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Portrait lenses that have a f/1.8 or faster aperture

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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

"Clarity and color is amazing in low light situations. Also depth of field is amazingly tight at 1.4. I haven't had problems with the autofocus speed. For the price this lens is amazing." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/1.4
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Weight 281 g
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Length 53 mm
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Image stabilization None
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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
#2

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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Aperture f/1.4
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Weight 230 g
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Focus motor None
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Length 43 mm
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Image stabilization None
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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
#3

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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Aperture f/1.8
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Weight 156 g
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Focus motor None
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Length 38 mm
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Image stabilization None
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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
#4

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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Weight 187 g
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Length 53 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 71 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
#5

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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Aperture f/1.2
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Weight 1 kg
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Length 84 mm
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Image stabilization None
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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
#6

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
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Aperture f/1.4
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Weight 290 g
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Length 51 mm
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Image stabilization None
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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
#7

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon F

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon F
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Aperture f/1.4
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Weight 0.7 kg
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Length 86 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 85 mm
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Diameter 86 mm
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Max focal length 85 mm
#8

Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS

Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS
 
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Sony SteadyShot
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Aperture f/1.8
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Weight 202 g
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 62 mm
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 62 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
#9

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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Aperture f/1.2
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Length 66 mm
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Image stabilization None
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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
#10

Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA

Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA
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Aperture f/1.8
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Weight n/a
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 71 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 55 mm
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Diameter 64 mm
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Max focal length 55 mm