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

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    "Great !...Love it...The manual focus wasn't a drawback....This lens only worked in manual mode on my camera, but it took good pictures, I just needed a lens with auto focus"

    "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.
    Your price for this item is $131.99
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    "Great !...Love it...The manual focus wasn't a drawback....This lens only worked in manual mode on my camera, but it took good pictures, I just needed a lens with auto focus"

    "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...Not Bad...It also has a 52 mm filter thread, the same as most manual focus and inexpensive DX lenses, so you only have to carry one size of filter and not drive yourself crazy....Much better than my 18-140mm Kit Lens from Nikon, even though I love my 18-140mm lens, this is way better in Bokeh, and a lot clearer in detail for the same type photo as I compared them myself today when I bought it to make sure, I never bought a Prime Lens before but now I am a believer in them..."

    "It also has a 52 mm filter thread, the same as most manual focus and inexpensive DX lenses, so you only have to carry one size of filter and not drive yourself crazy."

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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.
    Your price for this item is $199.99
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    "Love it...Not Bad...It also has a 52 mm filter thread, the same as most manual focus and inexpensive DX lenses, so you only have to carry one size of filter and not drive yourself crazy....Much better than my 18-140mm Kit Lens from Nikon, even though I love my 18-140mm lens, this is way better in Bokeh, and a lot clearer in detail for the same type photo as I compared them myself today when I bought it to make sure, I never bought a Prime Lens before but now I am a believer in them..."

    "It also has a 52 mm filter thread, the same as most manual focus and inexpensive DX lenses, so you only have to carry one size of filter and not drive yourself crazy."

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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.
  3. Top comment

    "Love it...Love it!...Auto focus worked great, easy to adjust zoom, wide angle gives great pictures with everything in it, makes backyards look bigger than they really are, tried manual focus, worked OK, nice lens to get everything in the frame....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."

    "Auto focus worked great, easy to adjust zoom, wide angle gives great pictures with everything in it, makes backyards look bigger than they really are, tried manual focus, worked OK, nice lens to get everything in the frame."

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    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.
    Your price for this item is $279.99
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    Top comment

    "Love it...Love it!...Auto focus worked great, easy to adjust zoom, wide angle gives great pictures with everything in it, makes backyards look bigger than they really are, tried manual focus, worked OK, nice lens to get everything in the frame....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."

    "Auto focus worked great, easy to adjust zoom, wide angle gives great pictures with everything in it, makes backyards look bigger than they really are, tried manual focus, worked OK, nice lens to get everything in the frame."

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    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.
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    "NOT BAD...love it...This lens is great....love how it has auto focus and manual modes....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."

    "This lens is great....love how it has auto focus and manual modes."

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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.

    Your price for this item is $199.99
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    "NOT BAD...love it...This lens is great....love how it has auto focus and manual modes....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."

    "This lens is great....love how it has auto focus and manual modes."

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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.

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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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    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.
    Your price for this item is $349.99
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    "A gem...Not bad...It is however MUCH faster on the zoom and MUCH MUCH faster on the manual focus....this is not a bad lens a little better then the kit lens, if your gonna spend 350$ 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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    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...Love it...Great in auto focus and just as great in manual focus mode...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."

    "Great in auto focus and just as great in manual focus mode"

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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.
    Your price for this item is $349.99
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    "A gem...Love it...Great in auto focus and just as great in manual focus mode...this is not a bad lens a little better then the kit lens, if your gonna spend 350$ 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."

    "Great in auto focus and just as great in manual focus mode"

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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.
  7. Top comment

    "I loved...Love it...Quick autofocus or easy to maneuver manual focus for nice crisp photos....They do carry the Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens in-store but for quality, I do recommend this lens in particular because it is a f/1.4, which lets in a lot more light and there is a difference between the f/1.8 and f/1.4 quality."

    "Quick autofocus or easy to maneuver manual focus for nice crisp photos."

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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.
    Your price for this item is $349.99
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    "I loved...Love it...Quick autofocus or easy to maneuver manual focus for nice crisp photos....They do carry the Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens in-store but for quality, I do recommend this lens in particular because it is a f/1.4, which lets in a lot more light and there is a difference between the f/1.8 and f/1.4 quality."

    "Quick autofocus or easy to maneuver manual focus for nice crisp photos."

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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.
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    "Love it...Love it!...Manual focus is controlled with a broad, easy to manage textured ring about mid-body on the lens....It's light enough that you can shoot for quite a while before fatigue sets in, an issue that will rear its head in any situation that goes on a while, like a wedding or a play (and that low-light capability is great for stage work, where a flash annoys literally everyone."

    "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.
    Your price for this item is $369.99
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    "Love it...Love it!...Manual focus is controlled with a broad, easy to manage textured ring about mid-body on the lens....It's light enough that you can shoot for quite a while before fatigue sets in, an issue that will rear its head in any situation that goes on a while, like a wedding or a play (and that low-light capability is great for stage work, where a flash annoys literally everyone."

    "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.
    Your price for this item is $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.
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    "Love it...Great Len...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...Great Len...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....I bought the lens to compliment my SAL 70200g which is a awesome lens as well but quite a bit bigger."

    "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.
    Your price for this item is $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....I bought the lens to compliment my SAL 70200g which is a awesome lens as well but quite a bit bigger."

    "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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    "so good...Love it...Manual focus compensates well at that point....i bought this lens and a zoom lens and I honestly fell in love with this lens the quality is great and its perfect for a beginner and also perfect for any occasion I highly recommend this lens."

    "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.
    Your price for this item is $125.99
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    "so good...Love it...Manual focus compensates well at that point....i bought this lens and a zoom lens and I honestly fell in love with this lens the quality is great and its perfect for a beginner and also perfect for any occasion I highly recommend this lens."

    "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 !...In Awe...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.
    Your price for this item is $299.99
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    "nice !...In Awe...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...Love it!...The lens still uses an electronic focus when you switch to manual focus....Since these cameras have the cropped sensor, the 50mm lens acts as if it was an 80mm lens, which is good for portrait work, but is too long a lens for using indoors like a birthday party, or in a museum."

    "The lens still uses an electronic focus when you switch to manual focus."

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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.
    Your price for this item is $129.99
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    "Love it...Love it!...The lens still uses an electronic focus when you switch to manual focus....Since these cameras have the cropped sensor, the 50mm lens acts as if it was an 80mm lens, which is good for portrait work, but is too long a lens for using indoors like a birthday party, or in a museum."

    "The lens still uses an electronic focus when you switch to manual focus."

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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.
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    "I love...Not bad...Also has a manual focus....You get great image quality on a fast lens for a great price... obviously they have to make some cuts from the top tier lenses to get this price point but they really hit a sweet spot in how they did it."

    "Also has a manual focus."

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    Get a reliable portrait lens for your NEX camera with this Sony 50mm lens. It has a fast aperture of f/1.8 for solid performance under low-light conditions, and it can get in close to your subject — up to 1.5 feet. Add a 49mm filter to your Sony 50mm lens for lens protection and polarization effects.
    Your price for this item is $224.99
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    "I love...Not bad...Also has a manual focus....You get great image quality on a fast lens for a great price... obviously they have to make some cuts from the top tier lenses to get this price point but they really hit a sweet spot in how they did it."

    "Also has a manual focus."

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    Get a reliable portrait lens for your NEX camera with this Sony 50mm lens. It has a fast aperture of f/1.8 for solid performance under low-light conditions, and it can get in close to your subject — up to 1.5 feet. Add a 49mm filter to your Sony 50mm lens for lens protection and polarization effects.