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    "It's ok...so good...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.
    $125.99
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    "It's ok...so good...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.
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    "Love it...Cool kit...Superb Portrait Lens...Frankly, at the price, I think it is perfectly fair to characterize this lens as a "must-have"; if you're ever going to shoot a portrait, trust me, this is the lens you want (even over the 85mm f/1.2L, which has far too narrow a depth of field for most reasonable portraiture, though you can't beat it for light-gathering."

    "Superb Portrait Lens"

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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.
    $369.99
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    Top comment

    "Love it...Cool kit...Superb Portrait Lens...Frankly, at the price, I think it is perfectly fair to characterize this lens as a "must-have"; if you're ever going to shoot a portrait, trust me, this is the lens you want (even over the 85mm f/1.2L, which has far too narrow a depth of field for most reasonable portraiture, though you can't beat it for light-gathering."

    "Superb Portrait Lens"

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    Product Description

    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...very good...Great lens for portrait photgraphy...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 lens for portrait photgraphy"

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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...very good...Great lens for portrait photgraphy...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 lens for portrait photgraphy"

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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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    "I loved...Love it...Awesome portrait lens...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."

    "Awesome 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.
    $349.99
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    Was $399.99
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    "I loved...Love it...Awesome portrait lens...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."

    "Awesome 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.
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    "I love...Not bad...Lens is great for the portraits...Definitely recommend this lens if you are looking for your own nifty-50 or love your shorty-40 for your Sony Mirror-less- the value is good and is a great focal length for new adopters of prime lenses."

    "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.
    $249.99
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    "I love...Not bad...Lens is great for the portraits...Definitely recommend this lens if you are looking for your own nifty-50 or love your shorty-40 for your Sony Mirror-less- the value is good and is a great focal length for new adopters of prime lenses."

    "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.
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    "Love it!...Love it....wonderful macro and portrait lens...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."

    "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.
    $799.99
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    "Love it!...Love it....wonderful macro and portrait lens...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."

    "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.
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    "Love it...The best...This lense is a great portrait lense....Richard was very helpful, also he helped me find the lense I was looking for which turned out to be the 1.4G nikkor lense and it took amazing pictures with fast auto focus and beautiful Bokeh perfect the for the scene I did ."

    "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.
    $449.99
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    "Love it...The best...This lense is a great portrait lense....Richard was very helpful, also he helped me find the lense I was looking for which turned out to be the 1.4G nikkor lense and it took amazing pictures with fast auto focus and beautiful Bokeh perfect the for the scene I did ."

    "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.
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    "Love it...Love it!...Great lens for portraits....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."

    "Great lens 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.
    $449.99
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    "Love it...Love it!...Great lens for portraits....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."

    "Great lens 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.
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    "Love it...Love it!...The best Portrait lens...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."

    "The best Portrait lens"

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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...Love it!...The best Portrait lens...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."

    "The best Portrait lens"

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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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    "Love it....5 stars....great for portraits....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."

    "great for portraits."

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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.
    $299.99
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    "Love it....5 stars....great for portraits....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."

    "great for portraits."

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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.
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    "The Best...Best lens...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.
    $1,349.99
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    Was $1,449.99
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    "The Best...Best lens...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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    Product Description

    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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    "Love it...Have fun...Family portraits came out great!...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!"

    "Family portraits came out great!"

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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.
    $179.99
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    Was $199.99
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    "Love it...Have fun...Family portraits came out great!...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!"

    "Family portraits came out great!"

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    Product Description

    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...Great !...This is a great lens for portrait photography....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)."

    "This is a great lens for portrait photography."

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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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    "Love it...Great !...This is a great lens for portrait photography....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)."

    "This is a great lens for portrait photography."

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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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    "Love it...The Best...Great 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."

    "Great 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.
    $899.99
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    "Love it...The Best...Great 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."

    "Great portrait lens,"

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    Product Description

    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...Not bad!...Portraits come out just stunning....This lens is not for the fainthearted but it's undoubtedly the best portrait lens Canon offers (but remember it's not a hobbyists' lens )"

    "Portraits come out just stunning."

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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.
    $1,899.99
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    Was $1,999.99
    Top comment

    "Love it...Not bad!...Portraits come out just stunning....This lens is not for the fainthearted but it's undoubtedly the best portrait lens Canon offers (but remember it's not a hobbyists' lens )"

    "Portraits come out just stunning."

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    Product Description

    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.