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Browse the top-ranked list of Telephoto Lens For Portraits below along with associated reviews and opinions.

Browse the top-ranked list of Telephoto Lens For Portraits below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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    "Love it...Cool kit...Great portrait lens....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."

    "Great 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.
    $299.99
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    Was $419.99
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    "Love it...Cool kit...Great portrait lens....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."

    "Great 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...NICE LENS...Perfect Portrait and Mid Range Landscape Lens...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."

    "Perfect Portrait and Mid Range Landscape Lens"

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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...NICE LENS...Perfect Portrait and Mid Range Landscape Lens...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."

    "Perfect Portrait and Mid Range Landscape Lens"

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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...Best one...Takes great portraits....It is my new goto lens.The photos from this lens are the best I have ever shot.If you are looking for a great lens get this one.My only regret is I had to buy this from amazon because best buy has not had it in stock for months."

    "Takes great portraits."

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    Canon EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens This telephoto zoom lens is an essential tool for professional photographers and skilled amateurs. The variable focal length makes it useful for photographing a broad range of subjects, and the 2.8 maximum aperture functions well in low-light situations. Snap candid portraits, stop the action at sporting events or compose wedding photos with exceptional blurred backgrounds.
    $1,799.99
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    Was $2,099.99
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    "Love it...Best one...Takes great portraits....It is my new goto lens.The photos from this lens are the best I have ever shot.If you are looking for a great lens get this one.My only regret is I had to buy this from amazon because best buy has not had it in stock for months."

    "Takes great portraits."

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    Canon EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens This telephoto zoom lens is an essential tool for professional photographers and skilled amateurs. The variable focal length makes it useful for photographing a broad range of subjects, and the 2.8 maximum aperture functions well in low-light situations. Snap candid portraits, stop the action at sporting events or compose wedding photos with exceptional blurred backgrounds.
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    "Spot on....Great len...Use this for portraits works fantastic....This lens produces amazing bokeh in your shots for portraits I have even used it for some specific landscape shots and absolutely love the photos that come from this lens"

    "Use this for portraits works fantastic."

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    Capture beautiful portraits with each click of the shutter with this Sony 85mm lens. The large F/1.8 aperture lets you deliver incredibly clear images with sharp or bokeh effects, and ED glass eliminates chromatic aberrations. This lightweight Sony 85mm lens travels easily in your bag and is compatible with Sony a7 Series cameras.
    $574.99
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    Was $599.99
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    "Spot on....Great len...Use this for portraits works fantastic....This lens produces amazing bokeh in your shots for portraits I have even used it for some specific landscape shots and absolutely love the photos that come from this lens"

    "Use this for portraits works fantastic."

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    Capture beautiful portraits with each click of the shutter with this Sony 85mm lens. The large F/1.8 aperture lets you deliver incredibly clear images with sharp or bokeh effects, and ED glass eliminates chromatic aberrations. This lightweight Sony 85mm lens travels easily in your bag and is compatible with Sony a7 Series cameras.
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    "Love it...Love it....Excellent lens for portraits...Well with that being said this lens rocks when it comes to taking portraits and the bokeh it puts out is awesome love the lens period you cannot go wrong and when used at f/1.2 simply sublime."

    "Excellent lens for portraits"

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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
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    "Love it...Love it....Excellent lens for portraits...Well with that being said this lens rocks when it comes to taking portraits and the bokeh it puts out is awesome love the lens period you cannot go wrong and when used at f/1.2 simply sublime."

    "Excellent lens for portraits"

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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.
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    "Love it...Great lens...Also is amazing for portraits!...but do know that it is a long lens, its great on a full frame, though on a crop camera, like the 30d/40d/rebelxt its rather long for indoor use."

    "Also is amazing for portraits!"

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    Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Telephoto LensWhether photography is your passion or your profession, this lens helps you create high-quality images with superb background blur even in low-light situations. Create photos with stunning clarity and fine details.
    $999.99
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    "Love it...Great lens...Also is amazing for portraits!...but do know that it is a long lens, its great on a full frame, though on a crop camera, like the 30d/40d/rebelxt its rather long for indoor use."

    "Also is amazing for portraits!"

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    Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Telephoto LensWhether photography is your passion or your profession, this lens helps you create high-quality images with superb background blur even in low-light situations. Create photos with stunning clarity and fine details.
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    "love it...NOT BAD...takes beautiful portrait photos....I would definately recomend this lens if you need a decent telephoto lens, I would also recomend a tripod since it can be a bit tricky to get a clear shot since the lens lacks IS."

