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

When you need a quality lens for you camera, prime lenses are the way to go, and the sharpest prime lenses are popular for a reason. They can capture images with clear lines and let you cherish the best of your memories in crisp details. Browse the top-ranked list of some of the sharpest prime lenses below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. FE 14mm F1.8 GM Full-frame Large-aperture Wide Angle Prime G Master Lens for Sony Alpha E-mount Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Super wide angle lens...Versatile prime, see photo examples below. The lens came with a lens bag and cover+a template for cutting out gel filters. ...I have a lot of wider angle lenses max this is by far the sharpest corner to corner"

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    FE 14mm F1.8 GM Sony Alpha E-mount Full-frame Large-aperture Ultra-wide angle Prime G Master Lens for stills and movies with excellent G Master resolution and bokeh in a compact, lightweight design
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    "Super wide angle lens...Versatile prime, see photo examples below. The lens came with a lens bag and cover+a template for cutting out gel filters. ...I have a lot of wider angle lenses max this is by far the sharpest corner to corner"

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    FE 14mm F1.8 GM Sony Alpha E-mount Full-frame Large-aperture Ultra-wide angle Prime G Master Lens for stills and movies with excellent G Master resolution and bokeh in a compact, lightweight design
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  2. NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S Standard Prime Lens for Nikon Z Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great prime lens...Amazing lens great in low light. Great for portraits just all around a solid lens to add to your arsenal....Excellent Prime Lens!...Great lens for your Z camera! This is a sharp prime wide open at 1.8. "

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    Photograph gorgeous landscapes with this versatile Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm prime lens. Its nine-blade rounded diaphragm and f/1.8 aperture produces stunning round bokeh and brilliant images in low-light conditions. This Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm prime lens has an improved optical formula to ensure virtually no flare, ghosting or chromatic aberration.
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    "Great prime lens...Amazing lens great in low light. Great for portraits just all around a solid lens to add to your arsenal....Excellent Prime Lens!...Great lens for your Z camera! This is a sharp prime wide open at 1.8. "

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    Photograph gorgeous landscapes with this versatile Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm prime lens. Its nine-blade rounded diaphragm and f/1.8 aperture produces stunning round bokeh and brilliant images in low-light conditions. This Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm prime lens has an improved optical formula to ensure virtually no flare, ghosting or chromatic aberration.
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  3. Canon - RF85mm F1.2 L USM DS Mid-Telephoto Prime Lens for EOS R-Series Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Canon lens...Love this lens, easily my sharpest canon lens. The background of all the images look amazing and the image it produces for portraits is next level. ...Great prime lens and particular well suited for portrait photography"

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    Bring beautiful detail to your images with this Canon RF 85mm medium telephoto zoom lens. A maximum f/1.2 aperture provides clear, sharp results in low lighting conditions, and the DS coating makes adding bokeh effects simple. The responsive control ring allows for effortless setting adjustments. This Canon RF 85mm medium telephoto zoom lens features a fluorine coating and resistance to dust and water, providing an excellent choice for outdoor shoots.
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    "Canon lens...Love this lens, easily my sharpest canon lens. The background of all the images look amazing and the image it produces for portraits is next level. ...Great prime lens and particular well suited for portrait photography"

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    Bring beautiful detail to your images with this Canon RF 85mm medium telephoto zoom lens. A maximum f/1.2 aperture provides clear, sharp results in low lighting conditions, and the DS coating makes adding bokeh effects simple. The responsive control ring allows for effortless setting adjustments. This Canon RF 85mm medium telephoto zoom lens features a fluorine coating and resistance to dust and water, providing an excellent choice for outdoor shoots.
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  4. Sigma - 50mm f/1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Canon SLR Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "The sharpest lens I have ever used....Fantastic lens. I recently upgraded from the Canon 50mm 1.4 and I have to say this lens provides an entirely new level of sharpness. ...The best 50mm prime to have in your bag. Actually on your camera."

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    Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art DG HSM Standard Lens: Enjoy excellent focal point sharpness with this lens, which pairs well with Pro-level DSLRs and is compatible with most Canon SLR cameras featuring a full frame sensor for ease of use.
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    "The sharpest lens I have ever used....Fantastic lens. I recently upgraded from the Canon 50mm 1.4 and I have to say this lens provides an entirely new level of sharpness. ...The best 50mm prime to have in your bag. Actually on your camera."

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    Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art DG HSM Standard Lens: Enjoy excellent focal point sharpness with this lens, which pairs well with Pro-level DSLRs and is compatible with most Canon SLR cameras featuring a full frame sensor for ease of use.
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  5. Sigma - Art 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Telephoto Lens for Canon EF - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "I love it! My go-to lens. Came in a secured package and is very easy to use....Best portrait lens...This has been the sharpest and most fun lens i have used from sigma favorite lens by far!!!"

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    Capture your vision with this Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Canon EF-mount. With a wide aperture range of f/1.4 to f/16, this short telephoto prime lens handles a variety of lighting conditions. The front element is treated with a protective coating to help keep it clean. The optical design of this Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens improves clarity, color and sharpness of images for a professional finish.
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    "I love it! My go-to lens. Came in a secured package and is very easy to use....Best portrait lens...This has been the sharpest and most fun lens i have used from sigma favorite lens by far!!!"

