Compact, lightweight & fast AF primes

Modern autofocus lenses are becoming heavier and larger. This is primarily due to the fact that most of the lenses released recently are high-end models intended for professionals and demanding amateurs, with their rugged metal barrels and complex optical formulas with many glass elements. Against this background, models with a compact and lightweight design are of particular value. Here is a list of such lenses currently in production.


Canon EF-S 24mm F/2.8 STM ⌀52APS-CPancake lens 2014 
Canon RF 16mm F/2.8 STM ⌀43Pro 2021 
Canon RF 28mm F/2.8 STM ⌀55Pancake lens 2023 
Canon RF 50mm F/1.8 STM ⌀43 2020 
Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM ⌀49 2015 
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 14mm F/2.8 R ⌀58APS-CPro 2012 
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F/2.8 R WR ⌀49APS-C 2019 
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18mm F/2 R ⌀52APS-C 2012 
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 23mm F/2 R WR ⌀43APS-C 2016 
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 27mm F/2.8 R WR ⌀39APS-CPancake lens 2021 
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm F/2 R WR ⌀43APS-C 2015 
Fujifilm Fujinon XC 35mm F/2 ⌀43APS-C 2020 
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm F/1.4 R ⌀52APS-CPro 2012 
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 50mm F/2 R WR ⌀46APS-C 2017 
Leica Elmarit-TL 18mm F/2.8 ASPH. E39APS-CPancake lens 2017 
Leica Summicron-TL 23mm F/2 ASPH. E52APS-C 2014 
Sigma 45mm F/2.8 DG DN | C ⌀55 2019 
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F/1.8G ⌀52APS-C 2009 
Nikon AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 40mm F/2.8G ⌀521:1 @ 0.163mAPS-C 2011 
Nikon AF Nikkor 28mm F/2.8D ⌀52 1994 
Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm F/2D ⌀52 1995 
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D ⌀52 2002 
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G ⌀58 2011 
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G Special Edition ⌀58 2013 
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm F/1.4D ⌀52Pro 1995 
Nikon DX Nikkor Z 24mm F/1.7 ⌀46APS-C 2023 
Nikon Nikkor Z 26mm F/2.8Pancake lens 2023 
Nikon Nikkor Z 28mm F/2.8 SE ⌀52 2021 
Nikon Nikkor Z 28mm F/2.8 ⌀52 2021 
Nikon Nikkor Z 40mm F/2 ⌀52 2021 
Nikon Nikkor Z 40mm F/2 SE ⌀52 2022 
HD Pentax-DA 35mm F/2.8 Macro Limited ⌀491:1 @ 0.139mAPS-C 2013 
smc Pentax-DA 35mm F/2.4 AL ⌀49APS-C 2010 
HD Pentax-DA 40mm F/2.8 Limited ⌀49APS-CPancake lens 2013 
smc Pentax-DA 50mm F/1.8 ⌀52APS-C 2012 
HD Pentax-DA 70mm F/2.4 Limited ⌀49APS-CPancake lens 2013 
HD Pentax-FA 35mm F/2 ⌀49 2019 
HD Pentax-FA 43mm F/1.9 Limited ⌀49Pancake lens 2021 
HD Pentax-FA 50mm F/1.4 ⌀49Pro 2023 
smc Pentax-FA 50mm F/1.4 Classic ⌀49Pro 2023 
Sony E 11mm F/1.8 G [SEL11F18] ⌀55APS-CPro 2022 
Sony E 16mm F/2.8 [SEL16F28] ⌀49APS-CPancake lens 2010 
Sony E 20mm F/2.8 [SEL20F28] ⌀49APS-CPancake lens 2013 
Sony E 35mm F/1.8 OSS [SEL35F18] ⌀49APS-C 2012 
Sony E 50mm F/1.8 OSS [SEL50F18] ⌀49APS-C 2011 
Sony FE 24mm F/2.8 G [SEL24F28G] ⌀49 2021 
Sony FE 28mm F/2 [SEL28F20] ⌀49 2015 
Sony FE Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm F/2.8 ZA [SEL35F28Z] ⌀49 2013 
Sony FE 40mm F/2.5 G [SEL40F25G] ⌀49 2021 
Sony FE 50mm F/2.5 G [SEL50F25G] ⌀49 2021 
Sony FE 50mm F/1.8 [SEL50F18F] ⌀49 2016 
Third party lenses (11)
Samyang AF 12mm F/2 E / X ⌀62APS-C
aka Rokinon AF 12mm F/2 E / X
Pro 2021 
Samyang AF 18mm F/2.8 FE ⌀58
aka Rokinon AF 18mm F/2.8 FE
Pro 2019 
Tamron 20mm F/2.8 Di III OSD F050 ⌀67Pro 2019 
Samyang AF 24mm F/2.8 FE ⌀49
aka Rokinon AF 24mm F/2.8 FE
Tamron 24mm F/2.8 Di III OSD F051 ⌀67 2019 
Carl Zeiss Touit Planar T* 32mm F/1.8 E52APS-C 2013 
Samyang AF 35mm F/2.8 FE ⌀49
aka Rokinon AF 35mm F/2.8 FE
Tamron 35mm F/2.8 Di III OSD F053 ⌀67 2019 
Samyang AF 35mm F/1.8 FE ⌀58
aka Rokinon AF 35mm F/1.8 FE
smc Pentax-DA 40mm F/2.8 XS ⌀27APS-CPancake lens 2012 
Samyang AF 45mm F/1.8 FE ⌀49
aka Rokinon AF 45mm F/1.8 FE

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