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

There are many types of camera lenses, but when it comes to versatility, it's hard to beat the manual zoom lens. This type of lens is ideal for photographers who want the flexibility to change their focal length depending on the subject they're shooting and the effect they want to achieve. Here are some of the best manual zoom lenses on the market today.

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  1. Tamron - 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Standard Zoom Lens for Sony E-Mount - Front_Zoom
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    "Versatile and reliable zoom lens...Good, everyday versatile, starter zoom lens for everyday use. Solid build, sharp pictures, but not as sharp as a prime lens of course. ...Lens review...Amazing zoom lens, exactly what I wanted & needed!"

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    The Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 (Model A063) provides outstanding resolution and superb overall performance in a lightweight and compact zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. High definition and spectacular image quality are the key areas of advancements. The Model A063 features a redesigned optical system but maintains a size similar to its predecessor. The lens provides exceptionally strong optical performance, edge-to-edge across the frame, throughout the entire zoom range, along with the soft, beautiful bokeh effects that are distinctive to fast aperture lenses. The lens features Tamron’s VXD autofocus motor to enable high speed, high precision auto-focusing. Closeup shooting capabilities have also been improved and achieve an MOD of 7.1” at 28mm and a maximum image magnification ratio of 1:2.7. It is equipped with new, groundbreaking features that enable users to easily perform customization and firmware updates themselves. For example, users can reverse the direction of the focus ring for manual focus operation. Additionally, Tamron has adopted a new design with improved ergonomics and revised the exterior coating of the lens body to improve scratch resistance. The filter size is 67mm, which is standard among Tamron's fast aperture zoom lens series and enables the sharing of lens caps, filters, and other accessories. In addition to features such as Moisture-Resistant Construction and a protective Fluorine Coating, the lens supports various features built into Sony E-Mount cameras, including Fast Hybrid AF, Eye AF and in-camera lens corrections (shading, chromatic aberration, distortion).
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    "Versatile and reliable zoom lens...Good, everyday versatile, starter zoom lens for everyday use. Solid build, sharp pictures, but not as sharp as a prime lens of course. ...Lens review...Amazing zoom lens, exactly what I wanted & needed!"

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    The Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 (Model A063) provides outstanding resolution and superb overall performance in a lightweight and compact zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. High definition and spectacular image quality are the key areas of advancements. The Model A063 features a redesigned optical system but maintains a size similar to its predecessor. The lens provides exceptionally strong optical performance, edge-to-edge across the frame, throughout the entire zoom range, along with the soft, beautiful bokeh effects that are distinctive to fast aperture lenses. The lens features Tamron’s VXD autofocus motor to enable high speed, high precision auto-focusing. Closeup shooting capabilities have also been improved and achieve an MOD of 7.1” at 28mm and a maximum image magnification ratio of 1:2.7. It is equipped with new, groundbreaking features that enable users to easily perform customization and firmware updates themselves. For example, users can reverse the direction of the focus ring for manual focus operation. Additionally, Tamron has adopted a new design with improved ergonomics and revised the exterior coating of the lens body to improve scratch resistance. The filter size is 67mm, which is standard among Tamron's fast aperture zoom lens series and enables the sharing of lens caps, filters, and other accessories. In addition to features such as Moisture-Resistant Construction and a protective Fluorine Coating, the lens supports various features built into Sony E-Mount cameras, including Fast Hybrid AF, Eye AF and in-camera lens corrections (shading, chromatic aberration, distortion).
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  2. Sony - E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS Telephoto Zoom Lens for E-mount Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Good zoom lens...Works great, takes good pictures. It has a great zoom....A great lens that's a bit pricey....This is a great lens. It's very sharp to almost full zoom and lightweight considering how far out it reaches. "

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    Sony E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS Telephoto Zoom Lens Expand the capabilities of your APS-C camera with this Sony E70-350mm camera lens. The 70-350mm zoom range extends your subject coverage to include landscapes, wildlife and sporting events, while the built-in Optical SteadyShot technology lets you take blur-free images even at super telephoto lengths. This Sony E70-350mm camera lens has an AF/MF focus switch that easily switches between auto and manual focus.
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    "Good zoom lens...Works great, takes good pictures. It has a great zoom....A great lens that's a bit pricey....This is a great lens. It's very sharp to almost full zoom and lightweight considering how far out it reaches. "

