Top 5 reasons the 50mm lens is your first choice

When it comes to which focal segment is more popular, the 50mm lens definitely occupies one of them.  Many people choose the 50mm lens as their first choice. But there are some people who don’t know about it, and even struggle with what focal lens they should buy. So today let’s read this article and I’ll tell you the top 5 reasons the 50mm lens is your first choice.

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Top 5 reasons the 50mm lens is your first choice

1. Use for close-ups

We’re not talking about macro close-ups here, but you can get pretty close for normal lenses. The ability of the lens to open up to F /1.4 (or f/1.8) can give you a very shallow depth of field, so the contrast between the focal point and the background can be pretty dramatic.

If the lens is too close to autofocus, I usually use manual focus. You can definitely take advantage of the large aperture of 5OMM to exaggerate the contrast between a sharp focus subject and a shallow depth of field. You can also use your 50MM as a macro lens using reverse lens macro technology by purchasing inexpensive reverse mounting rings.

2. Size and weight

The 50mm lens is small, light, and easy to carry. This allows you to use the camera for very compact but powerful Settings. Since they’re usually small, there’s no reason not to take them with you for shooting, or keep them in your main camera bag at all times.

3. The 50mm lens will not distort the face

Shot distortion is where the natural view of what’s in the frame has just been turned off and looks different than normal. While many filmmakers use lens distortion to their advantage, the 50mm lens is still the best option for capturing content in a natural way. The 50mm will capture faces without distorting them to unnatural proportions.

4. Night photography

For night shots including light painting and dragging the shutter, the 50mm lens is excellent. The interesting ghost drawing image below was taken with a fairly slow shutter speed, which I could hold as low as possible to ensure capturing some ambient light in the sky. I asked the children to place their torches (flashlights) under their faces, which also illuminated the beanie behind them, and the triangular structure added more movement to the image.

Natural scenery

5. Aperture, light, and optics

Almost every 50mm lens has a large aperture, usually from F /1.4 to F /1.8. This is great for creating shallow depth of field and shooting in low lighting conditions. Not that this is a big pixel peephole, but a prime lens has the advantage over a zoom lens in terms of sharpness, chromatic aberration, and distortion. This is due to their simple construction, which allows for sharper, sharper images.

A final addition: For silhouettes, you must meter the brightest part of the background to underexpose the subject. The easiest way to create a profile is to shoot in manual mode. When you use the back button or half-press the shutter button to measure the background, it also means that you are focusing on the point and not the subject. As a result, your topic won’t be as clear as you’d like. Your focus needs to be the subject, so it needs to be clear. After metering the background, you must move the focus to the subject, but you cannot change the exposure Settings. Take the image and see how it looks and adjust the exposure as needed. It’s that simple.

Now, if you shoot in automatic or semi-automatic mode and let the camera fully or partially control the Settings, you will find yourself in a tight spot when taking silhouettes. When you move the focus to the subject and half-press the button to focus, your camera will also adjust the exposure Settings based on the light hitting the subject. You will then lose the background Settings that are the basis for the silhouette image. You can also set exposure using Exposure Lock (AEL).

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