Best Prime Lenses for Canon EOS 1D X Mark II (DxOMark)

canon-1dx-mark-iiCanon EOS-1D X Mark II (Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama/ eBay) was officially announced several months ago. DxOMark has just tested over one hundred lenses from an ultra-wide angle 11mm to 600mm super-telephoto and listed the best prime lenses for Canon EOS-1D X Mark II below.

Best Wide-angle Prime Lenses(14-28mm) | Best Portrait Prime Lenses(35-135mm) Best Sports Prime lenses(150mm-600mm)

Best Wide-angle Prime (14-28mm) for Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

In this range, the best lens for Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM A lens. Though it is big and heavy, it has excellent sharpness and very low chromatic aberration and fast maximum aperture. Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A lens comes the second place and Canon’s highly-regarded EF 24mm F1.4L II runs the third place, but Canon costs much expensive than Sigma.

Lens DxOMark Score In Stock Now
Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM A 32 Amazon/Adorama/B&H/eBay
Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A 32 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM 31 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Samyang 24mm F1.4 ED AS 30 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Canon EF 28mm F2.8 IS USM 29 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Canon EF 24mm F2.8 IS USM 28 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

Best Portrait Prime Lenses (35-135mm) for Canon EOS 1D X Mark II

With no doubt, the Zeiss otus 85mm and 55mm F1.4 lenses are the best portrait lenses for Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, however  both are very expensive. You can choose the Sigma 50mm DG HSM Art lens at an affordable price. However, they did not tested the new announced Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG art lens.

Lens  DxOMark Score In Stock Now
Carl Zeiss  T* Otus 85mm F1.4 ZE 38 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 ZE 38 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 37 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art 35 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM 35 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L II 34 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

Best Sports Prime lenses(150mm-600mm) for Canon EOS 1D X Mark II

In this range, with the high DxOMark score 32 points, the highest-performing Canon EF 300 mm F2.8L IS II USM is the best lens for Canon EOS-1D X Mark II. The second place is EF 400mm F2.8L IS II USM. However, these lenses are big, heavy, and insanely pricey…

Lens DxOMark Score In Stock Now
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM 32 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM 30 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM 27 Amazon|B&H|Adorama|eBay
EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM 26 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

Source: DxOMark

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