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Portrait lenses that have a f/2 or faster aperture

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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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Diameter 71 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Weight 187 g
#2

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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Length 41 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Diameter 69 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Weight 130 g
#3

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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Length 41 mm
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Focus motor Canon STM
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Diameter 69 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Weight 162 g
#4

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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Length 38 mm
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Focus motor None
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Diameter 64 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Weight 156 g
#5

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
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Aperture f/1.8
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Length 72 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Diameter 75 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 85 mm
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Min focal length 85 mm
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Weight 425 g
#6

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

"The images it creates are very sharp, even wide open, and the colors and contrast are great. It's not a huge lens and doesn't stick out on the street like a white 70-200 or anything of that nature." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/2
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Length 112 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Diameter 81 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Min focal length 135 mm
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Weight 0.8 kg
#7

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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Length 51 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Diameter 74 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Weight 290 g
#8

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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Length 53 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Diameter 74 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Weight 281 g
#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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Diameter 62 mm
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Weight 202 g
#10

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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Aperture f/1.4
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Length 43 mm
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Focus motor None
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Diameter 64 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Weight 230 g