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Portrait lenses that have a f/2.8 or faster aperture

#1

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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Zoom range 1x
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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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Weight 162 g
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 69 mm
#2

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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Zoom range 1x
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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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Weight 187 g
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 71 mm
#3

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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Zoom range 1x
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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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Weight 130 g
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 69 mm
#4

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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Zoom range 1x
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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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Weight 156 g
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 64 mm
#5

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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Zoom range 1x
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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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Weight 230 g
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 64 mm
#6

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR

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Nikon VR
 
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Great zoom range
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5x
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Aperture f/2.8
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Zoom range 5x
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Length 86 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Weight 480 g
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 80 mm
#7

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

"As advertised THE BEST MACRO LENS FOR YOUR MONEY! Auto focus is so smooth that you do not realize that it is on." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Canon IS
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Aperture f/2.8
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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Length 123 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 78 mm
#8

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

"You'll immediately be impressed with the sharpness and detail of your images, and the beautiful boken when shooting at f/2.8. The results are jaw-dropping. It has quickly become my favorite lens." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Canon IS II
 
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200 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Length n/a
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Image stabilization Canon IS II
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Weight 1.5 kg
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Diameter n/a
#9

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
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Aperture f/2.8
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Length 113 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 0.8 kg
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Diameter 89 mm
#10

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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Zoom range 1x
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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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Weight 202 g
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 62 mm