The 10 Best Prime Lenses For Canon

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This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in August of 2018. While a lot of shooters prefer zooms for their versatility, many pros know that prime lenses are likely to be sharper, as manufacturers only have to optimize their performance at one focal length. The options for Canon on our list are ideal for everyone from street photographers and portrait artists to filmmakers and product specialists. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best prime lens for canon on Amazon.

10. EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

9. EF 14mm f/2.8L II

8. Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art DG

7. EF 24mm f/1.4L II

6. Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG Art

5. EF 50mm f/1.2L

4. Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG Art

3. EF 85mm f/1.2L II

2. EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro

1. EF 35mm f1.4L II


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on August 21, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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