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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for canon lenses for portraits.

Portrait lenses are designed to provide a pleasing, flattering perspective for close-up shots of people. The right lens can make all the difference in the world when it comes to getting a great shot. Browse the top-ranked list of Canon lenses for portraits below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Canon - RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z Standard Zoom Lens for EOS R-Series Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Best Canon RF lens...Autofocus and Image image stabilize. Great canon zoom rf lens made so far....Amazing lens! Using it with my Canon R5! Results are spectacular so far."

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    The RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z is the world’s first 24-105mm focal length lens combined with consistent f/2.8 aperture.1 With its constant f/2.8 max aperture, full-frame coverage, and its ability to zoom past the traditional 70mm roadblock to a true portrait-length 105mm, this lens is an incredible standard zoom solution for many different applications. An optional, dedicated Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E2 transforms the video operation possibilities with its smooth and versatile zooming. Even in low light, this lens will excel for weddings and events, photojournalism, portraiture, studio work, and video creation.
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    "Best Canon RF lens...Autofocus and Image image stabilize. Great canon zoom rf lens made so far....Amazing lens! Using it with my Canon R5! Results are spectacular so far."

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    The RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z is the world’s first 24-105mm focal length lens combined with consistent f/2.8 aperture.1 With its constant f/2.8 max aperture, full-frame coverage, and its ability to zoom past the traditional 70mm roadblock to a true portrait-length 105mm, this lens is an incredible standard zoom solution for many different applications. An optional, dedicated Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E2 transforms the video operation possibilities with its smooth and versatile zooming. Even in low light, this lens will excel for weddings and events, photojournalism, portraiture, studio work, and video creation.
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  2. Canon - EF85mm F1.4L IS USM Telephoto Lens for EOS DSLR Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Canon lens...Very good lens for portrait shots. Highly recommend buying if trying to take professional photography shots....It’s a great lens for portraits and also for video...Great lens for portrait and also for making videos"

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    Take gorgeous low-light shots and detailed daytime images with this Canon EF 85mm f/1.4 lens. Image stabilization helps create crisp, clean pictures whether you're taking candid action snapshots or formal portrait photographs with impressive bokeh. This Canon EF 85mm f/1.4 lens resists dust and water for reliability in the field.
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    "Canon lens...Very good lens for portrait shots. Highly recommend buying if trying to take professional photography shots....It’s a great lens for portraits and also for video...Great lens for portrait and also for making videos"

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    Take gorgeous low-light shots and detailed daytime images with this Canon EF 85mm f/1.4 lens. Image stabilization helps create crisp, clean pictures whether you're taking candid action snapshots or formal portrait photographs with impressive bokeh. This Canon EF 85mm f/1.4 lens resists dust and water for reliability in the field.
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  3. Sigma - 50mm f/1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Canon SLR Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Excellent lens. I needed a portrait lens and this is exactly what I was looking for....Sharp lens...Very sharp lens. Best 50mm for Canon EF mount and cheaper than the Canon 1.2 version."

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    Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art DG HSM Standard Lens: Enjoy excellent focal point sharpness with this lens, which pairs well with Pro-level DSLRs and is compatible with most Canon SLR cameras featuring a full frame sensor for ease of use.
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    "Excellent lens. I needed a portrait lens and this is exactly what I was looking for....Sharp lens...Very sharp lens. Best 50mm for Canon EF mount and cheaper than the Canon 1.2 version."

