Nifty Fifty Anyone?

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The 50 mm lens or the Nifty fifty is one of the most popular camera lenses in the market. The lens is preferred by many photographers due to its many benefits:

Ideal For Low Photography

The 50 mm lens is a prime lens thus, which means it is fixed and does not zoom. It takes professional-quality photos. It has a wide aperture which allows more light to enter through the lens opening. The large aperture gives you the freedom of using faster shutter speed in order to avoid the infamous camera shake.

You can also use slower shutter speed and lock out noises you get from higher shutter speeds or high ISO. Try practicing using both faster and slower speeds.

Light Weight

Depending on the brand, a 50 mm lens weighs between 4.3 oz to 6 oz. This means that there’s no reason why you should leave the lens at home. If you are not in the mood of carrying a whole bag of stuff around, you only need to take your camera and the lens and you will be good to go.

Cheap

Lenses from the most popular brands go at a price range of $100-200. This price is too low compared to other lenses. According to expert photographers, the quality of an image taken by the nifty fifty lens is almost the same as that taken by a $1000 lens.

Super Sharpness

Since this lens is a fixed lens, you are able to take sharper images as there are less moving parts inside the lens. There are also less lens elements to give you blurred images. The large aperture in the lens greatly contributes in giving you sharper images.

Versatility

Since the lens is neither too wide nor too long, you can use it on a wide range of environments. For example, you can use it on the streets. You can also use it to take portraits.

Normal

The lens is categorised as a normal or standard lens. This means that the lens mimics the human eye. Due to this feature, the lens gives a natural look to the images that you take. This feature is also great for beginners as they won’t feel as if they are looking through a lens.

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These are some of the benefits of a 50 mm lens. Regardless of the brand that you are buying, always ensure that you buy from a reputable store. The nifty fifty lens is undoubtedly one of the best lenses that you will come across as a photographer.  Check out some of these Canon and Nikon nifty fifties.