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Nikon D3100 Portrait lenses that have a f/2.8 or faster aperture

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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Aperture f/1.8
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Length 53 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Zoom range 1x
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

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"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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Quite short
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38 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Length 38 mm
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Focus motor None
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Zoom range 1x
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

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"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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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
 
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Wide aperture
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f/1.4
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Aperture f/1.4
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Length 53 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Zoom range 1x
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
#4

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon F

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"It is very sharp, and the colors are fantastic! love, love!" bhphotovideo.com

 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 97 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Zoom range 1x
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Min focal length 90 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 90 mm
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Aperture f/1.8
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Length 74 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Zoom range 1x
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Min focal length 85 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 85 mm
#6

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

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"The lens is fast and sharp. A real joy to use." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 132 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Min focal length 24 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 70 mm
#7

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon F

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"Amazing very nice lens." bhphotovideo.com

 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Sigma OS
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 91 mm
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Min focal length 17 mm
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Max focal length 50 mm
#8

Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

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"I have taken unbelievable portrait pictures with this lens. The bokeh is exactly as others have described. I have taken night football and hockey shots which I was not able to get with the kit zoom lenses." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Great telephoto lens
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200 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 188 mm
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Focus motor None
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Zoom range 2.5x
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Min focal length 80 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR

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Nikon VR
 
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Great zoom range
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5x
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Aperture f/2.8
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Length 86 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Zoom range 5x
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Fixed aperture No
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Min focal length 16 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Max focal length 80 mm
#10

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

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"Great for portraits! Puts backgrounds beautifully out of focus." bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/2
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Length 119 mm
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Focus motor None
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Zoom range 1x
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Min focal length 135 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 135 mm