When you want to expand your photography toolbelt, you’ve got to ask yourself if you’re a portrait photographer, if you’re a landscape photographer, or if you want to do a little bit of both. If you’re anything like me, landscapes don’t tell that much of a story, so we stick to portrait photography. Next week, we’ll be talking about my personal favorite lens, the 24mm lens. However, the second most popular lens is the 35mm. The lens is a fixed lens that allows for the photographer to get closer to the model and get more of the background in the photo. With the 1,4f the background will be blurry but add a lot more depth to the photo and a more interesting story. The lens works best from five to ten feet away.
Pros: Can get closer to subject, can get more in the photo than a 50mm or 85mm lens, beautiful bokeh, and good in low light.
Cons: Fixed lens, has to stay close to the model to make sure the model is the subject of the photo, expensive, is not the best for beginners.
Overall, this lens is not the best for beginners but is good for taking the next steps into learning more about the craft. A solid 6/10.