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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for fast prime lens.

Prime lenses are designed for a specific focal length and they usually offer a wider maximum aperture. That makes them excellent for low-light photography and shallow depth of field. They're also smaller and lighter, so carrying them around is no problem. Browse the top-ranked list of fast prime lenses below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Fujinon - GF55mm F1.7 R WR Standard Prime Lens G-mount for GFX System - Front_Zoom

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    Create images and video that inspires with Fujinon GF55mmF1.7 R WR. Its fast F1.7 maximum aperture and 11 aperture blades combine to produce sumptuous bokeh, while its natural viewing angle brings it closer to representing what is seen by the human eye more than any G Mount lens has ever done before. It may be ideally suited for documentary, editorial, travel and environmental portraiture, but it is certainly versatile enough to be useful almost anywhere. With its weather-resistant design and modest weight of only 1.72 lbs. (780g), it’s easy to see why GF55mF1.7R WR is the perfect partner for almost any adventure.
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    Create images and video that inspires with Fujinon GF55mmF1.7 R WR. Its fast F1.7 maximum aperture and 11 aperture blades combine to produce sumptuous bokeh, while its natural viewing angle brings it closer to representing what is seen by the human eye more than any G Mount lens has ever done before. It may be ideally suited for documentary, editorial, travel and environmental portraiture, but it is certainly versatile enough to be useful almost anywhere. With its weather-resistant design and modest weight of only 1.72 lbs. (780g), it’s easy to see why GF55mF1.7R WR is the perfect partner for almost any adventure.
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  2. NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 Standard Prime Lens for Nikon Z Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Being a prime lens, it has its limitations but its hard to complain avout it at the price....Lovely affordable lens...Very good sharpness and fast!"

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    The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 excels at the capture of daily snapshots comfortably and intuitively. What’s more, you can respond immediately to the fast changing moments of street photography; and more. Get excellent image quality with its street smart 28mm perspective—42mm on DX cameras (35mm equivalent) and fast f/2.8 maximum aperture.
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    "Being a prime lens, it has its limitations but its hard to complain avout it at the price....Lovely affordable lens...Very good sharpness and fast!"

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    The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 excels at the capture of daily snapshots comfortably and intuitively. What’s more, you can respond immediately to the fast changing moments of street photography; and more. Get excellent image quality with its street smart 28mm perspective—42mm on DX cameras (35mm equivalent) and fast f/2.8 maximum aperture.
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  3. NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 Standard Prime Lens for Nikon Z Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great prime...Great little prime lens for walking around with. Nice and light....Great lens...Nice little prime lens, the best of both worlds from the 35mm and 50mm!"

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    A compact, lightweight prime with a versatile 40mm view and fast f/2 maximum aperture. Wide enough for street work, landscapes and interiors. Tight enough for authentic portraits and candid shots. Excellent subject/background separation with a natural, soft bokeh. Fast, near-silent autofocus with close focusing capabilities. Your camera's ideal companion for all your creative journeys.
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    "Great prime...Great little prime lens for walking around with. Nice and light....Great lens...Nice little prime lens, the best of both worlds from the 35mm and 50mm!"

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    A compact, lightweight prime with a versatile 40mm view and fast f/2 maximum aperture. Wide enough for street work, landscapes and interiors. Tight enough for authentic portraits and candid shots. Excellent subject/background separation with a natural, soft bokeh. Fast, near-silent autofocus with close focusing capabilities. Your camera's ideal companion for all your creative journeys.
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  4. Sony - FE 20mm f/1.8 G Ultra Wide Angle Prime Lens for E-mount Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Nice prime...Everything you expect from a sony prime lens....Sharp prime lens...Sharp and fast. If you landscapes and low light then this is a must have."

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    This ultra-wide 20mm prime G Lens offers outstanding corner-to-corner sharpness with a fast F1.8 max. aperture, making it ideal for a wide variety of scenarios like landscape, street, starry-nights and environmental portraits. Furthermore, the XD (Extreme Dynamic) Linear focus motors track focus flawlessly. The features and lightweight design make this lens ideal for videographers and vloggers as well.
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    "Nice prime...Everything you expect from a sony prime lens....Sharp prime lens...Sharp and fast. If you landscapes and low light then this is a must have."

