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Prime Portrait lenses

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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

"Clarity and color is amazing in low light situations. Also depth of field is amazingly tight at 1.4. I haven't had problems with the autofocus speed. For the price this lens is amazing." bhphotovideo.com

 
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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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Length 53 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 281 g
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Aperture f/1.4
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 74 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
#2

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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Focus motor None
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Length 43 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 230 g
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Aperture f/1.4
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 64 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
#3

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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Focus motor None
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Length 38 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 156 g
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Aperture f/1.8
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 64 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
#4

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

"As advertised THE BEST MACRO LENS FOR YOUR MONEY! Auto focus is so smooth that you do not realize that it is on." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Canon IS
 
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Length 123 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Aperture f/2.8
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Min focal length 100 mm
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Diameter 78 mm
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Max focal length 100 mm
#5

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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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Length 53 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 187 g
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Aperture f/1.8
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 71 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
#6

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

"I've been eying this lens for about 5 years now and I wish I had bought this lens sooner! This lens is amazing and sooooo sharp even at 1.2!" bhphotovideo.com

 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Length 84 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 1 kg
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Aperture f/1.2
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Min focal length 85 mm
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Diameter 91 mm
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Max focal length 85 mm
#7

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
 
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Length 51 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 290 g
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Aperture f/1.4
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 74 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
#8

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon F

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon F
 
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Length 86 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 0.7 kg
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Aperture f/1.4
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Min focal length 85 mm
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Diameter 86 mm
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Max focal length 85 mm
#9

Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS

Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS
 
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Sony SteadyShot
 
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 62 mm
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot
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Weight 202 g
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Aperture f/1.8
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 62 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
#10

Nikon Nikkor Micro 60mm f/2.8D

Nikon Nikkor Micro 60mm f/2.8D

"It is a great lens for macro and portraits" bhphotovideo.com

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Focus motor None
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Length 74 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 440 g
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Aperture f/2.8
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Min focal length 60 mm
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Diameter 71 mm
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Max focal length 60 mm