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Portrait lenses that have a f/1.8 or faster aperture

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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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$59.50
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Aperture f/1.8
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Length 38 mm
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Focus motor None
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Weight 156 g
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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
#2

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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Silent and fast
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Aperture f/1.8
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Length 41 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Weight 130 g
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 69 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
#3

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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Length 53 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Weight 187 g
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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
#4

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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Length 66 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Weight 0.6 kg
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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
#5

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.4D

"I bought this lens for portraits and low-light sporting events. It takes amazing photos. I recently used it to shot an evening youth football game and couldn't have been happier. I would definitely recommend this lens to everyone." bhphotovideo.com

 
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$59.50
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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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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
#6

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G
 
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Aperture f/1.8
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Length 74 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Weight 354 g
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Image stabilization None
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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
#7

Sony 50mm f/1.4 Alpha A-Mount Standard

Sony 50mm f/1.4 Alpha A-Mount Standard
 
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43 mm
 
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Aperture f/1.4
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Length 66 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Weight 220 g
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 43 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
#8

Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 * ZA

Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 * ZA
 
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Aperture f/1.4
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Length 72 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Weight 0.5 kg
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 81 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
#9

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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Length 62 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Weight 202 g
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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
#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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Length 71 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Weight n/a
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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