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Lenses for less than $800 that have a f/2.8 or faster aperture

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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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Max focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 74 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Weight 281 g
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Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.4D

"Love this lens for those closeup shots. I needed a lens with a high F stop and I love to take portrait shots and it works great for them. The background blurs just like I needed it to!" 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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Max focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 64 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Weight 230 g
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

"Wonderful bokeh @ f/1.8, I never had a lens witch such wide aperture and results really stunning. " bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/1.8
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Length n/a
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Max focal length 35 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter n/a
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Auto focus Yes
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Weight 200 g
#4

Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS

Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS
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Aperture f/2
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Length 58 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Max focal length 12 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 73 mm
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Auto focus No
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Weight 255 g
#5

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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Max focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 64 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Weight 156 g
#6

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

"Best lens I have bought in years. Of course, it produces great macros. But it can be used for portraits, even indoors. Portrait results blew me away." bhphotovideo.com

 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Canon IS
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 123 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Max focal length 100 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Diameter 78 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 28mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 28mm f/1.8G
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Aperture f/1.8
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Length 81 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Max focal length 28 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 74 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Weight 330 g
#8

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F

"Image quality is outstanding. Pull for manual focus is a sweet feature." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Great telephoto lens
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200 mm
 
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Fixed aperture
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 193 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 89 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Weight 1.1 kg
#9

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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Length 26 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Max focal length 20 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 63 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Weight 87 g
#10

Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DN Sony E

Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DN Sony E
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 46 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Max focal length 19 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 61 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Weight n/a