Advice on fixed focal length lenses please.

Started Sep 30, 2012 | Discussions thread
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theswede
theswede Veteran Member • Posts: 3,936
Re: Advice on fixed focal length lenses please.

I definitely recommend giving prime only photography a try for a bit. It opens a new way of viewing the world for you and will also make it easier for you to find the proper framing with your zooms once you learn to manage it. But the 135 is rather specialized to start with.

If you want a good prime lense which suits general photography I would recommend starting with a 50F1.4. The Sony model or a used Minolta will serve you well. This is a lense you can use for indoor portraits, including of your dog, as well as for low light outdoor photography and casual photography of all manner of subjects. If you find you enjoy using a fixed focal length you can expand to get something wider or narrower, as you find what you would need.

Jesper

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