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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 AGREE, it is perfect for portrait photos!...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"

    "I AGREE, it is perfect for portrait photos!"

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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 AGREE, it is perfect for portrait photos!...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"

    "I AGREE, it is perfect for portrait photos!"

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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. Canon - EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens - Black - Front_Standard
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    "It is very sharp...I like this lens...Great lens for portraits!...Lens is not L quality or is it priced that way...It makes an excellent portrait lens and believe it or not but an indoor sports lens as well....fast AF"

    "Great lens for portraits!"

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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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    The previous price was $369.99
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    "It is very sharp...I like this lens...Great lens for portraits!...Lens is not L quality or is it priced that way...It makes an excellent portrait lens and believe it or not but an indoor sports lens as well....fast AF"

    "Great lens for portraits!"

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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.
  3. Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Medium Telephoto Lens - Black - Angle_Standard
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    "Love my new lens...I love this lens...Great for portrait pictures...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"

    "Great for portrait pictures"

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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.
    Your price for this item is $429.99
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    The previous price was $479.99
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    "Love my new lens...I love this lens...Great for portrait pictures...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"

    "Great for portrait pictures"

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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.
  4. Canon - EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard Lens - Black - Front_Standard
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    "A must have lens...My wife loves it...Nice portrait lens...I received some good advice from a friend regarding a fixed 50mm lens--the F/1.4 on a 50mm lens is what he told me to look for, and the pictures are fantastic (using a Canon EOS Rebel T3I)"

    "Nice portrait lens"

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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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    The previous price was $349.99
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    "A must have lens...My wife loves it...Nice portrait lens...I received some good advice from a friend regarding a fixed 50mm lens--the F/1.4 on a 50mm lens is what he told me to look for, and the pictures are fantastic (using a Canon EOS Rebel T3I)"

    "Nice portrait lens"

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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.
  5. 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...Lens is great for the portraits...I haven't shoot a lot but the times that I did shoot some picture I like it Exceeded my expectations I used with my sony A3000"

    "Lens is great for the portraits"

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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.
    Your price for this item is $199.99
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    "Very easy to use...Nice in low light...Lens is great for the portraits...I haven't shoot a lot but the times that I did shoot some picture I like it Exceeded my expectations I used with my sony A3000"

    "Lens is great for the portraits"

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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.
  6. Canon - EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens - Black - Front_Standard
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    "I love this lens...It is very sharp...wonderful macro and portrait lens...I have had a Canon 50mm Macro lens for years and thought that it was a good lens but wanted a macro lens with a little more reach"

    "wonderful macro and portrait lens"

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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.
    Your price for this item is $749.99
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    The previous price was $799.99
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    "I love this lens...It is very sharp...wonderful macro and portrait lens...I have had a Canon 50mm Macro lens for years and thought that it was a good lens but wanted a macro lens with a little more reach"

    "wonderful macro and portrait lens"

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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.
  7. Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Standard Lens - Black - Front_Standard
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    "I Love this lens...Love my new lens...This lense is a great portrait lense....I bought this to upgrade the lens that came with my Nikon 3300, spent a little more than I was budgeting but I wanted something to work well when I decide to upgrade my camera"

    "This lense is a great portrait lense."

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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.
    Your price for this item is $409.99
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    The previous price was $449.99
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    "I Love this lens...Love my new lens...This lense is a great portrait lense....I bought this to upgrade the lens that came with my Nikon 3300, spent a little more than I was budgeting but I wanted something to work well when I decide to upgrade my camera"

    "This lense is a great portrait lense."

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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.
  8. Sony - 35mm f/1.8 Prime Lens for Most NEX E-Mount Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Glad I bought it...I love this lens...Nice for portraits...Bought this lens a little over a week ago, and I have to say it is a great buy sharp and the picture quality I get from it is superb"

    "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.
    Your price for this item is $399.99
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    "Glad I bought it...I love this lens...Nice for portraits...Bought this lens a little over a week ago, and I have to say it is a great buy sharp and the picture quality I get from it is superb"

    "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.
  9. 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...Good for the price...Low cost lense that takes beautiful portraits....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"

    "Low cost lense that takes beautiful portraits."

