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:
- 100mm macro
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.
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