35mm Vs 50MM Vs 85mm lens: Which is best for you?

Most photographers like to keep a series of prime lenses in their camera bag. There is usually a wide-angle lens, for example 35mm, a standard lens, for example 50mm, and a telephoto lens, usually 85mm. This set of lenses covers most of the photographic styles that serious camera users need.

Depending on the style of photos you prefer to take, you will need to attach at least one of these lenses to your camera. There are many kinds of lenses on the market, but which one to choose? Deciding between them depends on your use case, budget, and taste. In the following guide, we will show you which lenses are suitable for certain conditions and which lenses are better suited to the type of photography you are most interested in.

1. What is focal length?

The focal length of one eye was roughly around 22 mm. The visual field is closer to 50 mm when the two eyes are combined, because you have two eyes seeing at the same time. Therefore, in terms of portrait lens, 35mm portrait lens will provide you with a wide field of view. You will be able to capture your subjects as well as their surroundings.


The smaller the number, the wider the field of view. 85mm or 105mm will give you a narrower field of view. This means that if you keep the same distance with the model and switch from 35 mm to 85 mm and you do not move, you will get closer and closer pictures of your subject. In non-technical terms, the higher the focal length number, the more "enlarged" and closer the portrait appears.

2. What is a prime focus lens?

There are zoom lenses and prime lenses. A zoom lens has a series of elements inside the barrel that change the focal length so that the camera zooms closer to or away from the subject. You don't have to move your position - the shot will be done for you. A prime lens has a fixed focal length. It doesn't matter if it's a wide-angle lens, a standard focal length lens, or a telephoto lens -- as long as it doesn't zoom, that means it's a fixed focal length prime lens.

Prime lenses are preferred by most photographers because they have a wider aperture than zoom lenses. They also usually have better quality glass and are usually cheaper. A large aperture means that you can keep the ISO at the lower end of the scale, so there are less particles (electronic noise) in the image. You can keep the shutter speed high.


3. What is the use of a 3.35MM lens?

The 35mm lens is perfect for capturing the subject and its surroundings.

The wide field of view allows you to capture model portraits and scene details without having to move far from the subject.

If your indoor space is limited and you do not have room to get away from your subject, you may also consider using 35MM.

35MM is also great for shooting outdoors or in beautiful places. If you are looking for more lifestyle images, then 35mm is an excellent choice for you.

4. What is the use of a 4.50MM lens?

A 50mm focal length is a good lens for everyday portrait photography. Lens options include lightweight, small body that can easily fit into a backpack or small camera bag.

This lens is a good choice for lifestyle portrait and outdoor portrait photography. The F1.8 version of the lens is relatively budget friendly, so you can use these options to maximize the bokeh in the portrait.

The 50MM lens is so common that you can find discounted prices on used versions in the second-hand market, making it easier to obtain used copies.


5. What is the use of a 5.85MM lens?

85mm is the gold "standard" for portraits. It can give your subject minimal or no distortion, and you can get a lot of detail in the image.

For these reasons, the 85MM is a very common studio shot. Many photographers like to get up close not only to people, but also to products.

After reading this, I believe you have a certain understanding of 35mm lens, 50mm lens, and 85mm lens, and have a certain idea about which lens you should choose. Finally, I wish you can buy the lens that suits you.

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