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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for Camera Lenses For Portraits.

Browse the top-ranked list of Camera Lenses For Portraits below along with associated reviews and opinions.

Browse the top-ranked list of Camera Lenses For Portraits below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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    "so good...In love...the perfect portrait lens...Oh my goodness do I love this lens it's small and lightweight I love it because when I edit my photos I tend to zoom in dramatically on many photos that I take and when I use this lens it minimizes the amount of editing that I do since it shoots at a zoomed in position already."

    "the perfect portrait lens"

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    Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Standard Lens: Capture important moments in your life with this standard lens, which works with your compatible Canon DSLR EF-mount camera. A circular aperture with 7 blades helps you add creative background blur.
    $125.99
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    "so good...In love...the perfect portrait lens...Oh my goodness do I love this lens it's small and lightweight I love it because when I edit my photos I tend to zoom in dramatically on many photos that I take and when I use this lens it minimizes the amount of editing that I do since it shoots at a zoomed in position already."

    "the perfect portrait lens"

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    Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Standard Lens: Capture important moments in your life with this standard lens, which works with your compatible Canon DSLR EF-mount camera. A circular aperture with 7 blades helps you add creative background blur.
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    "Love it...Worth it...Perfect for the portrait and close ups...This lens is awesome for closeup, I m beginners so I need little time like 20-30 sec to focus lens correctly to take photo, if you are planning out door trip like going NY or DC to day trip this lens might not be good fit as this is good fit for closeup and portrait."

    "Perfect for the portrait and close ups"

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Standard Lens: A perfect everyday lens for any photographer, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G offers fast autofocusing combined with an integrated lens coating to deliver clear and crisp images. The wide-open aperture is ideal for low-light shooting and creating images with beautiful background blur.
    $179.99
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    "Love it...Worth it...Perfect for the portrait and close ups...This lens is awesome for closeup, I m beginners so I need little time like 20-30 sec to focus lens correctly to take photo, if you are planning out door trip like going NY or DC to day trip this lens might not be good fit as this is good fit for closeup and portrait."

    "Perfect for the portrait and close ups"

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Standard Lens: A perfect everyday lens for any photographer, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G offers fast autofocusing combined with an integrated lens coating to deliver clear and crisp images. The wide-open aperture is ideal for low-light shooting and creating images with beautiful background blur.
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    "Love it...Must buy...Awesome for portraits....It's a very good lens to use with the camera that I purchased and I see that is working very very well I love it and I look forward to many years of working with this particular lens it's a very good camera and lens make it just that much better"

    "Awesome for portraits."

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    Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Standard Lens: Whether you're a beginner or professional, you'll love this compact, lightweight lens from Nikon. The normal angle of view captures approximately what the human eye sees, making it a great all-around lens. Plus, the f/1.8 maximum aperture is ideal for creating softly blurred backgrounds and shooting in low light.
    $169.99
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    Was $199.99
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    "Love it...Must buy...Awesome for portraits....It's a very good lens to use with the camera that I purchased and I see that is working very very well I love it and I look forward to many years of working with this particular lens it's a very good camera and lens make it just that much better"

    "Awesome for portraits."

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    Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Standard Lens: Whether you're a beginner or professional, you'll love this compact, lightweight lens from Nikon. The normal angle of view captures approximately what the human eye sees, making it a great all-around lens. Plus, the f/1.8 maximum aperture is ideal for creating softly blurred backgrounds and shooting in low light.
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    "Love it...Cool kit...Great portrait lens....I've a fair collection of primes to compare it to, some of which are L glass, and I've got some great L zooms as well; yet for portraits, I inevitably turn to this specific lens as it outperforms everything else I own in the successful shooting methodologies I find myself returning to over and over."

    "Great portrait lens."

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    Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens: Get sharp, clear photos with this Canon medium telephoto lens that delivers vibrant color and clarity with fast, quiet focusing. The 85mm focal length draws attention to your subject and transforms the background into a soft blur for professional-quality portraits and impeccably detailed close-up shots.
    $299.99
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    Was $419.99
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    "Love it...Cool kit...Great portrait lens....I've a fair collection of primes to compare it to, some of which are L glass, and I've got some great L zooms as well; yet for portraits, I inevitably turn to this specific lens as it outperforms everything else I own in the successful shooting methodologies I find myself returning to over and over."

