10 Best Portrait Lens For Nikons 2021

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Lens – ⭐ Best Overall Portrait Lens For Nikon

2199 by Nikon

  • Release date: 01/17/2019
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 0.41 pounds
  • Dimensions: 2.1 x 2.8 x 2.8 inches
  • Warranty: 1 year coverage for parts
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Lens
  • Fast, upgraded f/1.8, compact FX format prime lens. The picture angle with 35 millimeter (135) format is 47 degree and the maximum reproduction ratio is 0.15X
  • Focal length 50 millimeter, minimum focus distance 1.48 feet (0.45 meter)
  • Newly developed optical system with aspherical lens element, exclusive Nikon silent wave motor (SWM)
  • M/a focus mode switch, filter thread 58 millimeter, autofocus: Yes. Dimensions (approx.) (from the camera lens mounting flange): Approximately 2.83 inches diameter x 2.01 inches
  • Optimized for edge to edge sharpness on both fx and dx format d SLRS
  • Lens not zoomable

Nikon AF FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens for Nikon DSLR

2137 by Nikon

  • Release date: 08/01/2018
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 0.34 pounds
  • Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Warranty: 1 year coverage for parts
Nikon AF FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens for Nikon DSLR
  • Note : Autofocus system is compatible with select Nikon DSLRs that support D-type lenses, and offers quick and precise focusing performance. Autofocus is not supported by DSLRs lacking an autofocus motor, such as the D3000-series, D5000-series, D40, D40X, and D60, where the lens may be used with manual focus only
  • Lens not zoomable. Focal Length : 50 millimeter , Minimum Focus Distance - 1.5 ft.( 0.45 meter)
  • FX in DX Crop Mode 35 millimeter Film; Lens Case: CL-30S
  • NOTE: Refer the User Manual before use. Maximum angle of view (DX-format) 31°30'
  • NOTE: Autofocus is not supported by DSLRs lacking an autofocus motor, such as the D3000-series, D5000-series, D40, D40X, and D60, where the Nikon AF FX NIKKOR 50 millimeter f/1.8D may be used with manual focus only.Maximum Angle of View (FX-format):46°
  • High-speed normal lens. Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 0.15x
  • Great for travel and for shooting full-length portraits in available light
  • Distortion-free images with superb resolution and color rendition
  • Provides high-contrast images even at maximum aperture
  • Format Compatibility: Nikon FX/35mm Film and Nikon DX
  • Autofocus operation with this lens is possible with Nikon autofocus cameras (except the F3AF); manual focus possible via separate focusing ring with all Nikon SLRs. Compatibility includes D3200 and D5200 cameras.

YONGNUO YN50mm F1.8N Standard Prime Lens Large Aperture Auto Manual – 💲 Best Budget Portrait Lens For Nikon

YN50mm F1.8 N by YONGNUO

  • Release date: 09/01/2018
  • Color: black
  • Weight: 0.45 pounds
  • Dimensions: 3.4 x 3.5 x 3.3 inches
  • Warranty: 1 Year
YONGNUO YN50mm F1.8N Standard Prime Lens Large Aperture Auto Manual
  • F/1.8 large aperture which helps to separate the subject from background;
  • A great prime lens that is an excellent addition to the Nikon 12-50mm kit lens;
  • Supports auto focus and manual focus modes;Supports full-frame and APS-C format cameras;
  • Adopts gold plated metal contacts, which effectively improves the signal conductivity and corrosion resistance;
  • Supports M/AV/TV/P and other camera shooting modes, and parameters used to take pictures can be displayed in the EXIF Information;

