The nifty fifty lens is kind of a legend when it comes to focal lengths, as it delivers a really pleasing field of view on full frame cameras and serves as a great carry around lens. It made a name for itself among portrait and street photographers. On cropped sensors a 28, 30 or 35mm works just as well of course, but they are usually not as affordable and fast as the 50mm.
Maybe the nifty fifty is not as popular and as much in use as in the past, but it is still a fundamental lens when it comes to focal lengths. Is this because of the rise of the ‘super shallow depth of field look’ that became popular in the last few years achieved by the 70-200mm lengths? Or maybe zooms just became more practical than primes in covering different focal lengths. Or maybe its because of global warming? Anyhow… there are still thousands who love this little guy and he will not leave the photography arena soon!
Took a photo the other day of the little legend with the Panasonic LX100 and this setup, here’s the original image SOOC:
Was busy traveling somewhere and thought to spice the image up a bit for fun, so the post processing effects was done on an iPhone.
Long live MR NIFTY FIFTY!