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Lenses for less than $300 that have a f/1.8 or faster aperture

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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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Diameter 64 mm
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Focus motor None
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Length 43 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 230 g
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

"Wonderful bokeh @ f/1.8, I never had a lens witch such wide aperture and results really stunning. " bhphotovideo.com

 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Aperture f/1.8
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Diameter n/a
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Length n/a
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 35 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 200 g
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Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.8D

"This is a MUST OWN lens in the Nikon AF line. Not only sharp and fast, but my favorite perspective and CHEAP to buy! It's the best way to learn how ALL of the photojournalists in the 40s-70s shot EVERYTHING they printed." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Aperture f/1.8
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Diameter 64 mm
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Focus motor None
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Length 38 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 156 g
#4

Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II

Panasonic Lumix G  20mm f/1.7 II
 
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Aperture f/1.7
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Diameter 63 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 26 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 20 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 87 g
#5

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G
 
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Aperture f/1.8
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Diameter 71 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Length 53 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 187 g
#6

Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS

Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS
 
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Sony SteadyShot
 
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Supports autofocus
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Aperture f/1.8
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Diameter 62 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 62 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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Weight 202 g
#7

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF
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Aperture f/1.4
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Diameter 78 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 100 mm
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Auto focus No
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Min focal length 85 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
 
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Aperture f/1.8
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Diameter 69 mm
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Focus motor Canon STM
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Length 41 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 162 g
#9

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

"I purchased this lens because it's small, sharp, fast, light and cheap. Something I can put on my Canon body and take with me on business trips " bhphotovideo.com

 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Aperture f/1.8
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Diameter 69 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 41 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 130 g
#10

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

"The pictures have been very good so far with nothing remarkable to report." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Supports autofocus
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Aperture f/1.4
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Diameter 84 mm
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Length 69 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 0.5 kg