VILTROX 85mm F1.8 STM Autofocus Large Aperture Full-Frame Portrait Lens

VILTROX 85mm F1.8 for Nikon by VILTROX

VILTROX 85mm F1.8 STM Autofocus Large Aperture Full-Frame Portrait Lens
  • 【SUPPORT AUTO FOCUS & EYE FOCUS】Adopts steady, quick and smooth AUTO FOCUS, Which can capture the high speed moving objects, widely compatible with Full Frame cameras, after installing Nikon Z camera, support Sony body to view aperture, shutter, exposure compensation and others.
  • 【85MM F1.8 STM AF LENS】The 85mm focal length can be easily switched between a half-length portrait and a full-length portrait. Whether it's a full-frame body or APS-C, you will find that you always have the right distance from the subject when using the 85mm lens. F1.8 Large Aperture offers beautiful defocusing effects and enables massive amount of light for low-light or dimly lit shooting scenarios.
  • 【10 ELEMENTS IN 7 GROUPS】Features with 10 elements in 7 groups, ideal aperture with 9 blades. New optical technology for good image quality.85mm large aperture telephoto portrait fixed-focus lens, support NikonZ mount. The lens has excellent close-up shooting ability, focusing distance is 80cm~∞and the image ratio of small object distance can reach 1: 8.
  • 【PRECISE METAL ELECTRONIC CONTACT】The lens is equipped with built-in metal electronic contacts, supports EXIF information transmission, electronic automatic iris adjustment, can record digital photo attribute information and shooting data. The lens bottom has micro USB upgraded port, can download newest firmware from VILTROX website to make to make greater lens performance.
  • 【DURABLE & LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURE WITH LOTUS HOOD PROTECTION】The All-metal body structure ensures lens assembly accuracy and durability, which only weight 540g lighter than the original version ; Designed with LOTUS LENS HOOD which can be used to reduce flare or scattering light of ghosts and avoid rain, snow or sticking to the front of the lens.

Lightdow 85mm F1.8 Medium Telephoto Manual Focus Full Frame Portrait

KD-8518N by Lightdow

  • Color: For Nikon Dslr
  • Dimensions: 4.3 x 2.8 x 2.8 inches
Lightdow 85mm F1.8 Medium Telephoto Manual Focus Full Frame Portrait
  • - 8 pieces of circular aperture, smooth and large focus rings internal focusing(IF)
  • - hybrid aspherical lenses (H-ASP), ultra multi coating(UMC)
  • - Compatible with Nikon D850, D810, D800, D750, D700, D610, D300, D3100, D3200, D3300, D3400, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600, D7000, D7100, D7200, D7500, D50, D60, D90, Df, D3, D3X etc.
  • Warm Tips: This is a MANUAL lens, NO Electronic Contacts, your camera will not detect the lens when mounted, that's why it shows not connecting properly, please switch to MF MODE in order to use this lens correctly. Tips to use our Manual Lens: 1) Set the mode dial to Manual (M). 2) Set the Release w/o Lens option in the camera menu to Enable. 3) Set the Shutter lock option in the camera menu to Off: no lens.
  • - Large Aperture with a pleasing bokeh quality to further enhance shallow depth of field images

Neewer 85mm f/1.8 Manual Focus Aspherical Medium Telephoto Lens for

10089373 by Neewer

Neewer 85mm f/1.8 Manual Focus Aspherical Medium Telephoto Lens for
  • INCREASE YOUR CONTROL - With a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture, you'll retain an impressive level of control over depth of field making this an ideal lens for selective focus techniques. With an elegant, all metal design that improves and enhances tactile response, once you get your hands on 85mm f/1.8 lens, you will be continually inspired to bring your photography to the next level
  • EXCEPTIONAL BUILD QUALITY - 8MM f/3.5 metal lens construction with a hybrid aspherical element and multi-layer lens coating will unlock powerful viewing angles as well as sharply defined images
  • ENHANCED AND DYNAMIC FEATURES - Added conveniences and attention to detail make the 85mm a natural choice for photographers who want to up their game. HD Super Multi-Coating applied to the lens, limits flare and ghosting for stunning contrast
  • EXCELS IN LOW LIGHT SITUATIONS - This f/1.8 aperture setting allows for optimal working conditions for shooting both landscapes and portraits, even in extremely low light. Capture incredible photos with brilliant color in environments other lenses would fade
  • MANUAL SUPER SMOOTH FOCUS - Since this lens contains no electronics, the mechanics of it's focusing ring are smooth and precise. A highly accurate tactile control allows you to obtain crystal clear images at ranges as close as 2.8 feet

NIKON NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Portrait Fast Prime Lens – 👑 Premium Pick

