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Low light lenses that have a f/2 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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Aperture f/1.8
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Min focal length 50 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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Max focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 64 mm
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Weight 156 g
#2

Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko  25mm f/1.8
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Aperture f/1.8
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Min focal length 25 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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Max focal length 25 mm
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Diameter 56 mm
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Weight 136 g
#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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Min focal length 50 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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Max focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 71 mm
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Weight 187 g
#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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Length n/a
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Auto focus Yes
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Max focal length 35 mm
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Diameter n/a
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Weight 200 g
#5

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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Length 41 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 69 mm
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Weight 162 g
#6

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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Length 26 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Max focal length 20 mm
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Diameter 63 mm
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Weight 87 g
#7

Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS

Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS
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Aperture f/2
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Min focal length 12 mm
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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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Max focal length 12 mm
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Diameter 73 mm
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Weight 260 g
#8

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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Min focal length 50 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Length 51 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 74 mm
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Weight 290 g
#9

Pentax SMC FA 50mm f/1.4

Pentax SMC  FA 50mm f/1.4

"The pictures are very sharp. Low light is fantastic. I have not found anything I dislike about it." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/1.4
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 38 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 64 mm
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Weight 221 g
#10

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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Length 41 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 69 mm
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Weight 130 g