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)
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 IS USM Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2,8 L IS II USM Canon EF 70-200mm f/2,8 L IS II USM
Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II VC LD IF Macro Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II VC LD IF Macro
Sigma EX 70mm f/2,8 DG Macro Sigma EX 70mm f/2,8 DG Macro
School
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Tripod Mounts

Lenses for Nikon
Here are a few popular alternatives (see all)
Sigma EX 10mm f/2,8 DC HSM Fisheye Sigma EX 10mm f/2,8 DC HSM Fisheye
Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5,6 DG OS Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5,6 DG OS
Sigma 18-200mm f/3,5-6,3 DC (motorized) Sigma 18-200mm f/3,5-6,3 DC (motorized)
See lenses for your camera
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Nikon D2Xs
Canon EOS 6D
Nikon D40
Nikon D810

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 24mm f/2,8 IS USM

Canon EF 24mm f/2,8 IS USM
Sigma EX 8mm f/3,5 DG Fisheye

Sigma EX 8mm f/3,5 DG Fisheye
Nikon AF 50mm f/1,8 D

Nikon AF 50mm f/1,8 D

Recently visited lenses
Sigma EX 300-800mm f/5,6 DG APO HSM

Sigma EX 300-800mm f/5,6 DG APO HSM
Canon EF 28-105mm f/4-5,6 DC

Canon EF 28-105mm f/4-5,6 DC
Canon EF 135mm f/2 L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2 L USM

Recently visited cameras
Canon EOS 650D

Canon EOS 650D
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300





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