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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for starter lenses.

A lens is the most important part of a camera. It's what captures the image and turns it into a digital file that you can edit and share with friends and family. Browse the top-ranked list of starter lenses below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Fujifilm - XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR Standard Zoom Lens - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Good starter...This lense is a nice mid range lense. You need to get a little close to the subject to make it work, the aperture (sp*) is acceptable . ...What a Amazing lens...I read a lot of reviews before i decide to give 1300$ for Lense but i do believe this is worth every penny especially low light i spend night in Boston taking a picture from 7-9 pm various light condition and its just Amazing how crisp and nice pictures are. "

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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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    "Good starter...This lense is a nice mid range lense. You need to get a little close to the subject to make it work, the aperture (sp*) is acceptable . ...What a Amazing lens...I read a lot of reviews before i decide to give 1300$ for Lense but i do believe this is worth every penny especially low light i spend night in Boston taking a picture from 7-9 pm various light condition and its just Amazing how crisp and nice pictures are. "

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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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  2. NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Standard Zoom Lens for Nikon Z Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great lens...Nice starter lens for the new Nikon Z6 camera. Lens in light weight and makes it easy to carry around all day....Great starter lens. Versatile middle of the road. I only wish it went even wider and narrower:) but very useful and good value"

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    Capture everything from wide-angle views to close-ups with this 24-70mm Nikon NIKKOR Z zoom lens. A constant f/4 max aperture allows consistent exposure at any zoom setting, while the new optical formula provides faithful color reproduction with virtually no flare or chromatic aberration. This lightweight Nikon NIKKOR Z zoom lens is durable for everyday use.
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    "Great lens...Nice starter lens for the new Nikon Z6 camera. Lens in light weight and makes it easy to carry around all day....Great starter lens. Versatile middle of the road. I only wish it went even wider and narrower:) but very useful and good value"

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    Capture everything from wide-angle views to close-ups with this 24-70mm Nikon NIKKOR Z zoom lens. A constant f/4 max aperture allows consistent exposure at any zoom setting, while the new optical formula provides faithful color reproduction with virtually no flare or chromatic aberration. This lightweight Nikon NIKKOR Z zoom lens is durable for everyday use.
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  3. Canon - RF24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM Standard Zoom Lens for EOS R-Series Cameras - Front_Zoom
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    "Best starter lens...A great lens for starter and an opportunity to be a great vloger ot photographer"

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    Capture clear shots consistently with this Canon RF standard zoom lens. Optical image correction provides up to five stops of shake correction for clean shots, and the Center Macro Focus helps capture photos as close as an inch away. This Canon RF standard zoom lens features an optical control ring that lets you quickly change the settings.
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    "Best starter lens...A great lens for starter and an opportunity to be a great vloger ot photographer"

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    Capture clear shots consistently with this Canon RF standard zoom lens. Optical image correction provides up to five stops of shake correction for clean shots, and the Center Macro Focus helps capture photos as close as an inch away. This Canon RF standard zoom lens features an optical control ring that lets you quickly change the settings.
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  4. Tamron - 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Standard Zoom Lens for Sony E-Mount - Front_Zoom
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    "Best Starter Glass for Beginners...I love this glass it’s definitely an awesome little starter lens would definitely recommend for new photographers. ...Overall great lens, works perfectly for starters and worth the price"

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    The 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD (Model AFB070S700) 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 excellent image quality. With a focal length range of 17-70mm (a full-frame equivalent of 25.5-105mm), it’s the world's first 17-70mm F2.8 standard zoom lens with a 4.1x zoom ratio for APS-C cameras. The 17-70mm F2.8 includes Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation). When shooting video, by utilizing AI technology, image stabilization performance improves compared to conventional models. Designed specifically for use with APS-C mirrorless cameras, the lens is light weight and compact, even with VC. Its small size and versatility make it a great choice for outdoor, travel and vacation photography, where compact camera bags are preferred, and of course for daily use. Additionally, photographers / users can take advantage of a close working distance. It features an MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.19m (7.5 in) at the wide-angle end and 0.39m (15.4 in) at the telephoto end. The lens is equipped with Tamron’s RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) AF drive system, a high-speed, precision stepping motor unit. It also incorporates a wide variety of other features, including Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating for added durability. In your everyday life and on your trips to distant places, this lens captures all the excitement and discoveries with the finest possible detail.
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    "Best Starter Glass for Beginners...I love this glass it’s definitely an awesome little starter lens would definitely recommend for new photographers. ...Overall great lens, works perfectly for starters and worth the price"

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    The 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD (Model AFB070S700) 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 excellent image quality. With a focal length range of 17-70mm (a full-frame equivalent of 25.5-105mm), it’s the world's first 17-70mm F2.8 standard zoom lens with a 4.1x zoom ratio for APS-C cameras. The 17-70mm F2.8 includes Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation). When shooting video, by utilizing AI technology, image stabilization performance improves compared to conventional models. Designed specifically for use with APS-C mirrorless cameras, the lens is light weight and compact, even with VC. Its small size and versatility make it a great choice for outdoor, travel and vacation photography, where compact camera bags are preferred, and of course for daily use. Additionally, photographers / users can take advantage of a close working distance. It features an MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.19m (7.5 in) at the wide-angle end and 0.39m (15.4 in) at the telephoto end. The lens is equipped with Tamron’s RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) AF drive system, a high-speed, precision stepping motor unit. It also incorporates a wide variety of other features, including Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating for added durability. In your everyday life and on your trips to distant places, this lens captures all the excitement and discoveries with the finest possible detail.
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  5. Panasonic - Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH. Mega O.I.S. Zoom Lens, H-FS45150K - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Nice starter lens...I was not overly thrilled, but after playing with this lens a little...it became much easier to maneuver....Good starter lens"

