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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for Compact Lenses.

Browse the top-ranked list of Compact Lenses below along with associated reviews and opinions.

Browse the top-ranked list of Compact Lenses below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Top comment

    "Love it...Nice but...Nice compact lens....It might be a little lacking for pros or very experienced amateur photographers, but if you're still a relatively casual photographer like myself, this is a huge step up from the kit lens, and combined with the 50mm 1.8 and a decent zoom lens, it's a great option to get a nice range of focal lengths covered."

    "Nice compact lens."

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    Product Description

    Capture stunning images of wide perspectives with this Canon 9522B002 EF-S wide-angle lens that features an aspheric lens element for high image quality from the center to the edges. The circular, 7-blade aperture delivers soft backgrounds.
    $129.99
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    Was $149.99
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    "Love it...Nice but...Nice compact lens....It might be a little lacking for pros or very experienced amateur photographers, but if you're still a relatively casual photographer like myself, this is a huge step up from the kit lens, and combined with the 50mm 1.8 and a decent zoom lens, it's a great option to get a nice range of focal lengths covered."

    "Nice compact lens."

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    Product Description

    Capture stunning images of wide perspectives with this Canon 9522B002 EF-S wide-angle lens that features an aspheric lens element for high image quality from the center to the edges. The circular, 7-blade aperture delivers soft backgrounds.
  2. Top comment

    "Love it...So good...Compact, lightweight, and very affordable....I would recommend getting this lens over more expensive models if you travel a lot and really need to optimize your space or there is a possibility of damage, you need a quick lens that won't weigh you down, or you really want to break into the portrait scene."

    "Compact, lightweight, and very affordable."

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    Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Standard Lens: Capture important moments in your life with this standard lens, which works with your compatible Canon DSLR EF-mount camera. A circular aperture with 7 blades helps you add creative background blur.
    $125.99
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    "Love it...So good...Compact, lightweight, and very affordable....I would recommend getting this lens over more expensive models if you travel a lot and really need to optimize your space or there is a possibility of damage, you need a quick lens that won't weigh you down, or you really want to break into the portrait scene."

    "Compact, lightweight, and very affordable."

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    Product Description

    Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Standard Lens: Capture important moments in your life with this standard lens, which works with your compatible Canon DSLR EF-mount camera. A circular aperture with 7 blades helps you add creative background blur.
  3. Top comment

    "A gem...Not bad...Compact yet powerful....this is not a bad lens a little better then the kit lens, if your gonna spend 350$ on this you should just pay a couple more 100 to get the g lens, unless this is your budget, does a good job and focus is quick, but at max zoom its not at clear."

    "Compact yet powerful."

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    Product Description

    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.
    $349.99
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    "A gem...Not bad...Compact yet powerful....this is not a bad lens a little better then the kit lens, if your gonna spend 350$ on this you should just pay a couple more 100 to get the g lens, unless this is your budget, does a good job and focus is quick, but at max zoom its not at clear."

    "Compact yet powerful."

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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.
  4. Top comment

    "A gem...Love it...Compact size yet offers lots of options...this is not a bad lens a little better then the kit lens, if your gonna spend 350$ on this you should just pay a couple more 100 to get the g lens, unless this is your budget, does a good job and focus is quick, but at max zoom its not at clear."

    "Compact size yet offers lots of options"

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    Product Description

    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.
    $349.99
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    "A gem...Love it...Compact size yet offers lots of options...this is not a bad lens a little better then the kit lens, if your gonna spend 350$ on this you should just pay a couple more 100 to get the g lens, unless this is your budget, does a good job and focus is quick, but at max zoom its not at clear."

    "Compact size yet offers lots of options"

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    Product Description

    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.
  5. Top comment

    "Love it...Love it!...light compact lens with big lens quality...For me this lens is useful for candid and street photography, it makes a camera like the 5D very un-obtrusive and non threatening, my professional cameras look like slightly oversized consumer superzooms with this lens on them and people go back to acting naturally much more quickly than when a giant white lens is pointed at them."

    "light compact lens with big lens quality"

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    Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Standard Lens: This standard Canon lens offers high-quality image capturing in a small, lightweight lens body, making it a great companion in crowds and public spaces. Its versatile features and easy portability make it especially suited for basic travel, portraits and memento shots.
    $129.99
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    Was $199.99
    Top comment

    "Love it...Love it!...light compact lens with big lens quality...For me this lens is useful for candid and street photography, it makes a camera like the 5D very un-obtrusive and non threatening, my professional cameras look like slightly oversized consumer superzooms with this lens on them and people go back to acting naturally much more quickly than when a giant white lens is pointed at them."

    "light compact lens with big lens quality"

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    Product Description

    Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Standard Lens: This standard Canon lens offers high-quality image capturing in a small, lightweight lens body, making it a great companion in crowds and public spaces. Its versatile features and easy portability make it especially suited for basic travel, portraits and memento shots.
  6. Top comment

    "Love it...Loved it...It's compact and very sharp....Bought this lens a little over a week ago, and I have to say it is a great buy sharp and the picture quality I get from it is superb."

