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 Nikon 35mm f/1.8G DX

We have two top features to help you with this: one that looks at budget lenses and the other is for those who have no real budget in-mind. 

 if you're looking for your first lens, or second lens (after the kit lens) for your interchangeable lens camera, mirrorless or Digital SLR, then a budget lens might be the way to go as you'll still be able to capture great images but you won't need to spend a fortune to do it. In fact, most of the budget lenses features in our top list can be purchased for under, or around, £200. 

You can also save money by buying second-hand

Best Budget Lenses Available


ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2 CF


At the other end of the price scale, you find some real luxury lenses where you can certainly ask:  'If money wasn't a constraint, which lenses would I buy?' and if you're in a lucky position to be able to ask this, we've put together a round-up of the best prime, widest aperture premium lenses available. 

Best Lenses Money Can Buy


Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G


For those of you who want a budget portrait lens specifically, there are some lenses which are particularly good value for money and still offer good image quality and decent apertures so you can still get the all-important bokeh backgrounds when shooting wide-open. 

Best Budget Portrait Lenses


Panasonic / Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH.


If you're looking for a bright prime lens for portrait photography and have the budget to splash a bit more cash, you might want to consider a bright prime lens as you'll be able to capture sharp and detailed portrait shots, with beautifully blurred backgrounds.

Best Portrait Lenses Money Can Buy


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We do hope our guide has helped you find the right lens for you but if you do need more advice, head over to our Lens Guides where you'll find plenty of buyer's guides to help you make a more informed decision before you spend your money. Our review section is also regularly updated with new and legacy lens reviews. 


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