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Nikon Portrait lenses

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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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Wide aperture
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f/1.8
 
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Quite short
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38 mm
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Focus motor None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 38 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Diameter 64 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Min focal length 50 mm
#2

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

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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Wide aperture
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f/1.8
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Max focal length 50 mm
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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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Diameter 71 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Min focal length 50 mm
#3

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

"The ease of use is fantastic. Lightweight,fast lens everything I need to capture the constant action of rugby." bhphotovideo.com

 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Nikon VR
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Length 122 mm
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Zoom range 5.5x
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Diameter 76 mm
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Aperture f/4.5
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Min focal length 55 mm
#4

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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More advanced image stabilization
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Nikon VR
 
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Great zoom range
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7.8x
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Max focal length 140 mm
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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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Diameter 78 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Min focal length 18 mm
#5

Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

"Super background blur for a lens of this speed and yes the VR helps" bhphotovideo.com

 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Nikon VR
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Length 142 mm
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Diameter 79 mm
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Aperture f/4.5
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Min focal length 70 mm
#6

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

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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Wide aperture
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f/1.8
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Max focal length 85 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 74 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Diameter 79 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Min focal length 85 mm
#7

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II

"This lens covers almost everything you could need for shooting DX photos in daylight. Carry this and a low-light lens, and you're set, nothing else necessary in the bag." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Great zoom range
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11.1x
 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Nikon VR II
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR II
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Length 97 mm
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Zoom range 11.1x
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Diameter 76 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Min focal length 18 mm
#8

Nikon Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF

Nikon Nikkor  24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF

"I purchased this lens as an upgrade when i purchased my D90. I have not been disappointed. From weddings to flowers to portraits to everything else, this lens has proven itself a sweet performer everytime. The sharpness is outstanding, the bokeh is amazing,and the overall image qaulity is incredible." bhphotovideo.com

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Focus motor None
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Max focal length 85 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 81 mm
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Zoom range 3.5x
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Diameter 79 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Min focal length 24 mm
#9

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

"I love how light weight and compact this lens is. Its sharpness at 1.4 is amazing." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Wide aperture
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f/1.4
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Max focal length 50 mm
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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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Diameter 74 mm
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Aperture f/1.4
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Min focal length 50 mm
#10

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.4D

"Love this lens for those closeup shots. I needed a lens with a high F stop and I love to take portrait shots and it works great for them. The background blurs just like I needed it to!" bhphotovideo.com

 
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Wide aperture
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f/1.4
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Focus motor None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 43 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Diameter 64 mm
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Aperture f/1.4
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Min focal length 50 mm