08 Dec Have your say: Vote now for best prime lens of 2020

Source: DP Review

Best prime lens of 2020

Ah, prime lenses. Historically lauded as being less expensive, less bulky and generally sharper than average zooms, there were more than a few primes released over the course of 2020 that will challenge some of those long-held assumptions.

We had our say already, in our annual DPReview Awards, but which lens was your favorite? This your chance to let us know. And if you think we missed something, please leave a comment. So get ready to zoom with your feet and cast your vote for the best prime lens of 2020.

Voting in three categories (cameras, prime and zoom lenses) runs through December 20th, and once the vote has closed we’ll run a fourth and final poll drawn from the winners of the first three to determine your choice for overall product of the year.

Canon

When Canon first introduced the RF mount, it did so with a bevy of ultra-fast, ultra-pricey prime lenses. But in 2020, we’ve seen a bit of a shift in strategy (or maybe just the evolution of one). There’s the return of the ‘nifty fifty,’ an affordable 50mm F1.8 that will be many users’ first-ever prime lens. Then there’s an 85mm F2 Macro, a reasonably affordable and portable staple for portrait and event shooters.

Lastly, Canon’s 600mm and 800mm F11 lenses, with their relatively affordable pricetags and modest size, open up a new world of super-telephoto shooting to many photographers who

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