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Portrait lenses that have a f/2.8 or faster aperture

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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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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor None
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Length 38 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 64 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 50 mm
#2

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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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Length 123 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 78 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Min focal length 100 mm
#3

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED 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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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 80 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Min focal length 16 mm
#4

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

"I purchased this lens because it's small, sharp, fast, light and cheap. Something I can put on my Canon body and take with me on business trips " 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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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 69 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 50 mm
#5

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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Fixed aperture Yes
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Diameter 89 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 24 mm
#6

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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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 71 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 50 mm
#7

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO
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Aperture f/2.8
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Zoom range 3.8x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 160 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Diameter 79 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 40 mm
#8

Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Nikon F

Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Nikon F

"Very impressed with this lens [...].This lens is all about build & image quality & it is also very easy to use & to switch to manual focus." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/2.8
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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 95 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 74 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 100 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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f/1.2
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Aperture f/1.2
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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Length 66 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 86 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 50 mm
#10

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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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 64 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Min focal length 50 mm