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Low light lenses

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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."

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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Max focal length 35 mm
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Length 53 mm
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Weight 200 g
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Min focal length 35 mm
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Diameter 70 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Auto focus Yes
#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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Max focal length 50 mm
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Length n/a
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Weight 187 g
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Diameter n/a
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Aperture f/1.8
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Auto focus Yes
#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. "

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Focus motor Generic motor
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Length 41 mm
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Weight 132 g
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 69 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Auto focus Yes
#4

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."

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Focus motor None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Length 38 mm
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Weight 154 g
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 64 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Auto focus Yes
#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."

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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Length 54 mm
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Weight 280 g
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 74 mm
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Aperture f/1.4
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Auto focus Yes
#6

Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

"Very sharp, compact and light. I use this lens mainly for indoor, low light portraits of the kids"

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Focus motor Canon USM
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Max focal length 28 mm
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Length 56 mm
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Weight 308 g
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Min focal length 28 mm
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Diameter 61 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Auto focus Yes
#7

Canon EF 35mm f/2

Canon EF 35mm f/2

"Great depth of field, sharp and precise."

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Focus motor Generic motor
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Max focal length 35 mm
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Length 43 mm
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Weight 209 g
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Min focal length 35 mm
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Diameter 66 mm
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Aperture f/2
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Auto focus Yes
#8

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."

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Focus motor Canon USM
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Length 112 mm
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Weight 0.7 kg
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Min focal length 135 mm
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Diameter 84 mm
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Aperture f/2
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Auto focus Yes
#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."

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Focus motor Canon USM
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Length n/a
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Diameter n/a
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Aperture f/1.2
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Auto focus Yes
#10

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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Max focal length 85 mm
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Length n/a
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Weight 422 g
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Min focal length 85 mm
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Diameter n/a
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Aperture f/1.8
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Auto focus Yes