For me this year consisted of using 3 primes, the Sigma 35 1.4, the 135l, and the 50l. All 3 have such great qualities at their given focal lengths that taking anyone off for the other is a pain.
With that said the 135l gave me images I just couldn't get anywhere else, but on the downside at that focal length it was useless indoors for me. Some of my most beautiful images came from this lens though and when I slap it on I feel like it's almost as if I have a cheat code for beautiful pictures. It just cannot hang in the versatile department.
The Sigma 35 is easily one of my favorites lenses I have ever owned, the sharpness, the bokeh, the focal length. This in my opinion might be the perfect focal length and with this lens showing it off I had some stunning captures from it. This was a tight call for me because I love this lens so much. I really have no complaints about it at all.
Which leads me to my pick for my personal lens of the year, the 50L. Is it soft? Yeah it is at 1.2 but it's at 1.2 what do you expect. It has a softness though that has character, it's not a bad soft imo but a nice soft at 1.2. I've also had captures really sharp at f 1.2. images with this lens without a doubt give off one of the nicest 3d pop type effects I've seen from a lens.. The images that come from this lens are very distinctive and also remember it has a major learning curve, one I still am learning daily. I also was never a fan of the 50mm focal length, perferring the 35mm focal length but when I have this lens on it just gives me images that cannot be had anywhere else. It also is my go to indoors camera, and my life consists alot more doing things indoors with family, parties, social gatherings, and holidays. This lens kills it in those scenarios and that's why I'm giving it my lens of the year.
What about you guys and gals?