12 Budget Lenses For Street Photographers Under $500

Hit the street with one of these affordable budget lenses for some great street photography results. 

Street photography is not a niche in photography known to be a money maker. In fact, if you get into street photography looking to make money you are looking in a very wrong place. This means street photographers are often looking for more affordable kit options that allow them to get what they need for the look they are going for with the lowest hit possible to their wallet.

So, with that in mind, we have put together this list of what we consider to be some of the best budget lenses under $500 for street photographers. Let’s get into it… DSLR Lenses

If you are still shooting Canon or Nikon, or maybe even Pentax or Sony A, then this is the budget lens list for street photography you need to have a look at. These lenses are affordable and offer the skill sets you should be looking for from street photography lenses.

  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00X8MRBCW’ text=’Canon 50mm F1.8 STM’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’f15d9478-deb8-11e7-b64d-a5f1e7b8995b’] (Our Review)
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00894YP00′ text=’Canon 40mm F2.8 STM’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’9c27f627-deb9-11e7-b2e6-514284a81613′] (Our Review)
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00BQXL8BU’ text=’Sigma 30mm F1.4 Art’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’d07e8cf8-deb9-11e7-82d3-5d6b91153b4f’] (Our review)
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B004Y1AYAC’ text=’Nikon 50mm F1.8G’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’62763d85-dec1-11e7-a056-a1f7c3f0aae9′] (Our Review)
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00005RKSU’ text=’Sigma 28mm F1.8′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’367ce3c4-dec4-11e7-88eb-3fcee8f81b8e’] (Our Review)

Mirrorless Lenses

Small, compact…it’s no wonder so many street photographers are turning to mirrorless systems these days. If you happen to be one of the street photographers jumping on the mirrorless bandwagon then

  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00U29GN6O’ text=’Sony FE  28mm F2′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’7d8c1db2-deb9-11e7-b33f-bdf3806234cd’] (Our Review)
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B016S28I4S’ text=’Fujifilm 35mm F2 R WR’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’27c13538-dec0-11e7-aafd-578beef03f01′] (Our Review)
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B01KNXOCO8′ text=’Fujifilm 23mm F2 R WR’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’2e7cd735-dec0-11e7-a14d-1dadeee0f1d6′] (Our Review)
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B01DLMD5O6′ text=’Sony FE 50mm F1.8′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’57c4032d-dec0-11e7-86d5-99a0a28ca946′] (Our Review)
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00HWMP0XG’ text=’Olympus 25mm F1.8′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’7510027c-dec0-11e7-9190-f59cb62526c7′] (Our Review)
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00DJS830Y’ text=’Panasonic 20mm F1.7 II’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’a945f25b-dec0-11e7-8ea6-397ed5129588′] (Our Review)
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00B20OYUO’ text=’Sony 20mm F2.8′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’ca72fcdd-dec0-11e7-abc4-4d1c6a793638′] (Our Review)

Anthony Thurston

Anthony is a Portland, Oregon based Boudoir Photographer specializing in a dark, moody style that promotes female body positivity, empowerment, and sexuality. Besides The Phoblographer, he also reviews gear and produces his own educational content on his website.