    "Great portrait lens."

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    Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens: Get sharp, clear photos with this Canon medium telephoto lens that delivers vibrant color and clarity with fast, quiet focusing. The 85mm focal length draws attention to your subject and transforms the background into a soft blur for professional-quality portraits and impeccably detailed close-up shots.
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    "Love it...NICE LENS...Perfect Portrait and Mid Range Landscape Lens...Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G On a full frame camera this is a really nice portrait lens or even a as general purpose, slightly longer than a 50mm, lens to keep on your camera for really sharp images at your point of focus."

    "Perfect Portrait and Mid Range Landscape Lens"

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Medium Telephoto Lens: Transform every portrait into a work of art with a lens that delivers exceptional image quality and rich color saturation even at wide open apertures. Whether you're capturing headshots, wedding photos or nature images, this medium telephoto lens offers all you need for professional results in almost any lighting conditions.
    $439.99
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    "Love it...NICE LENS...Perfect Portrait and Mid Range Landscape Lens...Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G On a full frame camera this is a really nice portrait lens or even a as general purpose, slightly longer than a 50mm, lens to keep on your camera for really sharp images at your point of focus."

    "Perfect Portrait and Mid Range Landscape Lens"

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Medium Telephoto Lens: Transform every portrait into a work of art with a lens that delivers exceptional image quality and rich color saturation even at wide open apertures. Whether you're capturing headshots, wedding photos or nature images, this medium telephoto lens offers all you need for professional results in almost any lighting conditions.
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    "I loved...Love it...Great for portraits and low light...The quality and the extra light you get from this lense , makes it worth for me expending the extra money , very easy to use and makes your DSLR look like a more regular camera instead of having a huge lense when you are being a tourist , love the rear glare (main reason why I got it) even taking regular pictures works great!"

    "Great for portraits and low light"

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    Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard Lens: This Canon 50mm lens has an unusually large maximum aperture so you can get detailed pictures even in low light without needing a flash. It's excellent for basic portraits and scenic shots, especially at night.
    $299.99
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    "I loved...Love it...Great for portraits and low light...The quality and the extra light you get from this lense , makes it worth for me expending the extra money , very easy to use and makes your DSLR look like a more regular camera instead of having a huge lense when you are being a tourist , love the rear glare (main reason why I got it) even taking regular pictures works great!"

    "Great for portraits and low light"

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    Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard Lens: This Canon 50mm lens has an unusually large maximum aperture so you can get detailed pictures even in low light without needing a flash. It's excellent for basic portraits and scenic shots, especially at night.
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    "Fast AF...Love it...Great for portraits...I wasn't sure I would use it much and that is turning out to be the case but it is still a great lens and I'm glad I bought it."

    "Great for portraits"

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    Customize your Sony Alpha camera with this Sony prime lens for enhanced picture quality. OSS image stabilization reduces blurring for crisp, clear images, and the direct manual focus switches from autofocus to manual focus effortlessly. Boasting a 50mm focal length, this Sony prime lens lets you zero in on the perfect shot.
    $274.99
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    "Fast AF...Love it...Great for portraits...I wasn't sure I would use it much and that is turning out to be the case but it is still a great lens and I'm glad I bought it."

    "Great for portraits"

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    Customize your Sony Alpha camera with this Sony prime lens for enhanced picture quality. OSS image stabilization reduces blurring for crisp, clear images, and the direct manual focus switches from autofocus to manual focus effortlessly. Boasting a 50mm focal length, this Sony prime lens lets you zero in on the perfect shot.
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    "I love...Not bad...Great for taking night portrait....It did great for a portrait I did of my daughter, nice and sharp subjuct with soft bokeh (background) nothing that was jaw dropping amazing but I was very pleased with every shot straight out of the camera"

    "Great for taking night portrait."

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    Get a reliable portrait lens for your NEX camera with this Sony 50mm lens. It has a fast aperture of f/1.8 for solid performance under low-light conditions, and it can get in close to your subject — up to 1.5 feet. Add a 49mm filter to your Sony 50mm lens for lens protection and polarization effects.
    $224.99
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    "I love...Not bad...Great for taking night portrait....It did great for a portrait I did of my daughter, nice and sharp subjuct with soft bokeh (background) nothing that was jaw dropping amazing but I was very pleased with every shot straight out of the camera"

    "Great for taking night portrait."

