We Loved These Beautiful 50mm Lenses For Portrait Photography

The 50mm lens has evolved over the years to be a fantastic portrait lens.

If you want a wider portrait lens, then 50mm is pretty ideal. In the past few years, the distortion in them and the overall quality has become stellar. When you shoot with one, noses are bound to bulge nowhere as much as they used to. But in addition to that, the colors and the bokeh will simply pop. We’ve reviewed well over 700 lenses that you can find in our Reviews Index. So we chose some of these special lenses. We know that it’s hard to get your hands on new gear right now. So we partnered with KEH for some of the best out there!

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Why You Should Adore the Awesome 50mm Lens for Photography

As the Reviews Editor for The Phoblographer, I’m often solicited for lens recommendations from beginner photographers. Time and time again, I find myself recommending the 50mm. 50mm lenses make for great additions to every photographer’s arsenal. This is especially true for those just starting and wanting to graduate beyond their kit lenses. It’s a versatile focal length that bridges the gap between wide-angle and telephoto. 50mm lenses, particularly f1.8 versions, are very affordable as well. So versatile, in fact, that many photographers colloquially refer to their budget 50mm lens as a “Nifty Fifty.” On the fence about picking up a Nifty Fifty of your own? Head past the jump to see all you can achieve with the 50mm focal length.

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Showdown of the Sony 50mm Lenses. Which One Is Right For You?

A number of options are available when it comes to Sony 50mm native lenses, but which one is the right choice for you?

Sitting between wide-angle and telephoto focal lengths, 50mm lenses offer a lot of versatility. They are suitable for many different genres of photography ranging from landscape, portraiture, street, etc. Many photographers have lovingly dubbed their 50mm lens a “Nifty Fifty” as a result. 50mm lenses, particularly those with a maximum aperture of f1.8, also tend to be quite affordable as well. In fact, 50mm lenses tend to be one of the first that many photographers purchase after they’ve outgrown the kit lenses bundled with their cameras. If you’re just getting started with the Sony Full Frame Mirrorless camera system, here are four native E Mount 50mm lenses you should consider.

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5 Pretty Awesome 50mm Lenses(ish) Under $600 That Won’t Break Your Budget

Say no more if all you want are 50mm lenses that aren’t going to make your wallet hurt

The world of 50mm lenses can be a very pricey one, and on the other end it can be a very affordable one. Navigating and picking out which ones are the best amongst the sea of lenses and manufacturers out there isn’t so simple though. But we’ve reviewed pretty much all the 50mm lenses out (or at least the majority of them), so we went through our archives to figure out which ones aren’t going to break the bank and are still going to astound you.

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The Down Low: 50mm vs 85mm For Beginners

Lens suggestions and comparisons are just a part of life for the beginner photographer. As you are constantly yearning to satiate that uncontrollable desire to get better gear and shoot better images, you often find yourself wondering what your next lens purchase should be.

A choice many of you may be struggling with right now could be the choice between a 50mm lens or an 85mm lens. There could be many reasons for you dealing with this conundrum, but let’s go with the most obvious which is that you are wanting to shoot more portraits. Both 50mm and 85mm are popular portrait focal lengths, so how should you choose which one to add to your kit? Continue reading…