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Portrait lenses

#1

Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable

Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable
 
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Quite short
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30 mm
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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Length 30 mm
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Zoom range 3.1x
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 65 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Weight 116 g
#2

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
 
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Great zoom range
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7.8x
 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Nikon VR
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Length 97 mm
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Zoom range 7.8x
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Max focal length 140 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 78 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Weight 490 g
#3

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

"The photos have more vivid colors and a better sharp than my other normal lense. Its really great." bhphotovideo.com

 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Canon IS
 
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Great zoom range
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7.5x
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Length 101 mm
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Zoom range 7.5x
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Max focal length 135 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 75 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Weight 455 g
#4

Sony E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3

Sony E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3
 
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Great zoom range
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11.1x
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Image stabilization None
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Length 102 mm
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Zoom range 11.1x
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 76 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Weight 0.5 kg
#5

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Canon IS
 
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Great telephoto lens
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250 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Length 111 mm
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Zoom range 4.5x
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Max focal length 250 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 70 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Weight 375 g
#6

Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS

Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS
 
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Fixed aperture
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
 
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Great zoom range
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5.8x
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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Length 110 mm
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Zoom range 5.8x
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Max focal length 105 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Diameter 78 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Weight 482 g
#7

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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Wide aperture
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f/1.8
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Image stabilization None
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Length 41 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 69 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Weight 130 g
#8

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO
 
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Fixed aperture
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
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Image stabilization None
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Length 160 mm
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Zoom range 3.8x
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Max focal length 150 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Diameter 79 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 0.9 kg
#9

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G
 
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Wide aperture
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f/1.8
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Image stabilization None
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Length 53 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 71 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Weight 187 g
#10

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
 
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Fixed aperture
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
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Image stabilization None
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Length 113 mm
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Max focal length 70 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Diameter 89 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 0.8 kg