    "takes beautiful portrait photos."

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    Compact and lightweight 4x telephoto zoom lens ideal for shooting sports, portraits, and wildlife. The newly developed Micro makes auto focusing quicker and quieter. The improved zoom mechanism also makes zooming smoother. The front part of the zoom ring now sports a silver ring for a luxury touch.

    $199.99
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    "love it...NOT BAD...takes beautiful portrait photos....I would definately recomend this lens if you need a decent telephoto lens, I would also recomend a tripod since it can be a bit tricky to get a clear shot since the lens lacks IS."

    "takes beautiful portrait photos."

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    Compact and lightweight 4x telephoto zoom lens ideal for shooting sports, portraits, and wildlife. The newly developed Micro makes auto focusing quicker and quieter. The improved zoom mechanism also makes zooming smoother. The front part of the zoom ring now sports a silver ring for a luxury touch.

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    "G master...I like it....85mm screams quality and is perfect for portraits....It is good for portraits and not so much for video or movies."

    "85mm screams quality and is perfect for portraits."

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    Sony G Master FE 85 mm F1.4 GM Full-Frame E-Mount Mid-range Telephoto Lens: Take on the tough assignments with the Sony 85mm F1.4 GM Prime lens in your bag. Ring drive SSM easily powers the heavy lens, and an 11-blade aperture creates smoothly transitioned bokeh. Nano AR coating reduces glare, ghosting and scratching making the Sony 85mm F1.4 GM Prime lens a prime candidate for outdoor shoots.
    $1,799.99
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    "G master...I like it....85mm screams quality and is perfect for portraits....It is good for portraits and not so much for video or movies."

    "85mm screams quality and is perfect for portraits."

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    Sony G Master FE 85 mm F1.4 GM Full-Frame E-Mount Mid-range Telephoto Lens: Take on the tough assignments with the Sony 85mm F1.4 GM Prime lens in your bag. Ring drive SSM easily powers the heavy lens, and an 11-blade aperture creates smoothly transitioned bokeh. Nano AR coating reduces glare, ghosting and scratching making the Sony 85mm F1.4 GM Prime lens a prime candidate for outdoor shoots.
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    "A gem...Not bad...Fun to use, I like it for portraits....I am in love with this lens which I use with my Sony A6000 Camera - It is very easy to mount in a flash and is exactly what I need to capture those once in a lifetime shots."

    "Fun to use, I like it for portraits."

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    With Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, this Sony NEX SEL55210 lens makes it easy to take clear, steady photos and videos with your Sony NEX digital camera. The 3.8x zoom lets you hone in on distant subjects from far away.
    $349.99
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    "A gem...Not bad...Fun to use, I like it for portraits....I am in love with this lens which I use with my Sony A6000 Camera - It is very easy to mount in a flash and is exactly what I need to capture those once in a lifetime shots."

    "Fun to use, I like it for portraits."

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    With Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, this Sony NEX SEL55210 lens makes it easy to take clear, steady photos and videos with your Sony NEX digital camera. The 3.8x zoom lets you hone in on distant subjects from far away.
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    "A gem...Not bad...Fun to use, I like it for portraits....I am in love with this lens which I use with my Sony A6000 Camera - It is very easy to mount in a flash and is exactly what I need to capture those once in a lifetime shots."

    "Fun to use, I like it for portraits."

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    Designed for use with most Sony Alpha E-mount cameras, this Sony SEL55210/B telephoto lens features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, so you can capture images in crisp detail. The 2 ED (extra-low dispersion) elements help ensure color accuracy.
    $349.99
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    "A gem...Not bad...Fun to use, I like it for portraits....I am in love with this lens which I use with my Sony A6000 Camera - It is very easy to mount in a flash and is exactly what I need to capture those once in a lifetime shots."

    "Fun to use, I like it for portraits."

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    Designed for use with most Sony Alpha E-mount cameras, this Sony SEL55210/B telephoto lens features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, so you can capture images in crisp detail. The 2 ED (extra-low dispersion) elements help ensure color accuracy.
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    "nice !...Not bad...Great versatile, portrait to telephoto....It's a great step up from the kit lens (18-55mm) if you think you are interested in a telephoto lens but aren't ready to commit a ton of cash to it yet."

