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    "In love...Love it...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 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."

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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.
    $125.99
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    "In love...Love it...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 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."

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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.
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    "Love it...Nice but...It is fine for what it is, I just don't get as much use of it as I thought I would and just end up using my phone when I want to go for something more lightweight....I am currently a photography student with much experience and I would recommend this to any level photographer/videographer because of the great price and awesome punch this little lens packs."

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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.
    $129.99
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    Was $149.99
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    "Love it...Nice but...It is fine for what it is, I just don't get as much use of it as I thought I would and just end up using my phone when I want to go for something more lightweight....I am currently a photography student with much experience and I would recommend this to any level photographer/videographer because of the great price and awesome punch this little lens packs."

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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.
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    "I love...love it...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...Last thing I dislike is I could not get it to focus to infinity, works fine in the day time but I was trying to get a night shop with the stars and couldnt get anything but round bubbles"

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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.
    $224.99
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    "I love...love it...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...Last thing I dislike is I could not get it to focus to infinity, works fine in the day time but I was trying to get a night shop with the stars and couldnt get anything but round bubbles"

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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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    "Love it...I loved...absolutely love this lens this lens pictures come out great if you are looking to upgrade it is worth the money to upgrade I love it better then stock lens must buy...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."

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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.
    $299.99
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    "Love it...I loved...absolutely love this lens this lens pictures come out great if you are looking to upgrade it is worth the money to upgrade I love it better then stock lens must buy...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."

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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.
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    "Love it...Love it!...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....Before getting my 6D, I shot portraits with a Rebel + a 50mm 1.8 so I looked to upgrade my prime lens to match the body upgrade, and this lens fit the bill well."

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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.
    $299.99
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    Was $419.99
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    "Love it...Love it!...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....Before getting my 6D, I shot portraits with a Rebel + a 50mm 1.8 so I looked to upgrade my prime lens to match the body upgrade, and this lens fit the bill well."

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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.
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    "Love it...Good lens...I highly recommend this lens for beginner Nikon dSLR users who own only the kit zoom lens that came with the camera....So far, I am very happy with the lens, and "it is worth every penny"; it is mainly what I say every time I get a phenomenal picture with it!"

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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.
    $479.99
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    "Love it...Good lens...I highly recommend this lens for beginner Nikon dSLR users who own only the kit zoom lens that came with the camera....So far, I am very happy with the lens, and "it is worth every penny"; it is mainly what I say every time I get a phenomenal picture with it!"

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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.
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    "Love it...Loved it...I read somewhere that the lens is not as sharp as some other lens and I respect that but for me this lens is amazing gives me that crisp details from every shot I take....It is a great everyday lens to keep on the camera I have the kit lens it came with the camera but doesn't do much justice like this lens."

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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.
    $424.99
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    "Love it...Loved it...I read somewhere that the lens is not as sharp as some other lens and I respect that but for me this lens is amazing gives me that crisp details from every shot I take....It is a great everyday lens to keep on the camera I have the kit lens it came with the camera but doesn't do much justice like this lens."

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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.
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    "Love it...Love it!...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!...As a novice / intermediate photographer, I wanted to try out another prime lens other than my 50mm f/1.4, but I didn't know which one to get so of course I began researching and found that a lot of reviewers highly recommended the 40mm pancake lens."

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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.
    $129.99
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    Was $199.99
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    "Love it...Love it!...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!...As a novice / intermediate photographer, I wanted to try out another prime lens other than my 50mm f/1.4, but I didn't know which one to get so of course I began researching and found that a lot of reviewers highly recommended the 40mm pancake lens."

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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.
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    "Love it....Love it!...This lens is just perfect for a lot of stuff, I use it mostly for portraits and it gives such an awesome depth of field, sharpness, image quality... is just perfect and beautiful, and such an amazing macro lens to I absolutely recommend every photographer needs to have this lens in their bag....I had the outstanding Canon 135mm L f/2 as my telephoto prime but I felt that it put me a little too far back, away from the action."

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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.
    $699.99
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    Was $899.99
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    "Love it....Love it!...This lens is just perfect for a lot of stuff, I use it mostly for portraits and it gives such an awesome depth of field, sharpness, image quality... is just perfect and beautiful, and such an amazing macro lens to I absolutely recommend every photographer needs to have this lens in their bag....I had the outstanding Canon 135mm L f/2 as my telephoto prime but I felt that it put me a little too far back, away from the action."

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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.
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    "Love it...Must buy...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....I love this lens I can take nice portraits and I can do full body shots without moving too far back."

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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.
    $449.99
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    "Love it...Must buy...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....I love this lens I can take nice portraits and I can do full body shots without moving too far back."

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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.
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    "Great !...Love it...As much as I want to encourage everyone to buy this lens right away, let me mention some of the limitation that you would see (which I think will be helpful to go over before deciding to buy this lens) First, being a prime lens, you will need to move your feet a lot to compose your picture....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)."

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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.
    $131.99
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    "Great !...Love it...As much as I want to encourage everyone to buy this lens right away, let me mention some of the limitation that you would see (which I think will be helpful to go over before deciding to buy this lens) First, being a prime lens, you will need to move your feet a lot to compose your picture....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)."

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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.
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    "The Best...Best lens...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...On a Rebel body it may be slightly imbalanced; but I recommend simply using your index fingers to prop up the lens at the end of the barrel / lens hood.Whitehouse principal photographer Pete Souza has a good technique that I've been emulating with my longer lens (eg."

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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.
    $1,269.99
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    "The Best...Best lens...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...On a Rebel body it may be slightly imbalanced; but I recommend simply using your index fingers to prop up the lens at the end of the barrel / lens hood.Whitehouse principal photographer Pete Souza has a good technique that I've been emulating with my longer lens (eg."

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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.
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    "Liked it....Nice lens...I don't use this lens all the time but when I do I am very pleased with the images this lens produces...I purchased this lens instead of a 50mm 1.8 because when used with a crop sensor this lens becomes a 50mm, which I think is the best for street photography."

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    This Sony SEL28F20 lens features a 9-blade circular aperture and ED glass with multicoating, so you can easily capture clear photos with minimal ghosting using your a7-series, 35mm full-frame camera.
    $424.99
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    "Liked it....Nice lens...I don't use this lens all the time but when I do I am very pleased with the images this lens produces...I purchased this lens instead of a 50mm 1.8 because when used with a crop sensor this lens becomes a 50mm, which I think is the best for street photography."

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    This Sony SEL28F20 lens features a 9-blade circular aperture and ED glass with multicoating, so you can easily capture clear photos with minimal ghosting using your a7-series, 35mm full-frame camera.
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    "Love it...Just wow!...i love this it makes me want to sell my 50mm 1.2 to be honest should of gotten this 35 before the 50 ugh but can't complain...anyways the lens is sharp and 1.4 and that what I like sharp lens...I am a newborn photographer in Michigan and this lens has been talked about for months about how amazing it is so I knew I had to try!"

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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.
    $899.99
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    "Love it...Just wow!...i love this it makes me want to sell my 50mm 1.2 to be honest should of gotten this 35 before the 50 ugh but can't complain...anyways the lens is sharp and 1.4 and that what I like sharp lens...I am a newborn photographer in Michigan and this lens has been talked about for months about how amazing it is so I knew I had to try!"

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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.
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    "Love it....5 stars....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....After reading so many strong reviews I bought this prime portrait lens last month from Best Buy for my Sony a6000 and a5100 cameras."

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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.
    $274.99
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    "Love it....5 stars....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....After reading so many strong reviews I bought this prime portrait lens last month from Best Buy for my Sony a6000 and a5100 cameras."

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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.