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    Capture your vision with this Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Canon EF-mount. With a wide aperture range of f/1.4 to f/16, this short telephoto prime lens handles a variety of lighting conditions. The front element is treated with a protective coating to help keep it clean. The optical design of this Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens improves clarity, color and sharpness of images for a professional finish.
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  6. Sony - G Master FE 85 mm F1.4 GM Full-Frame E-Mount Mid-range Telephoto Lens - Black - Angle_Zoom
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    "Great prime lens...Fast, sharp prime lens that I use for portrait photography. Bought this to go with my Sony A7RV, and ive been very happy with it. ...Despite these minor limitations, the Sony G Master FE 85mm F1.4 GM Full-Frame lens remains a great choice for photographers who value exceptional image quality and appreciate the characteristics of a wider aperture prime lens. "

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    Sony G Master FE 85 mm F1.4 GM Full-Frame E-Mount Mid-range Telephoto Lens: Take on the tough assignments with the Sony 85mm F1.4 GM Prime lens in your bag. Ring drive SSM easily powers the heavy lens, and an 11-blade aperture creates smoothly transitioned bokeh. Nano AR coating reduces glare, ghosting and scratching making the Sony 85mm F1.4 GM Prime lens a prime candidate for outdoor shoots.
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    "Great prime lens...Fast, sharp prime lens that I use for portrait photography. Bought this to go with my Sony A7RV, and ive been very happy with it. ...Despite these minor limitations, the Sony G Master FE 85mm F1.4 GM Full-Frame lens remains a great choice for photographers who value exceptional image quality and appreciate the characteristics of a wider aperture prime lens. "

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    Sony G Master FE 85 mm F1.4 GM Full-Frame E-Mount Mid-range Telephoto Lens: Take on the tough assignments with the Sony 85mm F1.4 GM Prime lens in your bag. Ring drive SSM easily powers the heavy lens, and an 11-blade aperture creates smoothly transitioned bokeh. Nano AR coating reduces glare, ghosting and scratching making the Sony 85mm F1.4 GM Prime lens a prime candidate for outdoor shoots.
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  7. Canon - RF85mm F1.2 L USM Mid-Telephoto Prime Lens for EOS R-Series Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "This thing is a beast and the sharpest lens I've ever seen. If you've got the money, do it......Best prime lens...Best lens ever. We are doing fashion and headshot photography and this is the best lens for us."

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    Capture sharp images with this Canon RF 85mm lens. The USM motor delivers quick, quiet and smooth operation for a pleasant experience, while the air sphere coating helps prevent ghosting and flare for high-quality results. This Canon RF 85mm lens has a F1.2 maximum aperture for added performance in low-light conditions.
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    "This thing is a beast and the sharpest lens I've ever seen. If you've got the money, do it......Best prime lens...Best lens ever. We are doing fashion and headshot photography and this is the best lens for us."

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    Capture sharp images with this Canon RF 85mm lens. The USM motor delivers quick, quiet and smooth operation for a pleasant experience, while the air sphere coating helps prevent ghosting and flare for high-quality results. This Canon RF 85mm lens has a F1.2 maximum aperture for added performance in low-light conditions.
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  8. FE 50mm F1.2 Full-frame GM Lens for Sony Alpha E-mount Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Best 50 lens out there!...By far the fastest and sharpest 50mm lens I have ever used. Great quality build, and tack sharp! ...Sharpest of the bunch… amazing...Let’s put it this way, it’s so sharp that you can crop a 32 megapixel photo and see details like it was taken using macro lens. Worth every cent for what you are paying here. "

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    The FE 50mm F1.2 GM showcases the latest lens design technologies for delivering awe-inspiring resolution and soft, creamy bokeh.
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    "Best 50 lens out there!...By far the fastest and sharpest 50mm lens I have ever used. Great quality build, and tack sharp! ...Sharpest of the bunch… amazing...Let’s put it this way, it’s so sharp that you can crop a 32 megapixel photo and see details like it was taken using macro lens. Worth every cent for what you are paying here. "

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    The FE 50mm F1.2 GM showcases the latest lens design technologies for delivering awe-inspiring resolution and soft, creamy bokeh.
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  9. Canon - RF50mm F1.2 L USM Standard Prime Lens for EOS R-Series Cameras - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Sharpest lens in the arsenal...It's also the best and sharpest lens I own. The 1.2 aperture has allowed me to get great shots in low light that are tack sharp. ...You can’t go wrong with this lens! Great way to start your prime lens collection!"

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    Capture high-quality images and sharp details with this 50mm Canon lens. The 1.31-foot minimum focusing distance and 0.19x magnification let you photograph from a range of distances, and its UD lens reduces distortion. This Canon lens has an added coating to minimize lens flare and ghosting in various types of light.
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    "Sharpest lens in the arsenal...It's also the best and sharpest lens I own. The 1.2 aperture has allowed me to get great shots in low light that are tack sharp. ...You can’t go wrong with this lens! Great way to start your prime lens collection!"

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    Product Description

    Capture high-quality images and sharp details with this 50mm Canon lens. The 1.31-foot minimum focusing distance and 0.19x magnification let you photograph from a range of distances, and its UD lens reduces distortion. This Canon lens has an added coating to minimize lens flare and ghosting in various types of light.
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  10. Sony - 20mm f/2.8 E-Mount Wide-Angle Lens - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Lens For The Money...Good fast prime lens I have no complaints and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a light fast lens....Great prime lens...This is a good wide angle prime lens. The photos are very sharp."

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    Shoot high-resolution photos in a wide range of situations with this Sony SEL20F28 fixed lens, which features a 20mm focal length for crisp shots with sharp contrast. The aluminum-alloy barrel and molded-plastic component offer lightweight durability.
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    "Great Lens For The Money...Good fast prime lens I have no complaints and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a light fast lens....Great prime lens...This is a good wide angle prime lens. The photos are very sharp."

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    Shoot high-resolution photos in a wide range of situations with this Sony SEL20F28 fixed lens, which features a 20mm focal length for crisp shots with sharp contrast. The aluminum-alloy barrel and molded-plastic component offer lightweight durability.
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