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Low light lenses

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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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Min focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 41 mm
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Diameter 69 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Weight 162 g
#2

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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Min focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 53 mm
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Diameter 71 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Weight 187 g
#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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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 41 mm
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Diameter 69 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Weight 130 g
#4

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

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

"Wonderful bokeh @ f/1.8, I never had a lens witch such wide aperture and results really stunning. " bhphotovideo.com

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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Min focal length 35 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length n/a
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Diameter n/a
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Max focal length 35 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Weight 200 g
#5

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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Min focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 38 mm
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Diameter 64 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Weight 156 g
#6

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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Min focal length 17 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 36 mm
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Diameter 58 mm
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Max focal length 17 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Weight 120 g
#7

Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko  25mm f/1.8
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 25 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 41 mm
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Diameter 56 mm
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Max focal length 25 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Weight 136 g
#8

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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Min focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 43 mm
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Diameter 64 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Aperture f/1.4
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Weight 230 g
#9

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Min focal length 30 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 63 mm
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Diameter 74 mm
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Max focal length 30 mm
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Aperture f/1.4
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Weight 435 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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Min focal length 35 mm
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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Length 45 mm
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Diameter 65 mm
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Max focal length 35 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Weight 155 g