The obvious answer between choosing a 35mm and a 50mm lens is whatever suits you. But there’s more.
This may sound like a crazy title, but in all honesty, it isn’t. The easy answer is, “Whatever is best for you.” But that’s not deep enough of an answer for whether you need a 35mm or a 50mm lens. Both lenses offer a field of view to photographers that mimic what the human eye sees. Both are good in similar situations, with one having a slight advantage over the other in varying degrees. And in today’s world, both types of lenses are easily able to deliver great image quality. So which do you choose?