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Portrait lenses for less than $1,000 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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Aperture f/1.4
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Diameter 74 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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Min focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 281 g
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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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Diameter 64 mm
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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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Image stabilization None
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Weight 230 g
#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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Diameter 64 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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Min focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 156 g
#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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Diameter 71 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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Min focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 187 g
#5

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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Diameter 74 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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Min focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 290 g
#6

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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Diameter 62 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 62 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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Weight 202 g
#7

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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Diameter 64 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 71 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 55 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight n/a
#8

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 75mm f/1.8
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Aperture f/1.8
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Diameter 64 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 69 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 75 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 305 g
#9

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G
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Aperture f/1.8
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Diameter 79 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Length 74 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 85 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 354 g
#10

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF
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Aperture f/1.4
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Diameter 78 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 100 mm
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Auto focus No
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Min focal length 85 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 0.6 kg