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    Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH. Mega O.I.S. Zoom Lens: Capture subjects and scenes in sharp detail with this 45-150mm zoom lens, which works with most Panasonic Lumix G compact system cameras with a Micro Four Thirds mount. The Mega O.I.S. (optical image stabilizer) helps keep your shots steady to minimize blurring.
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    "Nice starter lens...I was not overly thrilled, but after playing with this lens a little...it became much easier to maneuver....Good starter lens"

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    Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH. Mega O.I.S. Zoom Lens: Capture subjects and scenes in sharp detail with this 45-150mm zoom lens, which works with most Panasonic Lumix G compact system cameras with a Micro Four Thirds mount. The Mega O.I.S. (optical image stabilizer) helps keep your shots steady to minimize blurring.
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  6. Canon - EF-M22mm F2 STM Standard Lens for EOS DSLR Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "All rounder lens!...Great starter lens for for beginner photography. Excellent lens for travel and street photography. ...Love this lens!...Great all around lense! Love the quality and captures some amazing pictures!"

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    Capture high-quality shots with your Canon EOS M DSLR camera using this Canon 5985B002 EF-M lens that features an f/2 aperture for stunning image capture, even in low-light conditions. The stepping motor offers smooth and quiet continuous autofocus.
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    "All rounder lens!...Great starter lens for for beginner photography. Excellent lens for travel and street photography. ...Love this lens!...Great all around lense! Love the quality and captures some amazing pictures!"

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    Capture high-quality shots with your Canon EOS M DSLR camera using this Canon 5985B002 EF-M lens that features an f/2 aperture for stunning image capture, even in low-light conditions. The stepping motor offers smooth and quiet continuous autofocus.
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  7. Canon - RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM Standard Zoom for EOS R-Series Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great lens...This is the best lens if you don’t want carry around multiple lenses. ...Lens...Good starter lens. Great value for the price I got when I bought it."

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    Photograph with clarity, speed and precision by using this 24-105mm Canon zoom lens. The refined, lightweight design attaches easily, while the broad zoom range and optical image stabilization let you capture quality images indoors and out. The fluorine coating protects this Canon zoom lens from dust and water to ensure durability.
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    "Great lens...This is the best lens if you don’t want carry around multiple lenses. ...Lens...Good starter lens. Great value for the price I got when I bought it."

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    Photograph with clarity, speed and precision by using this 24-105mm Canon zoom lens. The refined, lightweight design attaches easily, while the broad zoom range and optical image stabilization let you capture quality images indoors and out. The fluorine coating protects this Canon zoom lens from dust and water to ensure durability.
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    See all Mirrorless Short-Range Zoom Lenses
  8. Tamron - 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Standard Zoom Lens for Sony E-Mount - Front_Zoom
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    "Great first lens for my Sony Mirrorless...A fixed 2.8 across all focal lengths makes it a great starter lens over the standard f/4 kit lens....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. "

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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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    "Great first lens for my Sony Mirrorless...A fixed 2.8 across all focal lengths makes it a great starter lens over the standard f/4 kit lens....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. "

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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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    See all Mirrorless Short-Range Zoom Lenses
  9. Sony - G 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Standard Zoom Lens for E-mount Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great lens! I highly recommend this one as a good overall starter lens....Good starter lense. It does really good when there is light but not so great when it gets dark. "

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    Capture high-quality videos and photos with this Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS lens. The advanced optics deliver corner-to-corner high resolutions and minimize aberrations, while the built-in image stabilizer reduces hand shake for a crisp, clear image. This Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS lens has a fluorine coating on the front element that prevents dust and moisture from affecting your shots.
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    "Great lens! I highly recommend this one as a good overall starter lens....Good starter lense. It does really good when there is light but not so great when it gets dark. "

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    Capture high-quality videos and photos with this Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS lens. The advanced optics deliver corner-to-corner high resolutions and minimize aberrations, while the built-in image stabilizer reduces hand shake for a crisp, clear image. This Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS lens has a fluorine coating on the front element that prevents dust and moisture from affecting your shots.
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  10. Nikon - AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Wide-Angle Zoom Lens for APS-C F-mount cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Good starter lens...Good lens but lacks low light capabilities which can limit your shooting....Starter wide-angle lens...Good value wide-angle lens for amateurs or hobbyists."

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    Capture creative photographs with this Nikon NIKKOR 10-22mm wide-angle zoom lens. Its Vibration Reduction image stabilization and nearly silent autofocus make this lens ideal for use in video production, and its high-end optics handle challenging lighting conditions easily. Pack this compact, lightweight Nikon NIKKOR wide-angle zoom lens in your kit for travel and outings.
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    "Good starter lens...Good lens but lacks low light capabilities which can limit your shooting....Starter wide-angle lens...Good value wide-angle lens for amateurs or hobbyists."

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    Capture creative photographs with this Nikon NIKKOR 10-22mm wide-angle zoom lens. Its Vibration Reduction image stabilization and nearly silent autofocus make this lens ideal for use in video production, and its high-end optics handle challenging lighting conditions easily. Pack this compact, lightweight Nikon NIKKOR wide-angle zoom lens in your kit for travel and outings.
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