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    Sony E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS Telephoto Zoom Lens Expand the capabilities of your APS-C camera with this Sony E70-350mm camera lens. The 70-350mm zoom range extends your subject coverage to include landscapes, wildlife and sporting events, while the built-in Optical SteadyShot technology lets you take blur-free images even at super telephoto lengths. This Sony E70-350mm camera lens has an AF/MF focus switch that easily switches between auto and manual focus.
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  3. Sony - 35mm f/1.8 FE Wide-Angle Lens for Select E-Mount Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom

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    Shoot sharp, full-frame images at a narrow depth of field with this Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 prime lens. The quiet operation and fast, precise AF drive system are ideal for making movies, and this Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 prime lens has a focus mode switch that allows instant changes between auto and manual focus.
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    Shoot sharp, full-frame images at a narrow depth of field with this Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 prime lens. The quiet operation and fast, precise AF drive system are ideal for making movies, and this Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 prime lens has a focus mode switch that allows instant changes between auto and manual focus.
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  4. LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F4 Telephoto Zoom Lens for Panasonic LUMIX S Series Cameras - Front_Zoom

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    Record and shoot with this Panasonic LUMIX S Pro telephoto lens. It has an optical image stabilizer to reduce blurring from shakes, and the clutch mechanism enables accurate manual focusing and AF/MF switching when needed. With its ability to snap high-contrast images, this lightweight Panasonic LUMIX S Pro telephoto lens is a good choice for portraits.
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    Record and shoot with this Panasonic LUMIX S Pro telephoto lens. It has an optical image stabilizer to reduce blurring from shakes, and the clutch mechanism enables accurate manual focusing and AF/MF switching when needed. With its ability to snap high-contrast images, this lightweight Panasonic LUMIX S Pro telephoto lens is a good choice for portraits.
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  5. Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Standard Lens - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Nikon 1.4 Prime lens...Always used a zoom lens. Bought this for a lighter load with my Nikon D750. ...Added lens for portraits...I take a lot of family photos indoors and I wanted to add a faster lens than my zoom lens."

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Standard Lens: Suitable for professional and amateur photographers, this is a great lens for travel, events, portraits and general purpose photography. Capture clear images in dim lighting without a flash with the wide-open aperture. Switch seamlessly from automatic to fine manual focusing so you can ensure every detail is spot on.
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    "Nikon 1.4 Prime lens...Always used a zoom lens. Bought this for a lighter load with my Nikon D750. ...Added lens for portraits...I take a lot of family photos indoors and I wanted to add a faster lens than my zoom lens."

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Standard Lens: Suitable for professional and amateur photographers, this is a great lens for travel, events, portraits and general purpose photography. Capture clear images in dim lighting without a flash with the wide-open aperture. Switch seamlessly from automatic to fine manual focusing so you can ensure every detail is spot on.
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  6. Sony - 50mm f/1.8 Optical Lens for Select E-Mount Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "amazing lens...great fast lens for portrait shots- only downfall is the zoom factor of course but i love this lens...It does not have a zoom as it is a set lens, but the quality is worth the lack of a zoom."

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    Customize your Sony Alpha camera with this Sony prime lens for enhanced picture quality. OSS image stabilization reduces blurring for crisp, clear images, and the direct manual focus switches from autofocus to manual focus effortlessly. Boasting a 50mm focal length, this Sony prime lens lets you zero in on the perfect shot.
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    "amazing lens...great fast lens for portrait shots- only downfall is the zoom factor of course but i love this lens...It does not have a zoom as it is a set lens, but the quality is worth the lack of a zoom."

