Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for manual focus lenses.
Whether you're a professional photographer or a serious hobbyist, you may want to consider adding a few manual-focus lenses to your collection. Manual focus lenses are generally cheaper than their autofocus counterparts, and they offer more creative control over the final image. Manual focus lenses also allow for a wider field of view than autofocus lenses, which is useful in landscape photography. Here are some of the best manual focus lenses available today.
- Model: 16276481/16276479SKU: 6734775Top comment
"Great lens with unique manual mode...I really like the way you snap the focus ring back and forth to engage and disengage manual focusing. ...A must have lens for landscape and architecture...Tack sharp across the shot at f5.6 and beyond, still really good at f4 but will be soft in the corners for enlargements above 11x14. Terrific lens..."See all customer reviewsSee all Mirrorless Lenses
Product DescriptionAccentuate the depth of field of your digital photos with a quick and easy adjustment of this Fujifilm 16276481/16276479 ultrawide-angle lens's focus ring scales. Aspherical and abnormal dispersion lens elements help minimize distortion for stunning image clarity.
- Model: SEL85F18/2SKU: 6383109Top comment
"good price and good autofocus or manual focus... f/1.8 maximum aperture good...Hard time focusing on manual...Not sure if I was doing something wrong but whenever I had it in manual focus it blurred the image and zoomed in very close. "See all customer reviewsSee all Mirrorless Prime Lenses
Product DescriptionTake high-quality portraits with this Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens. The mid-range lens and high-performance optics deliver excellent image quality, while the double linear motor system offers quiet operation and precise focus. This dust-resistant and moisture-resistant Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens features a lightweight, compact design for comfortable handling and mobility.
- Model: 16240755SKU: 4922347Top comment
"AF is not fast but very usable. Manual focus is super, my preferred use. Classic rendering....Great lens!...Absolutely love the crispy images this thing produces. Being such an old lens that Fujifilm produced, it still holds up to other great lenses now a days"See all customer reviewsSee all Mirrorless Prime Lenses
Product DescriptionCompatible with Fujifilm X-Mount system cameras, this Fujifilm FUJINON 35mm f/1.4 standard lens creates striking bokeh in out-of-focus areas and offers precise in-focus reproduction for stunning snapshots.
- Model: SEL18135SKU: 6185339Top comment
"Great Lens!...The ability to manually switch between Auto and Manual focus was a big selling point for me (the 18-105mm E Mount didn't have this feature). ...Great lense...Easy to focus light weight It’s a really good all around lense and works well with don’t a6500"See all customer reviewsSee all Mirrorless Short-Range Zoom Lenses
Product DescriptionCapture brilliant images with this Sony APS-C E-mount zoom lens. The compact, lightweight design makes your camera easy to carry and maneuver during shoots, while the optical SteadyShot image stabilization delivers sharp results for still shots and video capture. An AF/MF switch provides instant shifts from auto focus to manual focus. With 7.5x magnification zoom, this Sony APS-C E-mount zoom lens lets you capture the perfect shot even from a great distance.
- Model: 2439C002SKU: 6298176Top comment
"This lense punches above its weight class....Most of my favorite photos I've taken are with this lens. The price is a bit higher than other EF-M lenses, but it's a steal compared to other lenses on different mount systems. ...This new 32mm lens really delivers the goods! It is on a different level than the other M series lenses. "See all customer reviewsSee all Mirrorless Prime Lenses
Product DescriptionCapture gorgeous images in low light conditions with this 32mm Canon F/1.4 lens. The EF mount fits onto your existing Canon camera, and the option of switching between autofocus and manual focus lets you optimize lens performance. This Canon F/1.4 lens has a minimum focal distance of 0.76 feet for convenient close-up shooting.
- Model: SEL35F18FSKU: 6361325Top comment
"great lens...great auto focus, decent sharpness and no focus breathing....This lense is great all around...I’ve used this lens for everything from weddings to music videos. "See all customer reviewsSee all Mirrorless Prime Lenses
Product DescriptionShoot sharp, full-frame images at a narrow depth of field with this Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 prime lens. The quiet operation and fast, precise AF drive system are ideal for making movies, and this Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 prime lens has a focus mode switch that allows instant changes between auto and manual focus.
- Model: SEL70350GSKU: 6375673Top comment
"T am using this lens on an A6400 for bird shots with both automatic and manual focus. ...I owned the 55-210 Sony telephoto lens, but wanted more "reach", so I considered several other telephoto lenses but settle on the Sony 70-350mm G lens for the apsc sensor. "See all customer reviewsSee all Mirrorless Long-Range Zoom Lenses
Product DescriptionSony E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS Telephoto Zoom Lens Expand the capabilities of your APS-C camera with this Sony E70-350mm camera lens. The 70-350mm zoom range extends your subject coverage to include landscapes, wildlife and sporting events, while the built-in Optical SteadyShot technology lets you take blur-free images even at super telephoto lengths. This Sony E70-350mm camera lens has an AF/MF focus switch that easily switches between auto and manual focus.
- Model: AFA063S700SKU: 6496074Top comment
"It's amazing that they can sell these lenses at such an amazing price. The quality of these lenses are very similar to that of the G lenses. ...Very nice lense...Sharp, light, and fast focus."See all customer reviewsSee all Mirrorless Short-Range Zoom Lenses
Product DescriptionThe 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).
- Model: SEL30M35SKU: 4161537Top comment
"Great Lens...This is probably one of my favorite lenses. It does macro shots very effectively. Auto focus is a bit sloppy, but DMF and MF works perfectly with this lens. ...GREAT Macro & Street Lens...Good construction, feels sturdy and the manual focus ring has a nice, solid grip to it. "See all customer reviewsSee all Mirrorless Prime Lenses
Product DescriptionDesigned for use with most Sony NEX compact system cameras with an E-mount, this Sony SEL30M35 30mm f/3.5 lens enables you to capture crisp, detailed macro photos and videos. DMF (direct manual focus) lets you attain precise focusing results.
- Model: SEL50F18/BSKU: 5638022Top comment
"good lense for portraits and street photos. Sharp pictures, fast focus...My only complaint so far is that there is no manual focus override built into the lens. If there was a switch on the lens like Nikon uses instead of diving into a menu to activate MF, this lens would easily rate 5 stars. "See all customer reviewsSee all Mirrorless Prime Lenses
Product DescriptionCustomize your Sony Alpha camera with this Sony prime lens for enhanced picture quality. OSS image stabilization reduces blurring for crisp, clear images, and the direct manual focus switches from autofocus to manual focus effortlessly. Boasting a 50mm focal length, this Sony prime lens lets you zero in on the perfect shot.