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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...Good for the price...Low cost lense that takes beautiful portraits....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"

    "Low cost lense that takes beautiful portraits."

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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.
  10. Sony - 50mm f/1.8 OSS Prime Lens for Select Sony Alpha E-mount Cameras - Silver - Angle_Standard
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    "I love this lens...A must have lens...Absolutely Fantastic Portrait Lens...I am a beginning photographer as it comes to things like sophisticated lenses and f-stops, but I knew I wanted a great portrait lens for my new Sony NEX-5R camera"

    "Absolutely Fantastic Portrait Lens"

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    Capture crisp photos with help from this Sony SEL50F18/B 50mm f/1.8 prime lens that is designed for use with most Sony Alpha cameras with an E-mount and features OSS (Optical SteadyShot) image stabilization to help prevent blurring and ghosting.
    Your price for this item is $249.99
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    The previous price was $299.99
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    "I love this lens...A must have lens...Absolutely Fantastic Portrait Lens...I am a beginning photographer as it comes to things like sophisticated lenses and f-stops, but I knew I wanted a great portrait lens for my new Sony NEX-5R camera"

    "Absolutely Fantastic Portrait Lens"

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    Capture crisp photos with help from this Sony SEL50F18/B 50mm f/1.8 prime lens that is designed for use with most Sony Alpha cameras with an E-mount and features OSS (Optical SteadyShot) image stabilization to help prevent blurring and ghosting.
  11. Canon - EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Standard Lens - Black - Front_Standard
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    "I love this lens...I love this lense...Wonderful for portrait photos....I was saving for a long time to get this lens and I'm very happy to finally have it , is a little be slow for sports but for weddings and portrait is one of the best lenses that I got and I will recommend this lens to anybody to like photography"

    "Wonderful for portrait photos."

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    Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Standard Lens: This Canon 50mm lens has an unusually large maximum aperture so you can get detailed pictures even in low light and without needing a flash. It is a perfect tool for basic portraits and scenic shots, especially at night.
    Your price for this item is $1,299.99
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    The previous price was $1,349.99
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    "I love this lens...I love this lense...Wonderful for portrait photos....I was saving for a long time to get this lens and I'm very happy to finally have it , is a little be slow for sports but for weddings and portrait is one of the best lenses that I got and I will recommend this lens to anybody to like photography"

    "Wonderful for portrait photos."

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    Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Standard Lens: This Canon 50mm lens has an unusually large maximum aperture so you can get detailed pictures even in low light and without needing a flash. It is a perfect tool for basic portraits and scenic shots, especially at night.
  12. Canon - EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Standard Lens - Black - Front_Standard
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    "i love this lens...Nice Lens for $$...It is good for long and portrait shot....Thought the lens was broken when I couldn't get it to retract and the manual days nothing of this, doing a little research I found that you have to have it in manual focus and make sure the lens is not asleep, hold the shutter half way down and then retract the lens to put on the cap, don't push it from the front"

    "It is good for long and portrait shot."

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    Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Standard Lens: This standard Canon lens offers high-quality image capturing in a small, lightweight lens body, making it a great companion in crowds and public spaces. Its versatile features and easy portability make it especially suited for basic travel, portraits and memento shots.
    Your price for this item is $179.99
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    "i love this lens...Nice Lens for $$...It is good for long and portrait shot....Thought the lens was broken when I couldn't get it to retract and the manual days nothing of this, doing a little research I found that you have to have it in manual focus and make sure the lens is not asleep, hold the shutter half way down and then retract the lens to put on the cap, don't push it from the front"

    "It is good for long and portrait shot."

