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35mm or 50mm Lens: Which Should I Choose?

There are many photographers who have to choose between a 35mm or 50mm prime lens. Which one is best for you? Here are some things to consider when choosing which lens will work best for your style of photography.


Should I Choose the 35mm Lens?

The main difference between these two lenses is field of view, or how much of what you see in front of you the lens captures. The 50mm has a narrower angle, so it captures more than the wider angle (35) does. This makes sense if you’re photographing people and want them all in frame without having to step back too far from them whereas if you were photographing something like landscape shots where distance doesn’t make as big a difference

What is a Prime Lens?

A prime lens is a type of lens that doesn’t zoom. There are lenses that are considered “bad” optics, but they are still called primes because they are not zooming or moving through any other way to capture subject matter.

What is a Zoom Lens?

A zoom lens or “variable focal length” lens means that you can change the way your subject appears in the frame. Think of it like taking two lenses and zooming them closer to what you want, so instead of having to switch out prime lenses for different shots all the time, just adjust one ring on this type of lens and get multiple looks from one piece of equipment.

Do I Need Both Lenses?

It’s not necessary but many photographers do have both types of lenses because they offer such different benefits depending on what kind of photography style they are shooting. If landscape work is more up your alley then probably best suited with a 50mm while if people are who you’re photographing, a … Read the rest

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Know Your Numbers and Letters: Lens Explanations

For those of you who are new to the world of lenses, or have just recently started wearing them, it can be tough to know exactly what all the numbers and letters mean. There are so many different types of lenses that offer a variety of benefits depending on your needs. Whether you need glasses for reading, sport activities, or something in between- there’s a lens type for you! In this blog post, we’ll break down some common lens types and their meanings.

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F Numbers Mean Aperture

Focal Length and F number both represent an Aperture setting. This is the amount of light that gets into your camera to expose on your sensor or film, respectively. The lower the F-stop (or f/number) will be more “light sensitive.” this means you can shoot in dimly lit areas like indoors without a flash with less graininess than if you were shooting outdoors on a sunny day at ISO 100, for example! If it’s dark outside and I am taking pictures inside my home where there are no windows whatsoever, guess what? You guessed it – I’m using low aperture settings so that I don’t have to use my flash lighting up everyone else who might also be hiding behind me trying not to get caught in the picture!

mm Numbers Mean Focal Length

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Numbers in a lens usually refer to the focal length, which is how much of a scene at a distance in front of you is shown in focus. A higher mm number means a greater focal range. The letters usually refer to the aperture set by the lens’s diaphragm blades. When reading from left to right, lower-case letters indicate wider apertures, while upper-case letters indicate narrower apertures. If there are no letters, the lens has a fixed aperture.

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Understanding Lens Distortion

Have you ever taken a photo and noticed that the edges of the photo are curved? This is called lens distortion. Lens distortion occurs when an image passes through a camera lens, which has been magnified to fit onto your digital sensor or film. In order to take photos with as little lens distortion as possible, photographers should use lenses designed for their type of photography. The following article will help you understand more about this phenomenon so that you can take better pictures!

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1. What is lens distortion and what does it look like

Lens distortion is a type of optical illusion that can affect photos shot with a camera. It appears as if the photo is either stretched out or compressed, and it’s often found in images with wide angles.

Lens distortion can be caused by many factors, but one of the most common ones is image sensor size. Larger sensors can distort and create more pronounced and noticeable effects than smaller sensors would. This is because the compression and stretching that occurs when using a wide angle lens will be amplified with larger sensors.

2. How to avoid distortion when taking photos

If you want to avoid distortion, you can use a graduated filter or polarized filter. Both of these will prevent light spillage that cause lens distortion. You can also use a rise up or similar tool to minimize any perspective distortion that might happen.

– Ensure you have enough light so that the image is bright and clear. If it’s too dark, your picture will probably be fuzzy or grainy. Picking a day with lots of natural sunlight can help ensure this happens if there isn’t any extra lighting available in the room where you’re shooting pictures. When indoors, turn on all lights as well … Read the rest