‘Street photography’ is always about getting really close to your subject without altering the behavior of your subject. A street photographer involves the viewers in the seen. The best lenses for street photography have a good focal length that replicate the field of view. Prime lenses are ideal case scenario in the realm of street photography or travel photography.

Best lenses for street photography of 2016 are the ones with a good focal length as you will have to prepare yourself into taking variety of pictures. Best lenses for street photography usually involves the lens with a wide focal range accompanied by a single zoom lens. In this round up we have a list of the best lenses for street photography of 2016.Sigma-50mm

Superzoom Lenses

Street photography demands highest form of image quality and super zoom lens will not be considered the best lenses for street photography but they can be utilized in a good way. They offer 10-12x optical zoom and they are quite stable in spite of having a massive focal length. They are perfect for shooting wide variety of images such as wide angle landscapes and documentary shots, even portraits can be shot through these lenses.

Before you go on use super zoom lenses like a pro you will have to practice a lot in order to become a pro. You will have to do extensive research in order to find out the best aperture. Once you have learned all the techniques then you can efficiently use super zoom lenses.canon_efs_18-200-copy

Superzoom Lens options

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Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM full frame

$597.00

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Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM full frame

$2,449.00

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Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II APS-C

$579.00

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR full frame

$946.95

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Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM | C APS-C

$349.00

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Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD full frame

$597.00

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50mm Prime Lenses:

They are considered the best lenses for street photography because they are light weight and they are equipped with a massive aperture in a tiny built. They are also quite affordable and have a good focal length, good enough for street photography we’d say. If you are using a camera with APS-C sensor than these lenses are perfect for you. The shallow depth of field makes these lenses perfect for street photography and portraits. They have a sharp image quality and shoot good images even in low light.Sigma-50mm

50mm Lens options

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II full frame

$110.00

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Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G APS-C

$1,199.00

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G full frame

$196.95

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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f/1.8 Micro Four Thirds

$390.39

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Pentax smc DA 35mm f/2.4 AL APS-C

$107.95

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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A full frame

$360.00

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Sony DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM APS-C

$168.00

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35mm Prime Lenses:

Best lenses for street photography are usually incorporated with a massive field of view and these lenses are equipped with it. They allow you to have a subject large in a frame and also tend to put the surroundings in context. These lens are fixed and give an extremely sharp image quality, these lenses are accompanied with a large aperture that works well in low light. These lenses are lightweight, compact and they are also reasonably priced and they should definitely be your top priority if you are looking for best lenses for street photography.Pentax-21-black

35mm Lens options

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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM full frame

1,799.00

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Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM full frame

$549.00

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G full frame

$1,696.95

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Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited

$359.95

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Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A full frame

$839.99

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