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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Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2,8 Di Macro Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2,8 Di Macro
Canon EF 400mm f/5,6 L USM Canon EF 400mm f/5,6 L USM
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2,8 IS USM Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2,8 IS USM
Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS II USM Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS II USM
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Lenses for Nikon
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Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2,8 XR Di  Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2,8 XR Di
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5,6 DG APO Macro Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5,6 DG APO Macro
Nikon AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR
Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 G ED VR Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 G ED VR
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Nikon D70
Canon EOS 450D
Nikon D40
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II

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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
Sigma EX 50mm f/2,8 DG Macro

Sigma EX 50mm f/2,8 DG Macro
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2,8 Di Macro (motorized)

Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2,8 Di Macro (motorized)
Sigma EX 50mm f/1,4 DG HSM

Sigma EX 50mm f/1,4 DG HSM

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Tokina AT-X 840 AF D 80-400mm f/4,5-5,6

Tokina AT-X 840 AF D 80-400mm f/4,5-5,6
Canon EF 14mm f/2,8 L USM

Canon EF 14mm f/2,8 L USM
Canon EF 28-70mm f/2,8 L USM

Canon EF 28-70mm f/2,8 L USM

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Canon EOS 1D Mark III
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