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    Get a reliable portrait lens for your NEX camera with this Sony 50mm lens. It has a fast aperture of f/1.8 for solid performance under low-light conditions, and it can get in close to your subject — up to 1.5 feet. Add a 49mm filter to your Sony 50mm lens for lens protection and polarization effects.
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    "Worth it...Love it....Its also a great lens for portraits....I am shooting with a canon 6D, this lense is sharp and it does the job, I also use it for portraits because it gets all the details of peoples faces which I love."

    "Its also a great lens for portraits."

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    Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens: Experience a broader range of your DSLR's capabilities with this mid-telephoto macro lens. Image stabilization helps to ensure that your photos are clear even at very close range. Capture fine details with unprecedented clarity.
    $699.99
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    Was $899.99
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    "Worth it...Love it....Its also a great lens for portraits....I am shooting with a canon 6D, this lense is sharp and it does the job, I also use it for portraits because it gets all the details of peoples faces which I love."

    "Its also a great lens for portraits."

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    Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens: Experience a broader range of your DSLR's capabilities with this mid-telephoto macro lens. Image stabilization helps to ensure that your photos are clear even at very close range. Capture fine details with unprecedented clarity.
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    "Love it...LOVE IT!...Excellent Portrait lens...Richard was very helpful, also he helped me find the lense I was looking for which turned out to be the 1.4G nikkor lense and it took amazing pictures with fast auto focus and beautiful Bokeh perfect the for the scene I did ."

    "Excellent Portrait lens"

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Standard Lens: Suitable for professional and amateur photographers, this is a great lens for travel, events, portraits and general purpose photography. Capture clear images in dim lighting without a flash with the wide-open aperture. Switch seamlessly from automatic to fine manual focusing so you can ensure every detail is spot on.
    $379.99
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    "Love it...LOVE IT!...Excellent Portrait lens...Richard was very helpful, also he helped me find the lense I was looking for which turned out to be the 1.4G nikkor lense and it took amazing pictures with fast auto focus and beautiful Bokeh perfect the for the scene I did ."

    "Excellent Portrait lens"

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Standard Lens: Suitable for professional and amateur photographers, this is a great lens for travel, events, portraits and general purpose photography. Capture clear images in dim lighting without a flash with the wide-open aperture. Switch seamlessly from automatic to fine manual focusing so you can ensure every detail is spot on.
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    "Love it...Love it!...Nice for portraits...I read somewhere that the lens is not as sharp as some other lens and I respect that but for me this lens is amazing gives me that crisp details from every shot I take."

    "Nice for portraits"

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    With built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, this Sony SEL35F18 35mm prime lens helps you achieve crisp, clear images with your compatible Sony NEX E-mount camera. The 2 motors offer quiet and smooth operation for shooting videos.
    $424.99
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    "Love it...Love it!...Nice for portraits...I read somewhere that the lens is not as sharp as some other lens and I respect that but for me this lens is amazing gives me that crisp details from every shot I take."

    "Nice for portraits"

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    With built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, this Sony SEL35F18 35mm prime lens helps you achieve crisp, clear images with your compatible Sony NEX E-mount camera. The 2 motors offer quiet and smooth operation for shooting videos.
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    "Love it...Best one...Takes great portraits....It is my new goto lens.The photos from this lens are the best I have ever shot.If you are looking for a great lens get this one.My only regret is I had to buy this from amazon because best buy has not had it in stock for months."

    "Takes great portraits."

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    Canon EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens This telephoto zoom lens is an essential tool for professional photographers and skilled amateurs. The variable focal length makes it useful for photographing a broad range of subjects, and the 2.8 maximum aperture functions well in low-light situations. Snap candid portraits, stop the action at sporting events or compose wedding photos with exceptional blurred backgrounds.
    $1,799.99
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    "Love it...Best one...Takes great portraits....It is my new goto lens.The photos from this lens are the best I have ever shot.If you are looking for a great lens get this one.My only regret is I had to buy this from amazon because best buy has not had it in stock for months."

