Optimus Prime

Over the weekend, my buddy, James, and I visited a local brewery.  As any photographer would do, he brought along his lens collection.  One particular lens that caught my eye was his 50mm Prime lens at an f1.8 aperture.  This is significantly different from my standard 18-55mm kit lens.  As prime lenses have a fixed focal length, you have to move closer or farther from the subject in order to change the shot.  The benefits of a focal length lens though provide a shallower depth of field, as well as providing more light into the lens (a result of the higher aperture). These features give a slightly different look to portrait shots as you can see below.

Big thanks goes to Ryan for the grammar edits!

3 responses to “Optimus Prime”

  1. I’m curious to find out what blog platform you’re working with? I’m experiencing some small security issues with my latest site and I would like to find something more risk-free. Do you have any solutions?


    1. This is WordPress.com- never had any issues with it! What platform are you on?


  2. […] took some photos of the lunch using my new 50mm f1.8 lens. I really enjoyed the photos I got when I test drove James’ lens, so I bit the bullet and picked up one myself. Also, by an idea posed to me by Jules, my Grandma […]


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