Best prime lens of 2020
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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.


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Have your say: Best prime lens of 2020
  • Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM4.6%
  • Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM4.3%
  • Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM6.9%
  • Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM5.6%
  • Fujifilm GF 30mm F3.5 R WR2.3%
  • Fujifilm XC 35mm F22.6%
  • Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR6.1%
  • Hasselblad XCD 45mm F4 P2.1%
  • HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4 ED SDM AW3.7%
  • Irix 45mm F1.40.9%
  • Nikon Nikkor Z 20mm F1.8 S6.1%
  • Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm F1.2 S8.0%
  • Panasonic Lumix S 85mm F1.82.3%
  • Samyang / Rokinon AF 35mm F1.8 FE1.5%
  • Samyang / Rokinon AF 75mm F1.8 FE1.6%
  • Samyang / Rokinon AF 85mm F1.4 RF1.5%
  • Samyang / Rokinon MF 14mm F2.8 Mk 20.6%
  • Samyang / Rokinon MF 85mm F1.4 Mk 20.4%
  • Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN Macro2.9%
  • Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN | C1.6%
  • Sigma 24mm F3.5 DG DN | C1.1%
  • Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN | C2.5%
  • Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN | C2.6%
  • Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN2.1%
  • Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art7.7%
  • Sony FE 20mm F1.8G9.1%
  • Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE0.4%
  • Tokina SZX Super Tele 400mm F8 Reflex MF0.5%
  • Venus Laowa 14mm F4 FF RL Zero-D1.3%
  • Venus Laowa 15mm F4.5 Zero-D Shift3.2%
  • Venus Laowa 50mm F2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO0.7%
  • Venus Laowa 65mm F2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO1.5%
  • Venus Laowa 9mm F5.6 FF RL2.0%
Total voters: 1,404

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