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Portrait lenses that have a f/2 or faster aperture

#1

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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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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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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Image stabilization None
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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

"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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Weight 230 g
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Focus motor None
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Length 43 mm
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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
#3

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.8D

"Perfect photos at 65 mph at f8 @1/800! This lens lets in lots of light so I can use a fast shutter and get absolutely no blur at highway speeds." 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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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
#4

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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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
#5

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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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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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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Image stabilization None
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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
#6

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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Weight 290 g
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Length 51 mm
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Image stabilization None
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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
#7

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon F

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon F
 
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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 86 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 85 mm
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Diameter 86 mm
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Max focal length 85 mm
#8

Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS

Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS
 
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Sony SteadyShot
 
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Silent focus motor
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Aperture f/1.8
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Weight 202 g
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 62 mm
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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
#9

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

"This is a really nice lens and will be the flagship in my camera bag. I'm using it as a prime for my dslr film projects." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Silent and fast
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Aperture f/1.2
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Length 66 mm
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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
#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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Weight n/a
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 71 mm
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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