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    Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art DG HSM Standard Lens: Enjoy excellent focal point sharpness with this lens, which pairs well with Pro-level DSLRs and is compatible with most Canon SLR cameras featuring a full frame sensor for ease of use.
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  4. Canon - RF24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM Standard Zoom Lens for EOS R-Series Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "CANON RF 240105 LENSE...GOOD LENSE THAT I SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT AS PACKAGE WITH CAMERA. ...Best starter lens...Light and sharp But does the job for landscape portraits and groups"

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    Capture clear shots consistently with this Canon RF standard zoom lens. Optical image correction provides up to five stops of shake correction for clean shots, and the Center Macro Focus helps capture photos as close as an inch away. This Canon RF standard zoom lens features an optical control ring that lets you quickly change the settings.
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    "CANON RF 240105 LENSE...GOOD LENSE THAT I SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT AS PACKAGE WITH CAMERA. ...Best starter lens...Light and sharp But does the job for landscape portraits and groups"

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    Capture clear shots consistently with this Canon RF standard zoom lens. Optical image correction provides up to five stops of shake correction for clean shots, and the Center Macro Focus helps capture photos as close as an inch away. This Canon RF standard zoom lens features an optical control ring that lets you quickly change the settings.
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  5. EF24-105mm F4L IS II USM Zoom Lens for Canon EOS DSLR Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Go To Lens...I have 10 Canon Lenses. This lens stays on my camera. It is my go to lens. ...Canon EF 24-105mm F4L IS II USM Lend...Good lens choice for my Canon EOS R6 Mark II camera."

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    Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Zoom Lens:Zoom in on your subjects even in low-light conditions with this Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS lens. Image stabilization lets you shoot at slower shutter speeds to compensate for a lack of light, while fast autofocus brings your subject into view. Ultra-precise coatings prevent flaring and ghosting when you use this Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS lens.
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    "Go To Lens...I have 10 Canon Lenses. This lens stays on my camera. It is my go to lens. ...Canon EF 24-105mm F4L IS II USM Lend...Good lens choice for my Canon EOS R6 Mark II camera."

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    Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Zoom Lens:Zoom in on your subjects even in low-light conditions with this Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS lens. Image stabilization lets you shoot at slower shutter speeds to compensate for a lack of light, while fast autofocus brings your subject into view. Ultra-precise coatings prevent flaring and ghosting when you use this Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS lens.
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  6. Tamron - SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Zoom Lens for Canon DSLR cameras - black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great lens, as good as the Canon lens it replaced...The lens was otherwise great. I purchased this although I was a bit skeptical about a non-Canon lens. ...Great alternative to Canon 24-70...Great lens. It’s cheaper than the canon 24-70 and this one has image stabilization"

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    Expand your photography skills with this advanced Tamron 24-70mm zoom lens. Made to fit Canon cameras with an EF mount system, this lens provides mid-range zoom functionality and uses Tamron’s unique eBAND coating technique for optimal image quality. Built-in vibration compensation technology helps you get a great shot every time with this Tamron 24-70mm zoom lens.
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    "Great lens, as good as the Canon lens it replaced...The lens was otherwise great. I purchased this although I was a bit skeptical about a non-Canon lens. ...Great alternative to Canon 24-70...Great lens. It’s cheaper than the canon 24-70 and this one has image stabilization"

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    Expand your photography skills with this advanced Tamron 24-70mm zoom lens. Made to fit Canon cameras with an EF mount system, this lens provides mid-range zoom functionality and uses Tamron’s unique eBAND coating technique for optimal image quality. Built-in vibration compensation technology helps you get a great shot every time with this Tamron 24-70mm zoom lens.
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  7. Sony - FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for E-mount Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Really nice priced macro lens from Sony. Performance was similar to a macro lens I used to have with my Canon DSLR. ...Two Great Lenses in One!...Seriously, this is a great focal length for all photographers to carry in their camera bag. It is great for portraits, cityscapes, and street scenes. But this lens has the added benefit of being a macro as well. "

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    FE 50 mm F2.8 Macro Lens:Equip your compatible Sony Alpha camera with this Sony 50mm f/2.8 macro lens. It lets you zoom into your subject so that you can enjoy outstanding detail in your photography, and it can also double up as a standard portrait lens. The wide f/2.8 aperture ensures this Sony 50mm f/2.8 macro lens is fast.
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    "Really nice priced macro lens from Sony. Performance was similar to a macro lens I used to have with my Canon DSLR. ...Two Great Lenses in One!...Seriously, this is a great focal length for all photographers to carry in their camera bag. It is great for portraits, cityscapes, and street scenes. But this lens has the added benefit of being a macro as well. "

