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Low light lenses that have a f/2 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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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
#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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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
#3

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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Weight 200 g
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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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Diameter n/a
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Max focal length 35 mm
#4

Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS

Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS
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Aperture f/2
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Weight 255 g
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 58 mm
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Auto focus No
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Min focal length 12 mm
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Diameter 73 mm
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Max focal length 12 mm
#5

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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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
#6

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

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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 n/a
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 35 mm
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Diameter n/a
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Max focal length 35 mm
#7

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 28mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 28mm f/1.8G
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Aperture f/1.8
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Weight 330 g
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Length 81 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 28 mm
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Diameter 74 mm
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Max focal length 28 mm
#8

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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Weight 87 g
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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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Diameter 63 mm
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Max focal length 20 mm
#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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Weight 187 g
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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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Diameter 71 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
#10

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

"I was told how good this lens is, but it is much better than they said. It is not as heavy as everyone said. i find it just as it should be. If that is a ten carat diamond it should weight like one." 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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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