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 EX 50mm f/2,8 DG Macro Sigma EX 50mm f/2,8 DG Macro
Canon EF 300mm f/2,8 L IS II USM Canon EF 300mm f/2,8 L IS II USM
Canon EF 800mm f/5,6 L IS USM Canon EF 800mm f/5,6 L IS USM
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
School
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A lens is born
Protect your lens with a filter
See pictures taken with a certain focal length
The anatomy of a lens

Lenses for Nikon
Here are a few popular alternatives (see all)
Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4 AF DX Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4 AF DX
Tamron AF 70-200/2,8 LD IF Di Macro Tamron AF 70-200/2,8 LD IF Di Macro
Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2,8 APO HSM DG OS Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2,8 APO HSM DG OS
Sigma EX 4,5mm f/2,8 DC HSM Fisheye Sigma EX 4,5mm f/2,8 DC HSM Fisheye
See lenses for your camera
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Canon EOS 77D
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 10D
Canon EOS 60Da

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/1,4 L II USM

Canon EF 24mm f/1,4 L II USM
Sigma EX 50-150mm f/2,8 DC APO HSM

Sigma EX 50-150mm f/2,8 DC APO HSM
Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1,4 G

Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1,4 G

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Canon EF 300mm f/2,8 L IS USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM

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