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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for portrait camera lens.

A portrait lens is a special type of lens that is designed to capture the subject in the center of the frame and to create a depth of field that is narrow enough to focus on that subject alone. The result is a clear, sharp image with a crisp, well-defined subject that stands out from the background. Browse the top-ranked list of portrait camera lenses below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Sony - FE 20-70mm F4 G Full Frame Standard Zoom Lens for E-mount Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "I am using it on a Sony Alpha 6000 camera, body ILCE-6000. The camera came with a 16-55mm lens and a 55-210mm telephoto lens. ...I feel like this is a new one lens do it all. This lens comes in a relatively a compact, lightweight, and versatile range zoom lens. ...A new one lens does it all....Solid multi function lens"

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    FE 20-70mm F4 G - Sony Alpha full-frame constant-aperture wide standard zoom lens - extend the range of the standard zoom lens to 20mm for wide field of view required to include yourself, your friends and the background with G series resolution and naturally rendered bokeh. Fast, precise, silent autofocus together and advanced optics provide peak performance for stills and video.
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    "I am using it on a Sony Alpha 6000 camera, body ILCE-6000. The camera came with a 16-55mm lens and a 55-210mm telephoto lens. ...I feel like this is a new one lens do it all. This lens comes in a relatively a compact, lightweight, and versatile range zoom lens. ...A new one lens does it all....Solid multi function lens"

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    FE 20-70mm F4 G - Sony Alpha full-frame constant-aperture wide standard zoom lens - extend the range of the standard zoom lens to 20mm for wide field of view required to include yourself, your friends and the background with G series resolution and naturally rendered bokeh. Fast, precise, silent autofocus together and advanced optics provide peak performance for stills and video.
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  2. Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Portrait Lens for Select Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "The best lens for portrait...It's a wonderful lens for my Nikon D850, I recommend this one for beautiful portraits....Phenomenal portrait lens!...Phenomenal portrait lens! Great boka! Solid lens and glass! "

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    Snap gorgeous portrait photos with this Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 2195 lens, which features an f/1.4 maximum aperture and 9 diaphragm blades for sharp shots with a soft background blur. SIC (Super Integrated Coating) and Nano Crystal Coat minimize lens flare.
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    "The best lens for portrait...It's a wonderful lens for my Nikon D850, I recommend this one for beautiful portraits....Phenomenal portrait lens!...Phenomenal portrait lens! Great boka! Solid lens and glass! "

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    Snap gorgeous portrait photos with this Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 2195 lens, which features an f/1.4 maximum aperture and 9 diaphragm blades for sharp shots with a soft background blur. SIC (Super Integrated Coating) and Nano Crystal Coat minimize lens flare.
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  3. Sony - FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for E-mount Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Wish they had a 90mm or 100mm macro available for crop mirrorless cameras....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. "

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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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    "Wish they had a 90mm or 100mm macro available for crop mirrorless cameras....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. "

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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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  4. Nikon - NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens for Z Series Mirrorless Cameras - Front_Zoom
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    "Super sharp lens, great for both landscape and portrait. Not to mention, a super fun size because it’s so small! "

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    The NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens is a slim, light Z series lens. Less than one inch thick and featherlight, yet capable of delivering lifelike sharpness, beautifully blurred backgrounds, versatile low light performance and a creative field of view. This is a pancake prime ideal for street photography and video work with any Z series camera.
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    "Super sharp lens, great for both landscape and portrait. Not to mention, a super fun size because it’s so small! "

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    The NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens is a slim, light Z series lens. Less than one inch thick and featherlight, yet capable of delivering lifelike sharpness, beautifully blurred backgrounds, versatile low light performance and a creative field of view. This is a pancake prime ideal for street photography and video work with any Z series camera.
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  5. Fujifilm - XF50mmF2 R WR Midrange Telephoto Lens - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "By far my most favorite lens...Love this lens for portrait and outdoor life, its a great middle ground with wide open aperature of F2!...Great Portrait Lens...I'm not a professional photographer, but with this lens I was able to get so many great portrait pictures. "

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    Minimize photographic distortions with this Fujifilm 50mm F2 lens. It has a special aspherical lens layer to prevent color fringing and spherical image distortions, and the fast, quiet stepping motor of the autofocus won't startle wildlife or draw unwanted attention. This compact, lightweight Fujifilm 50mm F2 lens is easy to carry and handle.
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    "By far my most favorite lens...Love this lens for portrait and outdoor life, its a great middle ground with wide open aperature of F2!...Great Portrait Lens...I'm not a professional photographer, but with this lens I was able to get so many great portrait pictures. "

