Video: Why you need a nifty fifty in your kit

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A common first upgrade for many aspiring photographers, a 50mm lens is one of the most versatile you can get. Whether you’re doing street photography, landscapes, portraits, or something else entirely, they can produce amazing results, and best of all, most manufacturers sell them for very little.

It’s also the lens Peter McKinnon recommends people buy when they ask what lens to get next following their first camera purchase.

50's are wide enough for environmental shots, but long enough for a half or three quarter length portrait. You can also drop the background out of focus or keep everything pin sharp throughout your frame - to put it simply, they do it all.

We love 50mm lenses. So yea, if you haven't got one already, get one now!

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