Wide-aper­ture primes

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Ex­plore the world of fast lenses with the ten best primes un­der £1000.

Fixed fo­cal length prime lenses of­fer un­par­al­leled im­age qual­ity, with lit­tle dis­tor­tion and great sharp­ness mak­ing them the choice of pro­fes­sion­als the world over.

Ev­ery man­u­fac­turer has a ca­pa­ble f/1.8 prime to suit any bud­get in its range, but the most cov­eted lenses are usu­ally those with the widest aper­tures, thanks to their abil­ity to let in more light than tra­di­tional kit lenses, al­low­ing us to work hand­held in much darker con­di­tions than nor­mal. So for this month’s group test we’re ex­plor­ing the wider world of primes, with a range of fo­cal lengths on of­fer from 24mm to 135mm.

Let’s take a look at the top 10 wide-aper­ture primes un­der £1000...

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