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Low light lenses that have a f/1.8 or faster aperture

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

"Use it in low light or for portraits, or as a general walk around lens. It's the one that stays on my camera all the time now. " bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/1.8
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Weight 130 g
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Diameter 69 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Length 41 mm
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Auto focus Yes
#2

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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Min focal length 20 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Weight 87 g
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Diameter 63 mm
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Max focal length 20 mm
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Length 26 mm
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Auto focus Yes
#3

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.8D

"Perfect photos at 65 mph at f8 @1/800! This lens lets in lots of light so I can use a fast shutter and get absolutely no blur at highway speeds." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/1.8
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Focus motor None
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Weight 156 g
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Diameter 64 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Length 38 mm
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Auto focus Yes
#4

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

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

"This lens has quickly become my default lens. It's very versatile, and the system allows focus to be tweaked manually after auto-focusing. For the price you can't beat it." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/1.8
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Min focal length 35 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Weight 200 g
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Diameter n/a
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Max focal length 35 mm
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Length n/a
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Auto focus Yes
#5

Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar

Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar
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Aperture f/1.8
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Min focal length 24 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Weight 224 g
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Diameter 63 mm
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Max focal length 24 mm
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Length 66 mm
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Auto focus Yes
#6

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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Min focal length 50 mm
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Focus motor Canon STM
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Weight 162 g
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Diameter 69 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Length 41 mm
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Auto focus Yes
#7

Olympus Zuiko M. ED 45mm f/1.8

Olympus Zuiko M. ED 45mm f/1.8
 
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46 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Min focal length 45 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Weight 116 g
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Diameter 46 mm
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Max focal length 45 mm
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Length 56 mm
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Auto focus Yes
#8

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sony E Full Frame

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sony E Full Frame
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Aperture f/1.8
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Min focal length 85 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Weight 475 g
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Diameter 81 mm
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Max focal length 85 mm
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Length 92 mm
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Auto focus Yes
#9

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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Min focal length 50 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Weight 187 g
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Diameter 71 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Length 53 mm
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Auto focus Yes
#10

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

"Can not compare it with any other lens. This is THE lens for portrait photography " bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/1.2
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Diameter 86 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Length 66 mm
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Auto focus Yes