Prime Lenses for stills and video

Why shoot on a Prime Lens?

Prime lenses have a fixed (one) focal length. You can’t zoom in or out. You get one viewing distance, and that’s it.

A standard prime lens is the 50mm “normal lens.” Its focal length roughly matches where your eye focuses, giving you an image that’s fairly close to what’s in front of you. Prime lenses come in all sorts of different focal lengths from extreme wide angle or fisheye to telephoto.
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