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Low light lenses that have a f/2 or faster aperture

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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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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 69 mm
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Weight 162 g
#2

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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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 64 mm
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Weight 156 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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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 71 mm
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Weight 187 g
#4

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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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 69 mm
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Weight 130 g
#5

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM
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Aperture f/1.4
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Min focal length 30 mm
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Length 63 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 30 mm
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Diameter 74 mm
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Weight 435 g
#6

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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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 35 mm
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Diameter n/a
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Weight 200 g
#7

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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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 20 mm
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Diameter 63 mm
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Weight 87 g
#8

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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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 25 mm
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Diameter 56 mm
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Weight 136 g
#9

Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS

Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS
 
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Sony SteadyShot
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Aperture f/1.8
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Min focal length 35 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 45 mm
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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Max focal length 35 mm
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Diameter 65 mm
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Weight 155 g
#10

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko  17mm f/1.8
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Aperture f/1.8
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Min focal length 17 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 36 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 17 mm
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Diameter 58 mm
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Weight 120 g