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Portrait lenses for less than $300

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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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Nikon VR
 
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Great zoom range
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7.8x
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Zoom range 7.8x
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Max focal length 140 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Length 97 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 78 mm
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G
 
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f/1.8
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Zoom range 1x
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Length 53 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 71 mm
#3

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

"This is a great universal lens. the color is good and the quality is crisp- just what you would expect from a canon lens." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Fixed aperture
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Canon IS
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Zoom range 4.4x
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Max focal length 105 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Length 107 mm
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Diameter 84 mm
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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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Focus motor None
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Zoom range 1x
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Length 38 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 64 mm
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
 
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f/1.8
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Focus motor Canon STM
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Zoom range 1x
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Length 41 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 69 mm
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

"I purchased this lens because it's small, sharp, fast, light and cheap. Something I can put on my Canon body and take with me on business trips " bhphotovideo.com

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

"Awesome lens, affordable, quality construction, noticably faster than older lens, definitely has improved picture quality/sharpness" bhphotovideo.com

 
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Nikon VR
 
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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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Zoom range 5.5x
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Aperture f/4.5
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Length 122 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 76 mm
#8

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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Canon IS
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Focus motor Canon STM
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Zoom range 4.5x
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Max focal length 250 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Length 111 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 70 mm
#9

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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f/1.4
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Focus motor None
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Zoom range 1x
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Aperture f/1.4
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Length 43 mm
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Diameter 64 mm
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Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
 
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Canon IS
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Focus motor Canon STM
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Zoom range 3.1x
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Max focal length 55 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Length 75 mm
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Fixed aperture No
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Diameter 69 mm