Capture life’s defining moments

NIKKOR lenses for photographing people and events excel at capturing the intimacy of human emotions in crisp clarity. With great speed and amazing depth, they're ideal for softening backgrounds and making your subject stand out - even in challenging light. Whether you're snapping a head shot or capturing celebrations as they unfold, NIKKOR portrait lenses will give you outstanding results.


Characteristics of a Portrait Lens

Blurred backgrounds

Fast lenses have a wider aperture, allowing in more light in less time. They help you to give sharp focus to your subjects, while letting backgrounds softly fall away.

Sharp shots in low light

Shoot crisp candid shots at dimly-lit wedding receptions, restaurants or nightclubs - without the blur.

Fast focus

Capture pin-sharp portraits with impressive detail and vibrant colour reproduction.

Prime vs. Zoom

Prime Lenses

  • Compact and easy to carry
  • Great in low light scenes for use with natural light
  • Largest apertures for softer backgrounds

Zoom Lenses

  • Great for wide, mid-range and close-up shots all in one lens
  • Zoom in without having to change your position
  • Typically offer Vibration Reduction (VR)