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    "so good...Love it...takes great pictures for any type of photographer!...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."

    "takes great pictures for any type of photographer!"

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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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    "so good...Love it...takes great pictures for any type of photographer!...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."

    "takes great pictures for any type of photographer!"

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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...Love it!...great for wide angle shots and Street photography....It might be a little lacking for pros or very experienced amateur photographers, but if you're still a relatively casual photographer like myself, this is a huge step up from the kit lens, and combined with the 50mm 1.8 and a decent zoom lens, it's a great option to get a nice range of focal lengths covered."

    "great for wide angle shots and Street photography."

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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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    "Love it...Love it!...great for wide angle shots and Street photography....It might be a little lacking for pros or very experienced amateur photographers, but if you're still a relatively casual photographer like myself, this is a huge step up from the kit lens, and combined with the 50mm 1.8 and a decent zoom lens, it's a great option to get a nice range of focal lengths covered."

    "great for wide angle shots and Street photography."

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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...Not bad...For the price, it's got great image quality....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"

    "For the price, it's got great image quality."

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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 $224.99
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    "I love...Not bad...For the price, it's got great image quality....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"

    "For the price, it's got great image quality."

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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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    "I loved...Love it...Great focal length for portraits and street photography....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)."

    "Great focal length for portraits and street photography."

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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 $349.99
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    "I loved...Love it...Great focal length for portraits and street photography....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)."

    "Great focal length for portraits and street photography."

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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!...Sharp lens at a reasonable price...I was in the market for a 3rd zoom lens and completely against a fixed focal length lens...after using this lens...it has become my primary lens and I can't wait to buy a second fixed length lens"

    "Sharp lens at a reasonable price"

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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 $369.99
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    "Love it...Love it!...Sharp lens at a reasonable price...I was in the market for a 3rd zoom lens and completely against a fixed focal length lens...after using this lens...it has become my primary lens and I can't wait to buy a second fixed length lens"

    "Sharp lens at a reasonable price"

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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...Love it!...It is very sharp and very accurate....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."

    "It is very sharp and very accurate."

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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 $479.99
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    "Love it...Love it!...It is very sharp and very accurate....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."

    "It is very sharp and very accurate."

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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...The 50 was a little sharper....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."

    "The 50 was a little sharper."

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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 $424.99
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    "Love it...Loved it...The 50 was a little sharper....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."

    "The 50 was a little sharper."

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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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    "The Best...Love it....Sharper than the cheaper version...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."

    "Sharper than the cheaper version"

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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 $799.99
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    "The Best...Love it....Sharper than the cheaper version...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."

    "Sharper than the cheaper version"

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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...Love it!...PRICED RIGHT, GREAT IMAGE QUALITY...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."

    "PRICED RIGHT, GREAT IMAGE QUALITY"

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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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    "Love it...Love it!...PRICED RIGHT, GREAT IMAGE QUALITY...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."

    "PRICED RIGHT, GREAT IMAGE QUALITY"

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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...Must buy...It produces beautiful images....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."

    "It produces beautiful images."

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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 $379.99
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    "Love it...Must buy...It produces beautiful images....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."

    "It produces beautiful images."

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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...It works really well pretty crisp pictures, A+....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."

    "It works really well pretty crisp pictures, A+."

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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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    "Great !...Love it...It works really well pretty crisp pictures, A+....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."

    "It works really well pretty crisp pictures, A+."

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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...The sharpness and clarity is amazing....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"

    "The sharpness and clarity is amazing."

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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 $1,349.99
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    "The Best...Best lens...The sharpness and clarity is amazing....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"

    "The sharpness and clarity is amazing."

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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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    "Love it...The Best...I LOVE this lens...tack sharp, beautiful color...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 LOVE this lens...tack sharp, beautiful color"

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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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    "Love it...The Best...I LOVE this lens...tack sharp, beautiful color...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 LOVE this lens...tack sharp, beautiful color"

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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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    "5 stars....Love it....Must buy for portrait pics...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."

    "Must buy for portrait pics"

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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 $274.99
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    "5 stars....Love it....Must buy for portrait pics...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."

    "Must buy for portrait pics"

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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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    "Have fun...Liked it....Small, Solid and Sharp...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."

    "Small, Solid and Sharp"

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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.
    Your price for this item is $424.99
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    "Have fun...Liked it....Small, Solid and Sharp...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."

    "Small, Solid and Sharp"

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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.