The Benjamin Kanarek Blog 2010 Camera Lens Favorites Part 3 Updated

My Favorite Fixed Focal Length Lenses

It is enough of a challenge to choose your favorite zoom lenses, but to have to choose only one fixed focal length lens from each brand is an exercise in decision making that most would find difficult to make.

None the less here are my choices and they do NOT include Macro Lenses.

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 USM L


Nikkor AF-S 24mm f/1.4 G ED (FX)

Nikkor AF-S 24mm f/1.4 G ED (FX)

Sony SAL-85 F1.4 Z


Pentax SMC-FA 31mm f/1.8 AL Limited



Leica (4/3rds) D Summilux 25mm f/1.4



Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 ASPH


Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/2.8 Pancake



Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical

Sigma AF 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM

Tokina AF 17mm f/3.5 AT-X Pro



Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II



Leica Summilux-R 50mm f/1.4



Nikkor 85mm f1.8 G Lens

Nikkor 85mm f1.8G Lens

Nikkor 85mm f1.8G Lens


Nikkor 50mm f1.8 G Lens




Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM 

Canon 50mm f1.4 lens

Canon 50mm f1.4 lens

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About Benjamin Kanarek
Fashion and Beauty Photographer. Some of the magazines I have shot for include: VOGUE (China, Portugal, Brazil, Italia, Paris and South America & Mexico editions), RG VOGUE Brazil, Harper’s BAZAAR (China, en Español & Latin America, Hong Kong, Italy editions), L’Officiel Paris, ELLE (Spain, Portugal and Greece editions), Madame Figaro (France), Cosmopolitan (France and Italy editions), Glamour (France), Votre Beauté, Jardin des Modes, Dépêche Mode, New York Daily News, Fashion District News, New York Times Magazine, W (British edition), WWD, Fashion Magazine (Canada), Flare (Canada), Oyster, Tank, WestEast…

6 thoughts on “The Benjamin Kanarek Blog 2010 Camera Lens Favorites Part 3 Updated

  1. Ben, how do you really find the  CanonEf 85 f1.2 USM L?  I know it is an amazing lens but do you find the barrel pretty slow to focus especially when you do fashion shoot?  I loved it but struggle in the flow…. appreciate your tips? Thanks!

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  3. how do you like the Samyang 85 1.4 do you use it often?

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