The Best Lenses That Photographers Use Most for Portraits

 
portrait lenses

Canon Portrait Lenses


Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras
  • f1.2 maximum aperture
  • Ring-type UltraSonic motor (USM), Focal length : 85mm, Closest focusing distance : 3.2 feet
  • EF mount, medium telephoto lens, High-speed AF and circular aperture create shallow depth-of-field
  • 111mm focal length for APS-H sensors, 136mm for APS-C sensors, Lens not zoomable
  • Lens Compatibility Information: Canon EF-S lenses are only compatible with APS-C sensor DSLR cameras. Canon EF lenses are compatible with Canon full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras. 

Canon EF 100mm f-2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

 

  • 100mm focal length,160mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
  • F2.8 maximum aperture; F32 minimum, Closest Focusing Distance- 0.99 ft./0.3m (maximum close-up magnification: 1x)
  • Ring-type ultrasonic-type AF motor with full-time manual focusing
  • Image stabilization, 4 stop Hybrid IS, 67mm filters
  • Lens Construction: 15 elements in 12 groups.
  • Canon's first mid-telephoto macro "L" series lens to include Canon's sophisticated Image Stabilization
  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 100mm 1:2.8
  • Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM; full-time manual focus available.
  • Filter Size: 67mm

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  • Micro UltraSonic Motor (USM),
  • 135mm focal length, Closest focusing distance: 3 feet
  • Ultra-low Dispersion glass with Fluorite elements; inner focusing ring
  • EF mount; telephoto lens
  • f/2 maximum aperture
  • Lens not zoomable

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens

Canon EF 24-70mm f-2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens
  • 24-70mm focal length, 38.4-112mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
  • F2.8 constant maximum aperture; F22 minimum, Ring-type ultrasonic-type AF motor with full-time manual focusing
  • 82mm filters, Closest Focusing Distance: 0.38m/1.25 ft.
  • Image Stabilization: No

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  • EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II telephoto zoom lens
  • Compatible with Canon EOS film and digital SLR cameras, Closest Focusing Distance: 1.2m/3.94 ft. (maximum close-up magnification: 0.21x)
  • Effective focal length:70 - 200 mm,Tripod Collar: Yes
  • 70-200mm with full-frame digital or film cameras, 112-320mm with APS-C sensor cameras,1-Year Warranty
 

Nikon Portrait Lenses


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  • Ultra-fast f1.4 classic portrait lens, Nano Crystal Coat
  • Focal Length: 85 mm, Minimum Focus Distance: 3.0 ft. (0.85m)
  • Optimized for edge to edge sharpness on both FX and DX cameras
  • M/A Focus Mode Switch enables quick changes between manual and autofocus operation
  • Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet autofocus

Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f-1.8G Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • Fast, upgraded f/1.8, compact FX-format prime lens
  • Focal Length-50 mm, Minimum Focus Distance-1.48 ft.(0.45 m)
  • Newly developed optical system with Aspherical lens element, Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
  • M/A Focus Mode Switch, Filter Thread 58 mm, Autofocus: Yes
  • Optimized for edge to edge sharpness on both FX and DX-format D-SLRs
  • Lens not zoomable

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  • Fast-aperture, high performance wide-angle zoom optimized for FX and DX-format sensors and features Nikon’s ED Glass and Nano Crystal Coat
  • Fast, wide-angle to medium Telephoto AF-S zoom lens optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness on both the Nikon FX (23.9 x 36mm) and DX format image sensors
  • Three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements and PGM aspherical lenses control chromatic aberrations while enhancing sharpness and contrast, even at the widest aperture settings
  • Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra high-speed auto focusing with exceptional accuracy and powerful, super-quiet operation
  • Focus as close as 14.9 inches
  • M/A focus mode switch enables quick response to changing situations between manual and auto focus operation
  • Enhanced optical formulas engineered to produce exceptional sharpness, contrast and color, rendering outstanding image integrity
  • Exclusive Nano Crystal Coat further reduces ghosting and flare for even greater image clarity 
  • Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet auto focusing without changing the length of the lens, retaining subject-working distance through the focus range
  • Rugged construction with professional-grade dust and moisture resistance
  • Praised for its reliability and overall image quality, this is a long-time favorite lens of passionate professionals. With a fast fixed aperture of f/2.8 across a 24–70mm zoom range, this lens provides both fine resolution and natural representation. A Nano Crystal Coat helps effectively reduce ghost and flare effects under harsh lighting for greater image clarity. Its Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet auto focusing without changing the length of the lens, so you can retain subject to working distance through the entire focus range.

Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras

 

  • Constant f2.8 3.2x zoom lens developed exclusively for use with Nikon DX Format, optimized for Nikon digital SLRs
  • Dust and waterproof rubber sealing mount. Focal length : 17-55mm
  • High optical performance by aspherical lenses and ED glass elements
  • Silent Wave Motor enables ultra-high-speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and powerful super-quiet operation
  • M/A mode for quick switching between autofocus and manual operation

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