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

The manual focus lens has long been the domain of serious photographers. When used properly, manual focus lenses can produce images that are sharper than their autofocus counterparts. Browse the top-ranked list of manual lenses below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Sony - 50mm f/1.8 Optical Lens for Select E-Mount Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great lens for Portraits...The f 1.8 is really great and gives you perfect focus on the person and defocuses everything else - it's easy to set it how you like it in Manual mode. Great, affordable lens that makes stunning photos - would recommend to anyone!...Magic Len...I tell everyone that a 1.8f 50mm is "THE MAGIC LENS" because it makes everything look better than real life. "

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    Customize 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.
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    "Great lens for Portraits...The f 1.8 is really great and gives you perfect focus on the person and defocuses everything else - it's easy to set it how you like it in Manual mode. Great, affordable lens that makes stunning photos - would recommend to anyone!...Magic Len...I tell everyone that a 1.8f 50mm is "THE MAGIC LENS" because it makes everything look better than real life. "

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    Customize 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.
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    Your price for this item is $349.99
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  2. Tamron - 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC All-in-One Zoom Lens for Canon - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Lens.. especially for beginners like myself....The only problem that I have with this lens is when I put my camera in manual mode for some reason I can't adjust the aperture. ...The pictures came out good with this zoom len."

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    Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC All-in-One Zoom Lens for Canon: With a versatile 18-200mm focal length, this lens helps you get the shot you want in a variety of scenarios. Vibration compensation and an AF drive module help ensure sharp, detailed capture. Just attach the lens to your compatible Canon camera's EF or EF-S mount to start shooting.
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    "Great Lens.. especially for beginners like myself....The only problem that I have with this lens is when I put my camera in manual mode for some reason I can't adjust the aperture. ...The pictures came out good with this zoom len."

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    Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC All-in-One Zoom Lens for Canon: With a versatile 18-200mm focal length, this lens helps you get the shot you want in a variety of scenarios. Vibration compensation and an AF drive module help ensure sharp, detailed capture. Just attach the lens to your compatible Canon camera's EF or EF-S mount to start shooting.
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    Your price for this item is $249.99
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  3. Panasonic - LUMIX G 25mm f/1.7 ASPH. Lens for Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Compatible Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great lens...Great lens for video vloggers, make sure to set the camera to manual focus...Very cheaply built, low quality. I have some manual focus Chinese made lenses and they are much higher quality than this yet cost very little to own. "

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    Take beautiful photos and hi-speed video with this hybrid Panasonic LUMIX 25mm lens. Compatible with LUMIX cameras, this lens attaches easily without adding weight to your camera. The natural viewing angle works well in a wide variety of applications, and this Panasonic LUMIX 25mm lens features motor focusing for ultra-clear images.
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    "Great lens...Great lens for video vloggers, make sure to set the camera to manual focus...Very cheaply built, low quality. I have some manual focus Chinese made lenses and they are much higher quality than this yet cost very little to own. "

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    Take beautiful photos and hi-speed video with this hybrid Panasonic LUMIX 25mm lens. Compatible with LUMIX cameras, this lens attaches easily without adding weight to your camera. The natural viewing angle works well in a wide variety of applications, and this Panasonic LUMIX 25mm lens features motor focusing for ultra-clear images.
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    Your price for this item is $149.99
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  4. Canon - RF 35mm F1.8 Macro IS STM Macro Lens for EOS R Cameras - Front_Zoom
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    "Great lens -- fun to use on the Canon RP with the manual focusing indicator bar on the screen in Live View. ...Excellent Len...Beautiful image quality, and perfect len for take picture on small areas or inside building."

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    Expand your photography and videography potential with this 35mm Canon Macro lens. Its light weight and compact form make it an easy carry-along companion, while the 0.5x magnification ratio and five stops of image stabilization ensure versatility. This Canon Macro lens has a control ring on its barrel for simple adjustments to settings.
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    "Great lens -- fun to use on the Canon RP with the manual focusing indicator bar on the screen in Live View. ...Excellent Len...Beautiful image quality, and perfect len for take picture on small areas or inside building."

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    Expand your photography and videography potential with this 35mm Canon Macro lens. Its light weight and compact form make it an easy carry-along companion, while the 0.5x magnification ratio and five stops of image stabilization ensure versatility. This Canon Macro lens has a control ring on its barrel for simple adjustments to settings.
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    Your price for this item is $499.99
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  5. Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Standard Lens - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "The Auto/Manual focus switch works well. This lens is as sharp as anything else I have ever owned. ...Very sharp prime lens for FX or DX...I've used it a bunch and it is super sharp and I really like to be able to manual focus with a flip of the switch on the lens. "

