School - The weight of the lens

When buying a lens you should consider the weight of the lens. A lens must be nice and confortable to hold and if it is heavy the weight can become a burden if your photo sessions are longer. The weight often seems like nothing when you first lift the lens but imagine holding it for hours and hours.

Here at Lensora you can see what each lens weighs and you can even see what the total weight becomes, where the weight of the camera and the lens are combined.

Larger telephoto lenses are often not meant for holding by hand and are instead equipped with a tripod mount, which gives you the opportunity to easily attach for example a monopod or tripod directly to the lens and by doing so have a greater stability when shooting. Nature photographers are often seen using the tripods while sports photographers usually use monopod.
 
Read more about tripod mounts
 






Top list
Our four most popular lenses (see all)
Tamron AF SP 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di VC USD Tamron AF SP 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di VC USD
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5,6 IS II Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5,6 IS II
Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD
Nikon AF-S DX 35mm f/1,8 G Nikon AF-S DX 35mm f/1,8 G
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Lenses for Canon
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2,8 L IS USM Canon EF 70-200mm f/2,8 L IS USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1,8 II Canon EF 50mm f/1,8 II
Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2,8 XR Di-II LD Asph IF Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2,8 XR Di-II LD Asph IF
Tokina AT-X Pro 35/2,8 DX Macro Tokina AT-X Pro 35/2,8 DX Macro
School
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Protect your lens with a filter
Tripod Mounts
Cleaning a lens
Focal length and field of view

Lenses for Nikon
Here are a few popular alternatives (see all)
Nikon AF-S 28-300mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR Nikon AF-S 28-300mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3,5-4,5 G IF-ED Nikon AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3,5-4,5 G IF-ED
Nikon AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3,5-5,6 G IF-ED VR II Nikon AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3,5-5,6 G IF-ED VR II
Nikon AF DX 10,5mm f/2,8 G ED Fisheye Nikon AF DX 10,5mm f/2,8 G ED Fisheye
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Canon EOS 500D
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Newly added lenses
Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 E FL ED VR

Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 E FL ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 G VR II

Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 G VR II
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,8 G SE (Special Edition)

Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,8 G SE (Special Edition)

Three popular lenses to look at
Canon EF 85mm f/1,8 USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1,8 USM
Canon EF 400mm f/2,8 L IS USM

Canon EF 400mm f/2,8 L IS USM
Nikon AF-S 200mm f/2 G ED VR II

Nikon AF-S 200mm f/2 G ED VR II

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Sigma 18-200mm f/3,5-6,3 DC OS

Sigma 18-200mm f/3,5-6,3 DC OS
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Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3,5-6,3 XR Di VC
Sigma EX 50-150mm f/2,8 II DC APO HSM

Sigma EX 50-150mm f/2,8 II DC APO HSM

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