A 35mm or 50mm prime lens

HWM (Malaysia) - - FEATURE -

Get a 35mm or 50mm prime lens to go with that new in­ter­change­able lens cam­era. A prime lens is a fixed fo­cal length lens with a fast aper­ture, nor­mally an f/1.8.

If you’re used to zoom­ing, us­ing a prime lens sounds like a lim­i­ta­tion, but it’s a lim­i­ta­tion that will help you im­prove your pho­tog­ra­phy by teach­ing you how to see the way a lens sees. Con­sider that leg­endary pho­tog­ra­phers like Henri Cartier-Bres­son were known for shoot­ing ex­clu­sively with prime lenses.

We sug­gest go­ing with a 35mm or 50mm as these are fo­cal lengths that more closely ap­prox­i­mate what the hu­man eye sees, and are easier to start with than a wide 24mm or a tele­photo 85mm.

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