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

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    "It is fun to use...I love this baby...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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    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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    "It is fun to use...I love this baby...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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    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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    "Its a great lens...The price is low...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.
    Your price for this item is $479.99
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    "Its a great lens...The price is low...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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    "The lens is great...It's a great lens...Great portrait lens and price...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"

    "Great portrait lens and price"

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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.
    Your price for this item is $549.99
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    The previous price was $599.99
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    "The lens is great...It's a great lens...Great portrait lens and price...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"

    "Great portrait lens and price"

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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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    "This 85 is great...The lens is great...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.
    Your price for this item is $1,899.99
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    The previous price was $1,999.99
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    "This 85 is great...The lens is great...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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    "I love this lens...My new found love...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.
    Your price for this item is $999.99
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    "I love this lens...My new found love...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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    "Very easy to use...my wife loved it...It took beautiful portraits....This is a good zoom for beggining.Good image quality in outdoors.Best if used with a tripod or monopod.There is no image stablizer so the futher you zoom the steadier the camera has to be.On the plus side with it being an EF lens you can buy an inexpensive teleconverter and double your zoom.All in all a good lens for being part of a package"

    "It took beautiful portraits."

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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.

    Your price for this item is $199.99
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    "Very easy to use...my wife loved it...It took beautiful portraits....This is a good zoom for beggining.Good image quality in outdoors.Best if used with a tripod or monopod.There is no image stablizer so the futher you zoom the steadier the camera has to be.On the plus side with it being an EF lens you can buy an inexpensive teleconverter and double your zoom.All in all a good lens for being part of a package"

    "It took beautiful portraits."

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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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    "Nice Bokeh & Sharpness...Clarity and sharp image...Best of the best portrait lens and more...It is good for portraits and not so much for video or movies"

    "Best of the best portrait lens and more"

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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.
    Your price for this item is $1,799.99
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    "Nice Bokeh & Sharpness...Clarity and sharp image...Best of the best portrait lens and more...It is good for portraits and not so much for video or movies"

    "Best of the best portrait lens and more"

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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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    "My wife loves it...Get the job done...Beautiful Portrait Lens...I love taking pictures it's just my hobby that I love to do and with this extended lens I get to take more pictures further away I can't wait to get the next lens that's even further"

    "Beautiful Portrait Lens"

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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.
    Your price for this item is $349.99
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    "My wife loves it...Get the job done...Beautiful Portrait Lens...I love taking pictures it's just my hobby that I love to do and with this extended lens I get to take more pictures further away I can't wait to get the next lens that's even further"

    "Beautiful Portrait Lens"

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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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    "My wife loves it...Easy to use lens...Beautiful Portrait Lens...I took the lens for a test drive on my Alaska Cruise vacation and ended up with some nice pics, I did also use a Rocket Fish P.Filter and UV.Filter to prevent any glare on my pics and to protect it from getting scratched"

    "Beautiful Portrait Lens"

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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.
    Your price for this item is $349.99
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    "My wife loves it...Easy to use lens...Beautiful Portrait Lens...I took the lens for a test drive on my Alaska Cruise vacation and ended up with some nice pics, I did also use a Rocket Fish P.Filter and UV.Filter to prevent any glare on my pics and to protect it from getting scratched"

    "Beautiful Portrait Lens"

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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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    "Best DX kit lens...Its a great lens...Great for portraits....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"

    "Great for portraits."

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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.
    Your price for this item is $499.99
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    "Best DX kit lens...Its a great lens...Great for portraits....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"

    "Great for portraits."