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    This ultra-wide 20mm prime G Lens offers outstanding corner-to-corner sharpness with a fast F1.8 max. aperture, making it ideal for a wide variety of scenarios like landscape, street, starry-nights and environmental portraits. Furthermore, the XD (Extreme Dynamic) Linear focus motors track focus flawlessly. The features and lightweight design make this lens ideal for videographers and vloggers as well.
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  5. XF 35mm f/2 R WR Standard Lens for Fujifilm X-Mount System Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Quick, light lens - Another great piece of glass...If you want a single prime lens for walking around and shooting, this is a great start. ...Excellent fast prime!...Great fast piece of glass. Amazing control and image queality. "

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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.
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    "Quick, light lens - Another great piece of glass...If you want a single prime lens for walking around and shooting, this is a great start. ...Excellent fast prime!...Great fast piece of glass. Amazing control and image queality. "

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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.
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  6. Sigma - 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Standard Zoom Lens for Canon - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Sharp Prime Lens...A very solid, sharp lens that acts as 3 primes between 18 & 35 mm. Although a bit heavy it is fairly ideal for handheld photography on the move (portraits & landscapes)....Best lens in my arsenal! 5 Prime lenses in one with 1.8f for all mm’s. "

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    Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art DC HSM Zoom Lens: This zoom lens fits select Canon DSLR cameras and features a hypersonic motor for fast autofocusing and low operating volume. The zoom lens style captures detailed photos in a variety of settings.
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    "Sharp Prime Lens...A very solid, sharp lens that acts as 3 primes between 18 & 35 mm. Although a bit heavy it is fairly ideal for handheld photography on the move (portraits & landscapes)....Best lens in my arsenal! 5 Prime lenses in one with 1.8f for all mm’s. "

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    Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art DC HSM Zoom Lens: This zoom lens fits select Canon DSLR cameras and features a hypersonic motor for fast autofocusing and low operating volume. The zoom lens style captures detailed photos in a variety of settings.
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  7. Canon - RF85mm F2 Macro IS STM Medium Telephoto Lensfor EOS R-Series Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Lens...When I bought this lens I was sort of skeptical of using an 85mm prime. ...Great Lens, Low Price...This is a nice prime lens for its low price. Great for low light and produces great looking images."

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    The RF85mm F2 Macro IS STM medium telephoto lens expands on the versatility of bright, macro, IS equipped prime lenses built for the EOS R system. With a focal length of 85 millimeters and a bright, maximum aperture of f/2 for beautiful bokeh, this versatile lens is a great choice for portraits and street photography, as well as low light scenes or during concerts, and with the addition of macro capability, even close-up and macro photography will provide stellar results. The RF85mm F2 Macro IS STM is a lightweight, affordable lens that boasts high image quality and an impressive optical image stabilization system offering up to 5 stops of shake correction ideal for low-light scenes or when recording video, and featuring Hybrid IS enables stabilization when focusing on macro, close-range subjects. Like the RF35mm F1.8 Macro IS USM, it also includes half-size macro functionality allowing for a minimum focusing distance as close as 1.15 ft. With a built-in customizable control ring and a fast 12-pin communication system, the RF85mm F2 Macro IS STM is an ideal travel companion for your portrait, macro, low-light, and video needs.
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    "Lens...When I bought this lens I was sort of skeptical of using an 85mm prime. ...Great Lens, Low Price...This is a nice prime lens for its low price. Great for low light and produces great looking images."

