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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for lens for beginners.

If you're looking to get into photography, or just want to upgrade your camera, we've got you covered. These are the lenses that will help you learn about what makes a good photo lens and how to get the most out of your camera. Browse the top-ranked list of lenses for beginners below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Tamron - 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD for Sony E-Mount - Front_Zoom
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    "This has been an extremely versatile all-in-one lens for me as a humble beginner. The 28-200 range is very nice as you don't feel like your missing shots that you might want some extra reach. ...First lens, All In One, is the one for people who...This is my very first lens, so this review is from a beginner. I use this on the Sony A7 IV. "

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    The Tamron 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 (Model AFA071S-700) is the world’s first all-in-one zoom to achieve a maximum aperture of F2.8 at the 28mm wide-angle end. Despite covering a wide range of focal lengths, the lens is lightweight and compact, making it convenient to bring along for all your picture taking needs. When combined with a compact, lightweight full-frame/APS-C mirrorless camera, it allows photographers to capture virtually every scene they encounter in daily use, travel, sports and nature. Tamron did not compromise on optical performance. The use of special lens elements—including LD (Low Dispersion) and XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion)- help suppress chromatic aberrations, making it possible to achieve high image quality from edge to edge. With a MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.19m (7.5 in) at the wide end and 0.8m (31.5 in) at the telephoto end, the lens also offers high-level close-up shooting performance. The AF drive system is powered by the RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) stepping motor unit to deliver high-speed, high-precision performance. The lens also features Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating for added protection.
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    "This has been an extremely versatile all-in-one lens for me as a humble beginner. The 28-200 range is very nice as you don't feel like your missing shots that you might want some extra reach. ...First lens, All In One, is the one for people who...This is my very first lens, so this review is from a beginner. I use this on the Sony A7 IV. "

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    The Tamron 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 (Model AFA071S-700) is the world’s first all-in-one zoom to achieve a maximum aperture of F2.8 at the 28mm wide-angle end. Despite covering a wide range of focal lengths, the lens is lightweight and compact, making it convenient to bring along for all your picture taking needs. When combined with a compact, lightweight full-frame/APS-C mirrorless camera, it allows photographers to capture virtually every scene they encounter in daily use, travel, sports and nature. Tamron did not compromise on optical performance. The use of special lens elements—including LD (Low Dispersion) and XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion)- help suppress chromatic aberrations, making it possible to achieve high image quality from edge to edge. With a MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.19m (7.5 in) at the wide end and 0.8m (31.5 in) at the telephoto end, the lens also offers high-level close-up shooting performance. The AF drive system is powered by the RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) stepping motor unit to deliver high-speed, high-precision performance. The lens also features Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating for added protection.
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  2. Sony - FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Zoom Lens for Most a7-Series Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Love this lens.The photos are sharp and it is a hood lens for a beginner...Nice lens. Would recommend this lens for any beginner photography"

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    Utilizing Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, this dust- and moisture-resistant Sony SEL2870 zoom lens helps you achieve sharp images with minimal blurring while shooting with your compatible Sony a7-series full-frame camera.
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    "Love this lens.The photos are sharp and it is a hood lens for a beginner...Nice lens. Would recommend this lens for any beginner photography"

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    Utilizing Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, this dust- and moisture-resistant Sony SEL2870 zoom lens helps you achieve sharp images with minimal blurring while shooting with your compatible Sony a7-series full-frame camera.
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  3. Panasonic - LUMIX G 25mm f/1.7 ASPH. Lens for Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Compatible Cameras, H-H025-K - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Best lens for beginners...I'm a beginner and this lens is so great capturing pictures, portrait to be specific. ...This is nice Len for taking portraits for a beginners who’s not too savvy with cameras. "

