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Portrait lenses that have a f/2.8 or faster aperture

#1

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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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Focus motor None
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Zoom range 1x
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Weight 156 g
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Diameter 64 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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Length 53 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Zoom range 1x
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Weight 187 g
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Diameter 71 mm
#3

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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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Zoom range 1x
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Weight 202 g
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Diameter 62 mm
#4

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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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Focus motor Canon STM
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Zoom range 1x
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Weight 162 g
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Diameter 69 mm
#5

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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200 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length n/a
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Image stabilization Canon IS II
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Weight 1.5 kg
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Diameter n/a
#6

Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 60mm f/2.8G ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 60mm f/2.8G ED

"Bought this lens for my wife's D5000 so she could do some macro work. Very impressive quality and unbelievable how sharp this lens really is." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 89 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 60 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Zoom range 1x
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Weight 425 g
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Diameter 71 mm
#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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Length 71 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 55 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Zoom range 1x
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Weight n/a
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Diameter 64 mm
#8

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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Canon IS
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 123 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Max focal length 100 mm
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Zoom range 1x
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Diameter 78 mm
#9

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f/2.8
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 99 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 100 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Weight 360 g
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Diameter 69 mm
#10

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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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Zoom range 1x
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Weight 130 g
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Diameter 69 mm