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    Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Standard Lens: This standard Canon lens offers high-quality image capturing in a small, lightweight lens body, making it a great companion in crowds and public spaces. Its versatile features and easy portability make it especially suited for basic travel, portraits and memento shots.
  13. Nikon - AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Standard Lens - Black - Front_Standard
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    "it's a nice lens...I love this lens...portraits are great... over all a great lens....The only downsides that I have with it is that I have to be too close to my subjects for macros, while I have my extension tubes attached, and it will not auto focus on my camera, the Nikon D3300 (which really isn't a downside for me; as I will only use manual focus, but just about every other photographer that I know insists on having the option available)"

    "portraits are great... over all a great lens."

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    Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Standard Lens: The wide-open aperture of this versatile Nikon lens allows you to capture photos in most situations without a flash. Whatever you're shooting, you'll get consistently sharp results at dusk, dawn or even in dim indoor lighting. Weighing just 5.5 oz., it makes a convenient carry-around lens for shooting stills and video.
    Your price for this item is $131.99
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    "it's a nice lens...I love this lens...portraits are great... over all a great lens....The only downsides that I have with it is that I have to be too close to my subjects for macros, while I have my extension tubes attached, and it will not auto focus on my camera, the Nikon D3300 (which really isn't a downside for me; as I will only use manual focus, but just about every other photographer that I know insists on having the option available)"

    "portraits are great... over all a great lens."

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    Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Standard Lens: The wide-open aperture of this versatile Nikon lens allows you to capture photos in most situations without a flash. Whatever you're shooting, you'll get consistently sharp results at dusk, dawn or even in dim indoor lighting. Weighing just 5.5 oz., it makes a convenient carry-around lens for shooting stills and video.
  14. Sigma - 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Standard Lens for Canon - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Best lens I have...I love this lens...the best portrait lens...After researching for a great 35mm Lens it boiled to either this or the Canon L 35mm which costs a thousand more, if weather sealing isn't a matter of life or death to you there is no reason to buy the Canon, the build quality, the sharpness of the image is right on par with the Canon"

    "the best portrait lens"

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    Utilizing SLD and FLD (fluorite) glass elements, this Sigma 340101 35mm f/1.4 DG standard lens minimizes axial and chromatic aberration while shooting with your compatible Canon digital camera. HSM (hyper-sonic motor) technology allows fast autofocusing.
    Your price for this item is $899.99
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    "Best lens I have...I love this lens...the best portrait lens...After researching for a great 35mm Lens it boiled to either this or the Canon L 35mm which costs a thousand more, if weather sealing isn't a matter of life or death to you there is no reason to buy the Canon, the build quality, the sharpness of the image is right on par with the Canon"

    "the best portrait lens"

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    Utilizing SLD and FLD (fluorite) glass elements, this Sigma 340101 35mm f/1.4 DG standard lens minimizes axial and chromatic aberration while shooting with your compatible Canon digital camera. HSM (hyper-sonic motor) technology allows fast autofocusing.
  15. Canon - EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Medium Telephoto Lens - Black - Front_Standard
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    "This 85 is great...It is super sharp...Excellent lens for portraits...It is heavy but I don't mind, I feel like it gives me more stability at hand"

    "Excellent lens for portraits"

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    Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Medium Telephoto Lens: Capture the essence of every moment with this medium telephoto lens that's perfect for portraits, weddings, action shots and more. The 85mm focal length draws attention to the point of focus by highlighting your subject against a softly blurred background, and the wide aperture performs brilliantly in low-light settings, without the need for a flash.
    Your price for this item is $1,849.99
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    "This 85 is great...It is super sharp...Excellent lens for portraits...It is heavy but I don't mind, I feel like it gives me more stability at hand"

    "Excellent lens for portraits"

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    Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Medium Telephoto Lens: Capture the essence of every moment with this medium telephoto lens that's perfect for portraits, weddings, action shots and more. The 85mm focal length draws attention to the point of focus by highlighting your subject against a softly blurred background, and the wide aperture performs brilliantly in low-light settings, without the need for a flash.