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    The RF85mm F2 Macro IS STM medium telephoto lens expands on the versatility of bright, macro, IS equipped prime lenses built for the EOS R system. With a focal length of 85 millimeters and a bright, maximum aperture of f/2 for beautiful bokeh, this versatile lens is a great choice for portraits and street photography, as well as low light scenes or during concerts, and with the addition of macro capability, even close-up and macro photography will provide stellar results. The RF85mm F2 Macro IS STM is a lightweight, affordable lens that boasts high image quality and an impressive optical image stabilization system offering up to 5 stops of shake correction ideal for low-light scenes or when recording video, and featuring Hybrid IS enables stabilization when focusing on macro, close-range subjects. Like the RF35mm F1.8 Macro IS USM, it also includes half-size macro functionality allowing for a minimum focusing distance as close as 1.15 ft. With a built-in customizable control ring and a fast 12-pin communication system, the RF85mm F2 Macro IS STM is an ideal travel companion for your portrait, macro, low-light, and video needs.
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  8. Tamron - 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony E-Mount - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great Lens...Great product delivery's great quality pictures. Perfect for my sports len. Thinking of purchasing another lens from This brand. ...I’ve added this lens to my other 2 Tamron fast zooms - the 17-28 and 28-75 f/2.8, so I now own the “holy trinity”. "

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    The Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056) is a large-aperture telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The greatest feature is its outstanding performance even while attaining a fast F/2.8 aperture across the entire zoom range and offering the world's lightest and most compact package with a filter diameter of 67mm, maximum diameter of 81mm, 149mm (5.9 in) length (at the 70mm setting) and a weight of 810g (28.6 oz). Thanks to the generous use of special lens elements, the 70-180mm F/2.8 achieves excellent image quality, and with the short MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.85m (33.5 in), it also broadens the possibilities for photographic expression. For enhanced AF drive efficiency, Tamron has developed the VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive), a linear motor focus mechanism that delivers excellent quietness and agile performance, thereby producing the high level of autofocusing speed and precision. Additionally, a floating system is used to achieve excellent optical performance at all shooting distances. By simultaneously operating two VXD units via electronic control, the system produces clear and sharp images of all objects near and far. Moisture-resistant construction and Fluorine coating are employed to facilitate outdoor shooting, and the lens is fully compatible with camera-specific features like Fast Hybrid AF. This remarkable 70-180mm F/2.8 is the third member of Tamron's exciting trio of fast F/2.8 zoom lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras.
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    "Great Lens...Great product delivery's great quality pictures. Perfect for my sports len. Thinking of purchasing another lens from This brand. ...I’ve added this lens to my other 2 Tamron fast zooms - the 17-28 and 28-75 f/2.8, so I now own the “holy trinity”. "

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    Product Description

    The Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056) is a large-aperture telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The greatest feature is its outstanding performance even while attaining a fast F/2.8 aperture across the entire zoom range and offering the world's lightest and most compact package with a filter diameter of 67mm, maximum diameter of 81mm, 149mm (5.9 in) length (at the 70mm setting) and a weight of 810g (28.6 oz). Thanks to the generous use of special lens elements, the 70-180mm F/2.8 achieves excellent image quality, and with the short MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.85m (33.5 in), it also broadens the possibilities for photographic expression. For enhanced AF drive efficiency, Tamron has developed the VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive), a linear motor focus mechanism that delivers excellent quietness and agile performance, thereby producing the high level of autofocusing speed and precision. Additionally, a floating system is used to achieve excellent optical performance at all shooting distances. By simultaneously operating two VXD units via electronic control, the system produces clear and sharp images of all objects near and far. Moisture-resistant construction and Fluorine coating are employed to facilitate outdoor shooting, and the lens is fully compatible with camera-specific features like Fast Hybrid AF. This remarkable 70-180mm F/2.8 is the third member of Tamron's exciting trio of fast F/2.8 zoom lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras.
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  9. Tamron - 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Standard Zoom Lens for Sony E-Mount - Front_Zoom
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    "Versatile and reliable zoom lens...Good, everyday versatile, starter zoom lens for everyday use. Solid build, sharp pictures, but not as sharp as a prime lens of course. ...Solid zoom lens...I have no complaints fast auto focus and a nice image. Lightweight in my opinion"

