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

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

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  1. Top comment

    "Love it...Love it....The auto focus is a little so-so, but the manual focus range is amazing....Obviously there are other macro lenses that can get in closer and wide angle lenses for better landscape photos, but this lens is a great all around lens, especially for a crop sensor camera."

    "The auto focus is a little so-so, but the manual focus range is amazing."

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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
    Top comment

    "Love it...Love it....The auto focus is a little so-so, but the manual focus range is amazing....Obviously there are other macro lenses that can get in closer and wide angle lenses for better landscape photos, but this lens is a great all around lens, especially for a crop sensor camera."

    "The auto focus is a little so-so, but the manual focus range is amazing."

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    Product Description

    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.
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    "Love it...Great !...The manual focus wasn't a drawback....If you have a body without a focusing motor, look for the 'G' version if auto-focus is important to you, or you want to be able to grab the focus ring without switching to manual focus mode."

    "The manual focus wasn't a drawback."

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    Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Standard Lens: The wide-open aperture of this versatile Nikon lens allows you to capture photos in most situations without a flash. Whatever you're shooting, you'll get consistently sharp results at dusk, dawn or even in dim indoor lighting. Weighing just 5.5 oz., it makes a convenient carry-around lens for shooting stills and video.
    $131.99
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    "Love it...Great !...The manual focus wasn't a drawback....If you have a body without a focusing motor, look for the 'G' version if auto-focus is important to you, or you want to be able to grab the focus ring without switching to manual focus mode."

    "The manual focus wasn't a drawback."

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    Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Standard Lens: The wide-open aperture of this versatile Nikon lens allows you to capture photos in most situations without a flash. Whatever you're shooting, you'll get consistently sharp results at dusk, dawn or even in dim indoor lighting. Weighing just 5.5 oz., it makes a convenient carry-around lens for shooting stills and video.
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    "Love it...Loved it...I still can't successfully use the manual focus ring, but at this point it doesn't really matter....It has a 4 group optical zoom system and includes a large-diameter element, an aspherical lens element, a UD lens element and enhanced lens coatings for high-contrast, high-resolution images with minimal glare and aberration."

    "I still can't successfully use the manual focus ring, but at this point it doesn't really matter."

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    Product Description

    With an STM (stepping motor) and focus mechanism, this Canon EF-S 9519B002 zoom lens allows you to record ultrasharp videos or capture crisp photos using your compatible Canon camera. The UD lens element helps you take highly realistic images.
    $269.99
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    Was $299.99
    Top comment

    "Love it...Loved it...I still can't successfully use the manual focus ring, but at this point it doesn't really matter....It has a 4 group optical zoom system and includes a large-diameter element, an aspherical lens element, a UD lens element and enhanced lens coatings for high-contrast, high-resolution images with minimal glare and aberration."

    "I still can't successfully use the manual focus ring, but at this point it doesn't really matter."

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    Product Description

    With an STM (stepping motor) and focus mechanism, this Canon EF-S 9519B002 zoom lens allows you to record ultrasharp videos or capture crisp photos using your compatible Canon camera. The UD lens element helps you take highly realistic images.
  4. Top comment

    "NOT BAD...love it...Since you don't have Image Stabilization and the auto focus is slow and hard to work properly (Trying to focus on a object with major magnification requires a tripod or a VERY steady hand), Manual focus is almost a must....This is a good zoom for beggining.Good image quality in outdoors.Best if used with a tripod or monopod.There is no image stablizer so the futher you zoom the steadier the camera has to be.On the plus side with it being an EF lens you can buy an inexpensive teleconverter and double your zoom.All in all a good lens for being part of a package."

    "Since you don't have Image Stabilization and the auto focus is slow and hard to work properly (Trying to focus on a object with major magnification requires a tripod or a VERY steady hand), Manual focus is almost a must."

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    Compact and lightweight 4x telephoto zoom lens ideal for shooting sports, portraits, and wildlife. The newly developed Micro makes auto focusing quicker and quieter. The improved zoom mechanism also makes zooming smoother. The front part of the zoom ring now sports a silver ring for a luxury touch.

    $199.99
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    "NOT BAD...love it...Since you don't have Image Stabilization and the auto focus is slow and hard to work properly (Trying to focus on a object with major magnification requires a tripod or a VERY steady hand), Manual focus is almost a must....This is a good zoom for beggining.Good image quality in outdoors.Best if used with a tripod or monopod.There is no image stablizer so the futher you zoom the steadier the camera has to be.On the plus side with it being an EF lens you can buy an inexpensive teleconverter and double your zoom.All in all a good lens for being part of a package."

    "Since you don't have Image Stabilization and the auto focus is slow and hard to work properly (Trying to focus on a object with major magnification requires a tripod or a VERY steady hand), Manual focus is almost a must."

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    Product Description

    Compact and lightweight 4x telephoto zoom lens ideal for shooting sports, portraits, and wildlife. The newly developed Micro makes auto focusing quicker and quieter. The improved zoom mechanism also makes zooming smoother. The front part of the zoom ring now sports a silver ring for a luxury touch.

