30 Popular DSLR Lenses Among Our Readers [November 2013]

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Two weeks back we released a list of the 13 most popular DSLRs judged according to what our readers have been buying on Amazon over the last 4 months*. Today we’re presenting you with a similar list of the most popular DSLR lenses among our readership.

As usual – Canon and Nikon lenses were by far the most popular so I’ve divided them into two lists but I’ve also included a third list of lenses from other manufacturers below.

Nikon Lenses

1. Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

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2. Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

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3. Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR [Vibration Reduction] Nikkor Zoom Lens

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4. Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR

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5. Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Nikkor Wide Angle Zoom Lens

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6. Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S ED VR II Nikkor Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon DX-Format Digital SLR Cameras

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7. Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX Nikkor Lens

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8. Nikon 50mm f/1.4G SIC SW Prime Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

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9. Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR Nikkor Zoom Lens

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10. Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S Nikkor Zoom Lens For Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

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Canon Lenses

1. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens

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2. Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras + Lens Cleaning Kit

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3. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

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4. Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

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5. Canon 40mm EF f/2.8 STM Lens

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6. Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

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7. Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras

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8. Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens

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9. Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens


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10. Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM 1-to-1 Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

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Other Brands

Brands like Signma, Tamron and Tokina continue to grow in popularity with our readers – many times they provide a more affordable price on equivalent lenses focal lengths from the main brands. Here’s the most popular ones among our readers:

1. Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras (also available for Nikon, Samsung and Sigma DSLRS)

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2. Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 SLD DG Macro Lens with built in motor for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

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3. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8 SP XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) for Canon Digital SLR Cameras (also available for Minolta and Sony Pentax, and Nikon DSLRs)

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4. Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II LD SP Aspherical (IF) Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras (also available for Nikon and Minolta and Sony DSLRs)

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5. Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM FLD AF Ultra Wide Zoom Lens for APS-C sized Canon Digital DSLR Camera (also available for Nikon, Pentax, Sigma and Sony DSLRs)

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6. Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 SLD DG Macro Lens with built in motor for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

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7. Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD LD Aspherical IF Macro Zoom Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras (also available for Nikon and Sony DSLRs)

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8. Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM for Canon DSLRs (also available for Nikon, Pentax, Sigma and Sony DSLRs)

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9. Tokina 12-24MM F/4.0 Pro II Zoom Lens for Digital Canon SLR Cameras (Tokina also make a similar lens for Nikon DSLRS)

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10. Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro DX II Digital Zoom Lens (for Canon EOS Cameras) (Tokina also make a similar lens for Nikon DSLRS

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* Note: these lists were compiled from reports supplied to us from Amazon.com where we are affiliates. One of the ways dPS is able to cover its costs and be a sustainable business is that we earn a small commission when readers make a purchase from Amazon after clicking on our links (including those above). While no personal details are passed on we do get an overall report from Amazon about what was bought and are able to create this list.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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