Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for portrait prime lens.
A portrait lens is a fixed focal length lens that provides a field of view that is optimized for head and shoulder portraits. The best portrait lenses are sharp, have great bokeh, and have a fast aperture for low-light shooting. Browse the top-ranked list of portrait prime lenses below along with associated reviews and opinions.
- Model: SEL135F18GMSKU: 6339273Top comment
"Buy this lens if you can get one! Sharp, fast prime lens great for portraits and low light....This lens is sharp and has an amazing focus system. Great bokeh for portraits and prefer it over an 85mm. ...Beautiful lens...Get this lens"See all customer reviewsSee all Mirrorless Prime Lenses
Product DescriptionCapture perfect photos with this Sony FE 135mm f1.8 GM E-mount telephoto prime lens. An improved focusing system lets you capture subjects as close as 2.3 feet, while the f/1.8 aperture means you can create images with breathtaking bokeh and other effects. . The lens barrel is made of durable magnesium alloy to make it lightweight while ensuring optical precision. This Sony FE 135mm f1.8 GM E-mount telephoto lens has a dust and moisture resistant design that offers protection when shooting in challenging outdoor environments.
- Model: 20114SKU: 6535178Top comment
"Best lens...The lens of your dreams. Perfect for portraits and the sharpness on this thing is sick....However, it's pricey relative to the 85mm f1.8 prime lens. Still, I'm glad to have experience it"See all customer reviewsSee all DSLR Prime Lenses
Product DescriptionThe 85mm prime to elevate pros shooting portraiture, weddings, maternity, high fashion and boudoir. A fast f/1.2 aperture that combines breathtaking realism with dreamlike depth. Backgrounds that melt away into a soft bokeh. Beautifully flattering compression. Reliable multi-focusing AF system. All with the premium feel and rock-solid build of an S-Line NIKKOR Z lens.
- Model: 20095SKU: 6432646Top comment
"Beautiful lens, control ring can be bumped easily....I've shot Nikon for 12 years (full-time wedding and portrait photographer for 7) and have invested most of their prime pro lenses. ...If you ever thought of shooting astrophotography, this is the lens to put you in the position to get the best shot! "See all customer reviewsSee all Mirrorless Prime Lenses
Product DescriptionHone your creative vision with the sharpest, fastest 50mm prime we've ever created. Extraordinary rendering power across the entire frame. Vast f/1.2 maximum aperture. Breakthrough autofocus. Liberating distortion and glare control. Weatherproof build. All empowered by Nikon's revolutionary Z Mount, a system that shines with fast lenses. Dream it, and the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S will do it.
- Model: 16673794SKU: 6464481Top comment
"Street Photography Lens...Really nice lens. Aperture ring a little to loose so it can change while shooting images....Perfect all around lens. For Everyday carry, street, environmental portrait, landscape and wedding. "See all customer reviewsSee all Mirrorless Prime Lenses
Product DescriptionGet up close and wide open with Fujifilm’s versatile new prime lens – the high-quality, portable, and weather-resistant Fujifilm XF 18mm f/1.4R Standard Zoom Lens. With a focal length equivalent to 27mm, it’s the perfect choice for sprawling landscapes, the sights and sounds of the street, and everything else in between. Be ready for any creative outburst with lightning-fast autofocus, a wide F1.4 aperture, and weather resistance to allow for continued operation in dusty, moist, and freezing conditions. XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR is ready to be a constant companion, wherever your adventures take you, capable of extracting every last bit of detail from any X Series mirrorless camera.
- Model: 2198SKU: 3479276Top comment
"Great pro lens...This is now her primary working lens....Sharp Lens...This is my first prime lens that I purchased for portrait use. I currently have a 24-70 and 70-200; which are also amazing, but I wanted to experience a lens with greater precision and depth of field. "See all customer reviewsSee all DSLR Prime Lenses
Product DescriptionNikon 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.
