Prime Lenses

What are prime lenses?

Wikipedia: In film and photography, a prime lens is a fixed focal length photographic lens (as opposed to a zoom lens), typically with a maximum aperture from f2.8 to f1.2.

So popular prime lens focal lengths:

  • 50mm
  • 85mm
  • 100mm macro
  • 135mm
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What are some of the advantages of using prime lenses?

  • More Light
  • Shallow Depth of Field
  • Sharper Images
  • Better Image Quality
  • Good Value
  • Smaller & Lighter
  • Easier To Get Used To The Focal Length
  • Forces You To Move

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The biggest disadvantage:

  • Fixed focal length
  • More expensive

While prime lenses shouldn’t be the first lenses you buy, they do have a place and purpose. I use a 100mm Macro (which take awesome portraits) and a 135mm for nature.

Thanks for reading, keep on shooting, and, as always I look forward to your continued support.

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