The Bottom Line: A lightweight, compact design coupled with its stabilized 400mm-equivalent focal length zoom and affordable price make the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS a versatile lens for entry-level shooters and amateurs on a budget. Read review
Specs: Canon EF-S Telephoto zoom lens - 55 mm - 250 mm, 13.8 oz, F/4.0-5.6
The Bottom Line: In addition to wide-angle and fish-eye lenses, the new Olloclip 4-in-1 tacks on two macro lenses for your iPhone. Read review
Specs: Canon EF Zoom lens - 70 mm - 200 mm, 24.9 oz, F/4.0
The Bottom Line: Versatile, sturdy, and built with high-quality optics, the Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM offers a good value, although it's not exactly cheap. Read review
Specs: Sigma EX Telephoto zoom lens - 70 mm - 200 mm, 3.2 lbs, F/2.8
Specs: Canon Telephoto zoom lens - 75 mm - 300 mm, 16.9 oz, F/4.0-5.6
The Bottom Line: The Nikon AF-S DX 18-105mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is a good choice for someone who wants more than the basic kit lens has to offer, while remaining compact and lightweight. Read review
Specs: Nikon Zoom-Nikkor Zoom lens - 18 mm - 105 mm, 14.8 oz, F/3.5-5.6
The Bottom Line: The Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS kit lens is a solidly performing medium-zoom lens, with good optics and image stabilization, that will appeal to more than just the entry-level crowd. Read review
Specs: Canon EF Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm, 7.1 oz, F/3.5-5.6
Specs: Canon EF Zoom lens - 70 mm - 300 mm, 22.2 oz, F/4.0-5.6
Specs: Canon EF-S Zoom lens - 18 mm - 135 mm, 16 oz, F/3.5-5.6
Specs: Canon EF Telephoto zoom lens - 75 mm - 300 mm, 16.9 oz, F/4.0-5.6
The Bottom Line: You get you what you pay for with the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X: superlative performance and flexibility. Read review
The Bottom Line: As long as it stays at a sub-$1,000 price, the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM lens will be a great deal for photographers using APS-C dSLRs. Read review
Specs: Tamron SP A001 - Telephoto zoom lens - 70 mm - 200 mm, 2.5 lbs, F/2.8
The Bottom Line: A fun-to-use lens system, the Lensbaby Spark's low price makes it a great add-on for entry-level dSLR users who want to try their hands at special effects sans filters. Read review
Specs: Nikon Zoom-Nikkor Zoom lens - 18 mm - 200 mm, 1.2 lbs, F/3.5-5.6
Specs: Canon EF Wide-angle zoom lens - 16 mm - 35 mm, 1.4 lbs, F/2.8
The Bottom Line: A bright, fast lens with a high-end build, the Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm f1.8 is a great option for portrait photographers shooting with Micro Four Thirds cameras. Read review
Specs: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital - Telephoto lens - 75 mm, 10.8 oz, F/1.8
Specs: Canon Telephoto zoom lens - 70 mm - 200 mm, 51.8 oz, F/2.8
Specs: Bower Telephoto Lenses - Telephoto lens - 500 mm, 1.4 lbs, F/8.0
Specs: Tamron B008 - Zoom lens - 18 mm - 270 mm, 15.9 oz, F/3.5-6.3
Specs: Canon EF Zoom lens - 24 mm - 105 mm, 1.5 lbs, F/4.0
Specs: Nikon DX Zoom Nikkor Zoom lens - 55 mm - 200 mm, 9 oz, F/4.0-5.6
The Bottom Line: Though you pay for the convenience, the Nikon AF-S DX VR 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 G IF ED covers a range that would normally take two lenses, yet remains compact with a solid build. Read review
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