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  1. Canon - EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Standard Lens - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Did the job well...i bought this lens and a zoom lens and I honestly fell in love with this lens the quality is great and its perfect for a beginner and also perfect for any occasion I highly recommend this 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"

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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.
    Your price for this item is $125.99
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    "Did the job well...i bought this lens and a zoom lens and I honestly fell in love with this lens the quality is great and its perfect for a beginner and also perfect for any occasion I highly recommend this 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"

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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.
  2. Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Standard Lens - Black - Front_Standard
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    "Very Easy to Use...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...best 50mm for the buck, crazy sharp, 1.8 is good for low light and to use for a shallow DoF and in my oppinion is the best lens to start with for a DX body, so you learn how to possition your self"

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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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    "Very Easy to Use...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...best 50mm for the buck, crazy sharp, 1.8 is good for low light and to use for a shallow DoF and in my oppinion is the best lens to start with for a DX body, so you learn how to possition your self"

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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.
  3. Nikon - AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Standard Lens - Black - Front_Standard
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    "Very easy to use...Good Lens For DX...Much better than my 18-140mm Kit Lens from Nikon, even though I love my 18-140mm lens, this is way better in Bokeh, and a lot clearer in detail for the same type photo as I compared them myself today when I bought it to make sure, I never bought a Prime Lens before but now I am a believer in them...But I keep this lens on my camera at all times indoors so I can finally catch those shots of the kids running around being adorable or doing something goofy and not have to worry about flash or overexposed pictures or out of focus pictures because the kit lens wasn't able to keep up or wasn't open wide enough to take a good shot"

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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.
    Your price for this item is $179.99
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    "Very easy to use...Good Lens For DX...Much better than my 18-140mm Kit Lens from Nikon, even though I love my 18-140mm lens, this is way better in Bokeh, and a lot clearer in detail for the same type photo as I compared them myself today when I bought it to make sure, I never bought a Prime Lens before but now I am a believer in them...But I keep this lens on my camera at all times indoors so I can finally catch those shots of the kids running around being adorable or doing something goofy and not have to worry about flash or overexposed pictures or out of focus pictures because the kit lens wasn't able to keep up or wasn't open wide enough to take a good shot"

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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.
  4. Sony - 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 E-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens - Silver - Angle_Standard
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    "does a great job...Easy to use lens...I am in love with this lens which I use with my Sony A6000 Camera - It is very easy to mount in a flash and is exactly what I need to capture those once in a lifetime shots...Good in video mode in able light condition (indoor), in still use flash needed in low light condition on average a decent len in good bright condition but not as sharp compare to other lens"

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    With Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, this Sony NEX SEL55210 lens makes it easy to take clear, steady photos and videos with your Sony NEX digital camera. The 3.8x zoom lets you hone in on distant subjects from far away.
    Your price for this item is $349.99
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    "does a great job...Easy to use lens...I am in love with this lens which I use with my Sony A6000 Camera - It is very easy to mount in a flash and is exactly what I need to capture those once in a lifetime shots...Good in video mode in able light condition (indoor), in still use flash needed in low light condition on average a decent len in good bright condition but not as sharp compare to other lens"

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    With Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, this Sony NEX SEL55210 lens makes it easy to take clear, steady photos and videos with your Sony NEX digital camera. The 3.8x zoom lets you hone in on distant subjects from far away.
  5. Sony - 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Telephoto Lens for Most Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras - Black - Front_Standard
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    "Easy to use lens...Very easy to use...I am in love with this lens which I use with my Sony A6000 Camera - It is very easy to mount in a flash and is exactly what I need to capture those once in a lifetime shots...Good in video mode in able light condition (indoor), in still use flash needed in low light condition on average a decent len in good bright condition but not as sharp compare to other lens"

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    Designed for use with most Sony Alpha E-mount cameras, this Sony SEL55210/B telephoto lens features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, so you can capture images in crisp detail. The 2 ED (extra-low dispersion) elements help ensure color accuracy.
    Your price for this item is $349.99
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    "Easy to use lens...Very easy to use...I am in love with this lens which I use with my Sony A6000 Camera - It is very easy to mount in a flash and is exactly what I need to capture those once in a lifetime shots...Good in video mode in able light condition (indoor), in still use flash needed in low light condition on average a decent len in good bright condition but not as sharp compare to other lens"

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    Designed for use with most Sony Alpha E-mount cameras, this Sony SEL55210/B telephoto lens features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, so you can capture images in crisp detail. The 2 ED (extra-low dispersion) elements help ensure color accuracy.
  6. Canon - EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Select Canon Cameras - Black - Front_Standard
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    "Very easy to use...Get the job done...I like this lens as a general usage, because it can be used for somewhat up-close shots, along with the 250mm zoom, so I don't have to keep switching out lenses at my daughter's ball games so often...I imagine as I get more into photography I will expand my tool kit but for learning and just getting started this is the perfect lens"

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    Snap sharp, vibrant photos at a distance with this Canon EF-S 8546B002 telephoto lens, which features a 55-250mm focal length for flexible zooming and optical image stabilization to reduce the effects of camera shake.
    Your price for this item is $299.99
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    "Very easy to use...Get the job done...I like this lens as a general usage, because it can be used for somewhat up-close shots, along with the 250mm zoom, so I don't have to keep switching out lenses at my daughter's ball games so often...I imagine as I get more into photography I will expand my tool kit but for learning and just getting started this is the perfect lens"

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    Snap sharp, vibrant photos at a distance with this Canon EF-S 8546B002 telephoto lens, which features a 55-250mm focal length for flexible zooming and optical image stabilization to reduce the effects of camera shake.
  7. Insignia™ - Phone Camera 3 Lens Kit - Black - Angle_Zoom
    Model:NS-M3LENS10
    SKU:5086533
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    "Very easy to use...My wife loves it...A very good lens to help with photos for the price, hard to use depending on what phone case you might be using but otherwise a good option in lens...They all perform as they should besides one lens which I believe was the Macro that didn't do much for me no matter what I tried, other than that I was impressed by it"

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    Capture stunning imagery with this Insignia three-lens kit. The wide-angle lens allows you to take extraordinary landscapes, a fisheye lens creates a unique perspective on the world, while the macro lens means you can get in close. This Insignia three-lens kit simply clips onto your phone, and it's all stored in a soft storage pouch for easy transport.
    Your price for this item is $22.99
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    "Very easy to use...My wife loves it...A very good lens to help with photos for the price, hard to use depending on what phone case you might be using but otherwise a good option in lens...They all perform as they should besides one lens which I believe was the Macro that didn't do much for me no matter what I tried, other than that I was impressed by it"

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    Capture stunning imagery with this Insignia three-lens kit. The wide-angle lens allows you to take extraordinary landscapes, a fisheye lens creates a unique perspective on the world, while the macro lens means you can get in close. This Insignia three-lens kit simply clips onto your phone, and it's all stored in a soft storage pouch for easy transport.
  8. Canon - EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens - Multi - Front_Standard
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    "Very easy to use...my wife loved it...This is a good zoom for beggining.Good image quality in outdoors.Best if used with a tripod or monopod.There is no image stablizer so the futher you zoom the steadier the camera has to be.On the plus side with it being an EF lens you can buy an inexpensive teleconverter and double your zoom.All in all a good lens for being part of a package...I have gone to a few events(airshows, sporting events) and this was the main lens I used, I found that the image quality was decent, but when I zoomed into the picture on my computer, the edges of the subject were colored blue, purple, green, or yellow 80% of the time"

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    Compact and lightweight 4x telephoto zoom lens ideal for shooting sports, portraits, and wildlife. The newly developed Micro makes auto focusing quicker and quieter. The improved zoom mechanism also makes zooming smoother. The front part of the zoom ring now sports a silver ring for a luxury touch.

    Your price for this item is $199.99
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    "Very easy to use...my wife loved it...This is a good zoom for beggining.Good image quality in outdoors.Best if used with a tripod or monopod.There is no image stablizer so the futher you zoom the steadier the camera has to be.On the plus side with it being an EF lens you can buy an inexpensive teleconverter and double your zoom.All in all a good lens for being part of a package...I have gone to a few events(airshows, sporting events) and this was the main lens I used, I found that the image quality was decent, but when I zoomed into the picture on my computer, the edges of the subject were colored blue, purple, green, or yellow 80% of the time"

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    Compact and lightweight 4x telephoto zoom lens ideal for shooting sports, portraits, and wildlife. The newly developed Micro makes auto focusing quicker and quieter. The improved zoom mechanism also makes zooming smoother. The front part of the zoom ring now sports a silver ring for a luxury touch.

  9. Canon - EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Very easy to use...On sale was nice...I found it to be fun to use, and that's probably the most important thing for me since I have more fun taking pictures than I do working with or even viewing them...So I definitely do not recommend it for landscape shooting inclement weather, but for nice weather (like Los Angeles all year round) or indoor photography, this is a great lens to consider"

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    With an STM (stepping motor) and focus mechanism, this Canon EF-S 9519B002 zoom lens allows you to record ultrasharp videos or capture crisp photos using your compatible Canon camera. The UD lens element helps you take highly realistic images.
    Your price for this item is $269.99
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    "Very easy to use...On sale was nice...I found it to be fun to use, and that's probably the most important thing for me since I have more fun taking pictures than I do working with or even viewing them...So I definitely do not recommend it for landscape shooting inclement weather, but for nice weather (like Los Angeles all year round) or indoor photography, this is a great lens to consider"

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    With an STM (stepping motor) and focus mechanism, this Canon EF-S 9519B002 zoom lens allows you to record ultrasharp videos or capture crisp photos using your compatible Canon camera. The UD lens element helps you take highly realistic images.
  10. Canon - EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Standard Lens for Canon APS-C Cameras - Black - Front_Standard
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    "Price is a steal...The price is right...I recommend 24mm canon lens for vblog and capture excellent photos in low light, silent motor and use manual mode, I recommend it for either photos or video...Since these cameras have the cropped sensor, the 50mm lens acts as if it was an 80mm lens, which is good for portrait work, but is too long a lens for using indoors like a birthday party, or in a museum"