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    Minimize photographic distortions with this Fujifilm 50mm F2 lens. It has a special aspherical lens layer to prevent color fringing and spherical image distortions, and the fast, quiet stepping motor of the autofocus won't startle wildlife or draw unwanted attention. This compact, lightweight Fujifilm 50mm F2 lens is easy to carry and handle.
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  6. Olympus - M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 R Telephoto Zoom Lens for Most Micro Four Thirds Cameras - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "I'm astonished for the image quality. Very nice for the portraits, wild life and architecture. Has its limitations due to the low aperture....Camera Lens...This lens is great, it is a perfect step up from the kit lens that came with the camera"

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    Capture stunning images with this Olympus M.Zuiko digital ED lens that features a 40-150mm focal length and an f/4.0-5.6 maximum aperture for crisp photos that are full of detail. The lens is compatible with most cameras with a Micro Four Thirds mount.
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    "I'm astonished for the image quality. Very nice for the portraits, wild life and architecture. Has its limitations due to the low aperture....Camera Lens...This lens is great, it is a perfect step up from the kit lens that came with the camera"

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    Capture stunning images with this Olympus M.Zuiko digital ED lens that features a 40-150mm focal length and an f/4.0-5.6 maximum aperture for crisp photos that are full of detail. The lens is compatible with most cameras with a Micro Four Thirds mount.
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  7. Fujifilm - XF50mmF2 R WR Midrange Telephoto Lens - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Im so happy with this lens! Im sooo glad I got it for my own kit! Great lens for portraits!...Great little lens...It has a quick & reliable autofocus and I have enjoyed using it for portraits. It's so lightweight for how solid (and weather resistant) it is."

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    Take better pictures with this Fujifilm 50mm lens. Its focusing system uses a stepping motor to provide quick autofocus without making noise, and it only weighs 200 grams, so it's easy to carry around as a secondary lens. This Fujifilm 50mm lens is weather-resistant, letting you have photo shoots in various outdoor conditions.
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    "Im so happy with this lens! Im sooo glad I got it for my own kit! Great lens for portraits!...Great little lens...It has a quick & reliable autofocus and I have enjoyed using it for portraits. It's so lightweight for how solid (and weather resistant) it is."

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    Take better pictures with this Fujifilm 50mm lens. Its focusing system uses a stepping motor to provide quick autofocus without making noise, and it only weighs 200 grams, so it's easy to carry around as a secondary lens. This Fujifilm 50mm lens is weather-resistant, letting you have photo shoots in various outdoor conditions.
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  8. Sigma - 50mm f/1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Nikon SLR Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great family/child portrait lens...Great alternative lens to my Sigma 85. Focus is hit or miss even after calibration. ...Great lens for portrait pictures!...Love using this lens for close up pictures. Works great with Nikon camera."

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    Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art DG HSM Standard Lens: Compatible with most Nikon SLR cameras featuring a full frame sensor and simple to pair with Pro-level DSLRs, this lens provides excellent focal point sharpness.
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    "Great family/child portrait lens...Great alternative lens to my Sigma 85. Focus is hit or miss even after calibration. ...Great lens for portrait pictures!...Love using this lens for close up pictures. Works great with Nikon camera."

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    Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art DG HSM Standard Lens: Compatible with most Nikon SLR cameras featuring a full frame sensor and simple to pair with Pro-level DSLRs, this lens provides excellent focal point sharpness.
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  9. Canon - EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Telephoto Lens for DSLRs - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "It’s a great lens for portraits and also for video...Great lens for portrait and also for making videos...Great Lens...Absolutely amazing portrait lens! Would recommend to anyone."

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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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    "It’s a great lens for portraits and also for video...Great lens for portrait and also for making videos...Great Lens...Absolutely amazing portrait lens! Would recommend to anyone."

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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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  10. Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G Wide-Angle Lens - Black - Angle_Zoom
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    "Sharp Lens...If your looking for a sharp portrait lens, this one is worth every penny....Amazing Lens...This is a very versatile lens with a very crisp image quality."

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G Wide-Angle Lens: Designed for professional and serious amateur photographers, this moderate wide-angle lens is ideal for shooting landscapes, night scenes, interiors, weddings and more. With the fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, you'll capture clear, beautiful images even after the sun goes down.
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    "Sharp Lens...If your looking for a sharp portrait lens, this one is worth every penny....Amazing Lens...This is a very versatile lens with a very crisp image quality."

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G Wide-Angle Lens: Designed for professional and serious amateur photographers, this moderate wide-angle lens is ideal for shooting landscapes, night scenes, interiors, weddings and more. With the fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, you'll capture clear, beautiful images even after the sun goes down.
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