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Low light lenses

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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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Diameter 71 mm
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Image stabilization None
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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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Length 53 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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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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Focus motor None
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Diameter 64 mm
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Image stabilization None
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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
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Length 38 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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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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Diameter n/a
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Image stabilization None
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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
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Length n/a
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Aperture f/1.8
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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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Focus motor Generic motor
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Diameter 69 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Weight 130 g
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Length 41 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
#5

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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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Diameter 74 mm
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Image stabilization None
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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
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Length 53 mm
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Aperture f/1.4
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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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Diameter 64 mm
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Image stabilization None
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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
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Length 43 mm
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Aperture f/1.4
#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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Diameter 79 mm
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Image stabilization None
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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
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Length 74 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
#8

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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Diameter 65 mm
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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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
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Length 45 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
#9

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

"Works brilliantly for me on FF or 1.3 crop camera in event filming and portrait still work." bhphotovideo.com

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Focus motor Canon USM
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Diameter 81 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Min focal length 135 mm
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Weight 0.8 kg
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Length 112 mm
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Aperture f/2
#10

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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Diameter 69 mm
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Image stabilization None
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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
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Length 41 mm
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Aperture f/1.8