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A low light shot without a flash

Low light lenses for less than $500

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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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Min focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 38 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 64 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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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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Auto focus Yes
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 69 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

"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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Auto focus Yes
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Max focal length 35 mm
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Diameter n/a
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Aperture f/1.8
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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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Min focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 53 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 71 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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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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Auto focus Yes
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Max focal length 35 mm
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Diameter 65 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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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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Auto focus Yes
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Max focal length 17 mm
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Diameter 58 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS

Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 12 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 58 mm
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Auto focus No
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Max focal length 12 mm
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Diameter 73 mm
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Aperture f/2
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Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS

Sony E 50mm 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 50 mm
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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Length 62 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 62 mm
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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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Min focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 41 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 69 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Sony FE 28mm f/2

Sony FE 28mm f/2
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 28 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 60 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Max focal length 28 mm
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Diameter 64 mm
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Aperture f/2