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Prime Portrait lenses

#1

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G
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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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Diameter 71 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Weight 187 g
#2

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
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Focus motor Canon STM
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Length 41 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 69 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Weight 162 g
#3

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

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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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 41 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 69 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Weight 130 g
#5

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Length 74 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 79 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 85 mm
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Aperture f/1.8
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Weight 354 g
#6

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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Diameter 74 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Aperture f/1.4
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Weight 290 g
#7

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro

Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 82 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 56 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 60 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 185 g
#8

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

"Best lens I have bought in years. Of course, it produces great macros. But it can be used for portraits, even indoors. Portrait results blew me away." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Canon IS
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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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Diameter 78 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 100 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 0.6 kg
#9

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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Focus motor Canon USM
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Length 70 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 73 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Min focal length 60 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 335 g
#10

Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/2 Macro ED

Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/2 Macro ED

"I use this mostly as a macro lens in conjunction with the ring flash. It does a stellar job with that, especially with flowers. I have also been happy with it as a portrait lens for indoor use; for outdoor portraits I prefer my 35-100 Zuiko zoom lens." bhphotovideo.com

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Focus motor Generic motor
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Length 62 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Diameter 71 mm
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Auto focus No
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Aperture f/2
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Weight 300 g