    "Great versatile, portrait to telephoto."

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    Snap sharp, vibrant photos at a distance with this Canon EF-S 8546B002 telephoto lens, which features a 55-250mm focal length for flexible zooming and optical image stabilization to reduce the effects of camera shake.
    $299.99
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    "nice !...Not bad...Great versatile, portrait to telephoto....It's a great step up from the kit lens (18-55mm) if you think you are interested in a telephoto lens but aren't ready to commit a ton of cash to it yet."

    "Great versatile, portrait to telephoto."

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    Snap sharp, vibrant photos at a distance with this Canon EF-S 8546B002 telephoto lens, which features a 55-250mm focal length for flexible zooming and optical image stabilization to reduce the effects of camera shake.
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    "Not Bad...Love it...This great is also very versatile for both landscapes and big group portraits, even in close space....I really enjoy using this lens,its the one I keep on the camera 90% of the time.Focus is quick and very quiet compared to a tamron I have.It is the best focal range for most of what I like to shoot.This lens and a 70-300 tamron are all I usually carry."

    "This great is also very versatile for both landscapes and big group portraits, even in close space."

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    Cover every shot with this all-in-one Nikon 18-140mm camera lens that lets you zoom from wide-angle to telephoto without missing a beat. Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass creates amazing contrast, and the zoom enables crisp images as close as 1.48 feet away. This Nikon 18-140mm camera lens features a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for super quiet clicks.
    $499.99
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    "Not Bad...Love it...This great is also very versatile for both landscapes and big group portraits, even in close space....I really enjoy using this lens,its the one I keep on the camera 90% of the time.Focus is quick and very quiet compared to a tamron I have.It is the best focal range for most of what I like to shoot.This lens and a 70-300 tamron are all I usually carry."

    "This great is also very versatile for both landscapes and big group portraits, even in close space."

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    Cover every shot with this all-in-one Nikon 18-140mm camera lens that lets you zoom from wide-angle to telephoto without missing a beat. Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass creates amazing contrast, and the zoom enables crisp images as close as 1.48 feet away. This Nikon 18-140mm camera lens features a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for super quiet clicks.
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    "Love it!...Excellent lens...Great portrait lense...I got a lot of compliments on the pictures I took (at the wedding)."

    "Great portrait lense"

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    Minimize photographic distortions with this Fujifilm 50mm F2 lens. It has a special aspherical lens layer to prevent color fringing and spherical image distortions, and the fast, quiet stepping motor of the autofocus won't startle wildlife or draw unwanted attention. This compact, lightweight Fujifilm 50mm F2 lens is easy to carry and handle.
    $449.99
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    "Love it!...Excellent lens...Great portrait lense...I got a lot of compliments on the pictures I took (at the wedding)."

    "Great portrait lense"

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    Minimize photographic distortions with this Fujifilm 50mm F2 lens. It has a special aspherical lens layer to prevent color fringing and spherical image distortions, and the fast, quiet stepping motor of the autofocus won't startle wildlife or draw unwanted attention. This compact, lightweight Fujifilm 50mm F2 lens is easy to carry and handle.
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    "Love it!...Excellent lens...Great portrait lense...This 50mm is so cool, sharp, very nice lens but it was just too much for my needs."

    "Great portrait lense"

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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.
    $449.99
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    "Love it!...Excellent lens...Great portrait lense...This 50mm is so cool, sharp, very nice lens but it was just too much for my needs."

    "Great portrait lense"

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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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    "Great portrait lens...Great bokeh and super sharp....this lens is perfect for on location portrait engagements."

    "Great portrait lens"

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    Create photographs featuring sharp angles or inspired bokeh with this Sony FE 100 mm lens. Compatible with full-frame Sony E-mount cameras, this versatile lens offers an extra-low dispersion element to eliminate fringing aberrations and ensure crisp portraits. This Sony FE 100mm lens has a customizable focus hold button on the barrel so you can take control of each shot.
    $1,499.99
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    "Great portrait lens...Great bokeh and super sharp....this lens is perfect for on location portrait engagements."

    "Great portrait lens"

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    Create photographs featuring sharp angles or inspired bokeh with this Sony FE 100 mm lens. Compatible with full-frame Sony E-mount cameras, this versatile lens offers an extra-low dispersion element to eliminate fringing aberrations and ensure crisp portraits. This Sony FE 100mm lens has a customizable focus hold button on the barrel so you can take control of each shot.