Here, we show that a good lens doesn’t have to cost the earth. We also show that there is a range of budget macro, bright portrait, and creative lenses available that you can afford, as well as superzoom and telephoto lenses that can get you closer to your subject. So 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 this list is for you. All the lenses featured here have 4 stars or above and are available for under £200.
1. Nikon 35mm f/1.8G DX – (APS-C, Nikon mount)
For around £150, this compact wide aperture lens weighs only 200g. It sports excellent optical quality and a good build quality. It’s a superb value prime lens that delivers excellent quality images.
2. Pentax 35mm f/2.4 – (Pentax)
If you’re a Pentax user, you can pick this lens up for around £120. It features high-quality optics and is a very compact model. It doesn’t have weather sealing or a lens hood but will make a great prime addition to your kit.