Did you know that a 50-millimeter (mm) lens, also called a “5-0”, is sometimes referred to by cinematographers and photographers as a “Jack Lord”.
The 50-mm lens is highly sought after by cinematographers, because its optical range gives a moderately wide angle and a moderate telephoto lens all in one. They are good for landscapes and street photography.
Here are some of the reasons why photographers like the 5-0:
* They blur the background in order to bring the subject of the picture forward.
* The 50-mm lens allows pictures to be taken when the lighting is low; thus, one can take pictures indoors without a flash.
* They are lighter and smaller than many lenses, thus they are easier to use and easier to travel with.
* They are inexpensive.
* They see a subject the way the eye does, so they are good for taking portraits.