Readers' Choice: Best prime lens of 2023

Prime lenses aren't what they used to be. Today's lenses are bigger and more costly than their SLR-era ancestors, and advanced aspheric optics and exotic lens elements allow for designs that would have been impossible in the past. This year's lenses included updates of camera bag staple fifty one-fours, along with a healthy collection of wide-angle, telephoto, and even a couple of tilt-shift lenses.

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Our editorial team has had its say already, in our 2023 DPReview Awards, but which of this year's new prime lenses was your favorite? This is your chance to let us and the industry know. If you think we missed something, please leave a comment to let us know.

Polls are now open, see below.

Voting takes place in three categories (cameras, prime and zoom lenses), running through December 31.

Once the vote has closed, we'll run a fourth and final poll drawn from the winners of the first three to determine the Readers' Choice Product of the Year. Look out for that poll early in 2024.

Voting is easy - pick your top 3 products by dragging and dropping to rank them in order of priority.

Have your say

Have your say: Best prime lens of 2023
  • Canon RF 28mm F2.8 STM4.6%
  • Fujifilm GF 110mm F5.6 T/S Macro2.0%
  • Fujifilm GF 30mm F5.6 T/S2.4%
  • Fujifilm GF 55mm F1.7R WR4.0%
  • Fujifilm XF 8mm F3.5 R WR1.9%
  • Hasselblad XCD 28mm F4 P1.3%
  • Nikon Nikkor Z 135mm F1.8 S Plena20.6%
  • Nikon Nikkor Z 26mm F2.81.4%
  • Nikon Nikkor Z 600mm F6.3 VR S10.9%
  • Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm F1.2 S9.2%
  • Nikon Nikkor Z DX 24mm F1.71.4%
  • Leica Summicron-M 28mm F2 ASPH1.1%
  • Leica Summicron-SL 35mm F2 ASPH0.7%
  • Leica Summilux-M 50mm F1.4 ASPH (2023)1.9%
  • Leica Super-APO-Summicron-SL 21mm F2 ASPH0.9%
  • OM System M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm F3.5 Macro IS Pro6.0%
  • HD Pentax-FA 50mm F1.40.9%
  • smc Pentax-FA 50mm F1.4 Classic0.6%
  • Sigma 14mm F1.4 DG DN7.0%
  • Sigma 17mm F4 DG DN | C1.1%
  • Sigma 23mm F1.4 DC DN | C1.2%
  • Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG DN Art2.1%
  • Sigma 50mm F2 DG DN | C0.9%
  • Sony FE 50mm F1.4 GM7.5%
  • Viltrox 75mm F1.2 E/Z3.9%
  • Viltrox AF 16mm F1.8 FE2.0%
  • Viltrox AF 20mm F2.8 FE0.5%
  • Viltrox AF 27mm F1.2 Pro XF2.0%
Total voters: 1,674

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