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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for prime lens for portraits.

Prime lenses are some of the most popular lenses around, because they're inexpensive, lightweight, and high-quality. Prime lenses are ideal for portraits because they can produce the shallow depth of field (background blur) that gives portraits their characteristic look. Here are some of the best prime lenses on the market perfect for portraits.

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  1. Fujifilm - XF90mmF2 LM WR Lens - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: 16463668
    SKU: 4322100
    Top comment

    "This lens is super sharp and the Autofocus (AF) is super fast compared to other XF lenses in the prime lineup. ...Excellent portrait lens with such a good focal length."

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    Fujifilm XF90mm f/2 LM WR Lens: Quickly capture sharp, detailed photos with this 90mm lens, which works with most cameras with a Fujifilm X-Mount and features a Quad Linear Motor for fast, quiet autofocusing. Plus, you can shoot outdoors, since the lens features a weather-, dust- and freeze-resistant design.
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    "This lens is super sharp and the Autofocus (AF) is super fast compared to other XF lenses in the prime lineup. ...Excellent portrait lens with such a good focal length."

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    Product Description

    Fujifilm XF90mm f/2 LM WR Lens: Quickly capture sharp, detailed photos with this 90mm lens, which works with most cameras with a Fujifilm X-Mount and features a Quad Linear Motor for fast, quiet autofocusing. Plus, you can shoot outdoors, since the lens features a weather-, dust- and freeze-resistant design.
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  2. Sony - G Master FE 135mm F1.8 GM Prime Telephoto Lens for Select E-mount Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Get this lens...Buy this lens if you can get one! Sharp, fast prime lens great for portraits and low light....Beautiful lens...This lens is sharp and has an amazing focus system. Great bokeh for portraits and prefer it over an 85mm. "

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    Capture 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.
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    Top comment

    "Get this lens...Buy this lens if you can get one! Sharp, fast prime lens great for portraits and low light....Beautiful lens...This lens is sharp and has an amazing focus system. Great bokeh for portraits and prefer it over an 85mm. "

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    Product Description

    Capture 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.
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  3. NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Telephoto for Nikon Z Mount Cameras - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "sharp, amazing bokeh, perfect focal length for portraits...Best lens in market...This is the best lens which i owned. And my go to lens. Very good bokeh"

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    Take your artistry to the edge with the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena, a 135mm prime unlike any before it. Featuring astonishing edge-to-edge clarity, dreamlike circular bokeh at a focal length that’s treasured for portraits, still life, cinema and landscapes.
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    "sharp, amazing bokeh, perfect focal length for portraits...Best lens in market...This is the best lens which i owned. And my go to lens. Very good bokeh"

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    Take your artistry to the edge with the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena, a 135mm prime unlike any before it. Featuring astonishing edge-to-edge clarity, dreamlike circular bokeh at a focal length that’s treasured for portraits, still life, cinema and landscapes.
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  4. Nikon - NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S Standard Prime Lens for Z Series Mirrorless Cameras - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Backgrounds are completely blown apart. The perfect lens for portraits as well as low light/night shooting. ...Best lens...The lens of your dreams. Perfect for portraits and the sharpness on this thing is sick."

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    The 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.
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    "Backgrounds are completely blown apart. The perfect lens for portraits as well as low light/night shooting. ...Best lens...The lens of your dreams. Perfect for portraits and the sharpness on this thing is sick."

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    Product Description

    The 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.
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  5. Canon - RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z Standard Zoom Lens for EOS R-Series Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Workhorse lens!...It's a fantastic, versatile lens that gives the user a great range all in one lens....I was lucky enough to get my hands on one of these before they sold completely out! This is an amazing lens, paired nicely with my Canon R5C. I have this now with my Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4 prime lens. "

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    The RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z is the world’s first 24-105mm focal length lens combined with consistent f/2.8 aperture.1 With its constant f/2.8 max aperture, full-frame coverage, and its ability to zoom past the traditional 70mm roadblock to a true portrait-length 105mm, this lens is an incredible standard zoom solution for many different applications. An optional, dedicated Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E2 transforms the video operation possibilities with its smooth and versatile zooming. Even in low light, this lens will excel for weddings and events, photojournalism, portraiture, studio work, and video creation.
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    "Workhorse lens!...It's a fantastic, versatile lens that gives the user a great range all in one lens....I was lucky enough to get my hands on one of these before they sold completely out! This is an amazing lens, paired nicely with my Canon R5C. I have this now with my Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4 prime lens. "