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    Customize your Sony Alpha camera with this Sony prime lens for enhanced picture quality. OSS image stabilization reduces blurring for crisp, clear images, and the direct manual focus switches from autofocus to manual focus effortlessly. Boasting a 50mm focal length, this Sony prime lens lets you zero in on the perfect shot.
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  7. Canon - RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Ultra-Wide Angle Zoom Lens for EOS R-Series Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Good price for a wide angle zoom lens...This is a pretty decent lens for wide angle shots. This works well for large group photos and landscape shots. ...This is a thirty fifty canon Lens Wide angle...This lens is a great lens and I like it very well it Does an excellent job"

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    The RF15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM ultra wide-angle zoom lens is a superb choice for video content creation and still image shooting, with features that help enhance both! On full-frame cameras, the 15mm ultra-wide focal length creates an incredible super-wide look, and the coverage all the way up to 30mm let’s you take images of tight interior spaces all the way to broad landscapes. This lens works great on APS-C sensor cameras too, like the EOS R7 and R10, giving you the full-frame equivalent focal range of 24–48mm. Even though this lens is lightweight at only 0.9 lbs, it feels solid in your hands, and has great optical performance with two Ultra-low Dispersion glass elements and one Aspherical element for sharp images, and crisp video. If you switch over to manual focusing The RF15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM also has a unique close focusing feature that lets you focus almost to the surface of the lens at the 15mm zoom setting for creating some really unique images. The RF15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM also comes with built-in Optical Image Stabilization to enhance your low-light shooting abilities by providing up to 5.5 stops* of shake correction, and up to 7 stops with coordinated IS. This lens is a great combination of portability, usability, price point, and incredible visual potential. Whether you are shooting stills or video, and are attaching it to a full-frame camera, or an APS-C camera, this lens deserves your attention, and a spot in your camera bag.
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    "Good price for a wide angle zoom lens...This is a pretty decent lens for wide angle shots. This works well for large group photos and landscape shots. ...This is a thirty fifty canon Lens Wide angle...This lens is a great lens and I like it very well it Does an excellent job"

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    The RF15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM ultra wide-angle zoom lens is a superb choice for video content creation and still image shooting, with features that help enhance both! On full-frame cameras, the 15mm ultra-wide focal length creates an incredible super-wide look, and the coverage all the way up to 30mm let’s you take images of tight interior spaces all the way to broad landscapes. This lens works great on APS-C sensor cameras too, like the EOS R7 and R10, giving you the full-frame equivalent focal range of 24–48mm. Even though this lens is lightweight at only 0.9 lbs, it feels solid in your hands, and has great optical performance with two Ultra-low Dispersion glass elements and one Aspherical element for sharp images, and crisp video. If you switch over to manual focusing The RF15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM also has a unique close focusing feature that lets you focus almost to the surface of the lens at the 15mm zoom setting for creating some really unique images. The RF15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM also comes with built-in Optical Image Stabilization to enhance your low-light shooting abilities by providing up to 5.5 stops* of shake correction, and up to 7 stops with coordinated IS. This lens is a great combination of portability, usability, price point, and incredible visual potential. Whether you are shooting stills or video, and are attaching it to a full-frame camera, or an APS-C camera, this lens deserves your attention, and a spot in your camera bag.
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  8. Fujifilm - XF18-120mmF4 LM PZ WR Lens - Black - Front_Zoom