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Standard Lens: Suitable for professional and amateur photographers, this is a great lens for travel, events, portraits and general purpose photography. Capture clear images in dim lighting without a flash with the wide-open aperture. Switch seamlessly from automatic to fine manual focusing so you can ensure every detail is spot on.
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    "The Auto/Manual focus switch works well. This lens is as sharp as anything else I have ever owned. ...Very sharp prime lens for FX or DX...I've used it a bunch and it is super sharp and I really like to be able to manual focus with a flip of the switch on the lens. "

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Standard Lens: Suitable for professional and amateur photographers, this is a great lens for travel, events, portraits and general purpose photography. Capture clear images in dim lighting without a flash with the wide-open aperture. Switch seamlessly from automatic to fine manual focusing so you can ensure every detail is spot on.
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    Your price for this item is $449.99
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  6. Tamron - 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD All-In-One Telephoto Lens for Canon APS-C DSLR Cameras - black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great travel len...It is a great travel Len, but not as sharp as the canon Len....Great everyday lens...Great all around lens. Highly recommend this lens as everyday workhorse. "

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    Attach this Tamron 18-400mm lens to your DSLR camera, and take incredible shots no matter your subject. Compatible with both Canon APS-C format cameras, the lens delivers everything from ultra-close captures of wildlife to detailed portraits and landscapes. This Tamron 18-400mm lens features a moisture-resistant construction that's idea for the rigors of travel.
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    "Great travel len...It is a great travel Len, but not as sharp as the canon Len....Great everyday lens...Great all around lens. Highly recommend this lens as everyday workhorse. "

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    Attach this Tamron 18-400mm lens to your DSLR camera, and take incredible shots no matter your subject. Compatible with both Canon APS-C format cameras, the lens delivers everything from ultra-close captures of wildlife to detailed portraits and landscapes. This Tamron 18-400mm lens features a moisture-resistant construction that's idea for the rigors of travel.
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    Your price for this item is $649.99
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  7. Canon - RF 600 f/4 L IS USM Telephoto Prime Lens for RF Mount Cameras - White - Front_Zoom

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    Capture the action with the RF600mm F4 L IS USM that offers professional and advanced photographers the excellent image quality of a Canon L series super telephoto lens. Ideal for wildlife, motorsports, and more, the RF600mm F4 L IS USM provides up to 5.5 stops* of shake correction, delivering consistent and sharp results. Featuring a customizable electronic manual focus ring on the lens barrel, you can select from three different speed levels to adjust manual focus to your desired preference. Additionally, its f/4 aperture and 9-blade circular aperture helps create intimacy in background and foreground bokeh for both photos and videos, and the lens is highly versatile and lightweight as far as 600mm lenses go, making it easier to not only bring it to the action, but capture it even from a distance. The RF600mm F4 L IS USM makes it easy to bring the action clear and up close.
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    Capture the action with the RF600mm F4 L IS USM that offers professional and advanced photographers the excellent image quality of a Canon L series super telephoto lens. Ideal for wildlife, motorsports, and more, the RF600mm F4 L IS USM provides up to 5.5 stops* of shake correction, delivering consistent and sharp results. Featuring a customizable electronic manual focus ring on the lens barrel, you can select from three different speed levels to adjust manual focus to your desired preference. Additionally, its f/4 aperture and 9-blade circular aperture helps create intimacy in background and foreground bokeh for both photos and videos, and the lens is highly versatile and lightweight as far as 600mm lenses go, making it easier to not only bring it to the action, but capture it even from a distance. The RF600mm F4 L IS USM makes it easy to bring the action clear and up close.
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    Your price for this item is $12,999.99
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  8. Canon - EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM Standard Prime Lens for EOS M Cameras - Front_Zoom
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    "Great lens...It’s now my all around lens. Size is just right to be carrying around....Great Lens...Good build and quality for efm lens. Bokeh is nice and soft."

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    Capture 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.
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    "Great lens...It’s now my all around lens. Size is just right to be carrying around....Great Lens...Good build and quality for efm lens. Bokeh is nice and soft."

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    Capture 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.
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    Your price for this item is $479.99
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  9. Sony - E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS All-in-One Zoom Lens for E-Mount Cameras - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Lens!...The lens is extremely light and focusing is smooth. ...My go to lens...I prefer the manual zoom over electronic for its speed."

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    Capture 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.
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    "Great Lens!...The lens is extremely light and focusing is smooth. ...My go to lens...I prefer the manual zoom over electronic for its speed."

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    Capture 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.
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  10. Sony - E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS Telephoto Zoom Lens for E-mount Cameras - Front_Zoom
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    "T am using this lens on an A6400 for bird shots with both automatic and manual focus. ...Ideal lens for wildlife...I use this lens with the A6000."

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    Sony 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.
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    "T am using this lens on an A6400 for bird shots with both automatic and manual focus. ...Ideal lens for wildlife...I use this lens with the A6000."

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    Sony 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.
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    Your price for this item is $999.99
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