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    The RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z is the world’s first 24-105mm focal length lens combined with consistent f/2.8 aperture.1 With its constant f/2.8 max aperture, full-frame coverage, and its ability to zoom past the traditional 70mm roadblock to a true portrait-length 105mm, this lens is an incredible standard zoom solution for many different applications. An optional, dedicated Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E2 transforms the video operation possibilities with its smooth and versatile zooming. Even in low light, this lens will excel for weddings and events, photojournalism, portraiture, studio work, and video creation.
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  6. Fujifilm - XF 18mmF1.4R Standard Zoom Lens - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great lens should have...It's a great lens for video and street photography. Fast focus and very sharp images...Perfect all around lens. For Everyday carry, street, environmental portrait, landscape and wedding. "

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    Get 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.
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    "Great lens should have...It's a great lens for video and street photography. Fast focus and very sharp images...Perfect all around lens. For Everyday carry, street, environmental portrait, landscape and wedding. "

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    Product Description

    Get 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.
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  7. Fujifilm - XF50mmF2 R WR Midrange Telephoto Lens - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "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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    Product Description

    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. Tamron - 35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD Standard Zoom Lens for Nikon Z Mount Cameras - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Awesome lens...Absolutely amazing lens. Very sharp and bikeh competes with any of my primes....Great lens!...Excellent versatile lens. Beautiful portraits. No regrets."

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    The 35-150mm F2-2.8 covers wide-angle through telephoto and is ideal for both travel and portrait photography. It is the first zoom lens for Nikon Z mount cameras to have a maximum wide-open aperture of F2. With high-level performance under a wide variety of shooting conditions, this fast lens is ideal for travel aimed at creating photographic works. Incorporating the most frequently used focal lengths from wide-angle and standard to medium telephoto and telephoto all within this single lens enables seamless shooting without the need to swap lenses, which is beneficial especially when shooting portraits where a sense of rhythm is particularly important and helps to capture outstanding shots without missing fleeting expressions of the subject. This lens features a very high-speed and high-precision autofocus for a fast-aperture lens. It also incorporates a new design in the pursuit of enhanced operability and ergonomic convenience.
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    "Awesome lens...Absolutely amazing lens. Very sharp and bikeh competes with any of my primes....Great lens!...Excellent versatile lens. Beautiful portraits. No regrets."

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    Product Description

    The 35-150mm F2-2.8 covers wide-angle through telephoto and is ideal for both travel and portrait photography. It is the first zoom lens for Nikon Z mount cameras to have a maximum wide-open aperture of F2. With high-level performance under a wide variety of shooting conditions, this fast lens is ideal for travel aimed at creating photographic works. Incorporating the most frequently used focal lengths from wide-angle and standard to medium telephoto and telephoto all within this single lens enables seamless shooting without the need to swap lenses, which is beneficial especially when shooting portraits where a sense of rhythm is particularly important and helps to capture outstanding shots without missing fleeting expressions of the subject. This lens features a very high-speed and high-precision autofocus for a fast-aperture lens. It also incorporates a new design in the pursuit of enhanced operability and ergonomic convenience.
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  9. NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S Standard Prime Lens for Nikon Z Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great lens for portraits and even some landscape photos. ...Great prime lens...Amazing lens great in low light. Great for portraits just all around a solid lens to add to your arsenal."

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    Photograph 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.
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    "Great lens for portraits and even some landscape photos. ...Great prime lens...Amazing lens great in low light. Great for portraits just all around a solid lens to add to your arsenal."

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    Product Description

    Photograph 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.
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  10. Fujifilm - XF16mmF1.4 WR Ultrawide-Angle Lens - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Perhaps Fuji's Best Prime Lens......I have a number of Fuji XF lenses, but if I had to choose just one prime lens and leave all the others behind, this would the lens of choice. ...Awesome lens!!...I have the Fuji 50mm F1.2 which is amazing but you have to be a bit of a distance for portraits so I borrowed a 16-55 F2.8 zoom which is impressive and the 16mm range is perfect. "

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    Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 WR Ultrawide-Angle Lens: Capture dramatic shots with this lens that is resistant to dust and weather to withstand a variety of outdoor settings. The 2 aspherical and 2 extra-low dispersion elements ensure optimal image clarity.
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    "Perhaps Fuji's Best Prime Lens......I have a number of Fuji XF lenses, but if I had to choose just one prime lens and leave all the others behind, this would the lens of choice. ...Awesome lens!!...I have the Fuji 50mm F1.2 which is amazing but you have to be a bit of a distance for portraits so I borrowed a 16-55 F2.8 zoom which is impressive and the 16mm range is perfect. "

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    Product Description

    Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 WR Ultrawide-Angle Lens: Capture dramatic shots with this lens that is resistant to dust and weather to withstand a variety of outdoor settings. The 2 aspherical and 2 extra-low dispersion elements ensure optimal image clarity.
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