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    Developed in collaboration with the engineers and experts responsible for the design of Fujifilm’s FUJINON Broadcast and Cinema Lenses, FUJINON XF18-120mmF4 R LM PZ WR lens brings video-centric features to a compact, weather-resistant lens that is ideal for smaller, independent crews and moviemaking enthusiasts. Its versatile, 35mm equivalent focal range of 27-183mm and 60cm (23.6in) close focusing distance make it ideally suited to a wide range of applications from documentary to narrative projects. Its internal zooming mechanism also makes it the perfect choice for gimbal stabilization devices as the lens’ physical length and center of gravity does not shift when changing focal lengths. Automated controls provide precise control over zooming speed and stepless aperture adjustments, with seamless switching between continuous AF and manual focusing giving filmmakers complete creative control over where and when to draw a viewer’s attention.
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    Developed in collaboration with the engineers and experts responsible for the design of Fujifilm’s FUJINON Broadcast and Cinema Lenses, FUJINON XF18-120mmF4 R LM PZ WR lens brings video-centric features to a compact, weather-resistant lens that is ideal for smaller, independent crews and moviemaking enthusiasts. Its versatile, 35mm equivalent focal range of 27-183mm and 60cm (23.6in) close focusing distance make it ideally suited to a wide range of applications from documentary to narrative projects. Its internal zooming mechanism also makes it the perfect choice for gimbal stabilization devices as the lens’ physical length and center of gravity does not shift when changing focal lengths. Automated controls provide precise control over zooming speed and stepless aperture adjustments, with seamless switching between continuous AF and manual focusing giving filmmakers complete creative control over where and when to draw a viewer’s attention.
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  9. Fujifilm - XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR Standard Zoom Lens - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great lens...Great sharpness and quality, if I had one complaint it would be that it does not have a switch on the lens to go from automatic to manual focus, but my xt5 has one on the body so it's fine....Great lens for Fuji cameras...I really enjoy using myfuififilm XM 16-55 r lm war standard zoom lens for fujifilm x mount cameras. It is really sharp for the landscape images that I shoot with it."

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    This Fujifilm XF16-55MM telephoto zoom lens offers Nano-GI along with HT-EBC coatings across the surface of the lens to prevent ghosting and flaring from diagonal light. The Linear Motor offers fast, quiet autofocus.
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    "Great lens...Great sharpness and quality, if I had one complaint it would be that it does not have a switch on the lens to go from automatic to manual focus, but my xt5 has one on the body so it's fine....Great lens for Fuji cameras...I really enjoy using myfuififilm XM 16-55 r lm war standard zoom lens for fujifilm x mount cameras. It is really sharp for the landscape images that I shoot with it."

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    This Fujifilm XF16-55MM telephoto zoom lens offers Nano-GI along with HT-EBC coatings across the surface of the lens to prevent ghosting and flaring from diagonal light. The Linear Motor offers fast, quiet autofocus.
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  10. Tamron - 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony E-Mount - Front_Zoom
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    "Great lens, heavy...It is a heavy lens and I use it on my a6600, so if you’re using the a6 line you’ll definitely want to ensure you’re supporting the lens properly. ...Awesome Compact Ultra Zoom Lens...Great compact ultra zoom lens! Some say it is too heavy but that is all relative. "

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    The 150-500mm F5-6.7 is Tamron's first ultra-telephoto zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras that reaches the 500mm focal length and when used on APS-C mirrorless format cameras, the zoom range is an approximate 225-750mm full-frame equivalent. Even when extended to the 500mm telephoto end, the lens is still compact enough for comfortable handheld shooting. This zoom lets users enjoy casual shooting with steady performance and high image quality in the ultra-telephoto realm where conventional wisdom once dictated a tripod. To support handheld shooting in the ultra-telephoto range, the 150-500mm is equipped with VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive), a linear motor focus mechanism that delivers excellent quietness and agile performance, and Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism for high-level image stabilization. At the 150mm end, the lens offers an MOD of 23.6” for powerful and dramatic close-ups.
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    "Great lens, heavy...It is a heavy lens and I use it on my a6600, so if you’re using the a6 line you’ll definitely want to ensure you’re supporting the lens properly. ...Awesome Compact Ultra Zoom Lens...Great compact ultra zoom lens! Some say it is too heavy but that is all relative. "

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    The 150-500mm F5-6.7 is Tamron's first ultra-telephoto zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras that reaches the 500mm focal length and when used on APS-C mirrorless format cameras, the zoom range is an approximate 225-750mm full-frame equivalent. Even when extended to the 500mm telephoto end, the lens is still compact enough for comfortable handheld shooting. This zoom lets users enjoy casual shooting with steady performance and high image quality in the ultra-telephoto realm where conventional wisdom once dictated a tripod. To support handheld shooting in the ultra-telephoto range, the 150-500mm is equipped with VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive), a linear motor focus mechanism that delivers excellent quietness and agile performance, and Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism for high-level image stabilization. At the 150mm end, the lens offers an MOD of 23.6” for powerful and dramatic close-ups.
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