Why You Should Have a Fixed Fifty

Join me for a look at one of the most famous focal lengths in history. It’s the fixed-fifty lens. This is a lens of many faces. There are lots of different fixed fifties on the market, ranging from thrifty to luxury. But why are these lenses a perennial favorite, and why should they be in everyone’s bag?

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AuthorMajo Elias

I’ve been taking pictures since 2004. When I was starting out, I photographed almost everything. Later my style solidified and I began photographing people almost exclusively. At the moment my main genres are fashion and advertising.

Comments (3)

  1. Agree totally. I switch from DSLR to Ricoh GXR with two fixed lenses 28mm and 50mm. Later bought Sigma DP3 with 75mm. No need for any zoom. After years I realized that with these you could realized almost all photos you need.
    Finally fixed lens makes you better photographer. You learn to think more about composition in advance.
    I hope that full frame will get soon for better price. Cameras like Sony RX1 are future.

    1. We are happy to read your personal experience, thank you!

  2. Great article. Digital cameras have the problem of waste accumulation on the sensor and the frequent change of fixed lens becomes a problem.

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