50 Fantastic Photos taken with a 50mm lens

In our recent poll and discussion the 50mm prime lens range came out on top as the lens you would chose if you were only allowed to ever own one. (see the outcome here). As a result we asked you to add your favourite 50mm photos to the Seven by Five Flickr Pool.

As you can see the 50mm prime lenses offer amazingly sharp images with stunning depth of field. Here is a selection of 50 great photos taken with a 50mm prime lens. As usual click on the photo to visit it on Flickr.

Untitled

by Eddie X

BSR Nightshot

by Counting Lights
BSR nightshoot

Blown Away

by Edwin van Nuil
Blown Away

Ema & Jason Hawaii Engagement

by Bolo-head Man

Corn rigs, an' barley rigs,  An' corn rigs are bonie

The Young Man and The Lake

by Ivvaen
The Young Man And The Lake

Frozen Bicycle

by Elbæk
Frozen Bicycle

Tanner

by Elliot Clifford
Tanner

National Arboretum

by lorainecampanati
National Arboretum

Holding it Still

by Soccerholic
Holding it still.

At the Lights

by Roy Carrington
At the light...

Brush

by Sam Jennings
Brush

Untitled

by Cindy Irene Photography

Orange in Orange

by CrazySphinx
365.148 - Orange in Orange

Day Ninety Two

by Jnap
Day Ninety Two

IGP6776

by Jan Merklin
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First Flowers:White!

by Christina Karchevskaya
First Flowers: White!

Spring Rest

by Cheffalo
Spring rest

Frozen Harbour

by Elbæk
IMG_0908b_WWWFrozen Harbour (Horsens) Feb. 11. 2010 (1) B/W

Sitting, Waiting, Wishing

by Julian Fraser
Sitting, waiting, wishing...

Seats

by lucyb_22
Seats

Court

By Connors75
Court

Christmas Cine Film

by {Flixelpix} David
Christmas Cine Film/a>

Night Walk

by Flixelpix
Night Walk

Clean-up

by Connors75
Clean-up

Goodbye Winter, Welcome Spring!!

by Dewberry Parfum
Good bye winter! Welcome spring!!!!

A Fall’s Foliage Song

by Keenen Brown
Day 203 - A Fall's Foliage Song

Untitled

by Photosbynadya

But where they going….. ?

by Lim Yen Ling
But where were they going without ever knowing the way? (II)

Untitled

by The Edge

Toast

by Flixelpix
Toast

Pennsylvania Ave

by vpickering
Pennsylvania Avenue - 122/365, 1/27/10

Blackford

by Blackford
Blackford

Profile on corner

by Roy Carrington
Profile on the corner

Gallery Place Metro

by vpickering
Gallery Place Metro - 155/365, 2/28/10

Boulevard of Death

by Instant Vantage
Boulevard of Death

Academic stockphoto

by mondogonzo
Academic stockphoto

Are we there yet ?

by Lim Yen Ling
Are we there yet? (IV)

This was the last of winter

by Sleepy Jeanne
this was the last day of winter...

Dial Me Up

by Kardboard604
Dial Me Up

Face

by soccerholic
face

Frozen Harbour (3)

by Elbæk
Frozen Harbour (Horsens) Feb. 11. 2010 (3)

Macro 01

by emperley3
macro 01

BMW 2002

by David Guimarães
BMW 2002

Definitely Green

by FlixelPix
Definitely Green

Day 94

by Brian Petersen
Day 94/365

Untitled

by F**King Hope

Untitled

by Kelsey Walker

Untitled

by getarooman

um dia de chuva

by tchola
um dia de chuva


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Comments

  1. Great photos! I wanted to send one in too, but forgot to do it. Here are some shots I made with my 50mm f/1.4 http://www.flickr.com/photos/vannuil/tags/ef50mmf14usm/

  2. I’m honored to have one of my pictures up here!

  3. It is quite a stretch to call most of these photos ‘fantastic’. Yes they might have been taken with a 50 prime, but some of them are obviously just new photographers trying out a f/1.8 aperture. Random bokeh of christmas lights or street lights with nothing else interesting in the picture does not usually mean ‘fantastic’ in my book. Also, a random picture of a police vehicle on Pennsylvania Ave really lacks anything even interesting in my opinion. Good beginners lens, I agree. But not good photos.

    • Sorry your a sore loser David!

      • Anisha Kaul says:

        Cracken,

        Loser is the person who doesn’t understand the meaning of the word “opinion”, who doesn’t understand that different people have different opinions and there are NO best opinions. Loser is a person who doesn’t know how to respect other people’s opinion.

        I share David’s opinion.

        • Pratyush Pandya says:

          Anisha

          I understand where you’re coming from, and I respect your opinion, as you stated so clearly.
          But to be fair, this is just a collection of photos taken with a 50mm lens, nothing more. Instead of coming here and start criticizing others’ work, like David did, I think we’ll all be better served if one offers a constructive criticism. And if we have nothing good to say, sometimes it’s best left unsaid.
          As someone said below here, we’re all learning.

    • yes, your opinion is valid and i respect it, but i would like to see some of your work i believe i am not the only one. thank you

  4. David, Thanks for the comments. I have emailed you about taking part in the Photo Profile series ? we are all learners here.

  5. Oh, the nifty fifty! These shots are all awesome!

  6. Nice collection!

    I’d say that about 80% of my DSLR images were taken with a nifty fifty, most times a marco lens which gives me more flexibility, as I shoot many close-ups.
    And on a crop sensor camera this lens is even suitable for portraits wide open.
    All in all – the lack of choice actually gives you choice.

  7. The Brush factory is in Loughborough! Instantly recognised it.

  8. I love this topic post, and all the images! I definately think the 50mm is an essential.

  9. wow a insparational series.
    thanks

  10. Amazing series. Will use some of the composition presented.

  11. Some fantastic images there. Would be interesting to see what the most popular version of the 50mm is.

  12. belas imagens … parabéns para todos e pela bela idéia de reunir 50 grandes fotos feitas com 50mm .

  13. The 50mm is a great lens. I use an f1.8 and an f1.4 and always love the results

  14. I’m honoured too! Thank you!

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