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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G
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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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Aperture f/1.8
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Diameter 71 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Weight 187 g
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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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Focus motor None
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Length 38 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/1.8
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Diameter 64 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Weight 156 g
#3

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

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

"This lens has quickly become my default lens. It's very versatile, and the system allows focus to be tweaked manually after auto-focusing. For the price you can't beat it." bhphotovideo.com

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

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

"I love how light weight and compact this lens is. Its sharpness at 1.4 is amazing." bhphotovideo.com

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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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Aperture f/1.4
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Diameter 74 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Weight 281 g
#5

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
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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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Aperture f/1.8
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Diameter 69 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Weight 162 g
#6

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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Focus motor None
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Length 43 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/1.4
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Diameter 64 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Weight 230 g
#7

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Length 74 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/1.8
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Diameter 79 mm
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Max focal length 85 mm
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Min focal length 85 mm
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Weight 354 g
#8

Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar

Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 66 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/1.8
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Diameter 63 mm
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Max focal length 24 mm
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Min focal length 24 mm
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Weight 224 g
#9

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko  17mm f/1.8
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 36 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/1.8
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Diameter 58 mm
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Max focal length 17 mm
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Min focal length 17 mm
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Weight 120 g
#10

Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS

Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS
 
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Sony SteadyShot
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 45 mm
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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Aperture f/1.8
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Diameter 65 mm
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Max focal length 35 mm
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Min focal length 35 mm
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Weight 155 g