    "It's compact and very sharp."

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    Product Description

    With built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, this Sony SEL35F18 35mm prime lens helps you achieve crisp, clear images with your compatible Sony NEX E-mount camera. The 2 motors offer quiet and smooth operation for shooting videos.
    $424.99
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    Was $449.99
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    "Love it...Loved it...It's compact and very sharp....Bought this lens a little over a week ago, and I have to say it is a great buy sharp and the picture quality I get from it is superb."

    "It's compact and very sharp."

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    Product Description

    With built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, this Sony SEL35F18 35mm prime lens helps you achieve crisp, clear images with your compatible Sony NEX E-mount camera. The 2 motors offer quiet and smooth operation for shooting videos.
  7. Top comment

    "Love it!...Good 35mm...Very compact, light and delivers sharp quality images....Very sharp and fun, this lens is a great compact companion for your Sony-E mount system."

    "Very compact, light and delivers sharp quality images."

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    Capture sharp images with rich contrast and accurate color reproduction using this Sony SEL35F28Z wide-angle lens that is compatible with most Sony a7-series full-frame cameras and features a Carl Zeiss T* coating for optimal clarity.
    $749.99
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    Was $799.99
    Top comment

    "Love it!...Good 35mm...Very compact, light and delivers sharp quality images....Very sharp and fun, this lens is a great compact companion for your Sony-E mount system."

    "Very compact, light and delivers sharp quality images."

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    Product Description

    Capture sharp images with rich contrast and accurate color reproduction using this Sony SEL35F28Z wide-angle lens that is compatible with most Sony a7-series full-frame cameras and features a Carl Zeiss T* coating for optimal clarity.
  8. Top comment

    "Love it...Must buy...Compact, fast, sharp lens, AND affordable!...It is a small lens so if you are going to carry just the camera without a bag, this lens allows for a lighter camera and without a long telephoto zoom lens hanging from the camera."

    "Compact, fast, sharp lens, AND affordable!"

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    Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Standard Lens: Whether you're a beginner or professional, you'll love this compact, lightweight lens from Nikon. The normal angle of view captures approximately what the human eye sees, making it a great all-around lens. Plus, the f/1.8 maximum aperture is ideal for creating softly blurred backgrounds and shooting in low light.
    $169.99
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    Was $199.99
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    "Love it...Must buy...Compact, fast, sharp lens, AND affordable!...It is a small lens so if you are going to carry just the camera without a bag, this lens allows for a lighter camera and without a long telephoto zoom lens hanging from the camera."

    "Compact, fast, sharp lens, AND affordable!"

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    Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Standard Lens: Whether you're a beginner or professional, you'll love this compact, lightweight lens from Nikon. The normal angle of view captures approximately what the human eye sees, making it a great all-around lens. Plus, the f/1.8 maximum aperture is ideal for creating softly blurred backgrounds and shooting in low light.
  9. Top comment

    "Love it...Love it....Great compact all around lens....This is a great Lens,i own some of the professional Lenses from Nikon and this is a great addition to my arsenal very compact and light,its very sharp and fast enough for casual shooting and portraits excellent to take to vacations ,get it now."

    "Great compact all around lens."

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Standard Lens: A perfect everyday lens for any photographer, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G offers fast autofocusing combined with an integrated lens coating to deliver clear and crisp images. The wide-open aperture is ideal for low-light shooting and creating images with beautiful background blur.
    $219.99
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    "Love it...Love it....Great compact all around lens....This is a great Lens,i own some of the professional Lenses from Nikon and this is a great addition to my arsenal very compact and light,its very sharp and fast enough for casual shooting and portraits excellent to take to vacations ,get it now."

    "Great compact all around lens."

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Standard Lens: A perfect everyday lens for any photographer, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G offers fast autofocusing combined with an integrated lens coating to deliver clear and crisp images. The wide-open aperture is ideal for low-light shooting and creating images with beautiful background blur.
  10. Top comment

    "Liked it....Nice lens...Good value, compact...I purchased this lens instead of a 50mm 1.8 because when used with a crop sensor this lens becomes a 50mm, which I think is the best for street photography."

    "Good value, compact"

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    This Sony SEL28F20 lens features a 9-blade circular aperture and ED glass with multicoating, so you can easily capture clear photos with minimal ghosting using your a7-series, 35mm full-frame camera.
    $424.99
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    Was $449.99
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    "Liked it....Nice lens...Good value, compact...I purchased this lens instead of a 50mm 1.8 because when used with a crop sensor this lens becomes a 50mm, which I think is the best for street photography."

    "Good value, compact"

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    This Sony SEL28F20 lens features a 9-blade circular aperture and ED glass with multicoating, so you can easily capture clear photos with minimal ghosting using your a7-series, 35mm full-frame camera.
  11. Model:NS-M3LENS10
    SKU:5086533
    Top comment

    "Love it...Not bad...This gadget is sleek and compact....A very good lens to help with photos for the price, hard to use depending on what phone case you might be using but otherwise a good option in lens"

    "This gadget is sleek and compact."

