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Questions tagged [prime]

A lens that has a single focal length.

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which is better for makeup videos and portrait; canon 50mm f/1.8 or a 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 , and why?

I make makeup videos for youtube and recently got the canon rebel T5i as well as the 50mm f/1.8 and 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 lenses. I am not sure which is better for taking photos and which is better for ...
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Do prime lenses still have some advantage over kit lenses when stopped down?

I understand the primary benefit of a prime lens is the fast speed that you can get from wider aperture sizes. But when stopped down (to get a deeper depth-of-view), does it matter which lens you use? ...
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Zoom or Prime Lens(es) for Wildlife Photography on Limited Budget (Nikon D500)

I am currently looking into purchasing some new lenses to accompany my shiny new Nikon D500 on a safari trip in a month. In the past, I have used a Sigma 150-500mm (purchased in 2009 - see here) with ...
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What lens should a new photographer consider starting with? (prime vs zoom, focal length, etc)

It seems like the generally recommended practice is to start with a prime and build some skill with something like a 35 or 50mm lens first before moving on. If I'm primarily going to photograph my ...
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Dogs & Portraits: Should I buy the Canon 50mm f/1.4 or the Tamron 35mm f/1.8 for my APS-C DSLR?

I recently purchased a Canon EOS 77D (which offers an APS-C sensor) with a Canon 70-200mm f/4. Now, I am looking to purchase a prime lens. My research suggests a choice between the Canon 50mm f/1.4 ...
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Is replacing all my Fujifilm gear with this Canon zoom lens an upgrade?

I'm a hobby photographer. I like taking portraits, which I often do at festivals and conventions. I usually take the following gear: Fujifilm X-T2 (an APS-C sensor mirrorless camera), a 16-55mm f/2.8 (...
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Are there any MF standard fast primes for Mirrorless APS-C systems that are not available for APS-C DSLRs? [closed]

I am currently using the Canon 700D and think of shifting to a Fujifilm X-T1. I came across the kamlan f/1.1 which is a very fast standard/short telephoto lens. I am looking for sub-750 USD lens, that ...
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Does Yongnuo YN50 provide Auto Focus with Nikon D5600?

I want to buy Yongnuo YN50 prime lens for my Nikon D5600 camera. I have got 2 main questions regarding it: I am not to find information if it provides AF with Nikon D5600 body (for example, Nikon F/1....
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Shooting portraits - aperture size and focusing techniques [duplicate]

I've recently bought a nikon 50mm prime 1/1.8f lens, and I'm learning about shooting portrait photos. What I wonder about is how to focus on the eyes while having aperture wide opened at 1/1.8? The ...
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How fast can you shoot your normal (50mm equivalent) lens handheld, and without optical image stabilization?

How fast can you shoot your normal (50mm equivalent) lens handheld, and without optical image stabilization? I have had the FUJINON XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS for about two years now. I am very happy ...
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Do fixed focus distance lenses exist for Micro Four Thirds?

I have a Panasonic GH5 camera. Is there a Micro Four Third lens that has fixed focus? I want a lens that would allow me to just shoot video of my son running around without using the AF/MF, I do not ...
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Canon 5D Mark II vs Canon 1200D on 50mm Prime Lens [duplicate]

I have a Canon 1200D and 50mm f1.8 Prime Lens, I have shot some pretty awesome pictures with this combo. Now that I am planning for a High End DSLR, I just want to know what will be the exact ...
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Will primes become rarer in the 24-70mm range for DSLRs like they did for the 70-200mm?

The trinity 14-24mm, 24-70mm and 70-200mm zooms are lens that professionals rely upon for the convenience of a zoom but a good quality similar to a prime. A lot of development has gone into these as ...
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What's the point in high quality rather expensive cameras with permanently mounted prime lens?

Sony RX1R II and Leica Q are two good examples for the current state of technology. Both are packed with a lot of neat features, both have high ISO, impressive stabilization, both are rather compact ...
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Third party EF or EF-S prime lens < 35mm

I am wondering if there are any budget priced third party canon EF or EF-S prime lenses that are less than 35mm, and better yet, pancake compact? I have investigated it and come up with nothing....
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Please review the image and comment [closed]

Hey fellow Photographers, I've taken the below image today and info attached. Please review and comment on it which would help me to improve. Exif : Body : Nikon d5300 Lens : 50mm Exposure : 1/...
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Is there a low light picture quality difference between 50mm 1.8 G and 85mm 1.8 G Nikon?