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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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    "Get the job done...Very easy to use...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.
    Your price for this item is $299.99
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    "Get the job done...Very easy to use...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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    "I love this lens...My wife loves it...Great lens for sports and portraits...If you compared this to the 5 or 600 nikon prime which is almost the cost of a car this lens isn't as sharp, but it's 1399 not 13000.00... Buy it you will be happy with it The only reason it got 4 starts is from the weight and the inability to use the 5.6 on a crop body and I have had 2 copies and it'sn't a defective lens...do your research on this lens"

    "Great lens for sports and portraits"

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Super Telephoto Zoom Lens: Designed for use with most Nikon cameras with an F-Mount, this super telephoto zoom lens lets you capture birds, wildlife, motorsports and events in crisp clarity. The f/5.6 constant aperture helps you achieve out-of-focus backgrounds and lets you shoot in dim lighting.
    Your price for this item is $1,399.99
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    "I love this lens...My wife loves it...Great lens for sports and portraits...If you compared this to the 5 or 600 nikon prime which is almost the cost of a car this lens isn't as sharp, but it's 1399 not 13000.00... Buy it you will be happy with it The only reason it got 4 starts is from the weight and the inability to use the 5.6 on a crop body and I have had 2 copies and it'sn't a defective lens...do your research on this lens"

    "Great lens for sports and portraits"

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Super Telephoto Zoom Lens: Designed for use with most Nikon cameras with an F-Mount, this super telephoto zoom lens lets you capture birds, wildlife, motorsports and events in crisp clarity. The f/5.6 constant aperture helps you achieve out-of-focus backgrounds and lets you shoot in dim lighting.
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    "Great bokeh and super sharp...this lens is perfect for on location portrait engagements...Great portrait lens"

    "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.
    Your price for this item is $1,499.99
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    "Great bokeh and super sharp...this lens is perfect for on location portrait engagements...Great portrait lens"

    "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.
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    "A very good lens...I love this lens...more reach and perfect for the sports, wildlife, and portrait...I don't use tripods very much so it works well for me but it is so heavy that I wouldn't want to try this lens on a tripod anyway since it doesn't have the tripod mount"

    "more reach and perfect for the sports, wildlife, and portrait"

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    Get a little closer to your subject with this Sony 70-300mm lens. Built-in optical stabilization delivers solid results even under low-light conditions, and the dust-resistant design helps prevent speckles from forming on the sensor itself. Narrower apertures from f/4.5-5.6 ensure you get wider depths of field with this Sony 70-300mm lens.
    Your price for this item is $1,099.99
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    The previous price was $1,199.99
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    "A very good lens...I love this lens...more reach and perfect for the sports, wildlife, and portrait...I don't use tripods very much so it works well for me but it is so heavy that I wouldn't want to try this lens on a tripod anyway since it doesn't have the tripod mount"

    "more reach and perfect for the sports, wildlife, and portrait"

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    Get a little closer to your subject with this Sony 70-300mm lens. Built-in optical stabilization delivers solid results even under low-light conditions, and the dust-resistant design helps prevent speckles from forming on the sensor itself. Narrower apertures from f/4.5-5.6 ensure you get wider depths of field with this Sony 70-300mm lens.
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    "superb tele photo lens...It's that good and you'll not regret it one iota...For portraits, there is not much to say but HOLY COW!..., this is the best portrait lens I've ever used, and yes with over 150,000 images from the legend portrait lenses, I can stand by that statement"

    "For portraits, there is not much to say but HOLY COW!"

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II Telephoto Lens: Get clear, accurate shots thanks to the Nano Crystal Coat and Extra-low Dispersion glass elements of this lens. Multiple shooting modes allow easy switching from auto to manual focusing.
    Your price for this item is $5,699.99
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    "superb tele photo lens...It's that good and you'll not regret it one iota...For portraits, there is not much to say but HOLY COW!..., this is the best portrait lens I've ever used, and yes with over 150,000 images from the legend portrait lenses, I can stand by that statement"

    "For portraits, there is not much to say but HOLY COW!"

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II Telephoto Lens: Get clear, accurate shots thanks to the Nano Crystal Coat and Extra-low Dispersion glass elements of this lens. Multiple shooting modes allow easy switching from auto to manual focusing.