I have recently rediscovered my 50mm lens and have it locked to my camera. I had basically forgotten how versatile this little lens is, fast, and great for those perfect bokeh shots my biggest surprise what just how good the lens is for everything else.
I never once considered that I would use a 50mm lens for landscape photography but passing a local church with a 50mm on the 5DMK 2 I captured this shockingly cold photo.
You can click on the photo to view it on flickr or look at the additional photos in the set here. Maybe I was lucky that the 50mm lens was just wide enough to capture both lanes with the church in the centre but being prime meant the photograph was particularly sharp.
The speed of the 50mm lens means indoor photography is achievable without a flash. It will challenge your photography with your lens being the zoom and a close depth of field can result in some stunning images with the risk of a few out of focus on the way.
There is very little distortion with a 50mm lens and it is pretty close to how the eye sees. Every time I am asked advice on what camera to buy I always add a 50mm lens into the mix. At less than £100 it is one of the best photographic investments you can buy.
Do you own a 50mm lens?
We haven’t had a poll in a while so this is a great opportunity to discover how many of you own a 50mm lens.