- Model: 20081SKU: 6292233Top comment
"Great prime lens...Amazing lens great in low light. Great for portraits just all around a solid lens to add to your arsenal....Great lens for portraits and even some landscape photos. "See all customer reviewsSee all Mirrorless Prime Lenses
Product DescriptionPhotograph gorgeous landscapes with this versatile Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm prime lens. Its nine-blade rounded diaphragm and f/1.8 aperture produces stunning round bokeh and brilliant images in low-light conditions. This Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm prime lens has an improved optical formula to ensure virtually no flare, ghosting or chromatic aberration.
- Model: 3450C002SKU: 6388023Top comment
"Portrait Go To...The only lens I would recommend for portraits the bokeh is amazing and it also has beautiful video quality....Definitely a lens ro have in your bag for portraits"See all customer reviewsSee all Mirrorless Prime Lenses
Product DescriptionBring beautiful detail to your images with this Canon RF 85mm medium telephoto zoom lens. A maximum f/1.2 aperture provides clear, sharp results in low lighting conditions, and the DS coating makes adding bokeh effects simple. The responsive control ring allows for effortless setting adjustments. This Canon RF 85mm medium telephoto zoom lens features a fluorine coating and resistance to dust and water, providing an excellent choice for outdoor shoots.
- Model: 5668C002SKU: 6513117Top comment
"Perfect lens for wide angle...I love this lens. Perfect for my needs. Highly recommended...Great wide angle lens...Perfect wide angle lens for portraits. Exactly what I needed to get my business going"See all customer reviewsSee all Mirrorless Prime Lenses
Product DescriptionThe RF24mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM wide-angle, fixed focal length lens affordably expands your options with the EOS R System. Great for still photography and videography, the RF24mm can provide drama in your still images, and has a wide field of view for vlogging, while still maintaining a natural look. The bright f/1.8 aperture also does wonders for your images. Not only can you achieve dreamy, soft backgrounds, but you can shoot in more available light situations than you could with a slower lens. The RF24mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM also comes with built-in Optical Image Stabilization to further enhance your low-light shooting abilities by providing up to 5.5 stops* of shake correction, and up to 6.5 stops with coordinated IS. The RF24mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM is surprisingly light and compact while still providing a very solid feel. Another unexpected feature of this lens is its close-focusing capability. It can focus continuously down to half life-size magnification making this prime lens even more versatile. No matter what you end up doing with this lens, you will be rewarded with high-quality images that can take your photography to the next level.
- Model: 20093SKU: 6402883Top comment
"This lens is also great for landscapes and astrophotography. ...Amazing lens razor sharp just about to the very corner but feels large and kinda heavy even for a fast prime. "See all customer reviewsSee all Mirrorless Prime Lenses
Product DescriptionNIKKOR 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.
- Model: S-S85SKU: 6488515Top comment
"Amazing lens...Its my go to lens for portraits. Panasonic primes are golden....Beautiful portrait lens! I was used to 50mm but that is a little too wide for portraits. 85mm hits the sweet spot! "See all customer reviewsSee all Mirrorless Prime Lenses
Product DescriptionThe LUMIX S 85mm F1.8 is a large-aperture medium-telephoto fixed focal length lens, compatible with all L-mount cameras for maximum versatility. The S85 enhances portrait photography with its beautiful bokeh effect in a compact and lightweight body. Comprising of 9 elements in 8 groups, the 2 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses effectively suppress both axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration of magnification. The LUMIX S 85mm F1.8 provides smooth defocus gradation from the focus peak to the neighboring area of the image as well as smooth, round bokeh of point light source without vignetting. It also excels in video recording performance with a mechanism that suppresses focus breathing, which was a fatal problem of all interchangeable lenses designed for still image photography. The rugged dust/splash-resistant* design withstands use under harsh conditions even at 14 degrees Fahrenheit. * Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this lens is subjected to direct contact with dust and water. • L-Mount is a trademark or registered trademark of Leica Camera AG. • Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.