If you have taken a liking to photography and done some research then you have probably come across numerous articles that show the benefits of investing in a good prime lens, but with so many options out there, which one should you actually buy?
Well, that is no easy question to answer, but we will try to help you with your decision to make sure you get the best prime lens for you.
Prime lenses are photographic lenses that don't have a variable focal length, in simple terms, they are lenses that cannot zoom.
Prime lenses offer a far sharper image due to the fact that they contain far fewer glass lens elements and they usually have a far faster aperture which is ideal for both low light and blurring your backgrounds.
However, there are many focal lengths that are available in prime lenses that usually range from around 35mm, 50mm and 85mm, which make them ideal for portraiture.
But you will have to decide on which one is best for your type of photography. If you have a full-frame camera, you will get a wider perspective on all the above mentioned focal lengths, whereas a cropped sense will give you a more "zoomed" in perspective.
Also, the greater focal lengths give you a further working distance to get a similar shot.
Take a look at the video below by the YoutTube channel: Mitch Lally on Which Prime Lens Should You Buy?