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    "A gem...Love it...It is however MUCH faster on the zoom and MUCH MUCH faster on the manual focus....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."

    "It is however MUCH faster on the zoom and MUCH MUCH faster on the manual focus."

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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.
    $349.99
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    "A gem...Love it...It is however MUCH faster on the zoom and MUCH MUCH faster on the manual focus....this is not a bad lens a little better then the kit lens, if your gonna spend 350$ 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."

    "It is however MUCH faster on the zoom and MUCH MUCH faster on the manual focus."

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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.
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    "A gem...Not bad...It is however MUCH faster on the zoom and MUCH MUCH faster on the manual focus....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."

    "It is however MUCH faster on the zoom and MUCH MUCH faster on the manual focus."

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    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.
    $349.99
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    "A gem...Not bad...It is however MUCH faster on the zoom and MUCH MUCH faster on the manual focus....this is not a bad lens a little better then the kit lens, if your gonna spend 350$ 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."

    "It is however MUCH faster on the zoom and MUCH MUCH faster on the manual focus."

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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.
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    "Love it...I loved...For anyone else, unless you need full time manual focus, you've got money to burn, or you're really set on getting the f/1.4 for its slightly better build quality, I'd recommend getting the 50mm f/1.8 instead....I received some good advice from a friend regarding a fixed 50mm lens--the F/1.4 on a 50mm lens is what he told me to look for, and the pictures are fantastic (using a Canon EOS Rebel T3I)."

    "For anyone else, unless you need full time manual focus, you've got money to burn, or you're really set on getting the f/1.4 for its slightly better build quality, I'd recommend getting the 50mm f/1.8 instead."

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    Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard Lens: This Canon 50mm lens has an unusually large maximum aperture so you can get detailed pictures even in low light without needing a flash. It's excellent for basic portraits and scenic shots, especially at night.
    $299.99
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    Was $399.99
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    "Love it...I loved...For anyone else, unless you need full time manual focus, you've got money to burn, or you're really set on getting the f/1.4 for its slightly better build quality, I'd recommend getting the 50mm f/1.8 instead....I received some good advice from a friend regarding a fixed 50mm lens--the F/1.4 on a 50mm lens is what he told me to look for, and the pictures are fantastic (using a Canon EOS Rebel T3I)."

    "For anyone else, unless you need full time manual focus, you've got money to burn, or you're really set on getting the f/1.4 for its slightly better build quality, I'd recommend getting the 50mm f/1.8 instead."

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    Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard Lens: This Canon 50mm lens has an unusually large maximum aperture so you can get detailed pictures even in low light without needing a flash. It's excellent for basic portraits and scenic shots, especially at night.
  8. Top comment

    "Love it...Love it!...Manual focus is controlled with a broad, easy to manage textured ring about mid-body on the lens....The lens offers AF and manual focus, and allows manual focus even when AF is set to on, a very useful feature for low-light and other challenging focus situations."

    "Manual focus is controlled with a broad, easy to manage textured ring about mid-body on the lens."

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    Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens: Get sharp, clear photos with this Canon medium telephoto lens that delivers vibrant color and clarity with fast, quiet focusing. The 85mm focal length draws attention to your subject and transforms the background into a soft blur for professional-quality portraits and impeccably detailed close-up shots.
    $299.99
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    Was $419.99
    Top comment

    "Love it...Love it!...Manual focus is controlled with a broad, easy to manage textured ring about mid-body on the lens....The lens offers AF and manual focus, and allows manual focus even when AF is set to on, a very useful feature for low-light and other challenging focus situations."

    "Manual focus is controlled with a broad, easy to manage textured ring about mid-body on the lens."

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    Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens: Get sharp, clear photos with this Canon medium telephoto lens that delivers vibrant color and clarity with fast, quiet focusing. The 85mm focal length draws attention to your subject and transforms the background into a soft blur for professional-quality portraits and impeccably detailed close-up shots.
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    "Love it...love it....The manual focus is great....I'm a photography student and I've been wanting this lens for a while and when I got it I immediately went out and took photos with it and I love this lens to death it works really well with my 3200 I've and I'd definatley recommend this to a friend who has the same camera for the lens."

    "The manual focus is great."

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    Nikon AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Macro Lens: Expand the creative reach of your DX-format camera and produce eye-catching still photos and HD videos. A great choice for food photography or detailed product shots, this Micro-NIKKOR lens is ideal for general close-ups and yet still versatile enough to shoot portraits and landscapes.
    $249.99
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    Was $279.99
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    "Love it...love it....The manual focus is great....I'm a photography student and I've been wanting this lens for a while and when I got it I immediately went out and took photos with it and I love this lens to death it works really well with my 3200 I've and I'd definatley recommend this to a friend who has the same camera for the lens."

    "The manual focus is great."