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    Take beautiful photos and hi-speed video with this hybrid Panasonic LUMIX 25mm lens. Compatible with LUMIX cameras, this lens attaches easily without adding weight to your camera. The natural viewing angle works well in a wide variety of applications, and this Panasonic LUMIX 25mm lens features motor focusing for ultra-clear images.
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    "Best lens for beginners...I'm a beginner and this lens is so great capturing pictures, portrait to be specific. ...This is nice Len for taking portraits for a beginners who’s not too savvy with cameras. "

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    Take beautiful photos and hi-speed video with this hybrid Panasonic LUMIX 25mm lens. Compatible with LUMIX cameras, this lens attaches easily without adding weight to your camera. The natural viewing angle works well in a wide variety of applications, and this Panasonic LUMIX 25mm lens features motor focusing for ultra-clear images.
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  4. Sony - Alpha 7C II Full frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (Body Only) - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "The 33MP Full-Frame sensor creates sharp images and allows a lot of head room for cropping if (1) you have a prime lens and couldn't get close enough to your subject, or (2) you plan to use an APS-C lens with this camera which can make this set up even SMALLER! ...The auto mode having different presets for what you’re shooting is a huge help for beginners. You can’t go wrong with this one."

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    Sony Alpha 7C II – Full-frame Interchangeable Lens Camera with 33.0 MP sensor, 4K video, AI based subject recognition, Log shooting, LUT handling and vlog functions.
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    "The 33MP Full-Frame sensor creates sharp images and allows a lot of head room for cropping if (1) you have a prime lens and couldn't get close enough to your subject, or (2) you plan to use an APS-C lens with this camera which can make this set up even SMALLER! ...The auto mode having different presets for what you’re shooting is a huge help for beginners. You can’t go wrong with this one."

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    Sony Alpha 7C II – Full-frame Interchangeable Lens Camera with 33.0 MP sensor, 4K video, AI based subject recognition, Log shooting, LUT handling and vlog functions.
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  5. Nikon - NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Standard  Zoom Lens for Z Mount Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Lens review...Great lens for sports & close up shots. Low light also works well....A perfect distance and low light lens...Amazing during the daytime as well. For novice and beginners this lens is very forgiving."

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    The NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 combines one of the popular focal lengths/aperture combinations in a lightweight and compact size, at an affordable price. The lens offers enough focal length reach for wildlife, sports, events, portraits, landscapes or everyday shooting. Beautiful background blur and outstanding low-light performance.
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    "Lens review...Great lens for sports & close up shots. Low light also works well....A perfect distance and low light lens...Amazing during the daytime as well. For novice and beginners this lens is very forgiving."

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    The NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 combines one of the popular focal lengths/aperture combinations in a lightweight and compact size, at an affordable price. The lens offers enough focal length reach for wildlife, sports, events, portraits, landscapes or everyday shooting. Beautiful background blur and outstanding low-light performance.
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  6. Sony - Alpha 7C II Full frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera with SEL2860 Lens - Angle_Zoom
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    "Great Camera 4 Beginners & Upcoming Photographers...I bought the camera and the $499 TAMRON 70-300 mm zoom lens and am having a blast. The pictures I've posted here are taken with the zoom lens, because it's working out so well."

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    Product Description

    Sony Alpha 7C II – Full-frame Interchangeable Lens Camera with 33.0 MP sensor, 4K video, AI based subject recognition, Log shooting, LUT handling and vlog functions.
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    "Great Camera 4 Beginners & Upcoming Photographers...I bought the camera and the $499 TAMRON 70-300 mm zoom lens and am having a blast. The pictures I've posted here are taken with the zoom lens, because it's working out so well."

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    Product Description

    Sony Alpha 7C II – Full-frame Interchangeable Lens Camera with 33.0 MP sensor, 4K video, AI based subject recognition, Log shooting, LUT handling and vlog functions.
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    See all Camera Lenses
  7. Fujifilm - XF50mmF2 R WR Midrange Telephoto Lens - Silver - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Excellent lens but......This 50mm is so cool, sharp, very nice lens but it was just too much for my needs. In a beginners perspective, i bought the product with poor judgement. ...Great portrait len!"