Yesterday I went to the Nikon showroom and tested both the lenses with 5500 and 5300 bodies. Not sure which lens was mounted on which one though. There were florescent yellow bulbs in the shop, no/...
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Beginning model and prime lens [duplicate]

I was thinking of buying a Canon EOS Rebel T6 to start of with DSLR. Is it a good option? Previously I have used Canon EOS 1200D and Nikon D3300 from some of my friends. And also should I buy the f/1....
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How to avoid changing lenses all the time when shooting with primes?

I recently purchased an entry-level DSLR and a couple of nice prime lenses, mostly for the purpose of taking artistic shots of city streets. The primes are 35mm and 15mm, or about 53mm and 23mm full-...
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Is an 85mm prime lens worth getting to blur backgrounds, if I already have a 50mm prime?

The great lens I have is a 50mm 1.8F G Nikon. My camera is a D3100. I realized I need more blur in the background so I thought may be I should purchase an 85mm prime lens. But I wonder since it is ...
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Any tricks to escape the zoom lens trap?

I have been taking pictures for several years now and slowly improving at that. My camera is Olympus Stylus 1 with the 28-300mm f/2.8 super zoom lens. I like travelling and feel the camera is a great ...
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Would a 24mm/40mm pancake or 50mm prime be better for landscape photography with a Canon APS-C camera?

I use an APS-C camera and would like a prime lens, primarily for landscape photography. I'd like a prime lens for the following reasons: Better quality in terms of crispness of shots. The ones I'm ...
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18-55 VRII or 35mm 1.8 for Nikon D3300 [duplicate]

I own a 18-55 kit lens for my Nikon D3300. i plan to sell it and buy a 35mm 1.8 prime lens. will it worth. i think there is no much difference in focal range of the both
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what is the best focusing mode for prime lens [closed]

what is the best focusing mode for 50mm prime lens. Manual mode or Auto mode to get crisp results ?
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What is that labeled scale on Nikon 50mm f/1.2?

Nikon 50mm f/1.8G looks different from f/1.2 or f/1.4G. What is that extra labeled scale that makes it look different? Nikon 50mm f/1.2 Nikon 50mm f/1.4G Nikon 50mm f/1.8G
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Is not having AF-S in Nikon 50mm f/1.2 a big concern?

Nikon 50mm f/1.2 doesn't have AF-S, it's manual focus. Given that I will mainly using it for taking portrait where I presume to have enough time to focus properly on the subject, can there be any ...
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Sharpness and bokeh comparison of Nikon 50mm f/1.2, f/1.4G and f/1.8G

The contestants are Nikon 50mm f/1.2, f/1.4G and f/1.8G. The list prices are 38,550 INR, 27,990 INR and 18,000 INR respectively. Bokeh: As with any portrait lens, I want a creamy bokeh performance ...
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Is it stupid to purchase AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D over AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G to save a few bucks? [duplicate]

I own a Nikon D5300 body, but wish to upgrade to a Pro FX body in future (not any time soon). Between AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D and AF-S NIKKOR 50MM F/1.8G, I prefer to buy the former, but at the same ...
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Why buy prime super telephoto lenses instead of zoom super telephoto lenses?

35mm and 50mm primes make perfect sense to me: sharper images, simple operation, and framing can usually be handled by taking a few steps forwards and backwards. I'm struggling to see how one would ...
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Can I work with ONLY a single fixed focal length lens?

I am on the edge of investing in the Sony a6000. The reason I keep straying away is the fact that people seem to hate the kit lens. I can't afford much more than either the kit lens or the body and a ...
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What are all the types of lenses? [closed]

I see different types of lens in the market like prime, zoom, telephoto and macro. I'm not sure how many such types really exists and the functions/features of each. Can someone share an explanation ...
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What would be a better lens, 40 or 50mm prime, for walk around? [closed]

I have a Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D body, an EF-S 18-55 wide angle lens, a 70-300mm telephoto lens, and the kit lens that came with the body. I am still building my lens collection and am looking for ...
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Should I change a 18-55 IS STM kit lens for a EF-S 24/2.8 STM prime?

