Have your say: Best prime lens of 2016
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Have your say: Best prime lens of 2016

It's a great time to be a photographer. Based on reader interest and preferences, we've rounded up a total of twelve prime lenses that were released in 2016 for your consideration in this poll. They run the gamut in terms of lens mount, focal length, maximum aperture, and of course, use case. 

Which of these prime lenses is most exciting to you? Which do you already have, or are looking to add, to your particular kit? Let us know by casting your vote in the poll at the end of the slideshow. For now, let's dig in and take a look at this year's contenders. 

Please note that for the sake of a manageable list, we have excluded some of the more exotic manual focus primes from the likes of Zeiss, and several third-party MF options (Samyang/Rokinon etc). If you feel that a particular lens of this kind deserves consideration, feel free to leave a comment.

Please note that the Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens was originally omitted from this poll by accident. It has now been added.


Have your say

Have Your Say: Best Prime Lens of 2016
  • Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro2.9%
  • Fujifilm XF 23mm F211.1%
  • Nikon PC Nikkor 19mm F4E4.6%
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm F1.4E18.3%
  • Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm F1.2 Pro11.3%
  • Olympus M.Zuiko 300mm F4 Pro9.5%
  • Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm F1.45.3%
  • Sigma 30mm F1.4 C4.5%
  • Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA2.6%
  • Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art13.1%
  • Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM9.4%
  • Tamron SP 85mm F1.84.2%
  • Tamron SP 90mm F2.83.2%
Total voters: 3,074

Voting is easy - you pick your favorite products by dragging and dropping. You can pick up to three, and rank them in order of priority.

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  1. This poll is meant to be a bit of fun. It's not sponsored, promoted or paid for in any way and DPReview staff don't care how you vote, so please don't start a flame-war in the comments. I.e., please don't be a troll.
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