Manual lens selection when using the camera for the first time


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"Every novice photographer must have a 50mm focal length lens"

This is the "jargon" of the photography world. You may find this statement a bit exaggerated. In fact, this is not the case. This is the true portrayal of the extraordinary position of the 50mm focal length in the photography circle.

First of all, 50mm is recognized as the focal length closest to the field of vision of the human eye, which can produce immersive visual effects, so the 50mm lens is also called "standard lens";

Secondly, the shooting practice of 50mm focal length is one of the best shortcuts for beginners to understand the effect of photography perspective, which can help beginners grow faster.

50mm is the recognized standard focal length for portrait viewing angles, and F2.0-F4.8 is considered to be the best aperture range for portraits. Based on these two points, the Rockstar 50mmF2.0 is designed for portrait photography.
Why have a good 50mm lens? Read on; we'll reveal seven of the most important reasons.
1. Affordability
Cost is critical for many people when it comes to purchasing new camera equipment. New lenses can cost thousands of dollars, some even more expensive than the camera body you use them with.

2. Smaller size
Regardless of your photography style, having something that is easy to carry will reduce your stress. Of course, in some cases this isn't possible - but with a 50mm lens, you can fit it in your bag without having to move anything else to make room.

3. Boost your creativity
Shot with 50mm lens
Don't get us wrong, kit lenses are great for building momentum in your early days as a photographer. If you later choose to buy another zoom lens, you will be affected in a number of situations. However, having a prime lens can inspire you to think more creatively.

When you use a zoom lens, you can get out of some situations; all you need to do is change the focal length. But with a prime lens like the 50mm, you have nowhere to hide.

Using a 50mm lens forces you to think outside the box. For example, if you're in a space that's too tight for your desired frame, you might consider crouching down or try again from a higher position.

4. Learn more about basic photography theory
When you're just starting out as a photographer, the most important thing is to get out there and try a lot of things. But at some stage, you may find that you want to learn more about how to improve your craft from a theoretical standpoint.
If you're past the beginner stages of photographing anything, using a 50mm lens can teach you more about photography theory.

5. Experiment with different types of photography
In portrait photography, high sharpness and high resolution are the keys to capturing important details such as facial features and emotions, and sharpness is the biggest advantage of this lens. When shooting, place the lens between 1.5m and 2.5m away from people for best results.

6. Classic look
Design-wise, it's a classic and satisfying lens with a body height of 52mm and a mirror radius of 58mm. Available in elegant black and graphite grey, it's understated and retro.

7. Low Light Photography
low light city photos
For many, low-light photography is a notoriously tricky style. It's better to have a lens that lets in more light, and kit lenses often won't do what you want in that regard.
50mm lenses usually drop down to at least f/1.8, and some drop to f/1.2 and below. Because of this, it's much easier to take pictures in the dark -- and you'll have more legroom before you need to use a tripod.

8. If you want to buy a large aperture manual lens, you can refer to the following: