Best Canon Prime Lenses - It's widely accepted that to get the very best in image quality it's best to choose a prime lens to accompany your DSLR. We've rounded up a selection of the very best Canon prime lenses on the market to help you find the best

Canon users are spoilt by 35 prime lenses to choose from in the EF lens line-up, covering everything from super wide-angle right up to tele-photo monsters. Here are three of the best…

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM


Weight – 290g
Minimum focus – 0.45m
Filter thread – 58mm
Minimum aperture – f/22

This standard focal length prime lens is a brilliant optical performer and was rightly awarded a Gold Award when put through the WDC test. Aside from a slightly noisy focus motor, there’s very little to complain about.

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM


Weight – 425g
Minimum focus – 0.85m
Filter thread – 58mm
Minimum aperture – f/22

With an 85mm focal length this lens is perfect for portrait work when attached to a full frame body. Add to that the attractive price point and you can see why this lens is so popular.

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM


Weight – 625g
Minimum focus – 1:1 true macro at 0.3m
Filter thread – 67mm
Minimum aperture – f/32

If you’re a Canon DSLR owner then you’re in luck – the Canon EF 100mm is quite possibly the best pro-grade macro lens we’ve ever tested, and priced around the £700 it won’t break the bank.