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    The Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 (Model A063) provides outstanding resolution and superb overall performance in a lightweight and compact zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. High definition and spectacular image quality are the key areas of advancements. The Model A063 features a redesigned optical system but maintains a size similar to its predecessor. The lens provides exceptionally strong optical performance, edge-to-edge across the frame, throughout the entire zoom range, along with the soft, beautiful bokeh effects that are distinctive to fast aperture lenses. The lens features Tamron’s VXD autofocus motor to enable high speed, high precision auto-focusing. Closeup shooting capabilities have also been improved and achieve an MOD of 7.1” at 28mm and a maximum image magnification ratio of 1:2.7. It is equipped with new, groundbreaking features that enable users to easily perform customization and firmware updates themselves. For example, users can reverse the direction of the focus ring for manual focus operation. Additionally, Tamron has adopted a new design with improved ergonomics and revised the exterior coating of the lens body to improve scratch resistance. The filter size is 67mm, which is standard among Tamron's fast aperture zoom lens series and enables the sharing of lens caps, filters, and other accessories. In addition to features such as Moisture-Resistant Construction and a protective Fluorine Coating, the lens supports various features built into Sony E-Mount cameras, including Fast Hybrid AF, Eye AF and in-camera lens corrections (shading, chromatic aberration, distortion).
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    "Versatile and reliable zoom lens...Good, everyday versatile, starter zoom lens for everyday use. Solid build, sharp pictures, but not as sharp as a prime lens of course. ...Solid zoom lens...I have no complaints fast auto focus and a nice image. Lightweight in my opinion"

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    The Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 (Model A063) provides outstanding resolution and superb overall performance in a lightweight and compact zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. High definition and spectacular image quality are the key areas of advancements. The Model A063 features a redesigned optical system but maintains a size similar to its predecessor. The lens provides exceptionally strong optical performance, edge-to-edge across the frame, throughout the entire zoom range, along with the soft, beautiful bokeh effects that are distinctive to fast aperture lenses. The lens features Tamron’s VXD autofocus motor to enable high speed, high precision auto-focusing. Closeup shooting capabilities have also been improved and achieve an MOD of 7.1” at 28mm and a maximum image magnification ratio of 1:2.7. It is equipped with new, groundbreaking features that enable users to easily perform customization and firmware updates themselves. For example, users can reverse the direction of the focus ring for manual focus operation. Additionally, Tamron has adopted a new design with improved ergonomics and revised the exterior coating of the lens body to improve scratch resistance. The filter size is 67mm, which is standard among Tamron's fast aperture zoom lens series and enables the sharing of lens caps, filters, and other accessories. In addition to features such as Moisture-Resistant Construction and a protective Fluorine Coating, the lens supports various features built into Sony E-Mount cameras, including Fast Hybrid AF, Eye AF and in-camera lens corrections (shading, chromatic aberration, distortion).
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  10. Nikon - NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S Standard Prime Lens for Z Series Mirrorless Cameras - Front_Zoom
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    "Best lens...The lens of your dreams. Perfect for portraits and the sharpness on this thing is sick....However, it's pricey relative to the 85mm f1.8 prime lens. Still, I'm glad to have experience it"

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    The 85mm prime to elevate pros shooting portraiture, weddings, maternity, high fashion and boudoir. A fast f/1.2 aperture that combines breathtaking realism with dreamlike depth. Backgrounds that melt away into a soft bokeh. Beautifully flattering compression. Reliable multi-focusing AF system. All with the premium feel and rock-solid build of an S-Line NIKKOR Z lens.
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    "Best lens...The lens of your dreams. Perfect for portraits and the sharpness on this thing is sick....However, it's pricey relative to the 85mm f1.8 prime lens. Still, I'm glad to have experience it"

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    The 85mm prime to elevate pros shooting portraiture, weddings, maternity, high fashion and boudoir. A fast f/1.2 aperture that combines breathtaking realism with dreamlike depth. Backgrounds that melt away into a soft bokeh. Beautifully flattering compression. Reliable multi-focusing AF system. All with the premium feel and rock-solid build of an S-Line NIKKOR Z lens.
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