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Portrait lenses for less than $100

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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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Wide aperture
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f/1.8
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 41 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Diameter 69 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Min focal length 50 mm
#2

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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Wide aperture
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f/1.8
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor None
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Length 38 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Diameter 64 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Min focal length 50 mm
#3

Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS

Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS
 
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f/1.8
 
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Sony SteadyShot
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 62 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Diameter 62 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Min focal length 50 mm
#4

Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount

Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount
 
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Sony SteadyShot
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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Zoom range 3.8x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 108 mm
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Aperture f/4.5
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Diameter 64 mm
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Max focal length 210 mm
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Min focal length 55 mm
#5

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S.

Panasonic Lumix G Vario  35-100mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S.
 
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Panasonic MEGA O.I.S.
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Image stabilization Panasonic MEGA O.I.S.
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 50 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Diameter 56 mm
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Max focal length 100 mm
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Min focal length 35 mm
#6

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
 
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Canon IS II
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Image stabilization Canon IS II
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Zoom range 3.1x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 71 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Diameter 69 mm
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Max focal length 55 mm
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Min focal length 18 mm
#7

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

"More than satisfied with the sharp, fast focus, but even happier with portrait results." bhphotovideo.com

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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Length 70 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Diameter 73 mm
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Max focal length 60 mm
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Min focal length 60 mm
#8

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II

Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II
 
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300 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 4x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 117 mm
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Aperture f/4.8
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Diameter 69 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Min focal length 75 mm
#9

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S.

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S.

"Very quick focus and keeping in mind this is a low cost lens that gives decent image results that compare well with its price point. Very happy with it for those times I need that extra reach. Out of focus bokeh is also quite nice." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Panasonic MEGA O.I.S.
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Image stabilization Panasonic MEGA O.I.S.
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Zoom range 4.4x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 100 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Diameter 70 mm
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Max focal length 200 mm
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Min focal length 45 mm
#10

Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR

Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR

"For landscape photos during the winter months and in wet or dusty conditions, it is a great lens." bhphotovideo.com

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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 3.1x
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 69 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Diameter 69 mm
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Max focal length 55 mm
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Min focal length 18 mm