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
Here are a few popular alternatives (see all)
Sigma 18-200mm f/3,5-6,3 DC OS Sigma 18-200mm f/3,5-6,3 DC OS
Sigma 18-200mm f/3,5-6,3 II DC OS HSM Sigma 18-200mm f/3,5-6,3 II DC OS HSM
Sigma EX 4,5mm f/2,8 DC HSM Fisheye Sigma EX 4,5mm f/2,8 DC HSM Fisheye
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM
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Lenses for Nikon
Here are a few popular alternatives (see all)
Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4 DX II Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4 DX II
Sigma 18-50mm f/2,8-4,5 DC OS HSM Sigma 18-50mm f/2,8-4,5 DC OS HSM
Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 D IF-ED II Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 D IF-ED II
Nikon AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR
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Nikon D80
Canon EOS 450D
Nikon D4
Canon EOS 400D

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
Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/4 G ED VR

Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/4 G ED VR
Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1,8 G ED

Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1,8 G ED
Sigma EX 300mm f/2,8 APO DG HSM

Sigma EX 300mm f/2,8 APO DG HSM

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Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3,5-5,6 IS

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