Considering a new lens but having a hard time determining what focal length to buy and what that means? Check out this visual focal length comparisons guide to help you learn what popular focal lengths actually look like!
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Choosing a lens, can be a hard thing. If you are like me, you think you need EVERY SINGLE lens. It’s one of those questions I always ask my favorite photographers and I always look to see which lens was used on photos I like.
But when I was starting out, it would have been helpful, if I could see the same photo, taken with different lenses. Just to understand exactly what I would be getting into. And to help me decide exactly what I might want.
So I created this visual focal length comparisons guide to help you out!
What I used
I used the following to take the photos in this post
In these photos,I stood in the exact same spot for each photo with the exact same settings each time: Shutter Speed: 1/400 Aperture f/4 ISO: 1250
My subject was being bribed with my iPhone……
Focal length comparisons
28MM Focal Length
35 Mm Focal Length
50 Mm Focal length
100 MM Focal Length
What did you notice about each focal length comparison?
I like how the 28 mm shows me EVERYTHING.
I like how the 35 mm gives me just enough.
I like how the 50 mm gives me the perfect snapshot( not too much background, sharpness, a little bit of bokah)
And I like how the 100 mm gives me a creamy background and that I could be standing so far away, but get such a great close up. Not intrusive at all.
So what is your favorite lens? And why?