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Portrait lenses that have a f/1.4 or faster aperture

#1

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.4D

"Love this lens for those closeup shots. I needed a lens with a high F stop and I love to take portrait shots and it works great for them. The background blurs just like I needed it to!" bhphotovideo.com

 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Aperture f/1.4
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Length 43 mm
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Focus motor None
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Weight 230 g
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 64 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
#2

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
 
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Supports autofocus
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Aperture f/1.4
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Length 51 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Weight 290 g
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 74 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
#3

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

"I love how light weight and compact this lens is. Its sharpness at 1.4 is amazing." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Aperture f/1.4
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Length 53 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Weight 281 g
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 74 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
#4

Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF

Nikon Nikkor  85mm f/1.4D IF

"It outperforms everything I have in my kitbag. Sharp from edge to edge and the bokeh... oh the Bokeh!" bhphotovideo.com

 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Aperture f/1.4
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Length 145 mm
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Focus motor None
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 85 mm
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Diameter 79 mm
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Max focal length 85 mm
#5

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

"This is a really nice lens and will be the flagship in my camera bag. I'm using it as a prime for my dslr film projects." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Supports autofocus
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Aperture f/1.2
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Length 66 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 86 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
#6

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
 
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Supports autofocus
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Aperture f/1.4
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Length 100 mm
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Weight 0.8 kg
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 85 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
#7

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

"I've been eying this lens for about 5 years now and I wish I had bought this lens sooner! This lens is amazing and sooooo sharp even at 1.2!" bhphotovideo.com

 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Aperture f/1.2
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Length 84 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Weight 1 kg
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 85 mm
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Diameter 91 mm
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Max focal length 85 mm
#8

Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC Sony Alpha

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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Aperture f/1.4
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Length n/a
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Weight 0.5 kg
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Diameter n/a
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Max focal length 50 mm
#9

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Aperture f/1.4
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Length 100 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Auto focus No
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Min focal length 85 mm
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Diameter 78 mm
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Max focal length 85 mm
#10

Leica Summilux 50mm f/1.4 M

Leica Summilux 50mm f/1.4 M

"In my opinion, the new version of the 50 1:1.4 Summilux-M ASPH lens is one of the two best lenses for all-around general photography, including street photos, low light photos, and selective focus photos." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Small diameter
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54 mm
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Aperture f/1.4
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Length 53 mm
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Focus motor None
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Weight 335 g
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Auto focus No
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 54 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm