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

A good portrait lens is one that allows you to isolate your subject from its background, while also showing enough of the background to provide context. A telephoto lens does all that, and a good one can be a joy to use for years. Here are some great Nikon lenses perfect for portraits.

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  1. NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Telephoto for Nikon Z Mount Cameras - Front_Zoom
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    "I recently purchased the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Telephoto lens for my Nikon Z mount camera. I am absolutely amazed with the quality of the images captured with this lens. ...This is the best lens which i owned. And my go to lens. Very good bokeh...Best lens in market...Amazing Lens"

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    Take your artistry to the edge with the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena, a 135mm prime unlike any before it. Featuring astonishing edge-to-edge clarity, dreamlike circular bokeh at a focal length that’s treasured for portraits, still life, cinema and landscapes.
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    "I recently purchased the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Telephoto lens for my Nikon Z mount camera. I am absolutely amazed with the quality of the images captured with this lens. ...This is the best lens which i owned. And my go to lens. Very good bokeh...Best lens in market...Amazing Lens"

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    Take your artistry to the edge with the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena, a 135mm prime unlike any before it. Featuring astonishing edge-to-edge clarity, dreamlike circular bokeh at a focal length that’s treasured for portraits, still life, cinema and landscapes.
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  2. Nikon - NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Standard  Zoom Lens for Z Mount Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Awesome lens for the price...This lens has awesome performance, and produces very sharp images for a great price....Lens review...Great lens for sports & close up shots. Low light also works well."

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    The NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 combines one of the popular focal lengths/aperture combinations in a lightweight and compact size, at an affordable price. The lens offers enough focal length reach for wildlife, sports, events, portraits, landscapes or everyday shooting. Beautiful background blur and outstanding low-light performance.
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    "Awesome lens for the price...This lens has awesome performance, and produces very sharp images for a great price....Lens review...Great lens for sports & close up shots. Low light also works well."

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    The NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 combines one of the popular focal lengths/aperture combinations in a lightweight and compact size, at an affordable price. The lens offers enough focal length reach for wildlife, sports, events, portraits, landscapes or everyday shooting. Beautiful background blur and outstanding low-light performance.
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  3. NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Telephoto Lens for Nikon Z Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Nikon 1.8 95mm...Perfect lens for portraits and my mirrorless setup!...Awesome lens for portraits. Exactly what I needed. If you need a portrait lens for your Nikon mirror less camera, this is the one!"

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    Take flattering portrait shots during events with this Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens. The bokeh effect lets you isolate subjects by blurring the background beautifully for a dreamy, natural look, while Eye-AF ensures sharp focus on the eyes for outstanding headshots. This Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens features a customizable control ring for quiet aperture control when recording videos.
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    "Nikon 1.8 95mm...Perfect lens for portraits and my mirrorless setup!...Awesome lens for portraits. Exactly what I needed. If you need a portrait lens for your Nikon mirror less camera, this is the one!"

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    Take flattering portrait shots during events with this Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens. The bokeh effect lets you isolate subjects by blurring the background beautifully for a dreamy, natural look, while Eye-AF ensures sharp focus on the eyes for outstanding headshots. This Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens features a customizable control ring for quiet aperture control when recording videos.
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  4. Nikon - D7500 DSLR 4K Video Camera with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "This is a big step up from the entry level Nikons. May need some classes if you really want to step up your photography skills....Nikon D7500...Upgraded my camera to this from a Nikon D3500 and it’s been an upgrade for sure, has a lot of new features like touch screen 4K and the lens itself is very practical for what you’re paying I use it for a lot of portrait and scenery photography works amazing!"

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    Take a wide range of photos with this Nikon D7500 digital camera. It includes an 18-140mm VR lens so you can enjoy shooting wide-angle to portrait, to telephoto, and a large 20.9-megapixel sensor combines with EXPEED 5 processing to deliver absolute precision. A rugged body ensures this Nikon D7500 handles everyday use.
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    "This is a big step up from the entry level Nikons. May need some classes if you really want to step up your photography skills....Nikon D7500...Upgraded my camera to this from a Nikon D3500 and it’s been an upgrade for sure, has a lot of new features like touch screen 4K and the lens itself is very practical for what you’re paying I use it for a lot of portrait and scenery photography works amazing!"

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    Take a wide range of photos with this Nikon D7500 digital camera. It includes an 18-140mm VR lens so you can enjoy shooting wide-angle to portrait, to telephoto, and a large 20.9-megapixel sensor combines with EXPEED 5 processing to deliver absolute precision. A rugged body ensures this Nikon D7500 handles everyday use.
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  5. NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 Standard Zoom Lens for Nikon Z Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Lens!...Great lens! Works well for portraits and landscape photography. ...Nikon lens...If you’re looking for a budget friendly lens, this if your go to! I use it for photo and video for my weddings."

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    Go next-level with the lightest, most nimble full-frame f/2.8 standard zoom we've ever created. The NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 brings brilliant low-light capabilities, vast depth of field control and beautiful bokeh together with a versatile zoom range and compact, rugged design that's as inspiring for stills as it is for videos.
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    "Great Lens!...Great lens! Works well for portraits and landscape photography. ...Nikon lens...If you’re looking for a budget friendly lens, this if your go to! I use it for photo and video for my weddings."

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    Go next-level with the lightest, most nimble full-frame f/2.8 standard zoom we've ever created. The NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 brings brilliant low-light capabilities, vast depth of field control and beautiful bokeh together with a versatile zoom range and compact, rugged design that's as inspiring for stills as it is for videos.
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  6. NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S Zoom Lens for Nikon Z Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "The Nikon 14-24 2.8 lens is a welcomed addition to my arsenal of lenses for the Z line. ...Best super-wide lens...Reliable, high quality lens, even better than most prime lenses"

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    The views through the NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S are simply epic. Ultra-wide perspectives that challenge our sense of scale. Clarity that transports you. A level of detail you have to see to believe. All in the shortest, lightest and most versatile 14-24mm f/2.8 constant aperture zoom available. Optimized for landscapes, cityscapes, night skies, architecture, interiors and environmental portraits—this is the lens for taking it all in.
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    "The Nikon 14-24 2.8 lens is a welcomed addition to my arsenal of lenses for the Z line. ...Best super-wide lens...Reliable, high quality lens, even better than most prime lenses"

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    The views through the NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S are simply epic. Ultra-wide perspectives that challenge our sense of scale. Clarity that transports you. A level of detail you have to see to believe. All in the shortest, lightest and most versatile 14-24mm f/2.8 constant aperture zoom available. Optimized for landscapes, cityscapes, night skies, architecture, interiors and environmental portraits—this is the lens for taking it all in.
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  7. Nikon - NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S Standard Zoom Lens for Z Series Mirrorless Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Awesome Lens...Used it with my Nikon z6ll camera. Plan on purchasing a few more Nikkor Z lenses....Perfect walkaround lens for any occasion...I have received my Z 24-120mm f/4 S lens on 12/22/21. After a long wait I was so excited to use it on my Nikon Z6ii. "

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    Go from 24mm wide angle views to 120mm telephoto close-ups and everything in between with spectacular image quality. The NIKKOR Z 24-120 f/4 S brings a versatile all-purpose zoom range together with premium S-Line optics, a constant f/4 aperture, close focusing, robust weather-sealing and superior resolution—all in a compact, travel-friendly package.
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    "Awesome Lens...Used it with my Nikon z6ll camera. Plan on purchasing a few more Nikkor Z lenses....Perfect walkaround lens for any occasion...I have received my Z 24-120mm f/4 S lens on 12/22/21. After a long wait I was so excited to use it on my Nikon Z6ii. "

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    Go from 24mm wide angle views to 120mm telephoto close-ups and everything in between with spectacular image quality. The NIKKOR Z 24-120 f/4 S brings a versatile all-purpose zoom range together with premium S-Line optics, a constant f/4 aperture, close focusing, robust weather-sealing and superior resolution—all in a compact, travel-friendly package.
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  8. NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Standard Zoom Lens for Nikon Z Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Travel Lens...I wouldn't use it for portraits, but for an all around, daily carry lens for some impromptu snaps and planned travel, this is perfect! ...Nikon Lense...I purchased the Nikon Z9 package deal. This lense produces a sharp image. "

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    Capture everything from wide-angle views to close-ups with this 24-70mm Nikon NIKKOR Z zoom lens. A constant f/4 max aperture allows consistent exposure at any zoom setting, while the new optical formula provides faithful color reproduction with virtually no flare or chromatic aberration. This lightweight Nikon NIKKOR Z zoom lens is durable for everyday use.
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    "Travel Lens...I wouldn't use it for portraits, but for an all around, daily carry lens for some impromptu snaps and planned travel, this is perfect! ...Nikon Lense...I purchased the Nikon Z9 package deal. This lense produces a sharp image. "

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    Capture everything from wide-angle views to close-ups with this 24-70mm Nikon NIKKOR Z zoom lens. A constant f/4 max aperture allows consistent exposure at any zoom setting, while the new optical formula provides faithful color reproduction with virtually no flare or chromatic aberration. This lightweight Nikon NIKKOR Z zoom lens is durable for everyday use.
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  9. NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon Z Series Mirrorless Cameras - Black - Angle_Zoom
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    "Excellent lens...This is Lens that gives the possibility of shooting different scenes without having to change lenses. ...Nikon lense...It's a good light weight telephoto lense if you are just getting started."

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    Expand your photographic options with this NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR camera lens. The telephoto capability lets you get closer to the action and capture sports, concerts and wildlife shots and takes closeup portraits without distortions against a soft background. This NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR camera lens integrates Vibration Reduction image stabilization system to deliver non-shaky videos and sharp, clear photos.
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    "Excellent lens...This is Lens that gives the possibility of shooting different scenes without having to change lenses. ...Nikon lense...It's a good light weight telephoto lense if you are just getting started."

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    Expand your photographic options with this NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR camera lens. The telephoto capability lets you get closer to the action and capture sports, concerts and wildlife shots and takes closeup portraits without distortions against a soft background. This NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR camera lens integrates Vibration Reduction image stabilization system to deliver non-shaky videos and sharp, clear photos.
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  10. NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S Wide-Angle Prime Lens for Nikon Z Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great lens for Astro photography. The Nikon Z “S” lens sre the best...Nikon Mirrorless lens...A great addition to my Nikon Z mirrorless camera system."

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    NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S Wide-Angle Prime Lens: Capture timeless moments with this Nikon NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8 camera lens. The ultra-wide 20mm focal length offers wide coverage, and the f/1.8 maximum aperture minimizes distortion while enhancing point-light clarity for sensational photos. This Nikon NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8 camera lens has a customizable control ring for fluid transitions, and dust and drip-resistance withstands the elements, which is ideal for use outdoors.
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    "Great lens for Astro photography. The Nikon Z “S” lens sre the best...Nikon Mirrorless lens...A great addition to my Nikon Z mirrorless camera system."

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    NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S Wide-Angle Prime Lens: Capture timeless moments with this Nikon NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8 camera lens. The ultra-wide 20mm focal length offers wide coverage, and the f/1.8 maximum aperture minimizes distortion while enhancing point-light clarity for sensational photos. This Nikon NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8 camera lens has a customizable control ring for fluid transitions, and dust and drip-resistance withstands the elements, which is ideal for use outdoors.
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