Advice on fixed focal length lenses please.

Started Sep 30, 2012 | Discussions thread
Draek Senior Member • Posts: 2,028
Re: Advice on fixed focal length lenses please.

My recommendation is, get a cheaper one so you can get a "feel" for using a fixed focal lens. The Sony 35/1.8 would be a good choice, since it's roughly a normal lens, but if not the Minolta 50/1.7 or Sony 50/1.8 would be interesting choices as well: they're good focal lengths for portraiture, so you can get a feel for their shallow DOF as well. Jumping straight into the 135/1.8 Zeiss... well, I'm sure it's a great lens, but if you don't like it and sell it on eBay you'll probably have to take a loss as large as the price of any of the aforementioned lenses, so I'd really recommend against it.

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