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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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f/1.8
 
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Small diameter
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64 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Image stabilization None
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Focus motor None
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Diameter 64 mm
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Fisheye No
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Length 38 mm
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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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Aperture f/1.8
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Image stabilization None
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Diameter 69 mm
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Fisheye No
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Length 41 mm
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Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.4D

"I bought this lens for portraits and low-light sporting events. It takes amazing photos. I recently used it to shot an evening youth football game and couldn't have been happier. I would definitely recommend this lens to everyone." bhphotovideo.com

 
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f/1.4
 
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Small diameter
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64 mm
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Aperture f/1.4
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Image stabilization None
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Focus motor None
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Diameter 64 mm
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Fisheye No
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Length 43 mm
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Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS

Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS
 
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Sony SteadyShot
 
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Wide aperture
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f/1.8
 
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62 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Diameter 62 mm
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Fisheye No
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Length 62 mm
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Panasonic Summilux Leica DG 25mm f/1.4

Panasonic Summilux Leica DG 25mm f/1.4
 
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f/1.4
 
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63 mm
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Aperture f/1.4
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Image stabilization None
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Diameter 63 mm
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Fisheye No
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Min focal length 25 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Length 55 mm
#6

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/2.8

Olympus M.Zuiko  17mm f/2.8

"I'm using this lens as the primary now on my EP-2. It's less therefore more! When I need a quick shot and use the EP-2 for its great resolution/file size in raw, this lens is the answer." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Small diameter
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57 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Image stabilization None
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Diameter 57 mm
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Fisheye No
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Min focal length 17 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Length 22 mm
#7

Pentax SMC FA 50mm f/1.4

Pentax SMC  FA 50mm f/1.4

"I love love love this new lens, the quality of the photos is spectacular if done in the right lighting. I would absolutely recommend for novices and professionals alike." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Wide aperture
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f/1.4
 
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Small diameter
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64 mm
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Aperture f/1.4
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Image stabilization None
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Diameter 64 mm
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Fisheye No
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Length 38 mm
#8

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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Aperture f/2.8
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Image stabilization None
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Diameter 73 mm
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Fisheye No
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Min focal length 60 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Length 70 mm
#9

Olympus 9mm f/8 Body Cap

Olympus 9mm f/8 Body Cap
 
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Fisheye
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Extremely wide circular images
 
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Small diameter
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56 mm
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Aperture f/8
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Image stabilization None
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Diameter 56 mm
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Fisheye Yes
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Min focal length 9 mm
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Auto focus No
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Length 13 mm
#10

Pentax SMC DA FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro

Pentax SMC  DA FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro

"It is light weight, very smooth, very sharp images" bhphotovideo.com

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Aperture f/2.8
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Image stabilization None
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Diameter 81 mm
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Fisheye No
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Min focal length 100 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Length 64 mm