens is a great one-lens solution for DX-format DSLRs. Its wide angle to telephoto focal range gives photographers a flexible tool to get the shot without having to switch lenses.
    $649.99
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    "Love it....Best one...The Nikon - AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-f.6G ED VR II Zoom Lens is a great all around lens and has a range that allows you to keep this lens on your camera all the time without the need for changing to other lenses most of time....The Nikon 18-200mm lens is a little pricey but it is a very good lens with a very powerful zoom with sharp results and a wide perspective."

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    Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–200mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR II Standard Zoom Lens: This powerful and versatile Nikon standard zoom lens is a great one-lens solution for DX-format DSLRs. Its wide angle to telephoto focal range gives photographers a flexible tool to get the shot without having to switch lenses.
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    "Love it...Love it!...I love the included tripod mounting foot & collar -- the lens is far too heavy to traditionally mount your camera base on the tripod, and leave the weight of the lens hanging from the lens-mount of the camera itself -- the mounting foot solves that -- you mount the lens to the tripod, and the much-lighter camera body hangs "from the lens"....One of my favorite improvements includes the change from a push-pull zoom mechanism to a rotation-type zoom ring with adjustable torque."

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    Capture crisp images with this Canon L-Series 9524B002 100-400mm super telephoto lens, which is compatible with most Canon cameras with an EF mount and features standard, panning and exposure-only optical image stabilization modes to promote clear shots.
    $1,799.99
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    "Love it...Love it!...I love the included tripod mounting foot & collar -- the lens is far too heavy to traditionally mount your camera base on the tripod, and leave the weight of the lens hanging from the lens-mount of the camera itself -- the mounting foot solves that -- you mount the lens to the tripod, and the much-lighter camera body hangs "from the lens"....One of my favorite improvements includes the change from a push-pull zoom mechanism to a rotation-type zoom ring with adjustable torque."

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    Capture crisp images with this Canon L-Series 9524B002 100-400mm super telephoto lens, which is compatible with most Canon cameras with an EF mount and features standard, panning and exposure-only optical image stabilization modes to promote clear shots.
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    "Love it...Love it!...I bought this after looking few others thinking this will suit my Need, I am using this Lens with EOS 70D,This is perfectly good for Ultra Wide photos especially like bringing whole bunch of people from shorter distance under one shot, when it comes to Indoor we need to be careful in the angle we use if the light is not good....I also purchased the Canon EW83E Lens Hood and it works perfect with this lens even zoomed all the way out."

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    Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens: Get the whole picture with this ultra-wide zoom lens that allows you to fit more of the shot into the frame without backing away from your subject. This Canon EF-S lens is ideal for architectural photos, landscapes, panoramic views and wide shots in enclosed spaces. The lightweight and compact body is comfortably designed for handheld shooting.
    $599.99
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    "Love it...Love it!...I bought this after looking few others thinking this will suit my Need, I am using this Lens with EOS 70D,This is perfectly good for Ultra Wide photos especially like bringing whole bunch of people from shorter distance under one shot, when it comes to Indoor we need to be careful in the angle we use if the light is not good....I also purchased the Canon EW83E Lens Hood and it works perfect with this lens even zoomed all the way out."

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    Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens: Get the whole picture with this ultra-wide zoom lens that allows you to fit more of the shot into the frame without backing away from your subject. This Canon EF-S lens is ideal for architectural photos, landscapes, panoramic views and wide shots in enclosed spaces. The lightweight and compact body is comfortably designed for handheld shooting.
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    "Love it...Holy cow...This is one of Sony's best lenses and based on reviews it is one of the best lenses on the market for an 85mm prime lens....A good walking around lens and probably the most recommended lens for wedding photographers, that would be the 24-70 mm focal length lens."

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    Sony G Master FE 24-70 mm F2.8 GM Full-Frame E-Mount Standard Zoom Lens: Explore the versatility this Sony 24-70mm F2.8 GM camera lens brings to your photography, whether your shoot for fun or profit. This full-frame lens features a constant maximum aperture so that you can take incredible action. Direct Drive SSM offers quiet operation which is ideal for video and lets you focus this standard Sony 24-70mm F2.8 GM camera lens quickly.
    $2,199.99
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    "Love it...Holy cow...This is one of Sony's best lenses and based on reviews it is one of the best lenses on the market for an 85mm prime lens....A good walking around lens and probably the most recommended lens for wedding photographers, that would be the 24-70 mm focal length lens."

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    Sony G Master FE 24-70 mm F2.8 GM Full-Frame E-Mount Standard Zoom Lens: Explore the versatility this Sony 24-70mm F2.8 GM camera lens brings to your photography, whether your shoot for fun or profit. This full-frame lens features a constant maximum aperture so that you can take incredible action. Direct Drive SSM offers quiet operation which is ideal for video and lets you focus this standard Sony 24-70mm F2.8 GM camera lens quickly.