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    Nikon AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Macro Lens: Expand the creative reach of your DX-format camera and produce eye-catching still photos and HD videos. A great choice for food photography or detailed product shots, this Micro-NIKKOR lens is ideal for general close-ups and yet still versatile enough to shoot portraits and landscapes.
  10. Top comment

    "Love it...Nice lens...But... manual focus works like a charm....The Sony -FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro lens is not only a great lens for Macro work, but can double as a really nice portrait lens."

    "But... manual focus works like a charm."

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    Enjoy crystal-clear macro shooting with your compatible a7-series camera by attaching this Sony SEL90M28G lens, which features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, advanced aspherical elements and super ED glass with multicoating for sharpness.
    $999.99
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    "Love it...Nice lens...But... manual focus works like a charm....The Sony -FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro lens is not only a great lens for Macro work, but can double as a really nice portrait lens."

    "But... manual focus works like a charm."

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    Enjoy crystal-clear macro shooting with your compatible a7-series camera by attaching this Sony SEL90M28G lens, which features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, advanced aspherical elements and super ED glass with multicoating for sharpness.
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    "Love it...worth it...I primarily use manual focus, but there are moments when AF is needed, especially with wildlife that may move unpredictably....The optics and image quality are stellar for what you pay for this lens but be careful with low lighting situations as this lens can suffer a bit without a tripod (you'll still get the shot but don't have high hopes for the 100% crop)."

    "I primarily use manual focus, but there are moments when AF is needed, especially with wildlife that may move unpredictably."

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    Get a little closer to your subject with this Sony 70-300mm lens. Built-in optical stabilization delivers solid results even under low-light conditions, and the dust-resistant design helps prevent speckles from forming on the sensor itself. Narrower apertures from f/4.5-5.6 ensure you get wider depths of field with this Sony 70-300mm lens.
    $1,149.99
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    "Love it...worth it...I primarily use manual focus, but there are moments when AF is needed, especially with wildlife that may move unpredictably....The optics and image quality are stellar for what you pay for this lens but be careful with low lighting situations as this lens can suffer a bit without a tripod (you'll still get the shot but don't have high hopes for the 100% crop)."

    "I primarily use manual focus, but there are moments when AF is needed, especially with wildlife that may move unpredictably."

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    Get a little closer to your subject with this Sony 70-300mm lens. Built-in optical stabilization delivers solid results even under low-light conditions, and the dust-resistant design helps prevent speckles from forming on the sensor itself. Narrower apertures from f/4.5-5.6 ensure you get wider depths of field with this Sony 70-300mm lens.
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    "Love it!...Great Lens...The one ting I've found is that the manual focus works better then the autofocus when I'm taking pics of my turtles....Like others sat it's not as smooth focusing and it does take a little more time to focus but the end result is a fantastic photo!!"

    "The one ting I've found is that the manual focus works better then the autofocus when I'm taking pics of my turtles."

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    The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) in this Sigma 883306 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS Macro HSM digital zoom lens enables fast, precise autofocus when used with your compatible APS-C-format Nikon digital camera. The OS (optical stabilizer) ensures crisp shots.
    $549.99
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    "Love it!...Great Lens...The one ting I've found is that the manual focus works better then the autofocus when I'm taking pics of my turtles....Like others sat it's not as smooth focusing and it does take a little more time to focus but the end result is a fantastic photo!!"

    "The one ting I've found is that the manual focus works better then the autofocus when I'm taking pics of my turtles."

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    The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) in this Sigma 883306 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS Macro HSM digital zoom lens enables fast, precise autofocus when used with your compatible APS-C-format Nikon digital camera. The OS (optical stabilizer) ensures crisp shots.
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    "So good...In love...Manual focus compensates well at that point....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."

    "Manual focus compensates well at that point."

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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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    "So good...In love...Manual focus compensates well at that point....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."

    "Manual focus compensates well at that point."

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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.
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    "nice !...Not bad...Manual focus and auto functions are easy to use....Shooting an objects such as a coyote from a long distance or a praying mantis as an extreme close up, this lens doesn't disappoint ."

    "Manual focus and auto functions are easy to use."

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    Snap sharp, vibrant photos at a distance with this Canon EF-S 8546B002 telephoto lens, which features a 55-250mm focal length for flexible zooming and optical image stabilization to reduce the effects of camera shake.
    $299.99
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    "nice !...Not bad...Manual focus and auto functions are easy to use....Shooting an objects such as a coyote from a long distance or a praying mantis as an extreme close up, this lens doesn't disappoint ."

    "Manual focus and auto functions are easy to use."

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    Snap sharp, vibrant photos at a distance with this Canon EF-S 8546B002 telephoto lens, which features a 55-250mm focal length for flexible zooming and optical image stabilization to reduce the effects of camera shake.
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    "Love it...Great !!...Keep in mind, there is no zoom or manual focus with this lense....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."

    "Keep in mind, there is no zoom or manual focus with this lense."

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    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...Great !!...Keep in mind, there is no zoom or manual focus with this lense....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."

    "Keep in mind, there is no zoom or manual focus with this lense."

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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.