I have a Canon 700D body with a standard 18-55 IS STM lens. Would I notice any improvements in image quality if I switch from the kit lens to an EF-S 24 mm 2.8 prime? I also have a 50 mm 1.8 STM, and ...
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35mm DX prime lense on dx crop sensor(nikon d3300) [duplicate]

I have Nikon D3300 DSLR. I'm confused with 35mm and 50mm prime lenses on FX and DX cameras. Somewhere I read that if a 35mm prime lens is used on a FX camera the focal length is equivalent to around ...
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Why would a full frame prime lens be less effective on a Nikon d5300?

I've seen many reviews that say Nikon FX lenses like the Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G or Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G have great sharpness and bokeh and of course work on Nikon APS-C sensor cameras like my D5300. But I'...
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Which one is better for outdoor portraits Nikon DX NIKKOR 55-200MM F/4-5.6G VRII or 35mm f1.8? [duplicate]

Which one will give me more intense background blur with sharp foreground subject?
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Manual focus prime lenses for Canon 60D [closed]

So I was hoping I could get some specific advice or tips for good quality & cheap (up to 200€) used vintage (1960-90's) manual focus prime lenses that are adaptable to Canons EF-S mount. I am ...
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Will a 14mm f/2.8 prime be useful for nearby action shots?

I am a novice amateur photographer. My only equipment right now is my Sony Nex 3N and the kit 18-55mm zoom. I had been hesitant to sink much money into lenses when I realized that building up a lens ...
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Is a fixed length macro lens better at some tasks than a non-macro lens of the same focal length?

I'm considering getting a 35mm prime lens to augment my current lenses. I'm not looking for a zoom. I can get an f2.8 macro, now, or special order an f2 non-macro lens. Both are roughly the same ...
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How do the Sigma 35mm and 50mm Art primes compare to the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8? [closed]

I shoot people portraits, couple engagement sessions and children (specially my own 1.5 years old). Locations are 70% outdoor green parks or urban settings, 25% indoor in my home and just 5% scenic (...
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Focus issues with my Nikon 5100 camera (35 mm 1.8 lens)

My pictures no longer seem to be sharp. I generally use meter to select focus point and use manual settings to click pictures. Since some time i noticed this change. Could this be an issue with my ...
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Nikon 50mm or 35mm prime for a D5200? [duplicate]

I have Nikon d5200 and a kit lens(18-55). I want to buy a prime lens but confused between 50 mm and 35 mm. Need help and suggestion.
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How does the sharpness of telephoto primes compare to telephoto zoom?

Context I've looked at longer primes from Nikon 200mm/2, 400mm/2.8, etc but I've also seen Telezooms such as the Sigma 150-500 and Tamron 150-600. I know that primes are usually sharper than their ...
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Do I have to buy a 35/1.8 to get background blur or can I use the kit lens? [duplicate]

I have a Nikkon D3200 and it comes with a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Auto Focus-S DX VR NIKKOR Zoom Lens. I read that before I purchase a 35mm prime lens, I should set my lens to 35mm and then take pictures ...
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What aspects are important in a lens for candid shooting in ambient light indoors?

I have solid lenses for my 7D for outdoor photography, but now I want to venture indoors. Closer focal distance, Potentially less light. What are the key artistes of a lens that I should look for? ...
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Is there a significant advantage to more expensive 50mm prime lenses? [duplicate]

I own a Nikon D3200 and I want to buy a 50mm Prime Lens. But this question is not general about Nikon. Some other brands released their own premium 50mm lenses and they are up to 5x as expensive ...
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Are prime lenses sharp across the whole frame while zoom lenses are soft in the corners?

Somebody told me that there is a difference in sharpness between a zoom lens vs. prime lens. A 58-200mm will give sharp focus in the center of the frame but blurry performance at the corners, while ...
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Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM vs Canon 50mm f/1.8 II?

What are difference between canon 50 mm f/1.8 STM vs canon 50 mm f/1.8 II ? which is better to buy?
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What difference is there between the 50mm in a zoom lens, a 50mm prime lens, and a 50mm macro?

I would like to know the differences between: 50mm prime lens 50mm in a zoom lens 50mm macro lens
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First prime lens for newbie Canon 600D? [duplicate]

I'm looking to buy a prime lens, and not sure which to get, for the price range I'm looking at (about £75) I can find these two: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens Ikinda want ...