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    Minimize photographic distortions with this Fujifilm 50mm F2 lens. It has a special aspherical lens layer to prevent color fringing and spherical image distortions, and the fast, quiet stepping motor of the autofocus won't startle wildlife or draw unwanted attention. This compact, lightweight Fujifilm 50mm F2 lens is easy to carry and handle.
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    "Excellent lens but......This 50mm is so cool, sharp, very nice lens but it was just too much for my needs. In a beginners perspective, i bought the product with poor judgement. ...Great portrait len!"

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    Minimize photographic distortions with this Fujifilm 50mm F2 lens. It has a special aspherical lens layer to prevent color fringing and spherical image distortions, and the fast, quiet stepping motor of the autofocus won't startle wildlife or draw unwanted attention. This compact, lightweight Fujifilm 50mm F2 lens is easy to carry and handle.
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  8. National Geographic - 114mm Achromatic Reflector Telescope - Left_Zoom
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    "Great beginner telescope!...Great beginner telescope! Seems to be built very well!"

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    Observe the sky with this National Geographic 80-20114 carbon fiber wrap reflector telescope. The 500mm focal length and 114mm aperture provide an excellent definition of deep-sky photography, while the interchangeable Plossl eyepieces and a 2x Barlow lens deliver enhanced magnification. This National Geographic carbon fiber wrap reflector telescope has an adjustable tripod with an accessory tray for convenient stability and storage.
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    "Great beginner telescope!...Great beginner telescope! Seems to be built very well!"

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    Observe the sky with this National Geographic 80-20114 carbon fiber wrap reflector telescope. The 500mm focal length and 114mm aperture provide an excellent definition of deep-sky photography, while the interchangeable Plossl eyepieces and a 2x Barlow lens deliver enhanced magnification. This National Geographic carbon fiber wrap reflector telescope has an adjustable tripod with an accessory tray for convenient stability and storage.
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  9. FUJINON XF 35mm f/1.4 R Standard Lens for Fujifilm X-Mount System Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Fantastic lens...This lens is razor sharp and built like a tank. The autofocus is accurate and quick for a mirrorless lens....Satisfied with the quality of the pictures. I am a beginner and don't know the technical terms yet, but so far, I am liking the shots this lens produce. "

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    Compatible with Fujifilm X-Mount system cameras, this Fujifilm FUJINON 35mm f/1.4 standard lens creates striking bokeh in out-of-focus areas and offers precise in-focus reproduction for stunning snapshots.
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    "Fantastic lens...This lens is razor sharp and built like a tank. The autofocus is accurate and quick for a mirrorless lens....Satisfied with the quality of the pictures. I am a beginner and don't know the technical terms yet, but so far, I am liking the shots this lens produce. "

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    Compatible with Fujifilm X-Mount system cameras, this Fujifilm FUJINON 35mm f/1.4 standard lens creates striking bokeh in out-of-focus areas and offers precise in-focus reproduction for stunning snapshots.
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  10. NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 Standard Prime Lens for Nikon Z Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Love this lens...Limited for beginners...Being a prime lens, it has its limitations but its hard to complain avout it at the price."

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    The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 excels at the capture of daily snapshots comfortably and intuitively. What’s more, you can respond immediately to the fast changing moments of street photography; and more. Get excellent image quality with its street smart 28mm perspective—42mm on DX cameras (35mm equivalent) and fast f/2.8 maximum aperture.
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    "Love this lens...Limited for beginners...Being a prime lens, it has its limitations but its hard to complain avout it at the price."

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    The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 excels at the capture of daily snapshots comfortably and intuitively. What’s more, you can respond immediately to the fast changing moments of street photography; and more. Get excellent image quality with its street smart 28mm perspective—42mm on DX cameras (35mm equivalent) and fast f/2.8 maximum aperture.
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