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    Capture stunning imagery with this Insignia three-lens kit. The wide-angle lens allows you to take extraordinary landscapes, a fisheye lens creates a unique perspective on the world, while the macro lens means you can get in close. This Insignia three-lens kit simply clips onto your phone, and it's all stored in a soft storage pouch for easy transport.
    $22.99
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    "Love it...Not bad...This gadget is sleek and compact....A very good lens to help with photos for the price, hard to use depending on what phone case you might be using but otherwise a good option in lens"

    "This gadget is sleek and compact."

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    Capture stunning imagery with this Insignia three-lens kit. The wide-angle lens allows you to take extraordinary landscapes, a fisheye lens creates a unique perspective on the world, while the macro lens means you can get in close. This Insignia three-lens kit simply clips onto your phone, and it's all stored in a soft storage pouch for easy transport.
  12. Top comment

    "Love it....Good lens...Small, compact telephoto lens....if you need to take same action shots of a game at night, you better have a tripod or better yet, opt for a much faster 75mm f1.8 lens."

    "Small, compact telephoto lens."

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    Product Description

    Capture stunning images with this Olympus M.Zuiko digital ED lens that features a 40-150mm focal length and an f/4.0-5.6 maximum aperture for crisp photos that are full of detail. The lens is compatible with most cameras with a Micro Four Thirds mount.
    $99.99
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    Was $199.99
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    "Love it....Good lens...Small, compact telephoto lens....if you need to take same action shots of a game at night, you better have a tripod or better yet, opt for a much faster 75mm f1.8 lens."

    "Small, compact telephoto lens."

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    Product Description

    Capture stunning images with this Olympus M.Zuiko digital ED lens that features a 40-150mm focal length and an f/4.0-5.6 maximum aperture for crisp photos that are full of detail. The lens is compatible with most cameras with a Micro Four Thirds mount.
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    "Love it....good lens...compact and lightweigthed....I got this lens for $100, not bad for the price, not like their premium lenses but not as expensive, on micro 4/3rds it's about a 300mm magnification!!!"

    "compact and lightweigthed."

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    Capture stunning images with this Olympus M.Zuiko digital ED lens that features a 40-150mm focal length and an f/4.0-5.6 maximum aperture for crisp photos that are full of detail. The lens is compatible with most cameras with a Micro Four Thirds mount.
    $99.99
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    Was $199.99
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    "Love it....good lens...compact and lightweigthed....I got this lens for $100, not bad for the price, not like their premium lenses but not as expensive, on micro 4/3rds it's about a 300mm magnification!!!"

    "compact and lightweigthed."

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    Product Description

    Capture stunning images with this Olympus M.Zuiko digital ED lens that features a 40-150mm focal length and an f/4.0-5.6 maximum aperture for crisp photos that are full of detail. The lens is compatible with most cameras with a Micro Four Thirds mount.
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    "Great lens...Must buy!!...Very compact design and shoots great images....This is a must-have lens for your bag as it is a fast prime with a equivalent 50mm."

    "Very compact design and shoots great images."

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    Add a powerful prime lens to your mirrorless X-series camera with this Fujifilm XF 35mm f/2 R WR lens. A wide aperture allows you to take flawless shots even in lower light conditions, and the fast autofocus motor means you'll never miss a shot. The Nano-GI coating on this Fujifilm XF 35mm f/2 R WR lens reduces ghosting and flare.
    $349.99
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    Was $399.99
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    "Great lens...Must buy!!...Very compact design and shoots great images....This is a must-have lens for your bag as it is a fast prime with a equivalent 50mm."

    "Very compact design and shoots great images."

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    Product Description

    Add a powerful prime lens to your mirrorless X-series camera with this Fujifilm XF 35mm f/2 R WR lens. A wide aperture allows you to take flawless shots even in lower light conditions, and the fast autofocus motor means you'll never miss a shot. The Nano-GI coating on this Fujifilm XF 35mm f/2 R WR lens reduces ghosting and flare.
  15. Top comment

    "very good...Good Lens...Compact, reasonably sharp....Overall a definite must buy, especially if you want a sharp, reasonable fast pancake lens and cannot stand the 16mm."

    "Compact, reasonably sharp."

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    Product Description

    Shoot high-resolution photos in a wide range of situations with this Sony SEL20F28 fixed lens, which features a 20mm focal length for crisp shots with sharp contrast. The aluminum-alloy barrel and molded-plastic component offer lightweight durability.
    $299.99
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    Was $349.99
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    "very good...Good Lens...Compact, reasonably sharp....Overall a definite must buy, especially if you want a sharp, reasonable fast pancake lens and cannot stand the 16mm."

    "Compact, reasonably sharp."

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    Product Description

    Shoot high-resolution photos in a wide range of situations with this Sony SEL20F28 fixed lens, which features a 20mm focal length for crisp shots with sharp contrast. The aluminum-alloy barrel and molded-plastic component offer lightweight durability.