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    Capture stunning images of wide perspectives with this Canon 9522B002 EF-S wide-angle lens that features an aspheric lens element for high image quality from the center to the edges. The circular, 7-blade aperture delivers soft backgrounds.
    Your price for this item is $129.99
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    "Price is a steal...The price is right...I recommend 24mm canon lens for vblog and capture excellent photos in low light, silent motor and use manual mode, I recommend it for either photos or video...Since these cameras have the cropped sensor, the 50mm lens acts as if it was an 80mm lens, which is good for portrait work, but is too long a lens for using indoors like a birthday party, or in a museum"

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    Capture stunning images of wide perspectives with this Canon 9522B002 EF-S wide-angle lens that features an aspheric lens element for high image quality from the center to the edges. The circular, 7-blade aperture delivers soft backgrounds.
  11. Sony - FE 50mm f/1.8 Prime Lens for Sony Alpha E-mount Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Very easy to use...Nice in low light...I am new to using this type of camera and thought the lens would really bring objects closer and "zoom" in better than the standard lens that's built /comes with the camera but didn't find this to be the case...It's good for portraiture, landscapes and anything that doesn't require you to be fast, but I wouldn't use it for events, sports or wildlife"

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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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    "Very easy to use...Nice in low light...I am new to using this type of camera and thought the lens would really bring objects closer and "zoom" in better than the standard lens that's built /comes with the camera but didn't find this to be the case...It's good for portraiture, landscapes and anything that doesn't require you to be fast, but I wouldn't use it for events, sports or wildlife"

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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.
  12. Canon - EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard Lens - Black - Front_Standard
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    "A must have lens...My wife loves it...They do carry the Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens in-store but for quality, I do recommend this lens in particular because it is a f/1.4, which lets in a lot more light and there is a difference between the f/1.8 and f/1.4 quality...The f/1.4 is your best choice - there really is no need to pay the price for the f1/2 unless you are a professional photographer and even then, as a professional photographer and for what I photograph, I still do not need the f1/2"

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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.
    Your price for this item is $329.99
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    "A must have lens...My wife loves it...They do carry the Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens in-store but for quality, I do recommend this lens in particular because it is a f/1.4, which lets in a lot more light and there is a difference between the f/1.8 and f/1.4 quality...The f/1.4 is your best choice - there really is no need to pay the price for the f1/2 unless you are a professional photographer and even then, as a professional photographer and for what I photograph, I still do not need the f1/2"

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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.
  13. Sony - 50mm f/1.8 Optical Lens For Sony E-Mount - Black - Front_Standard
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    "A must have lens...I love this lens...This lens for the price is amazing, the picture quality is perfect its great for close up shots for portraits and other close shots with slight blurry for objects in the distance...I received the Sony a6000 for Christmas, and I decided to try this lens since I heard prime lenses take better quality pictures than zoom"

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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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    "A must have lens...I love this lens...This lens for the price is amazing, the picture quality is perfect its great for close up shots for portraits and other close shots with slight blurry for objects in the distance...I received the Sony a6000 for Christmas, and I decided to try this lens since I heard prime lenses take better quality pictures than zoom"

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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.
  14. Canon - EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens - Black - Front_Standard
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    "Sharp, but no IS...it zoom in great...The lens also zooms in what I consider to be the correct direction, at 70mm the lens is fully extended and at 24mm it is all tucked in...One of the best lens I purchased, and more I use it, the more I like it and great for portraits, weddings, landscape, traveling, and just everything in general"

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    Canon EF 24–70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens: Built to handle the demands of professional use, this lens is durable as well as dust- and water-resistant. Fluorine coatings on the front and rear surfaces keep smudges and fingerprints to a minimum.
    Your price for this item is $1,599.99
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    "Sharp, but no IS...it zoom in great...The lens also zooms in what I consider to be the correct direction, at 70mm the lens is fully extended and at 24mm it is all tucked in...One of the best lens I purchased, and more I use it, the more I like it and great for portraits, weddings, landscape, traveling, and just everything in general"

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    Canon EF 24–70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens: Built to handle the demands of professional use, this lens is durable as well as dust- and water-resistant. Fluorine coatings on the front and rear surfaces keep smudges and fingerprints to a minimum.
  15. Canon - EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens - Black - Front_Standard
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    "I love this lens...I LOVE this 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...I was in the market for a 3rd zoom lens and completely against a fixed focal length lens...after using this lens...it has become my primary lens and I can't wait to buy a second fixed length 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.
    Your price for this item is $349.99
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    "I love this lens...I LOVE this 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...I was in the market for a 3rd zoom lens and completely against a fixed focal length lens...after using this lens...it has become my primary lens and I can't wait to buy a second fixed length 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.