If you happen to be one of those who have never used a prime lens — a single focal length lens — you’re probably wondering what all the fuss is about. Is it just hype and no substance? Is the awesomeness of prime lenses all in other people’s heads?
Both of those questions can be assuredly answered, “No.”
So let’s go over the reasons why you should give prime lenses a try and why I’m confident that you will absolutely love the results.
I carry two primes in my bag – the Nikon “Nifty Fifty” and for the M1, the 75mm.
I wouldn’t say I’ve “fallen in love” with either but that might from simple lack of practice using them. I do love the lowlight capabilities of the 50mm f/1.8 though.