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    FE 50 mm F2.8 Macro Lens:Equip your compatible Sony Alpha camera with this Sony 50mm f/2.8 macro lens. It lets you zoom into your subject so that you can enjoy outstanding detail in your photography, and it can also double up as a standard portrait lens. The wide f/2.8 aperture ensures this Sony 50mm f/2.8 macro lens is fast.
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  8. Canon - EF-M22mm F2 STM Standard Lens for EOS DSLR Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Portrait lens...Used this on my Canon m50 for portrait shots and it has been coming a long wonderful....Great compact pancake lense....Good buy for portrait photos."

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    Capture high-quality shots with your Canon EOS M DSLR camera using this Canon 5985B002 EF-M lens that features an f/2 aperture for stunning image capture, even in low-light conditions. The stepping motor offers smooth and quiet continuous autofocus.
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    "Great Portrait lens...Used this on my Canon m50 for portrait shots and it has been coming a long wonderful....Great compact pancake lense....Good buy for portrait photos."

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    Capture high-quality shots with your Canon EOS M DSLR camera using this Canon 5985B002 EF-M lens that features an f/2 aperture for stunning image capture, even in low-light conditions. The stepping motor offers smooth and quiet continuous autofocus.
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  9. Canon - RF85mm F1.2 L USM Mid-Telephoto Prime Lens for EOS R-Series Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Best lens out there...I've been shooting Canon for 10 years, have over a dozen L series lenses and this is by far my favorite. ...I switched from Nikon to canon for the quality and features of the EOS r5 of course the legendary glass. "

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    Capture sharp images with this Canon RF 85mm lens. The USM motor delivers quick, quiet and smooth operation for a pleasant experience, while the air sphere coating helps prevent ghosting and flare for high-quality results. This Canon RF 85mm lens has a F1.2 maximum aperture for added performance in low-light conditions.
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    "Best lens out there...I've been shooting Canon for 10 years, have over a dozen L series lenses and this is by far my favorite. ...I switched from Nikon to canon for the quality and features of the EOS r5 of course the legendary glass. "

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    Capture sharp images with this Canon RF 85mm lens. The USM motor delivers quick, quiet and smooth operation for a pleasant experience, while the air sphere coating helps prevent ghosting and flare for high-quality results. This Canon RF 85mm lens has a F1.2 maximum aperture for added performance in low-light conditions.
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  10. Sigma - 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Standard Zoom Lens for Canon - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Tremendous lenses...Matching this lense to the t6i sensor makes it phenominal. Saves $3k++ over a full frame canon & L lense with very similar output...Excellent Lens for Photography and Video...Know what your getting with this lens though, it will be great for portrait photos, objects where you want to blur the background, great for low light photography or video as well, and has a very short minimum focus distance meaning you can shoot extreme close ups of things. "

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    Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art DC HSM Zoom Lens: This zoom lens fits select Canon DSLR cameras and features a hypersonic motor for fast autofocusing and low operating volume. The zoom lens style captures detailed photos in a variety of settings.
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    "Tremendous lenses...Matching this lense to the t6i sensor makes it phenominal. Saves $3k++ over a full frame canon & L lense with very similar output...Excellent Lens for Photography and Video...Know what your getting with this lens though, it will be great for portrait photos, objects where you want to blur the background, great for low light photography or video as well, and has a very short minimum focus distance meaning you can shoot extreme close ups of things. "

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    Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art DC HSM Zoom Lens: This zoom lens fits select Canon DSLR cameras and features a hypersonic motor for fast autofocusing and low operating volume. The zoom lens style captures detailed photos in a variety of settings.
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