58mm lens. Why this focal length in particular?

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58mm lens. Why this focal length in particular?
7 months ago

Being a photographer for some time, I'm fully conversed on the benefits of 24mm 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 105mm, 200mm, 300mm, etc..

Can anybody shed light on what kind of shots a 58mm prime would be common to? Within a Zoom lens range fair enough, 58mm may just be the sweet focal length for a particular shot, but to me it seems a bit of an odd ball focal length to restrict/commit to a prime.

Personally, purchasing a prime over a zoom needs to be justified by expected heavy usage. I just don't get what 58mm is aimed at. Can somebody enlighten me?
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