20090 by Nikon

  • Release date: 09/05/2019
  • Weight: 1.04 pounds
  • Dimensions: 3.9 x 3 x 3 inches
  • Warranty: All new Nikon cameras, lenses, flashes and accessories include a one-year limited warranty. During this period, if the product is found to be defective in material or workmanship, Nikon Inc or one of its authorized repair facilities will either repair or
NIKON NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Portrait Fast Prime Lens
  • 85mm f/1.8 lens with nine blade diaphragm for soft rounded book
  • Lens features 2 ED glass elements and Nano Crystal coating for lifelike accuracy
  • Dust and drip resistant, the lens is extensively sealed to keep out dust and moisture
  • Features customizable control ring

MEKE 85mm F1.8 Auto Focus Full Frame Large Aperture Lens

MK-8518 Nikon F by MEKE

MEKE 85mm F1.8 Auto Focus Full Frame Large Aperture Lens
  • Standard 85mm full frame lens for portrait, subject, archiecture and landscape photography.
  • Wide aperture of f1.8 with 9 diaphragm blades, designed to produce super smooth round blur effect (bokeh).
  • Lens consturction is 9 elements in 6 groups with decent build quality, capable of delivering sharp and clear images.
  • Compatible with Nikon APS-C frame cameras, the equivalent focal length is 127.5mm.
  • Features micro USB firmware upgrade interface, enables you to upgrade the lens online

VILTROX 85mm F1.8 STM Autofocus Large Aperture Full-Frame Portrait Lens

03214-Z-1 by VILTROX

  • Dimensions: 3.1 x 3.1 x 3.6 inches
VILTROX 85mm F1.8 STM Autofocus Large Aperture Full-Frame Portrait Lens
  • 85MM F1.8 STM AF LENS---The 85mm focal length can be easily switched between a half-length portrait and a full-length portrait. Whether it's a full-frame body or APS-C, you will find that you always have the right distance from the subject when using the 85mm lens. F1.8 Large Aperture offers beautiful defocusing effects and enables massive amount of light for low-light or dimly lit shooting scenarios.
  • SUPPORT AUTO FOCUS & EYE FOCUS---Adopts steady, quick and smooth AUTO FOCUS, Which can capture the high speed moving objects, widely compatible with Full Frame cameras, after installing Nikon Z camera, support Sony body to view aperture, shutter, exposure compensation and others.
  • 10 ELEMENTS IN 7 GROUPS---Features with 10 elements in 7 groups, ideal aperture with 9 blades. New optical technology for good image quality.85mm large aperture telephoto portrait fixed-focus lens, support NikonZ mount. The lens has excellent close-up shooting ability, focusing distance is 80cm~∞and the image ratio of small object distance can reach 1: 8.
  • DURABLE & LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURE WITH LOTUS HOOD PROTECTION---The All-metal body structure ensures lens assembly accuracy and durability, which only weight 540g lighter than the original version ; Designed with LOTUS LENS HOOD which can be used to reduce flare or scattering light of ghosts and avoid rain, snow or sticking to the front of the lens.
  • PRECISE METAL ELECTRONIC CONTAC---The lens is equipped with built-in metal electronic contacts, supports EXIF information transmission, electronic automatic iris adjustment, can record digital photo attribute information and shooting data. The lens bottom has micro USB upgraded port, can download newest firmware from VILTROX website to make to make greater lens performance.

MEKE 85mm F2.8 Macro Medium Telephoto 1.5:1 Ratio Manual Focus

MK-85mm-N by MEKE

  • Color: Macro Lens 85mm F2.8 for Nikon
  • Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.6 inches
MEKE 85mm F2.8 Macro Medium Telephoto 1.5:1 Ratio Manual Focus
  • Classic 85mm fixed focal length portrait lens plus maximum1.5:1 ratio macro lens in one
  • With a wide aperture of f2.8 and 12 diaphragm blades, the lens could produce creamy smooth background blur effect (bokeh), great for portrait photography
  • With a lens structure of 8 groups 11 elements, the lens can deliver super sharp image
  • Compatible with Nikon F mount full frame and aps-c format cameras such as d850 d800 d600 d610 d5300 d7000 and so on
  • Lens Not Attached : MANUAL LENS need you to enable "M mode " or "Release without lens" in the setting of camera

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