    "Takes great portraits."

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    Canon EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens This telephoto zoom lens is an essential tool for professional photographers and skilled amateurs. The variable focal length makes it useful for photographing a broad range of subjects, and the 2.8 maximum aperture functions well in low-light situations. Snap candid portraits, stop the action at sporting events or compose wedding photos with exceptional blurred backgrounds.
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    "Spot on....Great len...Use this for portraits works fantastic....This lens produces amazing bokeh in your shots for portraits I have even used it for some specific landscape shots and absolutely love the photos that come from this lens"

    "Use this for portraits works fantastic."

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    Capture beautiful portraits with each click of the shutter with this Sony 85mm lens. The large F/1.8 aperture lets you deliver incredibly clear images with sharp or bokeh effects, and ED glass eliminates chromatic aberrations. This lightweight Sony 85mm lens travels easily in your bag and is compatible with Sony a7 Series cameras.
    $574.99
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    "Spot on....Great len...Use this for portraits works fantastic....This lens produces amazing bokeh in your shots for portraits I have even used it for some specific landscape shots and absolutely love the photos that come from this lens"

    "Use this for portraits works fantastic."

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    Capture beautiful portraits with each click of the shutter with this Sony 85mm lens. The large F/1.8 aperture lets you deliver incredibly clear images with sharp or bokeh effects, and ED glass eliminates chromatic aberrations. This lightweight Sony 85mm lens travels easily in your bag and is compatible with Sony a7 Series cameras.
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    "Love it...5 stars...Excellent Lens for Portraits and Macro Shots!...However, I have noticed that I am using this lens not only as a true 1:1 macro, but also as a portrait lens, and a fast aperture short telephoto lens."

    "Excellent Lens for Portraits and Macro Shots!"

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    Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Macro Lens: Let every detail speak for itself with a Nikon 105mm macro lens that delivers stunningly intricate close-up images of flowers and insects, as well as beautiful portraits. Vibration Reduction technology eliminates blurring caused by camera shake, and the Silent Wave Motor ensures fast, silent and precise autofocusing.
    $824.99
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    "Love it...5 stars...Excellent Lens for Portraits and Macro Shots!...However, I have noticed that I am using this lens not only as a true 1:1 macro, but also as a portrait lens, and a fast aperture short telephoto lens."

    "Excellent Lens for Portraits and Macro Shots!"

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    Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Macro Lens: Let every detail speak for itself with a Nikon 105mm macro lens that delivers stunningly intricate close-up images of flowers and insects, as well as beautiful portraits. Vibration Reduction technology eliminates blurring caused by camera shake, and the Silent Wave Motor ensures fast, silent and precise autofocusing.
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    "LOve it...Nice kit...The portrait lense is fantastic....If used with an APS-C sensor, the zoom on this lens is an effective 80mm, making it adequate for many macro shots, but also functional enough for most portraits, although for the latter, I would prefer a 40mm lens (although the 40mm lens isn't as wide of an aperture at f/2.8 so I would not recommend it over the 50mm if you can only buy one)."

    "The portrait lense is fantastic."

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    Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Standard Lens and EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens KitCreate the perfect package for portraits and landscapes with this Canon portrait and travel two-lens kit. It includes a 50mm f/1.8 lens for taking incredible photos of people or animals and a 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 lens for outstanding wide-angle photography. Powerful stepping motors make it easy to use this Canon portrait and travel two-lens kit when videoing.
    $349.99
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    "LOve it...Nice kit...The portrait lense is fantastic....If used with an APS-C sensor, the zoom on this lens is an effective 80mm, making it adequate for many macro shots, but also functional enough for most portraits, although for the latter, I would prefer a 40mm lens (although the 40mm lens isn't as wide of an aperture at f/2.8 so I would not recommend it over the 50mm if you can only buy one)."

    "The portrait lense is fantastic."

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    Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Standard Lens and EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens KitCreate the perfect package for portraits and landscapes with this Canon portrait and travel two-lens kit. It includes a 50mm f/1.8 lens for taking incredible photos of people or animals and a 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 lens for outstanding wide-angle photography. Powerful stepping motors make it easy to use this Canon portrait and travel two-lens kit when videoing.