Whether you’re just looking for fun, want to improve your Instagram photos, or want to start a career in photography, you should first understand that there are two types of lenses: zooms and fixed focal lengths. Zooms, which are found in the majority of complete camera kits, give you more control over framing without having to move around thanks to their variable focal lengths. As their name suggests, they allow you to “zoom in” and can be very effective when you need to quickly change the angle of view. They are very useful especially for travel photos or for shooting sports events.
But the fixed focal length has many advantages that should not be overlooked. It is certainly impossible to zoom with a focal length because by definition, it is fixed. But it allows you to have a diaphragm that opens much more than zoom lenses. The aperture criteria are evoked by the following references: f/1.8, f/1.4 or f/1.2. Clearly, the smaller the number, the better the lens will catch the light. This element deserves to be taken into account because it allows to obtain a better “bokeh”. It is important to understand that the fixed point will be sharp while the surrounding area will remain blurred. Not only your subject will be highlighted but your shot will have a little artistic side.
It should be noted that there is a wide range of fixed focal length lenses that can go from 18mm to 200mm. It is therefore necessary to take into account this figure expressed in millimeters. The smaller it is, the wider your field of view will be. The lenses ranging from 18 to 35mm are the wide angles. A 200mm lens is called a telephoto lens. In summary: If you lack distance (you want to take a picture inside your tiny studio), favor a wide angle. If you want to be a paparazzi or wildlife photographer with your camera, go for a telephoto lens.
If today you want to invest in a first fixed focal length lens, we advise you to first go for the 50mm f/1.8. Often perceived as the “all terrain” lens, it is a good compromise between portrait and landscape requirements since it is the one that comes closest to the angle of human vision. Moreover, it is the most affordable fixed focal length lens. The others, with a specific aim are indeed much more expensive and intended for professionals. Here is our selection of 50mm f/1.8 lenses compatible with the right camera so that your photos become true works of art.
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